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.
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.
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”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. $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.