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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 – April 24, 2017

What we’re trying to do in yoga is to create a union, and so to deepen a yoga pose is to actually increase the union of the pose, not necessarily put your leg around your head.

~Rodney Yee

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Each time we come to our mats, we have a chance to explore interconnection. We begin with our breath and move into our bodies, but it doesn’t stop there. As we create connection with a pose, we adjust, consider, explore, become present and breathe into the experience. We soften into the edges of the pose and watch them dissolve as we flow moment to moment; this might very well lead you to “put your leg around your head”  Integration, alignment and breath leads you deeper into your body, into the mystery.    As you move into this day, feel into the energy around you. Integrate, align and breath within the moments and see if you can increase the most important connection of all; the present.

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Yoga this week

Tuesday Morning Flow 930am with Meditation following class

Wednesday Evening Flow 730pm

Thursday Riverhead Seniors 11am

Friday Morning 930am Gentle/Healing Yoga

(Please RSVP or cancel if your plans have changed)

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Offerings

Wednesday, April 23rd 10-1145am Restorative Yoga,Reiki&Essential Oils with me and Dana Costarelli!!

Restorative Yoga postures gently open the body with little to no effort. Reiki Healing promotes overall well-being and balance while essential oil therapy creates a global shift in the mind, releasing stress and uplifting the emotions. This special class does NOT include acupuncture but will focus more on the healing qualities of restorative yoga with an emphasis on the Chakra System.. $35 Prepaid – $40 Walk In Limited to 8 students

 Monday, May 8th at 730-930pm: Restorative Yoga, Acupuncture & Reiki with Essential Oils

Spring will be here! And Spring is a great time to release, restore and renew your intention to live your life with vitality, purpose and freedom!! Give this gift of healing and restoration to yourself or a loved one.

$60 Prepaid $70 Walk In if space allows – This sessions always fill up – Don’t Delay! Click on http://www.myyogawithamy.com/events for more info.

EQUINOX YOGA GODDESS RETREAT III

Only 4 spots remain open!!!

SEPTEMBER 15- 17, 2017 Join Laurie and Amy for a reflective weekend of yoga, adventure and community on the beautiful shores of Shelter Island. . All Meals, activities and dorm style lodging included. Early Bird Price is $275 if paid in full by May 15th. Thereafter, if space allows price is $300. Click on the link for more info https://myyogawithamy.com/equinox-yoga-retreat-2017/


Yoga this Week – April 1, 2017

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“To have a sacred place…is an absolute necessity for anybody today.  You must have a room (or corner of a room) …, where you can simply bring forth what you are and what you might be.  This is a place of creative incubation.  At first you may find that nothing happens there, but if you have a sacred place and use it, something (wonderful) eventually will happen”
                                          Joseph Campbell
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Let’s face it, we could all use a week long retreat away from all of our demands and responsibilities but that is not always possible.  You can, however, learn to create that sacred space and retreat to it whenever you feel inclined.  Also, carving out a certain amount of time at a specific time of day can afford you the structure and discipline to find that quiet, alone time we all crave.  Whether it be 10 minutes sitting in quiet contemplation or an hour of gentle stretching, try creating a space of your own somewhere in your home.  Even if it is just a corner where you place a candle, journal or some other meaningful reminders.  Once you take the time to make this simple sacred space, you will soon wonder how you ever did without it.
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Yoga this week

Tuesday Morning Flow 930am with Meditation following class

Tuesday Afternoon 4pm Gentle Yoga & Meditation at the North Shore Public Library

Wednesday Evening Flow 730pm

Thursday 1199 Retiree Class in Riverhead

Friday Morning 930am Gentle/Healing Yoga

(Please RSVP or cancel if your plans have changed)

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Offerings

New Date:  Monday, May 8th at 730-930pm: Yoga, Acupuncture & Reiki with Essential Oils

Spring will be here! And Spring  is a great time to release, restore and renew your intention to live   your life with vitality, purpose and freedom!! Give this gift of healing and restoration to yourself or a loved one.
$60 Prepaid $70 Walk In if space allows – This sessions always fill up – Don’t Delay! Click on http://www.myyogawithamy.com/events for more info.
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EQUINOX YOGA GODDESS RETREAT III

Only 6 spots remain open!!!
SEPTEMBER 15- 17, 2017
  Join Laurie and Amy for a reflective weekend of yoga, adventure and community on the beautiful shores of Shelter Island.   . All Meals, activities and dorm style lodging included. Early Bird Price is $275 if paid in full by May 15th. Thereafter, if space allows price is $300.  Click on the link for more info https://myyogawithamy.com/equinox-yoga-retreat-2017/


Yoga this Week – August 28, 2016

 

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Good Morning Dear Yoga Students,

Abundance is  always within in us.  Be still for a moment and just listen; see if you can tune in and feel all of that energy. Abundance is not necessarily what we have or what we achieve but a feeling of deep satisfaction and meaning in the everyday moments.  Notice when you measure your “abundance” from your ego self; based on what others are doing, what you have or what you do. True, lasting abundance is actually what is coming from you, not what is coming TO you.  Your dharma, or life’s purpose is how you use  your unique talents to serve others with an effortless passion, generosity and joy.  Abundance is not something we acquire.  It is something we tune into.  When you tap into this inner abundance you will know it, and others will know it because it will naturally become a flowing stream pouring into everything you  touch.

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Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Sunset Beach Yoga 640pm

Thursday  Riverhead 1199 Retirees Class 11 – 1pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

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

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Namaste

Amy

 

 


Yoga this Week – February 29, 2016

“Yoga is the practice of observing clearly, listening acutely and skillfully responding to the moment with all the compassion we can muster”

Donna Farhi

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Greetings dear yoga students,

Thank you for your continued dedication to your practice for it is you that will make this world a better place.  By practicing the art of observing, listening and responding skillfully,  you not only bring health and right action to those around you,  but you also become a wonderful example of how a person can move through the world with integrity, kindness and love.  A beautiful student remarked to me that being in class felt like a “homecoming” to her.  Yoga is a homecoming; a homecoming to yourself and your true nature which has an amazing wellspring of intelligence, joy and compassion waiting just below the surface to shine!!

Happy Leap Day and a Special Happy Birthday to my Leap Year Hubby!!

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Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow

Wednesday Morning Gentle Class with Philosophy 9:45am (Private Class)

Thursday Evening 7pm All Levels Flow

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

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

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Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils – March 7th at 7pm- One spot open.  $55 Prepayment reserves your spot!  Are you ready to take your relaxation to the next level?  Grab that spot while it is still available.

April 5th at the North shore Public Library I will be leading a special Gentle Yoga Class with Breath work and Meditation!  Check your newsletter and mark your calendars for this special one time class.

Yoga for Kids at Rocky Point Schools begins April 12th.  Five Tuesdays from 4 to 445pm at the FJC School.  Sign up through Community Education link at http://www.rockypointschools.org


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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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

 


Yoga this Week – January 18, 2015

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Greetings dear Yoga students,

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. describes Ishvara Pranidhana perfectly in the above quotation.  ; having Faith and surrendering to the process even when you don’t know where it will lead you.  The fact is we really never have a guarantee that our plans will work out.  I have experienced many times when fear led me to overthink, manipulate, and try to control every part of a situation,  only to wake up to the fact that all I had to do was relax, trust and be open to the unfolding, which many times was more wonderful than I could have ever imagined!  The yogic  niyama, Ishvara Pranidhana calls us to let go and trust that there is a divine plan working along side you.  Let go of results, trust the process and even when you don’t know where you are going, lift your foot and take that first step!

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

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation

Wednesday 10am – Gentle Yoga with Philosophy and Meditation Week 2 – Private Class

Thursday Evening 7pm Open Class

Friday Morning 930am Healing Yoga

This Friday morning I will have one of the students pick the winning name out of our box.  this is the last week to get your name in the running for a Private Session of your choice (A one hour Reiki, Asana, Meditation, Chanting, or any combination).  

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Upcoming Workshops

Monday, January 25th at 7 to 9pm is our very popular

Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oil Session

There is currently two spots open.  This session does require a prepayment of $55 to hold your spot.  For more info click on the link!!  https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

Due to many students requests, keep an eye out for A return of YOGA JAM in February!

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Yoga this Week – January 3, 2016

***Scroll Down to see some great events you won’t want to miss coming this month!!!***

“What’s Done is Done”

Shakespeare

Happy New Year Dearest Yoga Students,

Do not allow yourself to get stuck in the past.  What has happened is already gone.  Like the wake of a boat, it is behind you and does not have to define or determine the direction you will take.  Let go and allow what has happened to shape your future on its own.  Everything that has happened has led you to this moment.    You cannot change the past, you can look and learn but in the end you must let go and set your sights on the future.  Although the future is there wide open for anyone to change, we have a tendency to hang on to the unfulfilled wish to change the past and live with the mantra, “If only”… this simply is wasted energy.  What’s done is done…. direct your energy to the future: meditate in the present,  make plans, set intentions, transform your intentions into actions and let go of anything holding you back from creating the life you were meant to live….YOU are the one you’ve been waiting for!

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Classes for this Week

Tuesday Morning 930 am with Meditation

Thursday Evening 7 pm Open Level

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930 am

Sunday Afternoon 2 to 5 pm Empowerment Women’s Circle – All Welcome – RSVP

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Sunday, January 10th – Women’s Empowerment Circle in my Yoga Room – 2 to 5 pm

This month’s empowerment circle is being held in my yoga room and we will be watching a screening of a film entitled,  “What is Yoga” followed by a fun, circle yoga class, sharing of expeirences, intention setting  Please bring a small, healthy snack or drink to share and be sure to rsvp!  This is a wonderful, monthly circle that was created by Doreen Romero and held at different locations each month.

The Five Week Therapeutic/Gentle Yoga with Philosophy and Meditation Session begins next Wednesday, January 13th at 10-11am.  If you would like to join us, please mail/drop off or make arrangements to get your payment of $55 to me to hold your spot.  Thank you to those who have already sent in your checks, there are still a few spots left and I know a number of you have expressed interest in this class.  Click on the link for more information https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

Join me and my guitarist, Dave DeBennetto as we serenade you with Live Musical Chanting and Yoga Class led by Laurel Torres, RYT500 – Friday, January 15th at 6 to 7 pm at the North Shore Public Library and is FREE to all who sign up.  Registration is now open to all cardholders and non-cardholders beginning shortly.

Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oils – Monday, January 25th at 7 to 9 pm

Join me and Ben Craig for another Healing Session incorporating these ancient modalities as a pathway to well-being, wholeness, vitality and peace.  These sessions do fill up.  Click on the link for more information and try and secure your spot as soon as possible.  https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/


Yoga This Week – November 23, 2015

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Much Love and Gratitude to all of you who continue to practice here.  We are not only yoga students that come together to practice, we are a community of like-minded individuals raising vibrations collectively to lift the energies within our community and the larger world.     I am truly humbled to be able to bring you this ancient practice in my home in the traditional way it was taught many thousands of years ago!  Much   gratitude to  all who find their way to our yoga room, sangha and into my heart.   Shanti, shanti, shanti!  Ooooommmmmm

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Happy Thanksgiving!!   There will only be Tuesday Morning Yoga this Week.  Try not to skip your practice.  Regular Schedule resumes next week.

Tuesday Morning Yoga at 930am will incorporate savasana with Reiki Energy and Essential Oils (if desired) and  a gratitude meditation.  Please bring a journal to capture your meditation insights if you like. 

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I will be dropping off Our Food Pantry Bin collection Tuesday Afternoon, if you would like to contribute, It is much appreciated!!

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Happenings

Win a 60 Minute Private Session

Put your name in the box everytime you come to class and be in the running for a 60 minute private lesson for you or someone you love.  The busy season ahead causes many of us to skip our self-care practices (like yoga)!  Why not make a commitment to take care of yourself this holiday season and be the best you can be.  The more times you make it to class and your name goes in the box the more chance you have to win.  The hour session can be used in any way you like; reiki, restorative, Vinyasa, meditation, essential oils, etc.  Winner will be drawn mid January

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Bring a friend to Yoga and receive a Lavender Oil Roll to Go!

I am now blending essential oils for your pleasure outside the yoga room.  Many of you have asked me about the blends I commonly give out during savasana, click on the link on my website for details on the blends.  Sample them when you come to class!

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Yoga Jam!  Saturday Morning, December 5th at 8:30 to 945am

Yoga Jam is a fun, Vinyasa flow incorporating energetic music, detoxing pranayama and an engaging sequence sure to leave you energized and uplifted. All levels welcome.  We need at minimum of students to sign up for this class to fly!  Sign up, its a blast and a great way to start the day.

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Yoga with Live Music Fundraiser, Saturday,  December 12th 10am

North Shore Youth Council in Rocky Point.  Join me as we help the NSYC raise scholarship funds for local high school students getting ready for college.  $10 per person, all levels and ages welcome!

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Save the Date for our Winter Solstice Celebration, Monday, December 21st at 7pm!  

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Yoga this Week – November 9, 2015

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“In this lovely season when the dance of surrender is obvious, we find large spaces left where something beautiful once lived. As one by one the leaves let go, a precious emptiness appears in the trees.  The naked beauty of the branches can be seen; the birds’ abandoned nests become visible.  The new spaces of emptiness reveal mountain ridges.  At night if you stand beneath a tree and gaze upward, stars now peer through the branches.  This is an important autumn lesson—when certain things fall away, there are other things that can be seen more clearly.  The same truth can be celebrated in our personal lives”

                                        Excerpt from “The Circle of Life” by Joyce Rupp & Macrina Wiederkehr

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With the grace of a tree letting go of her leaves with all her majesty and beauty, we learn to let go, making peace with the transitions in our lives. We face the stark reality that nothing lasts forever.  Things ebb and flow, autumn teaches us to honor what is dying, changing and urges us to embrace the fact that everything is always moving and flowing into something new, even if we are standing still.  Chanting one of my favorite mantras yesterday with a group of open, like-minded people, (sa ta na ma – wha hey guru) reminded me to breathe and embrace these inevitable changes.   The circle of life, death, rebirth and infinity tells us that all endings eventually become beginnings and that the walk through the hallway from a door that has closed behind us maybe dark, maybe challenging, but always leads to yet another opening, another awakening or a new perspective.  Go outside and enjoy the spaces in the trees where now the light comes in.  Feel the sun on your face as you chant:  SA TA NA MA – WHA HEY GURU and allow your life to flow.

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Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow

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Thursday Evening 7pm Yoga Mixed Level Vinyasa

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Friday Morning 930am Healing Yoga

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Happenings

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Friday Night Kirtan at Yoga by the Bay in East Moriches celebrating the studio’s Four Year Anniversary 7pm!!

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 Monday, December 21st Winter Solstice Celebration – Kirtan – Intention Setting – Sangha – Refreshments 7pm

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Gentle Therapeutic/Meditation Class forming in January – Gentle Asana, Philosophy, Meditation, Breath work

Contact me for details

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I am now a Reiki Master!  Very excited to share this gift with you.  Contact me for a Reiki Healing Session or if you re interested in becoming a Reiki Practitioner.  Reiki is a gift you can use on yourself, your family, your pets or anyone you come across that could use some healing energy.  I will be holding a Reiki workshop very soon to inform you of its history and applications in our everyday lives.

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Om Shanti!!!  May there be Peace for you and all beings everywhere!

Amy