Purnima Sadhana: Full Moon Yoga Practices – Online
with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
April 26 - June 24, 2021
Monday, April 26
Wednesday, May 26
Thursday, June 24
Come together online for three Full Moon Day Yoga practices led by Satya Greenstone, senior disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda.
According to the philosophy upon which Yoga is based, there is a close relationship with the Cosmic Nature (macrocosm) and you, the individual (microcosm).
What exists in vast Nature has a corresponding interconnection with its counterpart in the body. The outer planetary orb, the moon, is closely associated with our internal moon. The moon within is called the mind. As the moon cycles between its waxing and waning phases, so does our mental condition. When the moon is full (called Purnima or Poornima), whatever the mind experiences is intensified. It is because of this intensification the yogis recommend that full moon days be spent with an elevated mind in spiritual pursuits. The mind should not indulge in negative or harmful thinking. All our positive thoughts, mantras, and prayers will be magnified.
The full moon day is the perfect time to send peaceful, loving thoughts to the entire world.
Full moon practices include:
- Surya Namaskar (sun salutation) with mantras: Honoring the source of Light
- Chandra Namaskaram (moon salutation) with mantras: Honoring the pure reflection of that Light
- Deep Relaxation: Assimilating the benefits of the practice and reducing stress
- Pranayama (breathing practices): Energizing and balancing the mind
- Gayatri Mantra: Repetition of the ancient Vedic mantra for enlightenment—the Light of wisdom
- Meditation: Experiencing the Light
“The moon has a direct influence on the mind. On the Full moon day, the mind gets magnified. Whatever you want to do, if you do it on a full moon day, it brings better results. That is the reason why on a full moon day you should be careful about what you are doing.” — Swami Satchidananda
Live sessions with Satya at 9–10:30 am ET on Monday, April 26, Wednesday, May 26, and Thursday, June 24.
You will have access to the video recordings for 8 weeks after the program ends, until August 19.
In addition, you will have access to the Ashram’s Live Hatha Yoga classes at 5 pm ET and access to an online social community to connect and communicate with other participants about this course. You will also have access to the monthly Full Moon Chanting Livestream at 7:30 pm ET.
Full Moon Days
April 26, Monday: Pink Full Moon (recording available)
May 26, Wednesday: Flower Full Moon
June 24, Thursday: Strawberry Full Moon
If you can’t attend all three Full Moon Yoga practices, you can also sign up for an individual Full Moon Yoga session.
Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 4.5 contact hours for all 3 sessions.
You can input your contact hours using your YA login information.
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email [email protected].
Satya’s years of practice of Integral Yoga shine through her instruction. She is generous in sharing her experience. Satya listens deeply to questions and answers with compassion and light hearted humor. — Dawn Majorie
Satya has deep and thorough knowledge of the complete practice of Yoga, and makes it accessible. — Jeanine Ten Broeck
Satya Greenstone has been a student of Sri Swami Satchidananda since 1971. She has shared the teachings of Integral Yoga® in many diverse settings with students of all ages and backgrounds and combines a natural, practical, down-to-earth approach to Yoga with a gentle humor. Since 1999 she has been a primary teacher for the 200-hour and the Intermediate Integral Yoga Teacher Training programs. While serving as teacher training coordinator, she helped to develop and teach the first Gentle Yoga Teacher Training program. She has also developed and currently teaches training programs in Restorative Yoga, Adaptive Yoga, and Yoga and Meditation…
Learn more about Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT