Category Archives: Yoga Event

Yoga this Week – February 23, 2013

Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it.

Vincent Van Gogh

Svadhishthana (sva = vital force; adishthana = seat)

Element: water   Colors: orange   Sense: taste   Mantra: VAM

Location: situated at the base of the pubis between the genitals and the sacral nerve plexus

Deals with: emotional identity, creativity, desire, pleasure and self-gratification, procreation, and personal relationships

Governs: sexual organs, stomach, upper intestines, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, middle spine, auto immune system

Psychological and Emotional Issues: irritability, shyness, guilt, blame, sexual obsession, power, money, control, lack of creativity, morality

Balanced Chakra: feeling compassionate, friendly, intuitive, vital, sexual, satisfied, prosperous, having a sense of belonging and humor

Hari Om Dear Yoga Students,

The Svadhishthana Chakra is about relationship. If our sacral chakra is balanced we can trust, feel free and allow ourselves to be deeply connected to others in our life. It is the seat of creativity, procreation and sexual energy. Its element is water which when allowed to flow freely, no forcing and no holding back, guides us down the river of our life. All of life is movement; relationships ebb and flow, children grow, our bodies change with each passing year as do the people, places and things around us. Connecting to the vital force of our Svadhishthana chakra allows us to flow moment to moment, open and receptive to our emotions allowing us to meet each passing day with creativity, confidence and truth.

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.

Alfred Adler

Try this Meditation to Balance the Svadhisthana Chakra

Put your hands in your lap, palms up on top of each other. Left hand underneath
the right hand. The tips of your thumbs touch gently. Visualize the location and
color of the Sacral Chakra.
Chant the sound VAM  and silently say:  I trust as I open myself to others. Creative, sexual and emotional energy flows freely.  I express my true nature with confidence.

Classes this Week

Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to Follow Class

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

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

Therapeutic Yoga Begins this Wednesday at 11am….watch for your email under separate cover

Happenings

Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture for March 6th still has two spots left….even if you have experienced this healing session before, each time you receive the treatment, you will continue to receive many benefits that address where you are in your life at present. This session is beginner friendly. No prior yoga experience is necessary. https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

ShaktiPath Kirtan – March 10th – 530-730pm at the Yoga Darshana Center in BabylonCome bring your beautiful energy and chant with us!!!  Click on the link to pre-register http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/shaktipath.html

**Yoga Jam is moved to Saturday March 16th 8-930am**This class will be intentionally challenging on all levels. A free flowing fast-paced vinyasa sequence set to rockin’ playlists with holdings of some adventurous poses and free style flows mixed in for fun. This class will be held on a monthly basis and will require at least three students to sign up each month for the class to fly.Class Cards will be honored – $12 Walk In Fee

Restorative Friday Yoga will be on March 22nd – $15 for session/$12 for Seniors

(Please sign up for the monthly workshops at your earliest convenience)

The Truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music.  Bodies never lie.

Agnes de Mille

Namaste

Amy

 

Yoga this Week – No Tuesday Morning Class

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”

~ Maya Angelou

 

The Root Chakra Elements

 

Sanskrit Name:  Mulhadhara Meaning: “Root support” Root Chakra Element: Earth/Physical Root Chakra Keywords: “I Am” – grounded, present, safe, secure, healthy Associated Color: Red Musical Note: C Organs: Spinal column, legs, hips, kidneys and adrenal gland Root Chakra Consciousness: Survival, grounding and balancing the physical and spiritual life

The root chakra (Mulhadhara) is located at the base of the spine and radiates a rich color of red.  This chakra deeply connects us with the earth.  It is in this chakra that we ground into our lives, who we are and our sense of belonging.  When this chakra is balanced it tells us we are loved for who we are and that our basic needs for survival (love, food, shelter) are being met.  It affords us the inner confidence and courage to be who we truly are because deep inside our root, we know we are loved.  When we feel grounded and secure in our lives we become willing to take risks, to be vulnerable enough to make mistakes and to give to others more freely without fear of judgement, rejection or lack of resources.
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If you are feeling unbalanced in these areas, unsure of your life’s direction or your place in this world, try this simple Root Chakra Meditation.  Sit in an east comfortable cross legged position on the floor.  Connect to the base of your spine and feel the energy of the earth rising up.  Chant the sound of LAM, LAM, LAM and feel its vibration radiate throughout your entire body.  Think of the Mulhadhara chakra as a lotus flower grounded in the mud and muck of life’s suffering and pain and as you chant the sound of LAM, visualize this lotus rising up your spine, clean, clear, open and free…..end your meditation by repeating this mantra.
I forgive myself for being Imperfect
I forgive myself for Making Mistakes
I forgive myself for being a Learner in this Lifetime
So Hum
I am what I am
Classes for this Week
Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm
Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am
**There is No Tuesday Morning Class this Week**
(Please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have change)
 
Happenings
The Therapeautic Yoga Class is now full.  First class begins Wednesday,  February 27th at 11am.   Look for an email this week to confirming your spot. 
Floga, today at 330pm, at the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon hope to see some of you there….http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/floga.html  
Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupunture for March 6th still has two spots left….even if you have experienced this healing session before, each time you receive the treatment, you will continue to receive many benefits that address where you are in your life at present.  This session is beginner friendly.  No prior yoga experience is necessary.  https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/  Sign up asap. 
Yoga Jam will be on Saturday, March 9th at 8am

This class will be intentionally challenging on all levels. A free flowing fast-paced vinyasa sequence set to rockin’ playlists with holdings of some adventurous poses and free style flows (moving on your own) mixed in for fun. This class will be held on a monthly basis and will require at least three students to sign up each month for the class to fly.

Class Cards will be honored – $12 Walk In Fee

Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon will also be hosting ShaktiPath for a heart warming Kirtan on Sunday, March 10th, 530-7pm.  http://yogadarshanacenter.com/shaktipath.html
  Restorative Friday Yoga will be on March 22nd
$15 for session/$12 for Seniors
(Please sign up for the monthly workshops at your earliest convenience)
And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
Confucius
Love, Peace & Yoga
Amy
Amy Perri RYT500 Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr 631-839-0644 http://www.MyYogaWithAmy.com

Yoga this Week – February 10, 2013 – No Thursday NIght Class

 

**Important Note about Parking**

 

Please be mindful to park head in and as close to each other as possible. Be careful as the circle has a ice all over.

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“You are seeking joy in far off places, but the spring of joy is in your heart.  The haven of peace is in yourself”

Chakra Color

The Chakras System

Whether you are aware of the chakra system inside your subtle body or not, chakras or energy centers interact with your spiritual, emotional and physical bodies at every moment. The chakra’s are spirals of energy, one relating to the other, that contribute to our overall well being. In Sanskrit the word Chakra translates as “wheel”.  Each wheel spins a particular vibrational speed creating a vacuum that draws in anything it encounters on its level. All of life’s experiences have an effect on our entire selves whether positive or negative.  Negative experiences force our chakra’s to close as positive experiences enable them to open. In most of us as we move out of childhood, harsh reality begins to effect one chakra or another and they begin to become unbalanced and stop working in harmony with each other. We get stuck in cetain ways of being, not knowing why or how to move forward.. Blocked energy will eventually end up effecting you emotionally and physically as well.

Yoga, body awareness and meditation connects deeply to our chakra system and can act as a rebalancing tool. You may have experienced a deep release when you began practicing yoga. You may even have released cleansing tears or laughter during or after your practice. Each yoga pose directly effects one or more chakras. For instance, backbending opens up the heart and throat chakras while hip openers effect the root and sacral chakras.  Incorporating the color, sound and mantra to the corresponding chakra also has powerful healing qualities while meditating.

With each coming week, our study will focus on each individual chakra, begining at the root (Muladhara) all the way up the the crown (Sahasrara).  Below is a chart of the chakras, where in the body it is located and its’ individual charactoristics. Next time you feel stuck in a certain area, either emotionally or physically, you may want to check out the chakra associated with your discomfort and work with it in your own way. We do this work not only for ourselves but for the world;  When we clear our own inner energies, we can then be open to those around us, being of service with compassion, power, purpose and joy, expressing our dharma in the truest sense.

Chakra

Property

Mantra Color Stone Shape
Crown Chakra Enlightenment • Unity • Serenity Om (long) Violet Amethyst Half sphere
Forehead Chakra Intuition • Wisdom • Insight Om (short) Indigo Iolite Star
Throat Chakra Communication • Honesty • Integrity Ham Blue Apatite Pyramid
Heart Chakra Universal Love • Compassion • Purity Yam Green Peridot Half moon
Solar Plexus Chakra Will Power • Assertion • Trust Ram Yellow Citrine Sphere
Sacral Chakra Sensuality • Growth • Creativity Vam Orange Carnelian Pyramid
Root Chakra Patience • Stability • Strength Lam Red Garnet Cube

Classes for this Week

Monday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow class

Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

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

**There is no Thursday Night Class this week – Happy Valentines Day**

Happenings

Special Event – FLOGA- At the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon rescheduled to Februray 17th 3:30 pm 5:00 pm
Heart Opening, gentle flow class led by me accompanied by the music of native american bamboo flute player Walter Perizac Click on the link for more information http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/floga.html
ShaktiPath Kirtan at the Mastics Moriches Library has been moved to May 18th…details will follow.
Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon will also be hosting ShaktiPath for a heart warming Kirtan on Sunday, March 10th, 530-7pm.  More details to follow…Yay, we won’t have to wait till May…
Still spots left for the Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupunture Class on March 6th with Connie… https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/
Yoga Jam and Restorative Friday will return in March…February has been wild so far
Om
In these white snowy days, look within to find all the colors of the rainbow and a garden of peace inside yourself!!  See you on the slopes for sledding….whoohooo
See you soon,
Amy

Yoga this Week – January 27, 2013

The winds of grace are blowing all the time. You have only to raise your sail. –Sri Ramakrishna

Anja Chakra located in between the eyebrows often referred to as the Third Eye. When this chakra opens it is like a gateway allowing divine wisdom to enter our minds. Like the wind it is always there waiting, all you have to do is allow it to flow.
The symbol of OM in the center of the chakra represents the unleased energy of the Kundulini Snake rising upward. The crescent moon of feminine receptivity embraces the circle above it. This circle is a golden dot which is the essence of spiritual energy. It represents being in your center. When we chant the mantra “OM” we are embracing all of this universal divine energy, OM brings the ego self into union with the spirit self.
When the the ego realizes that the fulfillment of its highest dreams is only to be found through merging with the Higher Self, the false masks the ego has created fall away and who you thought you were or who you thought you ought to be lose their grip. Suddenly you let go and your true self shines forth.  So Hum,  ” I am what I am” There is no guilt, no need for illusion or pretense. You are totally in the present and you realize that  the you you have been seeking has been  there all along.

Classes for this Week
Monday & Thursday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
Events
Sign ups for the North Shore Public Library Beginners Series begin again on February 1st. If you, or if you know of anyone that may benefit from a basic introduction into the wonderful world of yoga, please pass on the information, or reserve your spot asap.
ShaktiPath Kirtan at the Mastic Moriches Shirley Library Fundraiser Feb 9 2013 1:30PM – 3:30PM This event is free with a Food Pantry donation and open to all. Click on the link below for more info: https://www.communitylibrary.org/Programreg/view.php?resource_id=10441
Special Event – FLOGA- At the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon Sunday, February 10th / 3:30 pm 5:00 pm
Heart Opening, gentle flow class led by me accompanied by the music of native american bamboo flute player Walter Perizac Click on the link for morinformation
New Class – Therapeautic YogaWednesdays 11-12:15 Beginning in March For those with limited mobility or special situations.  The use of chairs, props and modifications will enable each students to receive the benefits of yoga.  Beginning with breathwork and ending with a 15 min healing relaxation pose incorporating some Reiki energy.  This class will be held in sessions.  If you are interested, please contact me as the spaces are limited to 6 students.
Our next Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acuptuncture Session will be March 6th at 7pm. Sign ups have begun. Contact me or sign up when you come to class. https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/
200 Hr and 500 Hr Yoga Teacher Trainings at the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon begin in February. I will be teaching the Vinyasa Sections of each training. This is going to be an amazing training in a small, intimate setting with some extraordinary teachers!! If you are interested, pick up a flyer when you come to class or click on their website. www.yogadarshanacenter.com
Shanti, Shanti, Shanti, Ooooooommmmmm!
Namaste
Amy
Amy Perri RYT500 Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr 631-839-0644 http://www.MyYogaWithAmy.com

Yoga this Week – January 20, 2013

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” ― Lin Yutang

Hari Om Dearest Yoga Students,

In these chilly days of winter, give yourself permission to relax.  There is a time for action and a time for in-action.  Practice sitting amidst the caos, amidst the messy room, amidst the crowded space in your mind and see what happens.  Letting go of your “to do list” is just as important as scratching things off.  Our inner wisdom knows that we will never be done, that life is not a grand race to the finish line.  If our list keeps growing, consider it a blessing that you have work to do in your life.  However, there must also be time to take repose, to step back from all the doing and simply be in your life.  Let go of the non-essentials in your life today and make space to rest, cuddle, read, meditate, rejuvinate and….enjoy the journey by experiencing the finer things in life.

“You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose”

Indra Gandhi

Classes this Week
Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with meditation to follow
**Please note there is no Friday class this week**
(please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have changed)
Events
Sign ups for the North Shore Public Library Beginners Series begin again on February 1st. If you, or if you know of anyone that may benefit from a basic introduction into the wonderful world of yoga, please pass on the information, or reserve your spot asap.
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ShaktiPath Kirtan at the Mastic Moriches Shirley Library Fundraiser Feb 9 2013 1:30PM – 3:30PM This event is free with a Food Pantry donation and open to all.  Click on the link below for more info: https://www.communitylibrary.org/Programreg/view.php?resource_id=10441
Special Event – FLOGA- At the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon Sunday, February 10th / 3:30 pm 5:00 pm
Heart Opening, gentle flow class led by me accompanied by the music of native american bamboo flute player Walter Perizac Click on the link for morinformation 

Our next Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acuptuncture Session will be March 6th at 7pm. Sign ups have begun.  Contact me or sign up when you come to class. https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/
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200 Hr and 500 Hr Yoga Teacher Trainings at the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon begin in February. I will be teaching the Vinyasa Sections of each training. This is going to be an amazing training in a small, intimate setting with some extraordinary teachers!! If you are interested, pick up a flyer when you come to class or click on their website. www.yogadarshanacenter.com
Hope to see you all soon…going to take some much anticipated repose….
Namaste
Amy
Amy Perri RYT500 Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr 631-839-0644 http://www.MyYogaWithAmy.com