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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
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





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)
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!!!
Stock Photography: Silhouette of a Woman Doing Yoga

Yoga this Week – September 22, 2012


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


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)


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

Yoga this Week – November 20, 2011


Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

                                                                                         Melody Beattie

Hari Om Dear Yoga Students,

Hope this email finds you well grounded and centered in your life.  Thanks so much to all of you who attended the Restorataive Yoga and Acupunture class, it was an amazing thing for me to witness you all melting away your stress!!  The next session (January) already has five on the list so if you are interested let me know. 

Look around you this morning.  Take in the sights and smells of Fall.  Breathe in that energy and allow your life to be enough.  Call to mind all you have been given.  All the blessing and hardships; even trials and tribulations are gifts in disguise.  The obstacles in our path allow us to move deeper into our human experience by humbling us enough to reach out to others for help.  In times when we are in the depth of hardship or confusion, when the world seems darkest, the miracle of letting go occurs.  Dark times can have the ability to move us away from the material into the spiritual; drawing us nearer to the divine source that carries us through the days when we simply cannot walk on our own.  Experiencing the light within the dark (yin and yang) we come to the realization that Santosha becomes possible no matter what circumstances surround us right now.

Santosha, or the practice of contentment, is the ability to feel satisfied within the container of one’s immediate experience.  ~~Donna Farhi

Be open, be receptive, be present for yourself and those around you today and through this holiday of thankgiving.  Be of service in anyway you can, look beyond your differences as you interact with your family and friends and honor each person for who they are today; knowing that their struggles are no easier than your own.  Don’t forget to honor yourself and your place in this life!  You were meant to be here at this time and hour so rejoice, be happy and most of all be grateful for all you have that truly matters!!

When at peace and content with oneself and others (Santosha), supreme joy is celebrated. (Nischala Joy Devi)


Classes for this Week

Monday Evening at 730pm


Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow class

Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed

No Classes Thursday or Friday this Week!! 

Winter Soltice Celebration on Wednesday, December 21st 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

Refreshments will be served! 

Let me know if you plan to attend or sign up when you come to class

Please bring a donation for the local food pantry if you can!  Thank you…


Have a wonderful  Thanksgiving Holiday!

Peace, Love and Light to you and your families,




Amy Perri
Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr

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)


Yoga this Week July 23, 2011

We will only discover the nature of our particular genius
when we stop trying to conform to our own or other people’s models,
learn to be ourselves,
and allow our natural channel to open.”
                                                    Shaki Gawain



The fourth Niyama (or observance) in the Eight Limb Path of yoga is the study of the self.

Like so many yoga practices, svadhyaya is the process of getting to know who we really are; our true self.  Yoga asana, pranayam, and meditation are all ways to peel off the layers of our false selves.  Doing this and staying present to the process is not always easy.  As we peel the layers and really look at our exposed wounds, memories, conditionings and patterns, we may feel more confused and defeated than when we began.  Trust the process and turn again and again to those spiritual teachers that came before us.  They are there to guide us; in books, in music, in our dreams, our prayers or maybe sitting right across from us at work, home or in our communities.  As we work to let go of others (or even our own) ideas of who we should be, the more open and compassionate to our own “particular genius”  we can become and the more our “natural channels” to the divine open and our dharma (life’s purpose) is revealed.

Yoga this Week

Monday & Thursday Evening 730-9pm

Tuesday 930am with 11am Meditation following class

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930-11am

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


Special Two-Hour Asana/Chakra Meditation Class

Live Musical Accompaniment by ShaktiPath

Evening or Morning Session

Thursday Evening, August 11th from 730 to 930pm




Friday Morning, August 12th from 930 to 1130am



We will begin with our pranayama and asana class to prepare our minds, bodies and spirits for the second half of class which will be a chakra balancing/meditation class utilizing chants, music and restorative yoga postures to connect and open the seven major chakra centers.  ShaktiPath will provide the live music for this special class.

(Please reserve your spot as soon as possible as this class is limited to the first ten students who sign up)


For further information  events page on my website  

Shanti, Peace