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Yoga this Week – February 28, 2021

Please note:  From time to time the link to the classes are updated so be sure to use the links either from the weekly email or on my website at Link to Zoom Classes

“Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement”

Alfred Adler

Svadhishthana (sva = vital force; adishthana = seat)

Element: Water   Color: Orange  Mantra: VAM

Hari Om Dear Yoga Students,

This week we will explore the Svadhishthana Chakra, also known as the Sacral Chakra which is all about relationship. If our sacral chakra is balanced we can trust, feel free and allow ourselves to be deeply connected, in a healthy way without attachment,  to people, places and things in our life. It is the seat of creativity, procreation and sexual energy. Its element is water which when allowed to flow freely, no forcing and no holding back, guides us down the river of our life. All of life is movement; relationships ebb and flow, children grow, our bodies change with each passing year as do the people, places and things around us. Connecting to the vital force of our Svadhishthana chakra allows us to flow moment to moment, open and receptive to our emotions allowing us to meet each passing day with creativity, confidence and truth.

Yoga this Week

Monday Morning Meditation 9:45am

Passcode:  399316 Meeting ID:  895 2878 3480

Monday Morning Chair Yoga Zoom 11am

Passcode:   795223 and Meeting ID:  834 4427 9682

930am Tuesday Morning Zoom

Passcode:  499588 and Meeting ID:  854 3636 0577

Wednesday Evening Yoga 645 Zoom

Passcode:    499588 and Meeting ID:  835 2485 7761

Friday Morning Gentle Yoga ZOOM 930am

Passcode:    708245 and Meeting ID: 871 6725 8690

Yoga this Week February 21, 2021

Visoka va jyotismati

{Meditate on} The light within which is free from all suffering and sorrow.

—Yoga Sutra I.36

Greetings dearest yoga students,

In Chapter One of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras he describes the intention of yoga practice; to calm the mind, body and spirit so we can free ourselves from self-inflicted suffering in this lifetime and come into balance and stability.  Sutra 1:36  encourages us to connect to our own inner light.  This inner light is sometimes referred to as dwelling in the cave of the heart When we take time to meditate on the heart, that place where true love, compassion and forgiveness dwells,  we can get a glimpse of a life that is void of judgment, grief and sorrow.

There is an enduring, pure light that never goes out inside all of us, When we purposefully connect to that everlasting, enduring light within us, we unconsciously shine more light into the world.   So close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and imagine a bright light emanating from the center of your chest every time you breath in and expand.  Notice how you feel.  Take time to enter the cave of the heart whenever you need comfort or feel disengaged with life.  After all, it’s matters of the heart that we are here to share, to love and be loved, to shine and be shined upon, and to connect to that pure place of freedom within.

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Yoga this Week

Monday Morning Meditations 9:45am

Meeting ID: 870 0421 3481
Passcode: 338044

Monday Morning Chair Yoga Zoom 11am

Passcode:   795223 and Meeting ID:  834 4427 9682

930am Tuesday Morning Zoom

Passcode:  499588 and Meeting ID:  854 3636 0577

Wednesday Evening Yoga 645 Zoom

Passcode:    499588 and Meeting ID:  835 2485 7761

Friday Morning Gentle Yoga ZOOM 930am

Passcode:    708245 and Meeting ID: 871 6725 8690

Yoga this Week – February 14, 2021

*No Meditation or chair Yoga this Monday-Both resume next week*

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Happy Valentine’s Day Dearest Yoga Students,

On this day we tune into the Anahata Heart Chakra located in the center of your chest.  The element of this chakra is AIR and it signifies the leap, or bridge, from earth to spirit.  The first three chakras located below the heart are connected to earth energy and relate directly to the way you move through the physical world.  The upper chakras beginning at the heart are connected to they way you allow spirit to move through you.

When the heart chakra is open, you give and receive love freely just as you breath in and out.  Essentially your heart is AWAKE and OPEN.  When this chakra is blocked, you hold onto judgements, resentments, grief and regret; your chest can literally feel heavy.  Consider meditating on the heart to day, this day of love and explore what you may be holding onto that keeps you stuck.   Breathe deep into the wings of the heart and be with whatever arises sending your yourself some love and compassion so you can lovingly do the same for all you meet.

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Yoga this Week

930am Tuesday Morning Zoom

Passcode:  499588 and Meeting ID:  854 3636 0577

Wednesday Evening Yoga 645 Zoom

Passcode:    499588 and Meeting ID:  835 2485 7761

Friday Morning Gentle Yoga ZOOM 930am

Passcode:    708245 and Meeting ID: 871 6725 8690

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Namaste

Amy

Yoga this Week – February 8, 2021

 “Avoid greed in your life and you will vibrate harmoniously with this attribute of Aparigraha.   Treat others with respect and be generous with your time and attention. Remember, if you want love, freely give love away”Image result for aparigraha
Aparigraha is learning to let go and release our grip (without claw marks) when we are hoarding or attaching to someone or something out of fear.  It’s learning to  be patient with empty spaces without the need to fill them. Enjoy these last few weeks of being indoors;  Aparigraha’s lesson is to simply be satisfied; freeing ourselves from the belief that  impermanent things, transient comfort, momentary validation and perceived control are things that will make us happy.   Aparigraha  means developing a strong confidence and devotion not to this world but to the Higher intelligence that permeates and interconnects our lives when we choose to act from a place of  selflessness, generosity  and love.

Shanti,

Amy

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Yoga this Week

Monday Morning Meditations 9:45am

Meeting ID: 870 0421 3481
Passcode: 338044

Monday Morning Chair Yoga Zoom 11am

Passcode:   795223 and Meeting ID:  834 4427 9682

930am Tuesday Morning Zoom

Passcode:  499588 and Meeting ID:  854 3636 0577

Wednesday Evening Yoga 645 Zoom

Passcode:    499588 and Meeting ID:  835 2485 7761

Friday Morning Gentle Yoga ZOOM 930am

Passcode:    708245 and Meeting ID: 871 6725 8690

Yoga this Week – February 1, 2021 – Imbolc Virtual Gathering this Saturday

“Nothing is ever lost as time passes, it merely metamorphoses into something as wonderful or, in some cases, into something even better than before.”
― Carole Carlton

The time of transition begins tomorrow, February 2nd is known as Imbolc, (or Groundhog Day) that marks the halfway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.  We are still in the depths of Winter so if you haven’t yet gotten enough rest or inner nurturing, the time is now.  Embrace the dark days as you celebrate the increasing light.  Light candles or a fire.  Take a hot bath or cuddle up with a good book (I’m currently reading Cicely Tyson’s Book, “Just as I am” wonderful!)  With the snow storm upon us, relish this season of ice, snow and inward gazing knowing that all things pass, transform, metamorphoses into something new to experience.  This winter is slowly passing and we will emerge stronger, wiser and ready to rise up out of the dark…together!

  Yoga this Week

Monday Morning Meditations 9:45am

Meeting ID: 870 0421 3481
Passcode: 338044

Monday Morning Chair Yoga Zoom 11am

Passcode:   795223 and Meeting ID:  834 4427 9682

930am Tuesday Morning Zoom

Passcode:  499588 and Meeting ID:  854 3636 0577

Wednesday Evening Yoga 645 Zoom

Passcode:    499588 and Meeting ID:  835 2485 7761

Friday Morning Gentle Yoga ZOOM 930am

Passcode:    708245 and Meeting ID: 871 6725 8690

Happenings

Our Book Club Meets this Thursday at 630pm for a lively discussion of “Eleanor Oliphant is Fine”.  Feel free to contact me if you’d like to join our group for the next book.

Imbolc Virtual Gathering honoring the coming of light this Saturday at 930am.  There are two spots currently available.  Let me know asap if you would like to join us.  If you’ve signed up, an announcement will go out to you when your goody bag is ready for pick up.  Most likely on Wednesday.  For Details click https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

Yoga this Week – January 24, 2021

**No Wednesday Walk this Week**

“The light pours into the world like sunlight into a garden of growing things. But this garden, beloved ones, is the garden of your hearts. And your hearts make a conscious choice of how much light they want to use, how much light they are ready to consume, how much light, you as a Spiritual Being can amplify and send forth. These decisions, this impetus changes the world dramatically. And it is changing right now.”

Yael & Doug Powel

Yoga this Week

Monday Morning Meditations 9:45am

Meeting ID: 870 0421 3481
Passcode: 338044

Monday Morning Chair Yoga Zoom 11am

Passcode:   795223 and Meeting ID:  834 4427 9682

930am Tuesday Morning Zoom

Passcode:  499588 and Meeting ID:  854 3636 0577

Wednesday Evening Yoga 645 Zoom

Passcode:    499588 and Meeting ID:  835 2485 7761

Friday Morning Gentle Yoga ZOOM 930am

Passcode:    708245 and Meeting ID: 871 6725 8690

Special Virtual Gathering

Saturday, February 6th 930 to 12pm on Zoom

Only  couple spots left!

Honoring the ancient Celtic festival of Imbolc, the halfway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, we will take time to contemplate the seeds we have sown during the dark days of winter. Imbolc is the time of new beginnings, the melting away and excitement as we begin to see the signs of spring yet to come.

Join us for a morning of relaxation, rejuvenation, and connection to begin readying your body, mind and spirit for the spark of new life and inspiration.  This gathering will consist of a gentle yoga practice & meditation, rejuvenation facial (you will pick up your supplies), self-inquiry activity with sharing and deep  relaxation practice with sound healing.

(Preregistration required $30 Per Person  includes facial goodie bag which you must pick up prior to the day)

Yoga this Week – January 17, 2021

Namaste Dear Ones,

Stop right now.  Take a long slow breath in and as you breathe out relax your muscles, let go of your thoughts for a moment and feel how tender the breath touches you.  Tune in and feel the earth grounding you and the sky expanding you.  Find the present moment.  It is a moment that will never be again.  It is timeless and formless but nevertheless sacred.  One breath can bring you back.  Try it.  Find out for yourself, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.  Hope to see you in class this week as we carry on the practice of becoming grounded in the present again and again and again.

Yoga this Week

Monday Morning Meditations 9:45am

Meeting ID: 870 0421 3481
Passcode: 338044

Monday Morning Chair Yoga Zoom 11am

Passcode:   795223 and Meeting ID:  834 4427 9682

930am Tuesday Morning Zoom

Passcode:  499588 and Meeting ID:  854 3636 0577

1pm Wednesday Walk-Meet at my House-Check email before heading out in case something changes

Wednesday Evening Yoga 645 Zoom

Passcode:    499588 and Meeting ID:  835 2485 7761

Friday Morning Gentle Yoga ZOOM 930am

Passcode:    708245 and Meeting ID: 871 6725 8690

Please note:  If the link takes you to a sign in page and you don’t have an account, Just click JOIN in the right hand corner and enter the information to go to registration page.

SPECIAL EVENT

Saturday, February 6th 930 – 12pm on Zoom

Virtual Gathering to honor the coming of Light!

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“Let us nurture the spirit of renewal and embrace the light of the lengthening days”

Honoring the ancient Celtic festival of Imbolc, the halfway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, we will take time to contemplate the seeds we have sown during the dark days of winter. Imbolc is the time of new beginnings, the melting away and excitement as we begin to see the signs of spring yet to come.

Join us for a morning of relaxation, rejuvenation, and connection to begin readying your body, mind and spirit for the spark of new life and inspiration.  This gathering will consist of a gentle yoga practice & meditation, rejuvenation facial (you will pick up your supplies), self-inquiry activity with sharing and deep  relaxation practice with sound healing.

(Preregistration required $30 Per Person  includes facial goodie bag which you must pick up prior to the day)

Yoga this Week – January 10, 2021-Virtual Imbolc Gathering

*Scroll Down for info on Imbolc Gathering*

Yoga is the science of truth and freedom.  When we quiet our bodies and our minds, we find the the present moment.  In that present moment awareness, the you and I, the us and them,  and the judgment drops away leaving clarity through which we can merge with our higher self,  the atman; divine source of life.  As our spiritual quest deepens we don’t move away from the self that has always been but we uncover the self that is motivated by a higher purpose.   Instead of fickle thoughts that move from one self centered desire to another we in essence become self-less. Simply practice, watch as judgments and self-centered thoughts arise and create feelings of separateness and anxiety.  Simply observe without attachment and they will lose their power.  Feel into the bliss of the present moment in your body and your mind.  Chitta Vritti Nirodhah will surely follow.

Yoga this Week

Monday Morning Meditations 9:45am

Meeting ID: 870 0421 3481
Passcode: 338044

Monday Morning Chair Yoga Zoom 11am

Passcode:   795223 and Meeting ID:  834 4427 9682

930am Tuesday Morning Zoom

Passcode:  499588 and Meeting ID:  854 3636 0577

Wednesday Walk at 1pm Meeting at my House to walk to beach and back.  Approximately one hour.  Join us please!  Check email before heading over, just in case weather or something else gets in the way…

Wednesday Evening Yoga 645 Zoom

Passcode:    499588 and Meeting ID:  835 2485 7761

Friday Morning Gentle Yoga ZOOM 930am

Passcode:    708245 and Meeting ID: 871 6725 8690

imbolc pic

“Let us nurture the spirit of renewal and embrace the light of the lengthening days”

Saturday, February 6th 930 to 12pm on Zoom

Honoring the ancient Celtic festival of Imbolc, the halfway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, we will take time to contemplate the seeds we have sown during the dark days of winter. Imbolc is the time of new beginnings, the melting away and excitement as we begin to see the signs of spring yet to come.

Join us for a morning of relaxation, rejuvenation, and connection to begin readying your body, mind and spirit for the spark of new life and inspiration.  This gathering will consist of a gentle yoga practice & meditation, rejuvenation facial (you will pick up your supplies), self-inquiry activity with sharing and deep  relaxation practice with sound healing.

(Preregistration required $30 Per Person  includes facial goodie bag which you must pick up prior to the day)

 

Yoga this Week – January 3, 2021

“You will receive all that you need at the time in which it is needed”  E Russel

On Demand Joint Freeing Yoga (Balance) in Chapel Hill, NC, US | Mindbody

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home: ' FLANEURING ' …...

Happy, Healthy, Safe and Peaceful 2021 to my dear Yoga Students,

Meandering around my house this morning, quite frankly, feeling a bit down, trapped, bored (you get the idea), I reached for my phone and searched our local library database for some inspiration.  I came across a book called The Art of Flaneuring:  How to Wonder with Intention and Discover a Better Life by Erika Owen.  It made so much sense to me since, I realized, I have always been a sort of Flaneur without really knowing it or without the intention to be one.  I immediately knew this was no coincidence.  I got myself dressed and out the door knowing the incoming prediction of rain would dampen this adventure.

I found myself in Port Jefferson and allowed my dog, Sonny, to take the lead.  After all, a curious dog is by nature a Flaneur.  Even though I have walked through Port Jeff a million times, I found myself stopping and really seeing the old houses,  the brick and stone walls,  curves in the street;  I was really seeing it for the first time.  As sonny stopped numerous times to explore a particularly intoxicating scent, I greeted fellow walkers, gazed inside store fronts, read menus, considered the slants of hills and streets and ended up at the Farmer’s Market (a great place for Flaneuring).   My boredom lifted, my mind quieted and my gratitude and joy became the center of my thoughts.

It is with this intention, I plan to walk into the new decade.  Without expectation, enjoying the scenery, allowing my intuition  and viveka (Discernment) to lead the way and take time for Flaneuring outdoors every day if possible.  The art of  wandering without a definitive destination is to purposely explore your surroundings with curiosity without expectation  in much the same way I encourage you to be in your yoga practice; curious, attentive, detail oriented with a willingness to be pleasantly surprised at what you find.

As always, thank you so very much for allowing me to bring yoga and meditation into your lives!  May peace and joy follow (or lead) you into 2021, may you find the time on purpose just to be and explore wherever life takes you.  Looking forward to seeing you on the screen or possibly for a group Flaneuring outing real soon.  Stay tuned for details coming forth for a Imbolc Virtual Retreat ! SAVE the DATE:  Saturday, February 6th  from10 to 12pm

On Demand Joint Freeing Yoga (Balance) in Chapel Hill, NC, US | Mindbody

Yoga this Week

Monday Morning Meditations 9:45am

Meeting ID: 870 0421 3481
Passcode: 338044

Monday Morning Chair Yoga Zoom 11am

Passcode:   795223 and Meeting ID:  834 4427 9682

930am Tuesday Morning Zoom

Passcode:  499588 and Meeting ID:  854 3636 0577

Wednesday Evening Yoga 645 Zoom

Passcode:    499588 and Meeting ID:  835 2485 7761

Friday Morning Gentle Yoga ZOOM 930am

Passcode:    708245 and Meeting ID: 871 6725 8690