Category Archives: Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga This Week – April 20, 2014 – Happy Easter

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

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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)

Happenings

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 – March 9, 2014

“The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are the moments when we touch one another.” ~ Jack Kornfield

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Greetings Dearest Yoga Students,

Hoping this email finds you well and enjoying this first day of extended light.  Energy, renewal and rejuvenation is in the air.  Snow is melting, days are longer and winter is surely drawing to a close (we hope).  Take time in each day to ponder those things that matter most in your life:   The everlasting possessions of the heart.  Scan back through your memory bank and notice the times that stand apart.  Notice the feeling tone of times when you made a true connection with another human being, whether it be through a loving encounter, being that shoulder to cry on or being the one doing the crying.  It may be times when you  simply felt deeply connected on a level that could not be expressed with words.  We are meant to connect, to engage and help each other in this lifetime.  It may be something as small as a smile in passing, a heart felt phone call or a visit to a friend in need.  Don’t hesitate to connect.  Listen to your heart, trust your hunches and allow the small acts of kindness to give your life purpose, happiness and meaning.

surya-namaskar

Classes this Week

Monday and Thursday Evening at 73opm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow class

Friday Morning Gentle/Healing Yoga 930am

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

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Happenings

April 12th at both the 9am and 11am classes at Peconic River Yoga in Aquebogue, I will again be providing musical chanting with Kate, Director of PRY leading asana.  The studio is a wonderful place to practice and its a beautiful ride out to the North Fork.   , Click on the link to sign up.  Regular Class Fees apply

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Yoga Darshana Spring Renewal Retreat is rapidly filling up.  So pleased to hear that a few of us have signed up already.  Don’ miss your opportunity to have a wonderful retreat experience in your own backyard.  The setting at Camp DeWolfe in Wading River is stunning.  I will be teaching an afternoon Vinyasa flow class as well as leading the Saturday night Devotional Chanting Kirtan, aside from that, I will be on retreat with you all!!  Here is the link, don’t delay…

http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/Springrenewalretreat.html

Once again I am teaching the Vinyasa Section of Yoga Darshana’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.  Click on the link to sign up…

http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/200hour.html

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.
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Om Mani Padme Hum
Shanti, Shanti Shanti, Om!!
Namaste
Amy

Yoga this Week – February 23, 2014

If we go with the river, the energy of a thousand mountain streams will be with us, filling our hearts with courage and enthusiasm
. If we resist the river, we will feel ranked and tired as we tread water in the same place”.

Elizabeth Lesser

Greetings dearest yoga students,

Hoping this email finds you enjoying sunshine!  Allow yourself to flow with life today.  Let go of your perceived control and try to be okay with the uncertainty that this human life is destined to experience.  Remember that the goal in life is not to achieve some kind of concrete guarantee of future outcomes,  but think of it as more of a journey  towards a relaxed attitude toward the truth;  that we really never know what the future will hold.  Pema Chodron tells us that “a real cause of suffering is not being able to tolerate uncertainly – and thinking that it’s perfectly sane, perfectly normal, to deny the fundamental groundlessness of being human”.    This “groundlessness” does not have to have a negative connotation or be something to fear.  We can walk each day with faith, do the next right thing that is in front of us and relax into the mystery.  Our life may unfold to surpass our wildest dreams if we just dare to let go of the shore and flow down that river.  It is in this forward flow that; “The energy of a thousand mountain streams will be with us, filling our hearts with courage and enthusiasm” allowing us to truly enjoy and be present for the scenery of this special day.

Yoga this Week

Monday and Thursday Evenings at 730pm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow

Gentle/Healing Yoga Friday Morning at 930am

(Please sign up for class or cancel if your plans have changed

Happenings

Saturdays in March I will be teaching a mixed level Hatha Yoga Class at the North Shore Public Library from 10-11am.  Sign ups begin for cardholders on March 1st

March 9th join me at Jewel of the Lotus in West Islip for Live Musical Chanting and Gentle Dharma Flow Class

Spring is almost here!  Come celebrate the coming of light and flow in an asana class infused with live musical Chanting.  Discover how the elements of music and yoga come together with Charlotte leading a gentle Dharma flow serenaded by Amy Perri on harmonium.   A beautiful vibrational experience joining breath, movement, music and spirit!  https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

A Jewel In the Lotus @ 316-9871 or www.AJewelintheLotus.com

Yoga Darshana Spring Renewal Retreat is rapidly filling up.  So pleased to hear that a few of us have signed up already.  Don’ miss your opportunity to have a wonderful retreat experience in your own backyard.  The setting at Camp DeWolfe in Wading River is stunning.  I will be teaching an afternoon Vinyasa flow class as well as leading the Saturday night Devotional Chanting Kirtan, aside from that, I will be on retreat with you all!!  Here is the link, don’t delay…

http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/Springrenewalretreat.html

Once again I am teaching the Vinyasa Section of Yoga Darshana’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.  Click on the link to sign up…

http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/200hour.html

Namaste

Amy

Yoga this Week – Some temporary changes – Please read!

**MORNING YOGA WILL BE HELD AT AN ALTERNATE LOCATION FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS **  CONTACT ME DIRECTLY FOR DETAILS…**.NO MONDAY EVENING OR FRIDAY MORNING CLASSES THIS WEEK**

 

Greetings dearest Yoga Students

Hope this email finds you well.  As you all must know by now, chanting is one of the most enjoyable parts of my practice.  It engages all parts of the self; body, mind and spirit.  Chanting and singing with ShaktiPath a good part of this weekend has left me today with a resonance of peace, joy and unexpected energy. It was such a pleasure to see familiar as well as new faces connecting to the power of music and chant.   Much gratitude for your support.  Many more chances in the near future to join in.

 

Tuning into vibrational energy has a meditative quality that connects you to others and yourself on a very deep level; a level that must be experienced to understand. Our physical yoga practice has this amazing quality as well.  As we move through the confines of our bodies on an energetic level we go into a deeper level of ourselves; we begin to experience the boundless, eternal light vibration that we are.  Be present to this vibrational energy as you walk through your days.  Feel it in your voice, in the wind, in another’s eyes and connect with compassion to all the beauty that is available to you in the small and not so obvious places.

Classes for this Week

Monday Evening Cancelled this Week

Tuesday Morning at 930

Due to the RP Paving Project class will be at an Alternate Location – Check your emails or contact me for directions

Thursday Evening at 730pm

Friday Morning Class is Cancelled this Week

(Please sign up for class as usual or let me know if your plans have changed)

Regular schedule resumes next week with morning classes held at the alternate location.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Happenings

I will be teaching a Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon beginning the Wednesday

Yoga Teachers can gain 12 CEUs for this training or any students interested in learning more about teaching are also welcome to attend.    Contact me for more information or www.YogaDarshanaCenter.com

May the spirit and vibration of the wind carry you home to yourself!

Namaste

Amy

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!

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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

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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)

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Happenings

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!

www.ShaktiPath.net

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!!

Amy

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

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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.

Emerson

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Classes for this Week

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Monday and Wednesday Evening at 730pm

(Thursday changed to Wednesday this week only)

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Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to Follow

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Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

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

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Happenings

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.  http://www.shaktipath.net/index.html

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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.https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

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.  http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/200hour.html

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.  http://www.shaktipath.net/index.html

Hope to see you all soon,

Namaste

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Amy

Yoga this Week – March 3, 2013

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.

Elisabeth Kubler Ross

The Third Chakra – Manipura – Jewel of the Navel

  • Color – yellow
  • Physical Location – solar plexus
  • Purposes – mental understanding of emotional life
  • Spiritual Lesson – acceptance of your place in the life stream. (self-love)
  • Mental and Emotional Issues – self esteem, fear of rejection, oversensitivity to criticism, self-image fears, fears of our secrets being found out, indecisiveness
  • Information Stored Inside Sacral Chakra– personal power, personality, consciousness of self within the universe (sense of belonging), knowing
  • Seed Sound – RAM

      Greetings dearest yoga students,

This week’s study takes us to the third chakra located in our solar plexus, the Manipura.  This chakra is deeply associated with the relationship you have with yourself.  It deals with self-esteem, personal power, knowing who you are and trusting in your intuition or “gut feeling” to guide you into manifesting your desires and dreams.   How we feel about ourselves determines the quality of our life and how successful we will be in our relationships, our work and our own capacity for self healing.  A balanced third chakra will guide us to our own unique gifts and the work that both gives you pleasure and supports those around you.

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.

Louisa May Alcott

Carolyn Myss describes an element of the Third Chakra in her book Anatomy of the Spirit  as “While we measure our own success in terms of our personal comfort and security, the universe measures our success by how much we have learned”.    The Manipura Chakra is associated with the element of fire, and is meant to transform and challenge us to find our inner strength and connection to our individual higher power when dealing with the world in which we live.  The color yellow, like the sun,  is also associated with warmth and healing.  When we truly find our own personal power, although it will likely take us to new cycles of learning and challenges, it creates a beautiful inner strength that both supports us and nurtures us from the inside.  Fuel your inner fire by repeating the mantra, “RAM” as your read the words below  connecting to that area below your rib cage an around your navel, the Manipura.

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Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

Anais Nin

Yoga this Week

Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with 11am Meditation to follow

Wednesday 11am – Therapeautic Yoga – This session is full and required prior registration

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

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

Happenings

Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture for this Wednesday, March 6th has only one spot left.  Even if you have experienced this healing session before, each time you receive the treatment, you will continue to receive many benefits that address where you are in your life at present. This session is beginner friendly. No prior yoga experience is necessary. https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

ShaktiPath Kirtan – March 10th – 530-730pm at the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon.  Come bring your beautiful energy and chant with us!!! Click on the link to pre-register http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/shaktipath.html

**Yoga Jam Saturday March 16th 8-930am**This class will be intentionally challenging on all levels. 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.  Class Cards will be honored – $12 Walk In Fee – Currently three spots left.

Restorative Friday Yoga will be on March 22nd – $15 for session/$12 for Seniors – Currently four spots left.

(Please sign up for the monthly workshops at your earliest convenience)

Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.

Janis Joplin

Love, peace and yoga,

Amy

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Perri RYT500 Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr 631-839-0644 http://www.MyYogaWithAmy.com