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Yoga this Week – March 23, 2014

  “In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength, but through persistence”

                                   ~Buddha

buddha by river

Hari Om Dearest Yoga Students,

Hoping this message finds you enjoying the first signs of the new season that surely awaits us.   Think about the perseverance and patience that nature is gifted with.  The small bulbs that wait silently underground, the perennials that lay dormant waiting for the cues that it is time to begin their work of opening, pushing, growing up out of the dark earth into the light.  Nature does not give up, it finds a way to regenerate.  The natural world knows what needs to be done and does not question its role in its lifetime.  Experiencing the persistent and reliable cycles of nature  fills me with hope,  joy and faith that we too can rise above our difficult, dormant or hard times and shine in all our glory when the time is right.

It doesn’t just take talent, intellect or luck for great people to do great things;  Most often, it is simply the persistence and perseverance of doing the next right thing, showing up  and suiting up, waiting patiently when we have exhausted our efforts, or getting on the yoga mat in spite of ourselves.    We too must learn the lesson of  persistence as we confront situations in our lives where we are either forced to wait or forced to gather all our faith to keep hanging on day in and day out, dangling on the edge of vulnerability.   We are all capable of greatness in our own unique way.

sunflower om

The Yoga Sutras tell us is it the obstacles that lead us into a deeper understanding of ourselves which in turn allows to become deeply connected to others as well as the divine force that flows in and out of everything.  Directly confronting our difficulties with clarity, compassion and persistence creates freedom.  Freedom in knowing you are never really trapped in any situation.  For today, see if you can change your perspective to any “rocks” that are in your stream.  Stay focused, do the next right thing, however small it may seem, and try and find the lesson, the jewel that is hidden within.  Today, be persistent in your journey towards balance, freedom, peace and serenity.  Flow within the river of your life, patient, strong and free.

yoga green tree

Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation Practice

Wednesday Evening 730pm

Friday Morning Healing/Gentle Yoga 930am

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

 paisly yoga

Happenings

Happenings – Spring is a Energizing Month!!!

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

http://www.peconicriveryoga.com/code.php?type=gallery_projects&series=3

The next Yoga Jam is scheduled for April 19th….Yoga Jam is a fun, freeing, faced paced flow class set to rockin, rhythmic music meant to fire up the body, mind and spirit.  All Levels Welcome.  Saturday, April 12th at 830-945am.  We  need four students to sign up for class to fly…please reserve

Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oils scheduled for Monday, April 14th at 730pm

Please sign up as soon as possible, Cost is $50 and holds your spot.

Yoga Darshana Spring Renewal Retreat is just about full, just a couple spots left. April 26-27th.   There are a whole bunch of us attending.    Don’t 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.

Yoga this Week – April 6, 2013

Only as a spiritual warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges. The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge, while an ordinary man takes everything
as a blessing or a curse.                                             – Don Juan
Greetings to all my peaceful warriors who week after week face the ultimate challenge of coming face to face with their bodies, minds and spirits on their yoga mats.  Breathe in the energy of spring and be present to all the love that surrounds you.

“You are seeking joy in far off places, but the spring of joy is in your heart.  The haven of peace is in yourself”

Thank you all for journeying  through the chakra system these past seven weeks with me.  As always, it is an honor and a pleasure to be able to bring these sacred teachings to you.   Our study of the body, mind and spirit with its complex movement of energy never ends.  Through asana, meditation, chanting, and spiritual studies, we learn how to be grounded, creative, powerful, compassionate, expressive and wise so we can connect to spirit and the grace thats available to us in our lives.   I stand in awe at our  body’s capacity for healing and guiding us back to wholeness; to our orginal state of equanimity, love and peace because I both know this to be true and I see it in all of you week after week as you committ to your practice and yourself.

Chakra Chart

Classes for this week
Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm
 
Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow class
Wednesday Morning 11am Therapeutic Yoga
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)

Happenings

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Therapeutic Yoga on Wednesdays at 11am will take drop-in students.  Click on the link for more info and reserve your spot.  https://myyogawithamy.com/2013/04/03/therapeutic-yoga-yoga-is-for-everyone/

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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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Yoga Jam is  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
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Summer Solstice on June 21st in Times Square was an amazing experience last year.  Thousands of yogis coming together on the streets of Manhattan to Om, practice and connect.  .  Click on the link to sign up for an early registration notice.  This event is FREE.  Please consider joining in and come with us!!  http://timessquarenyc.org/events/solstice-in-times-square/index.aspx
Peace & Love to you all
Namaste
Amy

Therapeutic Yoga – Yoga is for Everyone

 

 

Therapeutic Yoga – Wednesdays 11  to 1215pm

Yoga is for everyone.  If you can breathe, you can do yoga.  Yoga is a cultivation of inner peace, acceptance and self love.  It is more than the ability to touch your toes or stand on your head.

This class will afford students who may have hesitated to join a typical class the opportunity  to experience the amazing transformative power of yoga in thier lives; body, mind and spirit.


 

“Therapeutic Yoga” will be a very gentle class, catering to those that have special situations, recuperating from surgery, have limited mobility or simply want to ease into yoga practice in a gentle, safe way.   We will use chairs and props if needed and each pose/movement will be modified so that everyone can experience the deep healing yoga offers  in their own unique way. We will begin each class with gentle breath  work and end with a fifteen minute relaxation posture incorporating some reiki energy healing and essential oils.

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This class will run on four week monthly sessions and will be limited to 8 students.  Payment of $55 prior to start of session will cover all four classes.  On a drop in basis, if space allows, the fee will be $16 per class and require prior notice to ensure space is available.   Let me know if you or anyone you know would benefit from this class are interested.

 

Namaste

 

Amy Perri, ERTY500                MyYogaWithAmy.com                            631-839-0644

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