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
January 22nd – Synergy Session 645pm
February 1st – Kirtan Concert 7pm
February 5th – Reiki Healing Circle
Greetings and Happy Happy 2019! Consider Joining me at any or all the following events!
Kirtan Chanting & Live Music TONIGHT at 7pm
Held at the North Shore Public Library! FREE for all, call to register 631-929-4488 or just walk in and join us. Love to have you.
Yoga Detox Special Class this SUNDAY at 9am
Held right here in our yoga room. Come and do some special yogic kriyas (cleansing techniques), twisting postures and clearing meditation. Great way to begin the new week and year! This special class needs at least 4 students to rsvp before Saturday night to run. Let me know if you would like to come. $15 walk in or use your class card.
Synergy Session Tuesday January 22nd at 645pm. Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils
Please reserve your spot. $60 prepayment required for this special session that is sure to prepare you for the Winter Months ahead by boosting your immune system, releasing negative energy and storing up vital energy restoring you to radiant health and well being.
Reiki Healing Circle February 5th at 7pm
Join us for a healing circle with guided meditation, oracle card reading and reiki share. Experienced practictioners and those brand new to reiki welcome! $10 suggested donation
Join us as we begin 2019 sending positive energy into a world that so desperately needs it. this is a great way to release the old and bring in the new. Chanting is meditative, uplifting and fun!
Call the North Shore Public Library to Register 631-929-4488. This event is FREE for all!
Friday, January 4th at 7pm at the North Shore Public Library in Shoreham.
Amy on Harmonium, Steve on guitar and Jim percussion will lead original compositions of sacred chants meant to clear the mind, body and spirit of clutter and negative energy. Chanting (or simply being present and listening) connects us not only to each other as community but is said to call down powerful spiritual energy to connect us to a power beyond this world. Chanting is healing, uplifting and meditative. No vocal or chanting experience necessary. All are welcome!! Let go of your inhibitions and tap into the divine flow of sacred Chant!
Shanti, Shanti, Shanti, Om!!!
“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.”
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
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
The ego is a monkey catapulting though the jungle;
Totally fascinated by the realm of the senses,
it swings from one desire to the next,
one conflict to the next,
one self-centered idea to the next.
If you threaten it, it actually fears for its life.
Let this monkey go.
Let the senses go.
Let desired go.
Let conflicts go.
Let ideas go.
Let the fiction of life and death go.
Just remain in the center, watching.
Then forget that you are there.
Hua Hu Ching: Ten
Yoga this Week
Tuesday Morning 930am Yoga & Meditation
Tuesday Afternoon 5:15pm Kids Yoga (Full at this Time)
Wednesday Morning 1030am Yoga at NSPL (Prior Registration Required)
Wednesday Evening 7:15pm Yoga
Thursday Evening 630pm – AHA Support Group (See Below)
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am
(Please RSVP for all classes or cancel if you have previously signed up)
Thursday, March 22nd 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 Groups
Thursday, March 29th 715pm Restorative Yoga, Essential Oils & Reiki
Come and indulge yourself in the amazing healing power of Restorative Yoga. $20 Pre Registration Requried
Yoga for Kids – Ages 5 to 12 – Four Tuesdays in March 515 to 6pm
$35 for all four sessions. Maximum 8 children in my Rocky Point Studio – Contact me to sign up. Begins this coming Tuesday, March 6th – This class is currently Full To Capacity!! Watch for the next session to open up!
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)
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
“To have a sacred place…is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have a room (or corner of a room) …, where you can simply bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is a place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there, but if you have a sacred place and use it, something (wonderful) eventually will happen”
Let’s face it, we could all use a week long retreat away from all of our demands and responsibilities but that is not always possible. You can, however, learn to create that sacred space and retreat to it whenever you feel inclined. Also, carving out a certain amount of time at a specific time of day can afford you the structure and discipline to find that quiet, alone time we all crave. Whether it be 10 minutes sitting in quiet contemplation or an hour of gentle stretching, try creating a space of your own somewhere in your home. Even if it is just a corner where you place a candle, journal or some other meaningful reminders. Once you take the time to make this simple sacred space, you will soon wonder how you ever did without it.
Yoga this week
Tuesday Morning Flow 930am with Meditation following class
Tuesday Afternoon 4pm Gentle Yoga & Meditation at the North Shore Public Library
Wednesday Evening Flow 730pm
Thursday 1199 Retiree Class in Riverhead
Friday Morning 930am Gentle/Healing Yoga
(Please RSVP or cancel if your plans have changed)
New Date: Monday, May 8th at 730-930pm: Yoga, Acupuncture & Reiki with Essential Oils
Spring will be here! And Spring is a great time to release, restore and renew your intention to live your life with vitality, purpose and freedom!! Give this gift of healing and restoration to yourself or a loved one.
$60 Prepaid $70 Walk In if space allows – This sessions always fill up – Don’t Delay! Click on http://www.myyogawithamy.com/events
for more info.
EQUINOX YOGA GODDESS RETREAT III
Only 6 spots remain open!!!
SEPTEMBER 15- 17, 2017 Join Laurie and Amy for a reflective weekend of yoga, adventure and community on the beautiful shores of Shelter Island. . All Meals, activities and dorm style lodging included. Early Bird Price is $275 if paid in full by May 15th. Thereafter, if space allows price is $300. Click on the link for more info https://myyogawithamy.com/equinox-yoga-retreat-2017/