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October 23rd Live Music and Asana Class has been Cancelled

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Sorry to inform you that the October 23rd Live Music and Asana Class at Yoga for Life has been cancelled.  We do plan to reschedule in November, date to follow!

Hope you are having a great day.

Shanti

Amy

Yoga this Week – October 19, 2014

Await the auspicious moment when one will be free from pleasure and pain, desire and a sense of worldly gain–since, attention should be on the perfection of means and not the end, which is bound to follow if the means are perfected.  To accomplish this one should scrupulously observe all aspect of sadacara 
(The Yamas which are right conduct — non-violence, truthfullness, non-stealing, moderation and non-greed)
                                                Ravindra Kumar
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 Avalon Yoga Hike
Be gentle with yourself and others as you strive to walk this road less traveled remembering that we truly cannot become enlightened beings by simply sitting on a meditation cushion, doing yoga poses or reading spiritual material;  WE MUST ADHERE TO AN ETHICAL PRACTICE if we are to move forward in our journey back home to our true selves and do the work we were meant to do in this lifetime. When our intention is pure, our paths will become illuminated like moonlight on a dark night and others will follow your example. Allow yourself to take risks, be willing to be vulnerable;  there is a song in your heart waiting to be sung and in walking the true and right path you will find inside you the ability to give yourself fully to your unique, beautiful style of music that lives inside your soul. 
 
Kirtan at Breathe
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Yoga this Week
 
Meditative Monday evening at 7:15pm
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Tuesday Morning 930am – Special Class – Kishori will be here teaching a Vata Balancing Class for the Fall
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Wednesday Evening 7:15pm
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Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am
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(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed – Please note the evening classes require a minimum of four students to sign up for class to run)
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Thursday Evening 730-9pm Live Music and Asana Class led by Lois at Yoga for Life with  me and my musical friends providing the music
Click on the link for more info or to sign up!!
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What is Yoga?  An Experiential Journey with Amy Perri and Barbara Delledonne - November 2nd at the North Shore Public Library – Registration now open to NON-Library card holders.  $5 fee and in person registration required.  This class is filling fast.  Grab your spot for what’s sure to be a great afternoon.  Philosophy, asana, chanting and yoga nidra!!!.
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Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture with Reiki and Essential Oils – Monday, November 10th 7-9pm with Ben Craig!!
Click on the link for more info
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Special thank you to all of you who attended the yoga hike at Avalon and the Kirtan at Breathe!! I love that I can share all I love with all of you.    It was such an amazing, uplifting weekend!  I am sure the soup kitchen will be equally uplifted when I deliver the donations this week. Much Love and Gratitude!!!
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“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 
Metta always,
Amy
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Join us this Saturday evening at Breathe in Port Jefferson!

***Mention that you are a student of mine and receive a $5 discount off admission***

An evening of Chanting with Amy Perri and Friends

Saturday, October 18th at 7 to 9pm

At

Breathe Inspiring Gifts in Port Jefferson Village

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Join with us in the ancient practice of Kirtan – A call and response form of singing that creates calmness of mind, connection to spirit and joy of heart!   The practice of Kirtan or Japa, the repetition of mantras, has been used in cultures all over the world to clear the mind of clutter in order to tune into a higher vibration or universal spirit.  This practice has the ability to create connection with your community while facilitating a sense of inner calm and joy

$20 per person prepaid or $25 at the door

(Along with A donation of a non-perishable food item is much appreciated)

All are welcomed! Call Jena at 642-2377 or Amy at 839-0644

Amy Perri is a Registered Yoga Teacher, ERYT500 and enjoys teaching adults and children, bringing yoga to the developmentally disabled and presenting workshops in area studios. She also takes great pride in using yoga as a fundraising tool to support local charities. As an expression of Bhakti Yoga  (the yoga of devotion), Amy enjoys taking her harmonium and musical friends on the road, providing music & chanting for asana classes and Kirtan. www.MyYogaWithAmy.com

 “Chanting is a spiritual practice that quiets the mind, engages the body and channels “Shakti”, universal energy from the deep seat of the soul straight to the heart”.  

Breathe Inspiring Gifts

116 East Main Street

  1. breatheinspiringgifts.com

Port Jefferson, NY 11777

642-2377

Avalon Yoga Hike Update – Saturday, October 18th 9:15am

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Yoga Hike at Beautiful Avalon Park

Saturday, October 18th, 915-1130am

Join me for a relaxed hike through the beautiful Avalon Park in Stony Brook where we will share a yoga class in natures studio. All levels, ages welcome. Namaste fellow adventurers!! Meet at the Duck Pond at 9:15am   Read on to note a little change of schedule…..upon further research and a preliminary walk through Avalon yesterday, I discovered that it is against park rules to do a group yoga class in the actual park as they try to reserve this special place for trail walking and contemplation. Also, the area I picked for the class, as well as the Labyrinth is closed off for Fall re-seeding. So we will now meet at the duck pond (right on Harbor Road – you can park anywhere along main street), do a brief warm up standing sequence (you can leave your mats in the car until we return) and end our hike back at the duck pond for a cool down class. I did acquire permission from Avalon to do a group hike and also permission from the Ward Melville Historical Society to use the area by the duck pond for yoga. Lets hope for great weather!! See below for schedule.

$15 per person with half of the proceeds to go to the Invited Inn Soup Kitchen in Rocky Point to feed the hungry among us. Bring Yoga Mat, Water and wear layered clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Please note there are no public bathrooms at Avalon Park

Schedule

9:15-9:30am Arrive and meet at the duck pond. You can park anywhere along main street and a few spots are available at the Grist Mill. (Leave your mats in the car, you won’t need them till we get back)

9:30-10am Warm up standing yoga sequence by the ponds

10-11am Explore Avalon Park

11:1130am Cool Down Yoga Class by the pond (retrieve your mat from the car and meet by the pond. You may want to place a towel under your mat if you don’t want it to get dirty)

Please rsvp to Amy at yogawithamy@optonline.net or on facebook.

Contact Amy at 839-0644 if you have any questions….

200 Harbor Rd, Stony Brook, New York 11790

Yoga this Week – October 15, 2014

**No Monday Night Class this week – Make sure you scroll down for some wonderful offerings this month!**

“Again and again ~ Return like Mountain ~ Release like Ocean ~ Relax like Sky ~And Rest ~ Rest in the Heart of Pure Awareness” Living Buddha

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Greetings dear yoga students,

This quote reminds me that there is a need for us to keep coming back again and again to rest in our true selves. However, to balance our energies we must seek different modalities to meet our ever changing needs; sometimes we need to relax like the sky,  be still like a  mountain or release the past  like the ocean.  Tune in to exactly what you may be needing today.  Draw upon the power of nature to nurture you and give you what you need.  As the season transitions to shorter days and longer nights, you may feel your energy, mood and mind shifting so try and adjust your daily round to help you be true to yourself.  In this way we begin to live in the natural rhythms of nature, returning again to rest in the awareness of the heart and what truly matters in your life. 

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Yoga this Week

**No Monday Evening Class – Happy Columbus Day & Happy Birthday to my 16 year old Zachary!!**

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Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation

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Wednesday Evening at 715pm

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Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

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(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)

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Happenings

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What is Yoga?  An Experiential Journey with Amy Perri and Barbara Delledonne - November 2nd at the North Shore Public Library – Registration now open to NON-Library card holders.  $5 fee and in person registration required.  This class is filling fast.  Grab your spot for what’s sure to be a great afternoon.  Philosophy, asana, chanting and yoga nidra!!!

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Yoga Hike at Avalon Park this coming Saturday, October 18th!  Please arrive by 915am to park and meet by the gristmill pond.  In speaking to the park office, the area that I planned to do yoga in will not be available so we will hike the park and upon returning to the ponds, we will have our class overlooking the duck pond.  The Labrynth will not be available as it is being reseeded for the spring.  The suggested donation is $15 per person with half of the proceeds going to the Invited Inn Soup Kitchen.

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Chanting with Amy & Friends at Breathe in Port Jefferson 7-9pm this coming Saturday Night, October 18th!  Please join me for a wonderful evening of chanting, connecting and raising vibrations!  Advanced registration is $20 and $25 at the door.

Breathe Inspiring Gifts

116 East Main Street

  1. http://www.breatheinspiringgifts.com

Port Jefferson, NY 11777

642-2377

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Yoga and Auyerveda for Fall with Kishori Gopika, Tuesday, October 21st at 930am right here in our yoga room.

Regular Class fees apply with $10 for guest teacher – Class is currently full – Please contact to get on waiting list.  If we have enough interest,

we will add a second date for this special class.

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Yoga and Live Music at Yoga for Life, October 23rd 730 to 9pm with Lois.  Musical chanting provided by Amy & Friends…

Contact Amy for details

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Shanti,

Amy

Special Offering: Yoga and Ayurveda for Fall, Tuesday Oct 21st – 930am

 **Please note:  This special offering takes the place of the regular Tuesday Morning class**

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Bring yourself into perfect balance this fall season

With

Yoga and Ayurveda

 

Tuesday, October 21st at 9:30 to 1115am

The transition into fall can aggravate Vata – our air element. Autumn itself is a Vata season characterized by dry, windy, and cool weather.  The best way to balance this energy is through yogic and ayurvedic practices that are grounding and nourishing.  Restoring our connection to the earth and to ourselves at a deeper level will balance Vata and keep us from feeling frazzled.

Join Kishori Gopika (Kim Williams) to learn how to harmonize with the fall season and harness this powerful energy of Vata available to us for self transformation.

Kishori will teach a Vata balancing yoga class focusing around centering the body and calming the nervous system. The class will be followed by guidance on how to stay healthy throughout the fall season through Vata balancing lifestyle, dietary recommendations and self-care practices.

Kishori Gopika is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Instructor who has been studying and practicing in India for the last ten years.

Regular Class Fees Apply with an additional $10 fee for Guest Teacher

 

Please contact Amy to reserve your spot!

YogaWithAmy@optonline.net or 839-0644

 

 

Yoga this Week – October 5, 2014

**The regular Wednesday class is replaced this week with Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture – Still two spots open**

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“Mother Ganges teaches us that if we want to attain the sea of our aspiration, we must persevere in our goal and never be discouraged by the inevitable obstacles that come on our path. All impediments are like rocks in the river of life. We should flow around them and never give up. With the Lord’s help, there is always a way.”

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Excerpt from “The Journey Home” by Radhanath Swami

Dearest Yoga Students,

One of my favorite teachers, Rolf Gates used to say, “The obstacles in our path, are our path”, and I believe this to be true.  Yoga is about relationship and connection. Today explore your relationship to the rocks in the river of your life.  How you think about your obstacles  and the energy you bring to your actions as you relate to them, has everything to do how you “flow around them”.  Today as my husband and I literally got lost in the trails in the woods, we reminded each other (in between glares of confusion) to enjoy the journey of being lost.  As the sound of the road became louder and we knew we were almost back, I contemplated the fact that we are never really lost, we are never really off the path and that the detours, obstacles and the “not knowing” are usually the most beautiful parts of our journey.  So persevere today and avoid becoming discouraged.  With the help of the divine source that is vibrating all around us, there is always a way.

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Yoga this Week
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**Meditation Monday Evening  at 7:15pm
A Meditative flow ending with time for a guided meditation and relaxation.  Appropriate for all Levels.
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Tuesday Morning 930am Yoga with Meditation following Class
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Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture Session 7-9pm
No regular Wednesday night class this week but there are still two open spots left for this session
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Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am
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(Please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have changed)
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**Please NOTE that Evening Classes require a minimum of a four to sign up prior to 5pm day of class for it to run***
 (but feel free to check in as late at 7 for a spot)
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Happenings
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Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture on October 8th at 7 to 9pm.  Click the link to learn more.

http://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

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Fall Yoga Hike!!  Saturday Morning, October 18th at the beautiful Avalon Park in Stony Brook – Relaxed walk through the woods to practice a gentle yoga class in natures studio – All ages and levels are welcomed!  Click on the link and scroll down for more information.

  http://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

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An evening of chanting with Amy and Friends at Breathe in Port Jefferson – Saturday, October 18th 7 to 9pm

Join with my in the ancient practice of Kirtan – A call and response form of singing that creates both a meditative as well as uplifting experience!

All are welcome, no musical or prior experience needed!

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Thursday, October 23rd at 7:30pm  Yoga with Live Musical Chanting at Yoga for Life in Setauket with me and Lois Healion!  Join us as Lois guides you in a gentle flow as Amy and friends serenade you with live musical chanting into a blissful experience.  $20 prepaid or $25 at the door.  Contact Amy to sign up.

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Yoga Movie and Indian Scarf Night!  Join us as we view two  very interesting  short yoga movies entitled “What is Yoga” and “Why we Breathe” together as a Sangha.  Kishori will be here with Indian scarves for purchase.   Date to be announced shortly.

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Save the Date for a mini-yoga retreat!!!  What is Yoga?  An Experiential Journey with Amy Perri and Barbara Delledonne - November 2nd at the North Shore Public Library – Registration begins October 1st -

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Namaste

Amy

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Yoga this Week -September 28, 2014

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So Much Happiness

It is difficult to know what to do with so much happiness.
With sadness there is something to rub against,
A wound to tend with lotion and cloth.
When the world falls in around you, you have pieces to pick up,
Something to hold in your hands, like ticket stubs or change.

But happiness floats.
It doesn’t need you to hold it down.
It doesn’t need anything.
Happiness lands on the roof of the next house, singing,
And disappears when it wants to.
You are happy either way.
Even the fact that you once lived in a peaceful tree house
And now live over a quarry of noise and dust
Cannot make you unhappy.
Everything has a life of its own,
It too could wake up filled with possibilities
Of coffee cake and ripe peaches,
And love even the floor which needs to be swept,
The soiled linens and scratched records….

Since there is no place large enough
To contain so much happiness,
You shrug, you raise your hands, and it flows out of you
Into everything you touch. You are not responsible.
You take no credit, as the night sky takes no credit
For the moon, but continues to hold it, and to share it,
And in that way, be known.

~ Naomi Shihab Nye ~

One of yoga’s most beautiful niyamas (ethical practices to cultivate) is Santosha or Contentment.    With Santosha, there is less doing and more a sitting with, a being present for, a quiet contemplation to look around and be content in the moment, in this very moment.  Today notice how many times you might sabotage your contentment.  Sometimes we worry that things are too good, that it won’t last.  Sometimes we think we should do more, be more or get more.   Be aware of when you feel content today  and allow yourself the joy and peace that cultivating santosha brings, however fleeting or far between, 

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Yoga this Week
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**Meditation Monday Evening  at 7:15pm
A Meditative flow ending with time for a guided meditation and relaxation.  Appropriate for all Levels.
-
Tuesday Morning 930am Yoga with Meditation following Class
-
**Wednesday Evening Multi-Level Class 7:15pm
-
Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am
-
(Please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have changed)
-
**Please NOTE that Evening Classes require a minimum of a four to sign up prior to 5pm day of class for it to run***
 (but feel free to check in as late at 7 for a spot)
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Happenings
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Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture on October 8th at 7 to 9pm.  Click the link to learn more.

http://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

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Fall Yoga Hike!!  Saturday Morning, October 18th at the beautiful Avalon Park in Stony Brook – Relaxed walk through the woods to practice a gentle yoga class in natures studio – All ages and levels are welcomed!  Click on the link and scroll down for more information.

  http://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

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An evening of chanting with Amy and Friends at Breathe in Port Jefferson – Saturday, October 18th 7 to 9pm

Join with my in the ancient practice of Kirtan – A call and response form of singing that creates both a meditative as well as uplifting experience!

All are welcome, no musical or prior experience needed!

-

Yoga Movie and Indian Scarf Night!  Join us as we view two  very interesting  short yoga movies entitled “What is Yoga” and “Why we Breathe” together as a Sangha.  Kishori will be here showing her Indian scarves for which she will take orders for during the evening.  Date to be announced shortly.

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Save the Date for a mini-yoga retreat!!!  What is Yoga?  An Experiential Journey with Amy Perri and Barbara Delledonne - November 2nd at the North Shore Public Library – Registration begins October 1st -

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Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture – Wednesday October 8th

Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture – Wednesday, October 8th – 7 to 9pm

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Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oils

Amy Perri, ERYT500/Reiki Practitioner & Benjamin Craig, Lic. Acupuncturist/Reiki Master

 

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In this special event,  restorative yoga, reiki energy healing and acupuncture are integrated to create an  indulgent experience designed to restore your balance, wellbeing and facilitate  a deep sense of calm in mind, body and spirit.

If you have never experienced acupuncture before, this would be a  wonderful, gentle introduction.  The  acupuncture points were specifically  chosen for  their universal healing properties including supporting the immune system, balancing energy  and creating a overall sense of relief.

Restorative yoga postures are supported by blankets, pillows, straps and bolsters to relieve tension, stress and open energy in the body.

Reiki Healing is a non-invasive channeling of universal healing energy with the intention of loving kindness  sent to the receiver.  The scent of essential oils allow your body and mind to relax even deeper by facilitating a calming effect.

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First come, first serve – This workshop will fill up – Register as soon as possible.

Amy Perri, ERYT500 and Benjamin Craig, LAc join forces to combine these three  amazing helaing modalities creating an indulgent experience  that will be sure to leave you refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to open up to the beautiful season ahead.

Benjamin Craig is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Reiki Master/Teacher.  He combines modern knowledge and ancient tradition to treat the individual’s Body, Mind and Spirit. Ben is a Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine and has offices on long Island and in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In addition to his private practices Ben hosts community Acupuncture events, teaches Reiki and lectures on science behind holistic and energy medicines.

Amy Perri is an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour professional level with Yoga Alliance. Amy is a Reiki II Level Practioner who owns and operates a fully equipped yoga studio that will support and nuture you through this amazing healing experience.

Due to the nature of this class we must limit attendance  to ten participants.

Please register as soon as possible.  Payment of  $50 is due as soon as possible to hold your spot.   This covers the two hour  yoga class, Reiki and acupuncture treatments.

To register or for  more information contact:

Amy Perri, RYT 631-839-0644

YogaWithAmy@optonline.net

Yoga this Week – September 21, 2014

Aparigraha
greedlessness, non-attachment

The yogi feels that the collection or hoarding of things implies a lack of faith in God and in himself to provide for the future….By the observance of aparigraha, the yogi makes his life as simple as possible and trains his mind not to feel the loss or the lack of anything. Then everything he really needs will come to him by itself at the proper time.”

Iyengar

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Hari Om Dear Yoga Students,

As this Fall draws us inward I wish for your eyes to see all the abundance that you already possess right now in this moment in this time in your life. One beautiful morning this past week I walked down to the shore, a little less than a mile from my house and  was embraced by the serene beauty  all around me. It caused me to stop and I experienced a moment that seemed to have transformed into one of those magical moments suspended in time. I paused, connected to my breath, did some simple yoga postures and sat on a piece of wood to silently sit in meditation.. As the rhythmic sound of the waves made their way into my mind and the gentle warm breeze caressed my skin, I felt so completely connected to all that was around me. The feeling of abundance and gratitude seemed to encapsulate my entire being. If we take even a moment to connect with all that is precious and dear to us in our lives right now, we allow the divine light to shine into our hearts. A moment like this can change your entire day from one that is ordinary to one that is full of miracles and we seem to lack nothing.

Yoga this Week
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**Meditation Monday Evening  at 7:15pm
A Meditative flow ending with time for a guided meditation and relaxation.  Appropriate for all Levels.
-
Tuesday Morning 930am Yoga with Meditation following Class
-
**Wednesday Evening Multi-Level Class 7:15pm
-
Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am
-
(Please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have changed)
-
**Please NOTE that Evening Classes require a minimum of a four to sign up prior to 5pm day of class for it to run***
Happenings
-
Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture on October 8th at 7 to 9pm.  Click the link to learn more.

http://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

-

Fall Yoga Hike!!  Saturday Morning, October 18th at the beautiful Avalon Park in Stony Brook – Relaxed walk through the woods to practice a gentle yoga class in natures studio – All ages and levels are welcomed!

Details to follow…

-

Yoga Movie and Indian Scarf Night!  Join us as we view two  very interesting  short yoga movies entitled “What is Yoga” and “Why we Breathe” together as a Sangha.  Kishori will be here showing her Indian scarves for which she will take orders for during the evening.  Date to be announced shortly.

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Save the Date for a mini-yoga retreat!!!  What is Yoga?  An Experiential Journey with Amy Perri and Barbara Delledonne - November 2nd at the North Shore Public Library – Registration begins October 1st -

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Watch for the return of monthly Yoga Jam in November and other fun yoga related events…

Suggested Rituals for Autumn Equinox

  • Give thanks to the Gods for the harvest.
  • Evaluate the past year, and identify what to harvest and what to plow under.
  • Identify and cut away outworn habits and emotional baggage which are wearing you down.
  • Work for balance and equilibrium in nature or in human affairs.
  • Give to those less fortunate than you are

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Shanti Om,

Amy

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