Category Archives: Restorative Yoga and Acupunture

Yoga this Week – October 28, 2018

We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or other people’s models, learn to be ourselves,
and allow our natural channel to open.”
Shaki Gawain

Like so many yoga practices, svadhyaya is the study of the self.  Yoga asana, pranayama, and meditation are all ways to peel off the layers of our false selves and dive in to our authenticity.   To guide us in this process, we can turn again and again to those spiritual teachers that inspire us.  They are there in books, in music, in our dreams, in nature or maybe sitting right across from us at work, home or in our community.  The more open and compassionate to our own “particular genius” that we can become, the more our “natural channels” to the divine open and our dharma (life’s purpose) is revealed.

Yoga this Week

Monday Maryhaven Yoga 515pm in Port Jefferson

Tuesday Morning Yoga 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Evening Yoga 715pm with Meditation

Thursday 1199 Retiree Yoga & Meditation 11am in Riverhead

Friday Morning Gentle Healing Yoga 930am with Meditation

Events & Workshops

Synergy Healing Session – 2 spots currently open

Tuesday Evening November 6, 2018 – 7 to 9pm

Combining Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils


Asperger’s Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Family Support Group

Thursday, November 15th at 630pm

Meetings are held at the North Shore Youth Council located on the grounds of the Rocky Point Intermediate school JAE.  Click here for details AHA Support GroupsThursday,


Reiki Healing Circle

November 29th – 7 TO 830PM

Join us for a beautiful evening of healing and sharing energy. All are welcome whether you are new to Reiki, a Reiki practitioner, or just curious to know what it’s all about. Reiki is an ancient healing modality and is non-invasive. The healing energy is channeled through the hands of the practitioner to the receiver. Reiki calms the nervous system, releases muscle tension and emotional imbalances. Reiki enhances the body’s own capacity for healing love and light. Contact me for location details if you have never been to my space. Suggested donation $10 per person. If possible bring something to be donated to our local food pantry.

Watch your thoughts they become your words,

Watch your words they become your actions,

Watch your actions, they become your destiny

Upanishads

 

 

Namaste

Amy

Yoga this Week – May 20,2018

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

Greetings dear yoga students,

I have been so enamored by all the birds are visiting my feeder this year.  So many varieties, sizes, shapes and colors fill my vision with vibrancy and joy.  I often think about the way they live.  So simply in tune with each other and nature.  They are a constant reminder,  as I sit at my computer  watching them swoop and land and soar,   not to take life so seriously. Much like my time on my yoga mat, observing them reminds me to trust, let go and fly into the moments of my life with purpose, freedom and joy. Birds are truly a miracle to behold, they prove to us that there is a finer state of being we can strive to attain and that state of being is yoga.

Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am Vinyasa Flow for all levels  with Meditation

Wednesday Evening All Levels at 715pm

Friday Morning Healing/Gentle Yoga 930am

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

Workshops and Offerings

Beach Yoga Begins Wednesday Evening June 13th and Saturday Morning June 16th – Click Link for  Beach Yoga 2018

 

Thursday, May 24th Asperger’s Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Family Support Group

Meetings are held at the North Shore Youth Council located on the grounds of the Rocky Point Intermediate school JAE.  Click here for details AHA Support GroupsThursday,

 

 Yoga Hike in Avalon Park – Sat, June 2nd at 10am

Join me and our yoga kula for a lovely Spring Walk Through the beautiful and amazing Avalon Park in Stony Brook. We will meditate along the labyrinth and strike our poses among the trees, ponds and paths in the woods Please RSVP by messaging me on Facebook, texting me at 631-839-0644 or emailing me at yogawithamy@optonline.net. $10 per person

 

Tuesday, June 5th 7-9pm – Yoga Sutra Study Group

Please join us as we continue our study of the sacred text, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.  The Yoga Sutras have many translations and offer us a scientific approach to our yoga practice. These Sutras, or threads, hold a wealth of information and point us in the direction of wholeness and enlightenment.  Together we will interpret sections of the sutras and read from a variety of translations.  Please bring a journal, something to write with a copy of the sutras (if you have one) and an open mind ready for discussion!  Light Refreshments will be served.  $10 Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

2018 Equinox Goddess Yoga Retreat on Shelter Island is now open for Registration!! September 21st to 23rd – A few post still open

.The Autumn Equi2017-09-16 08.25.02nox is an auspicious time to gather together and contemplate both the light and the dark within and without.  This retreat sells out quickly, Click on the link for all the details on how to sign up!  Equinox Yoga Goddess Retreat

Yoga this Week – May 13, 2018

On Children

Kahlil Gibran

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let our bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness; For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.

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 Happy Mother’s Day Dearest Yoga Students,

Whether you are a mother, grandmother, son or daughter – we all have something wonderful to celebrate today; unconditional love.  Think about that term for a minute.  The Wikipedia definition is:  Unconditional Love   is a term that means to love someone regardless of one’s actions or beliefs.  Unconditional love separates the individual from her or his behaviors. The individual is loved unconditionally as a “perfect” child of the Higher Power.
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Revel in what it feels like to be loved without conditions, without judgement with pure loving kindness for who you are.   Focus on the gratitude you have for all the mothers in your life past and present;  your birth mother, a friend, a sister, a diety, a mentor …and then recycle all the love you have been given as an offering to the universe.  Meditate on the amazing creation of life and the cycles that continue on and on and on.  Sa Ta Na Ma…Life, Death, Rebirth and Infinity. 
“A Mother’s Love need not be Deserved” 
Erich Fromm
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Yoga this Week

Monday Maryhaven Yoga 515pm

Tuesday Morning Yoga 930am with Meditation

Tuesday Afternoon Kids Yoga 515pm (last class of session)

Wednesday Evening Yoga 715pm

Thursday Riverhead Retirees 1199 Yoga 11am

Friday Morning Gentle/ Healing Yoga 930am

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

 

Events & Workshops

Thursday, May 17th at 7pm – SYNERGY SESSION:  Restorative Yoga, Acupuncture, Essential Oils & Reiki with Ben Craig

Come and indulge yourself in the amazing healing power of Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture infused with Reiki energy and essential oils. $60 prepaid.  These sessions always fill up.  Please contact me to reserve your spot.  click Here for details.

 Yoga Hike in Avalon Park

Saturday, June 2nd at 10am

Join me and our yoga kula for a lovely Spring Walk Through the beautiful and amazing Avalon Park in Stony Brook. We will meditate along the labyrinth and strike our poses among the trees, ponds and paths in the woods Please RSVP by messaging me on Facebook, texting me at 631-839-0644 or emailing me at yogawithamy@optonline.net. $10 per person

Tuesday, June 5th 7-9pm – Yoga Sutra Study Group

Please join us as we continue our study of the sacred text, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.  The Yoga Sutras have many translations and offer us a scientific approach to our yoga practice. These Sutras, or threads, hold a wealth of information and point us in the direction of wholeness and enlightenment.  Together we will interpret sections of the sutras and read from a variety of translations.  Please bring a journal, something to write with a copy of the sutras (if you have one) and an open mind ready for discussion!  Light Refreshments will be served.  $15 Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Yoga this Week – April 15, 2018

*Scroll down to see upcoming events and workshops*

Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine.

Confidence through self control.

Energy within and energy without.

Ymber Delecto

At first glance, the above quote may seem like it is highlighting opposing forces but in reality it is the opposite that manifests the desired result.  As we open up to new beginnings with the April New Moon and a new season upon us, we look to Ganesha, the elephant deity that guides us through our obstacles and honors all the twists and turns of life.  Ganesha blesses our new endeavors and intentions to move forward.  This complicated but jolly elephant helps us to see the way past or through our perceived obstacles to find our truest path.  Om Gum Ganapatye Om Namaha, Jai Ganesha!!

(If you wish to read the longer version of this blog click HERE)

Yoga This Week

Monday Morning New Moon Meditation 10:30-1115 am All Welcome (No Charge-Please bring a food pantry donation)

Tuesday Morning All Levels Yoga at 930am with Meditation

Tuesday Afternoon Kid’s Yoga at 515pm (see below)

Wednesday Evening 715pm All Levels Yoga

Thursday Riverhead 1199 Retirees Yoga & Meditation 11am

Thursday Evening 7pm Yoga Sutra Study (see below)

Friday Moring 930am Healing/Gentle Yoga

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

Workshops and Offerings

 

Monday, April 16th at 1030 to 1115am New Moon Meditation

The April New Moon’s astrology is perfect for making a positive change in your life. The best time to make a fresh start is a following a new moon.  Join me as we create intentions, open our minds and wipe our inner slates clean for this auspicious time of the month.  This meditation is no charge but Please bring an item to donate to our Food Pantry Collection .  Bring  journal and dress comfortably.  Chairs available for sitting if you choose.

Yoga for Kids – Ages 5 to 12 – Four Tuesdays 515 to 6pm

April 17,  24, May 8, and 15

$35 for all four sessions.  Maximum 10 children in my Rocky Point Studio – PrePayment Required.  Contact me to sign up.

Thursday, April 19th 7-9pm – Yoga Sutra Study Group

Please join us as we continue our study of the sacred text, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.  The Yoga Sutras have many translations and offer us a scientific approach to our yoga practice. These Sutras, or threads, hold a wealth of information and point us in the direction of wholeness and enlightenment.  Together we will interpret sections of the sutras and read from a variety of translations.  Please bring a journal, something to write with a copy of the sutras (if you have one) and an open mind ready for discussion!  Light Refreshments will be served.  $15 Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Thursday, April 26th Asperger’s Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Family Support Group

Meetings are held at the North Shore Youth Council located on the grounds of the Rocky Point Intermediate school JAE.  Click here for details AHA Support GroupsThursday,

Thursday, May 17th at 7pm – SYNERGY SESSION:  Restorative Yoga, Acupuncture, Essential Oils & Reiki with Ben Craig

Come and indulge yourself in the amazing healing power of Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture infused with Reiki energy and essential oils. $60 prepaid.  These sessions always fill up.  Please contact me to reserve your spot.  click Here for details.

2018 Equinox Goddess Yoga Retreat on Shelter Island is now open for Registration!! September 21st to 23rd

.The Autumn Equi2017-09-16 08.25.02nox is an auspicious time to gather together and contemplate both the light and the dark within and without.  This retreat sells out quickly, Click on the link for all the details on how to sign up!  Equinox Yoga Goddess Retreat

Yoga this Week – April 8, 2018

 **NEW:  Meditation with the New Moon on April 16, See Below**

” The witnessing soul is like the sky. The birds fly in the sky but they don’t leave any footprints….[The] man who is awakened lives in such a way that he leaves no footprints…. He never looks ahead, he never looks back,  he lives in the moment.”

~ Osho

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Be present.  Stand Still and know that you are “Here” and “Here” is all that really matters.

Hope to see you all “Here” on your mats this week!!!

surya-namaskar

Classes for this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation 

Wednesday Evening All Levels at 7:15pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am with Meditation

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

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Workshops and Offerings

 

Monday, April 16th at 1030 to 1115am New Moon Meditation

The April New Moon’s astrology is perfect for making a positive change in your life. The best time to make a fresh start is a following a new moon.  Join me as we create intentions, open our minds and wipe our inner slates clean for this auspicious time of the month.  $10 Suggested Donation.  Bring  journal and dress comfortably.  Chairs available for sitting if you choose.

Yoga for Kids – Ages 5 to 12 – Four Tuesdays 515 to 6pm

April 17,  24, May 8, and 15

$35 for all four sessions.  Maximum 10 children in my Rocky Point Studio – PrePayment Required.  Contact me to sign up.

Thursday, April 19th 7-9pm – Yoga Sutra Study Group

Please join us as we continue our study of the sacred text, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.  The Yoga Sutras have many translations and offer us a scientific approach to our yoga practice. These Sutras, or threads, hold a wealth of information and point us in the direction of wholeness and enlightenment.  Together we will interpret sections of the sutras and read from a variety of translations.  Please bring a journal, something to write with a copy of the sutras (if you have one) and an open mind ready for discussion!  Light Refreshments will be served.  $15 Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Thursday, April 26th Asperger’s Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Family Support Group

Meetings are held at the North Shore Youth Council located on the grounds of the Rocky Point Intermediate school JAE.  Click here for details AHA Support GroupsThursday,

Thursday, May 17th at 7pm – SYNERGY SESSION:  Restorative Yoga, Acupuncture, Essential Oils & Reiki with Ben Craig

Come and indulge yourself in the amazing healing power of Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture infused with Reiki energy and essential oils. $60 prepaid.  These sessions always fill up.  Please contact me to reserve your spot.  click Here for details.

2018 Equinox Goddess Yoga Retreat on Shelter Island is now open for Registration!! September 21st to 23rd

.The Autumn Equi2017-09-16 08.25.02nox is an auspicious time to gather together and contemplate both the light and the dark within and without.  This retreat sells out quickly, Click on the link for all the details on how to sign up!  Equinox Yoga Goddess Retreat

Yoga this Week – March 18, 2018

The ego is a monkey catapulting though the jungle;

Totally fascinated by the realm of the senses,

  it swings from one desire to the next,

  one conflict to the next,

  one self-centered idea to the next.

If you threaten it, it actually fears for its life.

Let this monkey go.

Let the senses go.

Let desired go.

Let conflicts go.

Let ideas go.

Let the fiction of life and death go.

Just remain in the center, watching.

Then forget that you are there.

Hua Hu Ching: Ten

Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am Yoga & Meditation

Tuesday Afternoon 5:15pm Kids Yoga (Full at this Time)

Wednesday Morning 1030am Yoga at NSPL (Prior Registration Required)

Wednesday Evening 7:15pm Yoga

Thursday Evening 630pm – AHA Support Group  (See Below)

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

(Please RSVP for all classes or cancel if you have previously signed up)

 

Happenings

 

Thursday, March 22nd Asperger’s Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Family Support Group

Meetings are held at the North Shore Youth Council located on the grounds of the Rocky Point Intermediate school JAE.  Click here for details AHA Support Groups

 

Thursday, March 29th  715pm Restorative Yoga, Essential Oils & Reiki

Come and indulge yourself in the amazing healing power of Restorative Yoga.  $20 Pre Registration Requried

 

Yoga for Kids – Ages 5 to 12 – Four Tuesdays in March 515 to 6pm

$35 for all four sessions.  Maximum 8 children in my Rocky Point Studio –   Contact me to sign up.  Begins this coming Tuesday, March 6th – This class is currently Full To Capacity!!  Watch for the next session to open up!

Yoga this Week & USB Interview – March 4, 2018

 

 

Greetings dearest yoga students,

Yoga teaches us to enjoy and trust the process; to have the right intention and alignment and let go of the results.  If we can simply learn to trust and have faith in our own capacity for our highest selves to show up, we may find true, uncontrived freedom of expression as well as the ability to be courageous in difficult moments.  What is your vision today, can you hold that in your heart and mind and trust the process?

I had such a wonderful time joining Captain Phil at 90.1 USB Radio Station on Friday night.  If you would like to give a listen to my interview, click on one of the links below.  I come on at about 28 minutes in.  The interview ends with one of my favorite songs by a wonderful local musician, Rory Kelly, it’s called “If You Teach a Bird to Sing”  Hope you enjoy it!

Link to Interview via Facebook

Link to Interview

Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow

Tuesday Afternoon 515 to 6pm – Kids Yoga Four- Week Series Begins -Info Below

Wednesday Evening 715pm All Levels Beginner Friendly Yoga

Friday Morning 930am Healing/Gentle Yoga

Events & Workshops

Yoga for Kids – Ages 5 to 12 – Four Tuesdays in March 515 to 6pm

$35 for all four sessions.  Maximum 8 children in my Rocky Point Studio – Pre-Registration Required.  Contact me to sign up.  Begins this coming Tuesday, March 6th

Thursday, March 15th 7-9pm – Yoga Sutra Study Group

Please join us as we continue our study of the sacred text, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.  The Yoga Sutras have many translations and offer us a scientific approach to our yoga practice. These Sutras, or threads, hold a wealth of information and point us in the direction of wholeness and enlightenment.  Together we will interpret sections of the sutras and read from a variety of translations.  Please bring a journal, something to write with a copy of the sutras (if you have one) and an open mind ready for discussion!  Light Refreshments will be served.  $15

Thursday, March 22nd Asperger’s Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Family Support Group

Meetings are held at the North Shore Youth Council located on the grounds of the Rocky Point Intermediate school JAE.  Click here for details AHA Support Groups

Thursday, March 29th  715pm Restorative Yoga, Essential Oils & Reiki

Come and indulge yourself in the amazing healing power of Restorative Yoga.  $20

2018 Equinox Goddess Yoga Retreat on Shelter Island is now open for Registration!! September 21st to 23rd

.The Autumn Equinox is an auspicious time to gather together and contemplate both the light and the dark within and without.  This retreat sells out quickly, Click on the link for all the details on how to sign up!  Equinox Yoga Goddess Retreat

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