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Yoga this Week – September 7, 2020

“It is the wilderness in
the mind, the desert wastes in the heart through which one wanders lost and a stranger. When one is a
stranger to oneself then one is estranged from others too. If one is out of touch with oneself, then one
cannot touch others.” 
 Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea

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Greetings Dearest Friends,

The need for solitude and time to pursue creative endeavors is so very important to the journey inward, to discover, befriend and cultivate your relationship to yourself.  This is also key  in the practice of  accepting and embracing changes in relationships, in life’s circumstances and in the world at large.  When we are intimate with our inner being, we can find the grounding, gratitude and joy within that we crave to find healing and wholeness which enables us to accept instead of resist life’s circumstances with grace.  So this Labor Day, give yourself some time and space to get in touch with you.  Be  with yourself without placing any demands or lofty outcomes.  Let go of having to accomplish and just allow your inner child to play, relax and just be.

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930am Tuesday Morning Yoga in the Yard or to stream click Tuesday Zoom

645pm Wednesday Evening Beach Yoga in Rocky Point.  Scroll down for details on 9/16 last beach yoga celebration.  Click HERE

8:30am Smith Point Beach Yoga Hike-Meet between 815 and 830am on the West end of the parking lot.  Parking free up to 830am.  I will post later in the week with more details.  Let me know if you can make it.  $15 suggested donation to go to Friend’s Kitchen.

930am Friday Morning Healing Yoga in the Yard (Link will post for Zoom if it rains Friday)

Thank you to all that came out to play on the water Saturday on our Half-Day Yoga and Kayaking Adventure!  The day could not have been more perfect.  Part of the proceeds from both kayaking trips as well as the Smith Point Beach walk will go to our local Outreach, Friend’s Kitchen located at Trinity Church in Rocky Point.  The September 20th kayaking trip is now FULL.  I am taking names for wait list should someone cancel.

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Next Wednesday, September 16th we will have a special Autumn Equinox/New Moon/Last Beach Yoga Celebration.  Jim, Derek and Steve will be joining us for some live music, drumming, chanting and sing alongs!  We will also have a bon fire on the beach with some movement, intention setting nd community.  Please arrive with a mask and be prpared for social distancing.  Bring a drum or percussion instrument if you like, chair to sit on or blanket/mat.  We will meet at beach road beach at 630pm.  You must RSVP if you would like to come.  More details to follow.

Yoga this Week – July 7, 2019

*Please note:  The talented Gretchen will be guiding your practice this Friday Morning*

Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain. 

Doug Coupland

Dearest yoga students,
 Step outside your door and take in all the amazing abundance of the natural world.  We can learn so much from natures rhythms as we allow her to nurture, sooth and remind us we are all part of the same whole.  I get a deep sense of comfort as I watch the birds fly back and forth from tree to tree.   They have the freedom and joy many of us long for.   The many varieties, sizes and colors interact and co-exist in harmony with each other and the world around them, adjusting from season to season with the ability to simply sing after a storm.   Take time to become aware of how the birds, the trees, the water, the wind are orchestrating a beautiful symphony all around you. Try to look up often, walk barefoot to experience the earth,  and enjoy the breeze as it caresses your skin.   Remind yourself you are as free as the birds in the air to sing your unique song in order to  make the world a better place.
“A bird does not sing because it has the answer.  It sings because it has a song.” Chinese Proverb

Yoga this Week

Monday Chair Yoga 1030am

Tuesday Yoga 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Beach Yoga 715pm

Friday Healing Yoga with Gretchen 930am

Events

Yoga and Kayaking  Adventure   in the Setauket Harbor on Saturday August 31st 10am to 2pm – Spots are limited.  Please let me know if you are interested.

Yoga this Week & Reiki Circle – August 12, 2018

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”
Pema Chodron

Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow class

Wednesday Evening Beach Yoga at 7pm (New Start Time)  Beach Yoga with Amy

Thursday Evening 7 to 8 pm Reiki Healing Circle-Please RSVP

Friday Morning Healing/Gentle Yoga at 930am

Workshops/Events Click here for Details

Reiki Healing Circle this Thursday at 7 to 8pm.  All Are Welcome!  Come share and receive some good energy to lift your spirts, energize your immune system and open up to increased vitality!

Yoga & Kayaking Half-Day Adventure Rescheduled to September 1st at 1230pm out of Setauket Harbor.  Kayak Rentals will available.  Pre-Registration required.  Spots are limited.

Only a couple spots left for our Goddess Equinox Yoga Retreat in Shelter Island.  If you’ve been considering coming, now is the time.  We have extended the early bird pricing of $300 for a few more weeks. Click here 2018 Retreat Details

Yoga this Week – May 20,2018

Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain.
                                                          Doug Coupland

Greetings dear yoga students,

I have been so enamored by all the birds are visiting my feeder this year.  So many varieties, sizes, shapes and colors fill my vision with vibrancy and joy.  I often think about the way they live.  So simply in tune with each other and nature.  They are a constant reminder,  as I sit at my computer  watching them swoop and land and soar,   not to take life so seriously. Much like my time on my yoga mat, observing them reminds me to trust, let go and fly into the moments of my life with purpose, freedom and joy. Birds are truly a miracle to behold, they prove to us that there is a finer state of being we can strive to attain and that state of being is yoga.

Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am Vinyasa Flow for all levels  with Meditation

Wednesday Evening All Levels at 715pm

Friday Morning Healing/Gentle Yoga 930am

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

Workshops and Offerings

Beach Yoga Begins Wednesday Evening June 13th and Saturday Morning June 16th – Click Link for  Beach Yoga 2018

 

Thursday, May 24th Asperger’s Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Family Support Group

Meetings are held at the North Shore Youth Council located on the grounds of the Rocky Point Intermediate school JAE.  Click here for details AHA Support GroupsThursday,

 

 Yoga Hike in Avalon Park – Sat, June 2nd at 10am

Join me and our yoga kula for a lovely Spring Walk Through the beautiful and amazing Avalon Park in Stony Brook. We will meditate along the labyrinth and strike our poses among the trees, ponds and paths in the woods Please RSVP by messaging me on Facebook, texting me at 631-839-0644 or emailing me at yogawithamy@optonline.net. $10 per person

 

Tuesday, June 5th 7-9pm – Yoga Sutra Study Group

Please join us as we continue our study of the sacred text, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.  The Yoga Sutras have many translations and offer us a scientific approach to our yoga practice. These Sutras, or threads, hold a wealth of information and point us in the direction of wholeness and enlightenment.  Together we will interpret sections of the sutras and read from a variety of translations.  Please bring a journal, something to write with a copy of the sutras (if you have one) and an open mind ready for discussion!  Light Refreshments will be served.  $10 Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

2018 Equinox Goddess Yoga Retreat on Shelter Island is now open for Registration!! September 21st to 23rd – A few post still open

.The Autumn Equi2017-09-16 08.25.02nox is an auspicious time to gather together and contemplate both the light and the dark within and without.  This retreat sells out quickly, Click on the link for all the details on how to sign up!  Equinox Yoga Goddess Retreat

Harvest Moon Beach Yoga Fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey

Harvest Moon Beach Yoga Fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Wednesday, September 6th at 745pm

Broadway Beach Rocky Point

Come join us to do yoga on the beach under the full Harvest Moon. We will have live drumming during class and conclude with a drum circle and meditation. Feel free to bring drums and/or any percussion instrument you like. The full moon in September, just before the Fall Equinox, holds powerful energy, luminous colors and very bright light. Its name is the Harvest moon because it enabled farmers to pick their abundant crop late into the night. It is both a time of reflection and gratitude for what the summer has brought to us; both in material wealth and spiritual lessons.

My good friend, Russ Green,  directed my attention to this amazing organization comprised mainly of military veterans who work with EMS and other emergency response teams in the trenches of disaster areas. All proceeds from the class are going to Team Rubicon.    These are experienced service people that are literally in the trenches assisting and providing aid to the relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey. Lets take our Yoga off our mats and direct our intentions to raising much needed relief to those in need. We are one world!! If you cannot make it to the class you can either send (or give) your donation to me or donate directly at their website at www.teamrubiconusa.org

Lokha Samasta Sukino Bhavantu:  May all beings be happy, peaceful and free and may OUR THOUGHTS, WORDS AND ACTIONS CONTRIBUTE to the well being and freedom for all!!  Karma Yoga is the Yoga of Service!

Hope to celebrate this Harvest moon with you!! Join us. Contact me with any questions. 6318390644. You must arrive on time to get a parking pass to park in the Broadway beach parking lot. $15 per person, all proceeds to go to the Relief Efforts for Hurricane Harvey.

Contact me if you have any questions.  6318390644 or yogawithamy@optonline.net

Details and directions about beach yoga can be found by clicking Beach Yoga

 

 

Yoga this Week – July 16, 2017

Our Wednesday Night Beach Class will be serenaded by Michael Smith with his melodic guitar playing, our yearly tradition of having music on the beach!!  Don’t Miss this One…

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Or”Yoga helps you reach your sacred self.  Once you touch this inner realm you’ll never be the same again”

Simona Rich

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 Greetings dear yoga students,

Yoga puts us in touch with that part of ourselves that remembers what we have forgotten;  that we are whole, we are strong, that we can endure and we can meet our lives with grace, steadfastness, integrity and joy.  Once we touch this inner realm, we will never be the same again!

 

Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow

Wednesday Morning Yoga for Kids at Camp Friendship in Rocky Point

Wednesday Evening Yoga 7pm on the beach With Live Music!!

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

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

 

Thank you all for your condolences regarding the passing of my father.  We have such a beautiful supportive yoga community and I am blessed to have you all in my life!

Namaste

Amy

 

Yoga this Week – June 12, 2017

“Your life is a sacred journey.  It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way….And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph of healing, of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love”  .  

                                                                   ~~Caroline Adams

Returning home from an adventurous weekend, I am reminded of the great power in being still, being challenged, being opened and being free.  Stepping out of our comfort zone, whether it is to sit on a meditation cushion, step on to our yoga mats, climb a mountain or open ourselves up to another, helps to expand our “vision of what is possible” in our lives.  Life itself is the greatest journey we will ever take.  It is an adventure into the unknown forest of emotions, into the complexity of our minds, the amazing resilience of our bodies, the flowing energy of relationships and most importantly, an adventure into that deep inner wellspring of compassion and love  from which all magnificent tales of triumph are born.

 

Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Evening at 730pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

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

Next Wednesday is our First Yoga on the Beach Class!! Classes will  begin at 715pm.  Please meet in the parking lot of Broadway Beach at least ten minutes prior to class start.  Click on this link for all the details. Beach Yoga

 Weather permitting, of course. Here’s to Summer Solstice and another grand, exciting, adventurous summer!!

 

 

Yoga this Week – January 15, 2017

**No Tuesday Morning Class this Week**

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We can either let our thoughts pull us in different directions like wind blows a leaf at will or we can stop and be the still point like a tree, standing firm as the turbulence moves around and through us.  We cannot stop the mind, just like we can’t control people, places or things around us, but we can choose to be the calm force amidst the changing winds.  Meditation teaches us to “be still and know”, becoming still allows us to see our thoughts with clarity so when we leave our practice we have a better sense of who we are and what is really important to us. These truths lie beneath habitual thought patterns, stilling your body, focusing on your breath is like going underneath the water to discover that an entire new world exists beneath the surface..  A world that lives within you. A world that is calm, focused and knows exactly how to be in this sometimes confusing environment of the mind.

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Yoga this Week

Wednesday Evening 715pm

Thursday Morning Beginner Series Begins 10am (Full to capacity)

Thursday Evening 7pm Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture (one spot open)

Friday Morning 930am Gentle/Healing Yoga

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Happenings

Three Part Meditation Series begins on January 23rd at 7pm at the North Shore Public Library – Call the library to sign up – You do not have to be a card holder

Monthly Support Group for Families with children on the Spectrum begins in February.  This group is run at the North Shore Youth Council from 630 to 8pm on the fourth Monday of every month and facilitated by me with guest speakers on tap.  Go to the website for details  www.AHANY.org   This group is open to all and there is never any fees.

September Equinox Yoga Retreat is taking deposits and spots are being reserved.  Click on the link for more details.  https://myyogawithamy.com/equinox-yoga-retreat-2017/

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Yoga this Week – September 5, 2016

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Happy Labor Day to you all.  Hoping you can blur that line of work and play as often as possible.  Enjoy what you do and what you do will bring happiness to others but for today, enjoy taking a break and play!!

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Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow

Wednesday Beach Yoga 630pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

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

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Happenings

Our Lovely Beach Yoga Classes are coming to a close.  We will have class on the beach this week and next week at 630pm if weather allows.  Evening class will resume on Wednesday, 9/21 715 to 830pm.

Kid’s Yoga Class for Grades 2 through 5 through the Rocky Point Community Education Program.  The class will run on Tuesdays from 4 to 445pm for five weeks beginning October 11th. For more info, http://rockypointufsd.org/district/community_education

As of this writing, there is ONE SPOT OPEN FOR OUR FALL EQUINOX RETREAT on Shelter Island, September 16 – 18th.  See the link for more information.  Let me now asap if you are interested.  https://myyogawithamy.com/equinox-yoga-retreat-2015/

Namaste and Many Blessings!

Amy

 

Yoga this Week – August 28, 2016

 

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Good Morning Dear Yoga Students,

Abundance is  always within in us.  Be still for a moment and just listen; see if you can tune in and feel all of that energy. Abundance is not necessarily what we have or what we achieve but a feeling of deep satisfaction and meaning in the everyday moments.  Notice when you measure your “abundance” from your ego self; based on what others are doing, what you have or what you do. True, lasting abundance is actually what is coming from you, not what is coming TO you.  Your dharma, or life’s purpose is how you use  your unique talents to serve others with an effortless passion, generosity and joy.  Abundance is not something we acquire.  It is something we tune into.  When you tap into this inner abundance you will know it, and others will know it because it will naturally become a flowing stream pouring into everything you  touch.

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Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Sunset Beach Yoga 640pm

Thursday  Riverhead 1199 Retirees Class 11 – 1pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

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

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Namaste

Amy

 

 

Yoga, Meditation & Healing Studio in Rocky Point NY… 631-839-0644