It has always been the tradition in Ashtanga Yoga to rest from asana practice on new and full moon days. On these days, the sun and the moon are in a line relative to the position of the earth. Consequently, their gravitational forces are all combined, and thus the effect of the planets is more pronounced. One definitive effect of this is that the ocean’s tides are higher and lower on these days. When asana practice is done daily, rest days are important for regeneration; and the extra biweekly ‘moon day’ comes as a welcomed respite.
In observance of this tradition, Ashtanga Yoga Columbus will be closed on the following Full and New moon days.