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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