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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
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 – 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

and

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,

 

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

 

Yoga this Week September 10, 2011

 

“Detachment is simply letting go of all you hold fast to in your mind. It doesn’t actually mean losing anything, simply changing your relationship with the things in your life today. The greatest pleasure for every soul comes as a result of choosing detachment. Why? Because attachment is a form of slavery that takes place in our own minds. And the result of detachment? Real freedom”
                                                       Innerspace
 
The art of detachment is the practice of showing up, doing your best and letting go of the results acknowledging the basic truth that everything in life has its perfect moment.  It is the realization that if we do not get what we want (even if it seems like the perfect job, perfect person, perfect place, perfect opportunity, etc.)  that there is probably a better time for that situation to materialize in our lives or more often than not, it may be something that is never supposed to happen at all.  When we truly are able to detach from the outcome we release the dissapointment, anger or inadaquacy we feel when things don’t turn out as we thought they should.  Thinking we will find our happiness in someone or something outside ourselves is only an atempt to gratify our senses and satisfy the ego which can never truly be satified.  Acting from a place of attachment and clinging is acting from fear.
 
In contrast, the act of freeing oneself of this type of gratification for the sake of spiritul growth will allow you to access the peace and surrender that is so essential to your happiness and well being.   We can learn to live and let live, look at closed doors as opportunities to turn our attention elsewhere and trust our spiritual guides to take us where we need to be.  When we make decisions from a truly detached place; from a place of calm abiding, wisdom and love, instead of moving us away from our true selves,  it brings us closer to the divine source of all that is
good, true, right and lovely in our lives.
 
 
Yoga this Week
 
Monday Evening at 730pm
 
Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow class
 
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am 
 
There is no Thursday night class this week due to open school night!! 
 
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed) 
 
This week begins my start of Sunday Mornings
745am at Rocky Point Hot Yoga for a warm sweaty vinyasa flow!
 (No reservations required but the doors get locked by 7:50am)
 
Upcoming Events/Workshops
 
 Yoga & the Endocrine System with Eileen Loh and ShaktiPath at
Peconic River Yoga Sept 23rd and Seva Yoga Studio Sept 25th
Email for details
 
 ShaktiPath Kirtan 
Rocky Point Hot Yoga
Saturday, October 15th 7-9pm
Flyer to follow
 
 
 Hope to see you soon,
Namaste
Amy

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

 

Svadhyaya 

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

 

OR

                                                                                                          

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

Namaste

Amy

 

July 2, 2011 Yoga this Week

The important thing is to be awake now, to feel the transparency, to feel the universal shining through the individual, and then to allow life to express itself though us.

                 Rolf Gates

Are you awake??  Truly awake to all that is happeniing inside and outside of you?  Be aware, be diligent, be alive.  Taking the time to quiet our own chattering minds allows us to connect to that universal energy that is in all things.  To be clear and translucent is to allow the divine light to pass through with clarity and enabes us to express the love we hold deep within  our hearts to the world. 
Take a moment or more and go outside.   Sit silently and connect to your breath.  Close your eyes and begin listening to sounds of the natural world.  Breathe it all in and interact with it.  Allow the air of your breath to pass through you with clarity.   Let go of your need to control your outer circumstances, feel the fluidity and transparency of life.  We are not solid; we are light, joy, love and bliss anytime we make the decision to connect to that universal energy and allow “life to express itself through us”. 
 

 
Yoga for this Week
 
Tuesday Morning 930am wtih 11am Meditation following Class
 
Thursday Evening 730 to 9pm
 
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930-11am
 
(Please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have changed)
 
As suggested to me by one of my students, it would be nice to see some testimonials on my website from all of you.  If you would like to contiribute, send me an email of a few lines, talking about your experiences here at yoga.  I have received many beautiful emails over the years from you all and would love to post some them. 
 
Karma Beach Yoga Fundraiser, July 10th at 8am in Rocky Point
see website for details at www.MyYogaWithAmy.com
 
 
 
Our freedom affords us a myriad of opportunities in our lives.   One of the most important ones is the opportunity to pursue any spiritual path we desire to explore in our own individual way. I express much gratitude to all of you for enabling me to follow and live out my dharma by allowing me to bring yoga into your lives.  The freedom to teach yoga and bring, the phsysical and spiritual disciplines to my students is a privilege that propells my spiritual path farther and wider than you will ever know.  Take a moment to say a prayer of gratitude to all those that have fought for our freedom and continue to do so today. 
 
Happy Fourth of July to you all
 
Metta Meditation
 
May you be Happy
May you be Healthy
May you be free from Danger
 May you live  in this Day with Ease
Namaste
Amy

June 18, 2011 Weekly Message and Beach Yoga

He didn’t tell me how to live;
he lived, and let me watch him do it. 
~Clarence Budington Kelland

 

Have a Happy Father’s Day!!
 
Good Morning Dearest Yoga Students,
 
Hope this morning fills your heart as you awake to yet another amazing day.    Whatever circumstances surround you today, allow gratitude to replace any judgment you may have surrounding either your own fathering or the fathers in your life.  We are all walking this path together and the struggles of another are no different then your own; their decisions are no easier made.  Be comforted in knowing we are all doing the best we can at any given moment.  Offer your unconditional love whenever you can and connect to the energy of what being and/or having a father means in your life.  Even if your own father is not currently pyhsically in your life, know that we all have access to that divine, universal fatherly energy that guides, protects, nutures and sometimes carries us throughout our days.
 
 
Classes for this Week
 
Monday and Thursday Evening at 730-9pm
 
Tuesday Morning 930am with 11am Meditation to follow
 
Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930-11am
 
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
 
Attached and below is the flyer for the first Karma Beach Yoga July 10th!!!
 
Have a happy, peacefilled Father’s Day!
 
Namaste
Amy
 
 

   Greet the new day with yoga outdoors

And join us for

**Karma Beach Yoga Fundraiser**

Accompanied with Live Music by

Shaktipath

Sunday, July 10th

8-9am

At the North Shore Beach Assn’s

Beech Road Private Beach in Rocky Point

Hallock Landing Rd North – Right on Magnolia – Left on Beech Road – Parking Lot at end of Beech Road on Soundview Drive – walk down the stairs to beach 

**$10 per person**

Weather Permitting – Rain Date Sunday, July 17th

*Future summer dates will be announced as we go*

 (All Levels/ages Welcomed)

 Bring your mat, a towel or blanket and an open mind and heart! 

Karma Yoga

The yoga of action resulting in selfless service for the good of all

** All proceeds will go directly to our local soup kitchen,

“The Invited Inn”, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rocky Point**

 

For more information contact:

Amy Perri, RYT

631-839-0644

yogawithamy@optonline.net

www.myyogawithamy.com 

 

Greetings Dearest Yoga Students

“The Pali (an early language of Inda) word ‘Metta’ is commonly translated in English as ‘loving-kindness.’  Metta signifies friendship and non-violence as well as “a strong wish for the happiness of others.”  Metta is a very specific form of love — a caring for another independent of all self-interest — and thus is likened to one’s love for one’s child or parent. Understandably, this energy is often difficult to describe with words; however, in the practice of Metta meditation, one recites specific words and phrases in order to evoke this “boundless warm-hearted feeling.”  The strength of this feeling is not limited to or by family, religion, or social class.  Indeed, Metta is a tool that permits one’s generosity and kindness to be applied to all beings and, as a consequence, one finds true happiness in another person’s happiness, no matter who the individual is.”

Greetings Dearest Yoga Students

If you were in class this past week, you undoubtedly felt the power of the Metta Meditation in your practice and possibly in your life.  When we recite metta, we create that energy of loving kindness towards ourselves and others.  In fact, whatever we focus our minds on manifests itself in an energy that moves inside of us and releases towards others.  If we focus on fear, pain or hopelessness, we genergate a negative energy which ultimately ends up releasing on others around us.  If we focus on happiness, joy and acceptance, that too will radiate through us to others.  The art of loving kindness is a practice.  Metta is a formal, simple way to practice cultivating loving kindness.  You may want to try reciting the following phrases in a specific order.

May you be safe and protected.
May you be peaceful and happy.
May you be healthy and strong.
May you walk in this world with ease.
Ater metta flows easily to yourself, try to incorporate sending metta in the following  order or pick one to focus on at each sitting.

A loved one or dear friend
A neutral person (someone you neither like nor dislike)
A difficult person (no need to start with the most difficult person, but someone whom you have a distaste for)
All beings, individuals, personalities, creatures (or break it  up further by saying: All beings who are suffering,  All children, All teachers, etc.)
The power of metta is one that has to be experienced.  Look to this day with unconditional love and spread metta as far and wide as your heart can open.

Classes for this Week
Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning at 930a with Metitation at 11am
Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am
Please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have changed.
Hope to see you in class.
Namaste and much metta to you all

Amy