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Yoga this Week – July 25, 2016

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Much Love and Gratitude to all of you who continue to practice here.  We are not only yoga students that come together to practice, we are a community of like-minded individuals raising vibrations collectively to lift the energies within our community and the larger world.     I am truly humbled to be able to bring you this ancient practice in our intimate space honoring the traditional way it was taught many thousands of years ago!  Much   gratitude to  all who find their way to our yoga room, sangha and into my heart.   Shanti, shanti, shanti!  Ooooommmmmm

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Yoga this Week

(Chanting starts ten minutes prior to start of class – come for chanting, grab a percussion instrument in the basket on the desk before you come into yoga room, join in or just come and set yourself up for class and listen!!)

Tuesday Morning Yoga 930am with Meditation to follow

Wednesday Evening Beach Yoga 7pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

Sunday Morning Beach Yoga 9am (**requires pre-registration)

(Please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have changed, please note that Sunday Morning yoga requires a minimum of students to pre-register for class to run, always check website or facebook page for Sunday Morning cancellations before heading to beach)

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Thursday, August 4th at 730pm – Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils Summer Session – Spots are going fast, if you have reserved a spot, please get your pre-payment in as soon as you can.  Contact me for details.  Click on for more info.

Thursday, August 11th Book Talk:  “A Walk on the Beach” will take place on Cedar Beach at 615pm (weather permitting)

Yoga and Kayaking Trip – Stay Tuned for Details in the next day or two!!


Yoga this Week – May 1, 2016

**New Session of Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Oils added June 1st**
This would be a Great gift for Mother’s Day—Yoga Gift Certificates also available for private sessions/group classes/reiki healings!!**

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“Grace is a wind that is always blowing.  If you really want freedom and unbounded happiness in this lifetime, set your sail now!  Learn how putting your trust in Yoga’s practical and verifiable science connects you to a wisdom that never disappoints.”

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It brings me great joy to be in a position to bring yoga into each and every one of your lives.  The science of yoga provides an outlet for our creativity, a safe retreat from our hectic lives, peace of mind and strength and tone of body.  This “verifiable science”, when practiced diligently over time in all areas of our lives, has the ability to transform our very lives. Yogic ethics, physical postures, breath work and meditation grounds us, stabilizes us and most importantly frees us so we may be of service to those we come in contact with.

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Yoga this Week

Monday Maryhaven Yoga 515pm Port Jefferson Location

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation

Wednesday 10am Therapeutic/Gentle & Soft Yoga with Philosophy

Thursday Evening 715 Open Level Yoga

Friday Morning Healing/Gentle Yoga 930am

(Please sign up or cancel if your plans have changed)


May 18th Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils at 730pm is now full to capacity with an overflow!!  Because of such an overwhelming response, we are adding another session on Wednesday, June 1st.  If you would like a spot in this special session, please contact me asap to arrange for prepayment of $60.

Lohka Samasta Sukino Bhavantu



Yoga this Week – February 29, 2016

“Yoga is the practice of observing clearly, listening acutely and skillfully responding to the moment with all the compassion we can muster”

Donna Farhi

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Greetings dear yoga students,

Thank you for your continued dedication to your practice for it is you that will make this world a better place.  By practicing the art of observing, listening and responding skillfully,  you not only bring health and right action to those around you,  but you also become a wonderful example of how a person can move through the world with integrity, kindness and love.  A beautiful student remarked to me that being in class felt like a “homecoming” to her.  Yoga is a homecoming; a homecoming to yourself and your true nature which has an amazing wellspring of intelligence, joy and compassion waiting just below the surface to shine!!

Happy Leap Day and a Special Happy Birthday to my Leap Year Hubby!!

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Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow

Wednesday Morning Gentle Class with Philosophy 9:45am (Private Class)

Thursday Evening 7pm All Levels Flow

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

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

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Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils – March 7th at 7pm- One spot open.  $55 Prepayment reserves your spot!  Are you ready to take your relaxation to the next level?  Grab that spot while it is still available.

April 5th at the North shore Public Library I will be leading a special Gentle Yoga Class with Breath work and Meditation!  Check your newsletter and mark your calendars for this special one time class.

Yoga for Kids at Rocky Point Schools begins April 12th.  Five Tuesdays from 4 to 445pm at the FJC School.  Sign up through Community Education link at

Yoga this Week – February 22, 2016


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“He [came to] realize that identifying his practice with things that could be lost [advanced postures & breath work, deep states of meditation],  would always leave him susceptible to fear anything that could be taken away through sickness aging or life circumstances was not a very wise thing to stand on.  It  was then that he realized that the only security lay in using his yoga practice to tether his awareness to the part of himself that was and is eternal.   It is in this tethering of awareness to the unchanging core of our being that true security can be gained….As our practice deepens and we gain confidence and courage,  we develop a growing appetite for this groundlessness and we start to yearn for a more liberated and open experience of ourselves and we become more willing to let go of old hand holds.We start to feel a resolute commitment to real freedom & we become vigilant about things that offer the trappings of freedom but fall short of delivering the goods”  Donna Farhi from Bringing Yoga to Life

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Greetings dearest yoga students,

The above excerpt from Donna Farhi’s book is, in essence, describing what Patanjali wrote about in the Yoga Sutra’s called Kleshas.  Kleshas are basically the core confusion of what is permanent with what is impermanent and the suffering we cause ourselves when we try to hold on to the impermanent things.  We all have fear of losing things we hold dear.  It may be loved ones, our jobs, our health, our strength, our physical appearance or the myriad of ego driven personas we believe ourselves to be. Finding rest within this “groundlessness” of living with the truth of uncertainty allows us to see through false promises,  let go and live with freedom, peace and joy!


Yoga this Week

Monday Maryhaven Yoga – 5:15 Maryhaven Center of Hope Port Jefferson

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Gentle Yoga w/ Philosophy & Meditation-Class One of Session Two –  9:45am  Preregistration  Required – Session Full

Thursday Evening 7pm

Friday Morning Gentle/Healing Yoga 930am

(Please sign up or cancel if your plans have changed)

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Monday, March 7th 7-9pm- Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils

Still has a few spots open.  $55 secures your spot in class.  If you have been curious about this session, don’t hesitate.  No yoga experience necessary, all are welcome.

The Yoga Jam was such a success and I received such wonderful feedback…I am going to put another one on the schedule for March!  Message me if you have interest and we will make it happen.

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Yoga this Week – February 15, 2016


    “Shall I tell you what I find beautiful about you?  You are at your very best when things are worst”  Starman

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Utkatasana (chair pose)  exemplifies the amazing ability of the human spirit to rise up and find the strength, grace and power we didn’t even know we had.  We have all had experiences  where   the bottom seems to fall out from underneath our life; a devastating phone call comes or some unexpected turn of events sends life into a tailspin.   It is at precisely these times, when help seems to come out of nowhere; people organize themselves to help, families let go of their differences to work together for the common goal, friends come from all directions.  It is at our worst,  that we become our very best.

If you have a moment today, take chair pose for a few breaths.  Breathe into the grounding at your feet, feel how your heart lifts and your hands reach up toward the sky.  Embodying this powerful pose allows us to experience our own power and also the source of power around us that enables us to lift ourselves  up and bask in the light and love that is always there.  Thich Nhat Hahn says “No Mud, No Lotus” which means that we must go through the dark, the struggles, the sticky stuff to reveal our true beauty.   In the depths of the winter, dig deep and reach high.  Spring is surely on its way and  we await its coming with joy, strength and resolve.


Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation

Wednesday at 630pm – Private Class for Girl Scout Troop

Thursday Evening at 715pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

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



This Friday night join us for Kirtan at the North Shore Public Library 7 to 830pm

Kirtan is a form of call and response singing and chanting mantra as a path to meditation, joy and connection.  No experience necessary and there is no charge.  Call the library at 939-4488 to register.

Yoga Jam!!  Sunday Morning February 21st at 9am – Yoga Jam is a fun, faced pace vinyasa flow set to a rockin’ playlist to ramp up our energy, move prana and build inner heat.  Please register – We need at least 5 students to make it happen!!

March 7th Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils returns!  There are currently three spots open.  $55 holds your spot, contact me for details.




Yoga this Week – January 11, 2016 – No Friday Morning this Week


Greetings dear Yoga Students,

When you do your yoga practice,  do it for more than the obvious physical benefits.  Yoga gives us an opportunity to connect with that sacred self that lies beneath appearances, beyond belief systems and transcends even time.  Yoga ignites our curiosity and expands our capacity for growth to help create a more meaningful, healthy and vital sense of living, not just for ourselves, but for all we come in contact with.

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Yoga this Week

Monday Maryhaven Yoga 5:15pm at Maryhaven Port Jefferson

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Therapeutic/Gentle Five Week Session Begins 10am (Pre-Registration has been filled for this session)

Thursday Evening 7pm

**No Friday Morning this Week**

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Join me and my guitarist, Dave DeBennetto as we serenade you with Live Musical Chanting and Yoga Class led by Laurel Torres, RYT500 – Friday, January 15th at 6 to 7 pm at the North Shore Public Library and is FREE to all who sign up.  Registration is now open to all cardholders and non-cardholders beginning shortly.

Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oils – Monday, January 25th at 7 to 9 pm

Join me and Ben Craig for another Healing Session incorporating these ancient modalities as a pathway to well-being, wholeness, vitality and peace.  These sessions do fill up.  Click on the link for more information and try and secure your spot as soon as possible.

Yoga This Week – November 23, 2015

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Much Love and Gratitude to all of you who continue to practice here.  We are not only yoga students that come together to practice, we are a community of like-minded individuals raising vibrations collectively to lift the energies within our community and the larger world.     I am truly humbled to be able to bring you this ancient practice in my home in the traditional way it was taught many thousands of years ago!  Much   gratitude to  all who find their way to our yoga room, sangha and into my heart.   Shanti, shanti, shanti!  Ooooommmmmm

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Happy Thanksgiving!!   There will only be Tuesday Morning Yoga this Week.  Try not to skip your practice.  Regular Schedule resumes next week.

Tuesday Morning Yoga at 930am will incorporate savasana with Reiki Energy and Essential Oils (if desired) and  a gratitude meditation.  Please bring a journal to capture your meditation insights if you like. 


I will be dropping off Our Food Pantry Bin collection Tuesday Afternoon, if you would like to contribute, It is much appreciated!!

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Win a 60 Minute Private Session

Put your name in the box everytime you come to class and be in the running for a 60 minute private lesson for you or someone you love.  The busy season ahead causes many of us to skip our self-care practices (like yoga)!  Why not make a commitment to take care of yourself this holiday season and be the best you can be.  The more times you make it to class and your name goes in the box the more chance you have to win.  The hour session can be used in any way you like; reiki, restorative, Vinyasa, meditation, essential oils, etc.  Winner will be drawn mid January


Bring a friend to Yoga and receive a Lavender Oil Roll to Go!

I am now blending essential oils for your pleasure outside the yoga room.  Many of you have asked me about the blends I commonly give out during savasana, click on the link on my website for details on the blends.  Sample them when you come to class!


Yoga Jam!  Saturday Morning, December 5th at 8:30 to 945am

Yoga Jam is a fun, Vinyasa flow incorporating energetic music, detoxing pranayama and an engaging sequence sure to leave you energized and uplifted. All levels welcome.  We need at minimum of students to sign up for this class to fly!  Sign up, its a blast and a great way to start the day.


Yoga with Live Music Fundraiser, Saturday,  December 12th 10am

North Shore Youth Council in Rocky Point.  Join me as we help the NSYC raise scholarship funds for local high school students getting ready for college.  $10 per person, all levels and ages welcome!


Save the Date for our Winter Solstice Celebration, Monday, December 21st at 7pm!  


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Bring a friend to class and receive a free Lavender Oil “Roll 2 Go”

Introduce a friend to Yoga with Amy!


Remind your friend that our yoga classes are held in a nurturing, intimate environment incorporating essential oils, one on one attention, philosophy, community and much more.  Give them the gift of experiencing the whole of yoga as is it meant to be.

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Yoga is not just about the poseYoga is a union of mind, body and spirit.  Reserve a spot for your friend along side of yours and receive a Lavendar Oil “Roll to Go” for your referral!

Yoga this Week – August 3, 2015

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality.

Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”

Lao Tzu

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Greetings dearest yoga students,

We are in the midst of changes, some that are natural like aging and children growing up.  Others are spontaneous like suddenly losing your job or winning the lottery.  We all feel anchored in what is familiar to us and are comforted in what we can count on, like an old favorite receipe or comfy chair.  However, whether we want change or not, it comes.  Sometimes slowly and sometimes like a tidal wave sweeping us off our feet.  The best we can do is “let reality be reality” and join in with the flow.  Allow yourself time to grieve the past if you need to but with all the compassion you can muster up, don’t resist change or try to control it. Allow the energy of acceptance to flow towards gratitude for all you are able to experience.  Like a beautiful flowing river, allow your life to flow and ebb and flow, using your precious energy to be a part of it all.

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Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow

Wednesday Evening 7pm Yoga on the Beach

Friday Morning 930am Healing Yoga

Sunday Morning 8:45pm Yoga on the Beach

(Please reserve your spot for Yoga Room Classes – Website has all details on beach yoga)

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Join me this Friday at the Earthquake Relief Expo on Lake Ronkonkoma!  I will be leading Kirtan at 530pm followed by a yoga class by Yogi Prakash

Festivities begin at 2pm and go until 9pm – Activities for kids of all ages – Downloadable flyer below!!  Hope you can make it!


There is still one spot open for the weekend retreat September 18, 19 & 20th!

Hope to see you soon!



Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils

Thursday, June 11th – 730 to 930pm in Rocky Point


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 amazing session restorative yoga, reiki energy healing and acupuncture are infused with aromatherapy to indulge you in an experience that was created to bring your body, mind and spirit into harmony and wholeness.

This session provides a gentle introduction to the powerful, healing qualities of acupuncture.  Each restorative yoga pose is gently complimented by acupuncture points that have the ability to release blocks, move vital chi (life force energy), boost your immune system, calm emotions and relax the mind.

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  • Restorative yoga postures are supported by blankets, pillows, straps and bolsters to relieve tension, stress & 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 creative art of aromatherapy (use of  pure essential oils)  allow your body and mind to relax even deeper, while lifting the emotions it creates an atmospheric shift in the room.


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

Amy Perri, ERYT500 and Benjamin Craig, LAc/RYT200 combine their passion along with  these ancient healing modalities to create

Benjamin Craig is a Licensed Acupuncturist,  Reiki Master and Registered Yoga 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.  These workshops do fill up!

Please register as soon as possible.  Payment of  $55 is due by June 9th or as soon as possible to hold your spot. 

(no refunds after 24 hours)   

To register or for  more information contact:

Amy Perri, RYT 631-839-0644