Rocky Point, New York Yoga, Meditation & Healing Studio

Embrace Change

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 – November 9, 2015

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“In this lovely season when the dance of surrender is obvious, we find large spaces left where something beautiful once lived. As one by one the leaves let go, a precious emptiness appears in the trees.  The naked beauty of the branches can be seen; the birds’ abandoned nests become visible.  The new spaces of emptiness reveal mountain ridges.  At night if you stand beneath a tree and gaze upward, stars now peer through the branches.  This is an important autumn lesson—when certain things fall away, there are other things that can be seen more clearly.  The same truth can be celebrated in our personal lives”

                                        Excerpt from “The Circle of Life” by Joyce Rupp & Macrina Wiederkehr

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With the grace of a tree letting go of her leaves with all her majesty and beauty, we learn to let go, making peace with the transitions in our lives. We face the stark reality that nothing lasts forever.  Things ebb and flow, autumn teaches us to honor what is dying, changing and urges us to embrace the fact that everything is always moving and flowing into something new, even if we are standing still.  Chanting one of my favorite mantras yesterday with a group of open, like-minded people, (sa ta na ma – wha hey guru) reminded me to breathe and embrace these inevitable changes.   The circle of life, death, rebirth and infinity tells us that all endings eventually become beginnings and that the walk through the hallway from a door that has closed behind us maybe dark, maybe challenging, but always leads to yet another opening, another awakening or a new perspective.  Go outside and enjoy the spaces in the trees where now the light comes in.  Feel the sun on your face as you chant:  SA TA NA MA – WHA HEY GURU and allow your life to flow.

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Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow

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Thursday Evening 7pm Yoga Mixed Level Vinyasa

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Friday Morning 930am Healing Yoga

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Happenings

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Friday Night Kirtan at Yoga by the Bay in East Moriches celebrating the studio’s Four Year Anniversary 7pm!!

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 Monday, December 21st Winter Solstice Celebration – Kirtan – Intention Setting – Sangha – Refreshments 7pm

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Gentle Therapeutic/Meditation Class forming in January – Gentle Asana, Philosophy, Meditation, Breath work

Contact me for details

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I am now a Reiki Master!  Very excited to share this gift with you.  Contact me for a Reiki Healing Session or if you re interested in becoming a Reiki Practitioner.  Reiki is a gift you can use on yourself, your family, your pets or anyone you come across that could use some healing energy.  I will be holding a Reiki workshop very soon to inform you of its history and applications in our everyday lives.

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Om Shanti!!!  May there be Peace for you and all beings everywhere!

Amy

 

 

 


Yoga this Week – August 3, 2015

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality.

Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”

Lao Tzu

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Greetings dearest yoga students,

We are in the midst of changes, some that are natural like aging and children growing up.  Others are spontaneous like suddenly losing your job or winning the lottery.  We all feel anchored in what is familiar to us and are comforted in what we can count on, like an old favorite receipe or comfy chair.  However, whether we want change or not, it comes.  Sometimes slowly and sometimes like a tidal wave sweeping us off our feet.  The best we can do is “let reality be reality” and join in with the flow.  Allow yourself time to grieve the past if you need to but with all the compassion you can muster up, don’t resist change or try to control it. Allow the energy of acceptance to flow towards gratitude for all you are able to experience.  Like a beautiful flowing river, allow your life to flow and ebb and flow, using your precious energy to be a part of it all.

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Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow

Wednesday Evening 7pm Yoga on the Beach

Friday Morning 930am Healing Yoga

Sunday Morning 8:45pm Yoga on the Beach

(Please reserve your spot for Yoga Room Classes – Website has all details on beach yoga)

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Events

Join me this Friday at the Earthquake Relief Expo on Lake Ronkonkoma!  I will be leading Kirtan at 530pm followed by a yoga class by Yogi Prakash

Festivities begin at 2pm and go until 9pm – Activities for kids of all ages – Downloadable flyer below!!  Hope you can make it!

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There is still one spot open for the weekend retreat September 18, 19 & 20th!

Hope to see you soon!

Namaste

Amy


Yoga this Week – November 30, 2014

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Greetings Dear Yoga Students,
We all know that change is inevitable, but yet we still long to cling to the known, the familiar, the comfortable.  George Harrison once said, “If we aren’t changing, we aren’t growing”.  Everything that grows must change.  It is just as important to our well being to accept and embrace change as it is to breathe.  Enjoy the moments of your day, embrace all that is in your life with enthusiasm knowing that you will never pass through this day again.  Be open to the shifting landscapes, the rise and fall of emotions, the ebb and flow of energy.  When the waves of change seem to be harsh and the seas are rough around you, remember that you are part of an amazing, vast ocean of movement through which you are inevitably being molded, changed and led in the direction of your divine destiny.
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Classes this Week
Meditative Monday at 715pm
Tuesday Morning 930am with meditation to follow class
Wednesday Evening Vinyasa Flow at 7:15pm
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed – Evening classes require a minimum of four students prior to 5pm to run)
 
HAPPENINGS
Long Island Yoga Association December workshop, Holiday Luncheon and Kirtan on December 6th
A great way to kick off December by going in with Yoga Nidra by Mokshapriya and connecting outward by chanting with me!

Annual Winter Solstice Celebration on Thursday, December 18th at 7pm

All are welcome for Playful Yoga, Chanting, Intention Setting,  and Sangha – All Welcome – Please RSVP

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training – A 20 hour module facilitated by me at Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon – Open to all Yoga Teachers

December 13th, 17th and 21st – Contact me for details.  Would love to have you join me!

January 7th Restorative Yoga, Acupuncture & Reiki with Essential Oils – Reserve your spot…

Click on Event Page for more details…

Stay tuned for return of monthly  Yoga Jams & Reiki Circles, information on our Fall Equinox Retreat and Teen Classes as well as a beginners series coming in the New Year….

Possibilities abound as long as you believe, let go of fear and dive in

 (A Whisper To my doll)

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Yoga this Week – December 23, 2013

 

I hope you are finding time to truly feel the precious moments in your life as they pass.  As we come into this last week of the year, take time to reflect with compassion on all the places you have been.  Reflect on those things that remained the same and the things that have changed; within you and around you.   Allow yourself some quiet time to go within and connect to the silence amidst the rush of comings and goings.  Thank you to all the beautiful yogi goddesses that filled the room on Winter Solstice night!  It was so heart warming to hear all of your intentions and watch you all connect to each other as a spiritual community!!

  I wish for you all a happy, healthy, joy filled holiday season!

A deep bow of gratitude from me to you, Sat Nam.

 

Yoga this Week

Monday Evening at 730pm. 

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Please let me know if you plan on coming, if I don’t get a good response, I will be cancelling class.  So make sure you check into your messages before heading over.

There are no other classes this week.   Enjoy your week!!

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Happenings

 A great way to begin 2014 is to spend the evening with Brian Miller  in our Yoga Room on Friday, January 17th to discuss his new book:

Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs that Impede you on Your Path to a Fulfilling Life

Join author and teacher Brian E. Miller as we unite ancient wisdom with modern science and psychology to explore and implement simple yet very powerful creation tools

that will give you the power to manifest the life you wish to experience.

Based on his latest book “Small Steps to Giant Leaps” Brian will discuss how we can use meditation and other simple, effective techniques to become the conscious creators of our lives. Are you ready to be the master of your destiny?

Copies of the book are available here or on Amazon.  Cost is $15 for book or $35 for Lecture and Book ($5 Savings)

(Cost for Talk and Meditation is $25 Prepaid or $30 at the door  – Please reserve your spot)

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Yoga Jam – January 25th at 830-945am

Join us as we shake of the winter doldrums together!  This class is open to all levels of students who would like to kick their practice up a notch!  Fast paced flows, rockin music and some adventurous holdings sure to build heat, pump up energy and enliven our spirits!!  Please sign up as soon as possible.

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Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oils – Tuesday, February 11th at 730pm

  These classes have been filling up so please reserve as soon as possible.  Payment of $50 holds your spot.


Yoga this Week – December 8, 2013 – Note Change in Winter Solstice Celebration

**Note Winter Solstice Celebration date has changed to Wednesday, December 18th 7-9pm**
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Greetings Dear Yoga Students,
We all know that change is inevitable, but yet we still cling to the known, the familiar, the comfortable.  George Harrison once said, “If we aren’t changing, we aren’t growing”.  Everything that grows must change.  It is just as important to our well being to accept and embrace change as it is to breathe.  Enjoy the moments of your day, embrace all that is in your life with enthusiasm knowing that you will never pass through this day again.  Be open to the shifting landscapes, the rise and fall of emotions, the ebb and flow of energy.  When the waves of change seem to be harsh and the seas are rough around you, remember that you are part of the ocean of movement and that, inevitably, we are being led towards are true direction.
Classes this Week
Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning 930am with meditation to follow class
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
 
HAPPENINGS

Annual Winter Solstice Celebration on Wednesday, December 18th at 7pm

All are welcome for Playful Yoga, Chanting, Intention Setting,  and Sangha

We will also create a group vision board creating a vision for our community and world,

(please bring a few images or statements to add to our board; you can find pictures in magazines, on-line or draw them yourself)

Refreshments will be served – Please RSVP – All are welcome!! 

Stay tuned for January  return of monthly Restorative Yoga and Yoga Jams….

A great way to begin 2014 is to spend the evening with Brian Miller  in our Yoga Room on Friday, January 17th to discuss his new book:

Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs that Impede you on Your Path to a Fulfilling Life

Join author and teacher Brian E. Miller as we unite ancient wisdom with modern science and psychology to explore and implement simple yet very powerful creation tools

that will give you the power to manifest the life you wish to experience.

Based on his latest book “Small Steps to Giant Leaps” Brian will discuss how we can use meditation and other simple, effective techniques to become the conscious creators of our lives. Are you ready to be the master of your destiny?

(Cost is $30 – Please reserve your spot)

Hope to see you in class this week.

Namaste

Amy