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Yoga this Week – December 23, 2013

 

I hope you are finding time to truly feel the precious moments in your life as they pass.  As we come into this last week of the year, take time to reflect with compassion on all the places you have been.  Reflect on those things that remained the same and the things that have changed; within you and around you.   Allow yourself some quiet time to go within and connect to the silence amidst the rush of comings and goings.  Thank you to all the beautiful yogi goddesses that filled the room on Winter Solstice night!  It was so heart warming to hear all of your intentions and watch you all connect to each other as a spiritual community!!

  I wish for you all a happy, healthy, joy filled holiday season!

A deep bow of gratitude from me to you, Sat Nam.

 

Yoga this Week

Monday Evening at 730pm. 

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Please let me know if you plan on coming, if I don’t get a good response, I will be cancelling class.  So make sure you check into your messages before heading over.

There are no other classes this week.   Enjoy your week!!

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Happenings

 A great way to begin 2014 is to spend the evening with Brian Miller  in our Yoga Room on Friday, January 17th to discuss his new book:

Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs that Impede you on Your Path to a Fulfilling Life

Join author and teacher Brian E. Miller as we unite ancient wisdom with modern science and psychology to explore and implement simple yet very powerful creation tools

that will give you the power to manifest the life you wish to experience.

Based on his latest book “Small Steps to Giant Leaps” Brian will discuss how we can use meditation and other simple, effective techniques to become the conscious creators of our lives. Are you ready to be the master of your destiny?

Copies of the book are available here or on Amazon.  Cost is $15 for book or $35 for Lecture and Book ($5 Savings)

(Cost for Talk and Meditation is $25 Prepaid or $30 at the door  – Please reserve your spot)

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Yoga Jam – January 25th at 830-945am

Join us as we shake of the winter doldrums together!  This class is open to all levels of students who would like to kick their practice up a notch!  Fast paced flows, rockin music and some adventurous holdings sure to build heat, pump up energy and enliven our spirits!!  Please sign up as soon as possible.

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Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oils – Tuesday, February 11th at 730pm

  These classes have been filling up so please reserve as soon as possible.  Payment of $50 holds your spot.

Yoga this Week – December 8, 2013 – Note Change in Winter Solstice Celebration

**Note Winter Solstice Celebration date has changed to Wednesday, December 18th 7-9pm**
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Greetings Dear Yoga Students,
We all know that change is inevitable, but yet we still 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 the ocean of movement and that, inevitably, we are being led towards are true direction.
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 or cancel if your plans have changed)
 
HAPPENINGS

Annual Winter Solstice Celebration on Wednesday, December 18th at 7pm

All are welcome for Playful Yoga, Chanting, Intention Setting,  and Sangha

We will also create a group vision board creating a vision for our community and world,

(please bring a few images or statements to add to our board; you can find pictures in magazines, on-line or draw them yourself)

Refreshments will be served – Please RSVP – All are welcome!! 

Stay tuned for January  return of monthly Restorative Yoga and Yoga Jams….

A great way to begin 2014 is to spend the evening with Brian Miller  in our Yoga Room on Friday, January 17th to discuss his new book:

Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs that Impede you on Your Path to a Fulfilling Life

Join author and teacher Brian E. Miller as we unite ancient wisdom with modern science and psychology to explore and implement simple yet very powerful creation tools

that will give you the power to manifest the life you wish to experience.

Based on his latest book “Small Steps to Giant Leaps” Brian will discuss how we can use meditation and other simple, effective techniques to become the conscious creators of our lives. Are you ready to be the master of your destiny?

(Cost is $30 – Please reserve your spot)

Hope to see you in class this week.

Namaste

Amy

Yoga Jam – This Saturday – December 7th

Yoga Jam!

Saturday, December 7th

8-915am

Yoga with Amy's photo.

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.

Get ready to detox and make room for a joyful season ahead, lets shake off the darkness together.

This class will be intentionally challenging on all levels but open to all levels of yogis ready to take their practice to the next level.

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Class cards honored.  $12 walk in fee

Please reserve your spot!!

Jai!!

Amy

Yoga this Week – December 1, 2013

“Clay is molded into vessels and because of the space where there is nothing you can carry water.  Space is carved out from a wall and because of the place where there is nothing you can receive light. 
Be empty, and you will remain full…”
                                       Lao-Tsu
Greetings dear yoga students,
Are you having a good day?  If you are taking the time to read this email, chances are that you are having a “good” day.   It is very helpful to remember that at any given moment our entire world could be turned upside down and reality as we know it may vanish forever.  Examine how you define a “good” day.  Are you safe, healthy and of sound mind?  Is your perception clouded with some vision of what a good day is “supposed” to look like?     If something has disturbed your piece of mind, work at becoming empty.  Empty of the past, empty of expectations and empty of judgments.  In every moment, we have the opportunity to refine our minds, become present and open up to that grace that is always waiting to fill us up with its light.  We are vessels that are meant to channel the finest quality energy to ourselves and others, however, a channel needs to be clear in order for that energy to flow.  Empty, carve out space, clarify your thoughts and be open to this perfectly “good” day.
Classes this Week
Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning 930am with meditation to follow class
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am
Saturday Yoga Jam 8-915am
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)

Happenings

Yoga Jam – This Saturday Dec 7th at 8-9:15am – Come and flow in this fun, fast paced vinyasa class set to rockin’ music and fun sequences.  All levels welcome to experience this energetic approach to asana!  Please reserve your spot!

Annual Winter Solstice Celebration on Thursday, December 19th at 7pm

All are welcome for Playful Yoga, Chanting, Intention Setting and Sangha

Refreshments will be served – Please RSVP – All are welcome!! 

Namaste

Amy

Yoga this Week – November 24, 2013

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.  ~ Albert Schweitzer

Dear Yoga Students,

Much gratitude now and always to all of you who show up week after week to your yoga mat.  Whether you realize it or not, your presence in class not only lights your own flame but also supports others that practice beside you on their path.  Sometimes all we need is a spark to rekindle our flame; a smile, a kind work, a new idea, a sweet heartfelt hug.  Never underestimate the power a small gesture can create.  May you and yours enjoy the small moments, those precious times together when we express our gratitude for each other and all we have in our lives.

Yoga this Week

Monday Evening at 730pm

and

Tuesday Morning at 930am

Both classes this week will incorporate a Gratitude Meditation

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

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Happenings

TONIGHT!  ShaktiPath at Jewel in the Lotus from 6 to 8pm  Click on the link for more info on this fun and inspiring event!  www.ShaktiPath.net

YOGA JAM – December 7th – 8-915am- Get ready to detox your body and mind making room for your spirit to soar in this fun, flowing fast-paced vinyasa class set to rockin’ music!  This class will be intentionally challenging and is open to all levels ready to take their practice up a notch!  Minimum of four students required for class to fly!  Let’s make it happen, please sign up as soon as possible.

WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION – Save the date for December 29th, 7-9pm for a chance to connect as a Sangha, Chanting, Intention Setting, Community Vision Board Creating, Yoga Fun and Refreshments….please let me know if you intend on attending.  All are welcome!

Yoga this Week – November 17, 2013

**The road is all paved and ready so classes can   be held in our cozy, warm  yoga room; yay!***

“Without intention, all these postures, these breathing practices, meditations, and the like can become little more than ineffectual gestures. When animated by intention, however, the simplest movement, the briefest meditation, and the contents of one breath cycle are made potent.”

                                                                      Donna Farhi

 

Good Morning Dearest Yoga Students,

It feels wonderful to be wide awake on this glorious November morning.    Setting an intention can be extremely powerful, not only for your yoga practice but for your day, your week or your life.  With an intention set, our mind seems to calm down and we can rest in the fact that we know we are doing the right thing; that we are on course.

Whatever you are doing today, after reading this, stop for a moment or two and see if an intention for this day comes up for you.  It could be an intention to remain calm if difficulties are awaiting you.  It could be an intention to release judgement or cultivate joy inside yourself.  Whatever you wish for yourself, try setting an intention to cultivate that quality inside.  If you want to be happier, intend to be happy.  If you want more friends, intend to be friendly.  If you want more serenity, intend to act serene.  It may sound to simplistic, but it actually is.  With the full moon energy tonight,  you may want to go a step further and write your intention down to make it more concrete, the written word has much power.  As you move into your next task for the day after you read this whether you are going to do laundry, rake leaves, make breakfast for your family;  do it with an intention in your mind and notice what arises.  Live your life by design….try repeating the following mantra to keep you on your way:

“I am flowing down the river of my life, steering myself in the right direction”

 

Classes for this Week

Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation following class

Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

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

Happenings

 Sunday, November 24th at 6pm ShaktiPath returns to Jewel in the Lotus Wellness Center for a Live Music and Asana Class followed by a Kirtan.  This caps off their Bhagavad Gita Study Series – Join in for the Dharma talk that precedes ShaktiPath or just come for us!  www.ShaktiPath.net/events

Yoga Jam – December 7th – 8:00am

Get ready to detox your body and mind making room for your spirit to soar in this fun, flowing fast-paced vinyasa class set to rockin’ music!  This class will be intentionally challenging and is open to all levels ready to take their practice up a notch!  Minimum of four students required for class to fly!  Let’s make it happen, please sign up as soon as possible.

Amy

Yoga this Week – July 14, 2013 – Evening Beach Yoga

“We cannot teach people anything;
we can only help them discover it within themselves
                                     Galileo Galilei 
 
 
Dearest yoga students,
 
It is my intention,  as I guide you on this path of yoga,  is for you to deepen your connection to your own minds, bodies and spirits in an intimate way, so that you can trust the true teacher that lies within and let it lead you, without fear, to the inner garden of your soul.  
 
 
 
 
Classes for this Week
 
**Monday and Thursday Evening Beach Yoga at 730pm**
Weather  and Tide Permitting Evening classes will be held  down at Hallock Landing Beach for the summer  –
Please check your email or facebook page before heading to class
The tides and heat index looks questionable for tomorrow night so stay tuned, I will post location by 6pm
You can either meet me here between 7 and 715 or down at the beach for 730pm start – Be mindful of No Parking signs  
 
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Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow class
 
Friday MorningHealing Yoga at 930am
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Please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have changed.
 
 
Happenings
 

Still a few spots left for Yoga Darshana Center”s Restoration Retreat at Camp De Wolfe in Wading River in which I will be attending as well as leading a class.    This is a great way to experience the joys of a retreat experience right in your own backyard.   Click on the link to reserve your spot.  http://yogadarshanacenter.com/restorationretreat.html.  Stay for one day or overnight..all levels welcome.

The next Yoga Jam will be on Saturday, July 20th at 815am.  We need at least four students to sign up for the class to fly.  This class is open to adventurous yogis of all levels.  It is a free-flowing, fast-paced vinyasa class set to rockin’ music incorporating some group and/or partner flows.  Please let me know if you would like to reserve your spot to experience a joyful, fun practice that is sure to lift your energy to new heights.

Restorative Yoga, Acupuncture & Reiki with Essential Oils will be on Tuesday Evening, July 28 at 730-930pm.  Please reserve your spot as soon as possible as these sessions have been filling up fast.

For more information go to www.MyYogaWithAmy.com and click on the events page.

 
 
 
Hope to see you in class real soon.
 
Namaste
Amy

Amy Perri
Registered Yoga Teacher
631-839-0644
Yogawithamy@optonline.net
 

Yoga this Week – July 7, 2013

Yoga this Week - February 25, 2012

 

When you do yoga postures,
surrender to the moment,
be in the moment,
don`t worry about weather
you can touch your
toes or not,
just experience the process.

Then try to carry this attitude
into the rest of your day,
away from tension,
guilt and anxiety.

Experience is the door
to the here and now.

                    Amrit Kala

 Hari Om dearest yoga students, 

Non-attachment is one of the most difficult aspects of our practice to attain.  We attach ourselves to an ideal of what our life should look like, what our yoga practice should feel like, what our world should be like and then only create suffering when it does not measure up.  To truly be in the process,present to the here and now is a gift.   When we walk through that doorway, we feel the guilt, shame and anxiety, which have become like guests who have overstayed their welcome, slip away.  We all deserve to be free, we all deserve to experience joy and true joy and freedom is only found in one place:  the here and now…

If you plan on joining in for Beach Yoga, we will meet at my house and carpool down to Hallock Landing Beach  – Check Email or FB Page by 5pm to see if class will be on the beach or in our yoga room.  If you decide to drive down on your own, please be mindful of the “No Parking” Signs.  Contact me if you have any questions.  I hope to continue this beautiful tradition of taking our yoga outdoors and I appreciate your patience as we work out the details.  I promise you, it is worth it!!!

Yoga this Week

Monday Night Beach Yoga 715pm – Hallock Landing Beach –

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow

Thursday Evening at 730pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

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

 

Happenings

Still a few spots left for Yoga Darshana Center”s Restoration Retreat at Camp De Wolfe in Wading River in which I will be attending as well as leading a class.    This is a great way to experience the joys of a retreat experience right in your own backyard.   Click on the link to reserve your spot.  http://yogadarshanacenter.com/restorationretreat.html.  Stay for one day or overnight..all levels welcome.

The next Yoga Jam will be on Saturday, July 20th at 815am.  We need at least four students to sign up for the class to fly.  This class is open to adventurous yogis of all levels.  It is a free-flowing, fast-paced vinyasa class set to rockin’ music incorporating some group and/or partner flows.  Please let me know if you would like to reserve your spot to experience a joyful, fun practice that is sure to lift your energy to new heights.

Restorative Yoga, Acupuncture & Reiki with Essential Oils will be on Tuesday Evening, July 28 at 730-930pm.  Please reserve your spot as soon as possible as these sessions have been filling up fast.

For more information go to www.MyYogaWithAmy.com and click on the events page.

 

 

 

Yoga this Week – June 30, 2013

It is time. If you are to walk the path of heart, then it is time…”

If not now, when? If not me, who? To walk the path of the heart is a great honor. Every human has the choice to walk this path, but very few will decide to make it. Why? Well, because you can’t act and behave like everyone else behaves. You must be the person who will learn to look within. You must be the person who will be fully accountable for yourself. You must be the person who prays and meditates. You must be the person who will sacrifice. You must decide to be a Peaceful Warrior

–Nippawanock, ARAPAHOE

Greetings to all my Peaceful Warriors,

Hoping you all have enjoyed this wonderful summer weekend!  We will try for Sunset Yoga Classes on the beach – weather and tide permitting.   If you plan on joining in for Beach Yoga, we will meet at my house and carpool down to Hallock Landing Beach as I have a sticker to park in the lot – Check Email or FB Page by 5pm to see if class will be on the beach or in our yoga room.  If you decide to drive down on your own, please be mindful of the “No Parking” Signs.  Contact me if you have any questions.  I hope to continue this beautiful tradition of taking our yoga outdoors and I appreciate your patience as we work out the details.  I promise you, it is worth it!!!

Our freedom affords us a myriad of opportunities in our lives.   One of the most important ones is the opportunity to pursue any spiritual path we desire to explore in our own individual way. I express much gratitude to all of you for enabling me to bring yoga into your lives.  The freedom to teach yoga and bring the physical and spiritual disciplines to my students is a privilege that propels my spiritual path farther and wider than you will ever know.  Take a moment to say a prayer of gratitude to all those that fight for freedom in small and large ways and enjoy your life as it is today.

 

 

Yoga this Week

Monday Evening 715pm – Beach Yoga –  Weather Permitting

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow Class

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

**No Thursday night class – Happy Fourth**

Happenings

The next Yoga Jam will be on Saturday, July 20th at 815am.  We need at least four students to sign up for the class to fly.  This class is open to adventurous yogis of all levels.  It is a free-flowing, fast-paced vinyasa class set to rockin’ music incorporating some group and/or partner flows.  Please let me know if you would like to reserve your spot to experience a joyful, fun practice that is sure to lift your energy to new heights.

Restorative Yoga, Acupuncture & Reiki with Essential Oils will be on Tuesday Evening, July 28 at 730-930pm.  Please reserve your spot as soon as possible as these sessions have been filling up fast.

For more information go to www.MyYogaWithAmy.com and click on the Events Page.

Victory to our Spirits
and
Peace to All Beings…Jai!!!
Namaste
Amy
 

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