Rocky Point, New York Yoga, Meditation & Healing Studio

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Yoga this Week – December 8, 2014

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Sangha

Teach me what I cannot learn alone.

Let us share what we know, and what

we cannot fathom.  Speak to me of 

mysteries , and let us never lie to one another

 

May our fierce and tender longing

fuel the fire in our souls.  When we

stand side by side, let us dare to focus

our desire on the truth.  May we be

reminders, each for the other, that 

the path of transformation passes

through the flames.

 

To take one step is courageous;

to stay on the path day after day,

choosing the unknown, and facing

yet another fear, that is nothing

short of grace. 

                        Danna Faulds

Relay for Life 2011

Yoga this Week

*Meditative Monday 7:15pm

Maryhaven Special Ability Yoga at 5pm at Port Jefferson Center

Tuesday Mixed Level Yoga at 930a with Meditation to follow class

*Wednesday Evening Vinyasa 7:15pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

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

*Please note evening classes require a minimum of four to sign up prior to 5pm*

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Happenings

Winter Solstice Celebration – Friday December 19th 7pm

Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture – Wednesday, January 7th at 7pm

Stay tuned for info on our 2015 Fall Equinox Retreat

For more information, visit the Event page on my website

Peace and Love

Amy


Winter Solstice Celebration – Friday, December 19th at 7pm

 

**Note there is a change in date from Thursday to Friday**

Winter Solstice Celebration Friday, December 19th at 7pm

Join us for a gathering of our Kula, which means “community of the heart” to honor this sacred time of year.  The evening will include chanting, intention setting, playful yoga poses and candle ceremony.   Refreshments will be served.  All are welcome, new and returning students alike!! 

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Our Annual Winter Solstice Celebration is Friday, December 19th at 7pm (sorry about the date change).    Please let me know if you are coming if you haven’t already!  This is one of my most favorite holiday parties of the season!!  Take this time to step out of the comings and goings and become aware how darkness turns to light and endings become beginnings.

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Remember the Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year and the shortest day but what that really means is that we are celebrating the return of the sun!!

 

Reminder about what to bring

(What Not to Bring:  Your Mat)

*Bring an image, word, drawing to put on our Community Yoga Vision Board.  Something you wish to see more of in our world for 2015

*Bring a donation for our food pantry (non-perishable food or toiletries item)

*Bring a percussion instrument if you have it for the chanting section

*Dress Festively (Think Winter Solstice:  Blues, purples, dark burgundies, sparkles, shimmers, you get the point.  Festive does not necessarily mean dressed up)

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Please rsvp to let me know you will be here.

See you Soon!

Namaste


Yoga this Week – November 30, 2014

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Greetings Dear Yoga Students,
We all know that change is inevitable, but yet we still long to cling to the known, the familiar, the comfortable.  George Harrison once said, “If we aren’t changing, we aren’t growing”.  Everything that grows must change.  It is just as important to our well being to accept and embrace change as it is to breathe.  Enjoy the moments of your day, embrace all that is in your life with enthusiasm knowing that you will never pass through this day again.  Be open to the shifting landscapes, the rise and fall of emotions, the ebb and flow of energy.  When the waves of change seem to be harsh and the seas are rough around you, remember that you are part of an amazing, vast ocean of movement through which you are inevitably being molded, changed and led in the direction of your divine destiny.
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Classes this Week
Meditative Monday at 715pm
Tuesday Morning 930am with meditation to follow class
Wednesday Evening Vinyasa Flow at 7:15pm
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed – Evening classes require a minimum of four students prior to 5pm to run)
 
HAPPENINGS
Long Island Yoga Association December workshop, Holiday Luncheon and Kirtan on December 6th
A great way to kick off December by going in with Yoga Nidra by Mokshapriya and connecting outward by chanting with me!

Annual Winter Solstice Celebration on Thursday, December 18th at 7pm

All are welcome for Playful Yoga, Chanting, Intention Setting,  and Sangha – All Welcome – Please RSVP

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training – A 20 hour module facilitated by me at Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon – Open to all Yoga Teachers

December 13th, 17th and 21st – Contact me for details.  Would love to have you join me!

January 7th Restorative Yoga, Acupuncture & Reiki with Essential Oils – Reserve your spot…

Click on Event Page for more details…

Stay tuned for return of monthly  Yoga Jams & Reiki Circles, information on our Fall Equinox Retreat and Teen Classes as well as a beginners series coming in the New Year….

Possibilities abound as long as you believe, let go of fear and dive in

 (A Whisper To my doll)

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Yoga this Week – November 15, 2014

 May all hearts be at ease. May our contentment promote the energies to alleviate suffering and turn ignorance into knowledge. May the cultivation of santosha guide us to courageous action, deeper community and greater love of all sentient beings.

                                          Swami Shraddhananda

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Greetings Dearest Yoga Students,

Santosha is one of the Niyamas outlined in the eight limbs of yoga.  Niyamas are ethical practices that cultivate inner peace and awareness about ourselves.  Santosha means contentment.  To be content with whatever is.  Having the good fortune of participating in a workshop with Todd Norian this past week enlightened me to a new way of thinking about Santosha.  He spoke about life being a series of problems that need our constant attention, creativity, compassion and openness.  We all know that once one issue, obstacle or problem is solved, right behind it rolls in another one, like waves on the ocean; the issues may seem bigger, smaller or take a different shape, but never the less, they keep coming.  What Todd so eloquently eluded to is that all we really need to change is our perspective; to change our obstacles into stepping stones on which we grow.  To be content in the action of solving, resolving or figuring out solutions while letting go of the result.  Contentment is now, not when things get better, not when we have all we think we need, it is now, in this moment.  It allows us to love all of life, opening our hearts and clearing it out of judgment as to what we consider “good” or “bad”.  Contentment allows our hearts to be at ease and turns our ignorance into knowledge.

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Yoga this Week

Meditative Monday at 7:15pm

Tuesday Morning Yoga at 9:30am with Meditation to follow

Wednesday Evening Yoga at 7:15pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

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

**Evening Classes require at least four to sign up prior to 5pm to run)

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Happenings

Saturday, November 22nd at 9am, Musical Chanting and Yoga at Yoga for Life
December 6th, Long Island Yoga Association Holiday Luncheon – Kirtan with Amy & Friends
Save the Date for our annual Winter Solstice Party – Thursday, December 18th 7pm
Next Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils scheduled for Jan 7 2015
Equinox Yoga Retreat – September 18, 19 and 20 of 2015 – Plans are underway!!  So excited..details coming soon!!
Click on Events page for details on happenings or contact me directly!  https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/
Jai!!
Amy

 


Winter Solstice Celebration Tomorrow Night! Wednesday December 18th at 7pm

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Our Annual Winter Solstice Celebration is tomorrow night at 7pm here in our yoga room.  Please let me know if you are coming if you haven’t already!  This is one of my most favorite holiday parties of the season!!  Take this time to step out of the comings and goings and become aware how darkness turns to light and endings become beginnings.

surya-namaskar

Remember the Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year and the shortest day but what that really means is that we are celebrating the return of the sun!!

 

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Reminder about what to bring

(What Not to Bring:  Your Mat)

*Bring an image, word, drawing to put on our Community Yoga Vision Board.  Something you wish to see more of in our world for 2014

*Bring a donation for our food pantry (non-perishable food or toiletries item)

*Bring a percussion instrument if you have it for the chanting section

*Dress Festively (Think Winter Solstice:  Blues, purples, dark burgundies, sparkles, shimmers, you get the point.  Festive does not necessarily mean dressed up)

Winter Solstice Fairy

Happy Full Cold Long Night Moon!

See you Soon!

Namaste

 


Yoga this Week – December 15, 2013

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“All you need is love.  The Beatles said it, and the Bible said it, and every wise saint who has ever spoken has sad it….Sure, there are other great things in life:  knowledge, and power, and spiritual understanding.  “But these shall pass away” (Paul writes in the New Testament).  “Where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away…And these shall remain:  Faith, Hope, and Love.  But the greatest of these is Love”

Elizabeth Lesser from “Broken Open”

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Amidst the comings and goings and rush of the Holiday Season, take time to remember what is truly important.  It is love that binds us to our family, not blood.  It is Love that connects us to our community, not just geography.  It is Love that connects us to our true essence, not intellectual knowledge.  Become aware of any tendency to create that picture perfect holiday, the one we see in media or read about in books.  Open your heart, feel into that everlasting quality of love that surrounds you and is inside you.    As effortlessly as the snow falls from the sky and returns once again to its source,  allow your love to flow and float knowing that truly “Love is All You Need”.

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Classes for this Week

Monday Evening 730pm

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow

Wednesday 7pm – Winter Solstice Celebration

Friday Morning 930am Healing Yoga

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

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HAPPENINGS

Annual Winter Solstice Celebration on Wednesday, December 18th at 7pm

All are welcome for Playful Yoga, Chanting, Intention Setting,  and Sangha

We will also create a group vision board creating a vision for our community and world,

(please bring a few images or statements to add to our board; you can find pictures in magazines, on-line or draw them yourself)

Refreshments will be served – Please RSVP – All are welcome!! 

Stay tuned for January  return of monthly Restorative Yoga and Yoga Jams….

A great way to begin 2014 is to spend the evening with Brian Miller  in our Yoga Room on Friday, January 17th to discuss his new book:

Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs that Impede you on Your Path to a Fulfilling Life

Join author and teacher Brian E. Miller as we unite ancient wisdom with modern science and psychology to explore and implement simple yet very powerful creation tools

that will give you the power to manifest the life you wish to experience.

Based on his latest book “Small Steps to Giant Leaps” Brian will discuss how we can use meditation and other simple, effective techniques to become the conscious creators of our lives. Are you ready to be the master of your destiny?

Copies of the book are available here or on Amazon.  Cost is $15 for book or $35 for Lecture and Book ($5 Savings)

(Cost for Talk and Meditation is $25 Prepaid or $30 at the door  – Please reserve your spot)

Namaste

Amy