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Yoga this Week – October 19, 2013

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.

                                             — Albert Einstein

Hari Om dearest yoga students,

Hoping this beautiful fall morning finds you in some form of gratitude for this gift of today.  The way of the yogi warrior is the way of the heart.  The intuitive mind is led by the heart.  Our yoga practice awakens a deeper awareness of our minds, bodies and spirits and it is in this awakening that we can begin to “feel” into our lives instead of “thinking” through our lives.  Although intellectual ability is often the first to be consulted to solve problems, create plans, or learn new abilities, it is truly the intuitive mind that will always lead you down the sacred path of the heart.

  Inside your heart are the yamas and niyamas.

The Five Yamas

  Ahimsa : nonviolence   Satya: truthfulness   Asteya: nonstealing   Brahmacharya: temperance   Aparigraha: noncovetousness

The Five Niyamas

Saucha: cleanliness  Santosha: contentment  Tapas: heat; austerities Svadhyaya: study of the sacred scriptures and of one’s self  Isvara pranidhana: surrender to God

To find the way, close your eyes, listen closely and find that light within you, that energy moving, that feeling tone that points the way.   We are naturally pure, go deeper, your intrinsic goodness will move you towards the most ethical, loving way. Without studying a single yoga sutra, we know inside ourselves the path.  Honor this gift, the sacred intuitive mind and allow your intellect to serve.  For this day, allow the words of Ghandi to resonate on a deep level;

“The Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart”


Classes this week

Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow class

Tuesday Evening Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture wit Reiki and Aromatherapy at 730pm

Currently ONE spot left!  Let me know if you would like to take this journey with us.

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

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


October 22nd – Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture with Reiki and Essential Oils – Payment is due to hold your spot – Click on the link for more information for the special event that is almost sold out.

October 30th – Co-Creating your Life – A Vision Board Workshop – Click on the link for information on this fun and enlightening evening

November 8th – ShaktiPath Thanks-Giving Kirtan at Peconic River Yoga –

November 9th – Live Music and Asana with ShaktiPath at Yogaholic (this is the rescheduled date from October) –  If you plan on attending, please contact the studio  and sign up in advance if possible,  Walk-Ins are welcomed as well.


I honor the place within you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light and of peace. When you are in that place in you, I am in that place in me. We are one.  Namaste


Yoga this Week – September 29, 2013

“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart.  Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language.  Do not now look for the answers.  They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them.  It is a question of experiencing everything.  At present you need to live the question.  Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.”
                                    Rainer Maria Rilke
Greetings dearest yoga students,
Being at peace with the unknown is one of the greatest accomplishments we can acheive moment by moment.  To be “okay” with not knowing how things will turn out means we must first banish fear and replace it with faith.  Increasing our capacity for faith immediatly allows us to let go of our percieved control over our life.  Having faith that things will turn out alright enables us experience all of life without having to figure everything out.   Living the question means to let the answers be revealed when it is time so that you can remain in the present moment without anxiety. Many precious moments are squandered away overthinking situations that either have already happened or haven’t happened yet.   So try to LOVE the question that this day brings as if you were turning a corner on a beautiful mountain and be open to the beauty that the landscape of your life lays out before you.
Classes for this Week

Monday and Thursday Evening at 730-9pm

Tuesday Morning 930-11am with Meditation to follow class (meditation is no charge and open to all whether you are able to attend asana class or not)

Friday Morning 930-11am  Healing Yoga

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

cobras and om


ShaktiPath at Yogaholic this coming Saturday, October 5th from 2-4pm for an uplifting yoga class infused with Live Music  and a mini-Kirtan capping off the event.  Consider joining us for this inspiring, musical afternoon!  Click on the link for more info.


Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oils is back for the Fall Season.  Join us on October 22 from 730-930pm for a healing experience.  Benjamin Craig, LicAc will again be joining us for this special event.


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


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.



Classes for this Week


Monday and Wednesday Evening at 730pm

(Thursday changed to Wednesday this week only)


Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to Follow


Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

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



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.


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.

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.

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.

Hope to see you all soon,


crazy bb


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)


 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




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



Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oil Aromatherapy – Tuesday, July30th at 730pm


Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture

Amy Perri, ERYT500/Reiki Practitioner & Benjamin Craig, Lic. Acupuncturist/Reiki Master

Tuesday, July 28th at 730-930pm

Rest yoga yin yang

In this special event,  restorative yoga, reiki energy healing and acupuncture are integrated to create an  indulgent experience designed to restore your balance, wellbeing and facilitate  a deep sense of calm in mind, body and spirit.

If you have never experienced acupuncture before, this would be a  wonderful, gentle introduction.  The  acupuncture points were specifically  chosen for  their universal healing properties including supporting the immune system, balancing energy  and creating a overall sense of relief.

Restorative yoga postures are supported by blankets, pillows, straps and bolsters to relieve tension, stress and open energy in the body.

Reiki Healing is a non-invasive channeling of universal healing energy with the intention of loving kindness  sent to the receiver.


First come, first serve – This workshop will fill up – Register as soon as possible.

Amy Perri, ERYT500 and Benjamin Craig, LAc join forces to combine these three  amazing helaing modalities creating an indulgent experience  that will be sure to leave you refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to open up to the busy summer months ahead.

Benjamin Craig is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Reiki Master/Teacher.  He combines modern knowledge and ancient tradition to treat the individual’s Body, Mind and Spirit. Ben is a Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine and has offices on long Island and in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In addition to his private practices Ben hosts community Acupuncture events, teaches Reiki and lectures on science behind holistic and energy medicines.

Amy Perri is an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour professional level with Yoga Alliance. Amy is a Reiki II Level Practioner who owns and operates a fully equipped yoga studio that will support and nuture you through this amazing healing experience.

Due to the nature of this class we must limit attendance  to ten participants.

Please register as soon as possible.  Payment of  $50 is due as soon as possible to hold your spot.   This covers the two hour  yoga class, Reiki and acupuncture treatments.

To register or for  more information contact:

Amy Perri, RYT 631-839-0644

Yoga this Week – 9am Start Time for Friday’s Restorative Class

Fifth Chakra Throat Chakra Vishuddha Chakra

To speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks. ~Ben Jonson~
Chakras on the midline of the body
LOCATION: Throat area.
COLOR: Sky blue
ELEMENT: Ether/Akasha
ORGANS: Throat, mouth, upper lungs, arms, thyroid and parathyroid.
FUNCTIONS: Communication, speech, sound and vibration.
METAPHYSICAL QUALITIES: True communication, creative expression, knowledge, peace, truth, wisdom, loyalty, honesty, reliability, kindness, gentleness and sense of responsibility.
NEGATIVE QUALITIES: Communication and speech problems, depression, lack of discernment, ignorance, thyroid problems and the tendency to use knowledge unwisely.

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

Greetings dear yoga students,
Hoping this email finds you well.  Spring is almost here and it is time to embrace our creativity and expression.  The visshudda chakra is the center of communication.  When it is balanced we can speak our truth with the wisdom of the heart and the integrity of the mind.  Words are powerful.  They have the ability to heal and destroy relationships.  The words we say to ourselves can empower us or block our own growth as well.   When we align our intellect with what is true for us by connecting to source for guidance, we can speak our truth with confidence and have the ability communicate clearly our wants and needs.  When our throat chakra is open and balanced we have the ability to hear others in the same way.
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
~Chinese Proverb
Saraswati:  Goddess of Creativity, Music and Wisdom
Pay attention to your throat and what rises up each time you feel the need to express yourself. To clear the energy in your throat, chant, sing, hum….open the gateway with vibrational energy.    Before your speak, pause… attention to what is rising up your throat and try to speak and vibrate the highest quality of energy.  As we explore the vishuddha chakra, let us focus on speaking our truth clearly and honestly in the most loving way possible to those in our lives and within our inner dialogue.  Listen to the birds sing as they return after the long winter.  Allow their song to fill you with joy, hope and peace…sing your song, speak your truth, dance into the day as creatively as you can expressing the only truth you can express; that which is inside you.
Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. ~Emory Austin 
Camel Pose to open the throat

Keep your words soft and tender because tomorrow you may have to eat them.



Yoga this Week
Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to Follow
Wednesday Therapeutic Yoga – 11am (prior registration required)
Friday Morning Restorative Yoga 
Special Class – Special Time
(please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
This Friday is Restorative Yoga Friday – Please note the start time is at 9am.  There is a special fee for this class of $15. If you have signed up, please let me know if your plans have changed as there is a waiting list.
Saturday March 23rd 830am ShaktiPath will be playing music for Santi Yoga followed by a session of chanting…click on the link for details
A new session of Therapeutic Yoga will begin again on April 1st.  Four Wednesdays in April at 11-12:15. The cost is $55.  We may have one or two spots open.   Let me know if your are interested in attending or would like more information. 
Have a Happy St Patricks Day….Shanti
Amy Perri RYT500 Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr

Yoga this Week – January 20, 2013

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” ― Lin Yutang

Hari Om Dearest Yoga Students,

In these chilly days of winter, give yourself permission to relax.  There is a time for action and a time for in-action.  Practice sitting amidst the caos, amidst the messy room, amidst the crowded space in your mind and see what happens.  Letting go of your “to do list” is just as important as scratching things off.  Our inner wisdom knows that we will never be done, that life is not a grand race to the finish line.  If our list keeps growing, consider it a blessing that you have work to do in your life.  However, there must also be time to take repose, to step back from all the doing and simply be in your life.  Let go of the non-essentials in your life today and make space to rest, cuddle, read, meditate, rejuvinate and….enjoy the journey by experiencing the finer things in life.

“You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose”

Indra Gandhi

Classes this Week
Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with meditation to follow
**Please note there is no Friday class this week**
(please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have changed)
Sign ups for the North Shore Public Library Beginners Series begin again on February 1st. If you, or if you know of anyone that may benefit from a basic introduction into the wonderful world of yoga, please pass on the information, or reserve your spot asap.
ShaktiPath logo
ShaktiPath Kirtan at the Mastic Moriches Shirley Library Fundraiser Feb 9 2013 1:30PM – 3:30PM This event is free with a Food Pantry donation and open to all.  Click on the link below for more info:
Special Event – FLOGA- At the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon Sunday, February 10th / 3:30 pm 5:00 pm
Heart Opening, gentle flow class led by me accompanied by the music of native american bamboo flute player Walter Perizac Click on the link for morinformation 

Our next Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acuptuncture Session will be March 6th at 7pm. Sign ups have begun.  Contact me or sign up when you come to class.
200 Hr and 500 Hr Yoga Teacher Trainings at the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon begin in February. I will be teaching the Vinyasa Sections of each training. This is going to be an amazing training in a small, intimate setting with some extraordinary teachers!! If you are interested, pick up a flyer when you come to class or click on their website.
Hope to see you all soon…going to take some much anticipated repose….
Amy Perri RYT500 Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr 631-839-0644