In the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga, the days of the full moon and new moon are considered 'yoga holidays'. We do not practice Ashtanga Yoga on those days. During moon days the sun and moon are aligned in such a manner that they exert a greater gravitational force on the planet.

It has been very common in India for a long time to take a day off during the new and full moon. This has also been a tradition that has been embraced by the system of yoga, and therefore as Ashtanga practitioners, we get some extra time off as well.

The best example of the effects that the moon cycles have on our planet and our planet's waters can be seen in high and low tides. These are caused by the moon. Since our bodies are made up of approximately 60% of water it only makes sense that the moon has a huge effect on us as well. That is why, in Ashtanga Yoga, we choose to live in harmony with the rhythm of nature, and take a rest day on both full and new moon days.

Moon Days 2022

* All times are local time for Maastricht, The Netherlands


Sunday 2 – new

Tuesday 18 – full


Tuesday 1 – new

Wednesday 16 – full


Wednesday 2 – new

Friday 18 – full


Friday 1 – new
Saturday 16 – full

Saturday 30 – new


Monday 16 – full

Monday 30 – new

Tuesday 14 – full

Wednesday 29 – new


Wednesday 13 – full

Thursday 28 – new


Friday 12 – full

Saturday 27 – new

Saturday 10 – full

Sunday 25 – new

Sunday 9 – full

Tuesday 25 – new


Tuesday 8 – full

Wednesday 23 – new

Thursday 8 – full

Friday 23 – new