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Yoga this Week – January 17, 2021

Namaste Dear Ones,

Stop right now.  Take a long slow breath in and as you breathe out relax your muscles, let go of your thoughts for a moment and feel how tender the breath touches you.  Tune in and feel the earth grounding you and the sky expanding you.  Find the present moment.  It is a moment that will never be again.  It is timeless and formless but nevertheless sacred.  One breath can bring you back.  Try it.  Find out for yourself, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.  Hope to see you in class this week as we carry on the practice of becoming grounded in the present again and again and again.

Yoga this Week

Monday Morning Meditations 9:45am

Meeting ID: 870 0421 3481
Passcode: 338044

Monday Morning Chair Yoga Zoom 11am

Passcode:   795223 and Meeting ID:  834 4427 9682

930am Tuesday Morning Zoom

Passcode:  499588 and Meeting ID:  854 3636 0577

1pm Wednesday Walk-Meet at my House-Check email before heading out in case something changes

Wednesday Evening Yoga 645 Zoom

Passcode:    499588 and Meeting ID:  835 2485 7761

Friday Morning Gentle Yoga ZOOM 930am

Passcode:    708245 and Meeting ID: 871 6725 8690

Please note:  If the link takes you to a sign in page and you don’t have an account, Just click JOIN in the right hand corner and enter the information to go to registration page.

SPECIAL EVENT

Saturday, February 6th 930 – 12pm on Zoom

Virtual Gathering to honor the coming of Light!

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“Let us nurture the spirit of renewal and embrace the light of the lengthening days”

Honoring the ancient Celtic festival of Imbolc, the halfway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, we will take time to contemplate the seeds we have sown during the dark days of winter. Imbolc is the time of new beginnings, the melting away and excitement as we begin to see the signs of spring yet to come.

Join us for a morning of relaxation, rejuvenation, and connection to begin readying your body, mind and spirit for the spark of new life and inspiration.  This gathering will consist of a gentle yoga practice & meditation, rejuvenation facial (you will pick up your supplies), self-inquiry activity with sharing and deep  relaxation practice with sound healing.

(Preregistration required $30 Per Person  includes facial goodie bag which you must pick up prior to the day)

Yoga this Week – January 10, 2021-Virtual Imbolc Gathering

*Scroll Down for info on Imbolc Gathering*

Yoga is the science of truth and freedom.  When we quiet our bodies and our minds, we find the the present moment.  In that present moment awareness, the you and I, the us and them,  and the judgment drops away leaving clarity through which we can merge with our higher self,  the atman; divine source of life.  As our spiritual quest deepens we don’t move away from the self that has always been but we uncover the self that is motivated by a higher purpose.   Instead of fickle thoughts that move from one self centered desire to another we in essence become self-less. Simply practice, watch as judgments and self-centered thoughts arise and create feelings of separateness and anxiety.  Simply observe without attachment and they will lose their power.  Feel into the bliss of the present moment in your body and your mind.  Chitta Vritti Nirodhah will surely follow.

Yoga this Week

Monday Morning Meditations 9:45am

Meeting ID: 870 0421 3481
Passcode: 338044

Monday Morning Chair Yoga Zoom 11am

Passcode:   795223 and Meeting ID:  834 4427 9682

930am Tuesday Morning Zoom

Passcode:  499588 and Meeting ID:  854 3636 0577

Wednesday Walk at 1pm Meeting at my House to walk to beach and back.  Approximately one hour.  Join us please!  Check email before heading over, just in case weather or something else gets in the way…

Wednesday Evening Yoga 645 Zoom

Passcode:    499588 and Meeting ID:  835 2485 7761

Friday Morning Gentle Yoga ZOOM 930am

Passcode:    708245 and Meeting ID: 871 6725 8690

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“Let us nurture the spirit of renewal and embrace the light of the lengthening days”

Saturday, February 6th 930 to 12pm on Zoom

Honoring the ancient Celtic festival of Imbolc, the halfway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, we will take time to contemplate the seeds we have sown during the dark days of winter. Imbolc is the time of new beginnings, the melting away and excitement as we begin to see the signs of spring yet to come.

Join us for a morning of relaxation, rejuvenation, and connection to begin readying your body, mind and spirit for the spark of new life and inspiration.  This gathering will consist of a gentle yoga practice & meditation, rejuvenation facial (you will pick up your supplies), self-inquiry activity with sharing and deep  relaxation practice with sound healing.

(Preregistration required $30 Per Person  includes facial goodie bag which you must pick up prior to the day)

 

Yoga this Week – January 3, 2021

“You will receive all that you need at the time in which it is needed”  E Russel

On Demand Joint Freeing Yoga (Balance) in Chapel Hill, NC, US | Mindbody

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home: ' FLANEURING ' …...

Happy, Healthy, Safe and Peaceful 2021 to my dear Yoga Students,

Meandering around my house this morning, quite frankly, feeling a bit down, trapped, bored (you get the idea), I reached for my phone and searched our local library database for some inspiration.  I came across a book called The Art of Flaneuring:  How to Wonder with Intention and Discover a Better Life by Erika Owen.  It made so much sense to me since, I realized, I have always been a sort of Flaneur without really knowing it or without the intention to be one.  I immediately knew this was no coincidence.  I got myself dressed and out the door knowing the incoming prediction of rain would dampen this adventure.

I found myself in Port Jefferson and allowed my dog, Sonny, to take the lead.  After all, a curious dog is by nature a Flaneur.  Even though I have walked through Port Jeff a million times, I found myself stopping and really seeing the old houses,  the brick and stone walls,  curves in the street;  I was really seeing it for the first time.  As sonny stopped numerous times to explore a particularly intoxicating scent, I greeted fellow walkers, gazed inside store fronts, read menus, considered the slants of hills and streets and ended up at the Farmer’s Market (a great place for Flaneuring).   My boredom lifted, my mind quieted and my gratitude and joy became the center of my thoughts.

It is with this intention, I plan to walk into the new decade.  Without expectation, enjoying the scenery, allowing my intuition  and viveka (Discernment) to lead the way and take time for Flaneuring outdoors every day if possible.  The art of  wandering without a definitive destination is to purposely explore your surroundings with curiosity without expectation  in much the same way I encourage you to be in your yoga practice; curious, attentive, detail oriented with a willingness to be pleasantly surprised at what you find.

As always, thank you so very much for allowing me to bring yoga and meditation into your lives!  May peace and joy follow (or lead) you into 2021, may you find the time on purpose just to be and explore wherever life takes you.  Looking forward to seeing you on the screen or possibly for a group Flaneuring outing real soon.  Stay tuned for details coming forth for a Imbolc Virtual Retreat ! SAVE the DATE:  Saturday, February 6th  from10 to 12pm

On Demand Joint Freeing Yoga (Balance) in Chapel Hill, NC, US | Mindbody

Yoga this Week

Monday Morning Meditations 9:45am

Meeting ID: 870 0421 3481
Passcode: 338044

Monday Morning Chair Yoga Zoom 11am

Passcode:   795223 and Meeting ID:  834 4427 9682

930am Tuesday Morning Zoom

Passcode:  499588 and Meeting ID:  854 3636 0577

Wednesday Evening Yoga 645 Zoom

Passcode:    499588 and Meeting ID:  835 2485 7761

Friday Morning Gentle Yoga ZOOM 930am

Passcode:    708245 and Meeting ID: 871 6725 8690

Yoga this Week – December 27, 2020

*Please note there is no Chair Class Monday Morning as well as no Yoga Class Friday Morning.

Below is a prayer we have read many times as a group at our Winter Solstice Gatherings.  I hope you enjoy it and know that I am so thankful for all of you.  It has been quite a  year for us all.  There have been many hardships, adjustments, strange new ways of doing things but also there has been much beauty in seeing selfless people doing such amazing outreach,  the connections we treasure have grown even more precious, and the littlest things bring up profound gratitude.   Loss and struggle certainly tell us a lot about ourselves and others, may we be gentle and loving and we observe our thoughts and actions.  I hope this new year brings us all some peace and light and courage to trust that grace has our back.  Happy and Blessed 2021 to you and yours and all of us!

A Prayer of Gratitude for the New Year

Thank you Creator for the life you have given me. Thank you for giving me everything that I have ever truly needed. Thank you for the opportunity to experience this beautiful body and this wonderful mind. Thank you for living inside me with all your love, with your pure and boundless spirit, with your warm and radiant light.

Thank you for using my words, for using my eyes, for using my heart to share your love wherever I go. I love you just the way you are, and because I am your creation, I love myself just the way I am. Help me to keep the love and the peace in my heart and to make that love a new way of life, that I may live in love the rest of my life. Amen

-From The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz

Yoga this Week

Monday Morning Meditations 9:45am

Meeting ID: 870 0421 3481 Passcode: 338044

930am Tuesday Morning Zoom

Passcode:  499588 and Meeting ID:  854 3636 0577

Wednesday Evening Yoga 645 Zoom

Passcode:    499588 and Meeting ID:  835 2485 7761

Namaste

Much Love

Amy

Yoga this Week-12-20-20 & Winter Solstice Gathering tomorrow night!

Together

We call down grace,

and gaze without wavering into the fires of creation

We find the place where

Love embraces fear and tears taste like faith

We let our radiance be revealed in laughter and in longing

We hold the whole of life, sweet grapes and bitter, healing herbs

We hold until we overflow

and offer back the gifts that we’ve received

The vessel never empties.

The growing love between us keeps it filled

Donna Faulds

Here we are nearing the wonderful Winter Solstice.   As I was adding the photos to the slide show I plan to show at our Virtual Gathering on Monday Evening, I am struck by the connections, both new, old and lost that we have made during these 13 years of practicing together.  I honor all you are, the light and dark, the courageous and vulnerable, the strength and the weak.  You add so much color and spark to my life.  It’s simply to hard to express what you all have meant to me!  As the above poem states so beautifully, our Kula, our Community of the Heart never empties for it is the growing love between us that keeps it filled!  I truly hope you can come to our virtual gathering this coming Monday (link & details below) and garner strength, healing and light together as we call down grace and welcome the turning of the Seasons.

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Yoga this Week

Monday Morning Meditations 9:45am

Meeting ID: 870 0421 3481
Passcode: 338044

Monday Morning Chair Yoga Zoom 11am

Passcode:   795223 and Meeting ID:  834 4427 9682

Winter Solstice Zoom Link

Passcode:  586608 and Meeting ID: 895 5803 8014

930am Tuesday Morning Zoom

Passcode:  499588 and Meeting ID:  854 3636 0577

Wednesday Evening Yoga 645 Zoom

Passcode:    499588 and Meeting ID:  835 2485 7761

Please note:  If the link takes you to a sign in page and you don’t have an account, Just click JOIN in the right hand corner and enter the information to go to registration page.

Virtual Winter Solstice Gathering on Monday, December 21st at 645pm. 

Winter Solstice Zoom Link

 I encourage you to wear something sparkly and bright to honor the darkest day and the return of light!  Please feel free to bring a poem, quote, reading or thoughts to share.   We will meditate, drum, chant and share and watch a slide show of all 11 Solstices here  I will post the zoom link as it gets closer.  It would be wonderful if you are called to donate (not mandatory) (suggested $15 through https://venmo.com/Amy-Perri  Venmo) for a collection for our Friend’s Kitchen that serves those less fortunate in our community.

In this season of lights, may you find the beautiful light that dwells within you. Knowing that when you allow your own inner light to shine, you radiate love, acceptance and peace on all those around you. Be the one to Shine!!!

Yoga this Week – December 13, 2020

*Wednesday Walk-New Location See Below*

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”

                                   Brene Brown

Connection.  Interdependence.  Strength.  Love.  Acceptance. Understanding…..These are the things that sustain our human relationships.  It has never been more clear to me how vital my relationships are to the quality of my life.  When we feel seen, heard and valued we receive energy that gives us strength and courage to carry on.  Offering this gift of truly valuing another, creates  a synergistic energy that cannot be explained with words but must be felt with the heart.    In the midst of our yoga practice our we create an energy/synergy within ourselves.  We are saying “body, mind, spirit, I see you, I hear you and I value you” and this truly is yoga; to unite all of ourselves to “derive sustenance and strength from the relationship”

Yoga this Week

Monday Morning Meditations 9:45am

Meeting ID: 870 0421 3481
Passcode: 338044

Monday Morning Chair Yoga Zoom 11am

Passcode:   795223 and Meeting ID:  834 4427 9682

930am Tuesday Morning Zoom

Passcode:  499588 and Meeting ID:  854 3636 0577

Wednesday Evening Yoga 645 Zoom

Passcode:    499588 and Meeting ID:  835 2485 7761

Wednesday Walk – 1pm – NEW LOCATION

I thought we would switch it up and meet at my house at 1pm, take a stroll to the beach and back.  The roundtrip takes approximately 45 minutes.  Please RSVP so I know you are coming.  Text me at 631-839-0644.  Weather Permitting of course.

Friday Morning Gentle Yoga ZOOM 930am

Passcode:    708245 and Meeting ID: 871 6725 8690

Please note:  If the link takes you to a sign in page and you don’t have an account, Just click JOIN in the right hand corner and enter the information to go to registration page.

Virtual Winter Solstice Gathering on Monday, December 21st at 645pm. 

Winter Solstice Zoom Link

 I encourage you to wear something sparkly and bright to honor the darkest day and the return of light!  Please feel free to bring a poem, quote, reading or thoughts to share.   We will meditate, drum, chant and share and watch a slide show of all 11 Solstices here (if I can figure it out)!  I will post the zoom link as it gets closer.  It would be wonderful if you are called to donate (suggested $15 through https://venmo.com/Amy-Perri  Venmo) for a collection for our Friend’s Kitchen that serves those less fortunate in our community.
Shanti!!!
“Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.”  ~Vera Nazarian

Yoga this Week – December 6, 2020

“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“
Even though we are all going through a time in our lives we never dreamed of we can still practice resting our minds upon what is good and beautiful,  cultivating hope for ourselves and others. Try to enjoy being a learner when things aren’t going your way.  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 uplifting your day.  Yield to the darkness at this time of year and allow it to nurture you instead of close you in.  Rest, read, cook, be still, light a candle and count your blessings!
Winter Solstice 2010
I am planning to have a Virtual Winter Solstice Gathering on Monday, December 21st at 645pm.  I encourage you to wear something sparkly and bright to honor the darkest day and the return of light!  Please feel free to bring a poem, quote, reading or thoughts to share.   We will meditate, drum, chant and share and watch a slide show of all 11 Solstices here (if I can figure it out)!  I will post the zoom link as it gets closer.  It would be wonderful if you are called to donate (suggested $15) for a collection for our Friend’s Kitchen that serves those less fortunate in our community.
Winter Solstice 2019

Yoga this Week

Monday Morning Meditations 9:45am

Meeting ID: 870 0421 3481
Passcode: 338044

Monday Morning Chair Yoga Zoom 11am

Passcode:   795223 and Meeting ID:  834 4427 9682

930am Tuesday Morning Zoom

Passcode:  499588 and Meeting ID:  854 3636 0577

Wednesday Evening Yoga 645 Zoom

Passcode:    499588 and Meeting ID:  835 2485 7761

Friday Morning Gentle Yoga ZOOM 930am

Passcode:  499588 and Meeting ID:  823 2581 6183

Yoga this Week – November 29, 2020

MENTE SUPRACONSCIENTE
Normalmente sólo conocemos tres estados de conciencia: estar despiertos, soñar y dormir. Hay, sin embargo, un cuarto estado, el supraconsciente, que los trasciende.
En los primeros tres estados la mente no tiene suficiente...

Be Self-controlled!  Give!  Be Compassionate!

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
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This is the true aim of yoga, this is the goal.  To learn to control the mind when it leans towards selfishness, egoism, fear and negativity.  The ultimate aim of all our yoga practices are to bring our focus inward so we realize all the peace we seek comes from our true divine nature.  A yogi feels the lack of nothing, therefore, there is no need for hoarding, competition or greed.
Be Self-Controlled by following an ethical path. Give by coming from a place of abundance.  Be Compassionate so others can gain strength and healing from your strong spirit.
This is the aim of yoga, these are the true goals and the world needs us more than ever right now!
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Yoga this Week-Zoom Links Below

Please be sure to register for class at least 45 minutes prior to start time.  You can register anytime in advance after receiving this email.  Any questions, issues, please contact me.  Thanks

Monday Morning Meditations 9:45am

Meeting ID: 870 0421 3481
Passcode: 338044

Monday Morning Chair Yoga Zoom 11am

Passcode:   795223 and Meeting ID:  834 4427 9682

930am Tuesday Morning Zoom

Passcode:  499588 and Meeting ID:  854 3636 0577

Wednesday Afternoon Yoga Group Walk 1pm

at Heritage Park in Mt Sinai by the Playground-This walk is at no cost to you, just a fun way to get outdoors, connect and get some fresh air.  Please rsvp and double check email before you head out just in case!

Wednesday Evening Yoga 645 Zoom

Passcode:    499588 and Meeting ID:  835 2485 7761

Friday Morning Gentle Yoga ZOOM 930am

Passcode:  499588 and Meeting ID:  823 2581 6183

Pre-Pay for classes using VENMO or contact me….  If you have any Financial Hardship at this time,  please be my Guest to attend at no charge! 

Glow Flow: Winter Solstice Yoga! | | Pranatonic Wellness Center & Yoga  Studio

SAVE THE DATE-Virtual Winter Solstice Gathering

645 to 8pm This year I would love it if you bring a favorite winter solstice themed poem, quote or reading to share.  More Details to follow.  It will be an all new way of gathering to honor this auspicious day!

Hari Om! happy Thanksgiving – november 26, 2020

Gratitude is not only a feeling but it is an energy that moves through you, opens the doorway to your heart and creates a magnet that attracts love and joy. As I reflect on all of your beautiful faces, the door of my heart opens and I consciously send out prayers of peace, hope and love to you all. We have been through a lot together and I consider you more than yoga students, but connected souls that are traveling this journey along side of me. You see teaching yoga is reciprocal, each time you come into my line of vision, you also teach me. . It is when the students become the teachers that the real meaning of connection (yoga) comes alive.

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It is in that context, that I truly Thank You All, for joining me on this path. So much gratitude flowing in and out like the rain I watch pouring into the earth to nourish the land, you all feel my soul and continue to keep me present and grateful for being able to do what I love!

Hoping you all have a wonderfully unique Thanksgiving Day! Join me Friday Morning for a gentle restorative Class. Sign up on Zoom if interested. https://myyogawithamy.com/live-zoom-on-line-classes/

Peace, Hope and Love,

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Amy