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Yoga this Week – Kirtan on Sunday & New Class Forming!!

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“Clay is molded into vessels and because of the space where there is nothing you can carry water. 
Space is carved out from a wall and because of the place where there is nothing you can receive light. 
Be empty, and you will remain full…”

Dearest Yoga Students

Hoping this email finds you enjoying the bright morning sunshine and aware of all that you have been given in your life.  The more we become empty, the more we become full.  When we give ourselves time to become quiet, stilling the inner chatter of our minds and our bodies, we can become receptive to our lives instead of trying to control the direction.  Try to carve out a little emptiness in your lives as the days become shorter.    If you give yourself the gift of quiet reflection; whether you come to yoga class, journal, sit in silent meditation or cuddle with a loved one, you will allow yourself to be filled with the love, light, energy and peace that is always there for the taking.  A vessel that is full has no room;  so open your doors and windows, de-clutter your inner house and make space for the things that truly matter.


Classes for this Week

Private Yoga Classes and Reiki Healing Sessions are always available – Contact me for details

Monday Maryhaven Yoga 5:15pm


Tuesday Morning at 930am with 11:00 Meditation following class

Yoga for Kids at FJC 4pm – Last Class of Session

  Thursday Evening at 7pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

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

The Yoga Class at Caruso’s Restaurant is suspended until the Spring when we can utilize the beautiful courtyard outside.  Thank you all for your support in raising funds for the Invited Inn Soup Kitchen and Laurel for teaching.  We raised a total of $230!!

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 Kirtan Sunday, November 8th at 3-5pm at Gentle Strength Yoga in Mt Sinai (656-5357)
Kirtan is a call and response form of group chanting that is known to calm the mind, lift the spirits and raise vibrations!  Plus, its fun!!  Join me on harmonium, Dave on Guitar and Jim on percussion as we join together to feed the hungry among us!  $15 per person with an item to be donated to our local Food pantry (non-perishable food items, toiletries, and/or paper goods are always a good idea)

New Gentle Therapeutic Class Forming:  Calling all those who are more inclined to practice a very gentle/therapeutic form of yoga.  This class will be for those new to yoga or simply feel a gentler class is most appropriate due to physical, emotional or spiritual issues.  The class will consist of pranayama (breath practices), gentle yoga postures, philosophy and meditation.  I am looking at either 10 to 1115am on a Monday or a Wednesday.  This will be a session class to start (4 classes for $48).  We need at least four to sign up.  Let me know if you are interested, feel free to pass on the information to someone you feel could benefit.

By popular demand, I am blending essential oils for your enjoyment at home.  Many of you have asked me for the blends I offer during our classes, if you are interested go to my website and click on the Essential Oil blends tab.  I will have some available for purchase when you come to class or you can contact me to order.  This is my newest passion!!

Stay tuned for our next Reiki Circle & Restorative Yoga coming soon

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Enjoy the day, hope to see you soon.



Yoga this Week – October 19, 2015 – No Friday Class this Week

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Never give up. No matter what is going on. Never give up.

Be compassionate. Not just with your friends but with everyone. Be compassionate.

And I say again, Never give up. No matter what is going on around you. Never give up. Never give up.

-The Dalai Lama


Sometimes we feel as if we can’t go on. The mountain is too big, the task too daunting, the yoga pose too difficult, the situation too unmanageable.   It is always helpful to remember that even the most incredible tasks begin  by taking the next or first step, however small or insignificant that step may seem, it is a step forward non the less. Even if it means stepping back, collecting your thoughts, formulating a plan or just taking repose.  Keeping our minds on the action we need to take and letting the result rest in the hands of the universe, allows us to be in the present moment, even in difficult times.   You are enough, you have everything you need to move forward.  All you have to do is believe in yourself, let go of excuses and just begin.




Regular practice of yoga can help you face the turmoil of life with steadiness and stability”


Yoga this Week


Monday Maryhaven Yoga 5pm

Tuesday morning 930am with Meditation to follow in Yoga Room

Tuesday Yoga for Kids at FJC 4pm

Thursday evening 7pm All Levels Vinyasa in Yoga Room

**No Friday Morning this Week**

Yoga at Caruso’s Restaurant 9:45am Sunday Morning

(Please reply to reserve your spot for Yoga Room Classes)

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Yoga at Caruso’s is gaining momentum, our donations are increasing every week, thank you!!!  Our indoor class was awesome  with the sun pouring in and Dave on his guitar, we were breaking down walls and creating space!!  Join us this week as Laurel Torres leads us in her sweet flow!


October 28th Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils – 7 to 9pm.  Here are what some participants are saying:

” I describe it less like a class and more like a healing”

“Amazing restorative yoga last night with you and Ben, thank you. I felt a the love you both put into your work and the rest and healing was amazing.”

Contact me to register for this special session!


Kirtan and Food Fundraiser Sunday, November 8th at 3 to 5 pm at Gentle Strength Yoga in Mount Sinai!


Stay Tuned for the date to save for our annual Winter Solstice Gathering!

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Yoga this Week – October 5, 2015

“Again and again ~ Return like Mountain ~ Release like Ocean ~ Relax like Sky ~And Rest ~ Rest in the Heart of Pure Awareness” Living Buddha


Greetings dear yoga students,

Hoping to see all of you returning, releasing and finding rest this week in your yoga practice!!

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Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow

Tuesday Yoga for Kids at 4pm at FJC School

Thursday Evening 7pm Open Level Class

Friday Morning 930am Healing Yoga

Sunday Morning 9:45am Yoga at Caruso’s with Live Musical Accompaniment

(20% of proceeds from Caruso’s Classes to go to The Invited Inn Soup Kitchen in Rocky Point – Class Cards Honored)




Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils with Ben & Amy – Two Dates to choose from

October 16th 7pm at Peconic River Yoga


October 28th 7pm in our Yoga Room

(These workshops fill up quickly so please reserve your spot.  A prepayment of $55 is due for the session held here on October 28th- Contact Peconic River Yoga for details on how to sign up for October 16th

Watch for announcement on the Kirtan in early November with me, Annalee & Jim!


Reminder Yoga Tonight – Thursday 7pm


Greetings on the chilly first day of October.  Just a reminder that our evering class is now being held on Thursday nights at 7pm, and today is Thursday!  Let me know if you plan on coming if you haven’t already.


This Sunday we have a special guest musician, Dave Benedetto serenading us with his sweet guitar playing at Caruso’s for Yoga.  Sunday morning Yoga at Caruso’s courtyard will be an on going class where 20% of all proceeds will go to the Invited Inn Soup Kitchen in Rocky Point.  In the event of inclement weather,  we will move our yoga indoors to a peaceful space where we will be kept dry and warm.


Never hurts to check your messages or facebook in the event of cancellation of any classes before heading out.  .

Yoga this Week – September 28, 2015

**First week of Thursday night Yoga – Sign up please if you haven’t already***



Good Morning Dear Yoga Students,

Abundance is  always within in us.  Be still for a moment and just listen;  the universe is awakening, see if you can tune in and feel all of that energy.  In a culture of doing, succeeding, acquiring we sometimes forget that all we need to do is tune in to our inner landscape.   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.  Instead, look inside and tune in to your higher nature where “abundance” is based on how you fulfill your dharma or inner calling, in other words, what is coming from you.  Your dharma, or life’s purpose is how you use  your unique talents, ideas, visions or intentions 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.


Yoga this Week – Please sign up in advance for Yoga Room Classes


Tuesday Morning at 930 with Mediation to follow


Tuesday Afternoon at 4pm Yoga for Kids begins its five week session at FJC School


Thursday at 11 to 1pm 1099 Riverhead Seniors Yoga and Meditation


Thursday Evening at 7pm


Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am


Sunday Morning 945am  Caruso’s Courtyard Yoga with special Guest Dave Benedetto serenading us with his rhythmic guitar (inclement weather the class will be held indoors)

(20% of all proceeds collected are donated to the Invited Inn Soup Kitchen in Rocky Point  – Class Cards can be used and purchased)’

Caruso’s Courtyard has such wonderful energy.

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Peconic River Yoga is hosting me and Ben for a night of Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oils on October 16th at 7pm.  Contact PRY at for information


Ask me about special private or semi-private sessions incorporating any of the following:  Yoga Postures, Breath work, Restorative Yoga, Essential Oils, Sound Therapy,  Reiki Healing


Hope to see you soon,