Moondays 2023

Full Moon 2023 New Moon 2023
Saturday 7 January Sunday 22 January
Monday 6 February Monday 20 February
Tuesday 7 March Wednesday 22 March
Thursday 6 April Thursday 20 April
Friday 5 May Friday 19 May
Sunday 4 June Sunday 18 June
Monday 3 July Tuesday 18 July
Wednesday 2 August Wednesday 16 August
Thursday 31 August Friday 15 September
Friday 29 September Sunday 15 October
Monday 30 October Monday 13 November
Monday 27 November Wednesday 13 December
Wednesday 27 December
North Sydney Moondays 2023

There are no AM Mysore classes held on the days of Full Moon and New Moon.

Applies only to early MORNING Mysore Style classes 5.30 – 8.00am

In many ancient spiritual traditions, including Yoga, the moon cycle was used as a guide for living and was considered mysterious and powerful. As we know, the moon rules the tides. As human beings are comprised of about 70% water, we are also affected by the phases of the moon. During a full moon we tend to feel more energetic, emotional, and are more headstrong. Related to the rising energy of the inhalation we lose our sense of grounding. A new moon will make us more reflected, inward drawn, calm, and grounded. Related to the contracting, downward moving nature of the exhalation, we might experience a lack of motivation for any physical activity.

Through a regular Yoga practice we become more sensitive to the cycles of the moon and as such it forms part of the teaching of Yoga. At the time of the emergence of Yoga in ancient India, people were more closely connected with the lunar cycle. For students of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga today it is important that on days of the full or new moon that we do not practice asana (posture). However, as Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a tool for transformation, it is encouraged to consider the moon cycle as a time to study ancient texts, such as the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali or a time for chanting and meditation. At North Sydney Yoga only the early morning Mysore Style classes are affected by moondays. The moondays chosen are those that fall closest to the actual Australian full or new moon.