Category Archives: therapeutic yoga

Tuesday, 2/27 @ 715pm-Restorative Yoga and Essential Oils with Reiki

Join us for a monthly class to restore, rejuvenate and relax!

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Restorative Yoga Poses are supported by bolsters, pillows, blankets and straps to release deep held tension and stress in the body and mind. When the body is still and open, using little to no effort, its’ precious energy can be utilized to renew and heal. This is a therapeutic class and requires no prior yoga experience. All you need to do is show up and be willing to receive! The room will be infused with aromatherapy and Reiki Energy  to enhance your experience.

Contact me to reserve your spot. A prepayment of $20 is required. Shanti!!.

 

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Yoga this Week – January 28, 2018

“Life is a Learning Curve” is the quote my 19 year old snowboarding, drumming, stay-up-all-niter college freshman decided to get tattooed on his inner forearm next to the autism puzzle piece in honor of his older brothers journey navigating life on the spectrum.

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These days we have a habit of saying that quote often when we come up against something new, hard, difficult, exciting or confusing. Life IS a learning curve. Do we ever stop learning? Transitions, pain, sorrow, winning, defeat, even success all have a learning curve at their core and what make up a growing life.  After all, wouldn’t the drive just be a tedious ride if all the roads were straight? It really are those curves that drive us forward, empowering and creating empathy, compassion and resilience as we tackle each one.   Like waves on the ocean the learning will keep rolling in. Some of the waves will be easy,  rolling gently and slowly onto the shore and some will crash us right from behind and slam us down on our backs. It’s all a learning, a moving forward, through and back and forth again.   Whenever you hear that inner critic or that debilitating fear rise up” that tells you “you can’t handle this” try and repeat the mantra “Life is a Learning Curve” ; tattoo it on your arm if you need to and remind yourself you are not supposed to have all the answers and that learning is gives your life meaning your your heart a chance soar.

Yoga this Week

Monday Evening Maryhaven Yoga 515pm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Evening at 715pm

Thursday Evening Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture 715 (see below)

Friday Morning Gentle/Healing Yoga 930am

(Please reserve your spot)

Workshops/Retreat/Healing Sessions

 

Thursday, February 1st 715pm-  Synergy Healing Session:  Restorative Yoga, Acupuncture & Reiki with Essential Oils.  Click   Synergy Session Give this gift of healing and restoration to yourself or a loved one.  The middle of winter  is a great time to build up your immune system to stave off illness of body and mind.    $60 Prepaid $75 Day of if space allows – These sessions always fill up – Don’t Delay!   Scroll Down for a Detailed Description of Synergy Healing Sessions. (No refunds after 48 hours but you are free to give your spot to a friend).

 

Yoga for Kids led by Amy Perri – Four Thursdays 3/1 – 3/22 at Rocky Point SchoolYou Do Not Have to Be a Rocky Point Resident to Sign up.  Click here for Registration Form.  Register with the Rocky Point Community Education Department by mailTwo Classes – Four Sessions Each – $50 for all Four.  Grades 3rd to 5th at 320 to 420pm, and Grades K to 2nd at 430 to 530pm

 

Tuesday, February 27th at 715pm  Healing/Gentle Restorative Yoga with Oils & Reiki  Once a Month – Date announced each month – Pre-Registration Required – $20 per person.

 

NEW!!!  Thursday,  February 15th 7 to 830pm – Yoga Sutra Study GroupPlease join us for our first gathering to study 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 Exchange.

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!  2018 Equinox Retreat

Yoga this Week – December 11, 2017

Restorative Yoga Tonight 12/11 at 715 – Two Spots Open!!

December Contest & Holiday Offer

Put your name in the box every time you come to class.  We will pull a winner mid-January.  The more times you attend, the more chances you get to win a 60 minute private session to focus on anything you would like!!  Don’t skimp on your practice when you need it the most.

A FREE ESSENTIAL OIL ROLL on will accompany any Gift Certificates purchased before the end of the year!  Gift Certificates can be for any dollar amount and include class cards, private sessions, and reiki healings.  Certificates can be sent through the internet if you are not able to come in physically.


Its hard for me to take in the fact that next week will be our 10th Annual Winter Solstice Gathering!  Ten years of having all of your amazing energies in the yoga room to share this auspicious time of year.  This is one of my favorite gatherings and one I truly treasure. It not only celebrates the wonderful return of the sun but also honors the connection we have to each other in this community of like minded people. We come to our mats from all corners of life and various transitional stages.  We come to our classes, not only to empower our connection to our selves but, sometimes more importantly,  to connect and help empower each other! Just your presence and persistence in showing up inspires and is a true power of example to others, including me.   The room if filling up, please rsvp if you plan on coming next week, Thursday, December 21st 7 to 9pm.  Click on the link for details.  And remember to dress sparkly, festive and fun!!  https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

Yoga this Week

Monday Monthly Restorative Yoga at 715pm ($15 Cash Exchange Please) only two spots open!

Tuesday Morning Yoga with Meditation at 930am

Wednesday Evening 715pm Yoga

Friday Morning Healing/Gentle Yoga 930am

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

Events and Workshops

Monday, December 11th at 715pm Restorative Yoga and Oils $15 per person (Preregistration Required)

Save the Date for our 10th Annual Winter Solstice Gathering – Thursday,  December 21st at 7pm – $10 Suggested Donation and a Dish to Share 

 

Special Holiday Week Class on Thursday Evening at 7pm to 830pm – Gentle Yoga/Restorative Asana, Yoga Nidra with Sound Healing & Reiki Circle Meditation, December 28th

Coming in the New Year:  Monthly Satsang – Talks on Philosophy, Sacred Yogic Scriptures and how to apply these ancient teachings to our modern lives.

This will be a interactive group meeting once a month. Details to follow.  Let me know if this interests you.

Click the link Above for all Details

Yoga this Week – December 18, 2016

**Scroll Down for Important Information – And Holiday Schedule Changes**

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Never give up.

You never know when what you are working towards is right around the corner.  Be willing to adjust, learn or go a different route but never give up.  Failure is so much a part of success and it is usually exactly what we need to push us in the right direction.  When we chant to Ganesha, the remover of obstacles, we are asking for our minds to be illuminated so that the obstacle we are experiencing lights our way down the path of least resistance, the path we are meant to be on.  Open your eyes, allow your failures to set you on a course and go; and remember the wise words of Yoda, “The master has failed more times than the beginner has ever tried”

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Yoga this Week

Monday Maryhaven Yoga at 515pm with Live Music and Holiday Singing!

Tuesday Morning 930am Yoga with Meditation

Wednesday Evening Winter Solstice Celebration – Full to Capacity!

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

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

**Please note:  There will be no classes next week in between Christmas and New Years, I am booking a couple private lessons during that week, contact me if you would like to book one.**

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Happenings

Winter Solstice Celebration, this Wednesday December 21st at 7pm

Don’t forget to bring your $10 Donation, a small dish or drink to share and DRESS FESTIVE & FUN:  Blues, Purples, Sparkles, Bling…It is a celebration of the return of light!!

The room is now totally full.

If you would like to be on a waiting list, please let me know.  If you contacted me directly or put your name on the list, you are IN!!!  If you need to cancel, please let me know so another can take your spot. We may have to find an alternative location next year to expand the celebration!  I apologize to those that could not get in.


Stay Tuned for our Annual Detox Class coming in early January! 

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Restorative Yoga,Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils

January 19th, 7-9pm

Prepayment required – Please click on Events for Details  https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/ 

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Beginner Yoga Five Week Session in the New Year!  Thursday Mornings 10 to 1130am

January 19, 26 & February 2, 9, 16

Limited to Ten Students–$60 for all Five Sessions–Prepayment required – Three spots left!


Please note that as of January 2017 Class Card Prices will be going up to the following

walk in $15, five card $60 and ten card $120

If you would like to buy another class card at the current rates, please try and do so before the end of the year.  Thank you so much for your on going dedication

 

Yoga this Week – March 21, 2016

“May you walk in Beauty and may you be aware that you already do”

                                                Navajo Blessing

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Happy Snowy Spring!  Spring is a time of renewal and birthing that which has been dormant within the earth body of your heart.  Beauty is always available when you choose to see it.  Its easy to walk outside on a perfectly sunny day and walk in beauty, it is in the times of foul weather and grey skies that we need to work a little harder to see it.   Whether in the fallow periods when we feel we are stagnant, dark times when it’s hard to find the light or  in moments of grief when sadness wraps around our hearts like a heavy blanket, beauty waits to be found.  May you know today, that whatever your life is presenting to you, like the weather outside that we can’t control, we can choose to see, feel and hear all that is beautiful and choose to walk in beauty.  As I type this a cardinal is singing his beautiful song  and his red color seems to be just the perfect accent to the white branch he sits upon as if beckoning me to simply be aware.

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Classes this Week

Monday Maryhaven Yoga 5:15pm Port Jefferson Center

Tuesday Morning Yoga with Meditation 930am

Wednesday Morning Private Class Gentle Yoga Series 9:45am (#4 of 5)

Thursday Evening Yoga for All 7pm

Friday Morning Healing/Gentle Yoga 930am – (Stay Tuned for possible cancellation)

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

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Happenings- Click on Link for Details

https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

Gentle Yoga, Breath work and Meditation – Tuesday, April 5th at 4-5pm at the NSPL

Wednesday, April 6th – 945 to 1130am -Gentle Yoga, Philosophy and Meditation with Discussion Five Week Series begins – Pre-Registration Required.

Kids Yoga Five Week Series – Tuesdays at 4-445pm beginning April 12th through the Rocky Point Community Education Department – Non-Residents Welcome

Yoga this Week – February 22, 2016

 

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“He [came to] realize that identifying his practice with things that could be lost [advanced postures & breath work, deep states of meditation],  would always leave him susceptible to fear anything that could be taken away through sickness aging or life circumstances was not a very wise thing to stand on.  It  was then that he realized that the only security lay in using his yoga practice to tether his awareness to the part of himself that was and is eternal.   It is in this tethering of awareness to the unchanging core of our being that true security can be gained….As our practice deepens and we gain confidence and courage,  we develop a growing appetite for this groundlessness and we start to yearn for a more liberated and open experience of ourselves and we become more willing to let go of old hand holds.We start to feel a resolute commitment to real freedom & we become vigilant about things that offer the trappings of freedom but fall short of delivering the goods”  Donna Farhi from Bringing Yoga to Life

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Greetings dearest yoga students,

The above excerpt from Donna Farhi’s book is, in essence, describing what Patanjali wrote about in the Yoga Sutra’s called Kleshas.  Kleshas are basically the core confusion of what is permanent with what is impermanent and the suffering we cause ourselves when we try to hold on to the impermanent things.  We all have fear of losing things we hold dear.  It may be loved ones, our jobs, our health, our strength, our physical appearance or the myriad of ego driven personas we believe ourselves to be. Finding rest within this “groundlessness” of living with the truth of uncertainty allows us to see through false promises,  let go and live with freedom, peace and joy!

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Yoga this Week

Monday Maryhaven Yoga – 5:15 Maryhaven Center of Hope Port Jefferson

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Gentle Yoga w/ Philosophy & Meditation-Class One of Session Two –  9:45am  Preregistration  Required – Session Full

Thursday Evening 7pm

Friday Morning Gentle/Healing Yoga 930am

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

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Happenings

Monday, March 7th 7-9pm- Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils

Still has a few spots open.  $55 secures your spot in class.  If you have been curious about this session, don’t hesitate.  No yoga experience necessary, all are welcome.

The Yoga Jam was such a success and I received such wonderful feedback…I am going to put another one on the schedule for March!  Message me if you have interest and we will make it happen.

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Yoga this Week – February 15, 2016

 

    “Shall I tell you what I find beautiful about you?  You are at your very best when things are worst”  Starman

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Utkatasana (chair pose)  exemplifies the amazing ability of the human spirit 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.  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.

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Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation

Wednesday at 630pm – Private Class for Girl Scout Troop

Thursday Evening at 715pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

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

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Happenings

This Friday night join us for Kirtan at the North Shore Public Library 7 to 830pm

Kirtan is a form of call and response singing and chanting mantra as a path to meditation, joy and connection.  No experience necessary and there is no charge.  Call the library at 939-4488 to register.

Yoga Jam!!  Sunday Morning February 21st at 9am – Yoga Jam is a fun, faced pace vinyasa flow set to a rockin’ playlist to ramp up our energy, move prana and build inner heat.  Please register – We need at least 5 students to make it happen!!

March 7th Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils returns!  There are currently three spots open.  $55 holds your spot, contact me for details.

Namaste

Amy