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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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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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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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Happenings

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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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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Yoga this Week – October 5, 2015

“Again and again ~ Return like Mountain ~ Release like Ocean ~ Relax like Sky ~And Rest ~ Rest in the Heart of Pure Awareness” Living Buddha

 

Greetings dear yoga students,

Hoping to see all of you returning, releasing and finding rest this week in your yoga practice!!

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Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow

Tuesday Yoga for Kids at 4pm at FJC School

Thursday Evening 7pm Open Level Class

Friday Morning 930am Healing Yoga

Sunday Morning 9:45am Yoga at Caruso’s with Live Musical Accompaniment

(20% of proceeds from Caruso’s Classes to go to The Invited Inn Soup Kitchen in Rocky Point – Class Cards Honored)

 

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Happenings

Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils with Ben & Amy – Two Dates to choose from

October 16th 7pm at Peconic River Yoga http://www.PeconicRiverYoga.com

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October 28th 7pm in our Yoga Room

(These workshops fill up quickly so please reserve your spot.  A prepayment of $55 is due for the session held here on October 28th- Contact Peconic River Yoga for details on how to sign up for October 16th

Watch for announcement on the Kirtan in early November with me, Annalee & Jim!

 

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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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 – July 26, 2015

“Yoga is the practice of observing clearly, listening acutely and skillfully responding to the moment with all the compassion we can muster”

Donna Farhi

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Greetings dear yoga students,

Thank you for your continued dedication to your practice for it is you that will make this world a better place.  By practicing the art of observing, listening and responding skillfully,  you not only bring health and right action to those around you,  but you also become a wonderful example of how a person can move through the world with integrity, kindness and love.  A beautiful student remarked to me that being in class felt like a “homecoming” to her.  Yoga is a homecoming; a homecoming and a connection to your body, your mind. your community and your true nature which has an amazing wellspring of intelligence, joy and compassion waiting just below the surface to shine!!

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Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow

Wednesday Evening Beach Yoga 7pm (or in yoga room if rain)

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

Sunday Morning Beach Yoga 8:45am

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Events

Friday, July 31st – Peconic River Yoga is hosting our Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oil Session at 7pm.  http://www.peconicriveryoga.com

Friday, August 7th – Earthquake Relief Expo for Nepal 2pm to 9pm at the Age of New Beginnings – Beach Club Estate, 151 Rose Drive, Ronkonkoma.  I will be leading Kirtan at 530pm but there are many talented practitioners sharing their talents throughout the event.  Its going to be a lot of fun for a great cause!

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