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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 –

Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

Sunday Morning Yoga and Kayaking Fundraiser Adventure – Click on the link for details –

(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…



Yoga this Week – June 15, 2014

cindi lee

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


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 and click on events to see details



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 – 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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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!!

Yoga and Hiking Retreat June 5-8 at Windham Mountain – Still some spots left…Who would like to take the adventure???

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…



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.

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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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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!!

Yoga and Hiking Retreat June 5-8 at Windham Mountain

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




Yoga This Week – April 20, 2014 – Happy Easter

dancer in flowers

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.


Greetings Dearest Yoga Students,

Peace to you on this glorious, sweet tasting day.  Feel the rejuvenation of the earth enter your spirit.  Allow your senses to delight in the colors, smells and atmosphere of spring!!!  Take each moment as it comes, accepting your fate, whether difficult or easy, as your pathway to peace.

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Classes for this Week

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to Follow

Wednesday Evening at 730pm

Friday Morning Healing/Gentle Yoga at 930am

Saturday is the Yoga Darshana Spring Renewal Retreat!  Looking forward to retreating, playing, and chanting with you all!!

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


Watch for your North Shore Public Library May/June Newsletter as I will be playing and singing behind a gentle flow yoga class led by Linda Lindaman on Friday evening, May 30th.  Sign up is open to non-cardholders starting on May 3rd.  More details to come…..

Thursday, June 5 at 6:00pm
Windham Retreat Center, Windham NY
Led by Brian Miller and the group at Mind Body Adventures
Consider joining my for this special 4 day/3night escape into the mountains of Windham!  Benjamin Craig and I will be co-facilitating our Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oil sessions during the weekend which also includes hiking, meditation, Sangha and more.  Click on the link for more information.
Keep your eye out for the date for our Yoga and Kayaking trip in Setauket in June!!  Yay

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Yoga this Week – September 22, 2013 – Thurs Nite Class 6pm this week only

“Strength does not come from physical capacity.  It comes from an indomitable will.”  
―     Mahatma Gandhi

Greetings Dear Yoga Students,

Welcome to Fall!!

We had such a wonderful time yesterday gliding across the Harbor to our sweet little island nestled in between Setauket Harbor and the Long Island Sound.  The air was warm, the sun was playing peek a boo and hearts were connected.  Taking our yoga out into nature is so invigorating and transformative.  We are connected, like the Global Mala that took place yesterday connecting yoga communities all over the world, to nature in all its forms.  We learned an important lesson during our paddle as well;  That nature is not to be taken for granted in any capacity.  The wind and waves were kicking up on our way back and we had to use our Kali Power to get us home.  It was exhilarating, at times difficult,  but worth every effort.  Our journey across the water reminded me that sometimes the way is easy and we can glide carefree through the waters of our life, however, it is in the times when we must paddle into the wind, against the flow, or into great resistance that we find the true sense of power that lies within us at all times.    Special thanks to Debbi and Bob, for keeping our kayaking crew safe and accounted for.  Jai, Jai, Jai!!  Victory!


You are one thing only. You are a Divine Being. An all-powerful Creator. You are a Deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was.”  
―     Anthon St. Maarten


Yoga this Week

Monday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow class

(Some of us were expressing an interested to do a possible short hike in a beautiful trail in Wading River after class on Tuesday morning if the weather is cooperative.  If you are interested in walking after class, bring sneakers and maybe a snack)

Thursday Evening at 6pm

(Time change just for this week – I will only hold this class if I get three or more to sign up)

Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

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



October 5th, ShaktiPath will be at Yogaholic in Center Moriches for Live Music and Asana Class click on the link more info or to sign up!

Taking Reservations for our next Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture Session with Benjamin Craig on Tuesday,  October 22nd at 730pm

Payment of $50 is required to hold your spot.

Looking forward into falling in love with Fall with you all!!

Namo Namaha

A deep bow to you all for the great energy you bring to me,  this community and the world!!


Kayaking and Yoga Paddle – Tomorrow Morning Schedule and Info

Date:    Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Time:   10am to approximately 1pm

Where:  Shore Road Dock off Main Street in Setauket

Fee:       $15 for yoga class

Bring:   Your lunch, drinks, towel, and mat  (and Life Vest if you are bringing your own kayak

(The Rental Facility – Setauket Harbor Kayak and Canoe Rental will open up at 930am especially for us – $52 for a Double and $47 for a Single)

See Schedule for the Day Below

Setauket Harbor Here We Come!!  We are blessed to have received a wonderful weather report for tomorrow morning’s adventure.  Our Yoga Paddle (which is kayaking, canoeing or rowing, NOT STAND UP paddle boarding, there has been some confusion on that minor detail) happens to fall on two very auspicious events.  It is the Autumnal Equinox (Day and Night are equal in length and the first day of Fall) and the Global Mala for Peace (which honors the International Day of Peace by creating a Yoga Mala (chain) around the world in which yoga communities across the globe will be practicing sun salutations to send out the energy of peace to all beings everywhere.  There is going to be great energy surrounding our event and I am so excited to be able to lead you through a practice knowing we are joining in with yoga communities everywhere.


The Setauket Harbor Kayak and Canoe Rental will open its doors at 930am especially for us so that those of you who are renting can rent and paddle over to the beach by the dock before the start of our pre-paddle stretch at 10am.  Below is the schedule (subject to flexibility) for the morning.


Yoga Paddle Schedule

Please try to arrive at 930am  to park, unload, prepare  –

The rental facility opens at 930am

930am –  – Arrive and unload

(If you are renting, rent your boat, they are opening at 930am to accommodate us, and paddle north to the beach by dock.

10 am – Pre-paddle Centering Stretch and Intention Setting

1015 – Board Kayaks – Paddle across Harbor to Island

1100– Yoga Class & Meditation

1210 – Sangha – Snack

1230 – Paddle Back to Dock

Should be back to dock by 1 or 115pm

(Subject to Yogic Flexibility)

Yoga this Week – Thurs Eve Class switched to Wed for this week only!


True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new!

 Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Greetings dear yoga students,

One of my beloved teachers, Rolf Gates, once said to us, “Don’t allow your duties to become your burdens”.  This saying has always stuck with me.  Within the daily round of doing, taking care of, maintaining and getting things done, we can sometimes feel very burdened.  While completing our yearly ritual today of making and jarring up our tomato sauce, this quote hovered over me like the fine sunshine that was streaming down from the sky.  “Don’t allow your duties to become your burdens”.  The hard work we put in today pleasures us all year long; when we open a jar in mid-winter, when we give some to someone having hard times or when we simply share a meal with family and friends.  Doing something once a year creates a specialness, an excitement and my husband and I usually feel a “zest in creating” it (until right about now, when we are ready to collapse).  But, it is in our daily duties that we also need to find that joy for a job well done  .  Whatever your  duties consist of this week, try to look at them with a fresh attitude.  If your duties are really become your burdens, try to change the way you do them, creating an atmosphere that promotes happiness or give yourself a special reward for completing the task.  If your duties still seem heavy to carry, simply look back at the end of the week and find true happiness knowing your deeds were well done to the best of your ability with an intention of love and service for all.

The reward of a thing well done, is having done it.



Classes for this Week


Monday and Wednesday Evening at 730pm

(Thursday changed to Wednesday this week only)


Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to Follow


Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

(Please make sure you sign up for class or cancel if your plans have changed)



Yoga Darshana Restoration Retreat is this coming weekend – There are still a few spots left.  An added bonus is that ShaktiPath will be leading the Kirtan o Saturday Night.  Click on our link to access more information.


Our Yoga Paddle is scheduled for next Saturday, September 21st at 10am in Setauket Harbor – Details will go out next week – Click on the link for more information.

I will be leading a teacher training on Vinyasa Yoga again at the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon  The training begins September 18th.  My section is in November.  You can sign up for one section or the entire training.  Here is the link if anyone is interested.

Keep an eye out for ShaktiPath events coming this fall – the first one is October 5th at Yogaholic in Center Moriches 2-4 Live Music and Asana Class.  Click on the link for more info.

Hope to see you all soon,


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Beach Yoga Fundraiser and Yoga Paddle Events


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 yoga and sunrise

Join me as we greet the new day with our Beach Yoga  Fundraiser – All Proceeds to benefit the Invited Inn Soup Kitchen

Sunday, August 25th at 8am

Cedar Beach, Harbor Beach Road, Mount Sinai

West Parking lot (the lot just before the dock)

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This will be an all levels class with all proceeds going to the Invited Inn Soup Kitchen at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rocky Point.

Please note that there is a fee to get into beach if you do not have a Brookhaven Town Sticker.   Gate opens at 730am so if you get there before the gate opens, you will be safe.  If you do not have a sticker and would like to carpool, contact me directly.

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 Suggested Donation is $10 per person,

All Ages and Levels Welcome.

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Hope to see you there!!  Contact Amy at or call 839-0644


Yoga  Paddle – September 7th at 10am



Paddle your  way through beautiful Setauket Harbor to an Island on the Sound for a yoga practice in nature’s studio and experience the North Shore at its finest.  Join us on September 7th as we greet the day on the dock with a little pre-paddle stretch and intention setting.  We will proceed to board our kayaks, canoes or row boats and paddle to the island where we will have an asana class and meditation.  After class,  we will enjoy our lunches and snacks, take a swim, a walk or simply relax  on the shore before we paddle back to the dock.  (The paddle  itself will take approximately 30 minutes each way to and from the island)

Date:    Saturday, September 7, 2013 (Rain Date September 21st)

Time:   10am to approximately 1pm

Where:  Shore Road Dock off Main Street in Setauket

Fee:       $15 for  class

Bring:   Your lunch, drinks, towel, and mat  and Life Vest

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There is a kayak rental facility at the dock where we will be launching from if you would  like to rent for the morning.   Setauket Harbor Canoes and Kayaks @751-2706.

Weather Permitting. of course.  Please rsvp by August 31st.    All levels of paddlers and yoga students are welcome to attend.

Amy Perri, ERYT500


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Yoga this Week – August 11, 2013

“Amazing isn’t it how some people see the basket half empty and others see it half full.  Some see life hopeless; others hopeful.  Even when things are less than perfect, if you can think of the good, the beautiful, the hopeful, you’ll be more than sustained–you’ll conquer
 Greetings dear. beautiful yoga students,
Remind yourself today that negative thinking will never be productive.  When you find your mind turning to those dark places, take control and change your perspective on whatever situation is baffling you at the time.  Think upon whatever is true, beautiful and right about what surrounds you.  Experiment with this and put it into practice in small ways.  If your day is going less than perfect, re-frame it in your mind.  Our minds have the power to create and bring into fruition whatever it rests upon.  Allow your mind to rest upon what it truly wonderful in your life right now….put it into practice and try to enjoy being a learner.  You may just find that by focusing on the positive,  the peace and joy of the divine spirit that lives in all things will be close at hand supporting, and guiding your day.
Classes for this Week
Monday Evening Sunset Yoga down at Hallock Landing Beach with a 7pm start.  There may be very  few sunset beach classes left as the sun is setting earlier and earlier.
Carpe Diem – Seize this Day! If you would like to experience a sunset beach class.  Email me directly at for directions.
Don’t forget to check your messages before you head out in case the weather changes..
Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow class
Thursday Evening will be in Yoga Room at 730pm as the tides will be high…
Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
Thank you to all of you who turned out for the Mini Yoga Retreat at the Library.  It was a wonderful experience to bring all the many aspects of yoga to you all!

Sunday, August 25th – Beach Yoga Fundraiser – Cedar Beach West Parking Lot – 8am


Yoga Paddle – September 7th at 10am departing from Setauket Harbor  – Details to follow

The Yoga Darshana Center has one bed left for their September 14th Restoration Retreat in Baiting Hollow.  Check out the schedule, its going to be wonderful.


Enjoy these savory days of August,

Sat Nam