yOGA THIS WEEK – JUNE 20, 2021 – NEW START TIME FOR TUES & FRI MORNINGS!

*PLEASE NOTE:  TUESDAY & FRIDAY MORNINGS ARE BEINGING AT 9AM FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS* 

Greetings dear yoga students,

“She began to realize that identifying her practice with things that could be lost [advanced postures or deep states of meditation],  would always leave her susceptible to fear anything that could be taken away through sickness, aging or life circumstances, was not a very wise thing to stand on.  It  was then that she realized the only security lay in using her yoga practice to tether her awareness to the part of herself that was and is eternal. ”  Donna Farhi

Avidya is the core klesha from which all the others arise.

Avidya – Spiritual Ignorance

Asmita – Ego – Persona -False Self

Raga – Attachment to Pleasure

Dvesa – Aversion to Pain

Adhinivhesa – Fear of Death/Loss 

These Kleshas or misperceptions are basically the core confusion of what is permanent with what is impermanent and the suffering we cause ourselves when we try to hold on to these impermanent things.  We all have fear of losing things we hold dear.  It may be loved ones, our jobs, our health, our strength, our physical appearance or the myriad of ego driven personas we believe ourselves to be.  The yoga sutras tell us that if we are aware of these Kleshas at the root, and Do not allow them to take hold in our psyches, we can release their power. Finding rest within the eternal part of ourselves illuminates the truth that  uncertainty is a core part of our existence. This understanding  is the key that gives us the courage to see through false promises and lack of control so we can ultimately  let go to live with freedom, peace and joy!

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YOGA THIS WEEK

Monday Morning Meditation 9:45am

Passcode:  062007  Meeting ID:  865 8163 1780

11am Chair Yoga Monday Morning

9:00 am Tuesday Morning Class

Wednesday Evening Yoga on the Beach 7pm Click Here for Info

9:00 am Friday Morning Gentle Class

Saturday Morning 11am Yoga in the Park

Class held in the park behind Tilda’s in Rocky Point Under the Awning-Rain or Shine!  Click Yoga in the Park

Yoga on the beach tonight, in the garden and in town this week!

 

Join us for a beautiful sunset yoga class tonight at 7pm down at the NSPOA Beech Road Beach see Beach Yoga 2021

Friday morning Yoga in the Garden at 930am is a beginner friendly, gentle class which is also streamed on Zoom.  If you are coming to the yard, you do not have to register on Zoom.  To tune into the live stream click Friday Morning Gentle Yoga ZOOM 930am

Saturday Morning Yoga in the Park behind Tilda’s at 11am.   Click Yoga in the Park

See you soon,

Namaste!!!

Yoga this week – June 6,2021

Practice and detachment are the means to still the movements of consciousness. BKS Iyengar

Greetings dearest yoga students,

Adhyasa and Vairagya are two of the most important pillars to our practice.  They are known as two wings of the freedom bird and also can be considered the HA (Active) & THA (Receptive) sides of our Hatha Yoga Practices.   Abhyasa (Practice):  Perservering in your practice.  Staying with it even when obstacles arise..  Committing to staying with your spiritual practices over a long period of time is the only way to experience transformation.  Vairagya (Detachment) :     Learning to systematically let go your attachments to impermanent things.  To  be content with the process and not the reward.  It is duly  defined as being non-attached to material gains and to focus your awareness on the spiritual, lasting goals you sincerely  value in your life.    

Yoga this Week

Please note there is no Friday class this week 

Monday Morning Chair Yoga Zoom 11am

Passcode:   263344 Meeting ID: 879 8724 2319

Wednesday Evening Yoga on the Beach 7pm Click Here for Info

930am Tuesday Morning Zoom

Passcode:  476919 and Meeting ID: 891 8207 7517

(NEXT WEEK there will be no Monday 6/14 or Tuesday 6/15-Classes begins again with Beach Yoga)

YOGA FOR ALL LEVELS, AGES AND ABILITIES BEGINS ON JUNE 19TH AT VETERAN’S PARK IN ROCKY POINT ALSO KNOWN AS ,  “THE PARK BEHIND TILDA’S BAKERY”  Click Here for Info

BEACH YOGA IS IN FULL SWING, NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED, JUST SHOW UP AT LEAST TEN MINUTES BEFORE 7PM  TO GET YOUR PARKING PASS AND WE HEAD DOWN TO THE BEACH!!!

Yoga on the beach 7pm

greetings

just a little reminder that if you’re planning to head down to the beach for yoga this evening to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to 7 p.m. so we can gather ourselves and head down to the beach 7 p.m. promptly. No need to sign up anymore just show up if you want to come. There’s no limit and we have plenty of space. Dress in layers can’t wait to see you down there on the sand

Yoga this Week-May 31, 2021

Tuesday & Friday morning held in person in the Yoga Garden (if weather allows, check your messages if weather is iffy) & on Zoom.  Please text me for attendance in person 638390644 or if you prefer Zoom, register using the links below.  Wednesday Evening now begins on the beach!!!

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic.  It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
Arthur Ashe

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Greetings dear yoga students,

Hoping this email finds you enjoying a peaceful Memorial Day Holiday.  One of the best ways to honor those that have lost their precious lives in service,  and paid the ultimate cost, is to  allow service to be at the center of our lives; in our work, families and communities.  In this way, our lives will have true meaning and our dharma (one’s righteous duty or virtuous path) will surely be fulfilled.

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Hanuman – The Monkey God

Hanuman is known as a powerful example of true devotion and service.  He is worshiped as a symbol of physical strength, fierce perseverance and devotion.  In the epic tale (found in the Ramayana)  he overcomes ordeals, obstacles and fear enabling him to perform supernatural feats  in order to save his master, Rama’s wife, Sita; all in the honor of service.

Become aware of where or who you are meant to serve in this lifetime, connect to your dharma.  Life is fleeting, our greatest accomplishments are those of the heart , so put your energy into serving your fellow human being and although it may not be dramatic, rest assured it is true heroism in its purist form

hanumanasa hanuman

Yoga this Week

Please note:  Meditation Mondays resume on June 21st.  Chair Yoga resumes next Monday

930am Tuesday Morning Zoom 

Class held in person in the Yoga Garden & on Zoom

Passcode:  476919 and Meeting ID: 891 8207 7517

I will assess the yard for Tuesday morning and if it is dry enough I will hold class outdoors & on Zoom, if too wet, only on Zoom.  I will post by 830am Tuesday morning.

Wednesday Evening Yoga 7pm  ON THE BEACH! 

 CLICK Beach Yoga 2021 for all the details!  If weather interferes, beach class is held on Thursday nights!

Friday Morning Gentle Yoga ZOOM 930am 

Class held in person in the Yoga Garden & on Zoom

Passcode:    806487 and Meeting ID: 862 9342 8178

 I am still collecting for our local food pantries, please consider bringing  non-perishable foods, toiletries or paper goods when you come to class.  Together we can make a difference!

Shanti!

Yoga, Meditation & Healing Studio in Rocky Point NY… 631-839-0644