Category Archives: Yoga Darshana Center

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)

The Hidden Jewel

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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!

The Graceful Dancer

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

 

Yoga this Week – March 22, 2015

“When you experience yourself in stillness – that is, when you give your undivided attention to experiencing the truth about you – you will experience the conflict-free, calm, dynamic peace of perfectly centered abundant life energy”

                                               Eric Shiffman

 Greetings dearest yoga students,

Hoping this day finds you basking in the light of gratitude and surrender to what has materialized in your life.  Feel into your life as you feel into a yoga pose.  Align yourself to the spaciousness of all this moment has to offer.  Breathe in acceptance and breathe out love.   Feel into the stillness at the end of your next breathe and connect to your true self as you draw near to the present, the here and now.  Allow the act of being in your truth bring you a sense of calm and a realization, not that things will be okay, but that things are okay and wonderful already, right now as they are
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Yoga this Week

Meditative Monday Yoga 7:15pm

Tuesday Morning Yoga 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Evening Vinyasa Flow 7:15

Thursday NSPL Yoga and Mediation 10am

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed – Please Note Evening Classes require a minimum to run – Sign up by 4:30pm if you wish to attend)

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A special thank you to Yogagolic and Laurie Frey for having us at their studio this morning. It was a blast! Jim and Annalee, you were awesome!!

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Happenings

Click on this link to my Events Page for more info or to sign up:  https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils – Monday, March 30th

Payment due by 3/25 to secure your spot.  Still a few openings for this special event that replaces next Monday evening class.

Rocky Point Community Education Five Thursdays beginning April 16th

Yoga for Kids Grades 3 -6 at  4 to 4:45 – and Yoga for Teens Grades 6-12 at 5 to 6pm

Join me as I lead a chanting drum circle at the Long Island Yoga Association’s Wellness Fair on Saturday April 11th! 

It looks like an amazing day filled with everything wellness; including healthy food, acupuncture, massage, yoga, meditation and more!!

http://www.longislandyogaassociation.org/events.htm

Yoga Darshana Center’s Spring Renewal Retreat at Camp DeWolfe April 25th

Come for the day or stay overnight!  I will be teaching the Vinyasa class at 1030am  and leading Kirtan with my chanting band at 3:30

http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/Springrenewalretreat.html

Equinox Yoga Retreat is now taking names for a wait list, it is unbelievably full already.  I apologize for those that did not get a change to sign up yet.  However, if you are interested, please get on the wait list as September is a long way away and if spots open up, you will have a chance to sign up.  One note to mention is that Dormitory Lodging means there are two large dorm rooms with bunk beds for sleeping. We are offering refunds to space holders as long as we can fill the spot.  Below are pictures of the Willard Lodge!

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Patio path Willard Lodge Fire Pit and View Willard Lodge

Stay Peaceful my Friends,

Namaste

Amy

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 – April 20, 2014 – Happy Easter

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Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

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Greetings Dearest Yoga Students,

Peace to you on this glorious, sweet tasting day.  Feel the rejuvenation of the earth enter your spirit.  Allow your senses to delight in the colors, smells and atmosphere of spring!!!  Take each moment as it comes, accepting your fate, whether difficult or easy, as your pathway to peace.

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Classes for this Week

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to Follow

Wednesday Evening at 730pm

Friday Morning Healing/Gentle Yoga at 930am

Saturday is the Yoga Darshana Spring Renewal Retreat!  Looking forward to retreating, playing, and chanting with you all!!

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

Happenings

Watch for your North Shore Public Library May/June Newsletter as I will be playing and singing behind a gentle flow yoga class led by Linda Lindaman on Friday evening, May 30th.  Sign up is open to non-cardholders starting on May 3rd.  More details to come…..

Thursday, June 5 at 6:00pm
Windham Retreat Center, Windham NY
Led by Brian Miller and the group at Mind Body Adventures
Consider joining my for this special 4 day/3night escape into the mountains of Windham!  Benjamin Craig and I will be co-facilitating our Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oil sessions during the weekend which also includes hiking, meditation, Sangha and more.  Click on the link for more information.
Keep your eye out for the date for our Yoga and Kayaking trip in Setauket in June!!  Yay

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Yoga this Week – March 30, 2014

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**The Spring is bringing a lot of new energy and attendance at our classes have been filling up**
****Please abide by the PARKING GUIDELINES and be mindful when you reserve a spot in class****
Thank You!!
Watch for Monday evening’s return to schedule within the up coming month. 
This class will be a more gentle/meditative approach appropriate for all levels and will include a guided meditation before savasana. 
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“One cannot step twice in the same river, for fresh waters are forever flowing”
                                  Heraclitus
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May this quote remind us that our futile thoughts of  reliving past experiences keep us from being in the present.  Approaching your  yoga, your commitments and your day with an open mind, heart and fresh perspective will allow you learn the lessons from the past and move forward in your practice and life with hope, enthusiasm and open-mindedness.  Enjoy and find comfort in the fresh waters that are forever flowing within you and around you.  Jai!!
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Yoga this Week
Tuesday Morning 9:30am with Meditation to follow class
Wednesday Evening at 730pm
Friday Morning 9:30am  Healing/Gentle Yoga

Hoping your river flows to yoga class this week.  Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed. 

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Happenings

April 12th at both the 9am and 11am classes at Peconic River Yoga in Aquebogue, I will again be providing musical chanting with Kate, Director of PRY leading asana.  The studio is a wonderful place to practice and its a beautiful ride out to the North Fork.   , Click on the link to sign up.  Regular Class Fees apply

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The next Yoga Jam is scheduled for April 19thCome on Yoga Jammers….Yoga Jam is a fun, freeing, faced paced flow class set to rockin, rhythmic music meant to fire up the body, mind and spirit.  All Levels Welcome.  Saturday, April 12th at 830-945am.  We  need four students to sign up for class to fly…please reserve

Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oils scheduled for Monday, April 14th at 730pm

This session is now FULL – if you have signed up, please get your prepayment in, if you would like to be on the wait list for a spot, let me know.

 Cost is $50 and holds your spot.

Yoga Darshana Spring Renewal Retreat is just about full, just a couple spots left. April 26-27th.  Please note that a wonderful massage therapist is now joining the retreat offering aromatherapy massages throught the day and evening Saturday the 26th.  Call the studio to reserve if you like. 

http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/Springrenewalretreat.html

Once again I am teaching the Vinyasa Section of Yoga Darshana’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.  Click on the link to sign up…their new studio renovation is now complete and it is amazing!!

http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/200hour.html

Thursday, June 5 at 6:00pm
Windham Retreat Center, Windham NY
Led by Brian Miller and the group at Mind Body Adventures
Consider joining my for this special 4 day/3night escape into the mountains of Windham!  Benjamin Craig and I will be co-facilitating our Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oil sessions during the weekend which also includes hiking, meditation, Sangha and more.  Click on the link for more information.
Lokha Samasta Sukino Bhavantu
Shanti
Namaste
Amy

Yoga this Week – March 9, 2014

“The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are the moments when we touch one another.” ~ Jack Kornfield

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Greetings Dearest Yoga Students,

Hoping this email finds you well and enjoying this first day of extended light.  Energy, renewal and rejuvenation is in the air.  Snow is melting, days are longer and winter is surely drawing to a close (we hope).  Take time in each day to ponder those things that matter most in your life:   The everlasting possessions of the heart.  Scan back through your memory bank and notice the times that stand apart.  Notice the feeling tone of times when you made a true connection with another human being, whether it be through a loving encounter, being that shoulder to cry on or being the one doing the crying.  It may be times when you  simply felt deeply connected on a level that could not be expressed with words.  We are meant to connect, to engage and help each other in this lifetime.  It may be something as small as a smile in passing, a heart felt phone call or a visit to a friend in need.  Don’t hesitate to connect.  Listen to your heart, trust your hunches and allow the small acts of kindness to give your life purpose, happiness and meaning.

surya-namaskar

Classes this Week

Monday and Thursday Evening at 73opm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow class

Friday Morning Gentle/Healing Yoga 930am

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

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Happenings

April 12th at both the 9am and 11am classes at Peconic River Yoga in Aquebogue, I will again be providing musical chanting with Kate, Director of PRY leading asana.  The studio is a wonderful place to practice and its a beautiful ride out to the North Fork.   , Click on the link to sign up.  Regular Class Fees apply

http://www.peconicriveryoga.com/code.php?type=gallery_projects&series=3

Yoga Darshana Spring Renewal Retreat is rapidly filling up.  So pleased to hear that a few of us have signed up already.  Don’ miss your opportunity to have a wonderful retreat experience in your own backyard.  The setting at Camp DeWolfe in Wading River is stunning.  I will be teaching an afternoon Vinyasa flow class as well as leading the Saturday night Devotional Chanting Kirtan, aside from that, I will be on retreat with you all!!  Here is the link, don’t delay…

http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/Springrenewalretreat.html

Once again I am teaching the Vinyasa Section of Yoga Darshana’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.  Click on the link to sign up…

http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/200hour.html

Thursday, June 5 at 6:00pm
Windham Retreat Center, Windham NY
Led by Brian Miller and the group at Mind Body Adventures
Consider joining my for this special 4 day/3night escape into the mountains of Windham!  Benjamin Craig and I will be co-facilitating our Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oil sessions during the weekend which also includes hiking, meditation, Sangha and more.  Click on the link for more information.
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Om Mani Padme Hum
Shanti, Shanti Shanti, Om!!
Namaste
Amy