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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

Yoga this Week – September 26, 2016

**Scroll down for events and new Friday afternoon class, Rest Yoga & Acupuncture and more**

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Good Morning Dearest Yoga Students,

Having spent the weekend with one of my favorite yoga teachers, Rolf Gates, I am filled with a refreshed enthusiasm for my practice and my life.  His teachings are rooted in the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali and the Buddha Dharma. Which is both practical experience and loving kindness.   By having an Intention, and paying Attention we can come to a deep Understanding that the basic need to be loved, accepted and forgiven is in all of us and that to begin by forgiving ourselves is to open the wide doorway to forgive others.     The most basic teachings are sometimes the most profound.  I awoke this morning hearing this message:

“The most important things we can do in our life is to not harm ourselves, not harm others and let our actions be rooted in loving kindness.”

At the end of the day, at the end of our lives, aren’t these truly the only things that matter? 

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Yoga this Week

Monday Maryhaven Yoga 515pm  – Port Jefferson Center

Tuesday 930am Yoga & Meditation – Yoga Room

Wednesday Evening 715pm Open Level Class – Yoga Room

Friday Morning 930am Healing Yoga – Yoga Room

Friday Afternoon 445pm Open Level Class – Mindful Turtle Yoga Setauket Center

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Happenings

NEW CLASS;  Beginning this week, I am leading an open level class at The Mindful Turtle in Setauket.  If you would like to start your Friday off with yoga, chanting and a new perspective, go to studio’s website at http://www.mindfulturtle.com/

NEW DATE;  Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils is back!  Next Session is scheduled for Thursday, October 27th at 7pm.  Exchange is $60, spots are limited.  Click this link for more into.  http://wp.me/P1oNYt-1m

Save the date!  Saturday November 12th I will be presenting for the Long Island Yoga Association at Santi yoga in Shoreham – Mantra, Music & Yoga:  Tuning into Vibration and Intention.  click here for more information:     http://www.liyoga.org/vlt63739.htm

 

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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Happenings

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 https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/ 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)

Happenings

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

Jai

Amy

Yoga this Week – March 6, 2016

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Classes this Week

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

This session is currently sold out – Stay Tunes for the next date!

Tuesday Morning Yoga with Meditation 930am

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

Thursday Evening Yoga Flow 7pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

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

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Happenings

Yoga Jam – Saturday, March 19th 9-1030am – Ring in Spring with a detoxing, fun flow sure to charge up your energy and lift your mood!

Gentle Yoga, Breath work and Meditation – Tuesday, April 5th at 4-5pm at the NSPL

Kids Yoga Five Week Series – Tuesdays at 4-445pm beginning April 12th through the Rocky Point Community Education Department – Non-Residents Welcome

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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Happenings

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 http://www.rockypointschools.org

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!

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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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Happenings

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 – January 18, 2015

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Greetings dear Yoga students,

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. describes Ishvara Pranidhana perfectly in the above quotation.  ; having Faith and surrendering to the process even when you don’t know where it will lead you.  The fact is we really never have a guarantee that our plans will work out.  I have experienced many times when fear led me to overthink, manipulate, and try to control every part of a situation,  only to wake up to the fact that all I had to do was relax, trust and be open to the unfolding, which many times was more wonderful than I could have ever imagined!  The yogic  niyama, Ishvara Pranidhana calls us to let go and trust that there is a divine plan working along side you.  Let go of results, trust the process and even when you don’t know where you are going, lift your foot and take that first step!

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***Yoga This Week***

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

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation

Wednesday 10am – Gentle Yoga with Philosophy and Meditation Week 2 – Private Class

Thursday Evening 7pm Open Class

Friday Morning 930am Healing Yoga

This Friday morning I will have one of the students pick the winning name out of our box.  this is the last week to get your name in the running for a Private Session of your choice (A one hour Reiki, Asana, Meditation, Chanting, or any combination).  

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Upcoming Workshops

Monday, January 25th at 7 to 9pm is our very popular

Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oil Session

There is currently two spots open.  This session does require a prepayment of $55 to hold your spot.  For more info click on the link!!  https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

Due to many students requests, keep an eye out for A return of YOGA JAM in February!

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