Moonflower Yoga
2093 Bellmore Avenue
Bellmore, NY 11710
Phone: (516) 557 2206

Class Descriptions and Pricing

 

 REMAINING SEPT. CLASSES, OCTOBER CLASSES, OCTOBER PACKAGES & MORE !!

 

Autumn is in full swing in October with its beautiful array of colors.  To welcome in autumn, we have put together an amazing selection of interesting workshops and events, and we have added TWO GREAT NEW CLASSES to the fall schedule: “Mindful Breath and Movement” (with an optional added meditation) taught by Jessica on Saturdays at 11:15 AM, and a fun “Teen Yoga” class with Amanda on Wednesdays at 4:15 PM. Further info is below. Come try these great new classes!

 

 

NEW CLASS! Mindful Breath & Movement (taught by Jessica)

Saturdays from 11:15 AM – 12:15 AM – starts October 11th

(with an optional 30-minute guided meditation afterwards from 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM)

Many of you have enjoyed Jessica’s wonderful Tuesday morning class “Morning Movement and Meditation”.   Moonflower Yoga is pleased to be offering a second class on the schedule from Jessica, and this new class is on a weekend for those who cannot attend Jessica’s weekday morning class.   In this wonderful, new Saturday “Mindful Breath and Movement” class, you will focus on the importance of linking the breath with the movements of the body, as well as cultivating absolute presence in the now.  Through proper alignment and mindful actions of the body, this class brings about balance, strength, and a sense of well-being.  Experience the sounds and vibrations of healing Tibetan singing bowls woven into the practice, allowing you to enter into a state of complete oneness of your mind, body and spirit.

 

 The price for this class is $18 which can be part of your October class package or purchased online at the moonfloweryoga.com website. There is a lovely, optional 30-minute guided meditation led by Jessica following this class.  If you choose to stay after class for this additional & optional 30-minute meditation, there is a $10 fee for the meditation payable after class.  

 

 

NEW CLASS! - Teen Yoga (taught by Amanda Cappuccio)

Wednesdays at 4:15 PM – starts October 1

 

 Teens will love this new class on the schedule led by Amanda Cappuccio!   Yoga for teens is a great way to build strength, flexibility, and balance, while gaining confidence.  Yoga can also help with stress reduction from school work and peer pressure.   Give this fun new class a try !!

 About Amanda Cappuccio:  Amanda Cappuccio is a Registered Yoga Teacher who received her training at the Yoga Darshana Center.   Amanda is also an early childhood and special education teacher who loves children and feels that yoga can benefit all people at any age or stage of life.  Amanda fell in love with yoga after taking her first class and knew that yoga would provide her life with peace, balance, and harmony and wants to share that gift with others.   

You can register for this great new class as part of your October class package or as a single class from the moonfloweryoga.com website.

 

 

 Teacher news:

 

Jeanine Talento will be away for 5 weeks on an extended photo journalism trip for the month of October.   She will be back at Moonflower Yoga in early November.  For the month of October, Jeanine’s classes will be handled as follows:

 -    Sunday Flow at 9 AM: Will be taught by Nancy.

-     Move and Stretch on Tuesday at 6:15 PM and Wednesday morning at 9:30 AM: Will be taught by Jessica.

 

 

 For yoga teachers, it is important that we continue our education so that we can share these teachings with our students.   Moonflower Yoga owner, Nancy, will be attending “Yoga As Therapy” teacher training in the Berkshire Mountains from Monday, October 13, through Friday, October 17.  During this week, there will be some slight adjustments to the schedule, and Nancy’s classes will be handled as follows:

 -     Mon, Oct. 13, 7:30 PM: Stress-Reducing Vinyasa will be taught by Lynn.

-      Tues, Oct. 14, 7:45 PM: Candlelight Restorative/Meditation will become a Singing Bowl Meditation class with Jessica.

-        Wed, Oct. 15, 10:45 AM: Beginner class is merged with the 9:30 AM Move & Stretch class and will be taught by Jessica.

-        Thursday, Oct. 16, 10 AM:  Stretch and Flow:  Will be cancelled for this week only.

-        Thursday, Oct. 16, 5:15 PM:  Easy Beginner: Will be taught by Amanda.

-        Thursday, Oct. 16, 8 PM:  Unwind and Relax will become a special Unwind and Relax with Kundalini yoga class taught by Lori.

While Nancy is away, Moonflower Yoga teacher, Lucia, will be at the front desk in the evening to greet you.   As Nancy will have limited internet access in the Berkshire mountains to make schedule changes while she is away, we ask that you please be sure of what bookings  you have scheduled from the 13th through the 16th of October, as it may be difficult to make last-minute changes for this week.   Thank you for your understanding!

 

OCTOBER WORKSHOPS – A GREAT WAY TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW AND HAVE FUN !!

 

FALL DETOX REBOOT with Jovanka Ciares

Simple Health Shifts to Manage Food Cravings, Increase Stamina & Conquer Your Weight Loss Fears!

Friday, October 3rd, 7 – 9 PM                         

Jovanka Ciares makes a return engagement in this fascinating new workshop!  Her spring workshop was a HIT, and you will want to attend this great new fall workshop.   You will learn how to understand the real reason behind your constant feelings of hunger, the difference between true and false hunger. You’ll also learn the #1 food that will help you manage cravings INSTANTLY and the basic process to help reboot your system.  And, as fall approaches, it is important to understand what happens to your body as the weather changes from warm to cold. You’ll learn to create a routine that prepares you for the harsh winter months and keeps your body strong and clean.

About Jovanka: Jovanka Ciares is an internationally-recognized holistic health and wellness coach, author & producer. Through her private coaching practice, YouTube Show (The Weekly Jolt), live lectures & online detox programs, Jovanka brings her proven formula for healthy living to audiences. With a rare talent for making healthy living fun & simple, her approach to mind-body wellness has earned her thousands of fans and regular slots on Fox News, NPR, CBS Radio, Telemundo, The Huffington Post & MindBodyGreen. Jovanka has been featured at Veria Living TV, Huffington Post Live & TEDx.  She is the author of 3 books & the creator of a transformational online program: The Clean Foods Diet Method. She is trained in plant-based nutrition with a degree from Cornell. Jovanka’s passion is to inspire a healthier relationship with food, practice self-care and help people create their own wellness revolution.

Date:      Friday, October 3, 2014, from 7 PM – 9 PM

Price:      $36 for the 2-hour workshop and delicious homemade goodies. 

 

TAI CHI & QIGONG workshop with Joseph Panico

Saturday, October 11, 1 PM – 3 PM

Tai Chi, or Taiji, is an internal form of martial art that is practiced for health and self-defense. By incorporating breathing with slow and fluid movements, we not only reduce our stress, but we improve our circulation, balance, flexibility and overall body mechanics.  The principles of Tai Chi are taught by practicing a series of movements, or a form, which eventually becomes a moving meditation.  A necessary component of Tai Chi practice is Qigong. 

 Qigong is a general term usually referring to a Chinese system of exercise where circulating Qi, or internal energy, throughout the body is the primary goal.  By improving circulation, we improve how our body functions including our organs and immune system.  And, like Tai Chi, there are many styles of Qigong – some soft and relaxed to increase energy flow, some hard and tense to build strength in the muscles and bones.  But it’s all about the “Qi”.

 Join us at Moonflower Yoga where we’ll separate these two disciplines, and ultimately put them back together.

 Date:      Saturday, October 11, 2014, from 1 PM – 3 PM

Price:      $36 for the 2-hour workshop and delicious homemade goodies. 

 

The Moonflower Yoga Book Club

Come join us for the next meeting of our fun Moonflower Yoga Book Club!   Each 4-6 weeks, the club meets to discuss the book selection from the previous meeting & selects the next book to read.  It is a great way to meet interesting people, form new friendships & have some lively conversations.  Delicious homemade goodies are served. All are welcome to read the current book and join us! For our next meeting, we will be discussing:

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline (294 pages)

 Christina Baker Kline delivers her most powerful novel to date: a captivating story of 2 very different women who build an unexpected friendship: a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider & the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to questions no one has asked.

Nearly 18, Molly Ayer knows she has one last chance. Just months from “aging out” of the child welfare system, and close to being kicked out of her foster home, a community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping her out of juvie and worse.   Vivian Daly has lived a quiet life on the coast of Maine. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past. As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions, Molly discovers that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be.  As emotional barriers begin to crumble, Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life – answers that will ultimately free them both.

Next Meeting Date:                         Sunday, October 19th, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Donation Fee to cover costs:     $10

 

 TAROT:  Learning the Tarot and How to Read Tarot Cards (Parts 1 and 2):

 Have fun in this very interesting and intriguing two-part workshop on Tarot cards!  Part 1 is offered on Friday, October 24th, and Part 2 is offered on Friday, November 14th.   You will learn the meaning of the Tarot cards as well as the intuitive and factual description system.   Moonflower Yoga’s most popular workshop presenter, Connie, will lead this workshop.  She will explain some of the historical background, how to keep the cards cleansed, and how to tap into the wisdom of the cards.  You must have your own Tarot cards which you should bring to the workshop.  Please purchase a Rider-Waite set of Tarot cards, as well as a Tarot reading cloth, both of which are available online.    As always, delicious light refreshments are served.

Dates:     Friday, October 24, 2014 for Part 1; Friday, November 14th, 2014 for Part 2.

Time:      7 PM – 9 PM

Price:      $68 package price per person covering both sessions payable before 10/22/14. 

 

 

 Calming and Healing Your Spirit remaing Sept. schedule and Oct. schedule:

Our “Calming and Healing Your Spirit” classes which take place on Wednesday nights at 7:30 PM offer you a wonderful variety of different and classes.   These are fabulous classes designed to bring you inner peace and help you cope with stress.  Whichever class you select, you will enjoy this interesting mix.   Here is a rundown of the October “Calming and Healing Your Spirit” classes:                                        

 
 

 Wed.,  October 1st, 7:30 PM: IET and Angel Healing (Chris) Come give this a try!  During these fabulous classes, Chris will cover 1 or 2 of the 9 healing angels. You will discover the special healing gifts that each angel brings.  Chris will teach you how to call upon the healing angels with a special prayer of invitation and to use an angelic heart link to connect with the angel’s energy. You will learn the special healing gifts that each angel brings & invite each of the healing angels to support you in your physical, emotional, mental & spiritual journey. This lovely class can bring a profound sense of peace & calm.

 

 

Wed. , October 8th, 7:30 PM: Special FULL MOON Kundalini Yoga with Lori (Also available on Thursday, Oct. 16th, at 8 PM.) :  Kundalini Yoga is known for its ability to promote health, creativity & spiritual awareness & combines physical exercise, breathing techniques, mantra & meditation. Lori’s classes are infused with a unique sense of humor, positive energy & personalized attention. Catering to both beginners & advanced yogis, Lori strives to offer a space wherein students feel accepted & safe to embrace the greatest mission of our time: moving from the head to the heart. In the words of Yogi Bhajan “There is nothing outside of us. It’s all in us.” – Update on 9/24 – SOLD OUT!  You can send us an email to moonfloweryoga@optimum.net to be added to the waiting list if a cancellation occurs.

 

Wednesday, October 15th, 7:30 PM: Special Gentle Yoga class taught by Jessica:  In this lovely gentle yoga class, Jessica will lead you through some light stretching and movement to help you release tension from the day.  The room will be defused with essential oils, and the class will also include a calming, guided meditation to help you de-stress.   It is a great way to end your day!

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 22nd, 7:30 PM, additional Candlelight Restorative class taught by Nancy: Feeling stressed?   Join us for an extra night of Nancy’s popular Candlelight Restorative class.  Melt away your stress in this lovely, very relaxing class which is done while resting on the floor.   You will spend several minutes unwinding in each restorative posture with the help of props such as bolsters, blankets, and pillows.   The class will be lit by candlelight with soft music in the background.   You will leave feeling refreshed and renewed!

 

 

Wednesday, October 29th, 7:30 PM, special Pranayama (breathing techniques) evening with Vicky:  “Pranayama” is one of the eight essential limbs of a yoga practice.   In this special class, Vicky will teach you a couple of the most important breathing techniques that you will use during your yoga practice.   You will find that when you are breathing properly, you will have greater flexibility and strength – and feel better! Come join Vicky for this very informative class.

 

 

 October class packages:

 For the month of  October, we are offering THREE class packages from which you can choose:

 -     Yoga Lite:          Purchase 4 classes for $64.

-      Yoga Medium:  Receive 6 classes for the price of 5:  $90.

-      Yoga Pro:           Receive 8 classes for the price of 7: $120. 

All of the above packages offer a discount over the per-class price.   The discounted classes purchased under the October class package must be used between October 1st and October 30th,  2014.   The class package must be purchased at the Moonflower Yoga studio.  

 

Class Descriptions for the remaining Sept.classes and upcoming Oct. classes:

 

Calming and Healing Your Spirit (various-see above):   Check out this wonderful variety of classes designed to bring you inner peace, stress reduction, and a positive feeling of well-being.  Each week there will be a different one-hour session to help you feel better.   These will vary from our lovely  Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) – Angel Healing (10/1),  special full moon Kundalini Yoga class with Lori (10/8 – SOLD OUT), a lovely gentle yoga class with meditation led by Jessica (10/15), an extra night of Candlelight Restorative led by Nancy (10/22), and Pranayama (breathing techniques to help you feel better & improve your yoga practice) led by Vicky (10/29).  Whichever intriguing class you attend, you will leave feeling refreshed, renewed, and learn something new!  Space is limited so book early. (Wednesdays at 7:30 PM).   

 Beginner Stretch (Lucia) (NEW! – beginning September 1):  This class is great for those who are new to yoga, as well as for experienced students who would like to focus on their practice at a slower pace.  Under Lucia’s guidance, you will gently stretch & move through fundamental yoga postures combining breath with movement.   The class encompasses standing postures, floor stretches on the mat & poses to help improve your balance.  Props are used to help support you.  You will become more flexible and gain strength! (Mon., 6 PM).

Mindful Breath & Movement (Jessica) (NEW! -starting October 11th): This wonderful new class focuses on linking breath & movement and cultivating presence in the Now.  Increase your sense of well- being while gaining strength.  There is an extra, optional 30-minute guided meditation after class.   Enjoy the calming sound of singing bowls while meditating.  (Sat. 11:15 AM starting Oct.11 ).

 Teen yoga (Amanda) (NEW! – starting October 1):  Teens will love this new class to increase strength, flexibility & gain confidence!  Yoga can also help teens with stress reduction from school work and peer pressure.  Come give this great new class a try.   (Wednesdays at 4:15 PM starting Oct 1).

Tai Chi (Joseph):   Tai Chi is a Chinese exercise system incorporating breathing with slow & fluid movements.  It can reduce stress, improve balance & has been proven to have a positive effect on arthritis, osteoporosis, heart & pulmonary disease, fibromyalgia & high blood pressure.  Newsday did a recent article citing a recommendation from the Harvard Medical School on how Tai Chi can help with your balance.   Come give this fun class a try – all fitness levels are welcome!  (Wednesday at 6 PM).  

Morning Movement and Meditation (Jessica):  Start your day with peace, mindfulness and bliss! This gentle class begins with a moving meditation allowing you to balance the body, calm the mind and awaken your spirit.  Slowly stretch tight muscles, loose stiff joints, relieve stress, increase flexibility and cultivate balance.  The class will also consist of a guided meditation to bring you a sense of inner peace.  (Tuesday mornings, 9:30 AM)

 Move and Stretch (Jeanine in Sept; Jessica in Oct):    Come try this fabulous class!  You will be led through a flowing sequence of poses to build energy and strength while you burn calories.  The class will also encompass standing and seated postures to gain more flexibility and balance.  The class ends with a restorative pose to leave you refreshed (Tuesday at 6:15 PM and Wednesday morning at 9:30 AM.).

Kundalini (Lori):   Kundalini Yoga is known for its ability to promote health, creativity & spiritual awareness, and combines physical exercise, breathing techniques, mantra & meditation. Catering to both beginners and advanced students, Lori strives to offer a space wherein students feel accepted & safe to embrace the greatest mission of our time…moving from the head to the heart.  (Tues, 10/8 at 7:30 PM – SOLD OUT, Thurs, 10/16 at 8 PM, and special 2-hour workshop on 10/26 from 1-3 PM – SOLD OUT).  In the event of a sell-out, you can send an email to moonfloweryoga@optimum.net and ask to be added to the waiting list. If we receive a cancellation, we will contact you.

Stress Reduction Vinyasa (Nancy):   Release your stress from the day in this moving, energetic, and calorie-burning vinyasa flow class. This popular class ends restoratively to reset the body and mind & leaves you feeling refreshed & relaxed.  Some previous Vinyasa flow experience is recommended.  (Monday at 7:30 PM).  If this popular class is sold out, please send us an email and ask to be added to the waiting list.  We will contact you if an opening occurs.

Beginner Yoga (Nancy):  Beginner yoga is great for those who are new to yoga or like a more basic practice.  After a gentle warm up, you learn flowing postures combining breath & movement, and fundamental beginner poses to build strength, flexibility & balance. All classes end with a relaxation pose. (Wed. at 10:45 AM, Saturday at 8:30 AM,  Sunday at 10:30 AM.).

Sunday Flow (Jeanine in Sept; Nancy in October):  Start your Sunday in a positive way!   This class will combine Hatha and Vinyasa flow poses with your breath so that you can stretch and have more energy, strength and balance.  (Sunday at 9 AM).

Candlelight Restorative (Nancy):  Recharge your batteries in this lovely class where several minutes are spent in a series of deep relaxation postures using bolsters, blankets & pillows.  The class is held in flickering candlelight with soft music & helps melt away your stress.  You will leave feeling restored & relaxed.   This class alternates with our Tuesday night Meditation class.    (Tues.,  10/7, 10/28 at 7:45  PM; also special additional class on Wed. 10/22 at 7:30 PM).

Meditation :     Health care professionals applaud meditation for its wonderful ability to reduce stress levels. Come discover how meditation provides a profound opportunity for deep peace, personal understanding & relaxation.   These fabulous guided meditations can be done in comfortable chairs or seated on the floor, whichever you prefer.    Connie leads the  9/30 class meditation with a guardian angel theme.  Jessica teaches a wonderful singing bowl meditation on 10/14.  At the end of October,  Connie returns with  a wonderful chakra cleansing meditation on 10/21.   (Tues 9/30, 10/14, and 10/21 at 7:45 PM).  This class alternates with Candlelight Restorative.

Saturday Flow  (Nancy):     This fabulous and popular Saturday morning class will energize you, build strength and flexibility, and enable you to have a great start to your day.  (Saturdays at 10 AM). 

Level One Beginner  (Vicky):   Enjoy this Iyengar-style beginner class using props to assist you.  All fitness levels are welcome.  In each posture, precise directions will be given to each body part thereby creating a profound physical as well as mental awareness.    You will gain strength, flexibility and balance and feel great!  (Tuesday at 10:45  AM, Thursday at 6:30 PM).

Stretch & Flow (Nancy):  Check out this fun class where you will gain flexibility, strength & balance as you stretch & move into a flowing sequence of poses.  It is a great way to start your day and feel refreshed!  (Thursday 10 AM).  Note:  The 10/16 class will be a special KUNDALINI yoga class taught by Lori – see above.

 Unwind and Relax (Nancy):    This class begins with some gentle stretches and moves into light flowing postures to release muscle tension and stress from the day.    The latter portion of the class consists of deeply-relaxing restorative poses in flickering candlelight where you will unwind on cushioned bolsters.   You’ll feel relaxed and ready for a good night’s sleep.    (Thurs at 8 PM).

Easy Beginner  (Nancy):  If you have never taken a yoga class before, need a refresher, or prefer a very gentle practice, this is the class for you!   Basic yoga postures will be demonstrated.  We move gently and slowly enabling you to learn fundamental yoga postures.  Props are used to help you.    (Thurs. 5:15 PM).

Adaptive Yoga  (Vicky):  Adaptive yoga is perfect for anyone with balance issues or who needs an assistive device.  In this gentle Iyengar-style class, you stretch & move into various yoga postures with the assistance of props such as chairs, bolsters & blankets. Handicap access is available thru the rear parking lot.  This class has a limit of 3 students-register early! (Tues. at 12 noon).

 

CLASS PRICES:

Individual classes are $18 per class.   Click on the “Book A Class” button below or on the “Class Schedule” tab above to purchase a reservation in the class you would like to attend.  When you are ready to checkout, a PayPal screen will appear.   You do NOT need a PayPal account to register for a class online; any MasterCard or Visa can be used to purchase an individual class or workshop.  PayPal securely handles the financial transaction, and you will receive a written confirmation by email when your registration is completed.

All new students attending the studio for the first time receive a FREE gift with our compliments!  Pick up your free gift when you attend your first class.

 

Walk-ins are welcome for any remaining class spaces that are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Our class sizes are small to provide individual attention, and we recommend that you reserve your class in advance. Most classes have a maximum booking of 6-8 students per class.   Some classes, such as Adaptive Yoga, have a limit of 3 students per class.   If a class is listed in solid red on the calendar tab, the class is fully booked for the day.   We do keep waiting lists for classes which are fully booked.   If the class you would like to attend is sold out, please call us at (516) 557 2206, and we will add you to the waiting list for the class and contact you if a space opens up.

Each month, we offer class packages at a discounted class price.   The class packages vary from month to month.   We list the monthly package offer on this page and we also distribute a monthly email announcing the special for the following month.   The class packages can be purchased at the Moonflower Yoga studio, and are valid for the month of the package, i.e. the October package is valid for all classes on the October schedule.  If you have any questions regarding this, just give us a call at (516) 557 2206 or stop by the Moonflower Yoga studio and we will be happy to help you.

Moonflower Yoga also offers fun and varied workshops and events where you can learn something new.   Some of our past happenings  have included feng shui, meditation, women’s health issues, astrology, how to deal with neck/shoulder pain, ways to move towards a healthier diet, and tarot cards.   Workshop and events prices vary depending on the workshop or event. You can also purchase your workshop or event online by clicking on the class schedule tab above and completing the simple registration steps.

And check out our fun Moonflower Yoga Book Club!   It is a great way to meet new people and have lively conversation while enjoying some delicious homemade treats.   The Moonflower Yoga Book Club meets every 4- 6 weeks.   We generally meet on a Sunday afternoon, except for the summer months we will be meeting on a Friday evening.   You are welcome to read the book we have selected and join us.   If you haven’t read the book, you can still join us and help us decide what the next book selection should be.  Further details can be found by clicking on the Events tab above.

 

PRIVATE YOGA CLASSES

Private one-on-one sessions are available at the Moonflower Yoga studio.  We will design a private yoga class just for you tailored to your individual needs! Please call us at (516) 557-2206 for more information.

 

CORPORATE YOGA AND OFF-SITE GROUP CLASSES

We are available for corporate yoga or group yoga classes!  A Moonflower instructor can come to your nearby place of business or residence to teach a group yoga class.   Corporate yoga in the workplace is a great way to reduce stress, relieve muscle tension from the day, and promote teamwork amongst the staff. Please contact us at (516) 557-2206 and let us know how we can help you.  You can also click on our “Corporate Yoga” tab above for additional info.


MONTHLY CUSTOMER APPRECIATION GIFT

We appreciate your business! Each month a special gift will be given to the customer who purchases the most individual classes during the calendar month.  Book your class now to enter the monthly contest.   Check the Moonflower Yoga Facebook page each month to see who won the special customer appreciation gift for the month.

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