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

Class Descriptions and Pricing

 

 NOVEMBER  CLASS SCHEDULE, PACKAGES & MORE !!

 

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is about a month away!  It is a time for being grateful for the many blessings in our lives.  It can also be a stressful time as the start of the holiday season begins later in the month.   More so than ever, we need to take care of ourselves and de-stress.   Yoga can help!!

I am very excited about a wonderful NEW class that we are adding to the weekly schedule starting Sunday, November 9th, at 11:15 AM which is Kundalini Yoga with Lori Pappas.   Lori’s Kundalini classes at Moonflower Yoga have been immensely popular and her October workshop sold out.   This is an opportunity to try the spiritual practice of Kundalini yoga on a weekly basis. You will find more information about Kundalini below.  

As a result of the addition of Kundalini yoga to the Sunday schedule, please note that the times for our Sunday classes in November are changing to add a 3rd class to the Sunday schedule.   Sunday Flow will now be at 8:45 AM,  Beginner is at 10 AM, and Kundalini Yoga with Lori follows at 11:15 AM.

 

NEW NOVEMBER WEEKLY CLASS:KUNDALINI YOGA (with Lori Pappas)

Sunday mornings at 11:15 AM starting 11/9  plus a special class Wed., Nov. 5, at 7:30 PM

 

Lori Pappas is honored to share the ancient yet timely teachings of Kundalini Yoga with fellow seekers. Known for its ability to promote health, creativity & spiritual awareness, Kundalini Yoga combines physical exercise, breathing techniques, mantra & meditation. Her classes are infused with a unique sense of humor, positive energy & personalized attention. Catering to both beginners and advanced yogis, Lori strives to offer a space wherein students feel accepted and 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.”  Register now for this wonderful class!!    

 

 And have you tried these other 2 fabulous NEWclasses that we launched in October: “Mindful Breath and Movement” with Jessica on Saturdays at 11:15 AM and Teen Yoga with Amanda on Wednesdays at 4:15 PM?  Below is additional info on these 2 great new classes.  Come give these new classes a try!


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

Saturdays from 11:15 AM – 12:15 AM

(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

  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.

 

 

 NOVEMBER WORKSHOPS & EVENTS – A GREAT WAY TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW AND HAVE FUN!!

 

Introduction to Essential Oils workshop:

Learn about the power of essential oils and how they can be used to improve your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being!

Essential Oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants. They have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits.

Discover how essential oils can help with: anxiety, ADD/ADHD, depression, weight loss, allergies, pain and inflammation, insomnia and sleep disorders, cold and flu, acne, wounds, diabetes, and SO MUCH MORE!   Learn how to take control of your own health with the power of essential oils! :)

We will experience a powerful singing bowl meditation using certain essential oils to enhance positive vibration.

Delicious homemade snacks using essential oils will be served.

Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014                                Time: 1 PM – 2:30 PM        

Special Price: $20 per person

Book now!!    Seating is limited!!    You can reserve your spot at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by booking online from our website, www.moonfloweryoga.com.

 

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:

ME BEFORE YOU by JoJo Moyes

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.  What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane.  Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that. What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of color. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.

 Next meeting date:  Friday, November 21, 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Donation fee: $10 to cover costs

 

 Calming and Healing Your Spirit November 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.   Please note there will be THEEE Wednesday evening classes in November.  Because Wednesday, November 26th, is the night before Thanksgiving, there will be no evening classes on the 26th.   Here is a rundown of the November “Calming and Healing Your Spirit” classes:                                            

 

 These are the fabulous November “Calming and Healing Your Spirit” classes designed to bring you inner peace and help you cope with stress.  Whichever class you select, you will enjoy this interesting mix.   

 Wed.,  November 12th, 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. , November 5th, 7:30 PM:  Kundalini Yoga with Lori (Also available on Sunday mornings at 11:15 AM starting November 12th) :  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.”


 Wed., November 19th, 7:30 PM: Emotional Freedom Technique (“EFT”) (“Tapping”) (Chris) – In this particular session, Christine Senetto will teach you “Tapping” (Emotional Freedom Technique).   Tapping is a wonderful, self-administered tool that can help you release stress or anxiety from certain situations or people.  EFT (“Emotional Freedom Technique”) is also called “tapping” because you actually tap with your fingers on acupressure points around your head, face, and torso while saying simple affirmations and focusing on a particular negative emotion, trauma, addiction, or event.  Tapping combines ancient Chinese medicine, modern psychology and positive reprogramming to help resolve issues that are causing us stress and may be keeping us from moving forward in life.  You will leave knowing a wonderful, self-healing tool.  It is calming, centering, and can help release self-limiting habits.  Tapping is being used by returning members of our military to help them cope with the after-effects of combat activity.   Come and give this amazing tool a try!

  November class packages:

 For the month of  November, 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 November class package must be used between November 1st and November 30th,  2014.  The studio is closed on Thanksgiving Day and on Black Friday.    The class package must be purchased at the Moonflower Yoga studio.     The class package must be purchased at the Moonflower Yoga studio.  

 

Class Descriptions for the November 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 (11/12),  a lovely Kundalini Yoga class with Lori (11/5), and an amazing Emotional Freedom Technique (“EFT”) (“Tapping”) class (11/19)  led by Chris Senetto. Tapping is a great  and simple self-administered tool that reduce your stress led by Chris.   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 except Nov. 26).

Kundalini (Lori) (NEW WEEKLY CLASS):   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 starting 11/9 plus an extra night on Wed., 11/5 at 7:30 PM).  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.

Mindful Breath & Movement (Jessica) (with optional guided meditation) (NEW!): 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 ).

 Teen yoga (Amanda) (NEW! ):  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).

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).

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).  No class on 11/26.

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 ):    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.).

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 10:00 AM.).

Sunday Flow (Jeanine):  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.,  11/11 AND 11/25 at 7:30 PM).

Meditation (Jessica) :     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.   The Nov. 4th meditation will encompass mantras (chants) with singing bowls.  The Nov 18th class will focus on chakra activation with singing bowls  (Tues 11/4 and 11/18 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 except Thanksgiving Day).

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).  No class on Thanksgiving Day.

 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).  No class on Thanksgiving Day.

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).   No class on Thanksgiving Day.

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.

 Beginner Yoga Classes Bellmore

By Jojo Moyes

 

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.  What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane.  Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that. What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of color. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.

 

Next meeting date:  Friday, November 21, 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Donation fee: $10 to cover costs