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Yoga this Week – December 11, 2017

Restorative Yoga Tonight 12/11 at 715 – Two Spots Open!!

December Contest & Holiday Offer

Put your name in the box every time you come to class.  We will pull a winner mid-January.  The more times you attend, the more chances you get to win a 60 minute private session to focus on anything you would like!!  Don’t skimp on your practice when you need it the most.

A FREE ESSENTIAL OIL ROLL on will accompany any Gift Certificates purchased before the end of the year!  Gift Certificates can be for any dollar amount and include class cards, private sessions, and reiki healings.  Certificates can be sent through the internet if you are not able to come in physically.


Its hard for me to take in the fact that next week will be our 10th Annual Winter Solstice Gathering!  Ten years of having all of your amazing energies in the yoga room to share this auspicious time of year.  This is one of my favorite gatherings and one I truly treasure. It not only celebrates the wonderful return of the sun but also honors the connection we have to each other in this community of like minded people. We come to our mats from all corners of life and various transitional stages.  We come to our classes, not only to empower our connection to our selves but, sometimes more importantly,  to connect and help empower each other! Just your presence and persistence in showing up inspires and is a true power of example to others, including me.   The room if filling up, please rsvp if you plan on coming next week, Thursday, December 21st 7 to 9pm.  Click on the link for details.  And remember to dress sparkly, festive and fun!!  https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

Yoga this Week

Monday Monthly Restorative Yoga at 715pm ($15 Cash Exchange Please) only two spots open!

Tuesday Morning Yoga with Meditation at 930am

Wednesday Evening 715pm Yoga

Friday Morning Healing/Gentle Yoga 930am

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

Events and Workshops

Monday, December 11th at 715pm Restorative Yoga and Oils $15 per person (Preregistration Required)

Save the Date for our 10th Annual Winter Solstice Gathering – Thursday,  December 21st at 7pm – $10 Suggested Donation and a Dish to Share 

 

Special Holiday Week Class on Thursday Evening at 7pm to 830pm – Gentle Yoga/Restorative Asana, Yoga Nidra with Sound Healing & Reiki Circle Meditation, December 28th

Coming in the New Year:  Monthly Satsang – Talks on Philosophy, Sacred Yogic Scriptures and how to apply these ancient teachings to our modern lives.

This will be a interactive group meeting once a month. Details to follow.  Let me know if this interests you.

Click the link Above for all Details


Yoga this Week – January 15, 2017

**No Tuesday Morning Class this Week**

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We can either let our thoughts pull us in different directions like wind blows a leaf at will or we can stop and be the still point like a tree, standing firm as the turbulence moves around and through us.  We cannot stop the mind, just like we can’t control people, places or things around us, but we can choose to be the calm force amidst the changing winds.  Meditation teaches us to “be still and know”, becoming still allows us to see our thoughts with clarity so when we leave our practice we have a better sense of who we are and what is really important to us. These truths lie beneath habitual thought patterns, stilling your body, focusing on your breath is like going underneath the water to discover that an entire new world exists beneath the surface..  A world that lives within you. A world that is calm, focused and knows exactly how to be in this sometimes confusing environment of the mind.

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Wednesday Evening 715pm

Thursday Morning Beginner Series Begins 10am (Full to capacity)

Thursday Evening 7pm Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture (one spot open)

Friday Morning 930am Gentle/Healing Yoga

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Three Part Meditation Series begins on January 23rd at 7pm at the North Shore Public Library – Call the library to sign up – You do not have to be a card holder

Monthly Support Group for Families with children on the Spectrum begins in February.  This group is run at the North Shore Youth Council from 630 to 8pm on the fourth Monday of every month and facilitated by me with guest speakers on tap.  Go to the website for details  www.AHANY.org   This group is open to all and there is never any fees.

September Equinox Yoga Retreat is taking deposits and spots are being reserved.  Click on the link for more details.  https://myyogawithamy.com/equinox-yoga-retreat-2017/

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Elevate, Connect & Enjoy our Sangha

Mantra, Music and Asana: Tuning into Vibration & Intention this Saturday November 12, 1-4pm

Long Island Yoga Association presents their November Workshop: Mantra, Music and Asana: Tuning into Vibration & Intention with Amy Perri, eRYT500 and friends. Discover how the elements of music, mantra and yoga come together in this uplifting, informative workshop. During this auspicious time that is flowing toward the season of gratitude, we will elevate our vibrations in body, mind and spirit to send out the energy of peace, love and non-violence in a world that so desperately needs each one of us to do so. As a yoga community, we will discover the amazing, energy-shifting power of both a gentle, slow-flow asana class and kirtan serenaded by the rhythms of live music. The day will begin with a dharma talk, followed by an asana class and conclude with a Live Musical Kirtan (A call and response form of group chanting). Amy on Harmonium, Dave DeBenedetto on Guitar and Jim Romeo on Percussion will lead you through original compositions of simple, ancient chants. This workshop is for all levels and no experience necessary.

Click on the link to sign up!!

http://www.liyoga.org/index.htm


Yoga this Week – September 26, 2016

**Scroll down for events and new Friday afternoon class, Rest Yoga & Acupuncture and more**

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Good Morning Dearest Yoga Students,

Having spent the weekend with one of my favorite yoga teachers, Rolf Gates, I am filled with a refreshed enthusiasm for my practice and my life.  His teachings are rooted in the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali and the Buddha Dharma. Which is both practical experience and loving kindness.   By having an Intention, and paying Attention we can come to a deep Understanding that the basic need to be loved, accepted and forgiven is in all of us and that to begin by forgiving ourselves is to open the wide doorway to forgive others.     The most basic teachings are sometimes the most profound.  I awoke this morning hearing this message:

“The most important things we can do in our life is to not harm ourselves, not harm others and let our actions be rooted in loving kindness.”

At the end of the day, at the end of our lives, aren’t these truly the only things that matter? 

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Yoga this Week

Monday Maryhaven Yoga 515pm  – Port Jefferson Center

Tuesday 930am Yoga & Meditation – Yoga Room

Wednesday Evening 715pm Open Level Class – Yoga Room

Friday Morning 930am Healing Yoga – Yoga Room

Friday Afternoon 445pm Open Level Class – Mindful Turtle Yoga Setauket Center

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Happenings

NEW CLASS;  Beginning this week, I am leading an open level class at The Mindful Turtle in Setauket.  If you would like to start your Friday off with yoga, chanting and a new perspective, go to studio’s website at http://www.mindfulturtle.com/

NEW DATE;  Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils is back!  Next Session is scheduled for Thursday, October 27th at 7pm.  Exchange is $60, spots are limited.  Click this link for more into.  http://wp.me/P1oNYt-1m

Save the date!  Saturday November 12th I will be presenting for the Long Island Yoga Association at Santi yoga in Shoreham – Mantra, Music & Yoga:  Tuning into Vibration and Intention.  click here for more information:     http://www.liyoga.org/vlt63739.htm

 


Yoga this Week – June 13, 2016

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Let us meditate on the light of the sun, which shines on all living things and everything in between.  Let this pure light of intelligence illuminate our intellects so that we may make the right decisions at the right time for the good of all.  Let there be peace, and peace and perfect peace everywhere!

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Greetings dear Yoga Students,

Hoping this email finds you safe, content and free!

Chanting the Gayatri Mantra, specifically in increments of 108 (sacred number), brings about calm, focus and sends intelligent energy out into the world.  We will be chanting this mantra at 915am before the start of our asana class to help raise the vibration in  and around us.

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(Chanting begins 15 minutes before the morning classes…join us as we greet the day with this meditative, uplifting practice!!  Come and chant, listen or warm up for asana. )

Monday Maryhaven Yoga 5:15pm Port Jefferson Center

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow

Wednesday BEACH YOGA 7pm Broadway Beach – See below for details!!!

Thursday 1199 Retierees  11am Riverhead Center

Friday Morning Healing/Gentle Yoga at 930am

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

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Happenings

Live Drumming for our first beach class – June 15th!!!  If you would like to come and drum with Jim Romeo, let me know!!!  This Wednesday, June 15th begins our Sunset Beach Yoga Classes. This will replace the current Thursday evening class for the summer. (Always check the website or Facebook page for any changes before heading down, especially if the weather looks iffy)  I hope you will consider joining us on the beach for this amazing experience.  Carpe Diem!!  Seize the day and get out into the light. Sundays will begin on June 26th at 9am.   Click the link for details.  https://myyogawithamy.com/beachyoga/

The Rocky Point Farmer’s Market is now open on Sunday mornings right on Broadway!!  Be sure to stop in and shop locally.

Watch for the date for our annual Yoga & Kayaking Adventure!!  Any suggestions of a great place to kayak and rent boats would be appreciated.

Next Restorative Yoga & Acupuncture date is Wednesday,  August 3rd – Save the date if you would like to attend.  $60 Prepayment holds your spot

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Yoga this Week – February 15, 2016

 

    “Shall I tell you what I find beautiful about you?  You are at your very best when things are worst”  Starman

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Utkatasana (chair pose)  exemplifies the amazing ability of the human spirit to rise up and find the strength, grace and power we didn’t even know we had.  We have all had experiences  where   the bottom seems to fall out from underneath our life; a devastating phone call comes or some unexpected turn of events sends life into a tailspin.   It is at precisely these times, when help seems to come out of nowhere; people organize themselves to help, families let go of their differences to work together for the common goal, friends come from all directions.  It is at our worst,  that we become our very best.

If you have a moment today, take chair pose for a few breaths.  Breathe into the grounding at your feet, feel how your heart lifts and your hands reach up toward the sky.  Embodying this powerful pose allows us to experience our own power and also the source of power around us that enables us to lift ourselves  up and bask in the light and love that is always there.  Thich Nhat Hahn says “No Mud, No Lotus” which means that we must go through the dark, the struggles, the sticky stuff to reveal our true beauty.   In the depths of the winter, dig deep and reach high.  Spring is surely on its way and  we await its coming with joy, strength and resolve.

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Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation

Wednesday at 630pm – Private Class for Girl Scout Troop

Thursday Evening at 715pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

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

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This Friday night join us for Kirtan at the North Shore Public Library 7 to 830pm

Kirtan is a form of call and response singing and chanting mantra as a path to meditation, joy and connection.  No experience necessary and there is no charge.  Call the library at 939-4488 to register.

Yoga Jam!!  Sunday Morning February 21st at 9am – Yoga Jam is a fun, faced pace vinyasa flow set to a rockin’ playlist to ramp up our energy, move prana and build inner heat.  Please register – We need at least 5 students to make it happen!!

March 7th Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils returns!  There are currently three spots open.  $55 holds your spot, contact me for details.

Namaste

Amy

 


Yoga this Week – January 25, 2016

**Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils tonight at 7pm – Please be mindful to park head in to curb to make room for all the cars among the snow piles**
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart. ~
Marcus Aelius Aurelius

Greetings dear yoga students,

Hoping this email finds you fostering a sense of grateful anticipation for the day and week ahead. Acceptance of life circumstances does not mean to give in, give up or throw in the towel. Acceptance is looking at what fate has brought to your door, examining the facts with an open heart and clear mind and then from deep within gather the courage to do what you need or do – which in some instances is the courage to do absolutely nothing. Whenever we are at odds with something, feel “off-kilter” or are experiencing anxiety, it usually can be traced back to our inability to accept what is happening in the present moment. Acceptance enables us to enjoy the scenery of our lives the way it is, even if it is not what we expected. So dive in to the present moment of your life today and meditate on the areas that you meet with resistance; breathe a compassionate breath, bless your circumstances, love the people who join you on your journey with all your heart and find the peace and serenity that comes with true acceptance.

Classes for this Week

Monday Maryhaven Yoga 5:15pm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow Class

Wednesday Gentle Yoga with Philosophy & Meditation 10am  (Private Class – Week 3)

Thursday Evening Yoga 7pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

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

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Happenings

The winner of our Private Session was pulled out of the box on Friday!  Congratulations to Barbara J!!  There were so many names in the box and I thank each one of you for participating!  This was so much fun, I think we will plan on doing it again soon!

February 19th Join us for Musical Chanting – Kirtan – at the North Shore Public Library.  Registration begins February 1st.  This is a free event and open to all

Yoga Jam – February 21st 9am Sunday – Sign up in advance

Hope to see you in class.

Om, shanti, shanti, shanti!

 


Yoga this Week – November 30, 2015

**Scroll Down for info Rocky Point PTA Holiday Boutique- NSYC Fundraiser – Winter Solstice**

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“You can look at every single problem in your life as an opportunity for some greater benefit;

you stay alert to opportunities by being grounded in the wisdom of uncertain,

so when your preparedness meets opportunity,  the solution will spontaneous appear.” 

Deepak Chopra

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Dear yoga Students,

My wish for you on this beautiful Monday morning is that you find yourself feeling grounded in in the wisdom of uncertainly surrounding yourself in peace.   The wisdom of uncertainty is based in the reality that we are merely floating through space and time, traveling to  unknown shores.   It is relinquishing our perceived control and going with the flow of our lives, open to possibility at all times.  When we get stuck in trying to control, we become attached to outcomes and instead of being open to possibilities, we become closed and miss the very solution that is presenting itself.  Grounding yourself in the wisdom of uncertainty, allows you to be free to explore, create and be spontaneous.  These are the true gifts of being alive.

 Whether you are trying to balance in a yoga pose, sit on your meditation cushion, or enjoying a holiday if your trying to achieve perfection, it will only elude you,  create judgments, increase stress and take you away from the very energy you desire.  Instead breathe into the possibly of just being and see what arisises.   Stay open, flow and float, enjoy the moment and find the serenity and excitement  that comes from resting in the field of uncertainty.

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Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow class

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Thursday Evening 7pm Open Class

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Friday Morning 930am Healing Yoga

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December 5th:  Join me at the Rocky Point PTA Holiday Boutique this Saturday,  from 9am to 3pm

I will have a table with my essential oil blends, incense, books and special discount pricing on class cards, gift certificates and private sessions

I will also be offering mini reiki sessions and oracle card messages!  Come stop by and visit me!

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December 12th:  Yoga & Live Music Fundraiser at the North Shore Youth Council at 10 to 11am!

$10 per person – All proceeds go to the NSYC Scholarship fund to benefit struggling students in the surrounding school districts with higher education costs.  Contact:

http://www.NSYC.org

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December 21st:  Winter Solstice Celebration 7pm– My favorite holiday party of the season.

This year we will have our whole Kirtan band together (Me, Annalee, Jim and Dave).  Bring any percussion instruments you have to help make some noise on this night of deep darkness celebrating the return of light!!  A small dish to share is much appreciated.  Let me know if you plan on attending.

January 2016 – Gentle/Therapeutic Yoga, Meditation and Philosophy Class forming – Please let me know if you are interested!  I can’t wait to teach this class!

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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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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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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 – October 19, 2015 – No Friday Class this Week

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Never give up. No matter what is going on. Never give up.

Be compassionate. Not just with your friends but with everyone. Be compassionate.

And I say again, Never give up. No matter what is going on around you. Never give up. Never give up.

-The Dalai Lama

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Sometimes we feel as if we can’t go on. The mountain is too big, the task too daunting, the yoga pose too difficult, the situation too unmanageable.   It is always helpful to remember that even the most incredible tasks begin  by taking the next or first step, however small or insignificant that step may seem, it is a step forward non the less. Even if it means stepping back, collecting your thoughts, formulating a plan or just taking repose.  Keeping our minds on the action we need to take and letting the result rest in the hands of the universe, allows us to be in the present moment, even in difficult times.   You are enough, you have everything you need to move forward.  All you have to do is believe in yourself, let go of excuses and just begin.

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Regular practice of yoga can help you face the turmoil of life with steadiness and stability”

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Yoga this Week

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Monday Maryhaven Yoga 5pm

Tuesday morning 930am with Meditation to follow in Yoga Room

Tuesday Yoga for Kids at FJC 4pm

Thursday evening 7pm All Levels Vinyasa in Yoga Room

**No Friday Morning this Week**

Yoga at Caruso’s Restaurant 9:45am Sunday Morning

(Please reply to reserve your spot for Yoga Room Classes)

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Yoga at Caruso’s is gaining momentum, our donations are increasing every week, thank you!!!  Our indoor class was awesome  with the sun pouring in and Dave on his guitar, we were breaking down walls and creating space!!  Join us this week as Laurel Torres leads us in her sweet flow!

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October 28th Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils – 7 to 9pm.  Here are what some participants are saying:

” I describe it less like a class and more like a healing”

“Amazing restorative yoga last night with you and Ben, thank you. I felt a the love you both put into your work and the rest and healing was amazing.”

Contact me to register for this special session!

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Kirtan and Food Fundraiser Sunday, November 8th at 3 to 5 pm at Gentle Strength Yoga in Mount Sinai!

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Stay Tuned for the date to save for our annual Winter Solstice Gathering!

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Amy