Category Archives: Yoga and Kayaking

Yoga this Week – July 7, 2019

*Please note:  The talented Gretchen will be guiding your practice this Friday Morning*

Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain. 

Doug Coupland

Dearest yoga students,
 Step outside your door and take in all the amazing abundance of the natural world.  We can learn so much from natures rhythms as we allow her to nurture, sooth and remind us we are all part of the same whole.  I get a deep sense of comfort as I watch the birds fly back and forth from tree to tree.   They have the freedom and joy many of us long for.   The many varieties, sizes and colors interact and co-exist in harmony with each other and the world around them, adjusting from season to season with the ability to simply sing after a storm.   Take time to become aware of how the birds, the trees, the water, the wind are orchestrating a beautiful symphony all around you. Try to look up often, walk barefoot to experience the earth,  and enjoy the breeze as it caresses your skin.   Remind yourself you are as free as the birds in the air to sing your unique song in order to  make the world a better place.
“A bird does not sing because it has the answer.  It sings because it has a song.” Chinese Proverb

Yoga this Week

Monday Chair Yoga 1030am

Tuesday Yoga 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Beach Yoga 715pm

Friday Healing Yoga with Gretchen 930am

Events

Yoga and Kayaking  Adventure   in the Setauket Harbor on Saturday August 31st 10am to 2pm – Spots are limited.  Please let me know if you are interested.

Yoga this Week – June 12, 2017

“Your life is a sacred journey.  It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way….And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph of healing, of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love”  .  

                                                                   ~~Caroline Adams

Returning home from an adventurous weekend, I am reminded of the great power in being still, being challenged, being opened and being free.  Stepping out of our comfort zone, whether it is to sit on a meditation cushion, step on to our yoga mats, climb a mountain or open ourselves up to another, helps to expand our “vision of what is possible” in our lives.  Life itself is the greatest journey we will ever take.  It is an adventure into the unknown forest of emotions, into the complexity of our minds, the amazing resilience of our bodies, the flowing energy of relationships and most importantly, an adventure into that deep inner wellspring of compassion and love  from which all magnificent tales of triumph are born.

 

Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Evening at 730pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

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

Next Wednesday is our First Yoga on the Beach Class!! Classes will  begin at 715pm.  Please meet in the parking lot of Broadway Beach at least ten minutes prior to class start.  Click on this link for all the details. Beach Yoga

 Weather permitting, of course. Here’s to Summer Solstice and another grand, exciting, adventurous summer!!

 

 

Yoga this Week – July 25, 2016

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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 our intimate space honoring 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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(Chanting starts ten minutes prior to start of class – come for chanting, grab a percussion instrument in the basket on the desk before you come into yoga room, join in or just come and set yourself up for class and listen!!)

Tuesday Morning Yoga 930am with Meditation to follow

Wednesday Evening Beach Yoga 7pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

Sunday Morning Beach Yoga 9am (**requires pre-registration)

(Please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have changed, please note that Sunday Morning yoga requires a minimum of students to pre-register for class to run, always check website or facebook page for Sunday Morning cancellations before heading to beach)

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Happenings

Thursday, August 4th at 730pm – Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils Summer Session – Spots are going fast, if you have reserved a spot, please get your pre-payment in as soon as you can.  Contact me for details.  Click on https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/ for more info.

Thursday, August 11th Book Talk:  “A Walk on the Beach” will take place on Cedar Beach at 615pm (weather permitting)

Yoga and Kayaking Trip – Stay Tuned for Details in the next day or two!!

 

Yoga this Week – July 5, 2016

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Ola Amigos,

Just returning from Tulum, Mexico in the Yucatan Peninsula, I am filled with energy from the natural world both above and below the sea.  It always amazes me how nature can both nurture, awaken, excite and renew our spirits.  In the same way our yoga practice unites us to that which is everlasting and unchanging:  Gazing at the shore and sky, swimming with the fish, and feeling the warm ground underneath the soles of our bare feet connect us to that which is in perfect balance and harmony.  Enjoy this season of abundance, give thanks for the free world that we have the honor to roam and always, pray for those that are not as fortunate as we are right now.

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Yoga this Week

Wednesday Evening Beach Yoga at 7pm

Thursday Morning Healing Yoga at 8:45am (This replaces Friday’s class this week)

Sunday Morning Beach Yoga at 9am

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

**Next Week Normal Schedule Resumes**

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Tree Pose in the Jungle

Watch for details on our annual Yoga & Kayaking Trip Saturday, August 6th

Namaste and Adios for now

Amy

Yoga this Week – June 13, 2016

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Let us meditate on the light of the sun, which shines on all living things and everything in between.  Let this pure light of intelligence illuminate our intellects so that we may make the right decisions at the right time for the good of all.  Let there be peace, and peace and perfect peace everywhere!

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Greetings dear Yoga Students,

Hoping this email finds you safe, content and free!

Chanting the Gayatri Mantra, specifically in increments of 108 (sacred number), brings about calm, focus and sends intelligent energy out into the world.  We will be chanting this mantra at 915am before the start of our asana class to help raise the vibration in  and around us.

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(Chanting begins 15 minutes before the morning classes…join us as we greet the day with this meditative, uplifting practice!!  Come and chant, listen or warm up for asana. )

Monday Maryhaven Yoga 5:15pm Port Jefferson Center

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow

Wednesday BEACH YOGA 7pm Broadway Beach – See below for details!!!

Thursday 1199 Retierees  11am Riverhead Center

Friday Morning Healing/Gentle Yoga at 930am

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

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Happenings

Live Drumming for our first beach class – June 15th!!!  If you would like to come and drum with Jim Romeo, let me know!!!  This Wednesday, June 15th begins our Sunset Beach Yoga Classes. This will replace the current Thursday evening class for the summer. (Always check the website or Facebook page for any changes before heading down, especially if the weather looks iffy)  I hope you will consider joining us on the beach for this amazing experience.  Carpe Diem!!  Seize the day and get out into the light. Sundays will begin on June 26th at 9am.   Click the link for details.  https://myyogawithamy.com/beachyoga/

The Rocky Point Farmer’s Market is now open on Sunday mornings right on Broadway!!  Be sure to stop in and shop locally.

Watch for the date for our annual Yoga & Kayaking Adventure!!  Any suggestions of a great place to kayak and rent boats would be appreciated.

Next Restorative Yoga & Acupuncture date is Wednesday,  August 3rd – Save the date if you would like to attend.  $60 Prepayment holds your spot

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Yoga this Week – June 6, 2016

**Please note that the Friday Morning 930am class is switched to Thursday morning for just this week.  Please let me know if you can make it, I will call those of you who are on the list if I don’t hear from you to make sure you know**  

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Greetings dearest Yoga Students,

In Yoga there are many dualities.  We ground down to rise up, hug in to shine out, breath in fully to exhale completely; go within to be present to what is all around us; the opposing action creates the unfolding of expansion, and beauty.

Last night my son came home beaming after  visiting a couple who had lost a child a few years back.  He said the mom had been feeling down and one of the boys suggested they visit, bring flowers and say hi.  The couple was so moved they invited the boys for dinner (feeding four teenage boys is a feat in itself!), and the visit ended up being much longer than anticipated.  The couple told stories of their teenage daughter and laughed and reminisced.  The boys were elevated, filled with pride and purpose by  lifting another; they expanded and experienced the beauty of giving.  Just as yoga poses reverberate in our bodes, I believe this experience will not be easily forgotten.

Sometimes the best things in life, are the opposite of what we think we need.  Ground down in your life today to shine out.  If your feeling defeated, down or frustrated, try giving to another and experience the expansion, the opening and the beauty that comes from giving.

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(Chanting begins 15 minutes before the morning classes…join us as we greet the day with this meditative, uplifting practice!!  Come and chant, listen or warm up for asana. )

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow

Thursday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am with mini-Reiki healing if desired

Thursday Evening 715am open level

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

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Happenings

Live Drumming for our first beach class – June 15th!!!  If you would like to come and drum with Jim Romeo, let me know!!!  Next Wednesday, June 15th begins our Sunset Beach Yoga Classes. This will replace the current Thursday evening class for the summer.  I hope you will consider joining us on the beach for this amazing experience.  Carpe Diem!!  Seize the day and get out into the light. Sundays will begin on June 26th at 9am.   Click the link for details.  https://myyogawithamy.com/beachyoga/

This coming Saturday, June 11th at 1 to 4pm, Long Island Yoga Association will hold their first east-end workshop at Santi Yoga in Shoreham.  The presenter will be Darlene Attard, a Kundalini Yoga Teacher.  this should be a great afternoon.  Click on the link for more information.  http://www.liyoga.org/vlt63739.htm

The Rocky Point Farmer’s Market is now open on Sunday mornings right on Broadway!!  Be sure to stop in and shop locally.

Watch for the date for our annual Yoga & Kayaking Adventure!!  Any suggestions of a great place to kayak and rent boats would be appreciated.

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Chanting

Sa Ta Na Ma – Wha Hey Guru

Life Death Rebirth Infinity – I bow to my inner guru to guide me through the circles of life

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Yoga this Week – August 3, 2015

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality.

Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”

Lao Tzu

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Greetings dearest yoga students,

We are in the midst of changes, some that are natural like aging and children growing up.  Others are spontaneous like suddenly losing your job or winning the lottery.  We all feel anchored in what is familiar to us and are comforted in what we can count on, like an old favorite receipe or comfy chair.  However, whether we want change or not, it comes.  Sometimes slowly and sometimes like a tidal wave sweeping us off our feet.  The best we can do is “let reality be reality” and join in with the flow.  Allow yourself time to grieve the past if you need to but with all the compassion you can muster up, don’t resist change or try to control it. Allow the energy of acceptance to flow towards gratitude for all you are able to experience.  Like a beautiful flowing river, allow your life to flow and ebb and flow, using your precious energy to be a part of it all.

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Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow

Wednesday Evening 7pm Yoga on the Beach

Friday Morning 930am Healing Yoga

Sunday Morning 8:45pm Yoga on the Beach

(Please reserve your spot for Yoga Room Classes – Website has all details on beach yoga)

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Events

Join me this Friday at the Earthquake Relief Expo on Lake Ronkonkoma!  I will be leading Kirtan at 530pm followed by a yoga class by Yogi Prakash

Festivities begin at 2pm and go until 9pm – Activities for kids of all ages – Downloadable flyer below!!  Hope you can make it!

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There is still one spot open for the weekend retreat September 18, 19 & 20th!

Hope to see you soon!

Namaste

Amy