“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
“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength, but through persistence”
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.
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 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)
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
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…
Once again I am teaching the Vinyasa Section of Yoga Darshana’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. Click on the link to sign up…
Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture
Amy Perri, ERYT500/Reiki Practitioner & Benjamin Craig, Lic. Acupuncturist/Reiki Master
Tuesday, May 7th at 730-930pm
In this special event, restorative yoga, reiki energy healing and acupuncture are integrated to create an indulgent experience designed to restore your balance, wellbeing and facilitate a deep sense of calm in mind, body and spirit.
If you have never experienced acupuncture before, this would be a wonderful, gentle introduction. The acupuncture points were specifically chosen for their universal healing properties including supporting the immune system, balancing energy and creating a overall sense of relief.
Restorative yoga postures are supported by blankets, pillows, straps and bolsters to relieve tension, stress and open energy in the body.
Reiki Healing is a non-invasive channeling of universal healing energy with the intention of loving kindness sent to the receiver.
First come, first serve – This workshop will fill up – Register as soon as possible.
Amy Perri, ERYT500 and Benjamin Craig, LAc join forces to combine these three amazing helaing modalities creating an indulgent experience that will be sure to leave you refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to open up to the busy summer months ahead.
Benjamin Craig is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Reiki Master/Teacher. He
combines modern knowledge and ancient tradition to treat the individual’s Body,
Mind and Spirit. Ben is a Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine and has
offices on long Island and in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In addition to his private
practices Ben hosts community Acupuncture events, teaches Reiki and lectures on
science behind holistic and energy medicines.
Amy Perri is an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour professional level with Yoga Alliance. Amy is a Reiki II Level Practioner who owns and operates a fully equipped yoga studio that will support and nuture you through this amazing healing experience.
Due to the nature of this class we must limit attendance to ten participants.
Please register as soon as possible. Payment of $50 is due by May 1st to hold your spot. This covers the two hour yoga class, Reiki and acupuncture treatments.
To register or for more information contact:
Amy Perri, RYT 631-839-0644
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