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Yoga this Week – July 5, 2015

  *Please Note this week’s Friday Morning Class will begin at 9am (30 minutes earlier)**

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Greetings dearest yoga students,

Yoga practice is about being aware.  We connect to our bodies, minds and breath so we can be aware and present to what is happening internally; to the places we need to empower, the places we need to open and the places we need to protect.  Therefore, our yoga is about learning about ourselves.  We study the self so we can better understand why we do the things we do so we can let go of the what is not our true nature.  We learn what actions brings us closer to our higher self and the things that take us further away.  We acquire the patience to be with difficult sensations, whether they are emotional, physical or mental, so the interactions can teach us what we need to know to move us along our path.  “Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know”, so embrace your challenges with the pose of the Warrior and stand your ground, be open and embrace the lessons, for they are gifts that come wrapped in the most unlikely packages.


Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Sunset Beach Yoga with LIVE MUSIC 7pm

**Friday Morning Healing Yoga 9am

Sunday Morning Gentle Beach Yoga 845am

(Yoga Room classes require reservation)

**Beach Yoga Classes held at Broadway Beach (weather permitting) if weather  uncooperative Beach Classes may be held in the yoga room with reservation

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July 11th – Yoga and Kayaking Trip:  This coming Sunday at 8:15am in Port Jefferson Harbor.  Click on the Events Page to join in!

July 12th Sunday Evening Reiki Circle hosted by Amy & Annalee:   Join us for a Reiki sharing Circle with  Meditation 7:30pm – All are welcome to attend please rsvp for this special once a month event.  $10 offering and/or a food pantry item (no one ever turned away for lack of donation)

July 17th Restorative Yoga & Essential Oils at the North Shore Public Library:  Join Barbara Delledone and myself for a relaxing, rejuvenating evening.  Sign ups begin July 1st for NSPL cardholders and opens for all on July 6th.  $5 fee

July 31st Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils at Peconic River Yoga with me and Benjamin Craig.  This is our only summer session.  Contact the studio to reserve your spot.  It is sure to fill up!


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Beach Yoga with Live Music Wednesday at 7pm!!

Yoga, Beach, Sunset, Live Music!!! Doesn’t get better than that.    All levels and ages welcome…

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 Wednesday night we will have very special guest, Michael Braceland Smith back on the beach accompanying us with his melodic guitar playing.   Come and enjoy this beautiful experience!    

Class is at 7pm with Sunset at 8:30pm…Lets watch it go down – Broadway Beach in Rocky Point


 Click the link for more details

Namaste Sweet Ones,

See you on the Beach!!

Yoga this Week – June 14, 2015

Kirtan Tonight at Yoga Darshana Center at 630 with Amy, Annalee & Jim – Come chant with us aligning with the energies of Surya!


“Attention is the most basic form of love.”
~ John Tarrant Roshi

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Give attention to the things that are important to you as well as realizing when you are squandering your precious moments on trivialities.  If the most basic form of love is attention, give it to yourself, give it to those around you, give it to the thoughts that empower you and set you free!!

Yoga this Week

*Mondays Suspended for Summer**

Maryhaven Yoga Monday – Port Jefferson 5pm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow

Wednesday Evening Yoga on the Beach (Inclement Weather class is in studio and requires reservation)

Friday Morning 930am Healing Yoga

Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed

**(Please note:  Monday Evening Classes are suspended for the summer, resuming in the Fall)



Kirtan Tonight at Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon –

Sunday Morning Beach Yoga beginning July 5th

June 28th Yoga & Kayaking – Click on events page for more info

June 31st Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils at Peconic River Yoga –



Yoga this Week – March 22, 2015

“When you experience yourself in stillness – that is, when you give your undivided attention to experiencing the truth about you – you will experience the conflict-free, calm, dynamic peace of perfectly centered abundant life energy”

                                               Eric Shiffman

 Greetings dearest yoga students,

Hoping this day finds you basking in the light of gratitude and surrender to what has materialized in your life.  Feel into your life as you feel into a yoga pose.  Align yourself to the spaciousness of all this moment has to offer.  Breathe in acceptance and breathe out love.   Feel into the stillness at the end of your next breathe and connect to your true self as you draw near to the present, the here and now.  Allow the act of being in your truth bring you a sense of calm and a realization, not that things will be okay, but that things are okay and wonderful already, right now as they are
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Yoga this Week

Meditative Monday Yoga 7:15pm

Tuesday Morning Yoga 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Evening Vinyasa Flow 7:15

Thursday NSPL Yoga and Mediation 10am

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed – Please Note Evening Classes require a minimum to run – Sign up by 4:30pm if you wish to attend)


A special thank you to Yogagolic and Laurie Frey for having us at their studio this morning. It was a blast! Jim and Annalee, you were awesome!!



Click on this link to my Events Page for more info or to sign up:

Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils – Monday, March 30th

Payment due by 3/25 to secure your spot.  Still a few openings for this special event that replaces next Monday evening class.

Rocky Point Community Education Five Thursdays beginning April 16th

Yoga for Kids Grades 3 -6 at  4 to 4:45 – and Yoga for Teens Grades 6-12 at 5 to 6pm

Join me as I lead a chanting drum circle at the Long Island Yoga Association’s Wellness Fair on Saturday April 11th! 

It looks like an amazing day filled with everything wellness; including healthy food, acupuncture, massage, yoga, meditation and more!!

Yoga Darshana Center’s Spring Renewal Retreat at Camp DeWolfe April 25th

Come for the day or stay overnight!  I will be teaching the Vinyasa class at 1030am  and leading Kirtan with my chanting band at 3:30

Equinox Yoga Retreat is now taking names for a wait list, it is unbelievably full already.  I apologize for those that did not get a change to sign up yet.  However, if you are interested, please get on the wait list as September is a long way away and if spots open up, you will have a chance to sign up.  One note to mention is that Dormitory Lodging means there are two large dorm rooms with bunk beds for sleeping. We are offering refunds to space holders as long as we can fill the spot.  Below are pictures of the Willard Lodge!

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Patio path Willard Lodge Fire Pit and View Willard Lodge

Stay Peaceful my Friends,



Yoga this Week – March 8, 2015

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Greetings dearest yoga students,

Listening to this all too familiar song being sung in a not so familiar way last night, allowed me to hear the amazing lyrics as if for the first time.  Those three simple words;” Let It Be”, have such power.  Sometimes all we have to do in times of confusion, sadness, anger, or regret is just to let it be.  Let things be as they are, let people be who they are, let the world be as it is and sit quietly waiting for an answer to come.  All too often we tend to come at a situation with fear and impatience only to find another obstacle that creates yet more anxiety.  While challenging yoga poses can invoke the same panicky pushing, we are reminded to breathe, relax and feel what adjustments we need to make to experience the sukha and sthira(sweetness and steadiness) in the posture.  “There will be an answer, Let it Be” reminds us to breathe, relax and feel as the right answer comes in the still, small voice that is your highest self.

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Yoga this Week

Meditative Monday at 7:15pm

Tuesday Morning at 9:30am with Meditation

Wednesday Evening Vinyasa Flow at 7:15pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 9:30am

**Note that evening classes require a minimum of four students to sign up prior to 5pm for class to run**

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

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Upcoming Classes/Events

Please click on the link for further details or to sign up for any event:

Mar  12th        Sign Up for NSPL Yoga & Meditation Thursday Mornings in March

Mar  22nd       Live Music & Asana Classes at Yogaholic

Mar  30th        Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils

Sep 18-20       Equinox Yoga Retreat – Click on the link to sign up!!!

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Yoga This Week – March 1, 2015

“When experiencing this absolute true knowledge,
all previous samskaras (patterns) are left behind and new ones are prevented from sprouting” 
Yoga Sutra I.50

Hari Om dear yoga students,
The Sanskrit word, samskara, translates as a subconscious impression.  Samskaras are deep seeded patterns that our mind continues to play over and over again.  It is the thoughts, impressions and memories that we have acquired over our lifetimes that create conditioned responses and eventually become our habits. When we feel stuck in our lives or continue to approach situations the same way over and over again, hoping for different results, it is often due to our samskaras.   Obsessions and compulsions have their root in the samskara of past conditions, but they can also produce positive tendencies, like committing to meditate or practice yoga everyday.

  As we step on our mat, do our pranayama or sit on our meditation cushion, we face ourselves from the inside.  The stillness within the movement of thoughts breaths or postures help to create space in between our impulses and actions.   The creative art of detaching from our negative patterns allows us to make those much needed changes in our lives.  However, more importantly it allows us to look at our emotional patterns more like the weather around us; we are in the weather but we are not the weather.    The weather changes but we remain the same.  This compassionate awareness reminds us of an even more important point:  That we all feel the same feelings.  The patterns you struggle with are , most likely, the same as others in your life. Ultimately, becoming aware of your own samskaras expands your circle of compassion so you can reach out to others from a place of knowing.  Yoga is all about clearing ourselves so we can go out and help others.  What we heal in ourselves, we heal in the world.

Yoga this Week

Meditative Monday at 715pm

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow class

Wednesday Evening Vinyasa 715pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

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

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Upcoming Classes/Events

Please click on the link for further details or to sign up for any event:

March 1st – Sign Up for NSPL Yoga & Meditation Thursday Mornings in March

March 22nd – Live Music & Asana Classes at Yogaholic

March 30th – Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils

September 18-21st – Equinox Yoga Retreat – Click on the link to sign up!!!  So excited about this.  Early Bird Price $245 by June 1st

Namaste and enjoy the snow!!!