Purnima Sadhana: Flower Full Moon Yoga – Online
with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
May 26, 2021
Come together online for a Full Moon Day Yoga practice 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 the 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 session with Satya on Wednesday at 9–10:30 am ET.
You will have access to the video recordings for 28 days after the program ends, until June 24.
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 offerings:
April 26, Monday: Pink Full Moon (recording available in Full Moon Yoga practices)
May 26, Wednesday: Flower Full Moon (this session)
June 24, Thursday: Strawberry Full Moon
You can also sign up for all three Full Moon Yoga practices here.
Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 1.5 contact hours.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Greenstone has great depth of experience and knowledge. She brings it to every pose she teaches, and provides a variety of approaches to make each pose accessible to anyone. She also provides an abundance of supportive material to underpin the lessons. I would unhesitatingly recommend any class she teaches. — Donna Sturm
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 teaches training programs in Restorative Yoga, Adaptive Yoga, and Yoga and Meditation for…
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