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 – December 2, 2012

 

 

“Like the descent through layers of tension to rest in the release of Savansana (resting pose), Ishvara pranidhana provides a pathway through the obstacles of our ego toward our divine nature—grace, peace, unconditional love, clarity, and freedom.” Shiva Rea

Greetings Dearest yoga students:

Ishvara (Divine Power or God)-Pranidhana (Attentiveness or Surrender) means to  surrender our efforts to the divine power in our lives. This niyama (the last out of five observances outlined in Patanjali’s eight limb yogic path) personifies the idea of living in the truth that in our limited human state we simply do not have the control we like to think we do over our lives  and we do not always know what is best for us.  However, by paying attention in our yogic practices of meditation, asana or prayer we tap in to the source that guides us in our every decision allowing us to walk through our days with confidence and ease.

Ishvara Pranidhana is practicing detachment from our most safely laid plans,  learning to take that next step forward without knowing what will come next.   When we are able to look past the selfish desires of the ego by getting out of our own way,  we are able to be a clear channel of divine light, illuminating another’s way on this path of life.

“Through surrender the aspirant’s ego is effaced, and . . . grace . . . pours down upon him like a torrential rain.”

BKS Iyengar

Classes for this Week

Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday at 930am with Meditation to follow

Friday at 930am Healing/Gentle Yoga

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

Happenings

Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupunture Wednesday Dec 5 @ 7pm

Yoga Jam December 15th at 8am

Winter Solstice December 20th at 7pm

Click on my Website to see details….. www.MyYogaWithAmy.com  

Namaste

Amy

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

Yoga this Week – November 3, 2012

“We need to awaken to a common consciousness of all being inhabitants
of Earth. This consciousness is not to be found in some distant place. It will not be found on a computer screen. It lies in our hearts, in our ability to share the pain of our fellow human beings. It is the spirit that says:
“As long as you are suffering, whoever you are and whatever your suffering may be, I suffer also.”
Daisaku Ikeda
Hoping this email finds you all safe and sound. As I had mentioned to those of you who were in class this week, my home is open to anyone in need of a hot shower, electronic charging, laundry or just a some tea, coffee or company. It is so important that we know we can rely on each other for support for whatever we may need. The Shoreham Fire Department is collecting canned goods, clothing and toiletrees for hurricane relief to be distributed to those in need. You can also stop in there to pick up items if needed.
Keep praying for those whose Sandy’s devastation will linger; which for many will be much longer than a week, a month or even year. We are all so vulnerable to the fate that others have suffered. May you sincerely count your blessings and be aware of the abundance you have in your life.
Classes for this Week
Monday Evening at 730pm
Chanting beginning at 715 so feel free to come early
Tuesday Morning at 930am with Meditation to follow class
Chanting beginning at 915am so feel free to come early
Friday Morning Healing Yoga at 930am with Kishori
(There will be no Thursday evening class this week)
(please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
Happenings
Restorative Yoga Friday November 16th 930-1130am
Yoga Jam Saturday November 17th 8-930am
Restorative Yoga and Acupunture Wednesday December 5th, 7-9pm
Contact me or check my website for details on the above workshops
Lokha Samasta Sukino Bhavantu
May all beings everywhere be happy, peaceful, safe and free and May our actions, thoughts and words in this moment contribute to the well being of All.
Namaste
Shanti, Shanti, Shanti, Om!!
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

Yoga this Week – October 28, 2012

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”
Pema Chodren
Hari Om Dearest Yoga Students,
There’s nothing like a good hurricane scare to help us recognize our shared humanity.  Leaning in to our own darkness, fear, humanness is truly the only way to expand our compassion for others. Having the courage to stand in our own pain and darkness allows us to open up to the immense compassion we have stored in our hearts.  It is from this opening that we reach out in true compassion for another’s pain. What is amazing to me is that in that reaching out, in that extended hand, smile, hug or encouraging word we give to another, we find the very thing that lifts our own pain and suffering.  Choose today to offer any help in whatever way you can to your neighbor, friend or family member to not only help them but to lift youself up as well.
Classes for this Week
Monday Night Yoga Cancelled due to the storm
Tuesday Morning at 930am (unless we are still under siege…check your email)
Thursday Night at 730pm
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am
(please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
Happenings
ShaktiPath Kirtan this Friday Night
Essence of Yoga on November 2nd 7-9pm Click the link for details
Restorative Yoga Friday November 16 at 930 – 1130am
Join us for a special two hour restorative practice incorpating praynayam, chanting and reiki (please reserve your spot as this class will fill up fast)
Cost is $15 or $12 for Seniors
**This Class is presently full to capacity, however, let me know if you want to get on the wait list if someone cancels**
Yoga Jam Saturday November 17 at 8 – 930am
Fun, fast-paced vinyasa class set to rockin music incorporating challenging poses, free style flowing and meditation to challenge you on all levels; mental, spiritual and physical. Please let me know of any songs you think would be a great addition!
Class cards honored – $12 walk in fee
**(Try to sign up for the monthly classes with intention as they will likely fill up fast)
Wishing you Saftey, Peace and Light!!!
Namaste
Stock Photography: Silhouette of a Woman Doing Yoga
Amy

Yoga this Week – September 29, 2012

 

“The habit is holding on, the practice is letting go.”
“When I begin a meditation the fullness of my experience, the fullness of my life, often rushes in and I have a moment of resistance. “How can I bare all of this life?” Then I remember that to be the space that can hold all of this joy, all of this sensation, all of this love, all of this sadness, all of this knowing, all of this not knowing, all of this life….. I just need to let go.”

Rolf Gates

 

 

 

Dearest Yoga Students,

How Do we bare all of this life. Sometimes it feels as if our cup is running over with joy and other times that same cup is full of many things we never wanted or asked for. If all things truly do pass, we must trust that in the letting go, we make the space to hold whatever it is we need to hold in the present moment. Realizing that whatever your cup is full of will eventualy slip through your fingers like water through sand. Holding on only enables our cup to remain full of the past, full of judgement, full of misperceptions. Letting go creates emptiness, clarity and that open space to receive the most sacred of all things, the present moment which somehow always has room to hold all the joys, sensations, love, sadness, knowing and not knowing we are meant to experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classes for this week

 

 

Monday & Thursday Evening at 730pm

 

 

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to Follow

 

 

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

 

 

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

Happenings

Yoga Friends Camp out was great fun. Although the wet weather scared away most adventurers, we were still there celebrating nature and the quiet serentiy of the outdoors. Special thanks to Tracy and Billy for great food and keeping me dry. Plans for another camp out are sure to come.

The 930am Friday Morning Healing Yoga class will begin a once a month Restorative Yoga Session beginning on October 12th. Once a month we will Incorporate supported, gentle yoga postures, pranayama, chanting and Reiki. Beneficial for all levels, including those with special situations or limited mobility. Will most likely be the 2nd Friday of each month, date will be announced at the beginning of each month.  Pleased sign up as soon as possible as this class is sure to fill. 

Saturday October 13th begins a once a month Yoga Jam!! This class will be intentially challenging on all levels. Fun paced vinyaya flows with a rockin’ playlist of music that will lead into holdings for advanced postures. Come as you are (prepared to sweat!)  and expand from there. This class will be 815am to 930am. I will need at least three students to sign up each month for the class to happen. Right now there are four spots left for October 13th.

Shanti, shanti, shanti!!

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

Yoga this Week – September 22, 2012

 

Scroll Down to see info on events and new classes……
Aparigraha
greedlessness, non-attachment

The yogi feels that the collection or hoarding of things implies a lack of faith in God and in himself to provide for the future….By the observance of aparigraha, the yogi makes his life as simple as possible and trains his mind not to feel the loss or the lack of anything. Then everything he really needs will come to him by itself at the proper time.”

Iyengar

Good Morning Dear Yoga Students,

As this Fall draws us inward I wish for your eyes to see all the abundance that you already possess right now in this moment in this time in your life. One beautiful morning this past week I walked down to the shore, a little less than a mile from my house and I was embraced with the serene beauty that was all around me. It caused me to stop and I experienced a moment that seemed to have transformed into one of those magical moments suspended in time. I paused, connected to my breath, did some simple yoga postures and sat on a piece of wood to silently sit in meditation.. As the rythmic sound of the waves made their way into my mind and the gentle warm breeze carressed my skin, I felt so completely connected to all that was around me. The feeling of abundance and gratitude seemed to encapsulate my entire being. If we take even a moment to connect with all that is precious and dear to us in our lives right now, we allow the divine light to shine into our hearts. A moment like this can change your entire day from one that is ordinary to one that is full of miracles and we seem to lack nothing.

Classes this Week

Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm

Tuesday Morning 930am with Meditation to follow

Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am

New Monthly Classes starting October 12th and 13th

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

Happenings

Friday October 12th begins a once a month Restorative Yoga class. Incorporating supported gentle yoga postures, pranayama, chanting and Reiki. Appropriate for all levels.

Saturday October 13th begins a once a month Yoga Jam!! This class will be intentially challenging on all levels. Fun paces vinyaya flows with a rockin’ playlist of music that will lead into holdings for advanced postures. Come as you are and expand from there. This class will be 815am to 930am. I will need at least three students to sign up for the class to happen.

Thanks so much to all those who came out to chant and dance in your yoga flow with ShaktiPath on Global Mala this past weekend. It was a wonderful experience to be present for the beauty of our yoga communities coming together for great causes. Stay tuned for more ShaktiPath events!!

Yoga Friends Camp Out this coming weekend. Friday to Sunday at Cedar Point in East Hampton. Let me know if you want to come along. You can come for the whole weekend, one night or one afternoon. Bring your drums, bells, instruments and singing voices for a Camp Fire Circle Jam Friday Night!!!

Om, Shanti!!

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