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Yoga this Week – September 21, 2014

Aparigraha
greedlessness, non-attachment

The yogi feels that the collection or hoarding of things implies a lack of faith in God and in himself to provide for the future….By the observance of aparigraha, the yogi makes his life as simple as possible and trains his mind not to feel the loss or the lack of anything. Then everything he really needs will come to him by itself at the proper time.”

Iyengar

om in the lotus

Hari Om Dear Yoga Students,

As this Fall draws us inward I wish for your eyes to see all the abundance that you already possess right now in this moment in this time in your life. One beautiful morning this past week I walked down to the shore, a little less than a mile from my house and  was embraced by the serene beauty  all around me. It caused me to stop and I experienced a moment that seemed to have transformed into one of those magical moments suspended in time. I paused, connected to my breath, did some simple yoga postures and sat on a piece of wood to silently sit in meditation.. As the rhythmic sound of the waves made their way into my mind and the gentle warm breeze caressed my skin, I felt so completely connected to all that was around me. The feeling of abundance and gratitude seemed to encapsulate my entire being. If we take even a moment to connect with all that is precious and dear to us in our lives right now, we allow the divine light to shine into our hearts. A moment like this can change your entire day from one that is ordinary to one that is full of miracles and we seem to lack nothing.

Yoga this Week
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**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***
Happenings
Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture on October 8th at 7 to 9pm.  Click the link to learn more.

https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

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!

Details to follow…

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.

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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 –

Watch for the return of monthly Yoga Jam in November and other fun yoga related events…

Suggested Rituals for Autumn Equinox

  • Give thanks to the Gods for the harvest.
  • Evaluate the past year, and identify what to harvest and what to plow under.
  • Identify and cut away outworn habits and emotional baggage which are wearing you down.
  • Work for balance and equilibrium in nature or in human affairs.
  • Give to those less fortunate than you are

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Shanti Om,

Amy

Yoga this Week – September 14, 2014

The Perfect Cup
 
Its time to see the flaws of myself and stop being alarmed
It’s time for me to halt my drive for perfection and to accept my blemishes
 
It’s time for me to receive slowly evolving growth;
the kind that comes in God’s own good time
and does not heed to my panicky pushing.
 
It’s time for me to embrace my humaness and love my incompleteness.
It’s time for me to cherish the unwanted,
to welcome the unknown,
to treasure the unfulfilled
 
If I wait untill I am perfect,
I will always be unsatified and ungrateful
 
If I wait until all the flaws,
chips and cracks disappear
I will be the cup that sits on the shelf and is never used
Greetings dearest yoga students,
Hope this email finds you embracing this day with all its so called “imperfections”.  The sooner we move into acceptance and embrace who we are in the moment and how our life is in the present, the sooner we will allow peace to flow within us. Think of the beauty of a tree, a landscape, an old picture or a favorite pair of worn out jeans; it is the imperfections that make them beautiful, interesting and alive.  By embracing our humaness we also acknowledge our divinity.  It is through this human experience that we come to know the sacred in life.   Do not wait, cease this day and open up to the ways in which you can be used to better the lives of those around you in any small way.  When you learn to love the imperfections in yourself, you unconciously give others the permission to accept and love themselves just as they are.  In your imperfections you are incredibly perfect and exactly who you are meant to be!
om black
Yoga this Week
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***
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Happenings

Rocky Point Farmers and Artisans Market Fall Festival today 8 to 3pm

Music, Food and Fun!!!

Old Depot Park, Broadway & Prince Rd., Rocky Point

  1. rockypointfarmersmarket.org
Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture on October 8th at 7 to 9pm.  Click the link to learn more.

https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

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 –

Fall Yoga Hike!!  Saturday Morning, October 20th – Relaxed walk through the woods to practice a gentle yoga class in natures studio – All ages and levels are welcomed!

Details to follow…

Watch for the return of monthly Yoga Jam in November and other fun yoga related events…

Namaste and enjoy this beautiful day!!

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

soldier in tree

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.

hanuman

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

Yoga this Week – May 18, 2014

  yoga in flowers

“What we are trying to do in yoga is to create a union, and so to deepen a yoga pose is to actually increase the union of the pose, not necessarily put your leg around your head.”

Rodney Yee

Each time we come to our mats, we have a chance to explore interconnectedness. We begin with our breath and move into our bodies, but it doesn’t stop there. As we create union with a pose, we adjust, consider, explore, become present and breathe into the experience. We soften into the edges of the pose and watch them dissolve as we flow moment to moment. Much the same way we can choose to unite and connect with the situations and interactions in our life. We can choose to lean in, yield and be present, to connect and unite with everything inside and around us with curiosity instead of expectations. As you move into this day, feel into the energy around you. Connect with the elements of nature. Let the sun, earth and sky serenade you as you flow guided by that wonderful teacher that resides within you. Rather than judge your day by how much you accomplish, see or do, choose to unite, connect and deepen into the mystery that is your life.

partner sukhasana

Classes this Week

Monday Evening 730pm Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture

(One Spot just Opened up if you are interested, email me asap)

Tuesday Morning 930am Yoga and Meditation

Thursday Evening at 730pm

(Wednesday Evenings return next week – I promise)

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

chakra hand

Happenings

Our Yoga Hike was a wonderful, relaxed experience.  If you were not able to make the event but would still like to contribute to the donations going to the Invited Inn Soup Kitchen at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rocky Point, I will have a basket out when you come to class this next week.  All and any donations are greatly appreciated.  This soup kitchen feeds families in our local area each week with a free hot meal!

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

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

Shanti

Amy

 

Yoga Hike – Saturday May 17th – 8:45am – Updated info

Join us for our second annual

yoga green tree

Yoga Hike

Saturday, May 17th

8:45 to 11am

Cordwood Landing County Park  , Landing Avenue  Miller Place, NY 11764

An easy hike down to the beautiful shores of LI Sound, stopping along the way to commune with nature, followed by an all levels yoga class on the shore, meditation on the five elements of nature and then hike back. Let me know if you would like to be part of this beautiful morning. Weather permitting, of course.

Meet in the parking lot at 845am

$15 Suggested Donation

Half of proceeds to go to the Invited Inn Food Pantry in Rocky Point

All levels, ages welcome!!!

Please dress appropriately for hike through the woods:  Hiking shoes or sneakers with socks and long pants, layers that you can peel of if the sun is warm, sunscreen, water, snack, yoga mat and/or towel

Contact Amy @ 839-0644 to rsvp

YogawithAmy@optonline.net

 

Yoga this Week – May 25, 2013

Sagittarius _lunar_eclipse

The Phoenix rises from the ashes of the past.  You, too, can recreate yourself and make a fresh start.  You can experience a Brilliant Breakthrough.  That is this Full Moon’s message.”

Hatha Yoga 

        Ha – Sun           Tha – Moon       Yoga – to connect

Hatha Yoga is to connect and balance the elements of the sun and moon that lies within us.   In the early morning hours there was a full moon lunar eclipse.  This astrological event is both mysterious and powerful.  The energy of the full moon reminds us that we are complete, whole and abundant exactly as we are.  As the full moon reflects the brillance of the sun, our energetic, powerful “Ha”, sun element shines through and lights up our receptivity “tha” moon energy.  The sun and moon are deeply connected as is illustrated as the earth moves in front of the sun and changes the color of the white moon to a dark red filtering a small amount of sunlight on its surface.  This ha and tha energy within us are deeply connected as well.

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The full moon reminds us that all that has occured within our lives in the last month has led up to this moment.  It is a time to sit back, watch, allow and let it all be.  There are times for action in our lives and a time to let go.  Within our asana practice there are times of expending great effort to release energy, wake up our bodies and quiet our minds.  There are also times when we hold the pose, release in relaxation, sit still, let go and trust the process.  This ebb and flow, giving and receiving creates the balance we so long for in our lives.  We simply cannot hold on to pleasure  or force pain to go away, try as we might, we must accept as best we can the process.  Just as the moon cannot possibly hold on to its fullness or emptiness, we must let go and allow our lives to unfold;  trusing the phases of waining, waxing and fullness to bring us to wholeness again.

 

Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am Yoga with Meditation to follow class

Wednesday Morning 11am Therapeutic Yoga

Thursday Evening 730pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

(Please reserve your spot or let me know if your plans have changed)

**There will be no Monday Night Yoga this week in honor of Memorial Day, However….if it is a beautiful day (which we all could use), check your email, as you may be able to find me down at Hallock Landing Beach leading a practice if I get a good response from you all.**

15 Powerful Quotes of War in Honor of Memorial Day

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Happenings

ShaktiPath Kirtan this Friday Night at the North Shore Public Library – May 31st 7-845pm https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/ or

https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/419400154833706/

Yoga Hike this coming Saturday – June 1st 830-11am – Corwood Landing – Please join us for an easy hike down to the beautiful shores of Long Island Sound incorporating a gentle practice on the beach…click on the link for more info or to reserve your spot https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/ or

https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/599249670085501/

Yoga Jam, Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture also coming in June….https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

Have a wonderful Memorial Day!  Much love and gratitude to all that serve in small or large ways….sending energy of peace, peace and perfect peace

Shanti Shanti Shanti…Om!

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Amy