Category Archives: Hatha Yoga

Yoga this Week – August 4, 2013

     warrior pose

Only as a spiritual warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges. The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge, while an ordinary man takes everythingas a blessing or a curse. – Don Juan

 warrior on beach

Greetings to all my peaceful warriors who week after week face the ultimate challenge of coming face to face with their bodies, minds and spirits on their yoga mats.

Breathe in the beautiful energy of summer and be present to all the love that surrounds you.

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Classes for this Week

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Monday and Thursday Evening Yoga on the Beach at Hallock Landing – 715pm start -Contact me for directions or carpooling

We are rapidly loosing the daylight so we will try and begin earlier to get in as many beach nights as possible.

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Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow class

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Friday Morning 930am Healing Yoga

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

Happenings…

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What is Yoga?  An Experiential Journey:  Sign ups began this week for our mini-retreat at the North Shore Public Library.  http://northshorepubliclibrary.org/

Just finished putting together the power point presentation…this is going to be so much fun, I hope to see many of you there.

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The Yoga Darshana Center has one bed left for their September 14th Restoration Retreat in Baiting Hollow.  Check out the schedule, its going to be wonderful.  http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/restorationretreat.html

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Sunday, August 25th – Beach Yoga Fundraiser – Cedar Beach West Parking Lot – 8am

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Yoga Paddle – September 7th at 10am departing from Setauket Harbor  – Details to follow

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Sincerely hoping you enjoyed this amazing summer day.

Surya Managalum

Blessings on the Sun

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Namaste

Amy

Yoga this Week – July 28, 2013

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
 Good Morning 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.  Allow yourself to soar into the day, whatever your plans.  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

Ayurveda – A Holistic Approach to Health

Classes for this Week

Monday Evening Sunset Yoga on the Beach

(Check your messages here or on Facebook by 6pm to make sure weather and tides are cooperating but it looks GOOD!  Email me for directions)

Tuesday Morning 930am Yoga

 Ayurveda Dharma Talk 1045am

(Tuesday’s asana class will end a little early to allow for our own Kishori  to give us a special talk on Ayurveda and how its practice can create well being, vitality and health in our mind body and spirits – come for class or just for the talk, donations appreciated – tea and snack will be served)

Thursday Evening Yoga 730pm in Yoga Room

(High Tide is at 830pm – no beach = no beach yoga)

Friday 930am Healing Yoga

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

Happenings

 July 30th, Tuesday Night Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oils at 730pm

There may be one spot opening up for this session, if you are interested to get on a wait list for this spot, please let me know.  Next Session coming in September

What is Yoga – An Experiential Journey at the North Shore Public Library – August 10th, 10-3pm

Join me and Barbara Delledone on this mini-yoga retreat as we dive into the philosophy and practices of yoga

Sign ups for NSPL Cardholders begin on August 1st, and for Non-NSPL Cardholders sign up begins August 5th

Looking Ahead…

Cedar Beach Yoga Fundraiser – August 25th at 8am – Details to follow

Yoga Paddle – Kayak and Yoga Adventure – September 7th (rain date Sept 21st) – Details to Follow

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Namaste

Amy

Yoga this Week – July 28, 2013

Hatha Yoga
Ha-Sun
Tha-Moon
Yoga-To unite
Hatha Yoga is the practice of uniting our mind, body and spirit.  It is a practice that also balances our energies.  Our Masculine (Paternal), Ha, energy is one of heat, movement and effort.  Our Feminine (Maternal), Tha, energy is one of cooling, quiet compassion and receptivity.  In a recent discussion sparked by a dharma talk led by Wade Imre Morresette, it was said that our society has become accustomed to leading with the Ha energy of the masculine.  In other words, we are focused on the doing, the accomplishing, the end result without considering the Tha energy that deals with love, kindness and a concern for all involved.
Our Yoga practice connects us to both these energies, however, our intention before, during and after class should be one of receptivity.   As we move through our physical practice we create heat and are immersed in the “doing” of our poses.  As we come into stillness, we become quiet, receptive and open to the teachings within and without.   Having a balance between these two energies enables us to skillfully maneuver through our lives and act in the most productive way for all involved.
Think about it for a moment,  how would moving into the receptive energy of the moon, allowing our intention to rest on loving kindness and unconditional love, change the way we “do” things?   From cleaning our home, to traveling our roadways, doing our jobs, to speaking to a loved one, our “Ha” energy will allow all we do to shine forth with love, compassion, forgiveness and a sense of connection to all who will be affected by our actions.
 
Classes for this Week
 
**Monday and Thursday Sunset Beach Yoga at 730pm**
Weather  and Tide Permitting Evening classes will be held  down at Hallock Landing Beach for the summer .  Email me if you need directions.
Please check your email or facebook page before heading to class – Tides and Weather look perfect for this week!!
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You can either meet me here between 7 and 71opm or down at the beach for 730pm start – Be mindful of No Parking signs  
Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow class
 
Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am
Please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have changed.
Happenings
Restorative Yoga, Acupuncture & Reiki with Essential Oils will be on Tuesday Evening, July30th at 730-930pm.  Please reserve your spot as soon as possible and arrange to get your payment to me by Wednesday next week, thanks.

Still a few spots left for Yoga Darshana Center”s Restoration Retreat at Camp De Wolfe in Wading River in which I will be attending as well as leading a class.    This is a great way to experience the joys of a retreat experience right in your own backyard.   Click on the link to reserve your spot.  http://yogadarshanacenter.com/restorationretreat.html.  Stay for one day or overnight..all levels welcome.

For more information go to www.MyYogaWithAmy.com and click on the events page.

Yoga this Week – July 14, 2013 – Evening Beach Yoga

“We cannot teach people anything;
we can only help them discover it within themselves
                                     Galileo Galilei 
 
 
Dearest yoga students,
 
It is my intention,  as I guide you on this path of yoga,  is for you to deepen your connection to your own minds, bodies and spirits in an intimate way, so that you can trust the true teacher that lies within and let it lead you, without fear, to the inner garden of your soul.  
 
 
 
 
Classes for this Week
 
**Monday and Thursday Evening Beach Yoga at 730pm**
Weather  and Tide Permitting Evening classes will be held  down at Hallock Landing Beach for the summer  –
Please check your email or facebook page before heading to class
The tides and heat index looks questionable for tomorrow night so stay tuned, I will post location by 6pm
You can either meet me here between 7 and 715 or down at the beach for 730pm start – Be mindful of No Parking signs  
 
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Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow class
 
Friday MorningHealing Yoga at 930am
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Please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have changed.
 
 
Happenings
 

Still a few spots left for Yoga Darshana Center”s Restoration Retreat at Camp De Wolfe in Wading River in which I will be attending as well as leading a class.    This is a great way to experience the joys of a retreat experience right in your own backyard.   Click on the link to reserve your spot.  http://yogadarshanacenter.com/restorationretreat.html.  Stay for one day or overnight..all levels welcome.

The next Yoga Jam will be on Saturday, July 20th at 815am.  We need at least four students to sign up for the class to fly.  This class is open to adventurous yogis of all levels.  It is a free-flowing, fast-paced vinyasa class set to rockin’ music incorporating some group and/or partner flows.  Please let me know if you would like to reserve your spot to experience a joyful, fun practice that is sure to lift your energy to new heights.

Restorative Yoga, Acupuncture & Reiki with Essential Oils will be on Tuesday Evening, July 28 at 730-930pm.  Please reserve your spot as soon as possible as these sessions have been filling up fast.

For more information go to www.MyYogaWithAmy.com and click on the events page.

 
 
 
Hope to see you in class real soon.
 
Namaste
Amy

Amy Perri
Registered Yoga Teacher
631-839-0644
Yogawithamy@optonline.net
 

Yoga this Week – July 7, 2013

Yoga this Week - February 25, 2012

 

When you do yoga postures,
surrender to the moment,
be in the moment,
don`t worry about weather
you can touch your
toes or not,
just experience the process.

Then try to carry this attitude
into the rest of your day,
away from tension,
guilt and anxiety.

Experience is the door
to the here and now.

                    Amrit Kala

 Hari Om dearest yoga students, 

Non-attachment is one of the most difficult aspects of our practice to attain.  We attach ourselves to an ideal of what our life should look like, what our yoga practice should feel like, what our world should be like and then only create suffering when it does not measure up.  To truly be in the process,present to the here and now is a gift.   When we walk through that doorway, we feel the guilt, shame and anxiety, which have become like guests who have overstayed their welcome, slip away.  We all deserve to be free, we all deserve to experience joy and true joy and freedom is only found in one place:  the here and now…

If you plan on joining in for Beach Yoga, we will meet at my house and carpool down to Hallock Landing Beach  – Check Email or FB Page by 5pm to see if class will be on the beach or in our yoga room.  If you decide to drive down on your own, please be mindful of the “No Parking” Signs.  Contact me if you have any questions.  I hope to continue this beautiful tradition of taking our yoga outdoors and I appreciate your patience as we work out the details.  I promise you, it is worth it!!!

Yoga this Week

Monday Night Beach Yoga 715pm – Hallock Landing Beach –

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow

Thursday Evening at 730pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

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

 

Happenings

Still a few spots left for Yoga Darshana Center”s Restoration Retreat at Camp De Wolfe in Wading River in which I will be attending as well as leading a class.    This is a great way to experience the joys of a retreat experience right in your own backyard.   Click on the link to reserve your spot.  http://yogadarshanacenter.com/restorationretreat.html.  Stay for one day or overnight..all levels welcome.

The next Yoga Jam will be on Saturday, July 20th at 815am.  We need at least four students to sign up for the class to fly.  This class is open to adventurous yogis of all levels.  It is a free-flowing, fast-paced vinyasa class set to rockin’ music incorporating some group and/or partner flows.  Please let me know if you would like to reserve your spot to experience a joyful, fun practice that is sure to lift your energy to new heights.

Restorative Yoga, Acupuncture & Reiki with Essential Oils will be on Tuesday Evening, July 28 at 730-930pm.  Please reserve your spot as soon as possible as these sessions have been filling up fast.

For more information go to www.MyYogaWithAmy.com and click on the events page.

 

 

 

Yoga this Week – June 30, 2013

It is time. If you are to walk the path of heart, then it is time…”

If not now, when? If not me, who? To walk the path of the heart is a great honor. Every human has the choice to walk this path, but very few will decide to make it. Why? Well, because you can’t act and behave like everyone else behaves. You must be the person who will learn to look within. You must be the person who will be fully accountable for yourself. You must be the person who prays and meditates. You must be the person who will sacrifice. You must decide to be a Peaceful Warrior

–Nippawanock, ARAPAHOE

Greetings to all my Peaceful Warriors,

Hoping you all have enjoyed this wonderful summer weekend!  We will try for Sunset Yoga Classes on the beach – weather and tide permitting.   If you plan on joining in for Beach Yoga, we will meet at my house and carpool down to Hallock Landing Beach as I have a sticker to park in the lot – Check Email or FB Page by 5pm to see if class will be on the beach or in our yoga room.  If you decide to drive down on your own, please be mindful of the “No Parking” Signs.  Contact me if you have any questions.  I hope to continue this beautiful tradition of taking our yoga outdoors and I appreciate your patience as we work out the details.  I promise you, it is worth it!!!

Our freedom affords us a myriad of opportunities in our lives.   One of the most important ones is the opportunity to pursue any spiritual path we desire to explore in our own individual way. I express much gratitude to all of you for enabling me to bring yoga into your lives.  The freedom to teach yoga and bring the physical and spiritual disciplines to my students is a privilege that propels my spiritual path farther and wider than you will ever know.  Take a moment to say a prayer of gratitude to all those that fight for freedom in small and large ways and enjoy your life as it is today.

 

 

Yoga this Week

Monday Evening 715pm – Beach Yoga –  Weather Permitting

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow Class

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

**No Thursday night class – Happy Fourth**

Happenings

The next Yoga Jam will be on Saturday, July 20th at 815am.  We need at least four students to sign up for the class to fly.  This class is open to adventurous yogis of all levels.  It is a free-flowing, fast-paced vinyasa class set to rockin’ music incorporating some group and/or partner flows.  Please let me know if you would like to reserve your spot to experience a joyful, fun practice that is sure to lift your energy to new heights.

Restorative Yoga, Acupuncture & Reiki with Essential Oils will be on Tuesday Evening, July 28 at 730-930pm.  Please reserve your spot as soon as possible as these sessions have been filling up fast.

For more information go to www.MyYogaWithAmy.com and click on the Events Page.

Victory to our Spirits
and
Peace to All Beings…Jai!!!
Namaste
Amy
 

Yoga this Week – June 9, 2013 – No Thursday Night this Week

“I’ve come to believe that the highest form of prayer is to pray and yet ask for nothing.  To resonate with awareness, acceptance, and gratitude is surely to pray.  To breathe and accept gratefully the air that surrounds me into my body…..to be conscious of this, as we breath,
turns the physical practice into a devotional one”
                                            Sting

Dearest Yoga Students,

Hoping this moment finds you  consciously breathing and accepting gratefully all that surrounds you.   Whether you accept your present circumstances graciously or with a heavy heart, acceptance is the key that unlocks the door to serenity.  It is my intention that as you dive deeper and deeper into your yoga practice,  you too begin to find the spiritual foundation that yoga is built on.  Allow the feelings  of gratitude and loving kindness  that arise during your practice to become your “prayer” of devotion to  that universal energy that works through all things including you.    

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Yoga this Week

Monday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to Follow

Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

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

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Happenings

Restorative Yoga, Acupuncture and Reiki is this coming Tuesday evening at 730pm – This workshop is currently full – If you are attending, please try and arrive a few minutes early and bring an extra blanket if you desire.  Looking forward to seeing you all!!

Mind over Madness Summer Solstice in Times Square is on June 21st, we have signed up for the 530pm class with Rodney Yee.  If you would like to join us click on the link and reserve your spot.  This event is free and we plan on traveling by train as a group!  https://www.facebook.com/events/362940040473493/

Yoga Darshana Center is hosting their Restoration Retreat at Camp De Wolfe in Wading River in which I will be attending as well as leading a class.    This is a great way to experience the joys of a retreat experience right in your own backyard.  Rooms are filling up fast.  Click on the link to reserve your spot.  http://yogadarshanacenter.com/restorationretreat.html

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Amy

Yoga this Week – May 25, 2013

Sagittarius _lunar_eclipse

The Phoenix rises from the ashes of the past.  You, too, can recreate yourself and make a fresh start.  You can experience a Brilliant Breakthrough.  That is this Full Moon’s message.”

Hatha Yoga 

        Ha – Sun           Tha – Moon       Yoga – to connect

Hatha Yoga is to connect and balance the elements of the sun and moon that lies within us.   In the early morning hours there was a full moon lunar eclipse.  This astrological event is both mysterious and powerful.  The energy of the full moon reminds us that we are complete, whole and abundant exactly as we are.  As the full moon reflects the brillance of the sun, our energetic, powerful “Ha”, sun element shines through and lights up our receptivity “tha” moon energy.  The sun and moon are deeply connected as is illustrated as the earth moves in front of the sun and changes the color of the white moon to a dark red filtering a small amount of sunlight on its surface.  This ha and tha energy within us are deeply connected as well.

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The full moon reminds us that all that has occured within our lives in the last month has led up to this moment.  It is a time to sit back, watch, allow and let it all be.  There are times for action in our lives and a time to let go.  Within our asana practice there are times of expending great effort to release energy, wake up our bodies and quiet our minds.  There are also times when we hold the pose, release in relaxation, sit still, let go and trust the process.  This ebb and flow, giving and receiving creates the balance we so long for in our lives.  We simply cannot hold on to pleasure  or force pain to go away, try as we might, we must accept as best we can the process.  Just as the moon cannot possibly hold on to its fullness or emptiness, we must let go and allow our lives to unfold;  trusing the phases of waining, waxing and fullness to bring us to wholeness again.

 

Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am Yoga with Meditation to follow class

Wednesday Morning 11am Therapeutic Yoga

Thursday Evening 730pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

(Please reserve your spot or let me know if your plans have changed)

**There will be no Monday Night Yoga this week in honor of Memorial Day, However….if it is a beautiful day (which we all could use), check your email, as you may be able to find me down at Hallock Landing Beach leading a practice if I get a good response from you all.**

15 Powerful Quotes of War in Honor of Memorial Day

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Happenings

ShaktiPath Kirtan this Friday Night at the North Shore Public Library – May 31st 7-845pm https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/ or

https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/419400154833706/

Yoga Hike this coming Saturday – June 1st 830-11am – Corwood Landing – Please join us for an easy hike down to the beautiful shores of Long Island Sound incorporating a gentle practice on the beach…click on the link for more info or to reserve your spot https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/ or

https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/599249670085501/

Yoga Jam, Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture also coming in June….https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

Have a wonderful Memorial Day!  Much love and gratitude to all that serve in small or large ways….sending energy of peace, peace and perfect peace

Shanti Shanti Shanti…Om!

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Amy