**Friday Morning moved to Thursday Morning at 10am for this week**
**Scroll down to see yoga contest, December Yoga Jam and Winter Solstice dates**
Hari Om Dear Yoga Students,
Look around you this morning. Take in the sights and smells of Fall. Breathe in that energy and allow your life to be enough. Call to mind all you have been given. All the blessing and hardships; even trials and tribulations are gifts in disguise. The obstacles in our path allow us to move deeper into our human experience which humbles us enough to be able to reach out for help. Witnessing all the beautiful outreach these past few weeks is an amazing testament to the power of compassion in action.
Dark times can have the ability to move us away from the material into the spiritual; drawing us nearer to the divine source that carries us through the days when we simply cannot walk on our own. Experiencing the light within the dark (yin and yang) we come to the realization that Santosha (contentment) becomes possible no matter what circumstances surround us right now.
Classes for this Week
Monday Maryhaven Yoga 5:15pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation at 11am
**Thursday Morning Healing Yoga 10-1115am**
Thursday Evening 7-815pm
**Please note that Friday morning class is moved to Thursday morning, please let me know if you plan to come**
Win a 60 Minute Private Session
Put your name in the box everytime you come to class and be in the running for a 60 minute private lesson. The busy season ahead causes many of us to skip our self-care practices (like yoga)! Why not make a commitment to take care of yourself this holiday season and be the best you can be. The more times you make it to class and your name goes in the box the more chance you have to win. The hour session can be used in any way you like; reiki, restorative, Vinyasa, meditation, essential oils, etc. Winner will be drawn mid January
Bring a friend to Yoga and receive a Lavender Oil Roll to Go!
I am now blending essential oils for your pleasure outside the yoga room. Many of you have asked me about the blends I commonly give out during savasana, click on the link on my website for details on the blends. Sample them when you come to class!
Yoga Jam! Saturday Morning, December 5th at 8:30 to 945am
Yoga Jam is a fun, Vinyasa flow incorporating energetic music, detoxing pranayama and an engaging sequence sure to leave you energized and uplifted. Please reserve your spot!!
Save the Date for our Winter Solstice Celebration, Monday, December 21st at 7pm!
Co-Creating Your Life A Vision Board Workshop
A vision board I an interesting way to discover your inner passions, desires and dreams. Join us for an evening of self discovery, connection and fun.
Thursday, January 22nd 7-9pm – $15 per person – This evening is beginning to fill, reserve your spot today! All supplies included.
Click on the events page for more info https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/
Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oils on Wednesday, February 4th 7 to 9pm
This session currently has two spots open. Click on the link for more details, reservations and prepayment is required for this special event.
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” The Past and the Future is a joke to me now. I see that they’re nothin’. I see they ain’t here. The only thing that’s here is you and me…..I love you. Not, not like they told you love is….[the story books are bull], love don’t make things nice, it ruins everything! It breaks your heart, it makes things a mess. We, we aren’t here to make things perfect. Snowflakes are perfect, stars are perfect. Not us! Not us!”
Ronny Cammareri, “Moonstruck”
The above quote is one of my all time favorite movie lines. We are not here to be perfect, for our lives to look flawless, to create what society’s idea of a beautiful life is. We are here to have our hearts broken a thousand times because we are meant to experience the oceans of emotions our life is full of. We are here to experience the wonder of being human; with all its hills and valleys, like the moon we continually cycle through a myriad of phases to become whole again. As we near the end of another year, embrace this truth: That loving, and being truly vulnerable in your life doesn’t always look nice and that truly living wholeheartedly means taking the risk that sometimes your heart will break; sometimes you will make a mess.
Our Yoga practice helps us remember that we are perfect just the way we are and that our lives our beautiful as they are. Within our practice we may fall down, sweat, and sometimes struggle just to bear the truth of our bodies and minds but when we get back up again and return to our mats, “We breath and something in us softens, makes space for the imperfections”. So let go of the storybook idea of how your life should look. Let go and enjoy the scenery of today. Be vulnerable, be open, allow grief, joy, success and failure, falling down and getting back up to all be part of the great tapestry that is your life. When you reach into the beauty of imperfection; the crooked tree, the moon’s craters, the clouded sky, tears in a loved one’s eyes, experience it fully, turning away from nothing that you find. The messes will be there, the heartaches will surface, the past and future are but memories and dreams, breathe it all in and find your joy in being present through it all for yourself and those around you.
Yoga this Week
Monday Evening 7:15pm
Tuesday Morning 930am
Special Class Saturday Morning January 3rd 8:45am
Detox Flow with a New Year’s Meditation and Yoga Nidra
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
**Evening classes require at least four to sign up prior to 5pm to run – An email will post by 5 if class is cancelled**
Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture with Reiki & Essential Oils on January 7th at 7pm
Click on events page for more info
January 16th Live Music & Yoga Flow at the North Shore Public Library
Come flow in a Yoga class infused with live musical chanting. Discover how the elements of music and yoga come together as Linda Lindaman leads a gentle flowing yoga class serenaded by Amy Perri on Harmonium & vocals and Jim Romeo on percussion. An uplifting, vibrational experience joining breath, movement, music and spirit! Non-refundable fee: $5. Bring a yoga mat. NSPL cardholders may register in person beginning January 2. Beginning January 5 we will accept registration for non-residents if space permits.
Co-Creating Your Life – A Vision Board Workshop
Thursday, January 22nd 7-9pm – $15
Click on events page for more info
Namaste and Blessings for a healthy, happy, enlightened New Year!