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Yoga this Week – September 26, 2021

The Yoga of Service • Ram Dass

*Scroll Down for Schedule Changes*

Greetings dearest yoga students and friends,

A deep bow of gratitude for all who contributed to our fundraising efforts on Autumn Equinox. It was such an uplifing evening. I certainly felt freer, higher, clearer, lighter and more energized (as Ram Dass put it in the quote above) and grateful for being able to bring together such a beautiful community of souls to sing, move and honor the turning of the seasons.

Speaking of Equinox….I booked Camp DeWolfe in Wading River for a Spring Equinox Day Retreat! Save the date of March 22, 2022. I know Spring is a whole half year away but I’ve been wanting to lead a retreat ever since our Goddess Getaway was thwarted by “that which we shall not name” in 2020! Let me know if you would like to put your name on the preliminary list. More details to follow!

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Yoga this Week

Class are being held IN PERSON (either outdoors weather permitting or in Yoga Room) & ON ZOOM. Please contact me via text or email to come in person (space limited-vaccinated only) OR register on ZOOM prior to start of class.

 1045am Monday Morning Chair Yoga

9:30 am Tuesday Morning Class


 645pm Wednesday Night Yoga

Wednesday night will be the last class until I return from my trip. Regular schedule resumes on October 11th with Chair Yoga. Hoping to come back with lots of inspiration from the West!

I am offering a Tuesday evening class through the Rocky Point Adult Education Department beginning Tuesday, September 12th at 6pm. If you are interested click here to sign up with the flyer. You don’t have to be in the district to sign up. http://www.rockypointufsd.org/Assets/District_Documents/Fall_2021_Flyerdocx.pdf

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yoga this week – July 11, 2021

Please note there is NO TUESDAY MORNING CLASS this week. To do a pre-recorded class go to my YouTube Channel and pick one

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   “Detachment is simply letting go of all you hold fast to in your mind. It doesn’t actually mean losing anything, simply changing your relationship with the things in your life today. The greatest pleasure for every soul comes as a result of choosing detachment. Why? Because attachment is a form of slavery that takes place in our own minds. And the result of detachment? Real freedom”

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Raga:  The Klesha of Attachment
 
Raga is translated at attachment and attachment causes suffering when we try to hang on to things that are impermanent or chase after a a certain experience that caused us pleasure.  Like all the kleshas, or afflictions, at their core lies confusion of what is permanent and impermanent, real and unreal and largely based in fear.  Unhealthy attachment is born of fear of not getting what we want, fear of losing what we have, fear of letting go.  
 
The opposite of fear is faith.  So to release the grip of Raga we need to have faith and a deep understanding that the the comings and goings of all we love and find comfort in are a natural part of the cycle of life; letting go allows you to access the peace of mind you seek.  When we make decisions from a truly detached place; from a place of calm abiding, wisdom and love, we set the inner spirit free to move us toward all that is good, true, and right in our lives.   Letting go of attachments to how things should be, of what we need to be whole, happy human beings,  allow our lives to be a  journey of wonder, gratitude and contentment. 

Yoga this Week

Monday Morning Meditation 9:45am

Passcode:  062007  Meeting ID:  865 8163 1780

No Tuesday Morning Class this Week

Wednesday Evening Yoga on the Beach 7pm Click Here for Info

9:00 am Friday Morning Gentle Class

Saturday Morning 11am Yoga in the Park

Class held in the park behind Tilda’s in Rocky Point Under the Awning-Rain or Shine!  Click Yoga in the Park

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EVENTS

Yoga and Kayaking Adventure – Friday August 13th at 1pm (Rain Date August 14th) launching out of Setauket Harbor. $30 per person.   Spots limited.  Contact me to sign up.  Details to follow.  

 Do not try to save the whole world or do anything grandiose.
Instead, create a clearingin the dense forest
of your life and wait there patiently, until the song
that is your life falls into your own cupped hands
and you recognize and greet it.
Only then will you know how to give yourself
to this world so worthy of rescue.

Martha Postlewaite

yOGA THIS WEEK – JUNE 20, 2021 – NEW START TIME FOR TUES & FRI MORNINGS!

*PLEASE NOTE:  TUESDAY & FRIDAY MORNINGS ARE BEINGING AT 9AM FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS* 

Greetings dear yoga students,

“She began to realize that identifying her practice with things that could be lost [advanced postures or deep states of meditation],  would always leave her susceptible to fear anything that could be taken away through sickness, aging or life circumstances, was not a very wise thing to stand on.  It  was then that she realized the only security lay in using her yoga practice to tether her awareness to the part of herself that was and is eternal. ”  Donna Farhi

Avidya is the core klesha from which all the others arise.

Avidya – Spiritual Ignorance

Asmita – Ego – Persona -False Self

Raga – Attachment to Pleasure

Dvesa – Aversion to Pain

Adhinivhesa – Fear of Death/Loss 

These Kleshas or misperceptions are basically the core confusion of what is permanent with what is impermanent and the suffering we cause ourselves when we try to hold on to these impermanent things.  We all have fear of losing things we hold dear.  It may be loved ones, our jobs, our health, our strength, our physical appearance or the myriad of ego driven personas we believe ourselves to be.  The yoga sutras tell us that if we are aware of these Kleshas at the root, and Do not allow them to take hold in our psyches, we can release their power. Finding rest within the eternal part of ourselves illuminates the truth that  uncertainty is a core part of our existence. This understanding  is the key that gives us the courage to see through false promises and lack of control so we can ultimately  let go to live with freedom, peace and joy!

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YOGA THIS WEEK

Monday Morning Meditation 9:45am

Passcode:  062007  Meeting ID:  865 8163 1780

11am Chair Yoga Monday Morning

9:00 am Tuesday Morning Class

Wednesday Evening Yoga on the Beach 7pm Click Here for Info

9:00 am Friday Morning Gentle Class

Saturday Morning 11am Yoga in the Park

Class held in the park behind Tilda’s in Rocky Point Under the Awning-Rain or Shine!  Click Yoga in the Park

Yoga this Week & USB Interview – March 4, 2018

 

 

Greetings dearest yoga students,

Yoga teaches us to enjoy and trust the process; to have the right intention and alignment and let go of the results.  If we can simply learn to trust and have faith in our own capacity for our highest selves to show up, we may find true, uncontrived freedom of expression as well as the ability to be courageous in difficult moments.  What is your vision today, can you hold that in your heart and mind and trust the process?

I had such a wonderful time joining Captain Phil at 90.1 USB Radio Station on Friday night.  If you would like to give a listen to my interview, click on one of the links below.  I come on at about 28 minutes in.  The interview ends with one of my favorite songs by a wonderful local musician, Rory Kelly, it’s called “If You Teach a Bird to Sing”  Hope you enjoy it!

Link to Interview via Facebook

Link to Interview

Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow

Tuesday Afternoon 515 to 6pm – Kids Yoga Four- Week Series Begins -Info Below

Wednesday Evening 715pm All Levels Beginner Friendly Yoga

Friday Morning 930am Healing/Gentle Yoga

Events & Workshops

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

$35 for all four sessions.  Maximum 8 children in my Rocky Point Studio – Pre-Registration Required.  Contact me to sign up.  Begins this coming Tuesday, March 6th

Thursday, March 15th 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

Thursday, March 22nd 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 Groups

Thursday, March 29th  715pm Restorative Yoga, Essential Oils & Reiki

Come and indulge yourself in the amazing healing power of Restorative Yoga.  $20

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

.The Autumn Equinox 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

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Yoga this Week – January 28, 2018

“Life is a Learning Curve” is the quote my 19 year old snowboarding, drumming, stay-up-all-niter college freshman decided to get tattooed on his inner forearm next to the autism puzzle piece in honor of his older brothers journey navigating life on the spectrum.

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These days we have a habit of saying that quote often when we come up against something new, hard, difficult, exciting or confusing. Life IS a learning curve. Do we ever stop learning? Transitions, pain, sorrow, winning, defeat, even success all have a learning curve at their core and what make up a growing life.  After all, wouldn’t the drive just be a tedious ride if all the roads were straight? It really are those curves that drive us forward, empowering and creating empathy, compassion and resilience as we tackle each one.   Like waves on the ocean the learning will keep rolling in. Some of the waves will be easy,  rolling gently and slowly onto the shore and some will crash us right from behind and slam us down on our backs. It’s all a learning, a moving forward, through and back and forth again.   Whenever you hear that inner critic or that debilitating fear rise up” that tells you “you can’t handle this” try and repeat the mantra “Life is a Learning Curve” ; tattoo it on your arm if you need to and remind yourself you are not supposed to have all the answers and that learning is gives your life meaning your your heart a chance soar.

Yoga this Week

Monday Evening Maryhaven Yoga 515pm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Evening at 715pm

Thursday Evening Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture 715 (see below)

Friday Morning Gentle/Healing Yoga 930am

(Please reserve your spot)

Workshops/Retreat/Healing Sessions

 

Thursday, February 1st 715pm-  Synergy Healing Session:  Restorative Yoga, Acupuncture & Reiki with Essential Oils.  Click   Synergy Session Give this gift of healing and restoration to yourself or a loved one.  The middle of winter  is a great time to build up your immune system to stave off illness of body and mind.    $60 Prepaid $75 Day of if space allows – These sessions always fill up – Don’t Delay!   Scroll Down for a Detailed Description of Synergy Healing Sessions. (No refunds after 48 hours but you are free to give your spot to a friend).

 

Yoga for Kids led by Amy Perri – Four Thursdays 3/1 – 3/22 at Rocky Point SchoolYou Do Not Have to Be a Rocky Point Resident to Sign up.  Click here for Registration Form.  Register with the Rocky Point Community Education Department by mailTwo Classes – Four Sessions Each – $50 for all Four.  Grades 3rd to 5th at 320 to 420pm, and Grades K to 2nd at 430 to 530pm

 

Tuesday, February 27th at 715pm  Healing/Gentle Restorative Yoga with Oils & Reiki  Once a Month – Date announced each month – Pre-Registration Required – $20 per person.

 

NEW!!!  Thursday,  February 15th 7 to 830pm – Yoga Sutra Study GroupPlease join us for our first gathering to study 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 Exchange.

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

I’m Teaching Yoga for Kids!!!

After-school Yoga for Kids at the Joseph A Edgar Old Gym

Led by Amy Perri, eRYT500

You Do Not Have to Be a Rocky Point Resident to Sign up.

Yoga is beneficial for everybody.  It is a non-competitive way for kids to increase strength and flexibility, encouraging self expression and creativity which boosts self-esteem and confidence.  Yoga practice is known for increasing concentration and attention span by promoting inner calm and relaxation.  Yoga can be practiced by kids of all abilities and fosters a sense of non-judgmental community.   But the most important aspect for kids is that it can be so much fun!!! 
 
Print Attached form to Resister with the Rocky Point Community Education Department by mail
 
Two Classes – Four Sessions Each – $50 for all Four
 
Dates:  3/1 – 3/22 Four Sessions
 
Grades/Time:  #109 3rd – 5th at 320 – 420pm
 
Grade/Time: #110 K – 2nd – 430 – 530pm
 
Fee:  $50 for all Four Sessions
 
Location:  JAE Old Gym  
Rocky Point Community Education Spring 2018 MAIL-IN
Complete a separate registration form (form may be duplicated) per person and mail it with a check or money order, NO CASH ACCEPTED, made payable to Rocky Point Schools.
Unfortunately, no registrations accepted at site on the first day of the class. Contact the Community Education office if you want to register late at (631)849-6168.
ENROLLMENT: Classes are filled on a first-come, first served basis. The decision to offer each course is based on advanced registration. A course is canceled if there is insufficient enrollment. To avoid disappointment, register early!
No registrations will be accepted at site on the first day of the class. Participation does not include accidental or liability insurance.
REFUNDS: Fees will be refunded for courses that are canceled due to insufficient registration. Your registration fee guarantees you a space and is key to our decision to run the course. Refunds will only be given if we are notified 1 week prior to the class. Nonattendance of classes does not entitle you to a refund.
CONFIRMATION/CANCELLATION: The Office of Community Education does not mail confirmation for classes. If the class you have signed up for is changed or canceled, you will be notified. Please assume you are accepted in a class unless you are notified. If you do not hear from us, attend the class as scheduled.
Always feel free to contact us at (631)849-6168 or email us at communityeducation@rockypoint.k12.ny.us. COMMENTS/SUGGESTIONS: The Community Education Program is committed to meeting the needs of the population of the Rocky Point School District. We are seeking instructors who would like to teach an Adult Education course.
 Please complete one registration form for each course (form may be duplicated). Mail the registration form, along with a check or money order, NO CASH ACCEPTED, made payable to Rocky Point Schools. NO REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE PROGRAM. Rocky Point High School Office of Community Education 82 Rocky Point – Yaphank Road Rocky Point, New York 11778 

“Do Small things with Great Love”  Mother Teresa

Yoga this Week – December 11, 2017

Restorative Yoga Tonight 12/11 at 715 – Two Spots Open!!

December Contest & Holiday Offer

Put your name in the box every time you come to class.  We will pull a winner mid-January.  The more times you attend, the more chances you get to win a 60 minute private session to focus on anything you would like!!  Don’t skimp on your practice when you need it the most.

A FREE ESSENTIAL OIL ROLL on will accompany any Gift Certificates purchased before the end of the year!  Gift Certificates can be for any dollar amount and include class cards, private sessions, and reiki healings.  Certificates can be sent through the internet if you are not able to come in physically.


Its hard for me to take in the fact that next week will be our 10th Annual Winter Solstice Gathering!  Ten years of having all of your amazing energies in the yoga room to share this auspicious time of year.  This is one of my favorite gatherings and one I truly treasure. It not only celebrates the wonderful return of the sun but also honors the connection we have to each other in this community of like minded people. We come to our mats from all corners of life and various transitional stages.  We come to our classes, not only to empower our connection to our selves but, sometimes more importantly,  to connect and help empower each other! Just your presence and persistence in showing up inspires and is a true power of example to others, including me.   The room if filling up, please rsvp if you plan on coming next week, Thursday, December 21st 7 to 9pm.  Click on the link for details.  And remember to dress sparkly, festive and fun!!  https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/

Yoga this Week

Monday Monthly Restorative Yoga at 715pm ($15 Cash Exchange Please) only two spots open!

Tuesday Morning Yoga with Meditation at 930am

Wednesday Evening 715pm Yoga

Friday Morning Healing/Gentle Yoga 930am

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

Events and Workshops

Monday, December 11th at 715pm Restorative Yoga and Oils $15 per person (Preregistration Required)

Save the Date for our 10th Annual Winter Solstice Gathering – Thursday,  December 21st at 7pm – $10 Suggested Donation and a Dish to Share 

 

Special Holiday Week Class on Thursday Evening at 7pm to 830pm – Gentle Yoga/Restorative Asana, Yoga Nidra with Sound Healing & Reiki Circle Meditation, December 28th

Coming in the New Year:  Monthly Satsang – Talks on Philosophy, Sacred Yogic Scriptures and how to apply these ancient teachings to our modern lives.

This will be a interactive group meeting once a month. Details to follow.  Let me know if this interests you.

Click the link Above for all Details

Yoga this Week – June 28, 2015

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Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation

Wednesday Sunset Beach Yoga 7pm

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

Sunday Morning Gentle Beach Yoga 845am

(Yoga Room classes require reservation)

**Beach Yoga Classes held at Broadway Beach (weather permitting) if weather  uncooperative Beach Classes may be held in the yoga room with reservation https://myyogawithamy.com/beach-yoga-at-nsbpoas-beech-road-beach/

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Events

July 11th – Yoga and Kayaking Trip:  Due to the inclement weather this morning our Yoga and Kayaking trip out of Port Jefferson Harbor has been rescheduled to July 11th.  Click on Events tab for more info.

July 5th Sweet Sunday Morning Beach Yoga kicks off this weekend at 8:45am at Broadway Beach!!

July 12th Sunday Evening Reiki Circle hosted by Amy & Annalee:   Join us for a Reiki sharing Circle with  Meditation 7:30pm – All are welcome to attend please rsvp for this special once a month event.  $10 offering and/or a food pantry item (no one ever turned away for lack of donation)

July 17th Restorative Yoga & Essential Oils at the North Shore Public Library:  Join Barbara Delledone and myself for a relaxing, rejuvenating evening.  Sign ups begin July 1st for NSPL cardholders and opens for all on July 6th.  $5 fee

July 31st Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture with Essential Oils at Peconic River Yoga with me and Benjamin Craig.  This is our only summer session.  Contact the studio to reserve your spot.  It is sure to fill up!  http://www.PeconicRiverYoga.com

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Hope to see you soon,  until then, spread your light with your love!

Namaste

Amy

Yoga this Week – April 19, 2015

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Life is a good teacher and a good friend. Things are always in transition, if we could only realize it.

To stay with that shakiness – to stay with a broken heart, with a rumbling stomach, with the feeling of hopelessness and wanting to get revenge – that is the path of true awakening.

Sticking with that uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos,

learning not to panic, this is the spiritual path. 

– Pema Chödrön

 

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This is the spiritual path, this is Yoga!  Sticking with the pose, the feeling, the uncomfortability of the know, the uncomfortability with the unknown, with the shakiness of feeling weak, of feeling strong of feeling vulnerable

and practicing relaxing in the midst of it all.  Learning to be still and respond with the utmost intelligent action from a place of compassion, wisdom and love:  This is the Spiritual Path – This is Yoga!

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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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HAPPENINGS

930am Monday morning subbing at Peconic River Yoga – Gentle Yoga

http://www.peconicriveryoga.com

Still some spots left in our Yoga Class for Students through Rocky Point Community Education

Thursdays at 4pm at the FJC School = Four Weeks left

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

Yoga Darshana Spring Renewal Retreat this Saturday – Join me in Vinyasa flow and flowing Kirtan!!

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

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 – Details to follow

Yoga and Kayaking Excursion – Sunday, June 28th – Details to follow

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