Yoga this Week – January 27, 2013

The winds of grace are blowing all the time. You have only to raise your sail. –Sri Ramakrishna

Anja Chakra located in between the eyebrows often referred to as the Third Eye. When this chakra opens it is like a gateway allowing divine wisdom to enter our minds. Like the wind it is always there waiting, all you have to do is allow it to flow.
The symbol of OM in the center of the chakra represents the unleased energy of the Kundulini Snake rising upward. The crescent moon of feminine receptivity embraces the circle above it. This circle is a golden dot which is the essence of spiritual energy. It represents being in your center. When we chant the mantra “OM” we are embracing all of this universal divine energy, OM brings the ego self into union with the spirit self.
When the the ego realizes that the fulfillment of its highest dreams is only to be found through merging with the Higher Self, the false masks the ego has created fall away and who you thought you were or who you thought you ought to be lose their grip. Suddenly you let go and your true self shines forth.  So Hum,  ” I am what I am” There is no guilt, no need for illusion or pretense. You are totally in the present and you realize that  the you you have been seeking has been  there all along.

Classes for this Week
Monday & Thursday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
Events
Sign ups for the North Shore Public Library Beginners Series begin again on February 1st. If you, or if you know of anyone that may benefit from a basic introduction into the wonderful world of yoga, please pass on the information, or reserve your spot asap.
ShaktiPath Kirtan at the Mastic Moriches Shirley Library Fundraiser Feb 9 2013 1:30PM – 3:30PM This event is free with a Food Pantry donation and open to all. Click on the link below for more info: 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 morinformation
New Class – Therapeautic YogaWednesdays 11-12:15 Beginning in March For those with limited mobility or special situations.  The use of chairs, props and modifications will enable each students to receive the benefits of yoga.  Beginning with breathwork and ending with a 15 min healing relaxation pose incorporating some Reiki energy.  This class will be held in sessions.  If you are interested, please contact me as the spaces are limited to 6 students.
Our next Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acuptuncture Session will be March 6th at 7pm. Sign ups have begun. Contact me or sign up when you come to class. https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/
200 Hr and 500 Hr Yoga Teacher Trainings at the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon begin in February. I will be teaching the Vinyasa Sections of each training. This is going to be an amazing training in a small, intimate setting with some extraordinary teachers!! If you are interested, pick up a flyer when you come to class or click on their website. www.yogadarshanacenter.com
Shanti, Shanti, Shanti, Ooooooommmmmm!
Namaste
Amy
Amy Perri RYT500 Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr 631-839-0644 http://www.MyYogaWithAmy.com

Yoga this Week – January 20, 2013

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” ― Lin Yutang

Hari Om Dearest Yoga Students,

In these chilly days of winter, give yourself permission to relax.  There is a time for action and a time for in-action.  Practice sitting amidst the caos, amidst the messy room, amidst the crowded space in your mind and see what happens.  Letting go of your “to do list” is just as important as scratching things off.  Our inner wisdom knows that we will never be done, that life is not a grand race to the finish line.  If our list keeps growing, consider it a blessing that you have work to do in your life.  However, there must also be time to take repose, to step back from all the doing and simply be in your life.  Let go of the non-essentials in your life today and make space to rest, cuddle, read, meditate, rejuvinate and….enjoy the journey by experiencing the finer things in life.

“You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose”

Indra Gandhi

Classes this Week
Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with meditation to follow
**Please note there is no Friday class this week**
(please reserve your spot in class or cancel if your plans have changed)
Events
Sign ups for the North Shore Public Library Beginners Series begin again on February 1st. If you, or if you know of anyone that may benefit from a basic introduction into the wonderful world of yoga, please pass on the information, or reserve your spot asap.
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ShaktiPath Kirtan at the Mastic Moriches Shirley Library Fundraiser Feb 9 2013 1:30PM – 3:30PM This event is free with a Food Pantry donation and open to all.  Click on the link below for more info: 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 morinformation 

Our next Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acuptuncture Session will be March 6th at 7pm. Sign ups have begun.  Contact me or sign up when you come to class. https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/
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200 Hr and 500 Hr Yoga Teacher Trainings at the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon begin in February. I will be teaching the Vinyasa Sections of each training. This is going to be an amazing training in a small, intimate setting with some extraordinary teachers!! If you are interested, pick up a flyer when you come to class or click on their website. www.yogadarshanacenter.com
Hope to see you all soon…going to take some much anticipated repose….
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

 

Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.

Author Unknown

Greetings dearest yoga students,

How many times do we find ourselves “bent out of shape” when things don’t go quite the way we had planned.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to be flexible enough to flow moment to moment in our life adjusting instead of reacting to the situations that occurr?  Think about how much more peaceful life would be.  Sometimes all it takes is a step back, a moment or more of reflection to think about our part in the situation.  To shift our focus on a sollution instead of bringing all of our energies into the problem.  This does not mean allowing our personal boundaries to be crossed or negative behavior to continue in or around us.  It means taking a step back and being flexible enough, open enough to see the reality of what is happening.  To focus our desire on the truth and see where we can adjust and make changes so that we contribute to the sollution.  Perhaps in some situations flexibility is simply moving towards acceptance of what we cannot change with compassion and love for all those involved.

What if the only New Years Resolution we had was to simply love ourselves More?

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Classes for this Week

Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow class

Friday Morning Special Class:  Restorative Yoga 930-1130am 

( Please Note:  as many are returning to Yoga Class after the long Holdiay break, the classes are filling up.  Please be mindful to reserve your spot or let me know if you cannot make it.   I realize that sometimes things come up that you cannot avoid and cannot let me know, all I ask is that you do your best, Thanks so much)

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Happenings

The   Monthly Restorative Yoga Class on Friday, January 11th has filled up, if you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please let me know.

Monthly Yoga Jam – January 19th at 8am!! Class cards honored. Still some spots left, come on Yoga Jammers, we need to shake up the shakti for the New Year!!!  This is a fun, fast-paced vinyasa class that is sure to elevate your energy and lift your heart.  Try it…what are you waitng for?

ShaktiPath Kirtan Food Drive at the Mastic Moriches Shirley Library Feb 9th   1:30PM – 3:30PM Registration Begins January 16th: 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

 

Namaste in a very big Way

Amy

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

Events with Yoga with Amy – January 3, 2013

Greetings Dearest Yoga Students,


Happy New Year!! Classes resume this evening!!

Just to let you know about some fun things that are happening as we move into 2013!
Sign ups for the North Shore Public Library Beginners Series began yesterday. If you, or if you know of anyone that may benefit from a basic introduction into the wonderful world of yoga, please pass on the information, or reserve your spot asap. ***To my more experienced students: If you would be interested in coming down and demonstrating the poses as I teach, please let me know. You can earn yourself a private lesson from me for your efforts.
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ShaktiPath Kirtan at the Mastic Moriches Shirley Library Fundraiser Feb 9 2013 1:30PM – Feb 9 2013 3:30PM Click on the link below for more info: https://www.communitylibrary.org/Programreg/view.php?resource_id=10441
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Special Event – FLOGA- At the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon Sunday, February 10th / 3:30 pm 5:00 pm Floga joins the LIVE, soul soothing music of native american bamboo flute player Walter Perizac with a graceful flowing yoga sequence led by Amy Perri, ERYT500. The asanas are carefully selected to give the best heart opening experience that will complement the peaceful vibration of the bamboo flute. You are sure to leave a very happy Yogi. **This Event Will SELL OUT. Sign Up Early** Cost: $20 Pre Paid / $25 Door www.yogadarshanacenter.com
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200 Hr and 500 Hr Yoga Teacher Trainings at the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon begin in February. I will be teaching the Vinyasa Sections of each training. This is going to be an amazing training in a small, intimate setting with some extraordinary teachers!! If you are interested, pick up a flyer when you come to class or click on their website. www.yogadarshanacenter.com
Our next Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acuptuncture Session will be March 6th at 7pm. I will have a sign up sheet in class or contact me. Click on the link for more info https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/
Shanti!!!
Namaste
Amy

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

and

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 – Happy Holidays – December 22, 2012

Thank you, Creator of the Universe, for the gift of life you have given me. Thank you for giving me everything that I have ever truly needed. Thank you for the opportunity to experience this beautiful body and this wonderful mind. Thank you for living inside me with all your love, with your pure and boundless spirit, with your warm and radiant light.

Thank you for using my words, for using my eyes, for using my heart to share your love wherever I go. I love you just the way you are, and because I am your creation, I love myself just the way I am. Help me to keep the love and the peace in my heart and to make that love a new way of life, that I may live in love the rest of my life. Amen.

-From The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz

Hari Om Dearest Yoga Students,

As requested, the above prayer is the one we all read together on Winter Solstice.  It was truly a blessing to have all of you partake in this special celebration.  The outpouring of gifts shared; (material, edible, verbal and rhythmic) were so very special and endearing.  Setting intentions, publicly with the candle ceramony is always my favorite part.  When we come together as a yoga community to both see and be seen, we realize so clearly, that we all share the same common desire; To let go of old, dibilitating thoughts of fear, judgment and anger so the things that truly matter; peace, love, service and gratitude have space flow through us. 

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In this season of lights, may you find the beautiful light that dwells within you.  Knowing that when you allow your own inner light to shine, you radiate love, acceptance and peace on all those around you.  Be the one to Shine!!!

Classes for this Week

Thursday Evening at 730pm

and

Friday Morning at 930am

Both classes will incorporate yoga nidra (deep yogic relaxation).

(Please sign up 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. 

  Yoga Jam – January 19th at 8am!!  Class cards honored.  Watch out Yoga Jammers, I just did a Yoga Dance Workshop this past Friday Night….whohoooo it was fun!

“I’ve come to believe that the highest form of prayer is to pray and yet ask for nothing. To resonate with awareness, acceptance, and gratitude is surely to pray. To breathe and accept gratefully the air that surrounds me into my body…..to be conscious of this, as we breath,
turns the physical practice into a devotional one”
Sting

Much Love, Gratitude and Health to you all!!

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