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Yoga this Week – June 14, 2015

Kirtan Tonight at Yoga Darshana Center at 630 with Amy, Annalee & Jim – Come chant with us aligning with the energies of Surya!

 

“Attention is the most basic form of love.”
~ John Tarrant Roshi

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Give attention to the things that are important to you as well as realizing when you are squandering your precious moments on trivialities.  If the most basic form of love is attention, give it to yourself, give it to those around you, give it to the thoughts that empower you and set you free!!

Yoga this Week

*Mondays Suspended for Summer**

Maryhaven Yoga Monday – Port Jefferson 5pm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow

Wednesday Evening Yoga on the Beach (Inclement Weather class is in studio and requires reservation)

Friday Morning 930am Healing Yoga

Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed

**(Please note:  Monday Evening Classes are suspended for the summer, resuming in the Fall)

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Happenings

Kirtan Tonight at Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon – http://www.YogaDarshanaCenter.com

Sunday Morning Beach Yoga beginning July 5th

June 28th Yoga & Kayaking – Click on events page for more info

June 31st Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils at Peconic River Yoga – http://www.PeconicRiverYoga.com

Namaste

Amy

Yoga this Week – May 31, 2015

 

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       “We depend on nature not only for our physical survival. We also need nature to show us the way home, the way out of the prison of our minds. We got lost in doing, thinking, remembering, anticipating; lost in a maze of complexity and a world of problems. We have forgotten what rocks plants and animals still know. We have forgotten how to be— to be still, to be ourselves, to be where life is here and now.”

Eckhart Tolle

The Empowerer

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Nature’s power to nurture us never ceases to amaze me.  The natural world reminds us of what is truly important and to let go of the rest.  We humans create all kinds of complex dynamics which keep our minds busy and our bodies tense.  Take time to receive the bounty of beauty that is always there for the taking right outside your door.  Make a special effort to experience nature everyday, either by cultivating your garden, sitting quietly and listening to the birds, feeling the embrace of the wind flowing around you or the tingling warmth of sun on your skin. Observe how the trees remain patient, grounded, growing and still within the movement of life.   Connect, ground down, let go and allow life to flow with the intelligent rhythm of nature and just BE!

The Bee Mother

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Yoga this Week

Meditative Monday at 7:15pm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow class

Wednesday Evening Flow at 7:15pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed – Evening Classes require a minimum to sign up before 5pm)

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Events-Workshops-Adventures

Click on this link for details on all events:  https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

June 6th at 1-4pm Join me and Donna Coogan as we co-facilitate  a very special workshop at the Long Island Yoga Association

 Shift your Prana – Exploring Vibrational Energy

http://www.LIYoga.org

 

June 10th, Wednesday,  Beach Yoga Begins

 June 11th, Thursday,  Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture in Rocky Point

June 14th, Kirtan with Amy, Annalee & Jim at Yoga Darshana Center!!

http://www.YogaDarshanaCenter.com

Sunday June 28th Yoga and Kayaking

Rocky Point Farmers Market is now in full swing Sunday Mornings on Broadway in Rocky Point

Come down and visit – its a local treasure!!!

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Much Gratitude to our adventurous hikers this morning!  It was absolutely wonderful and I decided to give 100% of the proceeds will go to our local food pantry! If anyone would like to contribute before I send in the donation, please let me know.  It’s never too late to give!

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Jai!!  Victory to our Spirits and Peace to All Beings!

 

Yoga this Week – May 16, 2015 – Wednesday Night Class Switched to Thursday Night this Week!!

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Greetings Dearest Yoga Students,

Have faith in your practice and the ability of your yoga to calm, nurture, enliven and release.  When we move our panic energy our practice through breath work, postures, chanting, and/or meditation we effect not only our physical bodies, but our emotional bodies as well.  Moving prana (life force energy) within ourselves allows us to be more open, more willing, more free to connect to that universal prana that is available for the taking and connects us to all beings everywhere.  In essence, it allows us to show up for ourselves and for others in our life.  Trust your yoga to move through you, all you have to do is show up and be present.  Your Yoga mat will catch you if you fall.

 

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Classes for this Week

Meditative Monday Evening 7:15pm

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow

Thursday Evening 7:15pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 9:30am

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

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Events-Workshops-Adventures

Click on this link for details:  https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

Yoga Hike Sunday, May 31st

Friday, May 29th Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oils at Peconic River Yoga

June 6th at 1-4pm Join me and Donna Cogan as we co-facilitate  a very special workshop at the Long Island Yoga Association

 Shift your Prona – Exploring Vibrational Energy

http://www.LIYoga.org

 

Wednesday, June 10th Beach Yoga Begins

Thursday, June 11th Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture in Rocky Point

Sunday June 28th Yoga and Kayaking

Yoga this Week – May 10th, 2015 – No Friday Morning Class

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A Blessed Mother’s Day to all!  I hope you enjoyed your day as much as I have.  Remember that although cultural holidays are “supposed” to be happy and joyful, they often also come with a fair amount of sadness or grief for what used to be, what we hoped would be or for who we have lost along the way.  Allow yourself to feel your feelings as much as possible.  Happiness and Sorrow are both different ends of the same stick.  Have compassion and gratitude for those around you as we honor the great mothers that surround us as well as inside of us.

May you find peace and serenity in knowing you are loved!!

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Classes for this Week

Meditative Monday Evening 7:15pm

Maryhaven Yoga in Port Jefferson 5pm

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow

Wednesday Evening 7:15pm

Thursday Afternoon Yoga for Kids 4pm

 **No Friday Class this Week**

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

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Events-Workshops-Adventures

Click on this link for details:  https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

Yoga Hike Sunday, May 31st

Friday, May 29th Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oils at Peconic River Yoga

June 6th at 1-4pm Join me and Donna Cogan as we co-facilitate  a very special workshop at the Long Island Yoga Association

 Shift your Prona – Exploring Vibrational Energy

http://www.LIYoga.org

 

Wednesday, June 10th Beach Yoga Begins

Thursday, June 11th Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture in Rocky Point

Sunday June 28th Yoga and Kayaking

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Namaste and special thank you to all those that mother others!!

Amy

http://liyoga.org/

Yoga this Week – April 27, 2015

 

” The witnessing soul is like the sky. The birds fly in the sky but they don’t leave any footprints….[The] man who is awakened lives in such a way that he leaves no footprints…. He never looks ahead, he never looks back,  he lives in the moment.” 

~ Osho

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Be present.  Stand Still and know that you are “Here” and “Here” is all that really matters.

Hope to see you all “Here” on your mats this week!!!

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Classes for this Week

Meditative Monday (appropriate for all levels including brand new beginners) at 7:15pm

Tuesday Morning 930am with 11am 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 minimum of students to  sign up by 4:30pm for class to run

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Please be aware that Kishori’s Spring Shawls from India will be available for purchase.  Come and peruse the beautiful artistry, style and feel when you come to class ($25 – $40)

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HAPPENINGS

Still some spots left in our Yoga Class for Students through Rocky Point Community Education

Thursdays at 4pm at the FJC School = Three Weeks left

Contact .http://rockypointufsd.org/NewsAssets/23992/Spring_2015.pdf

Looking Ahead…..

Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oils with me and Ben Craig

Two Opportunities this season

Friday, May 29th at Peconic River Yoga & Thursday June 11th in Rocky Point Studio

Save the dates:

Spring Yoga Hike – Sunday May 31st –  Click on Events page for details

Yoga and Kayaking Excursion – Sunday, June 28th – Details to follow

Yoga this Week – March 8, 2015

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Greetings dearest yoga students,

Listening to this all too familiar song being sung in a not so familiar way last night, allowed me to hear the amazing lyrics as if for the first time.  Those three simple words;” Let It Be”, have such power.  Sometimes all we have to do in times of confusion, sadness, anger, or regret is just to let it be.  Let things be as they are, let people be who they are, let the world be as it is and sit quietly waiting for an answer to come.  All too often we tend to come at a situation with fear and impatience only to find another obstacle that creates yet more anxiety.  While challenging yoga poses can invoke the same panicky pushing, we are reminded to breathe, relax and feel what adjustments we need to make to experience the sukha and sthira(sweetness and steadiness) in the posture.  “There will be an answer, Let it Be” reminds us to breathe, relax and feel as the right answer comes in the still, small voice that is your highest self.

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Yoga this Week

Meditative Monday at 7:15pm

Tuesday Morning at 9:30am with Meditation

Wednesday Evening Vinyasa Flow at 7:15pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 9:30am

**Note that evening classes require a minimum of four students to sign up prior to 5pm for class to run**

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

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Upcoming Classes/Events

Please click on the link for further details or to sign up for any event:

https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

Mar  12th        Sign Up for NSPL Yoga & Meditation Thursday Mornings in March

Mar  22nd       Live Music & Asana Classes at Yogaholic

Mar  30th        Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils

Sep 18-20       Equinox Yoga Retreat – Click on the link to sign up!!!

https://myyogawithamy.com/equinox-yoga-retreat-2015/

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Yoga & Kayaking Adventure Tomorrow Morning!

Greetings adventurous ones.

Follow this link for directions and details but please read below.  https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

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If you are planning to attend, please try and arrive early so that we can meet on the sand by the dock at 10am. The rental facility opens at 9am, so if you are renting please give yourself sufficient time. The rental facility is just a short 2 minute paddle to the beach by the dock where we are shooting for a 10am meet up so you would want to be in your boat before 10.

For those of you who are bringing your own boats; the rental facility told me they will allow us to park the overflow of cars in their lot, so if you arrive and do not find parking at the dock, go to the rental facility and tell them you are with the Yoga and Kayaking group.  There are limited number of legal parking spots on the dock so be careful.

If you are NOT renting, you MUST BRING YOUR OWN LIFE VEST and have proper equipment.  If you rent, they will give you everything you need.  Don’t forget to bring lunch or snacks, drink, sunscreen,  towel and/or yoga mat and exact change for the $15 fee.

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Looking forward to water, sun, sand, air, and lots and lots of open space to share together in Sangha!!

 

Any questions, email me!  YogaWithAmy@optonline.net

Jai!!

 

 

Yoga this Week – June 22, 2014

  anjali mudra in lotus 

“Yoga helps us to remember again and again what we have forgotten…

that our bodies, our minds and our lives are pliable, changeable and capable of creating any experience we choose to create.”

                                                                                             

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If you are feeling stuck, stagnant or blocked at this time, please try and remember that even in the “down” times, we are still moving forward.  It is imperative, however,  that during dormancy we try and trust that the abundance of the universe is on its way; we are most likely being prepared for something much greater, much more expansive than our limited minds can understand.  Even when we are not sure of our next step, all we need do is stumble forward in faith, in perseverance and in the knowing that at any given moment we have the opportunity to make the necessary changes in our lives toward health, well being and happiness.  Allow your yoga practice to be a beautiful reminder of just how moldable our bodies, minds and spirits can become one compassionate,  patient, focused moment at a time.

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Classes for this week

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Evening at 715pm on the Beach  – Click on the link for details – https://myyogawithamy.com/beach-yoga-at-nsbpoas-beech-road-beach/

Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

Sunday Morning Yoga and Kayaking Fundraiser Adventure – Click on the link for details – https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

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

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The beach yoga class was a beautiful experience and so wonderful to see many new faces coming out to practice on our amazing shoreline.  Any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me anytime.  Jai to Summer!  Its finally here, lets enjoy every moment…

Shanti

Amy

Yoga this Week – June 15, 2014

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Every time we come into the present moment we unlock our ideas about what our life should look like.  Yoga helps us realize the unlimited potential that is inherent in every moment..  It shapes the way we feel about ourselves, our world and our dreams.  When we experience the radiance of our bodies, the power of our breath and the qualities of a calm mind, a long hidden truth comes floating to the service; that we are more than the sometimes limited labels we place on ourselves.  We remember again what we have forgotten, that we are more than our bodies, more than our thoughts, more than even this limited time we are encapsulated in called our life.  When we realize this truth again and again, we can give ourselves permission to dream dreams, discover new passions and then cultivate the trust and strength to materialize our desires.  So allow your yoga to be more than achieving some outward expression of physical form, allow YOUR yoga to unlock the inner flexibility of your minds so your life can soar beyond your wildest dreams.

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Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Guided Meditation

Wednesday Evening at 730pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

Sunday Morning BEACH YOGA at 845am on NSBPOA’s Beech Road Beach

Make sure you check the website or facebook pages prior to any beach yoga classes for any cancellations!

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

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Happenings

Mind over Madness Summer Solstice in Times Square NYC

Saturday, June 21st in Manhattan – Let me know if you received a ticket and would like to join our group

Kayaking and Yoga Adventure & Fundraiser June 29th in Setauket

go to http://www.MyYogaWithAmy.com and click on events to see details

Shanti!!

Amy

Yoga this Week – May 26, 2014 – Happy Memorial Day!

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic.

It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost,

but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
Arthur Ashe

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Greetings dear yoga students,

Hoping this email finds you enjoying a peaceful Memorial Day Holiday as we honor those that have fought in service to our country. If we allow service to be at the center of our lives; in our work, families and communities, our lives will have true meaning and our dharma (one’s righteous duty or virtuous path) will surely be fulfilled.

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Hanuman – The Monkey God

Hanuman is known as a powerful example of true devotion and service.  He is worshiped as a symbol of physical strength, fierce perseverance and devotion.  In the epic tale of the Ramayana he overcomes ordeals, obstacles and fear enabling him to perform supernatural feats  in order to save his master, Rama’s wife, Sita; all in the honor of service.

 

Become aware of where or who you are meant to serve in this lifetime, connect to your dharma.  Life is fleeting, our greatest accomplishments are those of the heart  , so put your energy into serving your fellow human being and although it may not be dramatic, rest assured it is true heroism in its purist form

hanumanasa hanuman

 

 

Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow

Wednesday Evening at 730pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

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

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Happenings

Yoga and Live Musical Chanting at North Shore Public Library – Friday, May 30th

 Registration is Free – This Class is currently full – Call to get on waiting list or come and see if there is space available that evening!!

http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/iii/calendar/month/C&R=41

Yoga and Hiking Retreat June 5-8 at Windham Mountain – Still some spots left…Who would like to take the adventure???

https://www.facebook.com/events/236485009865105/

Yoga on the Beach Begins end June!!!  We were just approved by the North Shore Beach Association –  Details to follow

Kayaking and Yoga Adventure June 29th in Setauket

 www.MyYogaWithAmy and click on Events

On a personal note, asking you to  send prayers and good energy to my stepson, Jason, who is in the Air Force and  was deployed to Afghanistan last month.  Much Gratitude to you all…

Shanti

Amy