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Yoga this Week – October 10, 2016

The important thing is to be awake now, to feel the transparency, to feel the universal shining through the individual, and then to allow life to express itself though us.

                 Rolf Gates

Set aside some time to  sit silently and connect to your breath.  Close your eyes and begin listening to sounds around you.  Allow the air of your breath to pass through you with clarity.   Let go of your need to control your outer circumstances, feel the fluidity and transparency of life.  We are not solid; we are light, joy, love and bliss anytime we make the decision to connect to that universal energy and allow “life to express itself through us”.

Yoga this Week

Monday Maryhaven Yoga in Port Jeff Location 515pm

Tuesday Morning Yoga with Meditation 930am in Yoga Room

Wednesday Evening Yoga 715pm in Yoga Room

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am in Yoga Room

Friday Afternoon Yoga 4:45pm at Mindful Turtle in Setauket

(Please reserve your spot for Yoga Room Classes or cancel if your plans have changed)



Click on Events Tab for Details

October 22nd Yoga Hike in Port Jefferson on the Greenway Trail 11-1pm

October 27th – Rest Yoga & Acupuncture with Reiki and Ess Oils 7-9pm – Only One Spot Open at this Time!

November 12th  Music, Mantra & Asana – Tuning in to Vibration & Intention 1-4pm

Yoga This Week – November 23, 2015

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Much Love and Gratitude to all of you who continue to practice here.  We are not only yoga students that come together to practice, we are a community of like-minded individuals raising vibrations collectively to lift the energies within our community and the larger world.     I am truly humbled to be able to bring you this ancient practice in my home in the traditional way it was taught many thousands of years ago!  Much   gratitude to  all who find their way to our yoga room, sangha and into my heart.   Shanti, shanti, shanti!  Ooooommmmmm

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Happy Thanksgiving!!   There will only be Tuesday Morning Yoga this Week.  Try not to skip your practice.  Regular Schedule resumes next week.

Tuesday Morning Yoga at 930am will incorporate savasana with Reiki Energy and Essential Oils (if desired) and  a gratitude meditation.  Please bring a journal to capture your meditation insights if you like. 


I will be dropping off Our Food Pantry Bin collection Tuesday Afternoon, if you would like to contribute, It is much appreciated!!

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Win a 60 Minute Private Session

Put your name in the box everytime you come to class and be in the running for a 60 minute private lesson for you or someone you love.  The busy season ahead causes many of us to skip our self-care practices (like yoga)!  Why not make a commitment to take care of yourself this holiday season and be the best you can be.  The more times you make it to class and your name goes in the box the more chance you have to win.  The hour session can be used in any way you like; reiki, restorative, Vinyasa, meditation, essential oils, etc.  Winner will be drawn mid January


Bring a friend to Yoga and receive a Lavender Oil Roll to Go!

I am now blending essential oils for your pleasure outside the yoga room.  Many of you have asked me about the blends I commonly give out during savasana, click on the link on my website for details on the blends.  Sample them when you come to class!


Yoga Jam!  Saturday Morning, December 5th at 8:30 to 945am

Yoga Jam is a fun, Vinyasa flow incorporating energetic music, detoxing pranayama and an engaging sequence sure to leave you energized and uplifted. All levels welcome.  We need at minimum of students to sign up for this class to fly!  Sign up, its a blast and a great way to start the day.


Yoga with Live Music Fundraiser, Saturday,  December 12th 10am

North Shore Youth Council in Rocky Point.  Join me as we help the NSYC raise scholarship funds for local high school students getting ready for college.  $10 per person, all levels and ages welcome!


Save the Date for our Winter Solstice Celebration, Monday, December 21st at 7pm!  


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Yoga this Week – January 12, 2015

No Class this Monday Evening – Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

hari om tat sat rock

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Greetings dear yoga students,

Hoping this email finds you well and enjoying the receptive energy of this winter season.  I love the term “disciplined nonconformists” that MLK so eloquently states are the “Hope of a secure and livable world”.      A life of discipline (Tapas in yogic terms) affords us the freedom to operate from our higher selves, confident even when we are going against cultural norms. When we hear our inner calling, it takes persistence and faith to have the courage to follow through with what we hear, even if those around us might raise an eyebrow or fear we are going in the wrong direction.  Be still, listen, be disciplined in your practices of ethical living in body, mind and spirit,  which is what yoga practice is all about.  Yoga is to become pure in all facets of our lives so we can act from that place of calm abiding, wisdom and love.  Yoga literally means to yoke, to be self controlled, to be disciplined so we can be the ones that  dare to step out into the light;  for the hope of a secure and livable world lies within us.

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Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow class

Wednesday Evening at 7:15pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

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

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Workshops & Events

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This Thursday, January 22nd is our Vision Board Workshop – Please let me know if you want to join us for this fun and inspiring evening.  Click on the link above for details

Wednesday Evening, February 4th at 7-9pm Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oils currently has one spot open

Click the above link for details

Partner Yoga Special Class coming in February, the month of connection and love.

Partner can be a friend, lover or acquaintance.  You don’t even need a partner to attend.  Date to be announced.

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Shanti, Shanti, Shanti!



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


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!

A Jewel In the Lotus @ 316-9871 or

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…

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



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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Yoga this Week – March 10, 2013

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller


The Anahata Chakra – Heart Center

Location – Center of the chest (heart), love Color – Green   Element – Air

Energy – Consciousness Sense – Touch    Mantra – YAM Statement – “I want to give and receive love”

Functions – Anchors the life-force from the Higher Self. Energizes the blood and physical body with the life-force, blood circulation

Glands/Organs – Heart, thymus glad, circulatory system, arms, hands, lungs

Qualities – Divine/unconditional love, forgiveness, compassion, understanding, balance, group consciousness, oneness with life, acceptance, peace, openness, harmony, contentment

Negative Qualities – Repression of love, emotional instability, out of balance, heart problems, circulation problems

“Love is not something that is attached to an object. Love is a state of being in harmony with oneself”
Anodea Judith
Greetings dearest Yoga Students,
The Anahata Chakra is the point of transition between the lower grounding, earthly chakras to the higher, more spiritually based chakras in the upper body.  The stability of the root, the mobility of the sacrum and the power at the solar plexus tranform at the heart to achieve higher goals; goals that come from the heart.  The heart chakra focuses on being in a state of acceptance of life which radiates peace, kindness and compassion internally and externally to ourselves and those around us.  When the heart chakra is open and balanced we break through our ego’s limitations and feel a connectedness to all beings.  You choose to see the good and beautiful around you and feel a strong connection to the divine presence in yourself as gratitude is a common result of an open heart.
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
Lao Tzu
The heart chakra is your most vulnerable place.  When we are hurt in life or love, our first instinct is to build protective walls around ourselves in fear of being hurt again.  These walls, however, only cut us off from the very energy we long for which begins with self-love.  In order to receive or express true compassion and unconditional love, we must first open our heart to ourselves.  Then this beautiful, abundance energy can flow freely, just as the physical heart pumps life giving blood throughout our system, and then receives it back again; the infinite source of compassion, forgiveness and joy that is stored in the recesses of our heart can radiate throughout our lives,  flowing within us, to those around us and then back again.  The  Anahata Chakra holds the ultimate, most powerful healing energy there is on earth and beyond:  Love, Compassion, Forgiveness, Kindness and Joy.
The Heart Chakra is deeply associated with Nature and the element of Air, so enjoying this beautiful  day, try taking some time in the outdoors and recite the following mantra to connect with your own heart center:
I am an open channel for divine love
I open my heart and share it with others
I love who I am and embrace the world as it is
Yoga this Week
Monday and Thursday 730-9pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with 11am meditation to follow class
Wednesday – 11am – Therapeutic Yoga – Pre-registration was required
Friday Morning 930am
Saturday Morning 8am – Yoga Jam
(Please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have changed)
Adventures in Yoga

This Afternoon!!  Come celebrate the return of light…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 or just walk in!

Rescheduled Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture for this Wednesday, March 13th is currently full. If you are signed up for this event, please let me know asap if your plans change as there is a wait list. Thank You!!

**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 –  Class is currently full, if you are signed up, please let me know if your plans change as there is a wait list for this one as well…

Restorative Friday Yoga will be on March 22nd – $15 for session/$12 for Seniors – Currently one spot left

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

Where there is Love, there is Life”  Gandhi
Amy Perri RYT500 Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr 631-839-0644


“What’s Done is Done”
Greetings Dearest Yoga Students,
Do not allow yourself to get stuck in the past.  What has happened is already gone.  Like the wake of a boat, it is behind you and does not have to define or determine the direction you will take.  Let go and allow what has happened to shape your future on its own.  Everything that has happened has led you to this moment.    You cannot change the past, you can look and learn but in the end you must let go and set your sights on the future.  Although the future is there wide open for anyone to change, we have a tendency to hang on to the unfulfilling wish to change the past and live with the mantra, “If only”… this simply is wasted energy.  What’s done is done…. direct your energy to the future: meditate the present,  make plans, set intentions, transform your intentions into actions and let go of anything holding you back from creating the life you were meant to live.
Classes for this Week
Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to Follow Class
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am
Saturday YOGA JAM (Intermediate fast paced vinyasa) 8-930am
(currently has one or two spots left)
(please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have changed)
A Reminder that the food pantry bin is always here awaiting your donations.  The pantry at the Mount Sinai Congregational Church is so incredibly thankful for all of our donations and wanted me to express their gratitude to you all!!  Try to remember to grab one small item everytime you grab your mat and come to class as an offering to your community.  Thank you!!!

ShaktiPath Kirtan Food Drive at the Mastic Moriches Shirley Library Feb 9th 1:30PM – 3:30PM Registration is open to all – you do not have to be a card holder and this event is FREE with a food pantry donation – Call to register 399-1511 Ext 240

Special Event – FLOGA- At the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon Sunday, February 10th / 3:30 pm 5:00 pm
Heart Opening, gentle flow class led by me accompanied by the music of native american bamboo flute player Walter Perizac Click on the link for more information
Sat Nam
Hope to see you all soon


Amy Perri RYT500 Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr