Channeling the Moon: Evening Salutation Yoga Immersion

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The lesser known of the salutation flows, the Chandra (Moon) Namaskar (Salutation) is designed to bring us into harmony with this heavenly body that watches over all beings on this planet as we rest and fall into the subtle realm of dreams.

From the Ayurvedic perspective, we will look at Chandra Namaskar in relation to harmony of self and how this sequence can help to balance ourselves - shifting our emotional and mental states so we can get the most from our night of rest.

Join us for 6 LIVE sessions at 10:30am MST from April 4 - 16, 2022 with bonus recorded sessions plus a LIVE yoga Q&A with Vasant Lad, Founder and Director of The Ayurvedic Institute! The LIVE sessions are 60 minutes long with recordings of each session available for replay through our AyurLearn portal.

Topics we will cover together:

  • History of Chandra Namaskar
  • Chandra Namaskar within your wider yoga practice
  • Connection to prana
  • Connection to the doshas
  • Break down & proper alignment of each pose
  • Qualities of the moon and how to incorporate these into your life
  • Importance & significance of the moon from mythological, ayurvedic, and yogic perspectives
  • Pose and injury modifications
  • Chandra (moon) Bijas & Mantras

Learn to Channel the Moon!

The moon has a large role to play in our wellness and in the system of Ayurveda as a whole. Deepening this connection only helps us come into a deeper understanding and harmony with the world around us.

In Sanskrit, Namaskar is the more reverent version of Namaste and has the same root word, Namas, which translates best to “bowing” or “homage.” The Chandra Namaskar sequence performs a different role in our bodies - here our homage is to the waxing and the waning, the drawer of our waters, the mental and emotional forces that guide our actions and experiences - the glorious moon.

Just as Surya Namaskar is an ancient sequence of asana (poses) that invokes the physical nature of the sun, the asanas in the Chandra Namaskar channel the subtle attributes of our emotional and mental self. Just as Surya Namaskar prepares us for the day of action, Chandra Namaskar prepares us for the night of rest.

The version of Chandra Namaskar that you will be introduced to has been taught by Vasant Lad, Founder and Director of the Ayurvedic Institute, a teacher and mentor to both our immersion instructors Nishita Shah and Dave Yoss. The focus of this immersion is to come into a deeper understanding of this particular sequence by building stamina and strength in the asana themselves, while growing comfortable practicing Chandra Namaskar as a regular routine.

In this immersion you will also begin to develop your own daily practice, with us. In this way the Chandra Namaskar sequence can support you each evening, throughout 2022 and beyond!

Whether you see yourself as a beginner in your yoga journey or spend hours on your mat every day, this immersion will allow you to refine and deepen your own personal connection to your body, your life force, and your Chandra Namaskar practice!

Come honor the moon with us!

Each 1 hour live session will take place: 

  • Monday,        April 4   @ 10:30 am MST - Kick off!
  • Wednesday,  April 6   @ 10:30 am MST
  • Thursday,      April 7   @ 10:30 am MST
  • Monday,        April 11  @ 10:30 am MST
  • Thursday,     April 14  @ 10:30 am MST
  • Friday,          April 15   @ 10:00 am MST - Live Q&A with Vasant Lad, Founder and Director of The Ayurvedic Institute

Here is a sample video from the immersion.

Each live session is 1hr

Included Bonuses:

Replays Available: Each live session will be recorded with replays available if you cannot make the appointed time.

Additional Recordings: There will also be 6 recorded sessions that will be made available in your AyurLearn portal once the immersion begins.

Build Community: There will be a private Facebook group where you can join discussions, post questions, and get to know your instructors and fellow students a little better!

Individual Advice: Attendees of this immersion can also post videos and photos for our instructors so that you can get alignment / adjustment advice if you like!

Ongoing Access: You will have access to all recordings and materials for 6 months.


Nishita is a passionate Ayurvedic practitioner, yoga teacher & trainer, and a certified yoga therapist. While studying at the Ayurvedic Institute (AI), Nishita had the great fortune to learn Ayuryoga with Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, and received her 500-hr AyurYoga certification. Nishita now leads and develops the curriculum for all the Yoga Teacher Trainings at the Ayurvedic Institute for both the 200 & 300-hr programs. Prior to her studies at the Ayurvedic Institute, Nishita attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Nishita loves cooking and her delicious recipes regularly find their way into our cleanses and onto our dinner tables! 


Dave is a kind and highly knowledgeable Ayurvedic practitioner, lifestyle consultant, and dedicated yoga teacher and trainer. Dave graduated from the Ayurvedic Institute and the Gurukula program in Pune, India, under Vasant Lad. He began teaching in 2011 and has been an integral part of the Ayurvedic Institute’s faculty ever since. Dave has led over 10 Yoga Teacher Training Programs and is a master teacher at the Tantric Alchemy Institute in Costa Rica, where he helped lead their 300-hr Yoga Teacher Training. Dave is best known for his love of teaching and appreciation for plants of all kinds!



I want to thank you both for your magnificent teaching and your dedication to our needs, it has been the most wonderful course! After 20 years of doing other styles of Pranayama, I feel such a difference in my practice and the effects in my life - more energy, more connection to Prana, and so much more… amazing! With deep gratitude to you two magnificent beings, you have been an inspiration.


~ Raphaël, Pranayama Immersion Graduate

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend this class? 

This immersion is for anyone with an interest in yoga, breathwork, and developing daily habits or rituals that can enrich your daily life. This version of Chandra Namaskar involves a standing, flowing, yoga sequence that requires a decent range of motion. You do not have to be a regular/experienced yoga practitioner to attend and benefit from this immersion - our practitioners will work with you to help develop your own practice at your own level. Any body type from any age group is welcome in this immersion!

Please reach out to us if you would like to discuss physical accommodations - especially if you are differently abled and want to understand how we can adapt this practice for you.

Can I ask the instructor questions during the live sessions? 

Yes! The live component of any class is interactive. We have a state-of-the-art setup for the speaker to have a life-size view of the audience, so it is as if you are sitting together. There will be designated opportunities to ask questions you have related to the content. We also have bonus sessions on Facebook or YouTube live where you can ask questions via the chat box. 

What if I have questions around the recorded content?

We will have a dedicated Facebook group for this immersion - where our practitioners Nishita and Dave will be dropping in daily to answer questions and help you out. Any question, at any time, on any of the content can be posed in this group and either Nishita or Dave will get back to you within a matter of hours.

What if I have no background in medicine or Ayurveda? Do I need any background to understand the content in the immersion? 

No problem! These webinars are designed so that someone completely new can understand the material and has enough depth for someone with a background in the sciences to be fully engaged. The speaker may become more technical or less technical based on the audience and topic, but he always brings it back to the basics. 

How will I view the sessions in this immersion? 

For live sessions, we will utilize the Zoom platform. You will receive clear instructions on how to join. All you need is good internet access; a laptop, tablet, or phone with video and audio capabilities; and a fresh and open mind!  Recorded classes or webinar replays will be accessed through the AyurLearn Portal. Instructions to access your AyurLearn Portal will be emailed to you shortly after purchase. 

What if I can’t join the webinar at the live broadcast time? Can I watch the session later? 

Absolutely. You will have full access to the recorded webinar for at least 60 days after the live broadcast. 

What is your refund and cancellation policy? 

Webinars may be cancelled up to 72 hours prior to the start date of the webinar. Please contact to submit a request for cancellation. 

What if I am having technical problems during the live sessions!? 

We have you covered! You can reach us immediately by utilizing the chat feature in Zoom or emailing . We will be continuously checking these so that we can respond to you promptly. 

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