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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 – 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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Events-Workshops-Adventures

Click on this link for details:  https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

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

http://www.LIYoga.org

 

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!!!

surya-namaskar

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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HAPPENINGS

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

Contact .http://rockypointufsd.org/NewsAssets/23992/Spring_2015.pdf

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 – June 22, 2014

  anjali mudra in lotus 

“Yoga helps us to remember again and again what we have forgotten…

that our bodies, our minds and our lives are pliable, changeable and capable of creating any experience we choose to create.”

                                                                                             

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If you are feeling stuck, stagnant or blocked at this time, please try and remember that even in the “down” times, we are still moving forward.  It is imperative, however,  that during dormancy we try and trust that the abundance of the universe is on its way; we are most likely being prepared for something much greater, much more expansive than our limited minds can understand.  Even when we are not sure of our next step, all we need do is stumble forward in faith, in perseverance and in the knowing that at any given moment we have the opportunity to make the necessary changes in our lives toward health, well being and happiness.  Allow your yoga practice to be a beautiful reminder of just how moldable our bodies, minds and spirits can become one compassionate,  patient, focused moment at a time.

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Classes for this week

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Evening at 715pm on the Beach  – Click on the link for details – https://myyogawithamy.com/beach-yoga-at-nsbpoas-beech-road-beach/

Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

Sunday Morning Yoga and Kayaking Fundraiser Adventure – Click on the link for details – https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

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

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The beach yoga class was a beautiful experience and so wonderful to see many new faces coming out to practice on our amazing shoreline.  Any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me anytime.  Jai to Summer!  Its finally here, lets enjoy every moment…

Shanti

Amy

Yoga this Week – June 15, 2014

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Every time we come into the present moment we unlock our ideas about what our life should look like.  Yoga helps us realize the unlimited potential that is inherent in every moment..  It shapes the way we feel about ourselves, our world and our dreams.  When we experience the radiance of our bodies, the power of our breath and the qualities of a calm mind, a long hidden truth comes floating to the service; that we are more than the sometimes limited labels we place on ourselves.  We remember again what we have forgotten, that we are more than our bodies, more than our thoughts, more than even this limited time we are encapsulated in called our life.  When we realize this truth again and again, we can give ourselves permission to dream dreams, discover new passions and then cultivate the trust and strength to materialize our desires.  So allow your yoga to be more than achieving some outward expression of physical form, allow YOUR yoga to unlock the inner flexibility of your minds so your life can soar beyond your wildest dreams.

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Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Guided Meditation

Wednesday Evening at 730pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

Sunday Morning BEACH YOGA at 845am on NSBPOA’s Beech Road Beach

Make sure you check the website or facebook pages prior to any beach yoga classes for any cancellations!

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

Relay for Life 2011

Happenings

Mind over Madness Summer Solstice in Times Square NYC

Saturday, June 21st in Manhattan – Let me know if you received a ticket and would like to join our group

Kayaking and Yoga Adventure & Fundraiser June 29th in Setauket

go to http://www.MyYogaWithAmy.com and click on events to see details

Shanti!!

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

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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.

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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

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“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.

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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

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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