“Life is a Learning Curve” is the quote my 19 year old snowboarding, drumming, stay-up-all-niter college freshman decided to get tattooed on his inner forearm next to the autism puzzle piece in honor of his older brothers journey navigating life on the spectrum.
These days we have a habit of saying that quote often when we come up against something new, hard, difficult, exciting or confusing. Life IS a learning curve. Do we ever stop learning? Transitions, pain, sorrow, winning, defeat, even success all have a learning curve at their core and what make up a growing life. After all, wouldn’t the drive just be a tedious ride if all the roads were straight? It really are those curves that drive us forward, empowering and creating empathy, compassion and resilience as we tackle each one. Like waves on the ocean the learning will keep rolling in. Some of the waves will be easy, rolling gently and slowly onto the shore and some will crash us right from behind and slam us down on our backs. It’s all a learning, a moving forward, through and back and forth again. Whenever you hear that inner critic or that debilitating fear rise up” that tells you “you can’t handle this” try and repeat the mantra “Life is a Learning Curve” ; tattoo it on your arm if you need to and remind yourself you are not supposed to have all the answers and that learning is gives your life meaning your your heart a chance soar.
Yoga this Week
Monday Evening Maryhaven Yoga 515pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation
Wednesday Evening at 715pm
Thursday Evening Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Acupuncture 715 (see below)
Friday Morning Gentle/Healing Yoga 930am
(Please reserve your spot)
Thursday, February 1st 715pm- Synergy Healing Session: Restorative Yoga, Acupuncture & Reiki with Essential Oils. Click Synergy Session Give this gift of healing and restoration to yourself or a loved one. The middle of winter is a great time to build up your immune system to stave off illness of body and mind. $60 Prepaid $75 Day of if space allows – These sessions always fill up – Don’t Delay! Scroll Down for a Detailed Description of Synergy Healing Sessions. (No refunds after 48 hours but you are free to give your spot to a friend).
Yoga for Kids led by Amy Perri – Four Thursdays 3/1 – 3/22 at Rocky Point SchoolYou Do Not Have to Be a Rocky Point Resident to Sign up. Click here for Registration Form. Register with the Rocky Point Community Education Department by mailTwo Classes – Four Sessions Each – $50 for all Four. Grades 3rd to 5th at 320 to 420pm, and Grades K to 2nd at 430 to 530pm
Tuesday, February 27th at 715pm Healing/Gentle Restorative Yoga with Oils & Reiki Once a Month – Date announced each month – Pre-Registration Required – $20 per person.
NEW!!! Thursday, February 15th 7 to 830pm – Yoga Sutra Study GroupPlease join us for our first gathering to study the sacred text, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. The Yoga Sutras have many translations and offer us a scientific approach to our yoga practice. These Sutras, or threads, hold a wealth of information and point us in the direction of wholeness and enlightenment. Together we will interpret sections of the sutras and read from a variety of translations. Please bring a journal, something to write with a copy of the sutras (if you have one) and an open mind ready for discussion! Light Refreshments will be served. $15 Exchange.
2018 Equinox Goddess Yoga Retreat on Shelter Island is now open for Registration!! September 21st to 23rd.The Autumn Equinox is an auspicious time to gather together and contemplate both the light and the dark within and without. This retreat sells out quickly, Click on the link for all the details on how to sign up! 2018 Equinox Retreat
“Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer. Crying includes all the principles of Yoga.”
Dearest Yoga Students,
Hope you enjoy a good cry now and again. I have always been a crier. The tears just come and there is no holding them back. Not much has changed. I cry when I am happy, upset, mad, frustrated, full of love or simply when I become overwhelmed by the beauty and fragility of this life. Crying integrates a sense of presence like nothing else, it includes breath work, abdominal strengthening and has the ability to allow my emotions to flow like the tears the streaming down my face leaving me calm and relieved. I used to feel bad about the way I cried. Those around me would urge me to stop and stifle it, maybe due to their own uncomfortability. Today, I have embraced my ability to wear my emotional body out for the world to see. If I am in a situation where it is absolutely inappropriate to cry, I take a breath and promise myself a good cry the next chance I get. So allow yourself to cry. Cry for the world, cry for yourself, cry for all the amazing ups and downs, and cry for the deep, spiritual love you feel when you witness the sacred beauty all around you.
Yoga this Week
Monday Maryhaven Yoga 515pm Port Jefferson
Tuesday Morning Yoga 930am with Meditation
Wednesday Evening Yoga 7:30pm
Thursday 1199 Retiree Yoga & Meditation Riverhead
Friday Morning Healing/Gentle Yoga 930am
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
Restorative Yoga, Reiki & Essential Oils with Chakra Balancing – Wednesday, June 7th at 10 – 1130am
$35 Exchange – Pre-Registration Required – Contact me to secure your spot
The Equinox Yoga Retreat is currently sold out – If you would like to be on a waiting list please let me know!
Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture
Amy Perri, ERYT500/Reiki Practitioner & Benjamin Craig, Lic. Acupuncturist/Reiki Master
Tuesday, May 7th at 730-930pm
In this special event, restorative yoga, reiki energy healing and acupuncture are integrated to create an indulgent experience designed to restore your balance, wellbeing and facilitate a deep sense of calm in mind, body and spirit.
If you have never experienced acupuncture before, this would be a wonderful, gentle introduction. The acupuncture points were specifically chosen for their universal healing properties including supporting the immune system, balancing energy and creating a overall sense of relief.
Restorative yoga postures are supported by blankets, pillows, straps and bolsters to relieve tension, stress and open energy in the body.
Reiki Healing is a non-invasive channeling of universal healing energy with the intention of loving kindness sent to the receiver.
First come, first serve – This workshop will fill up – Register as soon as possible.
Amy Perri, ERYT500 and Benjamin Craig, LAc join forces to combine these three amazing helaing modalities creating an indulgent experience that will be sure to leave you refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to open up to the busy summer months ahead.
Benjamin Craig is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Reiki Master/Teacher. He
combines modern knowledge and ancient tradition to treat the individual’s Body,
Mind and Spirit. Ben is a Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine and has
offices on long Island and in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In addition to his private
practices Ben hosts community Acupuncture events, teaches Reiki and lectures on
science behind holistic and energy medicines.
Amy Perri is an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour professional level with Yoga Alliance. Amy is a Reiki II Level Practioner who owns and operates a fully equipped yoga studio that will support and nuture you through this amazing healing experience.
Due to the nature of this class we must limit attendance to ten participants.
Please register as soon as possible. Payment of $50 is due by May 1st to hold your spot. This covers the two hour yoga class, Reiki and acupuncture treatments.
To register or for more information contact:
Amy Perri, RYT 631-839-0644