Moon Calendar

2018

New moon 2/1 full moon
Full moon 17/1 new moon
New moon 31/1 full moon
Full moon 15/2 new moon
New moon 2/3 full moon
Full moon 17/3 new moon
New moon 31/3 full moon
Full moon 16/4 new moon
New moon 30/4 full moon
Full moon 15/5 new moon
New moon 29/5 full moon
Full moon 13/6 new moon
New moon 28/6 full moon
Full moon 13/7 new moon
New moon 27/7 full moon
Full moon 11/8 new moon
New moon 26/8 full moon
Full moon 9/9 new moon
New moon 25/9 full moon
Full moon 9/10 new moon
New moon 24/10 full moon
Full moon 7/11 new moon
New moon 23/11 full moon
Full moon 7/12 new moon
New moon 22/12 full moon

Traditionally there’s no practice on full and new moon days

In Astanga yoga tradition both full and new moon days are observed holidays from the practice. The moon’s relative position to the sun is seen to create strong energetic experiences and patterns. Both the ancient and modern yogis have experimented that full and new moon is an unstable time for the body and mind, and attuning to certain natural cycles helps us to gain greater harmony in our lives.

As of now, we teach also on moon days, but we strongly encourage regular practitioners to build up sensitivity to pay attention to what works and what doesn’t – on moon days and every day! The moon day is generally considered to be the 23-hour period before the exact moment of either a full or new moon.

Moon days and times in Copenhagen

”Do your practice and all is coming.” ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

”Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind.” ― Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

"Astanga yoga is 99 percent practice, one percent theory." ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

”Everyone can practice Astanga yoga. Except lazy people.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois

"Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is." ― Bhagavad Gita

“The mind is restless and difficult to restrain, but it is subdued by practice.” ― Bhagavad Gita

“Asana practise is for 2 hours. Yoga practise is for 24 hours.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois

”When the mind is quiet, the asana is correct.” ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

”This is not a gym, you are not here to work out. You are here to bring peace to yourself, to know who you are.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois

”With practice anything is possible.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois

“The mind acts like an enemy for those who do not control it.” ― Bhagavad Gita