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Yoga this Week – November 17, 2013

**The road is all paved and ready so classes can   be held in our cozy, warm  yoga room; yay!***

“Without intention, all these postures, these breathing practices, meditations, and the like can become little more than ineffectual gestures. When animated by intention, however, the simplest movement, the briefest meditation, and the contents of one breath cycle are made potent.”

                                                                      Donna Farhi


Good Morning Dearest Yoga Students,

It feels wonderful to be wide awake on this glorious November morning.    Setting an intention can be extremely powerful, not only for your yoga practice but for your day, your week or your life.  With an intention set, our mind seems to calm down and we can rest in the fact that we know we are doing the right thing; that we are on course.

Whatever you are doing today, after reading this, stop for a moment or two and see if an intention for this day comes up for you.  It could be an intention to remain calm if difficulties are awaiting you.  It could be an intention to release judgement or cultivate joy inside yourself.  Whatever you wish for yourself, try setting an intention to cultivate that quality inside.  If you want to be happier, intend to be happy.  If you want more friends, intend to be friendly.  If you want more serenity, intend to act serene.  It may sound to simplistic, but it actually is.  With the full moon energy tonight,  you may want to go a step further and write your intention down to make it more concrete, the written word has much power.  As you move into your next task for the day after you read this whether you are going to do laundry, rake leaves, make breakfast for your family;  do it with an intention in your mind and notice what arises.  Live your life by design….try repeating the following mantra to keep you on your way:

“I am flowing down the river of my life, steering myself in the right direction”


Classes for this Week

Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation following class

Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

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


 Sunday, November 24th at 6pm ShaktiPath returns to Jewel in the Lotus Wellness Center for a Live Music and Asana Class followed by a Kirtan.  This caps off their Bhagavad Gita Study Series – Join in for the Dharma talk that precedes ShaktiPath or just come for us!

Yoga Jam – December 7th – 8:00am

Get ready to detox your body and mind making room for your spirit to soar in this fun, flowing fast-paced vinyasa class set to rockin’ music!  This class will be intentionally challenging and is open to all levels ready to take their practice up a notch!  Minimum of four students required for class to fly!  Let’s make it happen, please sign up as soon as possible.


Yoga this Week – October 13, 2013


The Goddess Sarasvati

Sara:  The one who gives the essence & Sva: of  our true Self

The Goddess Sarasvati is worshipped for her creativity, wisdom, purity and gentleness.   She is said to bestow eloquence, intelligence and artistic inspiration to all who meditate on her transcendental qualities.   Her calming peaceful presence reminds us of the great power of Shakti (the feminine energy that is said to be the catalyst of change and creation with love as the driving force) and the ultimate divine mother.  As this last day of Navrarti (the nine day festival celebrating the divine mother in all her forms) comes to a close, we honor Goddess Sarasvati  and call upon her to connect us to the essence of our own true, divine nature where all of these beautiful qualities have always, and will always exist.

“May the great river of Sarasvati overflow and grant us her grace”

Yoga This Week

Monday & Thursday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to Follow Class

Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

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


October 22nd – Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture with Reiki and Essential Oils – Payment is due to hold your spot – Click on the link for more information for the special event that is almost sold out.

October 30th – Co-Creating your Life – A Vision Board Workshop – Click on the link for information on this fun and enlightening evening

November 8th – ShaktiPath Thanks-Giving Kirtan at Peconic River Yoga –

November 9th – Live Music and Asana with ShaktiPath at Yogaholic (this is the rescheduled date from October) –  If you plan on attending, please contact the studio  and sign up in advance if possible,  Walk-Ins are welcomed as well.

Peace, love and healing,



Yoga this Week – September 29, 2013

“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart.  Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language.  Do not now look for the answers.  They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them.  It is a question of experiencing everything.  At present you need to live the question.  Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.”
                                    Rainer Maria Rilke
Greetings dearest yoga students,
Being at peace with the unknown is one of the greatest accomplishments we can acheive moment by moment.  To be “okay” with not knowing how things will turn out means we must first banish fear and replace it with faith.  Increasing our capacity for faith immediatly allows us to let go of our percieved control over our life.  Having faith that things will turn out alright enables us experience all of life without having to figure everything out.   Living the question means to let the answers be revealed when it is time so that you can remain in the present moment without anxiety. Many precious moments are squandered away overthinking situations that either have already happened or haven’t happened yet.   So try to LOVE the question that this day brings as if you were turning a corner on a beautiful mountain and be open to the beauty that the landscape of your life lays out before you.
Classes for this Week

Monday and Thursday Evening at 730-9pm

Tuesday Morning 930-11am with Meditation to follow class (meditation is no charge and open to all whether you are able to attend asana class or not)

Friday Morning 930-11am  Healing Yoga

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

cobras and om


ShaktiPath at Yogaholic this coming Saturday, October 5th from 2-4pm for an uplifting yoga class infused with Live Music  and a mini-Kirtan capping off the event.  Consider joining us for this inspiring, musical afternoon!  Click on the link for more info.


Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oils is back for the Fall Season.  Join us on October 22 from 730-930pm for a healing experience.  Benjamin Craig, LicAc will again be joining us for this special event.


Yoga this Week – August 11, 2013

“Amazing isn’t it how some people see the basket half empty and others see it half full.  Some see life hopeless; others hopeful.  Even when things are less than perfect, if you can think of the good, the beautiful, the hopeful, you’ll be more than sustained–you’ll conquer
 Greetings dear. beautiful yoga students,
Remind yourself today that negative thinking will never be productive.  When you find your mind turning to those dark places, take control and change your perspective on whatever situation is baffling you at the time.  Think upon whatever is true, beautiful and right about what surrounds you.  Experiment with this and put it into practice in small ways.  If your day is going less than perfect, re-frame it in your mind.  Our minds have the power to create and bring into fruition whatever it rests upon.  Allow your mind to rest upon what it truly wonderful in your life right now….put it into practice and try to enjoy being a learner.  You may just find that by focusing on the positive,  the peace and joy of the divine spirit that lives in all things will be close at hand supporting, and guiding your day.
Classes for this Week
Monday Evening Sunset Yoga down at Hallock Landing Beach with a 7pm start.  There may be very  few sunset beach classes left as the sun is setting earlier and earlier.
Carpe Diem – Seize this Day! If you would like to experience a sunset beach class.  Email me directly at for directions.
Don’t forget to check your messages before you head out in case the weather changes..
Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow class
Thursday Evening will be in Yoga Room at 730pm as the tides will be high…
Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
Thank you to all of you who turned out for the Mini Yoga Retreat at the Library.  It was a wonderful experience to bring all the many aspects of yoga to you all!

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


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

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.


Enjoy these savory days of August,

Sat Nam


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



Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oil Aromatherapy – Tuesday, July30th at 730pm


Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture

Amy Perri, ERYT500/Reiki Practitioner & Benjamin Craig, Lic. Acupuncturist/Reiki Master

Tuesday, July 28th at 730-930pm

Rest yoga yin yang

In this special event,  restorative yoga, reiki energy healing and acupuncture are integrated to create an  indulgent experience designed to restore your balance, wellbeing and facilitate  a deep sense of calm in mind, body and spirit.

If you have never experienced acupuncture before, this would be a  wonderful, gentle introduction.  The  acupuncture points were specifically  chosen for  their universal healing properties including supporting the immune system, balancing energy  and creating a overall sense of relief.

Restorative yoga postures are supported by blankets, pillows, straps and bolsters to relieve tension, stress and open energy in the body.

Reiki Healing is a non-invasive channeling of universal healing energy with the intention of loving kindness  sent to the receiver.


First come, first serve – This workshop will fill up – Register as soon as possible.

Amy Perri, ERYT500 and Benjamin Craig, LAc join forces to combine these three  amazing helaing modalities creating an indulgent experience  that will be sure to leave you refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to open up to the busy summer months ahead.

Benjamin Craig is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Reiki Master/Teacher.  He combines modern knowledge and ancient tradition to treat the individual’s Body, Mind and Spirit. Ben is a Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine and has offices on long Island and in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In addition to his private practices Ben hosts community Acupuncture events, teaches Reiki and lectures on science behind holistic and energy medicines.

Amy Perri is an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour professional level with Yoga Alliance. Amy is a Reiki II Level Practioner who owns and operates a fully equipped yoga studio that will support and nuture you through this amazing healing experience.

Due to the nature of this class we must limit attendance  to ten participants.

Please register as soon as possible.  Payment of  $50 is due as soon as possible to hold your spot.   This covers the two hour  yoga class, Reiki and acupuncture treatments.

To register or for  more information contact:

Amy Perri, RYT 631-839-0644