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.

Due to the coronavirus situation, we are currently offering ONLINE yoga classes which you can enjoy from the comfort of your living room with the same great yoga teachers that you have come to love from their studio yoga classes.  These LIVE online yoga or meditation classes are 30-40 minutes in length and are just $11 each.     You can enjoy great online beginner-level yoga and/or meditation classes on a daily basis from your home using the Zoom app with 14 weekly yoga and/or meditation classes from which you can choose!

And we are also offering some great fun online workshops, including interactive cooking workshops, via Zoom.  Our Moonflower Yoga Book Club meets on a monthly basis online, and you can take a journey with a great book and join us for FREE for a fun book discussion.

Scroll down for descriptions of the current online yoga & meditation classes, as well as the upcoming online workshops and Club events.

When it is safe to reopen the studio doors, in-person studio yoga classes and in-person workshops and training sessions will return to the schedule.

 

Are you new to yoga?

Newcomers are always welcome at Moonflower Yoga!  We currently have 13 weekly online  BEGINNER-LEVEL YOGA OR MEDITATION classes from which you can choose!    These great BEGINNER-LEVEL YOGA classes are available 6 days a week.  They are perfect for those who are just starting out or for those who enjoy a gentler yoga practice.   Just look for the “(B)” symbol next to the class title on the Schedule tab above 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, Nancy Weshkoff, offers an online intermediate “Saturday Flow” class every Saturday at 10:15 AM.  Look for the “(I)” symbol next to the class title on the Schedule tab to identify an intermediate class.

Below is further info on all of our great ONLINE yoga and meditation classes.   We hope to see you soon for one of these great online offerings!

 

Online Class Descriptions:

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

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

 

MEDITATION: Join us for one of these great classes listed below:  “Relax and De-Stress with Guided Meditation”, “Breathe, Stretch and Relax”, “Slow Flow and Singing Bowls” and “Stretch Meditate and Relax”.

MOVE WITH THE MOON  (Theresa) (B) (NEW!) (online class): The class will consist of a modified moon salutation.   A moon salutation helps you channel the calming and cooling energy of the moon – a great way to end your day!  You will slowly move and flow through each pose as you pay special attention to the quality of each movement.   You will harness the moon’s energy to allow you to start fresh and help you manifest things you truly want.  Some of the benefits of this great stretching class will also include: balancing internal coolness & fire, channeling creativity, reducing stress and anxiety, helping to relieve sciatic nerve pain, and getting you ready for a good, peaceful night’s sleep.   Come join us for this great new online yoga class offered at Moonflower Yoga via Zoom! (Tuesday at 715 PM on July 21 and then on Tuesdays at 715 PM in August).

PILATES STRENGTHEN AND STRETCH (Lynn) (NEW!) (B) (online class):    The Pilates method of body conditioning is the art of strength, stretch and control. The system was developed in the 1920’s 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 in this mat sequence 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. Consistent practice can help you in the following ways:  enhanced muscle tone & energy; increased strength and flexibility; achievement of balance, grace & fluidity; improved alignment and posture; and better mental concentration.  Come give this great class a try! (Thursdays at 5:15 PM starting July 23rd).

BREATHE, STRETCH AND RELAX (Vicky) (NEW!) (B) (online class) : Come join Vicky for this great NEW class! Yoga is a combination of movement and breathing techniques. You need to breathe deeply in order to comfortably stretch. When we are stressed, our breathing becomes shallow. Vicky will lead you through some pranayama breathing techniques to help you breathe more deeply which releases tension in the body as well as improves your yoga practice. This great yoga class will also include beginner-level yoga postures to help you increase your flexibility and strength which releases muscle tension. It will end with a few minutes of quiet relaxation to help you get ready for a great night ahead. Give it a try! (Wednesdays at 5:15 PM).

HATHA  YOGA FOR BEGINNERS  (B) (Samantha) (online class) (NEW!) Join Samantha for Hatha yoga; a class designed for all levels, including beginners! Samantha will guide you through a series of fundamental yoga poses to stretch your muscles; release muscle tension from the day; and improve strength, flexibility, and balance. Hatha is the traditional practice of yoga, and will prepare you for any other style of yoga you might want to try. Please note this is not “hot” yoga. Samantha looks forward to seeing you in class! (Mondays at 5:15 PM).

AWAKEN THE SUBTLE BODY YOGA CLASS (Theresa) (B) (online class):  Join Theresa for this great yoga class open to all levels of practice including beginners! Awakening the subtle body refers to the energy in our bodies which we experience through chakras and bandhas. Through gentle yoga movement and working with your breath, you will explore and direct these energy pathways to uplift your body and your spiritual vibration. It is a wonderful way to start your day and be ready for a fabulous day ahead. Come give it a try! You may wish to have a blanket or towel near your yoga mat for use during this practice. If you have a yoga block, you might find that helpful. (Wednesdays at 10 AM).

RELAX AND DE-STRESS WITH GUIDED MEDITATION (Cathi) (B) (online class): Come explore the wonders of meditation! Doctors all recommend meditation as a tool to help you relax, de-stress, and allow you to feel better. Meditation is available to everyone. Cathi Nashak will lead you into a guided meditation in this lovely class which you can do from your living room while seated in a chair, or sitting on the ground, or reclining on the floor of your home, whichever is most comfortable for you. If you are doing this from the floor, you may want to have a blanket or towel nearby to use as a prop to support your body. NO previous meditation experience is needed to join us. All are welcome.(Mondays at 7 PM).

CHAIR YOGA (B) (online class): Tuesday mornings at 11 AM with Nancy, plus Friday morning at 11:30 AM with Vicky:  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 12 noon with Nancy; Fridays at 11:30 AM with Vicky).

YOGA BASICS (Melinda) (B) (online class): Join us for a great online 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 6 PM).

FRIDAY STRETCH (B) (Rose) (online class): 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 you have in your home such as blankets, pillows, or towels  to allow you to deeply relax into the posture.  If you do have a yoga strap, this is helpful.   If you do not have a yoga strap, you can substitute a bathrobe tie, an  unused men’s tie, or rolled towel.  This lovely class 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).

YOGA STRENGTHEN AND STRETCH (Samantha) (B) (online class): Join this morning yoga class with Samantha and leave feeling grounded and open to whatever the day will bring! Samantha will guide you through traditional yoga postures, which will help you stretch your muscles, improve your balance, and strengthen your body.  The class will consist of both seated and standing postures, with props available to assist you in alignment and balance. The class will end with several minutes of quiet relaxation on the ground to help you prepare for the fabulous day ahead. All levels of practice, including beginners, are welcome to attend this empowering yoga class.  Come give it a try! (Tuesdays at 9:30 AM)

SLOW FLOW AND SINGING BOWLS (Jessica) (B) (online class): 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. Come give this great class a try! (Wednesdays at 7 PM).

STRETCH AND FLOW (Nancy) (B) (online class): Stretch and Flow is a great 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 some quiet relaxation postures on the ground.  You’ll feel great and ready for your day!  If you have a yoga strap, please have this available for the class.  If you do not have a yoga strap, a bathrobe tie, or an unused men’s tie, or a large, rolled towel could be substituted.  It is recommended you have a folded blanket available as well.   (Thursday 10:15 AM)

SATURDAY FLOW (I) (Nancy) (I) (online class): Begin your Saturday with this fun, energetic and CALORIE-BURNING intermediate-level 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 required. The class ends with several minute of quiet relaxation. You’ll feel amazing and ready for a fabulous weekend ahead. (Saturdays at 10:15 AM).

STRETCH, MEDITATE, AND RELAX (Melinda) (B) (online class): Feeling stressed? Muscle tension? Come try this great class! The class will be a combination of light, gentle yoga postures on the ground to help release tension from the day as you stretch tired muscles and allow them to relax. The class may also include some brief guided meditation. 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! It is recommended that you have a blanket, towel, or pillow near your yoga mat which you can use as a prop for this class. If you have a yoga block, you might find that helpful as well.  (Thursdays at 7 PM).

BEGINNER YOGA (B) (Nancy) (online class): 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.  If you have a yoga strap, please have this available for the class.  If you do not have a yoga strap, a bathrobe tie, or an unused men’s tie, or a large, rolled towel could be substituted.  It is recommended you have a folded blanket available as well. (Sunday at 10 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 or look for the “(B)” symbol next to the class title in the class descriptions above.

 

 

Beginner Yoga Classes Bellmore

 

 

Below is info on our upcoming workshops and Club events:

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 listing of these very fun activities, and 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.   Once the coronavirus situation is behind us, there will be additional activities added to the schedule – stay tuned!

 

 

Reduce your stress in this lovely, relaxing workshop now offered online via Zoom!

Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep and Deep Meditation) (with Jacqueline Lee)

Tuesday, July 28th, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Feeling stressed?  Come join Jackie Lee for this very relaxing evening from the safety and comfort of your living room or bedroom!

Yoga Nidra – known as yogic sleep – is a deep meditation used to promote physical, mental and emotional relaxation.  You will be completely supported in a reclining position as you are led through a deep guided meditation by Jackie Lee and where you can set your Sankalpa (heart-felt intention).  You can do this grounding and de-stressing workshop while reclining in bed, or on your couch, or on the floor of a quiet room in your home.  NO previous yoga or meditation experience needed and all are welcome.   Please have a folded blanket, towel, or pillow handy.  An eye pillow or folded washcloth is also nice to have on hand.  If you have a favorite essential  oil, such as lavender, you may wish to have this nearby as well.   All are welcome for this relaxing evening!

Price: $22 per person.

Book Now! You need to register in advance for this workshop.  You can reserve your spot by selecting this workshop from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.   One-two days before the workshop, all PAID participants will receive an email with a Zoom invitation link to join the workshop, as well as instructions on working with Zoom if you are new to Zoom.   If you do not have a Zoom account, you need to download the FREE Zoom app on your phone, tablet, or computer in order to attend this workshop.

 

 

In the Kitchen with Bob!

Cook along with us LIVE and prepare 2 great vegan dishes

Sunday, July 26th, 4:30 PM – 6 PM

Join Moonflower Yoga owner, Nancy, and her husband, Bob, for a LIVE, interactive cooking workshop from their kitchen via Zoom!  Bob will make a delicious vegan appetizer and a vegan main course dinner.  We will supply you with the recipes in advance of the workshop so you can cook along with us from your own kitchen.  You’ll then have a delicious dinner to eat when done!   If you prefer to just watch the preparation and cooking, that’s fine too.   As this is interactive, you can ask questions and have fun with us.  Come join us for a yummy workshop!

Price: $29 per person

Book Now! You need to register in advance for this workshop.  You can reserve your spot by selecting this workshop from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.   Several days before the workshop, we will supply all PAID participants with the recipes including the ingredients needed to prepare the 2 meals from your own kitchen with us.  One-two days before the workshop, all PAID participants will receive an email with a Zoom invitation link to join the workshop, as well as instructions on working with Zoom if you are new to Zoom.   If you do not have a Zoom account, you need to download the FREE Zoom app on your phone, tablet, or computer in order to attend this workshop.

 

Reiki Level One Refresher Training with Nancy Weshkoff – Available LIVE ONLINE via Zoom!!!

Date:  Saturday, July 18th,  from 2 PM – 4:30 PM

Have you been trained and attuned in Reiki Level One but you have not used Reiki for a while?  Do you need a refresher course?  Reiki is a wonderful system for stress reduction which can be helpful in these challenging times.  Join Moonflower Yoga owner and Reiki Master Teacher, Nancy Weshkoff, for this wonderful refresher course which is great for:

  • Feeling more comfortable using Reiki.
  • Having an opportunity to ask questions.
  • Reviewing the basics of Reiki so you are more at ease practicing Reiki.
  • Understanding more fully some of the key principles of Reiki.
  • Learning how to do a chair Reiki session.

Special Introductory Price: $60 per person for this 2 1/2-hour refresher training session.

Prerequisite:  You must have already been attuned to Reiki Level One.

Training manual:    You will need to have the revised Reiki Level One training manual from Nancy that she prepared for those attending her Reiki Level One training sessions.  If you do NOT have Nancy’s training manual, you will need to purchase this beautifully bound and color illustrated manual for $10 before the training session.

Book now!   You can register for this refresher training session from the Schedule tab above.  Follow the simple registration and payment steps and you are all set.  Approximately 1-2 days before the training session, you will receive a Zoom invitation link to attend the training.

 

 

Join us for the next meeting of the

The Moonflower Yoga Book Club! – ONLINE MEETING

Next book discussion meeting date: Friday, July 31st, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM – Note: This will be an online meeting; You can register for it from the Schedule tab above.

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.

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

For our next meeting, we will be discussing TWO books:

“The Five People You Meeting in Heaven”

by Mitch Alborn –  published Sept 2003 – only 196 pages

From the author of the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie, a novel that explores the unexpected connections of our lives, and the idea that heaven is more than a place; it’s an answer.

Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It’s a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie’s five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his “meaningless” life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: “Why was I here?”

 

Chelsea Girls”

by Fiona Davis – published July 2019 – 368 pages 

From Fiona Davis, the nationally bestselling author of The Dollhouse and The Address, the bright lights of the theater district, the glamour and danger of 1950s New York, and the wild scene at the iconic Chelsea Hotel come together in a dazzling new novel about the twenty-year friendship that will irrevocably change two women’s lives.

From the dramatic redbrick facade to the sweeping staircase dripping with art, the Chelsea Hotel has long been New York City’s creative oasis for the many artists, writers, musicians, actors, filmmakers, and poets who have called it home—a scene playwright, Hazel Riley, and actress Maxine Mead are determined to use to their advantage. Yet they soon discover that the greatest obstacle to putting up a show on Broadway has nothing to do with their art, and everything to do with politics. A Red scare is sweeping across America, and Senator Joseph McCarthy has started a witch hunt for Communists, with those in the entertainment industry in the crosshairs. As the pressure builds to name names, it is more than Hazel and Maxine’s Broadway dreams that may suffer as they grapple with the terrible consequences, but also their livelihood, their friendship, and even their freedom.

Spanning from the 1940s to the 1960s, The Chelsea Girls deftly pulls back the curtain on the desperate political pressures of McCarthyism, the complicated bonds of female friendship, and the siren call of the uninhibited Chelsea Hotel.

 

REGISTER:  You must register to attend this from the Schedule tab above.   After you have registered, a Zoom invitation email will be sent to you with details on how to join this session.    If you do not have the Zoom app, you can download it for free from Zoom.  There is NO fee to attend this Club event.

 

 

 

WAITING LIST INFO:

Our class sizes are small to provide individual attention, and we recommend that you reserve your class in advance. There is no size limitatation for the online classes.   Most studio classes have a maximum booking of 6-8 students per class. If a studio 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!

CORPORATE YOGA AND OFF-SITE GROUP CLASSES

We are available for local corporate yoga or group yoga classes! A Moonflower instructor can come to your nearby place of business to teach a lunchtime group yoga class. Corporate yoga in the workplace is a great way to reduce stress, relieve muscle tension from the day, and promote teamwork among 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.

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