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SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE WITH NEW CLASSES AND AMAZING, NEW WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS!!! PLUS CLASS PACKAGES, NEWS & MORE!!
The summer has flown by and September is here! With it brings lots of fabulous fall workshops and events at Moonflower Yoga in addition to our great class schedule! Below is a rundown of the upcoming special events and workshops . Be sure to reserve your space early to ensure that you have a spot in these great workshops and events!
We have also added a wonderful new class to the fall schedule: Kripalu Yoga with Maife Santillan every Wednesday at 9:30 AM starting in September. Kripalu yoga is a lovely, gentle form of yoga, perfect for all fitness levels. You’ll see more info below on this new class. And Moonflower Yoga owner, Nancy, will be teaching an 11 AM Beginner class on Tuesday mornings for the month of September. Join Nancy for a fabulous, late-morning class!
Here are our amazing upcoming workshops and events in chronological order:
9/11 Healing Circle for World Peace with Lori
Friday, September 11th, 7 – 8 PM
This is a special donation event with all proceeds going to Voices of September 11th.
Peace begins with each one of us. If we have peace in our heart then we can help spread peace to others. And through peace, we can help change the world one step at a time and end senseless destruction.
On this somber night on the evening of 9/11, please join us for a very special healing circle as we come together to pray for world peace. Lori Pappas will bring her gong and lead this beautiful and powerful healing circle. Help us remember those who lost their lives on 9/11 and let’s join together in a goal for peace. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Voices of September 11th.
About Voices of September 11th: Voices helps families heal after tragedy, a vital mission that began after 9/11. Today the organization continues to address the long-term needs of those impacted by 9/11, while helping communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from acts of mass violence and disasters.
Suggested donation fee: $20 or whatever you can afford or feel is appropriate.
Please register at the Moonflower Yoga studio or via email to email@example.com.
Moonflower Yoga’s 3-year Anniversary Celebration!!!
Come join us for a fun afternoon as we say THANK YOU for your support of Moonflower Yoga and help us celebrate an important event: the three-year anniversary of Moonflower Yoga !! There will be a raffle for a door prize and other surprises. Looking forward to seeing you as you help us launch Moonflower Yoga towards its 4th year!
Bellmore’s Biggest Event of the Year: The Bellmore Family Street Festival!
Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20
Each year Bellmore hosts the largest street festival on Long Island with its annual fun event: The Bellmore Family Street Festival! There are rides, games, a crafts area, a military expo, and much more. Come visit the Moonflower Yoga booth and say hello! It is always nice to see our regular students and to meet new people as well. We can answer any questions that you might have about the studio and its class and workshop offerings. We will also have items for sale at the Festival at special prices. Be sure to enter our raffle for a free prize! See you at the Festival !!
Please note that the Moonflower Yoga studio will be OPEN on the early morning of Saturday, Sept 19 and 20, but with a REVISED schedule. Nancy will be at the Moonflower Yoga booth at the Street Festival and not teaching. On Saturday, Jessica will teach 2 classes: Beginner at 8:30 AM and Saturday Flow at 10 AM. On Sunday, Lucia will teach a Beginner class at 8:30 AM, followed by Lori’s Kundalini class at 9:45 AM. There is no Sunday Flow or Mindful Breath and Movement class this weekend.
Special driving & parking instructions for this weekend: Because of the Festival, streets will be closed in the area of the Festival and parking will be very limited on the streets. Do NOT use Bellmore Avenue! From the Sunrise Highway heading east, go one traffic light past Bellmore Avenue to Old Mill Road and turn LEFT. From Sunrise Highway heading west, make a RIGHT turn on Old Mill Road, one traffic light before Bellmore Avenue. For all, proceed 3 blocks on Old Mill Road and turn LEFT onto Wilson Avenue. (If you reach the traffic light on Old Mill Road you have gone too far.) Proceed down Wilson Avenue until immediately before the Bellmore Avenue traffic light and turn right into the studio parking lot. When you leave from class, turn LEFT on Wilson Avenue. Make a right on Old Mill Road to the Sunrise Highway.
By popular request, we have added a great Ayurveda workshop to the schedule!
Discover Ayurveda & Your Dosha Type
Learn about your true self & feel better!
Friday, October 2, 7 – 9 PM
Do you feel irritable? Stressed? Have difficulty sleeping? Digestion problems? Come and discover ways in which you can help create better balance by following your body’s natural “dosha” type through the principles of Ayurveda.
Ayurveda is “the science of life” and it has been practiced successfully for thousands of years. Each of us is born with a unique mind-body constitution known as our “dosha” type. In this intriguing workshop, you will discover what your “dosha” is and how adapting your daily lifestyle and practices to match your natural “dosha” type can help you feel better. You will be provided with a quiz to determine your natural dosha type & you learn what the results tell you about your true self. Nancy will also provide you with info on recommended foods and oils best suited for your dosha type that can help you feel more balanced.
About Your Presenter: This workshop is presented by Nancy Weshkoff, owner of Moonflower Yoga. Nancy has studied basic principles of Ayurveda through her teacher training, as well as through accredited courses at the Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda. Discovering and working with her natural dosha type has helped Nancy better understand ways in which to feel better, and she welcomes an opportunity to help others learn more about this amazing science of life.
Price: $38 per person including delicious food & materials.
Register now for this fascinating workshop! You can reserve your spot at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this great workshop from the class schedule tab above and following the simple registration steps to book your space.
Introduction to Essential Oils (Jessica & Nancy)
Saturday, October 3, 1 PM – 2:15 PM
If you have attended a class or workshop at Moonflower Yoga, then you have enjoyed the beautiful aroma of essential oils. Essential Oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants. In this fascinating and fragrant workshop, you will discover more about essential oils and their history.
Essential oils have many healing properties and they have been being used for thousands of years to support wellness of the mind, body and spirit. There are endless ways to benefit from the power of essential oils! To help start you on your journey, we will share a few oils with you to experience for yourself! These oils form the foundation of a great essential oils system.
Learn the properties of these beautiful oils and the best ways in which you can use them!
Jessica will also lead a powerful singing bowl meditation and apply a select few essential oils to certain chakras, allowing for a higher vibration.
Delicious homemade snacks using essential oils will be served.
Price: $20 per person
Book now!! Seating is limited!! You can reserve your spot at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this workshop from the class schedule tab above and following the simple registration steps.
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, and have some lively conversations. Delicious homemade goodies are served. All are welcome to read the current book selection and join us! If you have not read this current book, you are still welcome to join us and help us select the next book that we will read. For our next meeting, we will be discussing:
A MAN CALLED OVE by Frederik Backman – 352 pages
In this bestselling and delightfully quirky debut novel from Sweden, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face?
Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations. A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fryand Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Fredrik Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful and charming exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others.
Next Meeting Date: Sunday, October 4th, 4:30 PM – 6 PM
Donation Fee to cover costs: $10
Book now!! You can reserve your spot at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this event from the class schedule tab above and following the simple registration steps to reserve your spot.
GALLERY READING WITH PSYCHIC MEDIUM, JOE PERRETA
Friday, October 9th, 7 – 9 PM
Our March, May, June, July, August & Sept. sessions all sold out. Reserve your spot ASAP as this sells out quickly.
This is a unique gallery reading! We keep these to a small size with a limited number of participants. Unlike big settings where only a few people have an opportunity to interact with the presenter, in our gallery readings with Joe, each person has an opportunity to speak with Joe. This is NOT a guarantee that a certain crossed-over loved one will enter the room. However, from the past sessions, Joe has been able to deliver messages to the participants who gathered.
Joe Perreta is a psychic medium who specializes in communicating with those who have crossed over. Joe’s affinity with spirit started at a very young age, giving him a unique connection to and an intrinsic understanding of the spirit world. Joe embraced his gifts early in life to find that he is what is called a natural born medium. Since then, he has brought unique and specific healing messages to countless men and women all over Long Island and NYC.
In a gallery reading, you will be witnessing the amazing way that spirit can use a medium to heal those here in the physical world. Everyone can get messages, but that all depends on what spirit decides they need to say and to who! Expect you will hear exactly what you need to at that moment in time. Joseph asks that you come with an open heart and mind with the expectation that you will witness the beautiful healing power of spirit communication.
Joe’s March, May, June, July, August and September sessions sold out quickly. Reserve your spot ASAP as space is very limited to this event.
Price: $36 per person including delicious, homemade snacks.
Book now!! Seating is limited!! You can reserve an available spot at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this workshop from the class schedule tab above and following the simple registration steps to reserve your spot.
REIKI LEVEL ONE TRAINING
with the Rev. Constance Barley
Saturday, October 10th, 1 PM – 5 PM
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the concept that life force energy flows through us. If this energy is low, then we are more likely to feel ill and have higher stress levels. If it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
In this special 4-hour training session, you will learn the basics of Reiki and receive a Level One certification from Connie. The ability to perform Reiki is passed on during an “attunement” given by Connie, a Reiki master, and allows the student to tap into life force energy to improve one’s health. At the end of this training, you will be able to do basic Reiki on yourself and others.
There will be a break around midway through the training with delicious homemade snacks.
Price: $100 per person for this 4-hour training
Book now!! Seating is limited!! You can reserve your spot at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this workshop from the class schedule tab above and following the simple registration steps to reserve your spot.
An Afternoon of Yin Yoga (with Dona Chandra)
Sunday, October 18th, 1 – 3 PM
Yin Yoga is a practice that is the perfect balance to our fast-paced Yang lives. It is a meditative, slow-paced style of yoga with longer held postures designed to release tension and increase flexibility deep in the body’s muscles and connective tissues. The workshop will be a well-rounded approach to opening the main aspects of the body (hips, spine and back), as well as turning inwards to cultivate our relationships with ourselves, our internal responses and the fluctuations of the mind. The first 30 minutes of the workshop will be an introduction to Yin Yoga with an open discussion, followed by the 90-minute class. All of the poses are done on your mat from a seated position or reclining on the ground.
Essential oils will be used during the workshop. If you purchase an essential oil on the day of the workshop, you receive a 5% discount!
About Dona Chandra: Dona is a yoga practitioner of 5 years and a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher and a certified Yin Yoga instructor. Her teaching style is passionate and positive, enthusiastic and supportive, and she encourages her students to explore their path of personal development with Ahimsa love, compassion and understanding.
Price: $38 including delicious homemade goodies.
Register now!! You can reserve your spot at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this workshop from the class schedule tab above and following the simple registration steps to reserve your spot.
Sound Wash: A Trancendental Healing Experience!
Join Lori Pappas and Jessica Saraswati for an incredible afternoon of mantra, meditation and vibrational healing!!
Saturday, October 24th, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM – SOLD OUT! We are starting a waiting list in the event a spot opens up. If you you would like to be added to the waiting list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact info, and we will contact you if an opening occurs. Please note we will be adding a future date for this great workshop! Stay tuned for the newest date.
Sound has the power to heal the mind, body and spirit. From classical music to shamanic drumming to mantra chanting, sound is a potent modality of healing and transcendence that can deliver us into higher states of being.
Exciting new research is now confirming what ancient cultures have always known; that sound has the power to heal. Sound therapy & vibrational healing can help reduce stress, create an increased sense of well-being and promote faster healing of the body, in all aspects. Everything vibrates. Everything has a resonance and a frequency. By being in the presence of divine frequencies and healing vibrations, we invite deep, spiritual, cellular healing to take place.
Lori will play her gong, cleansing and rejuvenating the space and creating a great sense of calm. Saraswati will play her singing bowls during mantra meditation. Essential oils and certain mudras will also be utilized to maximize the healing vibrations. If you are ready to go on a blissful journey of sound and experience profound healing, please join us!
Price: $39 per person. Delicious homemade food will be included.
Register now for this amazing workshop! You can reserve your spot at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this workshop from the class schedule tab above and following the simple steps to reserve your spot.
JOIN US FOR A VERY SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EDITION OF THIS GREAT WORKSHOP SERIES!!
SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT FOR GODDESSES
with the Rev. Constance Barley
Friday, October 30th, 7 – 9 PM
Our previous sessions sold out – Reserve early !!
Join us on Halloween Eve for a very special edition of this great workshop series! Connie will have special intriguing activities related to Halloween. Discover ways to become more spiritually rooted to bring you inner peace. Each workshop includes guided meditation & relaxation. Learn the history of a special goddess. Connie will share her wisdom with us, and it is a fantastic opportunity to discover more about your own spirituality & develop your inner goddess power while having fun! Delicious homemade goodies are served. Reserve your space now! This sells out quickly! You do NOT need to have attended previous sessions to join us for this session.
About the Rev. Constance Barley: Since childhood, the Reverend Constance Barley has had a deep connection to the earth, stars & nature. She is an interfaith minister, Reiki Master teacher & healer. Connie offers meditation, counseling, astrology & Feng Shui. She is a native Long Islander & spiritually considers herself lucky to be living in these exciting times.
Price: $36 including delicious homemade goodies.
Register now for this amazing workshop! You can reserve your spot at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this workshop from the class schedule tab above and following the simple steps to register.
Class and teacher news plus schedule changes:
NEW Wednesday morning class at 9:30 AM beginning in September!
KRIPALU YOGA (with Maife Santillan)
Start your Wednesday in a great way! In this excellent class, Maife will share her Kripalu teacher training with you. Kripalu yoga is a gentle form of yoga great for all fitness types. You will move and stretch through fundamental yoga postures designed to help build strength, flexibility & balance. You will also concentrate on linking your breath to your movement which helps to quiet the mind. The class will encompass standing postures as well as seated postures. You will finish the class with several minutes of quiet relaxation to leave you refreshed & ready for your day! Come give this fabulous class a try!
About Maife Santillan: Maife is a Registered Yoga Teacher under Yoga Alliance guidelines & a graduate from the Kripalu School of Yoga, as well as a Kripalu Yoga and Ayurveda Association member. Maife is a Registered Nurse, and is currently an active member of the running community. Her passion & love for yoga began many years ago. As her practice deepened, she felt a calling to become a teacher and inspire others to awaken their higher potentials. Maife believes the practice of yoga and meditation offers powerful tools to cultivate health, personal growth and transformation. Beyond teaching how to stretch and strengthen, Maife invites her students to explore open hearted awareness, honor your inner wisdom, encourage self- acceptance and invite peace in your lives.
Register now for this great class!! You can reserve your spot at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this class from the class schedule tab above and following the simple registration steps.
Following the new Kripalu Yoga class at 9:30 AM on Wednesday morning, be sure to check out our fabulous Yin Yoga class with Dona now in a NEW time slot for Sept. beginning at 10:45 AM;
Yin Yoga with Dona – Now on Wednesdays at 10:45 AM beginning in September :
Yin Yoga is a meditative yoga style. Yin is about finding stillness & cooling the body, whereas Yang relates to movement creating heat in the body. There is not a great need for many postures in Yin Yoga. Emphasis is placed on a few basic postures which are held for longer periods of time. In Yin Practice, there is a more conscientious attention to breath and the sensations in the body. Slow, simple yin yoga is the class to choose if you want to calm the mind, stretch the body & promote flexibility. The yin practice is a great compliment to a yang practice or active lifestyle. We need both to maintain optimum health and wellness.
Tuesday morning class change for September:
Please note that on Tuesday mornings beginning in September we will have 3 morning classes on the schedule: 30-minute guided meditation with Jessica at 9 AM, then Jessica’s fabulous Morning Meditation and Movement class starting at 9:35 AM for one hour, followed by a new Beginner class taught by Nancy at 11 AM. Beginner yoga with Nancy is great for those who are new to yoga or would like a more basic practice. You will be guided through fundamental yoga postures combining breath with movement The class will encompass standing postures, followed by floor stretches on the mat, and ends with quiet relaxation postures to help you de-stress and feel refreshed. Come join Nancy for this late morning class in September!
On Wednesday, September 9th, at 7:30 PM, the gong returns! Lori Pappas (who teaches our very popular Kundalini yoga class) will teach an encore presentation of Lori’s special gentle movement class which encompasses meditation, mantra, as well as the mesmerizing GONG which she brings to the studio. The healing vibrations that you receive from the gong are incredible. Please register early for this class as it sells out quickly!
Laughter Yoga returns on Wednesday, Sept. 30th, at 7:30 PM!
Come join us for a laugh! One of the best ways to lighten up is to laugh and release yourself from stress’ grip. Laughter instantly raises your energy, heals you and clears away negativity, confusion and mind chatter. Join the latest international craze – Laughter Yoga led by a certified Laughter Leader and Health Coach, Raquel Wolf-Jadeja. Laughter Yoga promotes happiness, relieves stress, is therapeutic, and fosters community. You can burn up to 250 calories while moving and laughing in this fun class! It is a fabulous way to unwind from your day and feel great. The class ends with a meditation – please bring your yoga mat for a reclining meditation.
TRY A GREAT MEDITATION CLASS!
Health care professionals all agree that meditation is wonderful for stress reduction, lowering blood pressure, and helping you feel calmer and more relaxed. Tuesday is Meditation Day at Moonflower Yoga! Please join us for one of our fabulous meditation classes: either Tuesday night at 7:45 PM or on Tuesday morning at 9 AM. Evening meditation is wonderful for removing the stress from the day and preparing you for a good night’s rest. Morning meditation is great for setting a positive intention for the day.
Here is the upcoming September meditation schedule. Please note that starting in September the evening meditation classes will begin at 7:30 PM instead of 7:45 PM:
Singing bowl meditation with Jessica: September 1st and 29th: Enjoy the beautiful and relaxing sound of singing bowls and mantra as Jessica leads you into a lovely guided meditation. The singing bowls are mesmerizing!
Self-Love meditation with Connie: September 8th: The focus of this fascinating guided meditation will be loving yourself. We must learn to love ourselves before we can love others. Come and enjoy some special healing for yourself and feel amazing!
Boost Your Intuition with Meditation and Essential Oils with Jessica: September 15th: Experience 3 lovely essential oils to help boost your intuition while enjoying the engaging sounds of singing bowls!
Harvest Your Blessings meditation with Connie: September 22nd: This fascinating, guided meditation will focus on the importance of creating more blessings in your life. It will be intriguing!
For those looking for a morning practice, try Jessica’s wonderful guided singing bowl meditation every Tuesday morning beginning in March from 9 AM – 9:30 AM. This is a great way to start your day! The class fee for this 30-minute meditation is just $10.
Please note that Jessica’s Morning Movement and Meditation class on Tuesdays will have a slight time change beginning in March. The class will now begin at 9:35 AM rather than 9:30 AM.
Calming and Healing Your Spirit September schedule:
Our “Calming and Healing Your Spirit” classes which take place on alternate 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 our upcoming “Calming and Healing Your Spirit” classes:
Wed., September 23rd, at 7:30 PM: IET/Angel Healing (Chris): Come try our wonderful Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) /Angel Healing class! During these fabulous classes, Chris will cover 1-2 of the 9 healing angels. Discover the special healing gifts each angel brings. Chris will teach you how to call upon the healing angels with a special prayer of invitation & to use an angelic heart link to connect with the angel’s energy. You will learn the special healing gifts each angel brings & invite each healing angels to support you in your physical, emotional, mental & spiritual journey. This lovely class can bring a profound sense of peace & calm.
Would you like to learn more about IET and its beautiful healing energy? Moonflower Yoga is planning an 8-hour training session on IET led by Christine Senetto. In this beautiful training session, which is done in one day, you will learn how to do basic IET healing on yourself and others. Each person will receive an IET healing session on a massage table, and will discover how to give an IET session to others. We are likely doing this training in early November on a Saturday. If you are interested in participating, please see Nancy at the Moonflower Yoga studio or send an email to moonfloweryoga.com for further info.
In addition to our Wednesday Calming and Healing Your Spirit classes, we also offer a wonderful, gentle yoga class on alternate Wednesday evenings at 7:30 PM. You’ll love “Evening Stretch” with Rosanne! Here are the details on this lovely “Evening Stretch” class which is offered on September 2nd and September 16th:
EVENING STRETCH – alternate Wednesdays at 7:30 PM !!
We have added a great new class to the schedule on alternate Wednesday evenings at 7:30 PM taught by Rosanne Cassidy. Rosanne will guide you through gentle stretching poses to help you release muscle tension from the day while gaining flexibility. The class will also include standing postures to build strength and improve your balance. Enjoy soft, flickering candlelight and beautiful essential oils throughout the practice. The class will finish with a lovely restorative pose enabling you to further relax and prepare for a great night’s sleep. Evening Stretch is a wonderful way to end your day!
September class packages:
For the month of September, we are offering THREE class packages from which you can choose. All of these offer a discount over the per-class package price of $18:
– Yoga Lite: Receive 4 classes for $64 ($16 per class)
– Yoga Medium: Receive 6 classes for $90 ($15 per class)
– Yoga Pro: Receive 8 classes for $120 ($15 per class)
All of the above September class packages offer a discount over the per-class price. The discounted classes purchased under the September class package must be used between September 1 and September 30th, 2015. The class package must be purchased at the Moonflower Yoga studio.
WAITING LIST INFO: If the class or workshop you wish to attend is sold out, please contact us and ask to be added to the waiting list. Cancellations do occur, and if a spot opens up, we will contact you. Please send an email to email@example.com and we will add you to the waiting list for the class or workshop you are seeking. Thank you!
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 the return of Lori with her mesmerizing GONG class on September 9th, our lovely Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) – Angel Healing class with Chris on September 23rd or the very fun Laughter Yoga class with Raquel on September 21. 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). This series of Wed. classes alternates with Evening Stretch (see below).
Evening Stretch (Rosanne): Come try this fabulous class! Rosanne will guide you through gentle stretching poses to help you release muscle tension from the day while gaining flexibility. The class will also include standing postures to build strength and improve your balance. Enjoy soft, flickering candlelight and beautiful essential oils throughout the practice. The class will finish with a lovely restorative pose enabling you to further relax and prepare for a great night’s sleep. Evening Stretch is a wonderful way to end your day! (Wednesdays evenings at 7:30 PM on September 2 and September 16. Alternates with our Calming and Healing Your Spirit series.)
Yin Yoga (Dona) : Yin Yoga is a more meditative yoga style. The term “yin yoga” comes from the Taoist tradition. Yin is about finding stillness and cooling the body, where as Yang relates to movement, often repetitive movement, creating heat in the body. There is not a great need for a lot of postures in the Yin Yoga practice. Emphasis is placed on a few basic postures which are held for longer periods of time. In Yin Practice, there is a more conscientious attention to breath and the sensations in the body. Slow, simple yin yoga is the class to choose if you want to calm the mind, stretch the body, and promote flexibility. The yin practice is a great compliment to a yang practice or active lifestyle. We need both to come into balance and maintain optimum health and wellness. (Wednesdays at 10:30 AM for August; Wednesdays at 10:45 AM starting in Sept).
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. (Sunday mornings at 11:15 AM; plus Thursdays at 6:30 PM). Please note that on September 20th the Sunday class will have a special start time of 9:45 AM!
Tai Chi (Joseph): Tai Chi incorporates 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. Come give this fun class a try – all fitness levels are welcome! (Wed at 6 PM).
Stretch & Flow (Nancy): Stretch and Flow is a great way to start your weekday! All fitness levels are welcome, and props are used to assist you if needed. After gentle warm-up stretches on the floor, the class will move to a flow of sun salutations to get you moving and energize you. The class also encompasses standing poses to help you build strength, balance and flexibility. Each class ends with a lovely relaxation posture to leave you ready for your day! (Thursday 10 AM).
Mindful Breath & Movement (Jessica) (with optional guided meditation): This wonderful class focuses on linking breath & movement and cultivating presence in the now. Increase your sense of well- being while gaining strength. 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. There is an extra, optional 30-minute guided meditation after class. Enjoy the calming sound of singing bowls while meditating. (Sat. 11:15 AM). There is no class on Saturday, September 19th.
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. It is a great way to begin a yoga practice. (Thurs. 5:15 PM).
Saturday Flow (Nancy): This fabulous Saturday morning class will energize you, build strength and flexibility, and enable you to have a great start to your day. The class ends with a relaxing restorative pose to help you further de-stress. (Saturdays at 10 AM).
Beginner Stretch (Lucia) : 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).
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).
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, 9:35 AM)
Move and Stretch (Jessica ): 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).
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. This class alternates with Candlelight Restorative. (Mon at 7:30 PM on Sept 7, Sept 21).
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. (Saturday at 8:30 AM, Sunday at 10 AM). Plus try Nancy’s NEW Beginner class at 11 AM on Tuesdays starting in September!
Sunday Flow (Marilyn): 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 8:45 AM). NO class on September 20th.
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 Monday night Stress-Reducing Vinyasa Flow classes. (Monday Sept 14, and Sept 28 at 7:30 PM).
Meditation (Jessica/Connie): Now offered on Tuesday morning & every Tuesday night! Health care professionals applaud meditation for its amazing 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. The Sept 1 and 29 evening guided meditation will be led by Jessica using singing bowls. Jessica leads a Boost Your Intuition with Meditation and Singing Bowls on Sept 15. Jessica will also lead a lovely 30-minute guided singing bowl meditation every Tuesday morning at 9 AM. Connie leads 2 fabulous guided meditations: On September 8th, the theme is self love; we must learn to love ourselves before we can love others! On Sept 22nd, Connie’s theme is Harvesting Your Blessings and it will be inspirational! (Tuesday mornings for 30 minutes at 9 AM with Jessica; Tuesday eve from 7:30 PM-8:30 PM with Jessica or Connie as indicated above.).
Individual one-hour 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. Once you have selected the date,PLEASE BE SURE TO SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN WHERE YOU WILL SEE THE CLASSES LISTED FOR THAT DATE WITH A DESCRIPTION!! Pick the class you want and complete the very simple registration screen. 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 major credit card 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 from Moonflower Yoga and a written confirmation by email from PayPal 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. If a class is listed in solid red font 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 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.