Category Archives: Ben Craig

Yoga this Week – May 13, 2018

On Children

Kahlil Gibran

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let our bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness; For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.

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 Happy Mother’s Day Dearest Yoga Students,

Whether you are a mother, grandmother, son or daughter – we all have something wonderful to celebrate today; unconditional love.  Think about that term for a minute.  The Wikipedia definition is:  Unconditional Love   is a term that means to love someone regardless of one’s actions or beliefs.  Unconditional love separates the individual from her or his behaviors. The individual is loved unconditionally as a “perfect” child of the Higher Power.
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Revel in what it feels like to be loved without conditions, without judgement with pure loving kindness for who you are.   Focus on the gratitude you have for all the mothers in your life past and present;  your birth mother, a friend, a sister, a diety, a mentor …and then recycle all the love you have been given as an offering to the universe.  Meditate on the amazing creation of life and the cycles that continue on and on and on.  Sa Ta Na Ma…Life, Death, Rebirth and Infinity. 
“A Mother’s Love need not be Deserved” 
Erich Fromm
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Yoga this Week

Monday Maryhaven Yoga 515pm

Tuesday Morning Yoga 930am with Meditation

Tuesday Afternoon Kids Yoga 515pm (last class of session)

Wednesday Evening Yoga 715pm

Thursday Riverhead Retirees 1199 Yoga 11am

Friday Morning Gentle/ Healing Yoga 930am

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

 

Events & Workshops

Thursday, May 17th at 7pm – SYNERGY SESSION:  Restorative Yoga, Acupuncture, Essential Oils & Reiki with Ben Craig

Come and indulge yourself in the amazing healing power of Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture infused with Reiki energy and essential oils. $60 prepaid.  These sessions always fill up.  Please contact me to reserve your spot.  click Here for details.

 Yoga Hike in Avalon Park

Saturday, 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.  $15 Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Yoga this Week – January 28, 2018

“Life is a Learning Curve” is the quote my 19 year old snowboarding, drumming, stay-up-all-niter college freshman decided to get tattooed on his inner forearm next to the autism puzzle piece in honor of his older brothers journey navigating life on the spectrum.

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These days we have a habit of saying that quote often when we come up against something new, hard, difficult, exciting or confusing. Life IS a learning curve. Do we ever stop learning? Transitions, pain, sorrow, winning, defeat, even success all have a learning curve at their core and what make up a growing life.  After all, wouldn’t the drive just be a tedious ride if all the roads were straight? It really are those curves that drive us forward, empowering and creating empathy, compassion and resilience as we tackle each one.   Like waves on the ocean the learning will keep rolling in. Some of the waves will be easy,  rolling gently and slowly onto the shore and some will crash us right from behind and slam us down on our backs. It’s all a learning, a moving forward, through and back and forth again.   Whenever you hear that inner critic or that debilitating fear rise up” that tells you “you can’t handle this” try and repeat the mantra “Life is a Learning Curve” ; tattoo it on your arm if you need to and remind yourself you are not supposed to have all the answers and that learning is gives your life meaning your your heart a chance soar.

Yoga this Week

Monday Evening Maryhaven Yoga 515pm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Evening at 715pm

Thursday Evening Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture 715 (see below)

Friday Morning Gentle/Healing Yoga 930am

(Please reserve your spot)

Workshops/Retreat/Healing Sessions

 

Thursday, February 1st 715pm-  Synergy Healing Session:  Restorative Yoga, Acupuncture & Reiki with Essential Oils.  Click   Synergy Session Give this gift of healing and restoration to yourself or a loved one.  The middle of winter  is a great time to build up your immune system to stave off illness of body and mind.    $60 Prepaid $75 Day of if space allows – These sessions always fill up – Don’t Delay!   Scroll Down for a Detailed Description of Synergy Healing Sessions. (No refunds after 48 hours but you are free to give your spot to a friend).

 

Yoga for Kids led by Amy Perri – Four Thursdays 3/1 – 3/22 at Rocky Point SchoolYou Do Not Have to Be a Rocky Point Resident to Sign up.  Click here for Registration Form.  Register with the Rocky Point Community Education Department by mailTwo Classes – Four Sessions Each – $50 for all Four.  Grades 3rd to 5th at 320 to 420pm, and Grades K to 2nd at 430 to 530pm

 

Tuesday, February 27th at 715pm  Healing/Gentle Restorative Yoga with Oils & Reiki  Once a Month – Date announced each month – Pre-Registration Required – $20 per person.

 

NEW!!!  Thursday,  February 15th 7 to 830pm – Yoga Sutra Study GroupPlease join us for our first gathering to study 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.  $15 Exchange.

2018 Equinox Goddess Yoga Retreat on Shelter Island is now open for Registration!! September 21st to 23rd.The Autumn Equinox 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!  2018 Equinox Retreat

Yoga this Week – November 12, 2017

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Dearest Yoga Students,

Many changes continue to take place in all of our lives.  Some welcome and some not so welcome, however, I have found they always do lead to an opening, a shift that takes shape and becomes something new and wonderful to explore.  Our yoga practice helps us to learn to meet changes head on with steadiness and ease.  We can take a breath, hold our pose with tenderness and watch the changes take place.  Yoga teaches us that our lives, our bodies  and our minds are malleable, shapeable and that we are never stuck.  We can grow, adapt and become more courageous than we ever thought we could when we let go of fear and walk through that doorway of change.

Yoga this Week

Monday, Maryhaven Yoga at 515pm

Tuesday Morning Yoga at 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Evening Yoga at 715

Thursday 1199 Retiree Riverhead Yoga 11am

Friday Morning 930am Healing Yoga

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

 Events and Workshops

Monday November 27th at 730pm Synergy Session (Restorative Yoga & Acupuncture with Reiki and Oils)  $60 PrePaid.  These sessions always fill up,only three spots open.  Please reserve as soon as possible.  This is an amazing way to both detox after the holiday and prepare for the busy season ahead.

 

AHA Assn. Family Support Group – Thursday November 30th at 630pm at the North Shore Youth Council in Rocky Point,  Never any charge!

 

Friday, December 1st at 7-830pm – Co-Creating Your Life – A Vision Board Workshop at Heart, Mind & Spirit at 106 Prince Road, Store #5, Rocky Point, NY  11778
Call (516) 395-4904.  $30 Prepayment required to hold your spot ($36 Walk In if Space Allows)

 

Monday, December 11th at 715pm Restorative Yoga and Oils (Preregistration Required)

 

Save the Date for our Annual Winter Solstice Gathering – Thursday,  December 21st at 7pm

Click the link Above for all Details

Yoga this Week – April 24, 2017

What we’re trying to do in yoga is to create a union, and so to deepen a yoga pose is to actually increase the union of the pose, not necessarily put your leg around your head.

~Rodney Yee

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Each time we come to our mats, we have a chance to explore interconnection. We begin with our breath and move into our bodies, but it doesn’t stop there. As we create connection with a pose, we adjust, consider, explore, become present and breathe into the experience. We soften into the edges of the pose and watch them dissolve as we flow moment to moment; this might very well lead you to “put your leg around your head”  Integration, alignment and breath leads you deeper into your body, into the mystery.    As you move into this day, feel into the energy around you. Integrate, align and breath within the moments and see if you can increase the most important connection of all; the present.

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Yoga this week

Tuesday Morning Flow 930am with Meditation following class

Wednesday Evening Flow 730pm

Thursday Riverhead Seniors 11am

Friday Morning 930am Gentle/Healing Yoga

(Please RSVP or cancel if your plans have changed)

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Offerings

Wednesday, April 23rd 10-1145am Restorative Yoga,Reiki&Essential Oils with me and Dana Costarelli!!

Restorative Yoga postures gently open the body with little to no effort. Reiki Healing promotes overall well-being and balance while essential oil therapy creates a global shift in the mind, releasing stress and uplifting the emotions. This special class does NOT include acupuncture but will focus more on the healing qualities of restorative yoga with an emphasis on the Chakra System.. $35 Prepaid – $40 Walk In Limited to 8 students

 Monday, May 8th at 730-930pm: Restorative Yoga, Acupuncture & Reiki with Essential Oils

Spring will be here! And Spring is a great time to release, restore and renew your intention to live your life with vitality, purpose and freedom!! Give this gift of healing and restoration to yourself or a loved one.

$60 Prepaid $70 Walk In if space allows – This sessions always fill up – Don’t Delay! Click on http://www.myyogawithamy.com/events for more info.

EQUINOX YOGA GODDESS RETREAT III

Only 4 spots remain open!!!

SEPTEMBER 15- 17, 2017 Join Laurie and Amy for a reflective weekend of yoga, adventure and community on the beautiful shores of Shelter Island. . All Meals, activities and dorm style lodging included. Early Bird Price is $275 if paid in full by May 15th. Thereafter, if space allows price is $300. Click on the link for more info https://myyogawithamy.com/equinox-yoga-retreat-2017/

Yoga this Week – December 11, 2016

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Dear Yoga Students,

Hoping this chilly day finds you safe, warm and grateful. Every time you come to your mat and spend time with yourself you are investing in your health and well being. The season is upon us, it is time to give to yourself so you can give your best to others!  Remember to put your name in the box everytime you make the effort to come to class, the more times your name is in the box, the more chances you have to win that Private Session with me (to do with what you like) and the more vitality, calm and peace you will feel.

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Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am Yoga with Meditation

Wednesday Evening 715pm All Levels Yoga

Friday Morning 930am Healing Yoga

(please let me know if you plan to attend)

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Happenings

Winter Solstice Celebration, December 21st at 7pm

The room is now full.  If you would like to be on a waiting list, please let me know.  If you contacted me directly or put your name on the list, you are IN!!!  If you need to cancel, please let me know so another can take your spot.  Thanks

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Restorative Yoga,Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils

January 19th, 7-9pm

Prepayment required – Please click on Events for Details  https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/ 

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Beginner Yoga Five Week Session in the New Year!  Thursday Mornings 10 to 1130am

January 19, 26 & February 2, 9, 16

Limited to Ten Students–$60 for all Five Sessions–Prepayment required – Three spots left!


Please note that as of January 2017 Class Card Prices will be going up to the following

walk in $15, five card $60 and ten card $120

If you would like to buy another class card at the current rates, please try and do so before the end of the year.  Thank you so much for your on going dedication

Yoga this Week – October 17, 2016

Be Virtuous, Be Giving, Be Positive and allow your actions to come from a place of Loving Kindness and all you may be looking for will be found.  Let everything else go; desires, judgments,  conflicts, friction, ideas.  Let it all go and remain calm and centered in all you do, focusing on understanding, connection and mutual respect.  

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Greetings Dear Friends,

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful colorful, warm Monday!

Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning Yoga at 930am with Meditation

**No Wednesday Evening this Week**

Thursday 11-1pm Riverhead Retirees 1199

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

Friday Afternoon 445pm Mindful Turtle All Levels Yoga

Saturday Morning 11-1pm Yoga Hike Fundraiser

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Happenings

Click on Events Tab for Details

Events & Workshops

October 22nd Yoga Hike in Port Jefferson on the Greenway Trail 11-1pm

October 22nd – Little Portion Friary Hope House 1 to 7pm – Interfaith Festival of Hope for those in Recovery from Addictions or effected by anyone recovering or in the throws of addiction.  Click this link.  http://interfaithfestival.ezregister.com/

October 27th – Rest Yoga & Acupuncture with Reiki and Ess Oils 7-9pm – Only One Spot Open at this Time!

November 12th I will be presenting Long Island Yoga Associan Workshop:  Music, Mantra & Asana – Tuning in to Vibration & Intention 1-4pm at St. Anselm’s in Shoreham (Santi)

 

Yoga this Week – October 10, 2016

The important thing is to be awake now, to feel the transparency, to feel the universal shining through the individual, and then to allow life to express itself though us.

                 Rolf Gates

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Set aside some time to  sit silently and connect to your breath.  Close your eyes and begin listening to sounds around you.  Allow the air of your breath to pass through you with clarity.   Let go of your need to control your outer circumstances, feel the fluidity and transparency of life.  We are not solid; we are light, joy, love and bliss anytime we make the decision to connect to that universal energy and allow “life to express itself through us”.

Yoga this Week

Monday Maryhaven Yoga in Port Jeff Location 515pm

Tuesday Morning Yoga with Meditation 930am in Yoga Room

Wednesday Evening Yoga 715pm in Yoga Room

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am in Yoga Room

Friday Afternoon Yoga 4:45pm at Mindful Turtle in Setauket

(Please reserve your spot for Yoga Room Classes or cancel if your plans have changed)

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Happenings

Click on Events Tab for Details

https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

October 22nd Yoga Hike in Port Jefferson on the Greenway Trail 11-1pm

October 27th – Rest Yoga & Acupuncture with Reiki and Ess Oils 7-9pm – Only One Spot Open at this Time!

November 12th  Music, Mantra & Asana – Tuning in to Vibration & Intention 1-4pm