Yoga this Week – March 31, 2013



A human being is a part of the whole called by us “the universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest – a kind of optical illusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening the circle of understanding and compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” – Albert Einstein





Crown Chakra – Sahasrara – Thousand Petal Lotus

  • Color – violet, white
  • Physical Location – top of head
  • Element – Light
  • Attributes – Supreme Bliss – Samadhi
  • Purposes – intuitive knowing, connection to one’s spirituality, integration of the whole
  • Spiritual Lesson – spirituality, living in the now, unity, connection
  • Mental and Emotional Issues – discovery of the divine, lack of purpose, loss of meaning or identity, trust, selflessness, humanitarianism, ability to see the bigger picture in the life stream, devotion, inspiration, values, ethics
  • Information Stored Inside Crown Chakra – duality, magnetism, controlling patterns, emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear), empathy, compassion


Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it, and live along some distant day into the answer.

Rainer Maria Rilke


Greetings dear Yoga Students and Happy Easter to those of you who are celebrating!!

The crown chakra signifies our connection to spirit, our higher power, and our divine essence.  We feel this chakra open in those moments when we look around our life and see that everything is perfect, beautiful and harmonious.  We can also open to the power of this energy when we are struggling with difficulties, tragedies or discontent.  We can allow our divine spirit to carry us and trust that “some distant day” all will make sense again in our lives.

The energy of the Sahasrara reminds us that we are “All One” and that we can let go of that illusion of separateness.  As you feel the sun shine on your face today, make a mental note that that sun shines on every single person, flower, and blade of grass that you see without distinction.  We are all part of the same whole, whatever your spiritual belief system might include, we are all children of this universe, “no less than the trees and the stars” and we will be carried in times of great joy and times of deep despair.   Connect, plug in, listen and allow yourself to receive all the gifts that your divine spirit has to offer.  Allow Grace always…


Classes for this Week

Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to Follow

Wednesday 11am Therapeutic Yoga Begins – One spot still open

Friday Morning 930am Healing Yoga

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


There are joys which long to be ours.  God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.

Henry Ward Beecher


Beginning on April 13th I will be leading a Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon.  This training is open to all aspiring Yoga Teachers and Continuing Education Credits are available.  Click on the link for more information.


The date has changed for The next Yoga Jam!  It is now scheduled for April 27th 8am. Yoga Jam is a fast paced intermediate vinyasa flow set to rockin’ music and creative sequences. Sure to jump start your day. All are welcome! Please sign up as soon as possible.
Kirtan with ShaktiPath at 7pm on April 27th at Jewel of the Lotus Yoga Studio in Islip. Click on the link for more info
“People can you feel it?  Love is Everywhere” Allman Bros

Amy Perri RYT500 Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr

15 thoughts on “Yoga this Week – March 31, 2013”

  1. Hi Amy,

    Can you sign me up for the Yoga Jam on the 27th, please? Thank you!

    I emailed Jack about starting the Reiki Master training soon and how you were interest in taking it with me. He said he thinks we can work something out. He says the heart of the training is 4 attunements that are an hour long each. That’s all he said. I asked him about pricing and some other questions. No answer to that yet.

    Peace and Love,


    Sent from my iPad

    1. Thanks Annalee, I would like to hear more aobut it….I would have to know how much it will cost befosre committing…I have you down for yoga jam!!

  2. Hi Amy, Happy Easter! I think I signed up for tomorrow night. My husband is going to opening day Mets game. I’m hoping he’ll be home in time for me to get there. Going to try my best. -Carrie

    Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone

  3. Good Morning Amy – I hope you had a Blessed Easter! May I sign up for your Tuesday class? I’ve missed you!!!! Thank you! Gretchen


  4. Hi Amy,Thank you for these beautiful meditations on the chakras. They have been really inspiring.I am set to fly back to the U.S. on the 19th of May. Time has flown by. I look forward to taking class with you again and light,KishoriDate: Sun, 31 Mar 2013 12:46:42 +0000 To:

  5. Hi Amy

    Hope you had a nice holiday weekend. Do you have room for me for tomorrow’s class? Thank you Denise

    Sent from my iPhone

  6. Hi Amy, I can’t make class today. I have a very bad cold. I am leaving for Florida on Wednesday. I will be back the first week in May. Take care Carmella

  7. Amy ; Unfortunately I’m already commited to a retreat during the next yoga jam, but can get to the kirtan. Shakti Path isn’t on Jewel of Lotus website yet, so I guess I’ll sign up with you. Let me know if I need to sign up through them. Love the graphics on the newsletter. Bob

  8. Morning Amy,

    I signed up for class this morning but will not be able to attend.

    Hope you enjoy your day! Denise

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