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Yoga this Week – April 14, 2012

 
"To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; 
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; 
To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, 
whether by healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; 
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived." 
 
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 

Greetings dear yoga students,

Hoping this email finds you appreciating the amazing energy of spring.  As the world around us displays its enduring beauty, so we must come to realize we are part of all of creation unfolding.  Our interactions with each other, the world and ourselves have a tremendous impact whether we see the effects or not.  Shopping at our local supermarket yesterday, I was filled with such a sense of community and love as row by row,  I was greeted by neihbors, students, and friends; hugs and greetings of concern and well wishes abounded in our interactions (it took me twice as long to shop, but it was worth it).

  Keep your life simple, realize that it is in the small everyday acts of kindness that make a life meaningful, joyous and productive.  Go where your heart leads you, be quick to laugh and eager to give.  We don’t have to accomplish grandiose acts of valor in order to “help one life breathe easier”.  Mother Theresa said to “do small things with great love”.  Take pride in your small acts of kindness today and live this day well!!!

 

Yoga this Week

Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow class

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

(please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have changed)

 

      Ekha = One & Padha = Foot – Ekhapadha = One foot

 

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The next Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture is scheduled for June 6th Please follow the link for more information. https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/ These spots fill fast so if you are interested, please let me know your sign up when you are in class.  There are currently five spots left.

This Tuesay night, April 17th, I will have a table at the Ladies Night Out Event at Majestic Gardens to benefit the Rocky Point School Athletic Booster Club.  Unlimited beer, wine, soda and full course dinner for $47 per person including free raffle tickets.  Should prove to be a fun night out for the ladies.  Call Carol at 516-606-3905 for more information. 

Please consider joining our Relay for life Team at the Rocky Point Relay on June 8th!  Walk, donate, raise funds or just come out and support us!  Click on the link below to our teams page The Relayoga Warriors!  http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=team&fr_id=36817&team_id=1165613

Shanti, shanti, Om!!  Peace, peace and perfect peace!

 

Amy

 

Amy Perri 
RYT500
Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr
631-839-0644
http://www.MyYogaWithAmy.com 

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)
 
 
 
Events/News
 
Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture on Wednesday, April 4th currently has three spots left.
Let me know if you would like to reserve.  Click https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/ 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
 
Namaste
Amy
 
Amy Perri
RYT500
Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr
631-839-0644
http://www.MyYogaWithAmy.com 

Yoga this Week – March 18, 2012

“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength, but through persistence”
                                   ~Buddha
 

Hari Om Dearest Yoga Students, 

Hoping this message finds you enjoying the first signs of spring that are popping up all around us. Think about the perseverance and patience that nature is gifted with.  The small bulbs that wait silently underground, the perennials that lay dormant waiting for the signals and signs that it is time to begin their work of opening, pushing, growing up out of the dark earth into the light.  Nature does not give up, it finds a way to regenerate.  The natural world knows what needs to be done and does not question its role in its lifetime.  As I look out my window and marvel at the pink and purple hyacinths that bloom in my garden, it fills me with hope and joy that we too can rise above our darkness and shine in all our glory

We all know the saying that nothing comes easy.  It is not so much talent, genius, education or luck that enables great people to do great things.  It is simply the persistence and perseverance of doing the next right thing, showing up when they don’t really want to, knocking at the door long enough until someone answers.  We too must learn the lesson of patience and persistence as we confront situations in our lives where we are either forced to wait or forced to gather all our faith to keep hanging on day in and day out, dangling on the edge of vulnerability. 

My young son learned a great lesson yesterday as he walked through his fear to re-take a test qualifying him to be an umpire that he had failed last week.  He had decided that he was not going to take the chance of  “being completely humilitated” if he failed a second time laying face down on his bed.  At the last moment to our surprise he popped up, got dressed and asked my husband to take him.  He came home shining with pride as he ended up passing the test!    The act of suiting up and showing up even when the obstacles arise in our path, builds confidence, faith, character and joy. 

 

The Yoga Sutras tell us is it the obstacles that lead us into a deeper understanding of ourselves which in turn allows to become deeply connected to others as well as the divine force that flows in and out of everything.  Directly confronting our difficulties with clarity, compassion and persistence creates freedom.  Freedom in knowing you are never really trapped in any situation.  For today, see if you can change your perspective to any “rocks” that are in your stream.  Stay focused, do the next right thing, however small it may seem, and try and find the lesson, the jewel that is hidden within.  Today, be persistent in your journey towards balance, freedom, peace and serenity in your life. 

Happy First Day of Spring – Tuesday, March 20th – New Moon March 22nd!!!  Yay

Yoga Classes this Week

Monday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow

**Thursday Evening at 630pm**

**(trying this new time for a few weeks, let me know your thoughts, please)**

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am 

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

 

Announcements

ShaktiPath Kirtan at Yogaholic this Friday, March 23rd 7-9pm.  Click on the link for more information https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/ or www.ShaktiPath.net

Monday Morning, March 25th at 930am a few of us are planning to go to Yoga for Life in Setauket to practice asana class led by Kate Kaming with live music by Girish.  http://www.yogaforlifeohm.com/workshops.html to reserve your spot. 

Anyone interested in joining our team The Relayoga Warriors for the June 8th Rocky Point Relay for Life, let me know.  We would love to have you join us in the fight against cancer!!

Namaste,

Amy

Amy Perri 
RYT500
Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr 
631-839-0644
http://www.MyYogaWithAmy.com 

Yoga This Week – New Time for Thursday Night 630pm

  

Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run,
than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

– Helen Keller

 

 

Greetings Dearest Yoga Students,

 

On a recent walk with a dear friend we were discussing finding our life’s path.  How do we find inspiration, purpose, love of life and fulfillment?  And even if we find the things that make us most happy, how do we follow through with our dharma and actually live it?  We talked about how I have found my path teaching yoga which fulfills so much of what I believe to be my dharma of service and devotion.   She quickly reminded me, however, that I “was a wreck” each time I was making another decision to pursue this dream,  but I stumbled forward in spite of myself.  When we make the decision to ride through the fear and doubt, the right people, situations and opportunities seem to just magically show up.  The universe supports us when we trust that still, small voice that whispers to us in moments of revelation. 

 

 

You will never allow yourself to move forward and make life an adventure if you aren’t sometimes a “wreck” about the decision.  You will never be daring, spontaneous or free if you don’t experience doubt and fear.  The important thing is that you walk forward anyway.  Even when you don’t know what the outcome will be, you walk through the fear head on and move forward trusing that the universe is putting opportunities in your path everyday if you are open to them.  Mark Twain said, “Courage is not the absence of fear. It is acting in spite of it”  To “avoid danger is no safer in the long run” so try and let go a little each day of your safe place on the shore and make life an exciting adventure, flowing in and with your life and then sit back and enjoy the ride.

 

 

Classes for this Week

 

Monday Evening at 730pm

 

Tuesday Morning at 930 with Meditation to follow class

 

**Thursday Evening at 630pm** New Time 

 

Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930

 

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

 

 Reminder that we have an ongoing food collection bin that I periodically drop off to the local food pantries.  If you remember, put a non-perishable by your yoga mat and bring it to class, toiletries are always a welcome addition.  Thanks so much.

 

**Restorative Yoga and Acupunture this Wednesday, March 14th 7-9pm**

 

**ShaktiPath Kirtan at Yogaholic in Center Moriches on March 23rd**

 

Go to www.ShaktiPath.net for more information or email me directily to sign up.

 

 

 

 

Countdown Ten Days to Spring! Yay!  Hope to see you in class this week.

 

Namaste

 

Amy 

 

Amy Perri
Registered Yoga Teacher
631-839-0644
Yogawithamy@optonline.net
 

 

Yoga this Week – February 25, 2012

 

 

   

 

“Citta Vritti Nirodhaha: Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind” 
Yoga Stura 1:2
 
 
 
 
Hari Ohm dearest yoga students 
 
Hoping this email finds you well and experiencing some aspect of your ability to maintain equanimity in your life. It is important to remember that Yoga is really just a state of mind.  Asana (postures) practice was developed to allow the body and mind to be receptive to the experience of stillness so that we may catch glimses of our true nature that lies just underneath the vritti’s (disturbances of the mind).  Postures, breath work and meditation are just the vehicles that are used to focus and still the chatter in the mind which leads to clarity of thought, peace and balance in our lives.
 

 
You can do yoga wherever you are and whatever you are doing.  Attaining one pointed focus (pratyahara)  while making a meal, playing with your child or taking a walk are all states of yoga, even if only for brief moments in time. When we are truly present we calm the fluctuations of the mind by being in the moment instead of getting caught up in the “monkey mind” that jumps from thought to thought, from fear to fear, from judgement to judgement.   Try riding the wave of the breath anytime your mind takes you into its tangled web of thought.   Work towards being present in whatever you engage in today, giving it your complete attention.  By focusing on the task or activity at hand, you may just discover true peace of mind or your “yoga” in all you do.
 
 
 
 
 
Classes this Week
 
Monday and Thursday evening at 730pm
 
Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow class
 
Friday morning Healing Yoga at 930am
 
(please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
 
**Please note that payment for the Restorative Yoga and Acupunture Class on March 14th is due on March 4th if you have signed up, please confirm your attendance as there is a wait list.  Thanks so much.

  Hope to see you in class,

Namaste

Amy

http://www.muktinath.org/hinduism/om-aum.htm

Amy Perri
Registered Yoga Teacher
631-839-0644
Yogawithamy@optonline.net
 

Yoga this Week – February 19, 2012

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 (right conduct — Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Bramacharya and Aparigraha)
                                                Ravindra Kumar
 
 
Walking the path to right living requires tenacity, faith and a belief in the higher way of living.  Adhering to what you believe to be ethical, compassionate,humane and true means being aware of those moments when we start to vier off  that path .  Like bumps in the road that remind us we are not in the center of the driving lane, the Yamas provide us with a road map with specific guidelines we can work with to live skillfully with compassion, right action and sense of freedom in knowing we are being true to ourselves and our maker. 
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.  Trust, 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. 
 
Classes for this week
 
Monday & Thursday Evening at 730pm
 
Tuesday Morning at 930am
 
Healing Yoga Friday Morning at 930am
 
(please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
 
Thanks to all of you who attended the Vinyasa and Live Music with ShaktiPath, it was a wonderful experience flowing  together in vibrational energy while raising money for the American Cancer Society!!!  If you want to keep up to date with ShaktiPath’s happenings, go to our website at www.ShaktiPath.net or like us on Facebook!
  
Hope to see you in class this week,
Namsaste
Amy
Amy Perri 
RYT500
Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr 
631-839-0644
http://www.MyYogaWithAmy.com 

Yoga this Week – February 12, 2012

 “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”

Remove yourself from the center of the universe. Release self seeking and look for ways in which you can give to those around you. Hold your attention on perfecting the intention for what you do and not on the end result.  Try to detach from what you will gain, in your work, play, service,  obligations, relationships, creative endeavors; Immerse yourself in the task and leave the outcome to the divine powers to do with what it sees fit. When we detach from the outcome and simply do what we do to the best of our ability and with pure intentions, we are allowing what we have to flow freely unencumbered by selfish desires.

 
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.  It teaches us to simply be satisfied. It frees us from our false ego self that tells us  impermanent, transient comfort, 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.

 

Happy Valentines Day! 

Classes for this Week

Monday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation on Heart Chakra to follow

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

(Please reserve or cancel if your plans have changed)

 

**Vinyasa Flow with Music by ShaktiPath this Saturday 3-5 pm at Yoga for Life in Setauket**

Please call Yoga for Life to reserve your spot 941-9642

$25 per person ($20 if you mention you are my student!)

with part of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society

Hope to see you there or here! 

Namaste

Amy

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