Full Moon Yoga

by Valerie on September 13, 2009 · 4 comments

Last week I attended a Full Moon Yoga Workshop at Tranquilspace in Washington, DC. I was not quite sure what to expect, but I had heard rave reviews (including by Lauren over at Everyday Revelry) for the class and it was taught by a  yoga teacher I appreciate very much {I started taking yoga classes from Danielle Polen several years ago and she is lovely}.

One of the things I loved about the Full Moon Yoga class was how we received little cards to fill out – they were entitled Full Moon Aspirations, and the concept of returning to one’s intention was more greatly emphasized that in a regular yoga class.  

The class had a significant section devoted to moon salutations, which are slightly different than sun salutations in terms of which side leads, in contrast to sun salutations. The class also made more use of visualization, colors and chanting than most yoga classes I have attended, and it was a nice change.  We did the moon salutation while listening to sanskrit chants, and later on in the class, we did a specific pose for each chakra, accompanied with a different chant and visualizing a different color.  

It was all very new to me, but I enjoyed how absorbed I got in the class and how quickly it went by. At the end I felt very relaxed but also renewed.  I took my little aspirations sheet home and incorporated it into a collage, as I was inspired by both the yoga class and looking at the full moon dreamboards linked from Jamie Ridler’s site.

Full Moon
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1 Michelle September 14, 2009 at 7:42 pm

Now this sounded awesome! :) I just realized I still have not sent you my Pearl Wisdom thingy. UGH!!

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2 Lavanya September 14, 2009 at 7:49 pm

Sounds wonderful..I really need to start incorporating yoga into my routine. Loved the glimpse of your collage too.

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3 Melita September 15, 2009 at 1:57 am

i love it that you had a great yoga workshop. i love your dreamboard as well. i hope all of your dreams become realities my friend! hugs!!

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4 Carolyn September 15, 2009 at 4:08 pm

GORGEOUS! I love how you've depicted it.

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