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Weekly Schedule

For daily updated schedule for Mysore or Led classes please visit our Mind Body Site.

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Classes

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Mysore Class

The foundation of the Ashtanga method is the Mysore Class. Regardless of age or ability, students in these classes practice and learn together under the guidance of one of our highly experienced teachers enriching the experience of all.

 

**Offered live and online

Led Primary Series

Offered once per week the Led Primary Series Class is a 90 minute class in which the teacher leads the students through the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga followed by pranayama.

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Yoga Sutras Class

In these classes students are taught to chant the Yoga Sutras as well as the meanings and philosophy of each sutra. Chanting is the traditional method used to memorise and internalise the meaning of Sanskrit texts. This class also teaches from other yoga texts from time to time.

 

**Currently online only

Bhagavad Gita

Each of the 18 chapters of the Bhagavad Gita discusses one or other aspect of yoga. Classes are working sequentially through each chapter of the Bhagavad Gita over the long term, however, The Bhagavad Gita is an ocean of knowledge and like the regular ocean, we can jump in at any place and immerse ourselves in its divine knowledge.

 

**Currently online only

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Moon Days

No yoga classes at Jois Yoga on the following Moon days:

2022 Moon Days

 

Pūrṇimā = Full Moon

Amāvāsyā = New Moon

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Tue Jun 28 Amāvāsyā

Wed Jul 13 Pūrṇimā

Thu Jul 28 Amāvāsyā

Thu Aug 11 Pūrṇimā

Fri Aug 26 Amāvāsyā

Fri Sep 9 Pūrṇimā

Sun Sep 25 Amāvāsyā

Sun Oct 9 Pūrṇimā

Mon Oct 24 Amāvāsyā

Mon Nov 7 Pūrṇimā

Wed Nov 23 Amāvāsya

Wed Dec 7 Pūrṇimā

Thu Dec 22 Amāvāsyā

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Why Moon Days in Ashtanga Yoga?

Traditionally the āsana and prāṇāyāma portions of Ashtanga Yoga were not practiced on Full or New Moon days. These are days when the position of the Sun and Moon are in alignment with the earth causing a stronger gravitational pull along a single axis. Energetically these are good days to rest and when āsana practice is done daily, the extra rest day is helpful for restoration and reflection.

 

Why do our Moon Days Sometimes Seem a Day Early? We follow the calculation system based on the lunar calendar used in South India. This system also calculates the beginning of the day from sunrise, not from midnight. Hence, if the Full or New Moon occurs after midnight but before sunrise it will still be considered to have occurred on the previous calendar day. For example, if the Full Moon occurs at 3am on a Tuesday, since it is before sunrise it is considered as occurring the previous day, Monday.

 

Our moon days come from the following online source where you can input your location to find the timing of the moon day for your own area: www.mypanchang.com

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