Moonflower Yoga
2093 Bellmore Avenue
Bellmore, NY 11710
Phone: (516) 557 2206
Email: moonfloweryoga@optimum.net

Descriptions

 

Looking for a great yoga studio in which to practice yoga, meditation or learn something new in a workshop or event in the Bellmore-Wantagh-Merrick-Seaford-East Meadow-Levittown area of Nassau County, Long Island? Check out the fabulous array of yoga classes, workshops and events that are offered at Moonflower Yoga with great yoga teachers! Our small class setting and friendly, homey yoga studio is a wonderful place where you can release stress, become more flexible and stronger, make new acquaintances and learn something new. In the descriptions below, you will find additional info on our current classes, workshops and events. You can reserve your spot in any of these available classes, workshops, or events from the “Schedule” tab above – just click on the date for the activity you wish to attend and then follow the simple registration and payment steps.

 

Looking to get in shape? We have a fabulous STRETCH INTENSE AND RESTORE yoga class on alternate Mondays at 7:30 PM. This great class is for intermediate-level students with some yoga experience who would like to stretch and move a bit more deeply in their practice. New on the schedule is PILATES STRENGTHEN AND STRETCH with Lynn on Mondays at 6 PM starting in Nov. This fabulous class will help strengthen your core & help you feel great. Looking for a great way to de-stress and end your day? Try TUESDAY STRETCH AND RELAX with Melinda on Tuesday at 615 PM, YIN YANG YOGA with Dona Dovie on alternate Wednesday nights at 7:30 PM, the new SLOW FLOW AND SINGING BOWLS with Jessica on alternate Wednesdays at 7:30 PM, or EVENING STRETCH AND RELAXING RESTORATIVE YOGA with Melinda on Thursday nights at 7:45 PM. These great yoga classes are for all fitness levels and will enable you to stretch and relax from your day. Do you have mobility issues but would still like to practice yoga? CHAIR YOGA is the answer for you! Moonflower Yoga offers 3 morning Chair Yoga classes each week: Tuesday at 11 AM, Thursday at 11:30 AM, and Friday at 11:15 AM. Later in the day, we also have a WALL AND CHAIR YOGA: A SUPPORTED SEQUENCE class with Lynn on Wednesdays at 4:45 PM for those who have difficulty coming up/down from the floor but would like a great class to improve strength, flexibility and balance or try the CHAIR BODY STRETCH AND MEDITATION with Lynn on Wednesdays at 6 PM which combines seated chair poses to gain better strength and flexibility from a chair, followed by a relaxing meditation to reduce stress. Also great for beginners or those looking for a gentler practice is the WEEKEND BEGINNER STRETCH on Saturdays at 11:15 AM with Victoria, the BEGINNER YOGA FUNDAMENTALS class on Mondays at 430 PM or MORNING MOVEMENT AND MEDITATION or YOGA BASICS on Tuesdays with Jeannine. You could also join Moonflower Yoga owner, Nancy Weshkoff, for a BEGINNER YOGA class on Saturdays at 8:30 AM or Sundays at 9:45 AM. Looking for a unique, beginner-level class with an opportunity to discover meditation? Try STRETCH AND MEDITATE 101 on Thursdays at 4:30 PM with Lynn, a great way to help you relax and explore a meditation practice. Meditation is recommended by doctors as a wonderful stress-reducing tool.

Are you new to yoga? Click on the “FAQ” tab above on the far right side, and you’ll see a complete list of the great BEGINNER YOGA classes that you can try at Moonflower Yoga. We have yoga classes on the schedule each day of the week which would be suitable for beginners. You can also look for the “(B)” symbol next to the class title on the Schedule tab to see if it the class you have selected is suitable for a beginner. Are you looking for an INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL yoga class? Moonflower Yoga offers these too! Look for the “(I)” symbol next to the class title on the Schedule tab. Scroll down to the Class Descriptions section below for further info on all of our great yoga classes.

 

Feeling stressed? Come try our relaxing “Stress-Buster” series of classes (Tuesdays at 7:30 PM):

Life has many challenges that create stress. Stress is harmful and leads to conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and more. Reducing your stress can lower your disease risk. This series of classes on Tuesday nights are designed to help you reduce your stress and feel better. You’ll love this great variety of interesting and calming classes!

Here is the December schedule for our Stress-Buster series:

  • Candlelight Restorative with Nancy (December 3rd) (sold out – wait list available): Melt away your stress in this lovely, very relaxing class which is done while resting on the floor. You will spend several minutes gently stretching and 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. Essential oils are diffused to help you further relax. Nancy, who is a Reiki Master Teacher, also provides a brief, optional Reiki treatment while you are reclining for those who choose to have a Reiki treatment. You will leave feeling refreshed and renewed!
  • Relax with Reiki CHAIR class with Nancy (December 10th): Come enjoy a great, de-stressing class with Moonflower Yoga owner and Reiki Master Teacher Nancy! This lovely class will give you an opportunity to enjoy the calming and relaxing effects of Reiki. You will be seated in a chair for the class which begins with a guided meditation. From there, you will enjoy relaxing Reiki treatments such as Reiki waterfall, a Reiju blessing, or a seated chair Reiki treatment. Essential oils will be diffused with soft music to help you unwind. Come give this de-stressing class a try!
  • Kundalini meditation & gong relaxation with Cathi (December 17th): Release the stress of your day through pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation and an extended gong bath. The immediate effects of Kundalini technique will allow you to relax and let go, while gong therapy restores the body and mind to a state of peace.
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    Come learn something new and have fun in a great upcoming workshop, event or training session!

    Moonflower Yoga has an amazing array of interesting workshops and events from which you choose! People from Bellmore-Merrick-Wantagh-East Meadow-Seaford and other parts of Long Island have been registering, and we hope to see you too. Below is a quick snapshot summary of these very fun activities, and you can discover more info on the “Workshops” or “Events” tabs. You can register for any of these great activities by selecting the activity that you would like to attend on the “Schedule” tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.

    • Reiki Healing Circle: Friday, December 20th, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM – SOLD OUT – wait list available or try January 31: Take a break from the holidays & enjoy a lovely, relaxing Reiki treatment! Each person has an opportunity to receive Reiki. NO prior Reiki experience needed.
    • Special Year-End Celebration with Meditation, Yoga Postures, Kirtan (chanting) & Yoga Nidra (Lynn): Monday, December 30th,7:30 PM – 9 PM: Join us for the final event of the year on the schedule. This great event gives you an opportunity to say goodbye to the old and get ready for the new year ahead. Come join us! Scroll below for additional info.
    • Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club: Saturday, January 4th, 1:30 PM – 3 PM: Learn the fun game of Mah Jongg! Newcomers, as well as experienced players willing to work with newcomers, are welcome.
    • Goal Setting and Vision Board workshop: Sunday, January 5th, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Start the new decade learning proven techniques to make YOUR goals come true followed by the fun creation of a vision board to help you accomplish that goal.
    • Moonflower Yoga Book Club: SUNDAY, January 12th, 4:30 PM – 6 PM: Take a journey with a great book while having fun and making new friends! For our first meeting of the new year, because there is a 2-month gap between meetings, we will be reading TWO books “NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA” and “THE WORLD THAT WE KNEW”. All are welcome to read this book and join us. Click on the “Clubs” tab above for more info on the book.
    • Guided Meditation & Sound Healing Evening w/Native American Tibetan & Australian instruments led by River Soul: Friday, January 10th, 6:30 PM – 8 PM: Join River for this fantastic workshop with Native American, Tibetan and Australian musical instruments for a wonderful sound healing to welcome in the new year!
    • Reiki Level One training: Saturday, January 11th, 1:15 PM – 6 PM – SOLD OUT – wait list available or try February 8: Come learn the basics of Reiki and receive a Reiki Level One certification. You will learn the history of Reiki and how to do a Reiki treatment on yourself as well as others. You will discover the relaxing qualities of Reiki and be supplied with an informative book to continue your Reiki experience after you complete this Level One certification. This Reiki Level One training will be taught by Reiki Master Teacher and Moonflower Yoga owner, Nancy Weshkoff.
    • Law of Attraction workshop with Helen Cernigliaro: Friday, January 24th, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM – Have a great start to the new year by applying the principles of the Law of Attraction which helps you on the path to accomplishing anything that you put your mind to achieving. Join us as Helen Cernigliaro, who has been a Law of Attraction Certified Coach for over 15 years, explains how the Law of Attraction can work for you.
    • Reiki Level Two training: Saturday, January 25th, 1:15 PM – 6 PM – book early – previous sessions sold out!: Come further explore Reiki in this Reiki Level Two training, open to anyone who successfully completed Reiki Level One. Learn the first 3 symbols of Reiki including the distance symbol to send healing energy to someone who is not in the same room as you and the power symbol to enhance your Reiki practice. This training session will be done by Nancy Weshkoff, Owner of Moonflower Yoga and Reiki Master Teacher.
    • Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group: Sunday, January 26th, 4:30 PM – 6 PM: Come join our fun group! Newcomers, as well as people experienced in knitting and crocheting, are welcome. If you are new to crochet or knitting, we can offer some advice to help you get started. Discover the meditative quality of needle arts!
    • Reiki Healing Circle: Friday, January 31st, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM: Curious about Reiki? This great Reiki Healing Circle gives you an opportunity to receive a lovely Reiki treatment. NO prior Reiki experience is needed. Come de-stress and relax with Reiki! Space is limited and previous sessions sold out – book early.
    • Anatomy of a Yoga Practice, Part III The Warrior Poses: Awakening Insight, Poise and Strength (Lynn): Saturday, Feb 1st, 2 PM – 4 PM: Ready to release tired winter stagnation, melt excess sluggishness & activate fresh flowing energy to clarify the many dimensions of your being? This great workshop will focus on bringing forth the Warrior qualities that already reside within you — to cleanse the body/mind, revive your Spirit, and unblock energy channels so you can move through life’s challenges with strength, ease and joy.
    • Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club: Sunday, February 2nd, 1:30 PM – 3 PM: Learn the fun game of Mah Jongg! Newcomers, as well as experienced players willing to work with newcomers, are welcome.
    • Reiki Level One training: Saturday, February 8th, 1:15 PM – 6 PM – just added – book early as previous sessions sold out: Come learn the basics of Reiki and receive a Reiki Level One certification. You will learn the history of Reiki and how to do a Reiki treatment on yourself as well as others. You will discover the relaxing qualities of Reiki and be supplied with an informative book to continue your Reiki experience after you complete this Level One certification. This Reiki Level One training will be taught by Reiki Master Teacher and Moonflower Yoga owner, Nancy Weshkoff.
    • Reiki Level 3/Master Practitioner training: Sunday, February 16th, 1:15 PM – 6:15 PM: Take your training to the Master level! You will learn how to be a Master Practitioner, learn the final symbols of Reiki and receive 4 more attunements to complete the attunement process. This training is open to those who successfully completed Reiki One and Reiki Two. This Reiki training will be taught by Reiki Master Teacher and Moonflower Yoga owner, Nancy Weshkoff.
    • A Gathering for Self-Realization and Meditation with Chandresh (an EXCLUSIVE series for Moonflower Yoga!): A new date in January or February will be announced soon – watch this space! This is a signature meditation and workshop series by Chandresh Bhardwaj prepared exclusively for the community of Moonflower Yoga! In each workshop, Chandresh brings up topics that are relatable, urgent, and important for one’s spiritual and life growth. As the seventh generation spiritual teacher, Chandresh combines the ancient wisdom traditions with modern, accessible lessons for eternal happiness. Always packed with stories, humor, and life-altering teachings, this workshop is perfect for those who are ready to bring more love, courage, and bliss in their life. Each workshop starts with a talk by Chandresh followed by guided meditation and Q&A with the students.

     

    STAY TUNED! We are planning more great workshops and events for the coming months!

     

     

    Class Descriptions:

    Note: “B” = Beginner-level yoga class suitable for all fitness levels

    Note: “I” – Intermediate-level yoga class; some yoga experience recommended

    STRESS-BUSTER SERIES (various) (B): Check out this wonderful variety of classes designed to help you feel better through relaxation. Each week there will be a different one-hour session. Scroll to the top of this screen for further information. Choose from a de-stressing Kundalini meditation & gong bath with Cathi (Dec 17), an extra night of Candlelight Restorative (Dec 3), or a Relax with Reiki CHAIR classwith Nancy (Dec 10).

    Pilates Strengthen and Stretch (Lynn) (NEW! starts November 11th): The Pilates method of body conditioning is the art of strength, stretch and control. The system was developed in the 1920s by legendary physical trainer, Joseph H. Pilates, to improve flexibility, enhance posture & coordination, stabilize, and elongate the spine and establish balance & overall strength. The primary focus will be on your body’s core (abs, lower back, and the surrounding stabilizing muscles). You will practice very precise breath linked with controlled movements using specific props which Moonflower Yoga supplies – the ball, the strap and the ring. Some of the benefits of Pilates include enhanced muscle tone & energy, better circulation, improved alignment and posture, increased strength & flexibility, and better mental concentration. Come give this great class a try! (Mondays at 6 PM starting Nov 11).

    SLOW FLOW AND SINGING BOWLS (Jessica) : This class is perfect for all levels of practice. Whether you are brand new to yoga and meditation, or you are a seasoned practitioner, everyone can benefit from this class. End your day with some light movement and sound healing! Gentle yoga, coupled with deep breathing, followed by sound healing savasana (relaxation pose) will bring you to new levels of peace. The sounds and vibrations of the singing bowls create a powerful environment for mindfulness, healing and drawing the awareness inward. The time is NOW! Come give this great class a try! (alternate Wednesdays at 7:30 PM).

    WEEKEND BEGINNER STRETCH (Victoria) (NEW!): Join Victoria for this great yoga class designed for all fitness levels including beginners! Victoria will guide through a series of fundamental yoga poses that will build strength, stretch your body, and improve balance. It will be taught in a hatha yoga style (NOT hot yoga) which works with all areas of the body to help you feel better and get stronger. Victoria will also show you how to link your breath to movement to enable you to relax, release tension, as well as stretch further. Props are available to help you for support in your practice. The class will be a combination of seated and standing yoga postures and ends with several minutes of quiet relaxation on the ground. Come give this wonderful yoga class a try and have a great start to your weekend! (Saturdays at 11:15 AM).

    MORNING MOVEMENT AND MEDITATION (B) (Jeannine) 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 end with several minutes of quiet relaxation to bring you a sense of inner peace. (Tuesday mornings, 9:15 AM)

    STRETCH INTENSE AND RESTORE (I) (Theresa): Are you looking for a great, intermediate-level evening class? Come try this fabulous new class designed for experienced yoga students. Danielle will guide you through flowing postures to help release tension from the day. The class will also encompass poses for stretching, flexibility, balance, and toning. Enjoy several minutes of quiet relaxation at the end of the class in soft candlelight– a great way to end your day! Come give this wonderful class a try! (Alternate Monday evenings at 7:30 PM).

    YOGA BASICS (B) (Jeannine): Join us for a great class, designed to provide you with a deeper understanding about the basics of yoga! Yoga is a moving meditation that focuses on linking the movements of the body with the breath. This class will focus on some key poses that stretch and strengthen various parts of the body while creating a feeling on peace and calm. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned practitioner, this class will allow you to take your practice to the next level! (Tuesdays at 5 PM).

    YIN YANG YOGA (B) (Dona Dovie): Yin Yang yoga blends two styles of yoga in one class, bringing together the benefits of both moving yang poses and passive yin stretches. The class begins with a yang emphasis of building energy with simplicity and ease of movement in basic beginner-level hatha yoga poses. In the yin portion of class, the focus switches to stillness and long-held postures on the ground promoting flexibility and deep release to the body’s fascia muscle. The class ends with a traditional Shavasana (closing resting pose). As the whole body rests, enjoy feelings of relaxation that arise as you slow down and move from noise to silence, allowing the mind and nervous system to calm and reset. Combining both Yin and Yang elements in one class provides a healthy and balanced practice for mind, body and heart. Come give this great class a try! (alternate Wednesdays at 7:30 PM).

    CHAIR YOGA STRETCH (B) (Jeannine): If you have difficulty coming up/down from the floor in a regular yoga class, come give this great chair yoga class a try! This is a gentle, beginner-level yoga class where fundamental yoga poses will be done seated in a chair or with the support of a chair for those who can stand while holding a chair. This class will emphasize poses for stretching your muscles, as well as encompass poses for flexibility and strength building. For those who can stand, there will also be balance poses using a chair for support if needed. In all the poses, you will learn how to link your breath to movement. Jeannine will teach you some simple pranayama breathing techniques to help you relax. The class will end with several minutes of quiet solitude seated on your chair. This is a wonderful class to help you get stronger and more flexible in a gentle way while also giving you an opportunity to de-stress and relax. (Fridays at 11:30 AM). See also the Chair Yoga classes on Tuesday at 11 AM, Thursday at 11:30 AM, and Wednesday at 445 PM and 6 PM.

    TUESDAY STRETCH AND RELAX (Melinda) (B): Muscle tension? Feeling stressed? Come try this great NEW class with Melinda. The class will encompass a combination of flowing standing and seated yoga poses to release muscle tension from the day, while also allowing you to build strength, increase flexibility and improve balance. After releasing your muscle tension, you will return back to the ground for additional stretching followed by several minutes of relaxing restorative yoga. In the restorative section, you can deeply unwind with the help of bolsters, blankets & pillows to support you. This great class is a fabulous way to become stronger, release muscle tension from the day & get you ready for a relaxing evening ahead. Give it a try! (Tuesdays at 6:15 PM)

    WALL AND CHAIR YOGA: A SUPPORTED SEQUENCE (Lynn): Most practitioners of yoga are familiar with standard props: blocks, bolsters, and straps. But in this unique class, you will be guided to incorporate assistance and support from a wall and a chair! The use of a strong and sturdy wall or a safe and supported chair provide the solid foundation upon which the rest of the yoga posture can be built. Seated & standing postures supported in this manner allow the student to experience a deeper, calmer & more confident practice. The student will also experience a more precise understanding of posture – refined alignment, improved balance & greater expansion. The wall and chair as props can allow experienced practitioners to safely experience more intense postures which can be held for longer periods of time. Wall and chair sequences can allow accessibility to people with a wide range of mobility, flexibility and strength. The class will also include several minutes of quiet meditation as a close to the sequence. (Wednesdays at 4:45 PM)

    FRIDAY STRETCH (B) (Jeannine) : Looking for a great, late morning, beginner yoga class on Fridays? Come try Friday Stretch – perfect for all fitness levels. In this class, taught in a yin yoga style, you will do stretching postures on the ground with the assistance of props such as bolsters, blankets, pillows, and blocks to allow you to deeply relax into the posture. This will help you increase your flexibility and strength. It is also a wonderful way to release stress from the week and get you ready for a fabulous weekend! (Friday mornings at 10 AM).

    CHAIR BODY STRETCH AND MEDITATION (Lynn) (B): Have difficulty reaching the floor? Feeling stressed? Muscle tension? Need to improve your strength? If the answer to these questions is “yes”, then this fantastic evening class is for you! This class will be done while comfortably seated in a chair. You will stretch your muscles, build strength, and improve flexibility through the wonderful practice of yoga. Props are available to support you. After releasing muscle tension through stretching and implementing pranayama breathing techniques, there will be opportunities to engage in mindfulness meditation, as well as experiencing guided meditation in a variety of areas. Doctors agree meditation is a great tool for stress reduction. You will end the class with several minutes of quiet relaxation and meditation in soft candlelight. All levels, including beginners, are welcome (Wednesdays at 6 PM).

    BEGINNER STRETCH (B) (Rose) : 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. 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 balance. Props are used to help support you. You will become more flexible & gain strength! (Mon., 6 PM thru November 3rd).

    KUNDALINI (B) (Lori/Cathi): Kundalini Yoga is known for its ability to promote health, creativity & spiritual awareness, and combines physical exercise, breathing techniques, mantra (chanting) & meditation. Catering to both beginners and advanced students, Kundalini yoga 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 at 11:15 AM with Lori; plus a 6:15 PM class on Thursdays with Cathi. Also try Kundalini yoga & gong bath with Cathi on a monthly basis as part of our Stress Buster series.)

    SATURDAY FLOW (I) (Nancy): Begin your Saturday with this fun, energetic and CALORIE-BURNING Vinyasa Flow class. After a gentle warm, you will be guided through Vinyasa flow poses which will build strength, flexibility, and balance. Work off your tension from the week and have a great start to your weekend! Some previous Vinyasa flow experience is recommended. The class ends with a relaxing restorative pose. You’ll feel amazing. (Saturdays at 10 AM).

    BEGINNER YOGA FUNDAMENTALS (B) (Rose/Lynn) : Are you new to yoga? Are you looking for a gentle yoga practice? Come explore this wonderful class with Rose Edelman! This beginner-level class is for those students who would like a slower-paced, gentle yoga class while working on poses to improve your flexibility, strength, and balance. Props are used to support you as you learn basic postures. Rose will also teach you how to link your breath to movement which will help you with your practice. The class will end with several minutes of quiet relaxation reclining on the ground to reduce your stress. Come give this fabulous class a try! (Mondays, 430 PM with Rose through November 3rd; with Lynn starting November 11th).

    STRETCH AND FLOW (B) (Nancy): Stretch and Flow is a fabulous way to start your weekday! After gentle warm-up stretches on the floor, the class will move to a flow of sun salutations to get you moving & energize you. The class also encompasses standing poses to build strength, balance and flexibility. We focus also on balance postures to improve your balance. Each class ends with a lovely relaxation posture with bolsters and blankets. You’ll feel great and ready for your day! (Thursday 10 AM)

    STRETCH AND MEDITATE 101 (Lynn) (B): Life is challenging and can be stressful causing muscle tension as well as dis-ease such as heart disease, hypertension and anxiety. There are ways we can feel better and reduce our risk of these ailments. Yoga, as well as meditation, are 2 great ways that leading medical professionals have proven to be effective. In this great new class, Lynn will guide you through relaxing postures to restore and prepare the body to release muscle tension, as well as gain strength and flexibility. The meditation portion of the class will include various guided meditations as well as mantras (chants), pranayama (breath work), and other ancient techniques to help you reach that quiet calm that comes with a peaceful, heart-centered approach to mindfulness. If you have never tried meditation before, or if you tried it on your own without success, then this class is the perfect choice to show you how to relax and reduce stress and quiet mind chatter. Beginners, as well as those seeking a gentler practice, are welcome. Come try this fabulous new class which will leave you feeling centered, self-aware, and more in tune with your true nature! (Thursdays at 4:30 PM)

    CHAIR YOGA (B): Thursday mornings at 11:30 AM with Lynn, plus Tuesday mornings at 11 AM with Nancy, plus the 3 chair classes listed at the end of this description – If you have difficulty moving in a regular yoga class, or if you are an office worker looking to learn some yoga poses to do while seated at your desk to relieve muscle tension and stress, then give this gentle, beginner-level chair yoga class a try! The class will consist of fundamental yoga poses done seated in a chair or with the support of a chair for those who can stand while holding a chair. You will learn poses to help with flexibility, stretching & strength building. For those who can stand, there will be balance poses using a chair for support. In all the poses, you will be guided to link your breath to movement. The class will end with quiet relaxation seated on your chair followed by a brief meditation. (Tuesdays at 11 AM; Thursdays at 11:30 AM). NOTE: See also the “Wall and Chair Yoga: A Supported Sequence” class on Wednesdays at 445 PM, the Chair Body Stretch and Meditation class on Wednesdays at 6 PM, and the Chair Yoga Stretch class with Rose on Fridays at 11:15 AM).

    CANDLELIGHT RESTORATIVE (B) (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 Stretch Intense and Restore classes. (alternate Mondays at 7:30 PM plus select Tuesdays at 730 PM).

    MEDITATION: See our Stress-Buster Series above for offerings on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 PM. Also try our Thursday night class at 4:30 PM: “Stretch and Meditate 101” class or the seated “Chair Yoga Stretch and Meditation” class on Wednesdays at 6 PM, both taught by Lynn, or the “Gentle Flow and Singing Bowls” class taught by Jessica on alternate Wednesdays at 7:30 PM.

    EVENING STRETCH AND RELAXING RESTORATIVE YOGA (Melinda) (B): Feeling stressed? Muscle tension? Come try this great NEW class with Melinda. The class will be a combination of light, gentle seated and standing yoga postures to help release tension from the day as you stretch tired muscles and allow them to relax. Melinda will then guide you into some restorative poses on the ground where you will deeply relax to help further melt your stress away with the assistance of props such as bolsters, blankets, and pillows for support. You will feel calmer and restored by the end of the class and ready for a good night’s sleep. Come give this great class a try! (Thursdays at 7:45 PM)

    REJUVENATE AND STRETCH (I) (Lynn) Have a fabulous start to your day with this wonderful class! The class will encompass a lovely combination of standing and seated poses designed to help you gain strength, increase flexibility, improve your balance, and stretch your muscles. You will also learn to link breath with movement which helps you with your poses and also enables you to relax and become calmer. It is a fabulous way to begin your day, and you’ll feel amazing and ready for the day ahead! (Wednesdays at 10 AM)

    BEGINNER YOGA (B) (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. (Sat. at 8:30 AM, Sunday at 945 AM). NOTE: There are many beginner-level yoga classes available on the Moonflower Yoga schedule! To see the full list of beginner-level yoga classes (not just this class), click on the FAQ tab above, and you will see a complete list of appropriate beginner-level yoga classes that you can explore.

     

    Beginner Yoga Classes Bellmore

     

     

    Here is more info on our upcoming available workshops & events:

     

     

     

    Reiki Level One training with Nancy Weshkoff, Reiki Master Teacher

    Saturday, January 11th, 1:15 PM – 6 PM – SOLD OUT – waiting list available!

    Saturday, February 8th, 1:15 PM – 6 PM – just added – book early as previous sessions sold out!

     

    Come discover the relaxing energies of Reiki and why major medical institutions, including cancer hospitals, are now offering Reiki as an alternative therapy!

    Reiki is a wonderful, ancient technique that promotes stress reduction and relaxation. It is administered by a gentle “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. Reiki works toward balancing energy to promote relaxation and reduce stress.

    In this fabulous 4 1/2-hour training session, you will learn the basics of Reiki and receive a Level One certification. The ability to perform Reiki is passed on during an “attunement” done by a Reiki master, and allows the student to tap into life force energy to help you feel more relaxed. In this Reiki One training, you will receive 4 Reiki attunements done by Nancy Weshkoff, Reiki Master Teacher.

    At the end of this training, you will be able to do basic Reiki on yourself and others. There will be an opportunity to practice doing a Reiki session with a partner from the training, and you will also receive a Reiki session. You will be given a very informative, illustrated Reiki training manual which is a great tool to which you can refer after the training session.

    This training session will be taught by Nancy Weshkoff, Reiki Master Teacher and owner of Moonflower Yoga. The training sessions are kept to a very small group so that you receive lots of personal attention and to be sure you are comfortable with the training. Because of this, the class size is very small and it sells out quickly – book early!

    There will be a food break around midway through the training with delicious homemade vegan snacks, which are included in the price.

    Special Introductory Price: $150 per person.

    Book now!! Seating is limited!! You can reserve your spot by selecting this activity from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration/payment instructions.

    Waiting list: A waiting list is available for any sold-out class, workshop, or training session. Just send an email to moonfloweryoga@optimum.net with your contact information, including your cell phone number, and we will get in touch with you should an opening arise.
     

     

     

    Learn to crochet and knit in our fun:

    Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group

    Sunday, January 26th, 4:30 PM – 6 PM

    Come join us for the next meeting of our fun Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group! The group consists of experienced members who will share their knowledge to teach newcomers. Each person brings their own materials, and you will work on your individual piece (crocheting, knitting, quilting, embroidery, etc). It is an opportunity to learn something new, get great ideas, share your handiwork, and make new friends. Plus working with your hands in a different way than computer work is relaxing and meditative as you make your own unique creation. Yummy, homemade goodies will be served as we enjoy each other’s company. You’ll have a blast!

    Fee to cover costs: $10 per person, per meeting date, which includes delicious homemade food.

    BOOK NOW! Please register at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this event from the Schedule tab above & following the simple registration and payment steps.

     

     

    Reiki Level Two training with Nancy Weshkoff

    Saturday, January 25th, 1:15 PM – 6 PM – book early; previous sessions sold out.

    Further explore Reiki in this wonderful Reiki Two training available to anyone who has successfully completed Reiki Level One training!

    In this special Level Two training session, you will delve deeper into the principles of Reiki and receive a Level Two certification. You will receive 2 additional attunements to increase your spiritual vibration. Discover the first 3 symbols of Reiki and learn how to incorporate these into your Reiki practice. Use of the Reiki symbols also increases your Reiki energy. One of the symbols you will learn is the distance symbol which allows you to send Reiki energy to people who are at a distance and not in the same room as you. Also learn the power symbol which enhances your Reiki practice. You will have an opportunity to practice using the symbols during a Reiki session with another person from the training, and you will also receive a Reiki treatment. A very informative, 40-page, illustrated handbook will be provided to you to take home as a great reference tool so you can continue to practice and learn the information from this Reiki Two training session after you leave. There will be a break with delicious homemade vegan snacks which are included in the price.

    This Reiki Level Two training session will be taught by Nancy Weshkoff, Owner of Moonflower Yoga and Reiki Master Teacher.

    Price: $175 per person. Please note this training session size is kept very small so that you receive the maximum personal attention to help you with your training. Please book early as it sells out quickly due to the small-class size.

    Wait list available: There is a wait list available for any sold-out workshop, event, or class. Send an email to moonfloweryoga@optimum.net with your contact info, including your cell phone number, and we will get in touch with you should an opening occur. Thank you.

     

     

     

    Have fun & learn to play Mah Jongg in our

    Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club!

    Next meeting date: Saturday, January 4th, 1:30 PM – 3 PM, or Sunday, February 2nd, 1:30 PM – 3 PM

    Come join us for our fun Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club! We are looking for experienced Mah Jongg players who are willing to teach newcomers, as well as new players who would like to learn how to play. Please bring your own 2019 National Mah Jongg card available online or at specialty stores. This is a great way to have fun, learn something different, and meet new people! Yummy homemade dessert is served.

    Donation Fee to cover costs: $10 per person per date

    BOOK NOW! Please register at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this event from the Schedule tab above & following the simple registration and payment steps.
     
     

    Reiki Healing Circle (open to all)

    Date: Friday, December 20th, 6:45 PM – 8:30 PM – SOLD OUT; wait list available or try Jan. 31

    Date: Friday, January 31st, 6:30 PM – 8:15 PM – book early!

    Reiki is a wonderful system to promote relaxation and has been used for many years. With Reiki, you are working with universal life force energy. It is now being offered as an alternative therapy in leading medical institutions. Reiki is done by gently hovering your hands on the person receiving the treatment. For those who are Reiki trained, you will use your Reiki knowledge to provide a treatment to the person in the center of the circle. For those who are not Reiki trained, you are welcome to come, and we will show you some simple steps you can do. Each person will have an opportunity to receive a Reiki treatment while comfortably reclining. When not receiving a treatment, you will help send energy to the person in the circle receiving the Reiki treatment. It is a great way to discover Reiki, or to enhance your Reiki training, and you will feel relaxed and de-stressed. NO prior Reiki experience is needed, and all are welcome. Come explore the relaxing & de-stressing qualities of Reiki and why leading medical institutions are offering Reiki as an alternative therapy! This event is led by Moonflower Yoga owner and Reiki Master Teacher, Nancy Weshkoff.

    Price: $29 per person which includes a delicious snack after the event

    Book now!! Space is limited!! You can reserve your spot by selecting this activity from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration/payment instructions.

     

     

    Reiki Level 3 Master Practitioner training:

    Next date: Sunday, February 16th, 1:15 PM – 6:15 PM

     

    This training is available to those students who successfully completed Reiki Level One and Reiki Level two training.

    Become a Reiki Master! In Reiki 3, you will further enhance your Reiki experience and upon completion reach the level of Reiki Master/Practitioner. You will learn the final 3 symbols of Reiki. You will receive 4 more attunements, which further enhances your energy fields. Learn a new Reiki breathing technique which is used in the attunement process, as well as a deeper understanding of Reiki’s connection to other healing modalities, and a new blessing technique to enhance your Reiki treatments. To help you with your practice after this training session, an extensive 40+ page, illustrated training manual is supplied which is a great reference tool after the training session. You will receive a Reiki treatment during the training session and have an opportunity to practice Reiki with another participant from the training. We will have some brief breaks with delicious vegan snacks included in the price.

    Price: $195 per person. Please note this training session size is kept very small so that you receive the maximum personal attention to help you with your training. Please book early as it sells out quickly due to the small-class size.

     

     

    Special Year-End Celebration with Meditation, Yoga Postures, Kirtan (chanting) & Yoga Nidra with Lynn

    Monday, December 30th, 7:30 PM – 9 PM (last event of the year)

     

    Join us for this fun, final event of 2019 !

    New Years is a time to create a clean slate, mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually & when you do a New Year meditation, miracles can occur. This is a time to let go of the “old you” & begin afresh. You can create new goals & breathe new energy and life into experiences that you may have been avoiding.

    In this special end of calendar year class, Lynn will begin with simple breath work to clear out the old and make way for the new. You will then move through some basic stretching postures to relax the body and relieve any seasonal stress and tension that has accumulated through this busy time of year. You then mindfully commit to one or more affirmations for the New Year. The evening will conclude with the Yoga Nidra Divine Sleep guided meditation.

    Also included in this evening will be some basic kirtan (shared recitative chanting) lifting our joy-filled vibrational energy to literally “ring in” a blissful and expansive New Year with music from a harmonium.

    Price: $29 per person which includes light snacks at the end of the evening.

    Book Now -Space is limited! You can reserve your spot by selecting this workshop from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.

     

     

     

    Start the new decade in a positive way & learn how to meet your dreams in our:

    Goal Setting and Vision Board Workshop

    Sunday, January 5, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

     

    January brings us a new DECADE, and it is the perfect time to look forward and start fresh. Learn how to realize your dreams and goals in our great new Goal Setting and Vision Board workshop. Instead of vague New Year’s Eve resolutions which are forgotten a short time later, we will teach you how to make a specific plan to meet your dreams by using a goal-setting program that has been successfully used around the world by top individuals and industries to meet their vision. Once you have outlined your goal, we will then have a fun arts and crafts project creating your own personal vision board to take home with you which will help you visualize your goals for the new year.

     

    Your Presenters: This workshop will be led by Nancy Weshkoff and Christine Senetto. Many of you know Nancy as the owner of Moonflower Yoga. Before Moonflower Yoga, Nancy was the top female executive in North America for the largest music publishing company in the world. Her responsibilities included managing and successfully completing multi-million dollar projects while also overseeing a staff of 50 people in 7 countries. To reach these goals, Nancy used the goal setting techniques which she will share with you. Christine Senetto works in the field of law but her true love is working with healing energies and helping people feel better & more positive. In addition to being a Master/Instructor of Integrated Energy Therapy (Angel Healing) and a Reiki practitioner, Christine has attended numerous workshops on the importance of positive affirmation and the laws of attraction. Christine will be guiding the participants on creating their personal vision board and setting positive affirmations.

    Price: $42 per person (includes material fees & delicious home-baked goodies)

    Book Now -Space is limited! You can reserve your spot by selecting this workshop from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.

     

     

    Guided Meditation & Sound Healing Evening w/Native American, Tibetan & Australian instruments

    With River Soul

    Friday, January 10th, 6:30 PM – 8 PM

     

    Join River for this fantastic workshop with Native American, Tibetan and Australian musical instruments for a wonderful sound healing to welcome in the new year!

    Going inward is a way in which we can learn to uncover the veil and create a deeper relationship with ourselves. Eventually we manifest that connection outward, connecting with the space around us. Through guided meditation one is encouraged to go inward lead by two of different meditation styles, a mindfulness body scan and a visualization meditation.

    Sound healing also plays a role in this practice by opening to the wisdom within. These instruments include indigenous tools that are used in shamanic practices. Other instruments range from Tibetan instruments, such as singing bowls and tingshas, to the Australian didgeridoo. Each sound serves as a unique function to either break up stagnated energy, or to cleanse, heal, and purify the chakras. In order to solidify the teachings learned, each class ends with sharing experiences. No previous meditation experience necessary.

    Price: $32 which includes delicious homemade vegan snacks after the event.

    Book Now -Space is limited! You can reserve your spot by selecting this workshop from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.

     

     

    The Laws of Attraction workshop

    With Helen Cernigliaro

    Friday, January 24th, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM

     

    A circuit board Description automatically generatedHave a great start to the new year by applying the principles of the Law of Attraction which helps you on the path to accomplishing anything that you put your mind to achieving. Join us as Helen Cernigliaro, who has been a Law of Attraction Certified Coach for over 15 years, explains how the Law of Attraction can work for you. She will talk about how the Law of Attraction shows you that what you focus on expands in all facets of your life. Learn to believe that you can achieve anything that you put your mind to and allow yourself to succeed! Helen will teach you how to say goodbye to the negatives that are holding you back and learn self-care to help you feel better, as you apply persistence, patience, and progress. Believe that you DESERVE to succeed and accomplish your desires.

    About Helen: Helen has been a Certified Law of Attraction Coach for over 15 years & a Law of Attraction practitioner for 30 years. She used the Law of Attraction principles to succeed in the business world and to become a motivational speaker. She is the organizer and host of the Law of Attraction Long Island Meetup Group for 6 years during which time membership has grown 600 percent. She also does radio & TV talk show appearances & is working on a series of books. Helen is laser-focused to help her clients believe in themselves to accomplish their goals.

    Price: $40 per person which includes delicious homemade vegan snacks and beverages.

    Book Now -Space is limited! Reserve your spot by selecting this workshop from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.
     

     

    Anatomy of a Yoga Practice, Part 3: The Warrior Poses – Awakening Insight, Poise and Strength (Lynn)

    Saturday, February 1st, 2 PM – 4 PM

     

    “The body is the bow, asana is the arrow, and the soul is the target.” ~ BKS Iyengar

    Ready to release tired winter stagnation, melt excess sluggishness & activate fresh flowing energy to clarify the many dimensions of your being? This seasonal workshop, led by Lynn Pieroni, will focus on bringing forth the Warrior qualities that already reside within you — to cleanse the body/mind, revive your Spirit, and unblock energy channels so you can move through life’s challenges with strength, ease and joy.

    The Warrior poses challenge us but in doing so bring us confidence and courage. By deep physical and emotion appreciation of these magnificent postures we can cultivate the mind of the spiritual warrior – unattached to outcomes while maintaining focus and self-awareness.

    Physically, you may practice the Warrior and their many variations in class regularly but these popular postures are filled with alignment cues that are actually quite complex especially through the hips, knees, ankles and feet. This class will deconstruct these precise positions for a healthier Warrior experience, bringing forth increased flexibility in the hips, tone to the legs and provide you with a better understanding of lower body power that will help to improve ALL of your standing poses.

    This powerful class experience will conclude with deep restorative postures and Reiki, leaving you feeling embodied and enlivened, purified and cleansed. Join us on an energizing Warrior journey!

    Book early as space is limited. The price of this workshop includes delicious homemade vegan goodies & fresh fruit served after the workshop.

    Price: $42 which includes delicious homemade vegan snacks after the event.

    Book Now -Space is limited! You can reserve your spot by selecting this workshop from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.
     
     

    Join us for the next meeting of the

    The Moonflower Yoga Book Club!!

    Next book discussion meeting date: SUNDAY, January 12th, 4:30 PM – 6 PM

    Come join us for the next meeting of our fun Moonflower Yoga Book Club! We meet every 4-6 weeks to discuss the book selection from the previous meeting & select the next book to read. It is a great way to meet interesting people, form new friendships & have lively conversations. Delicious homemade goodies are served.

    All are welcome to read our current book selection & join us!

    For our next meeting, as there is a 2-month gap between meetings, we will be discussing TWO books:

    Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

    After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity–and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution…

    Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba’s high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country’s growing political unrest–until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary…

    Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa’s last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth.

    Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba’s tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she’ll need the lessons of her grandmother’s past to help her understand the true meaning of courage.

    The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

    In 1941, during humanity’s darkest hour, three unforgettable young women must act with courage and love to survive, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Marriage of Opposites Alice Hoffman.

    In Berlin, at the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but it’s his daughter, Ettie, who offers hope of salvation when she creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Lea. Once Ava is brought to life, she and Lea and Ettie become eternally entwined, their paths fated to cross, their fortunes linked.

    Lea and Ava travel from Paris, where Lea meets her soulmate, to a convent in western France known for its silver roses; from a school in a mountaintop village where three thousand Jews were saved. Meanwhile, Ettie is in hiding, waiting to become the fighter she’s destined to be.

    What does it mean to lose your mother? How much can one person sacrifice for love? In a world where evil can be found at every turn, we meet remarkable characters that take us on a stunning journey of loss and resistance, the fantastical and the mortal, in a place where all roads lead past the Angel of Death and love is never ending.

     

    Fee: $10 per person which includes delicious homemade dessert and beverages

    BOOK NOW! Please register at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this event from the Schedule tab above & following the simple registration and payment steps.

    Join us for this wonderful, exclusive series!

    A Gathering for Self-Realization & Meditation with Chandresh

    Date: You just missed a session. Stay tuned as a new date will be announced shortly.

    This is a signature meditation and workshop series by Chandresh Bhardwaj prepared exclusively for the community of Moonflower Yoga. In each workshop, Chandresh brings up topics that are relatable, urgent, and important for one’s spiritual and life growth. As the seventh generation spiritual teacher, Chandresh combines the ancient wisdom traditions with modern, accessible lessons for eternal happiness. Always packed with stories, humor, and life-altering teachings, this workshop is perfect for those who are ready to bring more love, courage, and bliss in their life. Each workshop starts with a talk by Chandresh followed by guided meditation and Q&A with the students.

     

     

    Chandresh Bhardwaj is a 7th generation spiritual teacher. He’s the author of the bestselling book ‘Break the Norms’ and runs a podcast by the same title. To know more about him, visit his website cbmeditates.com or connect on instagram @cbmeditates. Copies of Chandresh’s book, “Break the Norms”, are available for purchase directly from Chandresh after the workshop, who can autograph your copy.

    Registration fee: $40 per person per session date which includes delicious homemade dessert and beverages.

     

     

     

     

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    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. 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 reach out to you. Please send an email to moonfloweryoga@optimum.net with your name, phone number, and email address, and we will get in touch with you if an opening occurs to the waiting list for the class or workshop you are seeking. Thank you!

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