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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
 

Yoga this Week October 29, 2011

  

**Please note there will be no classes this week – Normal Schedule resumes on Monday, November 7th and I no longer will be teaching the Sunday Morning Hot Class***
 
“The most effective way to reduce health costs is to reduce demand,
and the easiest way to do that is by Self-Care.”

                                          Leonard Perlmutter

 
 
 
 
Hari Om dear yoga students,
 
Taking time for yourself, right here and now, is what will be most important to your physical, mental and spiritual future.  You most likely have heard many people (or yourself) proclaim “I don’t have the time to take care of myself…I’m just too busy with other demands to fit it in”.  This is truly an ironic statement.  The way I see it is that if we do not find the time for self care today, we will certainly be forced into taking the time later to nurse ourselves back to health (body, mind or spirit) in the future.  So in this day that we call the present, take any amount of time you can spare and do something nurturing for yourself.  Whatever is most appropriate for you today; read something spiritual, funny or uplifting, bundle up and take a walk, do some yoga, make a healthy meal,  take a hot bath or simply slow down the pace and practice being present.  Build up some self-care in the bank of your life and watch how your investment grows, rospers and spills on to everyone in your life.

 I will be taking my own advice this week as I travel across the country to Esalen at Big Sur in California to attend a five-day yoga retreat.  My hope is to release, renew and bring some interesting techniques back to all of you!! 
 
 
Have a wonderful self-nurturing week!!
 
 
 

Restorative Yoga and Acupunture Workshop – November 16th 7-9pm
Click on the link below for more information
 
(at present the Nov 16th workshop is full but if we get enouph people interested we will host a second night)
 
Namaste
Amy
 
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Amy Perri
RYT500
Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr
631-839-0644
http://www.MyYogaWithAmy.com 

Weekly Email October 22, 2011

 

**Please be aware that I am no longer teaching the Sunday Morning Rocky Point Hot Yoga Class, I will be happily sleeping in!** 
 

Verse 15  

The ancient Masters were profound and subtle.
Their wisdom was unfathomable.
There is no way to describe it;
all we can describe is their appearance.
They were careful as someone crossing an iced-over stream.
Alert as a warrior in enemy territory.
Courteous as a guest.
Fluid as melting ice.
Shapable as a block of wood.
Receptive as a valley.
Clear as a glass of water.Do you have the patience to wait
till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
till the right action arises by itself?

The Master doesn’t seek fulfillment.
Not seeking, not expecting,
she is present, and can welcome all things

 
 
Good Morning dearest yoga students,
 
This verse from the Tao Te Ching challenges us to live an unhurried life.  To be careful, alert, courteous, fluid, shapable, receptive and clear.  It asks us to be present and aware of our actions and reactions but to be open to what the flow of life is offering us.  To “remain unmoving till the right action arises” is not easy by any means.  Our media driven society is often targeting our fears and prompts us to do more, be more, work harder in order to acheive, be fullfilled, be happy.  The Tao offers us another way.  To become part of the flow of life, not to be stagnant or uninvolved, but to be still enough so that life simply is living moment to moment, letting go of past and future to find our own calm center.
 
 
When we work to become empty of expectation,  life presents us with the opportunities we need; resources magically appear,  ideas become realities and coincidences become miracles not by paniky pushing, but by becoming still enough so that you flow with the tide of life’s events.  Our dreams and desires rarely materialize exactly how and when we plan but if we open to all things that our life presents, one day we wake up and we are living our dreams.  All we have ever hoped for is right there in front of us.  Try and get quiet for a few minutes right now and meditate on all the things the divine plan has brought into your life.  Allow peace and serentity to flow in with your breath and let go of striving and expectation as you exhale. Let your entire being rest in the light of gratitude for everything that is flowing in and through you on this day feeling as “receptive as a valley and clear as a glass of water”.
 
 
 
Classes for this Week
 
Monday & Thursday Evening at 730pm
 
Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow class
 
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am
 
*Maryhaven Class 5pm on Monday*
 
Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed
 
 
Restorative Yoga and Acupunture Workshop – November 16th 7-9pm
Click on the link below for more information
 
(at present the Nov 16th workshop is full but if we get enouph people interested we will host a second night)
 
 Peace, love and yoga,
Namaste
Amy

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

Yoga this Week October 2, 2011

“When non violence (ahimsa) in speech, thought and action is established, one’s aggressive nature is relinquished and others abandon hostility in one’s presence”
                                           Yoga Sutras
 

Have you ever found yourself in the presence of someone who exudes such a peaceful energy that  just to be around them or hear their voice allows your shoulders to lower and your breath to quiet, generating a global feeling of relief?  Think about the kind of energy you generate when you walk into a room; the kitchen in your home, your office or school, a party, your car.  What kinds of prompts are you receiving from internal sources?  We can get caught up in inner voices that tell us to judge, fear or compete with others or ourselves which is a form of himsa (violence).  However, we can choose in any given moment to turn off those voices that badger and color our perceptions and create a new dialogue which is of a non-hostile nature creating space to fill wherever we are with a peaceful energy that others will gravitate to, benefit from and mirror back to us.   So for today, in honor of Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday: 

“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed.  Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well” 

 

Classes this Week

Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow class

  Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am

Please email or call to reserve a spot or let me know if your plans have changed. 
 

Warm Vinyasa Flow at Rocky Point Hot Yoga Sundays at 745am

ShaktiPath Kirtan – Live Music and Chanting
Rocky Point Hot Yoga
Saturday, October 15th 7-9pm
Click on this link for details and let me know if you plan to attend this special event!
 
Yoga at Maryhaven begins this Monday at 5pm – contact me for more info
 
 
**Thank you to all who have been so kind in remembering to bring something for the food pantry bin.  It is with much pride that I  bring all of your thoughtful donations down to the outreach center in Mt Sinai for which they are soooo grateful**.
 
“In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, wand what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness.  Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth”
                                          Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
 
Namaste
Amy