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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

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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.

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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

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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

Yoga this Week – Thurs Eve Class switched to Wed for this week only!

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True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new!

 Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Greetings dear yoga students,

One of my beloved teachers, Rolf Gates, once said to us, “Don’t allow your duties to become your burdens”.  This saying has always stuck with me.  Within the daily round of doing, taking care of, maintaining and getting things done, we can sometimes feel very burdened.  While completing our yearly ritual today of making and jarring up our tomato sauce, this quote hovered over me like the fine sunshine that was streaming down from the sky.  “Don’t allow your duties to become your burdens”.  The hard work we put in today pleasures us all year long; when we open a jar in mid-winter, when we give some to someone having hard times or when we simply share a meal with family and friends.  Doing something once a year creates a specialness, an excitement and my husband and I usually feel a “zest in creating” it (until right about now, when we are ready to collapse).  But, it is in our daily duties that we also need to find that joy for a job well done  .  Whatever your  duties consist of this week, try to look at them with a fresh attitude.  If your duties are really become your burdens, try to change the way you do them, creating an atmosphere that promotes happiness or give yourself a special reward for completing the task.  If your duties still seem heavy to carry, simply look back at the end of the week and find true happiness knowing your deeds were well done to the best of your ability with an intention of love and service for all.

The reward of a thing well done, is having done it.

Emerson

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Classes for this Week

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Monday and Wednesday Evening at 730pm

(Thursday changed to Wednesday this week only)

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Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to Follow

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Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

(Please make sure you sign up for class or cancel if your plans have changed)

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Happenings

Yoga Darshana Restoration Retreat is this coming weekend – There are still a few spots left.  An added bonus is that ShaktiPath will be leading the Kirtan o Saturday Night.  Click on our link to access more information.  http://www.shaktipath.net/index.html

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Our Yoga Paddle is scheduled for next Saturday, September 21st at 10am in Setauket Harbor – Details will go out next week – Click on the link for more information.https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

I will be leading a teacher training on Vinyasa Yoga again at the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon  The training begins September 18th.  My section is in November.  You can sign up for one section or the entire training.  Here is the link if anyone is interested.  http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/200hour.html

Keep an eye out for ShaktiPath events coming this fall – the first one is October 5th at Yogaholic in Center Moriches 2-4 Live Music and Asana Class.  Click on the link for more info.  http://www.shaktipath.net/index.html

Hope to see you all soon,

Namaste

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Amy

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
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 Greetings dear. beautiful yoga students,
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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 yogawithamy@optonline.net 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)
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Happenings
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!
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Sunday, August 25th – Beach Yoga Fundraiser – Cedar Beach West Parking Lot – 8am

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

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Enjoy these savory days of August,

Sat Nam

Amy

Yoga this Week – August 4, 2013

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Only as a spiritual warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges. The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge, while an ordinary man takes everythingas a blessing or a curse. – Don Juan

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Greetings to all my peaceful warriors who week after week face the ultimate challenge of coming face to face with their bodies, minds and spirits on their yoga mats.

Breathe in the beautiful energy of summer and be present to all the love that surrounds you.

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Classes for this Week

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Monday and Thursday Evening Yoga on the Beach at Hallock Landing – 715pm start -Contact me for directions or carpooling

We are rapidly loosing the daylight so we will try and begin earlier to get in as many beach nights as possible.

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Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow class

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Friday Morning 930am Healing Yoga

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

Happenings…

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What is Yoga?  An Experiential Journey:  Sign ups began this week for our mini-retreat at the North Shore Public Library.  http://northshorepubliclibrary.org/

Just finished putting together the power point presentation…this is going to be so much fun, I hope to see many of you there.

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

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

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

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Sincerely hoping you enjoyed this amazing summer day.

Surya Managalum

Blessings on the Sun

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Namaste

Amy

Yoga this Week – July 28, 2013

Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain.                                                           Doug Coupland
 Good Morning dearest yoga students,
 Step outside your door and take in all the amazing abundance of the natural world.  We can learn so much from natures rhythms as we allow her to nurture, sooth and remind us we are all part of the same whole.  I get a deep sense of comfort as I watch the birds fly back and forth from tree to tree.   They have the freedom and joy many of us long for.   The many varieties, sizes and colors interact and co-exist in harmony with each other and the world around them, adjusting from season to season with the ability to simply sing after a storm.   Take time to become aware of how the birds, the trees, the water, the wind are orchestrating a beautiful symphony all around you.  Allow yourself to soar into the day, whatever your plans.  Try to look up often, walk barefoot to experience the earth,  and enjoy the breeze as it caresses your skin.   Remind yourself you are as free as the birds in the air to sing your unique song in order to  make the world a better place.
“A bird does not sing because it has the answer.  It sings because it has a song.”
                                                           Chinese Proverb

Ayurveda – A Holistic Approach to Health

Classes for this Week

Monday Evening Sunset Yoga on the Beach

(Check your messages here or on Facebook by 6pm to make sure weather and tides are cooperating but it looks GOOD!  Email me for directions)

Tuesday Morning 930am Yoga

 Ayurveda Dharma Talk 1045am

(Tuesday’s asana class will end a little early to allow for our own Kishori  to give us a special talk on Ayurveda and how its practice can create well being, vitality and health in our mind body and spirits – come for class or just for the talk, donations appreciated – tea and snack will be served)

Thursday Evening Yoga 730pm in Yoga Room

(High Tide is at 830pm – no beach = no beach yoga)

Friday 930am Healing Yoga

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

Happenings

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

There may be one spot opening up for this session, if you are interested to get on a wait list for this spot, please let me know.  Next Session coming in September

What is Yoga – An Experiential Journey at the North Shore Public Library – August 10th, 10-3pm

Join me and Barbara Delledone on this mini-yoga retreat as we dive into the philosophy and practices of yoga

Sign ups for NSPL Cardholders begin on August 1st, and for Non-NSPL Cardholders sign up begins August 5th

Looking Ahead…

Cedar Beach Yoga Fundraiser – August 25th at 8am – Details to follow

Yoga Paddle – Kayak and Yoga Adventure – September 7th (rain date Sept 21st) – Details to Follow

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Namaste

Amy