Category Archives: Musical Chanting and Yoga

Yoga this Week – March 30, 2014

namaste flow
**The Spring is bringing a lot of new energy and attendance at our classes have been filling up**
****Please abide by the PARKING GUIDELINES and be mindful when you reserve a spot in class****
Thank You!!
Watch for Monday evening’s return to schedule within the up coming month. 
This class will be a more gentle/meditative approach appropriate for all levels and will include a guided meditation before savasana. 
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“One cannot step twice in the same river, for fresh waters are forever flowing”
                                  Heraclitus
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May this quote remind us that our futile thoughts of  reliving past experiences keep us from being in the present.  Approaching your  yoga, your commitments and your day with an open mind, heart and fresh perspective will allow you learn the lessons from the past and move forward in your practice and life with hope, enthusiasm and open-mindedness.  Enjoy and find comfort in the fresh waters that are forever flowing within you and around you.  Jai!!
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Yoga this Week
Tuesday Morning 9:30am with Meditation to follow class
Wednesday Evening at 730pm
Friday Morning 9:30am  Healing/Gentle Yoga

Hoping your river flows to yoga class this week.  Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed. 

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Happenings

April 12th at both the 9am and 11am classes at Peconic River Yoga in Aquebogue, I will again be providing musical chanting with Kate, Director of PRY leading asana.  The studio is a wonderful place to practice and its a beautiful ride out to the North Fork.   , Click on the link to sign up.  Regular Class Fees apply

http://www.peconicriveryoga.com/code.php?type=gallery_projects&series=3

The next Yoga Jam is scheduled for April 19thCome on Yoga Jammers….Yoga Jam is a fun, freeing, faced paced flow class set to rockin, rhythmic music meant to fire up the body, mind and spirit.  All Levels Welcome.  Saturday, April 12th at 830-945am.  We  need four students to sign up for class to fly…please reserve

Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oils scheduled for Monday, April 14th at 730pm

This session is now FULL – if you have signed up, please get your prepayment in, if you would like to be on the wait list for a spot, let me know.

 Cost is $50 and holds your spot.

Yoga Darshana Spring Renewal Retreat is just about full, just a couple spots left. April 26-27th.  Please note that a wonderful massage therapist is now joining the retreat offering aromatherapy massages throught the day and evening Saturday the 26th.  Call the studio to reserve if you like. 

http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/Springrenewalretreat.html

Once again I am teaching the Vinyasa Section of Yoga Darshana’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.  Click on the link to sign up…their new studio renovation is now complete and it is amazing!!

http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/200hour.html

Thursday, June 5 at 6:00pm
Windham Retreat Center, Windham NY
Led by Brian Miller and the group at Mind Body Adventures
Consider joining my for this special 4 day/3night escape into the mountains of Windham!  Benjamin Craig and I will be co-facilitating our Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oil sessions during the weekend which also includes hiking, meditation, Sangha and more.  Click on the link for more information.
Lokha Samasta Sukino Bhavantu
Shanti
Namaste
Amy

Yoga this Week – March 23, 2014

  “In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength, but through persistence”

                                   ~Buddha

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Hari Om Dearest Yoga Students,

Hoping this message finds you enjoying the first signs of the new season that surely awaits us.   Think about the perseverance and patience that nature is gifted with.  The small bulbs that wait silently underground, the perennials that lay dormant waiting for the cues that it is time to begin their work of opening, pushing, growing up out of the dark earth into the light.  Nature does not give up, it finds a way to regenerate.  The natural world knows what needs to be done and does not question its role in its lifetime.  Experiencing the persistent and reliable cycles of nature  fills me with hope,  joy and faith that we too can rise above our difficult, dormant or hard times and shine in all our glory when the time is right.

It doesn’t just take talent, intellect or luck for great people to do great things;  Most often, it is simply the persistence and perseverance of doing the next right thing, showing up  and suiting up, waiting patiently when we have exhausted our efforts, or getting on the yoga mat in spite of ourselves.    We too must learn the lesson of  persistence as we confront situations in our lives where we are either forced to wait or forced to gather all our faith to keep hanging on day in and day out, dangling on the edge of vulnerability.   We are all capable of greatness in our own unique way.

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The Yoga Sutras tell us is it the obstacles that lead us into a deeper understanding of ourselves which in turn allows to become deeply connected to others as well as the divine force that flows in and out of everything.  Directly confronting our difficulties with clarity, compassion and persistence creates freedom.  Freedom in knowing you are never really trapped in any situation.  For today, see if you can change your perspective to any “rocks” that are in your stream.  Stay focused, do the next right thing, however small it may seem, and try and find the lesson, the jewel that is hidden within.  Today, be persistent in your journey towards balance, freedom, peace and serenity.  Flow within the river of your life, patient, strong and free.

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Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation Practice

Wednesday Evening 730pm

Friday Morning Healing/Gentle Yoga 930am

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

 paisly yoga

Happenings

Happenings – Spring is a Energizing Month!!!

April 12th at both the 9am and 11am classes at Peconic River Yoga in Aquebogue, I will again be providing musical chanting with Kate, Director of PRY leading asana.  The studio is a wonderful place to practice and its a beautiful ride out to the North Fork.   , Click on the link to sign up.  Regular Class Fees apply

http://www.peconicriveryoga.com/code.php?type=gallery_projects&series=3

The next Yoga Jam is scheduled for April 19th….Yoga Jam is a fun, freeing, faced paced flow class set to rockin, rhythmic music meant to fire up the body, mind and spirit.  All Levels Welcome.  Saturday, April 12th at 830-945am.  We  need four students to sign up for class to fly…please reserve

Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oils scheduled for Monday, April 14th at 730pm

Please sign up as soon as possible, Cost is $50 and holds your spot.

Yoga Darshana Spring Renewal Retreat is just about full, just a couple spots left. April 26-27th.   There are a whole bunch of us attending.    Don’t miss your opportunity to have a wonderful retreat experience in your own backyard.  The setting at Camp DeWolfe in Wading River is stunning.  I will be teaching an afternoon Vinyasa flow class as well as leading the Saturday night Devotional Chanting Kirtan, aside from that, I will be on retreat with you all!!  Here is the link, don’t delay…

http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/Springrenewalretreat.html

Once again I am teaching the Vinyasa Section of Yoga Darshana’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.  Click on the link to sign up…

http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/200hour.html

Thursday, June 5 at 6:00pm
Windham Retreat Center, Windham NY
Led by Brian Miller and the group at Mind Body Adventures
Consider joining my for this special 4 day/3night escape into the mountains of Windham!  Benjamin Craig and I will be co-facilitating our Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oil sessions during the weekend which also includes hiking, meditation, Sangha and more.  Click on the link for more information.

Yoga this Week – March 9, 2014

“The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are the moments when we touch one another.” ~ Jack Kornfield

Yoga this Week - February 12, 2012

Greetings Dearest Yoga Students,

Hoping this email finds you well and enjoying this first day of extended light.  Energy, renewal and rejuvenation is in the air.  Snow is melting, days are longer and winter is surely drawing to a close (we hope).  Take time in each day to ponder those things that matter most in your life:   The everlasting possessions of the heart.  Scan back through your memory bank and notice the times that stand apart.  Notice the feeling tone of times when you made a true connection with another human being, whether it be through a loving encounter, being that shoulder to cry on or being the one doing the crying.  It may be times when you  simply felt deeply connected on a level that could not be expressed with words.  We are meant to connect, to engage and help each other in this lifetime.  It may be something as small as a smile in passing, a heart felt phone call or a visit to a friend in need.  Don’t hesitate to connect.  Listen to your heart, trust your hunches and allow the small acts of kindness to give your life purpose, happiness and meaning.

surya-namaskar

Classes this Week

Monday and Thursday Evening at 73opm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow class

Friday Morning Gentle/Healing Yoga 930am

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

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Happenings

April 12th at both the 9am and 11am classes at Peconic River Yoga in Aquebogue, I will again be providing musical chanting with Kate, Director of PRY leading asana.  The studio is a wonderful place to practice and its a beautiful ride out to the North Fork.   , Click on the link to sign up.  Regular Class Fees apply

http://www.peconicriveryoga.com/code.php?type=gallery_projects&series=3

Yoga Darshana Spring Renewal Retreat is rapidly filling up.  So pleased to hear that a few of us have signed up already.  Don’ miss your opportunity to have a wonderful retreat experience in your own backyard.  The setting at Camp DeWolfe in Wading River is stunning.  I will be teaching an afternoon Vinyasa flow class as well as leading the Saturday night Devotional Chanting Kirtan, aside from that, I will be on retreat with you all!!  Here is the link, don’t delay…

http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/Springrenewalretreat.html

Once again I am teaching the Vinyasa Section of Yoga Darshana’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.  Click on the link to sign up…

http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/200hour.html

Thursday, June 5 at 6:00pm
Windham Retreat Center, Windham NY
Led by Brian Miller and the group at Mind Body Adventures
Consider joining my for this special 4 day/3night escape into the mountains of Windham!  Benjamin Craig and I will be co-facilitating our Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oil sessions during the weekend which also includes hiking, meditation, Sangha and more.  Click on the link for more information.
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Om Mani Padme Hum
Shanti, Shanti Shanti, Om!!
Namaste
Amy

Yoga this Week – March 2, 2014

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

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 Experience the process.  Everything is a  process.  The process is the road we walk from here to there.  When we are truly present as our life unfolds, worry, tension, guilt and anxiety take a back seat.  Surrender to this moment, try not to try too hard to shape it into something it is not or something you think it should be.  The process will reveal more of what you are supposed to learn, what you need to do and where this path you are on is leading.  Let go and allow yourself to simply experience the process (even if it is a difficult one).  knowing with true presence and awareness, the road you walk is leading you to higher ground.

mountain road

Yoga this Week

Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation following class

Friday Morning Gentle/Healing Yoga at 930am

Saturday 10-11am at the North Shore Public Library

(advance registration required)

Sunday 930am Gently Yoga Flow with live chanting at Jewel in the Lotus (details below)

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

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Happenings

Saturdays in March I will be teaching a mixed level Hatha Yoga Class at the North Shore Public Library from 10-11am.  Sign ups begin for cardholders on March 1st and non-cardholders can also sign up starting March 5th for a fee of only $14 for all four classes!  Our Library is very yogi friendly.

March 9th join me at Jewel of the Lotus in West Islip for Live Musical Chanting and Gentle Dharma Flow Class

Spring is almost here!  Come celebrate the coming of light and flow in an asana class infused with live musical Chanting.  Discover how the elements of music and yoga come together with Charlotte leading a gentle Dharma flow serenaded by Amy Perri on harmonium.   A beautiful vibrational experience joining breath, movement, music and spirit!  https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

A Jewel In the Lotus @ 316-9871 or www.AJewelintheLotus.com

Yoga Darshana Spring Renewal Retreat is rapidly filling up.  So pleased to hear that a few of us have signed up already.  Don’ miss your opportunity to have a wonderful retreat experience in your own backyard.  The setting at Camp DeWolfe in Wading River is stunning.  I will be teaching an afternoon Vinyasa flow class as well as leading the Saturday night Devotional Chanting Kirtan, aside from that, I will be on retreat with you all!!  Here is the link, don’t delay…

http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/Springrenewalretreat.html

Once again I am teaching the Vinyasa Section of Yoga Darshana’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.  Click on the link to sign up…

http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/200hour.html

Thursday, June 5 at 6:00pm
Windham Retreat Center, Windham NY
Led by Brian Miller and the group at Mind Body Adventures
Consider joining my for this special 4 day/3night escape into the mountains of Windham!  Benjamin Craig and I will be co-facilitating our Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oil sessions during the weekend which also includes hiking, meditation, Sangha and more.  Click on the link for more information.
Go hug someone you love!!
Namaste
Amy
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Yoga this Week – February 23, 2014

If we go with the river, the energy of a thousand mountain streams will be with us, filling our hearts with courage and enthusiasm
. If we resist the river, we will feel ranked and tired as we tread water in the same place”.

Elizabeth Lesser

Greetings dearest yoga students,

Hoping this email finds you enjoying sunshine!  Allow yourself to flow with life today.  Let go of your perceived control and try to be okay with the uncertainty that this human life is destined to experience.  Remember that the goal in life is not to achieve some kind of concrete guarantee of future outcomes,  but think of it as more of a journey  towards a relaxed attitude toward the truth;  that we really never know what the future will hold.  Pema Chodron tells us that “a real cause of suffering is not being able to tolerate uncertainly – and thinking that it’s perfectly sane, perfectly normal, to deny the fundamental groundlessness of being human”.    This “groundlessness” does not have to have a negative connotation or be something to fear.  We can walk each day with faith, do the next right thing that is in front of us and relax into the mystery.  Our life may unfold to surpass our wildest dreams if we just dare to let go of the shore and flow down that river.  It is in this forward flow that; “The energy of a thousand mountain streams will be with us, filling our hearts with courage and enthusiasm” allowing us to truly enjoy and be present for the scenery of this special day.

Yoga this Week

Monday and Thursday Evenings at 730pm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow

Gentle/Healing Yoga Friday Morning at 930am

(Please sign up for class or cancel if your plans have changed

Happenings

Saturdays in March I will be teaching a mixed level Hatha Yoga Class at the North Shore Public Library from 10-11am.  Sign ups begin for cardholders on March 1st

March 9th join me at Jewel of the Lotus in West Islip for Live Musical Chanting and Gentle Dharma Flow Class

Spring is almost here!  Come celebrate the coming of light and flow in an asana class infused with live musical Chanting.  Discover how the elements of music and yoga come together with Charlotte leading a gentle Dharma flow serenaded by Amy Perri on harmonium.   A beautiful vibrational experience joining breath, movement, music and spirit!  https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

A Jewel In the Lotus @ 316-9871 or www.AJewelintheLotus.com

Yoga Darshana Spring Renewal Retreat is rapidly filling up.  So pleased to hear that a few of us have signed up already.  Don’ miss your opportunity to have a wonderful retreat experience in your own backyard.  The setting at Camp DeWolfe in Wading River is stunning.  I will be teaching an afternoon Vinyasa flow class as well as leading the Saturday night Devotional Chanting Kirtan, aside from that, I will be on retreat with you all!!  Here is the link, don’t delay…

http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/Springrenewalretreat.html

Once again I am teaching the Vinyasa Section of Yoga Darshana’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.  Click on the link to sign up…

http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/200hour.html

Namaste

Amy

Yoga this Week – February 15, 2014

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

 

Utkatasana (chair pose)  exemplifies the amazing ability of the human spiirt 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, either to ignite our own spirits or maybe even more importantly, to lift others up. 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.  Meanwhile, enjoy the snow!!

Yoga this Week

Each Class will incorporate a Guided Meditation   

Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm

and

Tuesday and Friday Morning at 930am

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

Happenings

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Tomorrow Morning I will be teaching Vinyasa out at Peconic River Yoga Studio at 9am (weather permitting)  if you feel like a refreshing Sunday am practice.

www.PeconicRiverYoga.com

Saturdays in March I will be teaching a mixed level Hatha Yoga Class at the North Shore Public Library from 10-11am.  Sign ups begin for cardholders on March 1st

March 9th join me at Jewel of the Lotus in West Islip for Live Musical Chanting and Gentle Dharma Flow Class

Spring is almost here!  Come celebrate the coming of light and flow in an asana class infused with live musical Chanting.  Discover how the elements of music and yoga come together with Charlotte leading a gentle Dharma flow serenaded by Amy Perri on harmonium.   A beautiful vibrational experience joining breath, movement, music and spirit!

A Jewel In the Lotus @ 316-9871 or www.AJewelintheLotus.com

Peace, love and yoga,

Namaste

Amy

Have-A-Heart Food Drive and Kirtan Cancelled

Greetings Dear Yoga Students,

 

Please be aware that the Mastics Moriches Shirley Library has decided to cancel the upcoming Food Drive and Kirtan that was scheduled for this Saturday, February 15th in case you were planning to attend.

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A reminder that any food pantry donation you would like to share, I would be happy to collect and deliver.  We have an ongoing food pantry bin outside our Yoga Room that I periodically drop off to local pantries in our area.

 

If you still would like to catch me chanting, I will be at Jewel in the Lotus on March 9th chanting behind Charlotte’s 9am Gentle Dharma Flow Asana Class.  Details to follow

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Stay Warm, stay connected, hope to see you soon.

Namaste

Amy