Category Archives: Yoga

Yoga this Week – January 6, 2019

 

Happy New Year dear Yoga Students,

We had a wonderful time at the Kirtan last Friday night and I was amazed how free and happy I felt the next day!  The energy has stayed with me all weekend.  I was particularly taken with the moment we chanted to “our struggles” during Hari Om Tat Sat which translates as we bow to the truth of all that is sacred.  Our struggles are part of our sacred path.  Just like moving into the darkness from Autumn Equinox to Winter Solstice, it is part of the sacred cycle of our lives to move in and out and forward and back again.  Hopefully we learn to grow,  to leave behind what doesn’t serve us, take with us the lessons and honor the journey.  Here we are, beautiful yogi’s, at the start of a brand new year.  May you all and all beings find peace within your darkness and may we all honor the ever increasing light together as we travel this life together.

 

Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation following class

Wednesday Evening at 715pm

Friday Morning Healing/Gentle  Yoga at 930am

Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed

Workshops & Events

January 22nd – Synergy Session 645pm

February 1st – Kirtan Concert 7pm

February 5th – Reiki Healing Circle

2019 Brings Fun and Adventure!

Greetings and Happy Happy 2019!  Consider Joining me at any or all the following events!  

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Kirtan Chanting & Live Music TONIGHT at 7pm

Held at the North Shore Public Library!  FREE for all, call to register 631-929-4488 or just walk in and join us.  Love to have you.

 

Yoga Detox Special Class this SUNDAY at 9am

Held right here in our yoga room.  Come and do some special yogic kriyas (cleansing techniques), twisting postures and clearing meditation.  Great way to begin the new week and year!  This special class needs at least 4 students to rsvp before Saturday night  to run.  Let me know if you would like to come.  $15 walk in or use your class card.

 

Synergy Session Tuesday January 22nd at 645pm.  Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils

Please reserve your spot.  $60 prepayment required for this special session that is sure to prepare you for the Winter Months ahead by boosting your immune system, releasing negative energy and storing up vital energy  restoring  you to  radiant health and well being.

 

Reiki Healing Circle February 5th at 7pm

Join us for a healing circle with guided meditation, oracle card reading and reiki share.  Experienced practictioners and those brand new to reiki welcome!   $10 suggested donation

Yoga this Week December 24, 2018

**Scroll Down for Events coming your way – including a special detox class early January**

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“My beloved child, break your heart no longer.
Each time you judge yourself, you break your own heart.
You stop feeding on the love which is the wellspring of your vitality.
The time has come.

Your time.  To celebrate.

And to see the goodness that you are.
You my child, are divine. You are pure. You are sublimely free.
You are God in disguise. And you are always perfectly safe.
Do not fight the dark. Just turn on the light.
Let go, And breathe into the goodness that you are.”

Swami Kripalvanandaji

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Hari Om Dearest Yoga Students,

May Peace, Contentment and Joy fill your heart and soul this entire week and beyond!  Thank you sooo much for being part of our wonderful yoga community.  The Winter Solstice Sangha was so  much fun and the connection I see between you all fills me with such happiness.  After all, what truly is the most important thing in our lives?  From my vantage point it is how we touch the lives around us.  Much gratitude to you for touching my heart so deeply and with such fun, dedication and love.

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Classes for this Week

Wednesday evening at 715p.m

Tuesday Christmas Day Blessings – No Class

Friday Morning at 930am

(Please reserve or cancel if your plans have changed)

Workshops & Events

January 4th – Kirtan Chanting Concert at the North Shore Public Library at 7pm – Call to Register – Open to all even if you are not a patron.  This event is FREE.  Join us Call 631-929-4488

January 6th – Special Detox Yoga Class 9am Sunday.  Let go of the old, get ready for the new year with a releasing practice and meditation to move lightly into 2019

January 17th – AHA Family Support Group  at 630pm for parents, caregivers supporting individuals on the autism spectrum.  Go to http://www.ahany.org for details.  Group held at the North Shore Youth Council Office in Rocky Point.

January 22nd – Synergy Session combing Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with essential Oils.  630pm.  $60 Prepaid – $75 Walk In if space allows.

om shanti

Shanti, Shanti, Shanti

Love & Blessings,

Amy

Yoga this Week & Winter Solstice – December 16, 2018

Greetings to all.

If you’ve signed up to come to the solstice this year I’m asking you that along with a small dish to share, please  bring something to contribute to our 2019 Community Vision board. Bring an image or saying that you would like to see manifest in the year to come. Together we will create a vision for 2019.

If you haven’t signed up yet the room is rapidly filling up to capacity with only a couple possible spots open. If you’re unable to attend and you signed up please let me know so another can take your spot.   $10 suggested donation.  WOULD LOVE IT IF YOU ALL DRESS FESTIVELY AND FUN (think sparkles, shimmers, deeps blues and purples)

There is Peace and light coming our way!!

Yoga this Week

Monday Maryhaven Yoga 515pm

Tuesday Yoga with Meditation 930am

Wednesday Evening Yoga 715pm

Thursday Evening – Winter Solstice Gathering – 7pm

Friday Morning Gentle Yoga 930am

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

Workshops and Events

January 4th 7pm – Kirtan at the North Shore Public Library – FREE

January 22nd 630pm – Synergy Session – Rest Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with oils

Reiki Healing Circle coming in February – Date to be announced

Yoga this Week & Reiki Circle – August 12, 2018

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”
Pema Chodron

Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow class

Wednesday Evening Beach Yoga at 7pm (New Start Time)  Beach Yoga with Amy

Thursday Evening 7 to 8 pm Reiki Healing Circle-Please RSVP

Friday Morning Healing/Gentle Yoga at 930am

Workshops/Events Click here for Details

Reiki Healing Circle this Thursday at 7 to 8pm.  All Are Welcome!  Come share and receive some good energy to lift your spirts, energize your immune system and open up to increased vitality!

Yoga & Kayaking Half-Day Adventure Rescheduled to September 1st at 1230pm out of Setauket Harbor.  Kayak Rentals will available.  Pre-Registration required.  Spots are limited.

Only a couple spots left for our Goddess Equinox Yoga Retreat in Shelter Island.  If you’ve been considering coming, now is the time.  We have extended the early bird pricing of $300 for a few more weeks. Click here 2018 Retreat Details

Yoga this Week – May 13, 2018

On Children

Kahlil Gibran

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let our bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness; For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.

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 Happy Mother’s Day Dearest Yoga Students,

Whether you are a mother, grandmother, son or daughter – we all have something wonderful to celebrate today; unconditional love.  Think about that term for a minute.  The Wikipedia definition is:  Unconditional Love   is a term that means to love someone regardless of one’s actions or beliefs.  Unconditional love separates the individual from her or his behaviors. The individual is loved unconditionally as a “perfect” child of the Higher Power.
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Revel in what it feels like to be loved without conditions, without judgement with pure loving kindness for who you are.   Focus on the gratitude you have for all the mothers in your life past and present;  your birth mother, a friend, a sister, a diety, a mentor …and then recycle all the love you have been given as an offering to the universe.  Meditate on the amazing creation of life and the cycles that continue on and on and on.  Sa Ta Na Ma…Life, Death, Rebirth and Infinity. 
“A Mother’s Love need not be Deserved” 
Erich Fromm
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Yoga this Week

Monday Maryhaven Yoga 515pm

Tuesday Morning Yoga 930am with Meditation

Tuesday Afternoon Kids Yoga 515pm (last class of session)

Wednesday Evening Yoga 715pm

Thursday Riverhead Retirees 1199 Yoga 11am

Friday Morning Gentle/ Healing Yoga 930am

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

 

Events & Workshops

Thursday, May 17th at 7pm – SYNERGY SESSION:  Restorative Yoga, Acupuncture, Essential Oils & Reiki with Ben Craig

Come and indulge yourself in the amazing healing power of Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture infused with Reiki energy and essential oils. $60 prepaid.  These sessions always fill up.  Please contact me to reserve your spot.  click Here for details.

 Yoga Hike in Avalon Park

Saturday, June 2nd at 10am

Join me and our yoga kula for a lovely Spring Walk Through the beautiful and amazing Avalon Park in Stony Brook. We will meditate along the labyrinth and strike our poses among the trees, ponds and paths in the woods Please RSVP by messaging me on Facebook, texting me at 631-839-0644 or emailing me at yogawithamy@optonline.net. $10 per person

Tuesday, June 5th 7-9pm – Yoga Sutra Study Group

Please join us as we continue our study of the sacred text, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.  The Yoga Sutras have many translations and offer us a scientific approach to our yoga practice. These Sutras, or threads, hold a wealth of information and point us in the direction of wholeness and enlightenment.  Together we will interpret sections of the sutras and read from a variety of translations.  Please bring a journal, something to write with a copy of the sutras (if you have one) and an open mind ready for discussion!  Light Refreshments will be served.  $15 Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Yoga this Week – April 15, 2018

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Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine.

Confidence through self control.

Energy within and energy without.

Ymber Delecto

At first glance, the above quote may seem like it is highlighting opposing forces but in reality it is the opposite that manifests the desired result.  As we open up to new beginnings with the April New Moon and a new season upon us, we look to Ganesha, the elephant deity that guides us through our obstacles and honors all the twists and turns of life.  Ganesha blesses our new endeavors and intentions to move forward.  This complicated but jolly elephant helps us to see the way past or through our perceived obstacles to find our truest path.  Om Gum Ganapatye Om Namaha, Jai Ganesha!!

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Yoga This Week

Monday Morning New Moon Meditation 10:30-1115 am All Welcome (No Charge-Please bring a food pantry donation)

Tuesday Morning All Levels Yoga at 930am with Meditation

Tuesday Afternoon Kid’s Yoga at 515pm (see below)

Wednesday Evening 715pm All Levels Yoga

Thursday Riverhead 1199 Retirees Yoga & Meditation 11am

Thursday Evening 7pm Yoga Sutra Study (see below)

Friday Moring 930am Healing/Gentle Yoga

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

Workshops and Offerings

 

Monday, April 16th at 1030 to 1115am New Moon Meditation

The April New Moon’s astrology is perfect for making a positive change in your life. The best time to make a fresh start is a following a new moon.  Join me as we create intentions, open our minds and wipe our inner slates clean for this auspicious time of the month.  This meditation is no charge but Please bring an item to donate to our Food Pantry Collection .  Bring  journal and dress comfortably.  Chairs available for sitting if you choose.

Yoga for Kids – Ages 5 to 12 – Four Tuesdays 515 to 6pm

April 17,  24, May 8, and 15

$35 for all four sessions.  Maximum 10 children in my Rocky Point Studio – PrePayment Required.  Contact me to sign up.

Thursday, April 19th 7-9pm – Yoga Sutra Study Group

Please join us as we continue our study of the sacred text, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.  The Yoga Sutras have many translations and offer us a scientific approach to our yoga practice. These Sutras, or threads, hold a wealth of information and point us in the direction of wholeness and enlightenment.  Together we will interpret sections of the sutras and read from a variety of translations.  Please bring a journal, something to write with a copy of the sutras (if you have one) and an open mind ready for discussion!  Light Refreshments will be served.  $15 Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Thursday, April 26th Asperger’s Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Family Support Group

Meetings are held at the North Shore Youth Council located on the grounds of the Rocky Point Intermediate school JAE.  Click here for details AHA Support GroupsThursday,

Thursday, May 17th at 7pm – SYNERGY SESSION:  Restorative Yoga, Acupuncture, Essential Oils & Reiki with Ben Craig

Come and indulge yourself in the amazing healing power of Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture infused with Reiki energy and essential oils. $60 prepaid.  These sessions always fill up.  Please contact me to reserve your spot.  click Here for details.

2018 Equinox Goddess Yoga Retreat on Shelter Island is now open for Registration!! September 21st to 23rd

.The Autumn Equi2017-09-16 08.25.02nox is an auspicious time to gather together and contemplate both the light and the dark within and without.  This retreat sells out quickly, Click on the link for all the details on how to sign up!  Equinox Yoga Goddess Retreat