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Yoga this Week – May 20,2018

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

Greetings dear yoga students,

I have been so enamored by all the birds are visiting my feeder this year.  So many varieties, sizes, shapes and colors fill my vision with vibrancy and joy.  I often think about the way they live.  So simply in tune with each other and nature.  They are a constant reminder,  as I sit at my computer  watching them swoop and land and soar,   not to take life so seriously. Much like my time on my yoga mat, observing them reminds me to trust, let go and fly into the moments of my life with purpose, freedom and joy. Birds are truly a miracle to behold, they prove to us that there is a finer state of being we can strive to attain and that state of being is yoga.

Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am Vinyasa Flow for all levels  with Meditation

Wednesday Evening All Levels at 715pm

Friday Morning Healing/Gentle Yoga 930am

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

Workshops and Offerings

Beach Yoga Begins Wednesday Evening June 13th and Saturday Morning June 16th – Click Link for  Beach Yoga 2018


Thursday, May 24th Asperger’s Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Family Support Group

Meetings are held at the North Shore Youth Council located on the grounds of the Rocky Point Intermediate school JAE.  Click here for details AHA Support GroupsThursday,


 Yoga Hike in Avalon Park – Sat, June 2nd at 10am

Join me and our yoga kula for a lovely Spring Walk Through the beautiful and amazing Avalon Park in Stony Brook. We will meditate along the labyrinth and strike our poses among the trees, ponds and paths in the woods Please RSVP by messaging me on Facebook, texting me at 631-839-0644 or emailing me at $10 per person


Tuesday, June 5th 7-9pm – Yoga Sutra Study Group

Please join us as we continue our study of the sacred text, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.  The Yoga Sutras have many translations and offer us a scientific approach to our yoga practice. These Sutras, or threads, hold a wealth of information and point us in the direction of wholeness and enlightenment.  Together we will interpret sections of the sutras and read from a variety of translations.  Please bring a journal, something to write with a copy of the sutras (if you have one) and an open mind ready for discussion!  Light Refreshments will be served.  $10 Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

2018 Equinox Goddess Yoga Retreat on Shelter Island is now open for Registration!! September 21st to 23rd – A few post still open

.The Autumn Equi2017-09-16 08.25.02nox is an auspicious time to gather together and contemplate both the light and the dark within and without.  This retreat sells out quickly, Click on the link for all the details on how to sign up!  Equinox Yoga Goddess Retreat

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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Click on this link for details:

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


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 – 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!!!


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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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

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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 – October 19, 2014

Await the auspicious moment when one will be free from pleasure and pain, desire and a sense of worldly gain–since, attention should be on the perfection of means and not the end, which is bound to follow if the means are perfected.  To accomplish this one should scrupulously observe all aspect of sadacara 
(The Yamas which are right conduct — non-violence, truthfullness, non-stealing, moderation and non-greed)
                                                Ravindra Kumar
 Avalon Yoga Hike
Be gentle with yourself and others as you strive to walk this road less traveled remembering that we truly cannot become enlightened beings by simply sitting on a meditation cushion, doing yoga poses or reading spiritual material;  WE MUST ADHERE TO AN ETHICAL PRACTICE if we are to move forward in our journey back home to our true selves and do the work we were meant to do in this lifetime. When our intention is pure, our paths will become illuminated like moonlight on a dark night and others will follow your example. Allow yourself to take risks, be willing to be vulnerable;  there is a song in your heart waiting to be sung and in walking the true and right path you will find inside you the ability to give yourself fully to your unique, beautiful style of music that lives inside your soul. 
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Yoga this Week
Meditative Monday evening at 7:15pm
Tuesday Morning 930am – Special Class – Kishori will be here teaching a Vata Balancing Class for the Fall
Wednesday Evening 7:15pm
Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed – Please note the evening classes require a minimum of four students to sign up for class to run)
Thursday Evening 730-9pm Live Music and Asana Class led by Lois at Yoga for Life with  me and my musical friends providing the music
Click on the link for more info or to sign up!!
What is Yoga?  An Experiential Journey with Amy Perri and Barbara Delledonne November 2nd at the North Shore Public Library – Registration now open to NON-Library card holders.  $5 fee and in person registration required.  This class is filling fast.  Grab your spot for what’s sure to be a great afternoon.  Philosophy, asana, chanting and yoga nidra!!!.
Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture with Reiki and Essential Oils – Monday, November 10th 7-9pm with Ben Craig!!
Click on the link for more info
Special thank you to all of you who attended the yoga hike at Avalon and the Kirtan at Breathe!! I love that I can share all I love with all of you.    It was such an amazing, uplifting weekend!  I am sure the soup kitchen will be equally uplifted when I deliver the donations this week. Much Love and Gratitude!!!
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 
Metta always,

Avalon Yoga Hike Update – Saturday, October 18th 9:15am

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Yoga Hike at Beautiful Avalon Park

Saturday, October 18th, 915-1130am

Join me for a relaxed hike through the beautiful Avalon Park in Stony Brook where we will share a yoga class in natures studio. All levels, ages welcome. Namaste fellow adventurers!! Meet at the Duck Pond at 9:15am   Read on to note a little change of schedule…..upon further research and a preliminary walk through Avalon yesterday, I discovered that it is against park rules to do a group yoga class in the actual park as they try to reserve this special place for trail walking and contemplation. Also, the area I picked for the class, as well as the Labyrinth is closed off for Fall re-seeding. So we will now meet at the duck pond (right on Harbor Road – you can park anywhere along main street), do a brief warm up standing sequence (you can leave your mats in the car until we return) and end our hike back at the duck pond for a cool down class. I did acquire permission from Avalon to do a group hike and also permission from the Ward Melville Historical Society to use the area by the duck pond for yoga. Lets hope for great weather!! See below for schedule.

$15 per person with half of the proceeds to go to the Invited Inn Soup Kitchen in Rocky Point to feed the hungry among us. Bring Yoga Mat, Water and wear layered clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Please note there are no public bathrooms at Avalon Park


9:15-9:30am Arrive and meet at the duck pond. You can park anywhere along main street and a few spots are available at the Grist Mill. (Leave your mats in the car, you won’t need them till we get back)

9:30-10am Warm up standing yoga sequence by the ponds

10-11am Explore Avalon Park

11:1130am Cool Down Yoga Class by the pond (retrieve your mat from the car and meet by the pond. You may want to place a towel under your mat if you don’t want it to get dirty)

Please rsvp to Amy at or on facebook.

Contact Amy at 839-0644 if you have any questions….

200 Harbor Rd, Stony Brook, New York 11790

Yoga this Week – October 15, 2014

**No Monday Night Class this week – Make sure you scroll down for some wonderful offerings this month!**

“Again and again ~ Return like Mountain ~ Release like Ocean ~ Relax like Sky ~And Rest ~ Rest in the Heart of Pure Awareness” Living Buddha

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Greetings dear yoga students,

This quote reminds me that there is a need for us to keep coming back again and again to rest in our true selves. However, to balance our energies we must seek different modalities to meet our ever changing needs; sometimes we need to relax like the sky,  be still like a  mountain or release the past  like the ocean.  Tune in to exactly what you may be needing today.  Draw upon the power of nature to nurture you and give you what you need.  As the season transitions to shorter days and longer nights, you may feel your energy, mood and mind shifting so try and adjust your daily round to help you be true to yourself.  In this way we begin to live in the natural rhythms of nature, returning again to rest in the awareness of the heart and what truly matters in your life. 

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Yoga this Week

**No Monday Evening Class – Happy Columbus Day & Happy Birthday to my 16 year old Zachary!!**

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Evening at 715pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

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

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What is Yoga?  An Experiential Journey with Amy Perri and Barbara Delledonne November 2nd at the North Shore Public Library – Registration now open to NON-Library card holders.  $5 fee and in person registration required.  This class is filling fast.  Grab your spot for what’s sure to be a great afternoon.  Philosophy, asana, chanting and yoga nidra!!!


Yoga Hike at Avalon Park this coming Saturday, October 18th!  Please arrive by 915am to park and meet by the gristmill pond.  In speaking to the park office, the area that I planned to do yoga in will not be available so we will hike the park and upon returning to the ponds, we will have our class overlooking the duck pond.  The Labrynth will not be available as it is being reseeded for the spring.  The suggested donation is $15 per person with half of the proceeds going to the Invited Inn Soup Kitchen.

Chanting with Amy & Friends at Breathe in Port Jefferson 7-9pm this coming Saturday Night, October 18th!  Please join me for a wonderful evening of chanting, connecting and raising vibrations!  Advanced registration is $20 and $25 at the door.

Breathe Inspiring Gifts

116 East Main Street


Port Jefferson, NY 11777


Yoga and Auyerveda for Fall with Kishori Gopika, Tuesday, October 21st at 930am right here in our yoga room.

Regular Class fees apply with $10 for guest teacher – Class is currently full – Please contact to get on waiting list.  If we have enough interest,

we will add a second date for this special class.

Yoga and Live Music at Yoga for Life, October 23rd 730 to 9pm with Lois.  Musical chanting provided by Amy & Friends…

Contact Amy for details



Yoga this Week -September 28, 2014


So Much Happiness

It is difficult to know what to do with so much happiness.
With sadness there is something to rub against,
A wound to tend with lotion and cloth.
When the world falls in around you, you have pieces to pick up,
Something to hold in your hands, like ticket stubs or change.

But happiness floats.
It doesn’t need you to hold it down.
It doesn’t need anything.
Happiness lands on the roof of the next house, singing,
And disappears when it wants to.
You are happy either way.
Even the fact that you once lived in a peaceful tree house
And now live over a quarry of noise and dust
Cannot make you unhappy.
Everything has a life of its own,
It too could wake up filled with possibilities
Of coffee cake and ripe peaches,
And love even the floor which needs to be swept,
The soiled linens and scratched records….

Since there is no place large enough
To contain so much happiness,
You shrug, you raise your hands, and it flows out of you
Into everything you touch. You are not responsible.
You take no credit, as the night sky takes no credit
For the moon, but continues to hold it, and to share it,
And in that way, be known.

~ Naomi Shihab Nye ~

One of yoga’s most beautiful niyamas (ethical practices to cultivate) is Santosha or Contentment.    With Santosha, there is less doing and more a sitting with, a being present for, a quiet contemplation to look around and be content in the moment, in this very moment.  Today notice how many times you might sabotage your contentment.  Sometimes we worry that things are too good, that it won’t last.  Sometimes we think we should do more, be more or get more.   Be aware of when you feel content today  and allow yourself the joy and peace that cultivating santosha brings, however fleeting or far between, 

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Yoga this Week
**Meditation Monday Evening  at 7:15pm
A Meditative flow ending with time for a guided meditation and relaxation.  Appropriate for all Levels.
Tuesday Morning 930am Yoga with Meditation following Class
**Wednesday Evening Multi-Level Class 7:15pm
Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am
(Please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have changed)
**Please NOTE that Evening Classes require a minimum of a four to sign up prior to 5pm day of class for it to run***
 (but feel free to check in as late at 7 for a spot)
Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture on October 8th at 7 to 9pm.  Click the link to learn more.

Fall Yoga Hike!!  Saturday Morning, October 18th at the beautiful Avalon Park in Stony Brook – Relaxed walk through the woods to practice a gentle yoga class in natures studio – All ages and levels are welcomed!  Click on the link and scroll down for more information.


An evening of chanting with Amy and Friends at Breathe in Port Jefferson – Saturday, October 18th 7 to 9pm

Join with my in the ancient practice of Kirtan – A call and response form of singing that creates both a meditative as well as uplifting experience!

All are welcome, no musical or prior experience needed!

Yoga Movie and Indian Scarf Night!  Join us as we view two  very interesting  short yoga movies entitled “What is Yoga” and “Why we Breathe” together as a Sangha.  Kishori will be here showing her Indian scarves for which she will take orders for during the evening.  Date to be announced shortly.


Save the Date for a mini-yoga retreat!!!  What is Yoga?  An Experiential Journey with Amy Perri and Barbara Delledonne – November 2nd at the North Shore Public Library – Registration begins October 1st –