Yoga this Week December 24, 2011

“My beloved child, break your heart no longer.
Each time you judge yourself, you break your own heart.
You stop feeding on the love which is the wellspring of your vitality.
The time has come.
Your time.
To celebrate.
And to see the goodness that you are.
You my child, are divine. You are pure. You are sublimely free.
You are God in disguise. And you are always perfectly safe.
Do not fight the dark. Just turn on the light.
Let go, And breathe into the goodness that you are.”
                                                           –Swami Kripalvanandaji (Bapuji)

Hari Om Dearest Yoga Students,
 
May Peace, Contentment and Joy fill your heart and soul this entire weekend and beyond!  Thank you sooo much for being part of our little yoga community.  The Winter Solstice Sangha was so much fun and the connection I see between you all fills me with such happiness.  Afterall, what truly is the most important thing in our lives? From my vantage point it is how we touch the lives around us Much gratitude to you for touching my heart so deeply and with such love. 
 
May you enjoy your life, this holiday weekend exactly how it is in the present moment,  for it will never be exactly like this again.  Breathe…..Relax…..Feel….Watch….Allow… the grace that surrounds you to flow through and around you just as the scent of something wonderful cooking fills you with the feeling of comfort, joy and happy anticipation of what is to come. 
Classes for this Week
 
Monday & Thursday Evening at 730pm
 
Tuesday and Friday Morning at 930am
 
(Please reserve or cancel if your plans have changed)
 
 
 
Shanti, Shanti, Shanti
Love & Blessings,
Amy

 



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

Yoga this Week – December 18, 2011

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.  I take this opportunity to thank all of you for allowing me to be a small part of all your lives.  Your presence in class, on the computer or phone has had amazing effects on me and my life.  My personal path is being supported, clarified and illuminated everytime I lead a class!  Each time one of you expresses their gratitude for this humble space I have created, I am filled with the knowledge that I am being used for something bigger than I can even realize; even if in very small ways.    I cannot express enough how blessed I feel to have the opportunity to use this ancient system of yoga to “ease one life the aching or cool one pain” even if it is just the short time we spend together in class, the effects I see within me and you all are amazing. 

 

Never doubt what any small act of kindness can accomplish.  Live from you heart, experience the light the shines inside and reflect the brightness on to another giving them the opportunity to connect with the light they too have within. Most of all, I sincerely hope you enjoy this journey from the darkness into light and receive within your gifts of the holidays, more love than your heart can hold!

Classes for this  Week

Monday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow class

Friday Morning 930am 

(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed, due to the Winter Solstice Party on Wednesday, there will be no Thursday night class this week)

Winter Solstice Celebration, Wednesday Evening 7 –  9pm

Winter Solstice marks the shortest day of the year and the first day of Winter.  As we journey deeper into the darkness the promise of light abounds.  Our winter holidays are festivals of light.  We celebrate the light within and around us.  We honor the warm light of those that are close to us as we come together as one:;  one voice, one breath,  one mindful purpose of giving and receiving peace, love and joy.

 

 

The Gaiyatrye Mantra

Om bhur bhuvah svah

Tat-savitur Varenyam

Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi

Dhiyo yo nah Pracodayat

“Let us meditate on the light of the sun which shines on the earth, in the sky and in space.  May this divine light shine also within us to inspire our intellects to make the right decisions at the right time.”

 

 

Namaste

Amy

 

 

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

 

Yoga this Week – December 3, 2011

“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. ….”Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit. “Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.” “Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked,   “It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

                                                              — by Margery Williams, from The Velveteen Rabbit
Yoga this Week - February 12, 2012
Greetings Dear yoga students,
Becoming “real” and “living in your truth” is not painless or pretty, but a necessary step towards wholeness and healing.  It takes courage, stamina and faith to arise each day, stand in your truth and face your life in all of its reality;  turning away from nothing that you see.   This process of becoming real involves the art of clear seeing, compassion and a willingness to be used for a higher purpose.  Whether you are being faced with a challenging yoga posture, extreme life difficulites, mundane repitition, contentment or joy; stand firm with confidence that living side by side with reality is the only true path to Samadhi, enlightenment,  (or becoming real) which is the eighth limb of hatha yoga.
Samadhi is the eighth limb in the eight limb path of Hatha Yoga:   In attaining a state of complete union, equilibrium and undistracted inner contemplation we gain the ability to stand within our true selves (samadhi); bringing into wholeness that which the ego driven self dismantles.  It is the reintegration of a human as a whole.   In becoming real, you can’t become ugly, you ultimately become the beautiful, spiritual, loving being you always were meant to be.
Classes for this Week
Monday & Thursday Evening at 730p
Tuesday Morning at 930am with 11am Meditation to follow
Healing Yoga Friday Morning at 930am
(please researve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
Events Coming Up
WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION
Wednesday, December 21st 7-9pm
Chanting with ShaktiPath-Gentle Yoga-Meditation-Refreshments!
(please reserve)
Hope to see you all in class soon!
Peace & Love
Amy

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 November 6, 2011

Keep Coming Back
 
Keep coming back to your breath
Keep coming back to your body
Keep coming back to who you really are.
 
No matter what life puts before you, keep coming back to all the beauty around you, to all the love inside you, to what really matters.  Even if you stray a thousand and one times, keep coming back to the truth of who you really are.  Keep coming back to the eternal, internal essence of you.  Keep coming back to what you know to be true; that the compassion you hold in your heart is meant as much for you as for every living being.  Keep coming back to all the love inside you.
 
Keep Coming Back

Classes this Week
 
Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm
 Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to Follow
 Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am
 (Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
 
 
**If you have signed up for the Yoga and Acupunture Class on November 16th, remember the payment is due by November 10th to hold your spot.  If you would like more information or to put your name on the wait list please click on the following link. 
My yoga retreat at Esalen was amazing!!  Taking time to step out of your regular schedule into a an atmosphere that supports a contemplative, healing space is truly a wonderful way to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit.  Thank you all for the well wishes last week.  Looking forward to seeing you all real soon to share what I am able.
 
Sat Nam
(I bow to the truth within you)
Amy
 

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 

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