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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/

Restorative Yoga, Reiki, Essential Oils with Chakra Balancing

Wednesday, April 26th at 10 to 11:45am

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Come indulge yourself in this special relaxation-rejuvenation practice.

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..

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$35 per person prepaid, $40 Walk in if space allows.

Due to the nature of this class spots are limited to 8 participants

 

For those of you in class this morning:  Saraswati and Mudra

Om Shreem Saraswati Om Namaha

New Year Detox – Saturday, January 3rd at 8:45am

New Year Detox – Saturday, January 3rd at 8:45am

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Come and clear body, mind and spirit with an all levels detox flow including a guided chakra meditation and yoga nidra.

We all tend to indulge in rich foods around the holidays but detoxing is more than just physical.  We also may experience emotional heaviness, grief, elation followed by sadness or just plain exhaustion with a sense of being out of balance!

Class will begin with asana infused with flowing,  twisting, forward bending, and kriyas (cleansing practices) for the body, followed by a chakra clearing meditation for emotional grounding and ending with deep yogic relaxation to enliven the spirit.

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Please reserve your spot as soon as possible for this special Saturday morning class.  We need at least four students to sign up for class to run. 

**Special Note:  Please try not to eat anything heavy for at least 2 hours prior to class as we will be doing cleansing kriyas, pranayama and twisting.

Shanti, shanti, shanti!!!

Amy

Yoga this Week – March 24, 2013

The winds of grace are blowing all the time. You have only to raise your sail.
Sri Ramakrishna
Ajna Chakra – Third Eye

Purpose: Generates Intuition & Inner Wisdom

Energy: Soul

Element: Light

Location:  In between the eyebrows

Color Association: Indigo

Embraces: Self-Awareness

Spiritual Lesson: Material Detachment/Open-mindedness

Statement:  I See

 

Anja Chakra located in between the eyebrows is often referred to as the Third Eye. When this chakra opens it is like a gateway allowing divine wisdom to enter our minds. Like the wind it is always there waiting, all you have to do is allow it to flow.

The symbol of OM in the center of the chakra represents the unleashed energy of the Kundulini Snake rising upward. The crescent moon of feminine receptivity embraces the circle above it. This circle is a golden dot which is the essence of spiritual energy. It represents being in your center. When we chant the mantra “OM” we are embracing all of this universal divine energy, OM brings the ego self into union with the spirit self.

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

Henry David Thoreau

The Ajna chakra opens us up to our highest intelligence which is a distinct balance between our intellect (our thinking mind) and our intuition (our feeling mind).
When the the ego realizes that the fulfillment of its highest dreams is only to be found through merging with the Higher Self, the false masks the ego has created fall away and who you thought you were or who you thought you ought to be lose their grip.  What we see is made up of all we were told is good, bad, ugly or beautiful thoughout our life.  Our third eye opens us up to our own inner guidance which may or may not agree with all we have learned.  When the third eye opens,  you allow your true self, with all its individual thoughts and feelings, to shine forth. So Hum, ” I am what I am” There is no guilt, no need for illusion or pretense. You are totally in the present and you realize that the you you have been seeking or trying to change into something or someone else has been there,  in complete perfection,  all along.

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.

Benjamin Spock

Classes for this Week
Monday & Thursday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)

There is a wisdom of the head, and… a wisdom of the heart.

Charles Dickens

Happenings
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The next  four-week Session of Therapeutic Yoga begins April 1st.  Four Wednesdays 11-1215pm.  There is currently one spot open.  Let me know if you would like to attend.  This class is a gentle approach to yoga.  It incorporates chairs, props, breath work, meditation, relaxation and reiki healing.  This class makes Yoga available to everyone, regardless of any phyical limitations. 
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The next Yoga Jam is scheduled for April 20th 8am.  Yoga Jam is a fast paced intermediate vinyasa flow set to rockin’ music and creative sequences.  Sure to jump start your day.  All are welcome!  Please sign up as soon as possible.
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Kirtan with ShaktiPath on April 27th at Jewel of the Lotus Yoga Studio in Islip.  Click on the link for more info http://www.shaktipath.net/events/events.html
May you always allow grace to help you to see all the beauty in and around you!!
Namaste
Amy
Amy Perri RYT500 Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr
631-839-0644 http://www.MyYogaWithAmy.com

Yoga this Week – 9am Start Time for Friday’s Restorative Class

Fifth Chakra Throat Chakra Vishuddha Chakra

To speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks. ~Ben Jonson~
Chakras on the midline of the body
THROAT CHAKRA
SANSKRIT NAME: Vishuddha
LOCATION: Throat area.
COLOR: Sky blue
ELEMENT: Ether/Akasha
ORGANS: Throat, mouth, upper lungs, arms, thyroid and parathyroid.
FUNCTIONS: Communication, speech, sound and vibration.
METAPHYSICAL QUALITIES: True communication, creative expression, knowledge, peace, truth, wisdom, loyalty, honesty, reliability, kindness, gentleness and sense of responsibility.
NEGATIVE QUALITIES: Communication and speech problems, depression, lack of discernment, ignorance, thyroid problems and the tendency to use knowledge unwisely.

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

Greetings dear yoga students,
Hoping this email finds you well.  Spring is almost here and it is time to embrace our creativity and expression.  The visshudda chakra is the center of communication.  When it is balanced we can speak our truth with the wisdom of the heart and the integrity of the mind.  Words are powerful.  They have the ability to heal and destroy relationships.  The words we say to ourselves can empower us or block our own growth as well.   When we align our intellect with what is true for us by connecting to source for guidance, we can speak our truth with confidence and have the ability communicate clearly our wants and needs.  When our throat chakra is open and balanced we have the ability to hear others in the same way.
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
~Chinese Proverb
Saraswati:  Goddess of Creativity, Music and Wisdom
Pay attention to your throat and what rises up each time you feel the need to express yourself. To clear the energy in your throat, chant, sing, hum….open the gateway with vibrational energy.    Before your speak, pause…..pay attention to what is rising up your throat and try to speak and vibrate the highest quality of energy.  As we explore the vishuddha chakra, let us focus on speaking our truth clearly and honestly in the most loving way possible to those in our lives and within our inner dialogue.  Listen to the birds sing as they return after the long winter.  Allow their song to fill you with joy, hope and peace…sing your song, speak your truth, dance into the day as creatively as you can expressing the only truth you can express; that which is inside you.
Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. ~Emory Austin 
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Camel Pose to open the throat

Keep your words soft and tender because tomorrow you may have to eat them.

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Yoga this Week
Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to Follow
Wednesday Therapeutic Yoga – 11am (prior registration required)
Friday Morning Restorative Yoga 
9-11am
Special Class – Special Time
(please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
Happenings
This Friday is Restorative Yoga Friday – Please note the start time is at 9am.  There is a special fee for this class of $15. If you have signed up, please let me know if your plans have changed as there is a waiting list.
Saturday March 23rd 830am ShaktiPath will be playing music for Santi Yoga followed by a session of chanting…click on the link for details  http://www.shaktipath.net/events/events.html
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A new session of Therapeutic Yoga will begin again on April 1st.  Four Wednesdays in April at 11-12:15. The cost is $55.  We may have one or two spots open.   Let me know if your are interested in attending or would like more information. 
Have a Happy St Patricks Day….Shanti
Namaste
Amy
Amy Perri RYT500 Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr
631-839-0644 http://www.MyYogaWithAmy.com

Yoga this Week – March 10, 2013

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

 

The Anahata Chakra – Heart Center

Location – Center of the chest (heart), love Color – Green   Element – Air

Energy – Consciousness Sense – Touch    Mantra – YAM Statement – “I want to give and receive love”

Functions – Anchors the life-force from the Higher Self. Energizes the blood and physical body with the life-force, blood circulation

Glands/Organs – Heart, thymus glad, circulatory system, arms, hands, lungs

Qualities – Divine/unconditional love, forgiveness, compassion, understanding, balance, group consciousness, oneness with life, acceptance, peace, openness, harmony, contentment

Negative Qualities – Repression of love, emotional instability, out of balance, heart problems, circulation problems

“Love is not something that is attached to an object. Love is a state of being in harmony with oneself”
Anodea Judith
Greetings dearest Yoga Students,
The Anahata Chakra is the point of transition between the lower grounding, earthly chakras to the higher, more spiritually based chakras in the upper body.  The stability of the root, the mobility of the sacrum and the power at the solar plexus tranform at the heart to achieve higher goals; goals that come from the heart.  The heart chakra focuses on being in a state of acceptance of life which radiates peace, kindness and compassion internally and externally to ourselves and those around us.  When the heart chakra is open and balanced we break through our ego’s limitations and feel a connectedness to all beings.  You choose to see the good and beautiful around you and feel a strong connection to the divine presence in yourself as gratitude is a common result of an open heart.
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
Lao Tzu
The heart chakra is your most vulnerable place.  When we are hurt in life or love, our first instinct is to build protective walls around ourselves in fear of being hurt again.  These walls, however, only cut us off from the very energy we long for which begins with self-love.  In order to receive or express true compassion and unconditional love, we must first open our heart to ourselves.  Then this beautiful, abundance energy can flow freely, just as the physical heart pumps life giving blood throughout our system, and then receives it back again; the infinite source of compassion, forgiveness and joy that is stored in the recesses of our heart can radiate throughout our lives,  flowing within us, to those around us and then back again.  The  Anahata Chakra holds the ultimate, most powerful healing energy there is on earth and beyond:  Love, Compassion, Forgiveness, Kindness and Joy.
 
The Heart Chakra is deeply associated with Nature and the element of Air, so enjoying this beautiful  day, try taking some time in the outdoors and recite the following mantra to connect with your own heart center:
I am an open channel for divine love
I open my heart and share it with others
I love who I am and embrace the world as it is
 
Yoga this Week
Monday and Thursday 730-9pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with 11am meditation to follow class
Wednesday – 11am – Therapeutic Yoga – Pre-registration was required
Friday Morning 930am
Saturday Morning 8am – Yoga Jam
(Please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have changed)
Adventures in Yoga

This Afternoon!!  Come celebrate the return of light…ShaktiPath Kirtan – March 10th – 530-730pm at the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon. Come bring your beautiful energy and chant with us!!! Click on the link to pre-register or just walk in!   http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/shaktipath.html

Rescheduled Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture for this Wednesday, March 13th is currently full. If you are signed up for this event, please let me know asap if your plans change as there is a wait list. Thank You!!https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

**Yoga Jam Saturday March 16th 8-930am**This class will be intentionally challenging on all levels. A free flowing fast-paced vinyasa sequence set to rockin’ playlists with holdings of some adventurous poses and free style flows mixed in for fun. Class Cards will be honored – $12 Walk In Fee –  Class is currently full, if you are signed up, please let me know if your plans change as there is a wait list for this one as well…

Restorative Friday Yoga will be on March 22nd – $15 for session/$12 for Seniors – Currently one spot left

(Please sign up for the monthly workshops at your earliest convenience)

Where there is Love, there is Life”  Gandhi
Namaste
Amy
Amy Perri RYT500 Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr 631-839-0644 http://www.MyYogaWithAmy.com

Yoga this Week – March 3, 2013

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.

Elisabeth Kubler Ross

The Third Chakra – Manipura – Jewel of the Navel

  • Color – yellow
  • Physical Location – solar plexus
  • Purposes – mental understanding of emotional life
  • Spiritual Lesson – acceptance of your place in the life stream. (self-love)
  • Mental and Emotional Issues – self esteem, fear of rejection, oversensitivity to criticism, self-image fears, fears of our secrets being found out, indecisiveness
  • Information Stored Inside Sacral Chakra– personal power, personality, consciousness of self within the universe (sense of belonging), knowing
  • Seed Sound – RAM

      Greetings dearest yoga students,

This week’s study takes us to the third chakra located in our solar plexus, the Manipura.  This chakra is deeply associated with the relationship you have with yourself.  It deals with self-esteem, personal power, knowing who you are and trusting in your intuition or “gut feeling” to guide you into manifesting your desires and dreams.   How we feel about ourselves determines the quality of our life and how successful we will be in our relationships, our work and our own capacity for self healing.  A balanced third chakra will guide us to our own unique gifts and the work that both gives you pleasure and supports those around you.

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.

Louisa May Alcott

Carolyn Myss describes an element of the Third Chakra in her book Anatomy of the Spirit  as “While we measure our own success in terms of our personal comfort and security, the universe measures our success by how much we have learned”.    The Manipura Chakra is associated with the element of fire, and is meant to transform and challenge us to find our inner strength and connection to our individual higher power when dealing with the world in which we live.  The color yellow, like the sun,  is also associated with warmth and healing.  When we truly find our own personal power, although it will likely take us to new cycles of learning and challenges, it creates a beautiful inner strength that both supports us and nurtures us from the inside.  Fuel your inner fire by repeating the mantra, “RAM” as your read the words below  connecting to that area below your rib cage an around your navel, the Manipura.

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Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

Anais Nin

Yoga this Week

Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with 11am Meditation to follow

Wednesday 11am – Therapeautic Yoga – This session is full and required prior registration

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

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

Happenings

Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture for this Wednesday, March 6th has only one spot left.  Even if you have experienced this healing session before, each time you receive the treatment, you will continue to receive many benefits that address where you are in your life at present. This session is beginner friendly. No prior yoga experience is necessary. https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

ShaktiPath Kirtan – March 10th – 530-730pm at the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon.  Come bring your beautiful energy and chant with us!!! Click on the link to pre-register http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/shaktipath.html

**Yoga Jam Saturday March 16th 8-930am**This class will be intentionally challenging on all levels. A free flowing fast-paced vinyasa sequence set to rockin’ playlists with holdings of some adventurous poses and free style flows mixed in for fun.  Class Cards will be honored – $12 Walk In Fee – Currently three spots left.

Restorative Friday Yoga will be on March 22nd – $15 for session/$12 for Seniors – Currently four spots left.

(Please sign up for the monthly workshops at your earliest convenience)

Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.

Janis Joplin

Love, peace and yoga,

Amy

Amy

Perri RYT500 Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr 631-839-0644 http://www.MyYogaWithAmy.com