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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

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 – September 22, 2012

 

Scroll Down to see info on events and new classes……
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.”

Iyengar

Good Morning Dear Yoga Students,

As this Fall draws us inward I wish for your eyes to see all the abundance that you already possess right now in this moment in this time in your life. One beautiful morning this past week I walked down to the shore, a little less than a mile from my house and I was embraced with the serene beauty that was all around me. It caused me to stop and I experienced a moment that seemed to have transformed into one of those magical moments suspended in time. I paused, connected to my breath, did some simple yoga postures and sat on a piece of wood to silently sit in meditation.. As the rythmic sound of the waves made their way into my mind and the gentle warm breeze carressed my skin, I felt so completely connected to all that was around me. The feeling of abundance and gratitude seemed to encapsulate my entire being. If we take even a moment to connect with all that is precious and dear to us in our lives right now, we allow the divine light to shine into our hearts. A moment like this can change your entire day from one that is ordinary to one that is full of miracles and we seem to lack nothing.

Classes this Week

Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

New Monthly Classes starting October 12th and 13th

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

Happenings

Friday October 12th begins a once a month Restorative Yoga class. Incorporating supported gentle yoga postures, pranayama, chanting and Reiki. Appropriate for all levels.

Saturday October 13th begins a once a month Yoga Jam!! This class will be intentially challenging on all levels. Fun paces vinyaya flows with a rockin’ playlist of music that will lead into holdings for advanced postures. Come as you are and expand from there. This class will be 815am to 930am. I will need at least three students to sign up for the class to happen.

Thanks so much to all those who came out to chant and dance in your yoga flow with ShaktiPath on Global Mala this past weekend. It was a wonderful experience to be present for the beauty of our yoga communities coming together for great causes. Stay tuned for more ShaktiPath events!!

Yoga Friends Camp Out this coming weekend. Friday to Sunday at Cedar Point in East Hampton. Let me know if you want to come along. You can come for the whole weekend, one night or one afternoon. Bring your drums, bells, instruments and singing voices for a Camp Fire Circle Jam Friday Night!!!

Om, Shanti!!

Amy

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

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 – January 7, 2012

Satya – To seek and honor the truth in yourself, others and the world

(Sat-Truth + Ya-that which is of the essence)

“Probably the hardest form of this practice [commitment to satya] is being true to our own heart and inner destiny. Confusion and mistrust of our inner values can make it difficult to know the nature of our heart’s desire, but even when we become clear enough to recognize what truth means for us, we may lack the courage and conviction to live our truth. Following what we know to be essential for our growth may mean leaving unhealthy relationships or jobs and taking risks that jeopardize our own comfortable position. It may mean making choices that are not supported by consensual reality or ratified by the outer culture. The truth is rarely convenient. One way we can know we are living the truth is that while our choices may not be easy, at the end of the day we feel at peace with ourselves”

Donna Fhari

Greetings Dear Yoga Students,

Hope this email finds you well, embracing the truth of your life whatever is put before you at this moment. I hope you enjoyed practicing ahimsa (non-violence) and that you continue to do so as the year moves forward for Ahimsa is at the core of all yogic practices.
We now come to our second out of five yamas: Satya (truthfullness) which requires clear seeing, courage and steadfastness. Try and be aware of situations in which you tend to color or deny the truth with yourself or others. Be aware without judgement if you think another is bending what you believe to be the truth taking into consideration that we only see the world through our own individual lense. Practing satya is having the courage and faith to first clear your own lense and then act on what you see with a compassionate heart.

 Classes for this Week

Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday 930am with Meditation to follow class

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

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

Please note that payment for the January 25th Restorative Yoga and Acupunture Class is due by January 11th. If you have not given your payment yet and still plan to attend, please either send it in or contact me. I do have a waiting list so if you cannot make it, please let me know.
Thanks so much!

Watch for your daily thoughts on Satya. Any feedback is much appreicated as we are on this journey together.

Sat Nam
(I honor the truth within each of you)
Amy

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

Yoga this Week November 6, 2011

Keep Coming Back
 
Keep coming back to your breath
Keep coming back to your body
Keep coming back to who you really are.
 
No matter what life puts before you, keep coming back to all the beauty around you, to all the love inside you, to what really matters.  Even if you stray a thousand and one times, keep coming back to the truth of who you really are.  Keep coming back to the eternal, internal essence of you.  Keep coming back to what you know to be true; that the compassion you hold in your heart is meant as much for you as for every living being.  Keep coming back to all the love inside you.
 
Keep Coming Back

Classes this Week
 
Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm
 Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to Follow
 Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am
 (Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
 
 
**If you have signed up for the Yoga and Acupunture Class on November 16th, remember the payment is due by November 10th to hold your spot.  If you would like more information or to put your name on the wait list please click on the following link. 
My yoga retreat at Esalen was amazing!!  Taking time to step out of your regular schedule into a an atmosphere that supports a contemplative, healing space is truly a wonderful way to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit.  Thank you all for the well wishes last week.  Looking forward to seeing you all real soon to share what I am able.
 
Sat Nam
(I bow to the truth within you)
Amy