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Yoga this Week – March 31, 2013

 

 

A human being is a part of the whole called by us “the universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest – a kind of optical illusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening the circle of understanding and compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” – Albert Einstein

 

 

 

 

Crown Chakra – Sahasrara – Thousand Petal Lotus

  • Color – violet, white
  • Physical Location – top of head
  • Element – Light
  • Attributes – Supreme Bliss – Samadhi
  • Purposes – intuitive knowing, connection to one’s spirituality, integration of the whole
  • Spiritual Lesson – spirituality, living in the now, unity, connection
  • Mental and Emotional Issues – discovery of the divine, lack of purpose, loss of meaning or identity, trust, selflessness, humanitarianism, ability to see the bigger picture in the life stream, devotion, inspiration, values, ethics
  • Information Stored Inside Crown Chakra – duality, magnetism, controlling patterns, emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear), empathy, compassion

 

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it, and live along some distant day into the answer.

Rainer Maria Rilke

 

Greetings dear Yoga Students and Happy Easter to those of you who are celebrating!!

The crown chakra signifies our connection to spirit, our higher power, and our divine essence.  We feel this chakra open in those moments when we look around our life and see that everything is perfect, beautiful and harmonious.  We can also open to the power of this energy when we are struggling with difficulties, tragedies or discontent.  We can allow our divine spirit to carry us and trust that “some distant day” all will make sense again in our lives.

The energy of the Sahasrara reminds us that we are “All One” and that we can let go of that illusion of separateness.  As you feel the sun shine on your face today, make a mental note that that sun shines on every single person, flower, and blade of grass that you see without distinction.  We are all part of the same whole, whatever your spiritual belief system might include, we are all children of this universe, “no less than the trees and the stars” and we will be carried in times of great joy and times of deep despair.   Connect, plug in, listen and allow yourself to receive all the gifts that your divine spirit has to offer.  Allow Grace always…

 

Classes for this Week

Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to Follow

Wednesday 11am Therapeutic Yoga Begins – One spot still open

Friday Morning 930am Healing Yoga

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

 

There are joys which long to be ours.  God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.

Henry Ward Beecher

Happenings

Beginning on April 13th I will be leading a Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon.  This training is open to all aspiring Yoga Teachers and Continuing Education Credits are available.  Click on the link for more information.  http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/events.html

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The date has changed for The next Yoga Jam!  It is now scheduled for April 27th 8am. Yoga Jam is a fast paced intermediate vinyasa flow set to rockin’ music and creative sequences. Sure to jump start your day. All are welcome! Please sign up as soon as possible.
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Kirtan with ShaktiPath at 7pm on April 27th at Jewel of the Lotus Yoga Studio in Islip. Click on the link for more info http://www.shaktipath.net/events/events.html
“People can you feel it?  Love is Everywhere” Allman Bros
Namaste
Amy

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

Yoga this Week – January 27, 2013

The winds of grace are blowing all the time. You have only to raise your sail. –Sri Ramakrishna

Anja Chakra located in between the eyebrows often referred to as the Third Eye. When this chakra opens it is like a gateway allowing divine wisdom to enter our minds. Like the wind it is always there waiting, all you have to do is allow it to flow.
The symbol of OM in the center of the chakra represents the unleased energy of the Kundulini Snake rising upward. The crescent moon of feminine receptivity embraces the circle above it. This circle is a golden dot which is the essence of spiritual energy. It represents being in your center. When we chant the mantra “OM” we are embracing all of this universal divine energy, OM brings the ego self into union with the spirit self.
When the the ego realizes that the fulfillment of its highest dreams is only to be found through merging with the Higher Self, the false masks the ego has created fall away and who you thought you were or who you thought you ought to be lose their grip. Suddenly you let go and your true self shines forth.  So Hum,  ” I am what I am” There is no guilt, no need for illusion or pretense. You are totally in the present and you realize that  the you you have been seeking has been  there all along.

Classes for this Week
Monday & Thursday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
Events
Sign ups for the North Shore Public Library Beginners Series begin again on February 1st. If you, or if you know of anyone that may benefit from a basic introduction into the wonderful world of yoga, please pass on the information, or reserve your spot asap.
ShaktiPath Kirtan at the Mastic Moriches Shirley Library Fundraiser Feb 9 2013 1:30PM – 3:30PM This event is free with a Food Pantry donation and open to all. Click on the link below for more info: https://www.communitylibrary.org/Programreg/view.php?resource_id=10441
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 morinformation
New Class – Therapeautic YogaWednesdays 11-12:15 Beginning in March For those with limited mobility or special situations.  The use of chairs, props and modifications will enable each students to receive the benefits of yoga.  Beginning with breathwork and ending with a 15 min healing relaxation pose incorporating some Reiki energy.  This class will be held in sessions.  If you are interested, please contact me as the spaces are limited to 6 students.
Our next Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acuptuncture Session will be March 6th at 7pm. Sign ups have begun. Contact me or sign up when you come to class. https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/
200 Hr and 500 Hr Yoga Teacher Trainings at the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon begin in February. I will be teaching the Vinyasa Sections of each training. This is going to be an amazing training in a small, intimate setting with some extraordinary teachers!! If you are interested, pick up a flyer when you come to class or click on their website. www.yogadarshanacenter.com
Shanti, Shanti, Shanti, Ooooooommmmmm!
Namaste
Amy
Amy Perri RYT500 Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr 631-839-0644 http://www.MyYogaWithAmy.com

 

“What’s Done is Done”
Shakespeare
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!!!
Happenings

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 https://www.communitylibrary.org/Programreg/view.php?resource_id=10441

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 http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/floga.html
Sat Nam
Hope to see you all soon
Amy

 

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

Events with Yoga with Amy – January 3, 2013

Greetings Dearest Yoga Students,


Happy New Year!! Classes resume this evening!!

Just to let you know about some fun things that are happening as we move into 2013!
Sign ups for the North Shore Public Library Beginners Series began yesterday. If you, or if you know of anyone that may benefit from a basic introduction into the wonderful world of yoga, please pass on the information, or reserve your spot asap. ***To my more experienced students: If you would be interested in coming down and demonstrating the poses as I teach, please let me know. You can earn yourself a private lesson from me for your efforts.
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ShaktiPath Kirtan at the Mastic Moriches Shirley Library Fundraiser Feb 9 2013 1:30PM – Feb 9 2013 3:30PM Click on the link below for more info: https://www.communitylibrary.org/Programreg/view.php?resource_id=10441
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Special Event – FLOGA- At the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon Sunday, February 10th / 3:30 pm 5:00 pm Floga joins the LIVE, soul soothing music of native american bamboo flute player Walter Perizac with a graceful flowing yoga sequence led by Amy Perri, ERYT500. The asanas are carefully selected to give the best heart opening experience that will complement the peaceful vibration of the bamboo flute. You are sure to leave a very happy Yogi. **This Event Will SELL OUT. Sign Up Early** Cost: $20 Pre Paid / $25 Door www.yogadarshanacenter.com
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200 Hr and 500 Hr Yoga Teacher Trainings at the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon begin in February. I will be teaching the Vinyasa Sections of each training. This is going to be an amazing training in a small, intimate setting with some extraordinary teachers!! If you are interested, pick up a flyer when you come to class or click on their website. www.yogadarshanacenter.com
Our next Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acuptuncture Session will be March 6th at 7pm. I will have a sign up sheet in class or contact me. Click on the link for more info https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/
Shanti!!!
Namaste
Amy

December 30, 2012 – Happy New Year!

 

 

“Leap, and the net will appear” John Burroughs

Celebrate, dream and allow the empty pages of the year ahead to be filled with a vision of hope, happiness, fulfillment and abundance for yourself and your life. Use this brand new beginning to let go of old ways of being that do not serve you any longer making room for new perspectives and attitudes that empower you to empower others. Much like in our yoga asanas, we ground down to rise up, letting go actually allows you move forward. So take time time to breathe into your many positive qualities and let go of negative self-judgement. Bundle up, brave the weather and go take a long walk in the fresh snow making footprints that are all your own!

 

Classes this Week

Thursday Evening at 730pm

and

Friday Morning at 930am

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

 

Happenings

Beginner’s Yoga Series led by me at the North Shore Public Library starts on Saturday, January 5th at 1030-1130am and will run for three weeks with a continuation in February. If you are new to yoga, want to get back to the practice or know of anyone that would benefit, this is a great introductory course. Sign ups begin January 2nd.

The next Friday Morning Monthly Restorative Yoga Class will be on January 11th. This special two-hour class requires advance sign up and is a special fee of $15 or $12 for seniors. This class is filling up fast…much need of restoration in January…

Monthly Yoga Jam – January 19th at 8am!! Class cards honored.

In the coming year I will be part of a wonderful 200 hour and 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Darshana Center. Pick up a brochure when you come to class or click on this link for more info http://yogadarshanacenter.com/500hour.html

“Jump off the cliff and build your wings on the way down.” (Ray Bradbury)

Blessings for a happy, healthly peaceful New Year to you all!!

Om, peace and love

Om, peace and health

Om, peace and light

Namaste,

Amy

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

Yoga this Week – December 9, 2012

 

“Falling down doesn’t make you a failure, but staying down does”
Greetings dearest yoga students,
As many times as we get knocked down, it is the getting up that really matters. Remember to be gentle with yourself each time something gets in your way, delays your gratification or literaly takes you down. As you look on at someone elses success, remember that most likely, countless hours of work and failures brought them to the place they are now at. To achieve excellence, you must be willing to continue with faith each time you fail. A failure does not have to be a signal that your work is done but can really mean you are one step closer towards your goal. Be willing to fail, be willing to be vulnerable, be willing to look foolish as you go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Classes this Week
Monday and Thursday at 730pm
Tuesday 930am with Meditation to Follow
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am
(Please Reserve Your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
Happenings
Yoga Jam 8am Saturday December 15th – WhoHooo
Winter Solstice Celebration – December 20th 7-9pm-
Yoga, Music, Intention setting, Sangha, Refreshments
Click on the Website www.MyYogaWithAmy.com to see details
Namaste
Amy
Amy Perri RYT500 Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr
631-839-0644 http://www.MyYogaWithAmy.com
Amy Perri RYT500 Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr 631-839-0644
http://www.MyYogaWithAmy.com

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

Yoga this Week – November 25, 2012

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. If I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain, or help one fainting robin unto his nest again I shall not live in vain. ~ Emily Dickinson

The message in the above quote is powerful and simple; Emerge from your own suffering and be of service in any small way and your life will have meaning and your heart will be full.  Never doubt what small acts of kindness can accomplish.  As long as we are guided by love and desire for service, let us never doubt ourselves and the path that we forge in our lives.
Kishori, our guest student and teacher, who after leaving India immersed in the yogic culture and found her way to our humble yoga room,  will be continuing on in her travels.  I thank her for inspiring us with her inner and outer beauty and knowledge.  She has expressed great gratitude to have found our precious yoga community and a space that encourages peace, empowerment, healing and sangha within the secular world we live in.   May we continue to encourage and support each other on this path.
Try not to skimp on your practice  as the darkness begins to envelope our days and the busy days of December come upon us.  Optimum health is the key to a happy and joyous season.
Classes for this Week
Monday and Thursday Evening at 7:30pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am
Happenings
December 5th Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupunture –  7 – 9pm  Click on Link for details
This class requires a minimum of 8 and maximum of 10.  Right now we have 5 signed up.  If you haven’t tried this amazing combination of healing modalities, consider taking a spot.  It is the perfect way to slide into the Holiday Season with ease..
 
Next Yoga Jam – Saturday December 15th – 8am
Sign up early to assure you get a spot
  
Join us for our Fourth Annual Winter Solstice Celebration on Thursday, December 20st at 7pm

Come share your inner light with your Koola (yoga comunity) as we move into the darkest day of the year for an evening of Gentle Yoga, Chanting with ShaktiPath, Meditation and Sangha   Let me know if you plan to attend or sign up when you come to class

 

Hope to see you all in class

Namaste

Amy

 

 

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

Yoga this Week – October 28, 2012

“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 Chodren
Hari Om Dearest Yoga Students,
There’s nothing like a good hurricane scare to help us recognize our shared humanity.  Leaning in to our own darkness, fear, humanness is truly the only way to expand our compassion for others. Having the courage to stand in our own pain and darkness allows us to open up to the immense compassion we have stored in our hearts.  It is from this opening that we reach out in true compassion for another’s pain. What is amazing to me is that in that reaching out, in that extended hand, smile, hug or encouraging word we give to another, we find the very thing that lifts our own pain and suffering.  Choose today to offer any help in whatever way you can to your neighbor, friend or family member to not only help them but to lift youself up as well.
Classes for this Week
Monday Night Yoga Cancelled due to the storm
Tuesday Morning at 930am (unless we are still under siege…check your email)
Thursday Night at 730pm
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am
(please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
Happenings
ShaktiPath Kirtan this Friday Night
Essence of Yoga on November 2nd 7-9pm Click the link for details
Restorative Yoga Friday November 16 at 930 – 1130am
Join us for a special two hour restorative practice incorpating praynayam, chanting and reiki (please reserve your spot as this class will fill up fast)
Cost is $15 or $12 for Seniors
**This Class is presently full to capacity, however, let me know if you want to get on the wait list if someone cancels**
Yoga Jam Saturday November 17 at 8 – 930am
Fun, fast-paced vinyasa class set to rockin music incorporating challenging poses, free style flowing and meditation to challenge you on all levels; mental, spiritual and physical. Please let me know of any songs you think would be a great addition!
Class cards honored – $12 walk in fee
**(Try to sign up for the monthly classes with intention as they will likely fill up fast)
Wishing you Saftey, Peace and Light!!!
Namaste
Stock Photography: Silhouette of a Woman Doing Yoga
Amy

Yoga this Week – February 4, 2012

Greetings dearest yoga students,
 
This week brings us to our final yama in the first limb of yoga’s eight limb path.
 
 
 
Aparigraha
greedlessness, non-attachment

“The yogi feels that the collection or hoarding of things implies a lack of faith in God and in himself to provide for the future….By the observance of aparigraha, the yogi makes his life as simple as possible and trains his mind not to feel the loss or the lack of anything. Then everything he really needs will come to him by itself at the proper time.”

                                                                BKS Iyengar
 
It is fitting that the last yama is about letting go.  As we have seen with all the yamas, cultivating faith in our divine intelligence is a foundational requirement if we are to walk on our true, right path.  Working with aparigraha requires a letting go and a giving heart.  It is releasing the need to come from a place of lack and acknowledge that there is always enough.  Think about it…don’t we always seem to get what we need although we may not always get what we desire.  Learning to live from an attitude of abundance allows you to give freely and walk your path with serentity.  Greed is based on fear and fear leads us to cling to impermanant things (money, titles, people, things..).  Clinging will not lengthen your life, bring lasting happiness or keep you safe. 
 
 
 
Attachment, hoarding and greed leads to making decisions that are based on fear.  Letting go of fear and cultivating faith empowers us to let go of  our competitive human nature and dive deeper into the interconnectness of all things which allows us to see that you and I are not separate.  The next time you notice yourself acting from a place of fear based greed, envy or unhealthy grasping, try repeating the mantra silently or quietly out loud:  “There is always enough, my higher power will always provide exactly what is needed and I am exactly where I need to be”. and see if your perception shifts to one of giving, acceptance and effortless love. 
 
 
 
Classes for this Week
 
Monday and Thursday Evening 730pm
 
Tuesday 930am with 11am Meditation to Follow Class
 
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am
 
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
 
 
Lakshmi – Goddess of Abundance

*Tonight! Live Kirtan with ShaktiPath at Breathe in Port Jefferson – Feburary 4th, 7-9pm $25 ($20 for you)

*Vinyasa & Live Music with ShaktiPath – February 18th, 3-5pm Yoga for Life $25 ($20 for you)

*Restorative Yoga and Acupunture – March 14th, 7-9pm Home Studio $45

Looking forward to seeing you all in our “expanded” Yoga Room!  Much gratitude to Billy for putting much time and energy into doing the work!!  Its awesome.  Watch for your Aparigraha thoughts this week!! 

“When you grasp, you lose; when you give, you gain”
 

Namaste,

Amy 

 

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

Yoga this Week – November 20, 2011

 
  

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

                                                                                         Melody Beattie

Hari Om Dear Yoga Students,

Hope this email finds you well grounded and centered in your life.  Thanks so much to all of you who attended the Restorataive Yoga and Acupunture class, it was an amazing thing for me to witness you all melting away your stress!!  The next session (January) already has five on the list so if you are interested let me know. 

Look around you this morning.  Take in the sights and smells of Fall.  Breathe in that energy and allow your life to be enough.  Call to mind all you have been given.  All the blessing and hardships; even trials and tribulations are gifts in disguise.  The obstacles in our path allow us to move deeper into our human experience by humbling us enough to reach out to others for help.  In times when we are in the depth of hardship or confusion, when the world seems darkest, the miracle of letting go occurs.  Dark times can have the ability to move us away from the material into the spiritual; drawing us nearer to the divine source that carries us through the days when we simply cannot walk on our own.  Experiencing the light within the dark (yin and yang) we come to the realization that Santosha becomes possible no matter what circumstances surround us right now.

Santosha, or the practice of contentment, is the ability to feel satisfied within the container of one’s immediate experience.  ~~Donna Farhi

Be open, be receptive, be present for yourself and those around you today and through this holiday of thankgiving.  Be of service in anyway you can, look beyond your differences as you interact with your family and friends and honor each person for who they are today; knowing that their struggles are no easier than your own.  Don’t forget to honor yourself and your place in this life!  You were meant to be here at this time and hour so rejoice, be happy and most of all be grateful for all you have that truly matters!!

When at peace and content with oneself and others (Santosha), supreme joy is celebrated. (Nischala Joy Devi)

 

Classes for this Week

Monday Evening at 730pm

and

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow class

Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed

No Classes Thursday or Friday this Week!! 

Winter Soltice Celebration on Wednesday, December 21st at 7pm

Come share your inner light with your Koola (yoga comunity) as we move into the darkest day of the year for an evening of Gentle Yoga, Chanting with ShaktiPath, Meditation and Sangha

Refreshments will be served! 

Let me know if you plan to attend or sign up when you come to class

Please bring a donation for the local food pantry if you can!  Thank you…

 

Have a wonderful  Thanksgiving Holiday!

Peace, Love and Light to you and your families,

 

Namaste

Amy

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