Yoga this Week – March 24, 2012


 “I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”  
                                   Brene Brown
Connection.  Interdependence.  Strength.  Love.  Acceptance. Understanding…..These are the things that sustain our human relationships.  Think of a time when you truly felt seen, heard and valued.  A beautiful student made a comment to me as she was turning the corner to leave class, with tears in her eyes, she said “Amy, you are truly a blessing”.  Immediately I wanted to retaliate but I stopped and smiled, knowing that she needed to be heard and I needed to hear.  It is amazing how empowering it can be to be truly seen and heard in all your frailty and power, as you are. 
 The energy that I feel and see between you all when I teach you yoga is a connection that is hard to describe.  You show up week after week and allow yourselves to be seen in sometimes what can be a very vulnerable state.  While facing your bodies and minds in a contemplative practice can be exhilarating it can also be extremely difficult if your are dealing with external or internal issues that require non-judgmental compassion.  It is amazing the connection we can cultivate when we allow our most vulnerable, as well as our most powerful, selves to be seen and heard.  You may have experienced the joy that comes from  “getting a pose” and how the remarks of encouragement connect us with each other, but the same connection is made when you don’t get the pose or can’t reach your foot or fall into a heap because you lost your balance.  The point is we make a “sprititual” connection when we offer trust, respect and support while we are in the process of being seen and heard.  It is this spiritual connection that makes us feel valued no matter what state we are in. 
Today, value the energy of connection with those around you.  Support them in such a way that empowers them.  Bring your full attention when someone is speaking to you and let them be seen and heard.  Let yourself be seen and heard and allow yourself to be sustained by the deep connections you have in your life; your connection with nature, others, your divine power, and yourself. 
Classes for this Week
Monday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow
Thursday Evening at 630pm
Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture on Wednesday, April 4th currently has three spots left.
Let me know if you would like to reserve.  Click for more information.
This Monday Morning at 930am a few of us are playing hookie from work and taking an asasna class at Yoga for Life in Setauket with live music by Girish!! 
Call the studio to reserve a spot if you would like to join us.
Private sessions of Restorative Yoga and Reiki Healings are available, call me if you are interested.
Relayoga Warriors is our Relay for Life Team for the Rocky Point Relay on June 8th, let me know if you would like to join us on the field or with fundraising!! 

“Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.”  ~Vera Nazarian
Amy Perri
Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr

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