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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.

**Currently online only

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

Sun Jan 2 Amāvāsyā

Mon Jan 17 Pūrṇimā

Mon Jan 31 Amāvāsyā

Wed Feb 16 Pūrṇimā

Wed Mar 2 Amāvāsyā

Thur Mar 17 Pūrṇimā

Thu Mar 31 Amāvāsyā

Sat Apr 16 Pūrṇimā

Sat Apr 30 Amāvāsyā

Sun May 15 Pūrṇimā

Sun May 29 Amāvāsyā

Mon Jun 13 Pūrṇimā

Tue Jun 28 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. When asked why, Pattabhi Jois pointed to the position of the Sun and Moon in relation to the Earth (they are in one line). Energetically these are good days to rest and when āsana practice is done daily, rest days are important for regeneration; and the extra biweekly ‘moon day’ comes as a welcomed respite. Of course the limbs of Yama and Niyama should be practiced at all times so yoga practice continues unabated!

 

Why do Jois Moon Days Sometimes Seem a Day Early? We follow the calculation system used by Pattabhi Jois. This system of Indian Astrology calculates the beginning of the day from sunrise, not from midnight. Hence, if the Full or New Moon occurs after midnight but before sunrise on a particular day it will still be calculated as having occurred on the previous calendar day. (For example, if the Full Moon occurs at 3am on a Tuesday, we will take Monday as the Moon Day while it will be published in the New York Times as Tuesday.)

 

Our moon days come from the following online source: www.mypanchang.com

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