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Yoga this Week – March 6, 2016

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Classes this Week

Monday Evening Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils 7-9pm

This session is currently sold out – Stay Tunes for the next date!

Tuesday Morning Yoga with Meditation 930am

Wednesday Morning Gentle Yoga with Meditation & Philosophy 9:45am (Private Class)

Thursday Evening Yoga Flow 7pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

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

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Happenings

Yoga Jam – Saturday, March 19th 9-1030am – Ring in Spring with a detoxing, fun flow sure to charge up your energy and lift your mood!

Gentle Yoga, Breath work and Meditation – Tuesday, April 5th at 4-5pm at the NSPL

Kids Yoga Five Week Series – Tuesdays at 4-445pm beginning April 12th through the Rocky Point Community Education Department – Non-Residents Welcome

Yoga this Week – February 22, 2016

 

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“He [came to] realize that identifying his practice with things that could be lost [advanced postures & breath work, deep states of meditation],  would always leave him susceptible to fear anything that could be taken away through sickness aging or life circumstances was not a very wise thing to stand on.  It  was then that he realized that the only security lay in using his yoga practice to tether his awareness to the part of himself that was and is eternal.   It is in this tethering of awareness to the unchanging core of our being that true security can be gained….As our practice deepens and we gain confidence and courage,  we develop a growing appetite for this groundlessness and we start to yearn for a more liberated and open experience of ourselves and we become more willing to let go of old hand holds.We start to feel a resolute commitment to real freedom & we become vigilant about things that offer the trappings of freedom but fall short of delivering the goods”  Donna Farhi from Bringing Yoga to Life

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Greetings dearest yoga students,

The above excerpt from Donna Farhi’s book is, in essence, describing what Patanjali wrote about in the Yoga Sutra’s called Kleshas.  Kleshas are basically the core confusion of what is permanent with what is impermanent and the suffering we cause ourselves when we try to hold on to the impermanent things.  We all have fear of losing things we hold dear.  It may be loved ones, our jobs, our health, our strength, our physical appearance or the myriad of ego driven personas we believe ourselves to be. Finding rest within this “groundlessness” of living with the truth of uncertainty allows us to see through false promises,  let go and live with freedom, peace and joy!

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Yoga this Week

Monday Maryhaven Yoga – 5:15 Maryhaven Center of Hope Port Jefferson

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Gentle Yoga w/ Philosophy & Meditation-Class One of Session Two –  9:45am  Preregistration  Required – Session Full

Thursday Evening 7pm

Friday Morning Gentle/Healing Yoga 930am

(Please sign up or cancel if your plans have changed)

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Happenings

Monday, March 7th 7-9pm- Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils

Still has a few spots open.  $55 secures your spot in class.  If you have been curious about this session, don’t hesitate.  No yoga experience necessary, all are welcome.

The Yoga Jam was such a success and I received such wonderful feedback…I am going to put another one on the schedule for March!  Message me if you have interest and we will make it happen.

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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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Happenings

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 11, 2016 – No Friday Morning this Week

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Greetings dear Yoga Students,

When you do your yoga practice,  do it for more than the obvious physical benefits.  Yoga gives us an opportunity to connect with that sacred self that lies beneath appearances, beyond belief systems and transcends even time.  Yoga ignites our curiosity and expands our capacity for growth to help create a more meaningful, healthy and vital sense of living, not just for ourselves, but for all we come in contact with.

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Yoga this Week

Monday Maryhaven Yoga 5:15pm at Maryhaven Port Jefferson

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Therapeutic/Gentle Five Week Session Begins 10am (Pre-Registration has been filled for this session)

Thursday Evening 7pm

**No Friday Morning this Week**

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Events

Join me and my guitarist, Dave DeBennetto as we serenade you with Live Musical Chanting and Yoga Class led by Laurel Torres, RYT500 – Friday, January 15th at 6 to 7 pm at the North Shore Public Library and is FREE to all who sign up.  Registration is now open to all cardholders and non-cardholders beginning shortly.

Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oils – Monday, January 25th at 7 to 9 pm

Join me and Ben Craig for another Healing Session incorporating these ancient modalities as a pathway to well-being, wholeness, vitality and peace.  These sessions do fill up.  Click on the link for more information and try and secure your spot as soon as possible.  https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

Yoga This Week – November 23, 2015

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Much Love and Gratitude to all of you who continue to practice here.  We are not only yoga students that come together to practice, we are a community of like-minded individuals raising vibrations collectively to lift the energies within our community and the larger world.     I am truly humbled to be able to bring you this ancient practice in my home in the traditional way it was taught many thousands of years ago!  Much   gratitude to  all who find their way to our yoga room, sangha and into my heart.   Shanti, shanti, shanti!  Ooooommmmmm

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Yoga this Week – Scroll Down for Events

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Happy Thanksgiving!!   There will only be Tuesday Morning Yoga this Week.  Try not to skip your practice.  Regular Schedule resumes next week.

Tuesday Morning Yoga at 930am will incorporate savasana with Reiki Energy and Essential Oils (if desired) and  a gratitude meditation.  Please bring a journal to capture your meditation insights if you like. 

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I will be dropping off Our Food Pantry Bin collection Tuesday Afternoon, if you would like to contribute, It is much appreciated!!

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Happenings

Win a 60 Minute Private Session

Put your name in the box everytime you come to class and be in the running for a 60 minute private lesson for you or someone you love.  The busy season ahead causes many of us to skip our self-care practices (like yoga)!  Why not make a commitment to take care of yourself this holiday season and be the best you can be.  The more times you make it to class and your name goes in the box the more chance you have to win.  The hour session can be used in any way you like; reiki, restorative, Vinyasa, meditation, essential oils, etc.  Winner will be drawn mid January

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Bring a friend to Yoga and receive a Lavender Oil Roll to Go!

I am now blending essential oils for your pleasure outside the yoga room.  Many of you have asked me about the blends I commonly give out during savasana, click on the link on my website for details on the blends.  Sample them when you come to class!

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Yoga Jam!  Saturday Morning, December 5th at 8:30 to 945am

Yoga Jam is a fun, Vinyasa flow incorporating energetic music, detoxing pranayama and an engaging sequence sure to leave you energized and uplifted. All levels welcome.  We need at minimum of students to sign up for this class to fly!  Sign up, its a blast and a great way to start the day.

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Yoga with Live Music Fundraiser, Saturday,  December 12th 10am

North Shore Youth Council in Rocky Point.  Join me as we help the NSYC raise scholarship funds for local high school students getting ready for college.  $10 per person, all levels and ages welcome!

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Save the Date for our Winter Solstice Celebration, Monday, December 21st at 7pm!  

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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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Happenings

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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! Last Beach Yoga Wednesday with Live Music! Don’t Miss it

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Greetings dearest Yoga Students,

 

Much gratitude to all who took part in our first Sunday Morning Yoga Class at Caruso’s Restaurant. The space was beautiful, the music by Joe Spina was inspiring and yoga was peacefully practiced.  We raised a sweet $200 to donate to The Invited Inn Soup Kitchen at Trinity Lutheran Church!  “Alone we can do so little, Together we can do so much!” said Helen Keller, and she was so right!.  Sunday Morning classes will be on-going at Caruso’s with the same pricing structure as our yoga room classes ($12 for one/$55 for five/$100 for ten (no one ever turned away).  Caruso’s will be offering a special lunch/brunch on Sundays after yoga.    We will also have fundraising classes every so often to give to those in need.

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If you are attending the Fall into Balance – Equinox Yoga Retreat this coming weekend, please be sure to go over the “List of things to bring” to make sure you have what you need.  Special note to make sure you bring bedding if you did not reserve it in advance and in case it gets chilly at night bring warm clothes, especially for the Saturday night Fire Ceremony.  Any questions, give me a shout.  So excited that this long awaited weekend is upon us!!

Yoga for Kids begins on September 29th at the FJC School  through the Rocky Point Community Education Department.  Follow the link to sign up and please spread the word!  Comm Ed Fall 2015 Flyer

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Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Evening – 6:15pm  Last Yoga on the Beach will be accompanied with Live Music by Michael Smith and Brian Johnson!!

**No Friday Morning Class this Week – Equinox Retreat**

Sunday Morning 9:45am Yoga at Caruso’s Restaurant will be led by Laurel Torres, RYT!

 

(Please reserve your spot for Yoga Room classes)

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Beautiful Annalee in Dancer’s Pose outside Caruso’s Restaurant!

Hope you made it to the Rocky Point Farmer’s Market’s Harvest Festival.  There was great music, yummy food, wonderful people and I even got a chair massage!  The market will run till end November.  Come to yoga Sundays, have lunch at Caruso’s and take a stroll down to the market in beautiful downtown Rocky Point!!

 

Be Well,

Namaste

Amy

 

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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Yoga this Week

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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Yoga this Week

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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Sweet Sunday Morning Beach Yoga 8:45am Tomorrow!

Beach Yoga with Amy tomorrow morning! Its going to be a beautiful start to an awesome day, stop in at the Rocky Point Farmer’s Market on the way home and after you nourish your body, mind and soul n Rocky Point you can head over to the South Shore for the Great South Bay Music Festival!!

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Sunset Wednesday we will be having an Acoustic Asana class on the beach with Michael Smith and a percussionist playing the Tablas (indian drums), its going to be a real treat!

 

See you on the sand!