Category Archives: Hatha Yoga

Yoga this Week – July 7, 2019

*Please note:  The talented Gretchen will be guiding your practice this Friday Morning*

Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain. 

Doug Coupland

Dearest yoga students,
 Step outside your door and take in all the amazing abundance of the natural world.  We can learn so much from natures rhythms as we allow her to nurture, sooth and remind us we are all part of the same whole.  I get a deep sense of comfort as I watch the birds fly back and forth from tree to tree.   They have the freedom and joy many of us long for.   The many varieties, sizes and colors interact and co-exist in harmony with each other and the world around them, adjusting from season to season with the ability to simply sing after a storm.   Take time to become aware of how the birds, the trees, the water, the wind are orchestrating a beautiful symphony all around you. Try to look up often, walk barefoot to experience the earth,  and enjoy the breeze as it caresses your skin.   Remind yourself you are as free as the birds in the air to sing your unique song in order to  make the world a better place.
“A bird does not sing because it has the answer.  It sings because it has a song.” Chinese Proverb

Yoga this Week

Monday Chair Yoga 1030am

Tuesday Yoga 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Beach Yoga 715pm

Friday Healing Yoga with Gretchen 930am

Events

Yoga and Kayaking  Adventure   in the Setauket Harbor on Saturday August 31st 10am to 2pm – Spots are limited.  Please let me know if you are interested.

Yoga this Week – March 11, 2019

Join us for our monthly Reiki Healing Circle this Tuesday Evening at 7pm.  All welcome.  $10 Suggested Donation.  Contact me to reserve your spot and experience the power of Meditation,  Reiki and Community.  All will receive an oracle card reading and reiki energy.

Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning at 930am with meditation following class

Tuesday Evening Reiki Healing Circle 7-830pm

Wednesday Evening at 715pm

Friday Morning Gentle Yoga at 930am

Please Reserve your Spot or Cancel if your Plans have Changed

Workshops & Events

Tuesday, March 12th Reiki Healing Circle 7 to 8:30pm

Thursday, March 14th Sangha & Soup 12 to 1:15pm

Saturday, March 30th Spring Yoga Walk  at Avalon Park in Stony Brook 1030am

Demystifying Meditation Four Tuesdays in April  7 to 8pm Rocky Point Community Education Click HERE for registration form

Click on the link above for Details and Contact me to Sign Up!

Yoga this Week – January 6, 2019

 

Happy New Year dear Yoga Students,

We had a wonderful time at the Kirtan last Friday night and I was amazed how free and happy I felt the next day!  The energy has stayed with me all weekend.  I was particularly taken with the moment we chanted to “our struggles” during Hari Om Tat Sat which translates as we bow to the truth of all that is sacred.  Our struggles are part of our sacred path.  Just like moving into the darkness from Autumn Equinox to Winter Solstice, it is part of the sacred cycle of our lives to move in and out and forward and back again.  Hopefully we learn to grow,  to leave behind what doesn’t serve us, take with us the lessons and honor the journey.  Here we are, beautiful yogi’s, at the start of a brand new year.  May you all and all beings find peace within your darkness and may we all honor the ever increasing light together as we travel this life together.

 

Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation following class

Wednesday Evening at 715pm

Friday Morning Healing/Gentle  Yoga at 930am

Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed

Workshops & Events

January 22nd – Synergy Session 645pm

February 1st – Kirtan Concert 7pm

February 5th – Reiki Healing Circle

Yoga this Week – November 11, 2018

“Through practice, I’ve come to see that the deepest source of my misery is not wanting things to be the way they are. Not wanting myself to be the way I am. Not wanting the world to be the way it is. Not wanting others to be the way they are. Whenever I’m suffering, I find this ‘war with reality’ to be at the heart of the problem.”

                                                           Stephen Cope

Focus on being at peace with your reality, whatever that might mean to you.  The war within quiets when you cultivate santosha – contentment; allow yourself to bloom wherever you are planted today and within whatever circumstances life finds you.

Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning Yoga 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Morning NSPL in Shoreham 1030am

Wednesday Evening Yoga 715pm with Meditation

Thursday 1199 Retirees Yoga in Riverhead 11am

Friday Morning Gentle Healing Yoga 930am with Meditation

Winter solstice 2016

Events & Workshops

Private Sessions of Reiki, Restorative, Oils and Oracle Card Readings are always available if you or anyone you know is in need of special healing.  Days and times vary according to both our schedules.    Click Here for more Info


Reiki Healing Circle

November 29th – 7 TO 830PM

Join us for a beautiful evening of healing and sharing energy. All are welcome whether you are new to Reiki, a Reiki practitioner, or just curious to know what it’s all about. Reiki is an ancient healing modality and is non-invasive. The healing energy is channeled through the hands of the practitioner to the receiver. Reiki calms the nervous system, releases muscle tension and emotional imbalances. Reiki enhances the body’s own capacity for healing love and light. Contact me for location details if you have never been to my space. Suggested donation $10 per person. If possible bring something to be donated to our local food pantry.

Save the Date!!     Thursday, December 20th at  7pm for our 11th Annual Winter Solstice Gathering

Yoga this Week – October 28, 2018

We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or other people’s models, learn to be ourselves,
and allow our natural channel to open.”
Shaki Gawain

Like so many yoga practices, svadhyaya is the study of the self.  Yoga asana, pranayama, and meditation are all ways to peel off the layers of our false selves and dive in to our authenticity.   To guide us in this process, we can turn again and again to those spiritual teachers that inspire us.  They are there in books, in music, in our dreams, in nature or maybe sitting right across from us at work, home or in our community.  The more open and compassionate to our own “particular genius” that we can become, the more our “natural channels” to the divine open and our dharma (life’s purpose) is revealed.

Yoga this Week

Monday Maryhaven Yoga 515pm in Port Jefferson

Tuesday Morning Yoga 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Evening Yoga 715pm with Meditation

Thursday 1199 Retiree Yoga & Meditation 11am in Riverhead

Friday Morning Gentle Healing Yoga 930am with Meditation

Events & Workshops

Synergy Healing Session – 2 spots currently open

Tuesday Evening November 6, 2018 – 7 to 9pm

Combining Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils


Asperger’s Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Family Support Group

Thursday, November 15th at 630pm

Meetings are held at the North Shore Youth Council located on the grounds of the Rocky Point Intermediate school JAE.  Click here for details AHA Support GroupsThursday,


Reiki Healing Circle

November 29th – 7 TO 830PM

Join us for a beautiful evening of healing and sharing energy. All are welcome whether you are new to Reiki, a Reiki practitioner, or just curious to know what it’s all about. Reiki is an ancient healing modality and is non-invasive. The healing energy is channeled through the hands of the practitioner to the receiver. Reiki calms the nervous system, releases muscle tension and emotional imbalances. Reiki enhances the body’s own capacity for healing love and light. Contact me for location details if you have never been to my space. Suggested donation $10 per person. If possible bring something to be donated to our local food pantry.

Watch your thoughts they become your words,

Watch your words they become your actions,

Watch your actions, they become your destiny

Upanishads

 

 

Namaste

Amy

Yoga this Week – May 20,2018

Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain.
                                                          Doug Coupland

Greetings dear yoga students,

I have been so enamored by all the birds are visiting my feeder this year.  So many varieties, sizes, shapes and colors fill my vision with vibrancy and joy.  I often think about the way they live.  So simply in tune with each other and nature.  They are a constant reminder,  as I sit at my computer  watching them swoop and land and soar,   not to take life so seriously. Much like my time on my yoga mat, observing them reminds me to trust, let go and fly into the moments of my life with purpose, freedom and joy. Birds are truly a miracle to behold, they prove to us that there is a finer state of being we can strive to attain and that state of being is yoga.

Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am Vinyasa Flow for all levels  with Meditation

Wednesday Evening All Levels at 715pm

Friday Morning Healing/Gentle Yoga 930am

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

Workshops and Offerings

Beach Yoga Begins Wednesday Evening June 13th and Saturday Morning June 16th – Click Link for  Beach Yoga 2018

 

Thursday, May 24th Asperger’s Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Family Support Group

Meetings are held at the North Shore Youth Council located on the grounds of the Rocky Point Intermediate school JAE.  Click here for details AHA Support GroupsThursday,

 

 Yoga Hike in Avalon Park – Sat, June 2nd at 10am

Join me and our yoga kula for a lovely Spring Walk Through the beautiful and amazing Avalon Park in Stony Brook. We will meditate along the labyrinth and strike our poses among the trees, ponds and paths in the woods Please RSVP by messaging me on Facebook, texting me at 631-839-0644 or emailing me at yogawithamy@optonline.net. $10 per person

 

Tuesday, June 5th 7-9pm – Yoga Sutra Study Group

Please join us as we continue our study of the sacred text, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.  The Yoga Sutras have many translations and offer us a scientific approach to our yoga practice. These Sutras, or threads, hold a wealth of information and point us in the direction of wholeness and enlightenment.  Together we will interpret sections of the sutras and read from a variety of translations.  Please bring a journal, something to write with a copy of the sutras (if you have one) and an open mind ready for discussion!  Light Refreshments will be served.  $10 Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

2018 Equinox Goddess Yoga Retreat on Shelter Island is now open for Registration!! September 21st to 23rd – A few post still open

.The Autumn Equi2017-09-16 08.25.02nox is an auspicious time to gather together and contemplate both the light and the dark within and without.  This retreat sells out quickly, Click on the link for all the details on how to sign up!  Equinox Yoga Goddess Retreat

Yoga this Week – May 13, 2018

On Children

Kahlil Gibran

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let our bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness; For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.

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 Happy Mother’s Day Dearest Yoga Students,

Whether you are a mother, grandmother, son or daughter – we all have something wonderful to celebrate today; unconditional love.  Think about that term for a minute.  The Wikipedia definition is:  Unconditional Love   is a term that means to love someone regardless of one’s actions or beliefs.  Unconditional love separates the individual from her or his behaviors. The individual is loved unconditionally as a “perfect” child of the Higher Power.
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Revel in what it feels like to be loved without conditions, without judgement with pure loving kindness for who you are.   Focus on the gratitude you have for all the mothers in your life past and present;  your birth mother, a friend, a sister, a diety, a mentor …and then recycle all the love you have been given as an offering to the universe.  Meditate on the amazing creation of life and the cycles that continue on and on and on.  Sa Ta Na Ma…Life, Death, Rebirth and Infinity. 
“A Mother’s Love need not be Deserved” 
Erich Fromm
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Yoga this Week

Monday Maryhaven Yoga 515pm

Tuesday Morning Yoga 930am with Meditation

Tuesday Afternoon Kids Yoga 515pm (last class of session)

Wednesday Evening Yoga 715pm

Thursday Riverhead Retirees 1199 Yoga 11am

Friday Morning Gentle/ Healing Yoga 930am

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

 

Events & Workshops

Thursday, May 17th at 7pm – SYNERGY SESSION:  Restorative Yoga, Acupuncture, Essential Oils & Reiki with Ben Craig

Come and indulge yourself in the amazing healing power of Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture infused with Reiki energy and essential oils. $60 prepaid.  These sessions always fill up.  Please contact me to reserve your spot.  click Here for details.

 Yoga Hike in Avalon Park

Saturday, June 2nd at 10am

Join me and our yoga kula for a lovely Spring Walk Through the beautiful and amazing Avalon Park in Stony Brook. We will meditate along the labyrinth and strike our poses among the trees, ponds and paths in the woods Please RSVP by messaging me on Facebook, texting me at 631-839-0644 or emailing me at yogawithamy@optonline.net. $10 per person

Tuesday, June 5th 7-9pm – Yoga Sutra Study Group

Please join us as we continue our study of the sacred text, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.  The Yoga Sutras have many translations and offer us a scientific approach to our yoga practice. These Sutras, or threads, hold a wealth of information and point us in the direction of wholeness and enlightenment.  Together we will interpret sections of the sutras and read from a variety of translations.  Please bring a journal, something to write with a copy of the sutras (if you have one) and an open mind ready for discussion!  Light Refreshments will be served.  $15 Please RSVP if you plan to attend.