“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.
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)
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
“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 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
Hope to see you all soon