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Yoga this Week – March 23, 2014

  “In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength, but through persistence”

                                   ~Buddha

buddha by river

Hari Om Dearest Yoga Students,

Hoping this message finds you enjoying the first signs of the new season that surely awaits us.   Think about the perseverance and patience that nature is gifted with.  The small bulbs that wait silently underground, the perennials that lay dormant waiting for the cues that it is time to begin their work of opening, pushing, growing up out of the dark earth into the light.  Nature does not give up, it finds a way to regenerate.  The natural world knows what needs to be done and does not question its role in its lifetime.  Experiencing the persistent and reliable cycles of nature  fills me with hope,  joy and faith that we too can rise above our difficult, dormant or hard times and shine in all our glory when the time is right.

It doesn’t just take talent, intellect or luck for great people to do great things;  Most often, it is simply the persistence and perseverance of doing the next right thing, showing up  and suiting up, waiting patiently when we have exhausted our efforts, or getting on the yoga mat in spite of ourselves.    We too must learn the lesson of  persistence as we confront situations in our lives where we are either forced to wait or forced to gather all our faith to keep hanging on day in and day out, dangling on the edge of vulnerability.   We are all capable of greatness in our own unique way.

sunflower om

The Yoga Sutras tell us is it the obstacles that lead us into a deeper understanding of ourselves which in turn allows to become deeply connected to others as well as the divine force that flows in and out of everything.  Directly confronting our difficulties with clarity, compassion and persistence creates freedom.  Freedom in knowing you are never really trapped in any situation.  For today, see if you can change your perspective to any “rocks” that are in your stream.  Stay focused, do the next right thing, however small it may seem, and try and find the lesson, the jewel that is hidden within.  Today, be persistent in your journey towards balance, freedom, peace and serenity.  Flow within the river of your life, patient, strong and free.

yoga green tree

Yoga this Week

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation Practice

Wednesday Evening 730pm

Friday Morning Healing/Gentle Yoga 930am

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

 paisly yoga

Happenings

Happenings – Spring is a Energizing Month!!!

April 12th at both the 9am and 11am classes at Peconic River Yoga in Aquebogue, I will again be providing musical chanting with Kate, Director of PRY leading asana.  The studio is a wonderful place to practice and its a beautiful ride out to the North Fork.   , Click on the link to sign up.  Regular Class Fees apply

http://www.peconicriveryoga.com/code.php?type=gallery_projects&series=3

The next Yoga Jam is scheduled for April 19th….Yoga Jam is a fun, freeing, faced paced flow class set to rockin, rhythmic music meant to fire up the body, mind and spirit.  All Levels Welcome.  Saturday, April 12th at 830-945am.  We  need four students to sign up for class to fly…please reserve

Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oils scheduled for Monday, April 14th at 730pm

Please sign up as soon as possible, Cost is $50 and holds your spot.

Yoga Darshana Spring Renewal Retreat is just about full, just a couple spots left. April 26-27th.   There are a whole bunch of us attending.    Don’t miss your opportunity to have a wonderful retreat experience in your own backyard.  The setting at Camp DeWolfe in Wading River is stunning.  I will be teaching an afternoon Vinyasa flow class as well as leading the Saturday night Devotional Chanting Kirtan, aside from that, I will be on retreat with you all!!  Here is the link, don’t delay…

http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/Springrenewalretreat.html

Once again I am teaching the Vinyasa Section of Yoga Darshana’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.  Click on the link to sign up…

http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/200hour.html

Thursday, June 5 at 6:00pm
Windham Retreat Center, Windham NY
Led by Brian Miller and the group at Mind Body Adventures
Consider joining my for this special 4 day/3night escape into the mountains of Windham!  Benjamin Craig and I will be co-facilitating our Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture with Essential Oil sessions during the weekend which also includes hiking, meditation, Sangha and more.  Click on the link for more information.

Yoga this Week – April 6, 2013

Only as a spiritual warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges. The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge, while an ordinary man takes everything
as a blessing or a curse.                                             – Don Juan
Greetings to all my peaceful warriors who week after week face the ultimate challenge of coming face to face with their bodies, minds and spirits on their yoga mats.  Breathe in the energy of spring and be present to all the love that surrounds you.

“You are seeking joy in far off places, but the spring of joy is in your heart.  The haven of peace is in yourself”

Thank you all for journeying  through the chakra system these past seven weeks with me.  As always, it is an honor and a pleasure to be able to bring these sacred teachings to you.   Our study of the body, mind and spirit with its complex movement of energy never ends.  Through asana, meditation, chanting, and spiritual studies, we learn how to be grounded, creative, powerful, compassionate, expressive and wise so we can connect to spirit and the grace thats available to us in our lives.   I stand in awe at our  body’s capacity for healing and guiding us back to wholeness; to our orginal state of equanimity, love and peace because I both know this to be true and I see it in all of you week after week as you committ to your practice and yourself.

Chakra Chart

Classes for this week
Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm
 
Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow class
Wednesday Morning 11am Therapeutic Yoga
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)

Happenings

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Therapeutic Yoga on Wednesdays at 11am will take drop-in students.  Click on the link for more info and reserve your spot.  https://myyogawithamy.com/2013/04/03/therapeutic-yoga-yoga-is-for-everyone/

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Beginning on April 13th I will be leading a Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon.  This training is open to all aspiring Yoga Teachers and Continuing Education Credits are available.  Click on the link for more information.  http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/events.html

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Yoga Jam is  April 27th 8am. Yoga Jam is a fast paced intermediate vinyasa flow set to rockin’ music and creative sequences. Sure to jump start your day. All are welcome! Please sign up as soon as possible.
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Kirtan with ShaktiPath at 7pm on April 27th at Jewel of the Lotus Yoga Studio in Islip. Click on the link for more info http://www.shaktipath.net/events/events.html
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Summer Solstice on June 21st in Times Square was an amazing experience last year.  Thousands of yogis coming together on the streets of Manhattan to Om, practice and connect.  .  Click on the link to sign up for an early registration notice.  This event is FREE.  Please consider joining in and come with us!!  http://timessquarenyc.org/events/solstice-in-times-square/index.aspx
Peace & Love to you all
Namaste
Amy

Yoga this Week – March 31, 2013

 

 

A human being is a part of the whole called by us “the universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest – a kind of optical illusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening the circle of understanding and compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” – Albert Einstein

 

 

 

 

Crown Chakra – Sahasrara – Thousand Petal Lotus

  • Color – violet, white
  • Physical Location – top of head
  • Element – Light
  • Attributes – Supreme Bliss – Samadhi
  • Purposes – intuitive knowing, connection to one’s spirituality, integration of the whole
  • Spiritual Lesson – spirituality, living in the now, unity, connection
  • Mental and Emotional Issues – discovery of the divine, lack of purpose, loss of meaning or identity, trust, selflessness, humanitarianism, ability to see the bigger picture in the life stream, devotion, inspiration, values, ethics
  • Information Stored Inside Crown Chakra – duality, magnetism, controlling patterns, emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear), empathy, compassion

 

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it, and live along some distant day into the answer.

Rainer Maria Rilke

 

Greetings dear Yoga Students and Happy Easter to those of you who are celebrating!!

The crown chakra signifies our connection to spirit, our higher power, and our divine essence.  We feel this chakra open in those moments when we look around our life and see that everything is perfect, beautiful and harmonious.  We can also open to the power of this energy when we are struggling with difficulties, tragedies or discontent.  We can allow our divine spirit to carry us and trust that “some distant day” all will make sense again in our lives.

The energy of the Sahasrara reminds us that we are “All One” and that we can let go of that illusion of separateness.  As you feel the sun shine on your face today, make a mental note that that sun shines on every single person, flower, and blade of grass that you see without distinction.  We are all part of the same whole, whatever your spiritual belief system might include, we are all children of this universe, “no less than the trees and the stars” and we will be carried in times of great joy and times of deep despair.   Connect, plug in, listen and allow yourself to receive all the gifts that your divine spirit has to offer.  Allow Grace always…

 

Classes for this Week

Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to Follow

Wednesday 11am Therapeutic Yoga Begins – One spot still open

Friday Morning 930am Healing Yoga

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

 

There are joys which long to be ours.  God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.

Henry Ward Beecher

Happenings

Beginning on April 13th I will be leading a Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon.  This training is open to all aspiring Yoga Teachers and Continuing Education Credits are available.  Click on the link for more information.  http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/events.html

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The date has changed for The next Yoga Jam!  It is now scheduled for April 27th 8am. Yoga Jam is a fast paced intermediate vinyasa flow set to rockin’ music and creative sequences. Sure to jump start your day. All are welcome! Please sign up as soon as possible.
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Kirtan with ShaktiPath at 7pm on April 27th at Jewel of the Lotus Yoga Studio in Islip. Click on the link for more info http://www.shaktipath.net/events/events.html
“People can you feel it?  Love is Everywhere” Allman Bros
Namaste
Amy

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

 

“What’s Done is Done”
Shakespeare
Greetings Dearest Yoga Students,
Do not allow yourself to get stuck in the past.  What has happened is already gone.  Like the wake of a boat, it is behind you and does not have to define or determine the direction you will take.  Let go and allow what has happened to shape your future on its own.  Everything that has happened has led you to this moment.    You cannot change the past, you can look and learn but in the end you must let go and set your sights on the future.  Although the future is there wide open for anyone to change, we have a tendency to hang on to the unfulfilling wish to change the past and live with the mantra, “If only”… this simply is wasted energy.  What’s done is done…. direct your energy to the future: meditate the present,  make plans, set intentions, transform your intentions into actions and let go of anything holding you back from creating the life you were meant to live.
Classes for this Week
Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to Follow Class
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am
Saturday YOGA JAM (Intermediate fast paced vinyasa) 8-930am
(currently has one or two spots left)
(please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have changed)
A Reminder that the food pantry bin is always here awaiting your donations.  The pantry at the Mount Sinai Congregational Church is so incredibly thankful for all of our donations and wanted me to express their gratitude to you all!!  Try to remember to grab one small item everytime you grab your mat and come to class as an offering to your community.  Thank you!!!
Happenings

ShaktiPath Kirtan Food Drive at the Mastic Moriches Shirley Library Feb 9th 1:30PM – 3:30PM Registration is open to all – you do not have to be a card holder and this event is FREE with a food pantry donation – Call to register 399-1511 Ext 240 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 more information http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/floga.html
Sat Nam
Hope to see you all soon
Amy

 

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

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

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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