Moonflower Yoga
2093 Bellmore Avenue
Bellmore, NY 11710
Phone: (516) 557 2206
Email: [email protected]

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 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 added a fabulous STRETCH INTENSE AND RESTORE yoga class to the schedule on alternate Mondays at 730 PM.   This great class, taught by Theresa Mariano Doyle, is for intermediate-level students with some yoga experience who would like to stretch and move a bit more deeply in their practice.  Come give it a try!   We have also added a fabulous  FRIDAY STRETCH class to the schedule on Fridays at 10 AM.  Friday Stretch is perfect for all fitness levels, including beginners, and is a great way to start your weekend.   Looking for a great way to de-stress and end your day?  Try GENTLE YOGA STRETCH with Dona who has returned to the Moonflower Yoga schedule.  Gentle Yoga Stretch is great for all fitness levels and will enable you to stretch and relax from your day.  It is offered on Wednesdays at 7:45 PM.   Do you have mobility issues but would still like to practice yoga?  CHAIR YOGA is the answer for you!  Moonflower Yoga offers 3 Chair Yoga classes each week: Tuesday at 11 AM, Wednesday at 5 PM, and Thursday at 11:30 AM.   And Theresa is teaching a fabulous BEGINNER YOGA FUNDAMENTALS class on Mondays at 430 PM, perfect for beginners or those looking for a gentler yoga practice.

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.   Scroll down to the Class Descriptions section below for further info on these and other great yoga classes.

 

Feeling stressed? Check out our  “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 remaining December schedule  for our Stress-Buster series:

  • IET/Angel Healing with Chris:  December 12th:  Discover the healing angels and how they can bring you inner peace!  During these fabulous classes, Chris will cover 1 or 2 of the 9 healing angels. Learn 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 how 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.
  • Guided singing bowl meditation with Jessica:  December 19th:  Jessica has a beautiful collection of brass singing bowls.  The sound healing that comes from these singing bowls is amazing, and you will feel very relaxed and de-stressed.  Jessica will also provide you with guided meditation while she is playing the singing bowls. You will be on the floor, relaxing with bolsters and pillows for this meditation, or seated in a chair –whichever you prefer.  Essential oils will be diffused to further enhance your meditation and enable you to relax.
  • Yin and Restore with Theresa :  December 26th: Yin Yoga is a more meditative approach to yoga. While most yoga classes focus on shorter held poses to stretch the muscles and heat the body (Yang Yoga), the hallmark of Yin Yoga is the slow paced, deeply held sequence of poses that are precisely timed for 3 to 5 minutes. This enables the body enough time to relax into the postures safely. Most postures are on the floor using the support of props (blankets and bolsters) or the wall, so there is no need to worry about holding a standing pose! Yin Yoga focuses on the connective tissues, tendons, fascia and ligaments with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Bolsters, blocks, blankets as well as other props will be available for your comfort during your practice. Yin yoga is a remarkable and transformative practice. We will finish class with a few meditative restorative postures that will allow complete relaxation of the body and mind. Try this class, and you’ll feel great!

 

Here is the snapshot summary of the upcoming, available Moonflower Yoga workshops and events and you’ll find the fuller description listed further down, as well as on the Workshop or Events tabs.   This is a great opportunity to learn something new, have fun, and make new friends!  You can register for any of these amazing workshops or events from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration steps.  Register early – these sell out quickly

  • Women’s Gathering (Reading of BENDING TO BEAUTY with author Dian Zirilli Mares)  Saturday, December 9th, 1:30 PM – 3 PM:  CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW.  STAY IN TUNED FOR A NEW 2018 DATE.
  • Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group:  Sunday, December 10th, 4:30 PM – 6 PM:  Come join our fun group and learn how to do basic crocheting and knitting!  Newcomers, as well as people experienced in knitting & crochet, are welcome.  Discover the meditative quality of needle arts!
  • Moonflower Yoga Book Club Holiday “Pot Luck” celebration: Sunday, December 17th, 430 PM – 6 PM: Join the members of the Moonflower Yoga Book Club for a fun holiday celebration! Please bring a food item with you to share for this event.  Click on the “Events” tab for additional info. All are welcome.
  • Special children’s yoga class and book signing of Math + Yoga = No Way! with Lucia Magnoli and Betty Lynn Tims: Friday, December 29th (10 AM – 11 AM -or- 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM):  Children will love this great yoga class where they learn basic yoga poses plus meditation and relaxation tools to help them cope.  Author Lucia Magnoli & Betty Lynn Tims will also take the children on a journey with Math + Yoga = No Way where children will learn geometry through yoga. Books will be available for sale and Lucia & Betty Lynn are available to sign the purchased books.
  • Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg:   Saturday, January 6th (2 PM – 3:30 PM):  Fun afternoon!  We are looking for experienced members who can teach newcomers, as well as new students who would like to learn.   Click on the “Events” tab above for more info.
  • Goal setting and vision board workshop (Nancy and Chris)  Sunday, January 7th, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Start your new year in a positive way!  Learn how to make YOUR dreams come true in this interesting workshop.  After a goal-setting exercise, you will have fun creating a vision board to capture your goal.  We supply all materials.  Great way to begin the year.
  • The Wisdom of Dreams workshop (Liza Johnson)  Friday, January 12th, 7 PM – 830 PM:  Author Liza Johnson brings us an intriguing evening! You will be introduced to a method of understanding the language of dreams and how to interpret them. You will have an opportunity to share a dream and learn from others.  Fascinating night you’ll want to catch!
  • Reiki Level Two training with Connie:  Saturday, January 20th, 1 PM – 5:30 PM:  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.
  • Moonflower Yoga Book Club: Sunday, January 21st, 4:30 PM – 6 PM:  Take a journey with a great book and join us! Fabulous way to learn something new, have fun & meet new people.  As there is a 2-month meeting gap between book discussion meetings, we will be discussing TWO books for this January meeting: THE ADDRESS and BEFORE WE WERE YOUNG.  Click on the “Events” tab for more info. All are welcome to read one or two of these books and join us!  Newcomers welcome.
  • Reiki Level One training:  Saturday, February 10th, 1-5 PM: Come learn the basics of Reiki and receive a Reiki Level One certification.  Discover the healing energies of Reiki and why leading medical institutions now offer Reiki as an alternative therapy.  This session is sold out!

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

 

 

 

Class Descriptions:

STRESS-BUSTER SERIES (various) :   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 relaxing  Candlelight Restorative class with Nancy (Dec 5th), or a mesmerizing, guided  Singing Bowl meditation with Jessica (Dec 19th), a lovely Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) – Angel Healing class with Chris  (December 12) or try our Yin and Restore class with Theresa (December 12th)-see the fuller description below.   (Tuesdays at 7:30 PM).

YIN AND RESTORE (Theresa):   Yin Yoga is a more meditative approach to yoga. While most yoga classes focus on shorter held poses to stretch the muscles and heat the body (Yang Yoga), the hallmark of Yin Yoga is the slow paced, deeply held sequence of poses that are precisely timed for 3 to 5 minutes. This enables the body enough time to relax into the postures safely. Most postures are on the floor using the support of props (blankets and bolsters) or the wall, so there is no need to worry about holding a standing pose! Yin Yoga focuses on the connective tissues, tendons, fascia and ligaments with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Bolsters, blocks, blankets as well as other props will be available for your comfort during your practice. Yin yoga is a remarkable and transformative practice. We will finish class with a few meditative restorative postures that will allow complete relaxation of the body and mind. Try this class, and your body and mind will thank you. (select Tuesday evenings at 730 PM as part of our Stress-Buster series:  For December: December 26th).

CHAIR YOGA:  Thursday mornings at 11:30 AM with Lynn, Wed at 5 PM with Lynn plus Tuesday mornings at 11 AM with Nancy, –   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; and Thurs at 5 PM).

MORNING MOVEMENT AND MEDITATION (Jessica):  Start your day with peace, mindfulness and bliss! This gentle class begins with a moving meditation allowing you to balance the body, calm the mind and awaken your spirit.  Slowly stretch tight muscles, loose stiff joints, relieve stress, increase flexibility and cultivate balance.  The class will also consist of a guided meditation to bring you a sense of inner peace.  (Tuesday mornings, 9:15 AM)

BALANCE AND TONE (Lynn) :  We all need better balance in our bodies, as well as in our minds.  In this wonderful class from Lynn, she will help you do both to feel great.  As we age, improving physical balance is especially important as it reduces your risk of falls causing serious injury.  Lynn will help you stretch and tone your muscles first so that it creates the strength and flexibility that you need to work on your balance.  You will also learn how to quiet the mind to focus your concentration so that you can balance yourself with more confidence and ease.   The class will end with some quiet relaxation time.   Come give this wonderful class a try!  All levels – including beginners – are welcome to attend this great class. (Wednesdays at 6:15 PM).

GENTLE YOGA STRETCH (Dona):   Looking to unwind from the day and enjoy a wonderful stretch? Give this great class a try!  You will be guided through gentle stretches to help you build flexibility and strength.  Props will be used to support you so you can deeply stretch.  The class ends with a long, meditative, sweet relaxation pose. Enjoy essential oils in the class to enhance the overall blissful experience.  You’ll feel great and ready for a great night’s rest. (Wednesday evenings at 7:45 PM).

BEGINNER YOGA FUNDAMENTALS (Rose): 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 at 430 PM).

STRETCH INTENSE AND RESTORE (Theresa):   Are you looking for a great, intermediate-level evening class?   Come try this fabulous new class from Theresa designed for experienced yoga students.   Theresa 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)

REJUVENATE AND STRETCH (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)

RADIANT BODY YOGA (Stephanie):   Start your Sunday in a positive way!  Discover your greatness and expand your radiance with this practice developed to strengthen the body, calm the mind and deliver you to your excellence. This practice is a combination of styles designed to challenge, inspire and elevate you.  Each thoughtfully-paced class combines a powerful Ashtanga inspired sequence of poses followed by a transformational Kundalini kriya; guiding you on a journey towards realizing your greatest potential, your true SELF. Cultivate strength with a sense of steadiness and ease. Improve balance, increase flexibility and feel ready for your day!   (Sundays at 8:45 AM).  Note: This class is on hiatus for the remainder of 2017.   Look for its return in early 2018!

FRIDAY STRETCH (Theresa)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).

KUNDALINI (Lori):   Kundalini Yoga is known for its ability to promote health, creativity & spiritual awareness, and combines physical exercise, breathing techniques, mantra & meditation. Catering to both beginners and advanced students, 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, Thursday at 5 PM, Thursday at 6:15 PM).

SATURDAY FLOW  (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).

CANDLELIGHT RESTORATIVE (Nancy):  Recharge your batteries in this lovely class where several minutes are spent in a series of deep relaxation postures using bolsters, blankets & pillows.  The class is held in flickering candlelight with soft music & helps melt away your stress.  You will leave feeling restored & relaxed.   This class alternates with our Monday night Stretch Intense and Restore classes.   (alternate Mondays at 7:30 PM).

STRETCH AND FLOW (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)

YOGA BASICS (Jessica):  Join Jessica Saraswati 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).

MEDITATION (Jessica):  See our Stress-Buster Series above for offerings on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 PM.   Jessica also offers a 30-minute, guided, singing bowl meditation every Tuesday morning at 8:45 AM.

BEGINNER STRETCH (Rosanne) :  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).

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 745 PM).

STRETCH AND TONE (Theresa):  Come try this great class suitable for all fitness levels including beginners!  The emphasis of the class will be on stretching your muscles to help you become more flexible and relieve stress.  Theresa will also lead you through a flowing sequence of poses to help build some energy, increase your balance & strength, and enable you to feel great as you link your breath with movement.  As you continue to practice, your body will become stronger and more toned.  The class will end with several minutes of deep relaxation as you quietly rest on your yoga mat.  Beautiful essential oils will be diffused in the room to enhance your relaxation. (Saturdays at 11:15 AM).

MOVE AND STRETCH (Jessica):    Come try this energetic class for students with Vinyasa flow experience!  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 and the mesmerizing sound of Jessica’s singing bowls.  (Tuesday at 6:15 PM).

 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. (Sat. at 8:30 AM,  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.

 

 

Beginner Yoga Classes Bellmore

 

 

 

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

 

Learn to crochet and knit in our fun:

Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group

Next meeting:  Sunday, Dec 10th, 4:30 PM-6:00 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!

Donation Fee to cover costs: $10 per person, per meeting 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.

 

 

Join us for a holiday celebration with the members of

The Moonflower Yoga Book Club!!

As the calendar year draws to a close, the members of the Moonflower Yoga Book Club will be having a holiday “pot luck” celebration!  It is a great way to chat with fellow members, meet new people, and create friends.   ALL are welcome, including newcomers.   Please note this is a “potluck” celebration, and we ask that you bring a food or beverage item to be shared.  Please send an email to Nancy at [email protected] so we know who will be attending and what items to expect.   We look forward to celebrating the holidays with you!

Holiday celebration date:  Sunday, December 17th, 430 PM – 6 PM

Fee:  No fee but please bring a “potluck” item to be shared at the celebration (see above)

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

 

 

Join us for a great children’s yoga class and an encore presentation of a fabulous children’s book:

                                    Math + Yoga = No Way!

Meet the Author, Lucia Magnoli, and Illustrator, Betty Lynn Tims, and enjoy a great children’s yoga class based on the book!   Win a raffle prize!

Date:  Friday, December 29th;  Children’s yoga class times: 10 AM – 11 AM -or-  11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Moonflower Yoga is very pleased to be offering two great children’s yoga classes where children can learn fundamental yoga poses to become stronger and more flexible, together with some meditation and relaxation tools to help them cope with school pressure.  Author Lucia Magnoli and illustrator Betty Lynn Tims will also be reading from their book Math + Yoga = No Way! which is a wonderful tool that teaches children yoga poses as well as important math basics.   Children will love this one-of-a-kind, interactive book which explores the geometry of yoga. Discover the math needed to complete each yoga pose correctly, as Mrs. Moonflower takes her students on a journey exploring the geometry of yoga

Moonflower Yoga will also have a great raffle basket and 100% of the proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Make A Wish Foundation to help make a dream come true for a seriously-ill child.    We ask that you please make a donation of any amount towards this raffle for the Make A Wish Foundation at the Moonflower Yoga studio.

There will be books available for sale, and Lucia Magnoli and Betty Lynn Tims can sign the book to make it extra special.

Please join us for the fabulous event!

Price: $15 per child for either class time

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

 

 

Have fun & learn to play Mah Jongg in our

Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club!

Next meeting date:  Saturday, January 6th, 2 PM – 3:30 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.  Each person must bring their own 2017 National Mah Jongg Card (larger size preferable) which is available in stores or online for less than $10.    This is a great way to have fun, learn something different, and meet new people!   Yummy homemade dessert will be served.

Donation Fee to cover costs:  $10 per event 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.

 

 

Goal Setting and Vision Board Workshop          

Sunday, January 7, 2018, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

January brings us a new year, 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!!    Seating is limited!!    You can reserve your spot by selecting this workshop from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration/payment instructions.

 

The Wisdom of Dreams workshop (Liza Johnson)

Friday, January 12th, 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Throughout the ages and in many cultures dreams have been revered as a source of guiding wisdom. Dreams arise out of our deeper consciousness, beyond the boundaries of our personal history, providing perspectives on our life situations that serve our wellbeing and wholeness. In this workshop you will be introduced to a method of understanding the language of dreams.  You will see how the structure of dreams informs the interpretation. We will look at the significance of recurring dreams, big dreams as well as ‘wake up’ that occur during transitional periods in our lives. You will be given hints to recall dreams and much more.  And lastly you will have an opportunity to share a dream and learn from others.

About Liza Johnson:  Liza Johnson, a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Certified Meditation Teacher, has traveled worldwide to study dreams.  She believes that understanding your dreams will connect you to your deeper guiding wisdom.  Liza’s book, “Take Me Home: Walking on Sacred Ground in the Last Stage of Life“, was born out of a dream.

Price: $35 per person which includes delicious homemade goodies.

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

 

 

Reiki Level Two training

Saturday, January 20th, 1 PM – 5:30 PM

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

In this special 4 1/2-hour Level Two training session, you will further explore the principles of Reiki and receive a Level Two certification from Connie.  You will receive additional attunements & learn the first 3 symbols of Reiki.  Learning these symbols will increase your Reiki healing energy and allow you to learn to send Reiki energy to people in need of spiritual healing who are at a distance, enhancing your Reiki abilities.  You’ll love it!

There will be a break with delicious homemade snacks.

Price: $175 per person for this 4 ½ -hour certification training.

 

 

Join us for the next meeting of the

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 and selects the next book to read.  It is a great way to meet interesting people, form new friendships, and have some lively conversations.  Delicious homemade goodies are served.  All are welcome to read the current book selection and join us!  Due to the holidays, as there is a 2-month meeting gap between book discussion dates, we will be discussing TWO books in the January meeting.  Here are the books:

The Address (book 1 of 2 to discuss for this meeting)
by Fiona Davis

After a failed apprenticeship, working her way up to head housekeeper of a posh London hotel is more than Sara Smythe ever thought she’d make of herself. But when a chance encounter with Theodore Camden, one of the architects of the grand New York apartment house The Dakota, leads to a job offer, her world is suddenly awash in possibility–no mean feat for a servant in 1884. The opportunity to move to America, where a person can rise above one’s station. The opportunity to be the female manager of The Dakota, which promises to be the greatest apartment house in the world. And the opportunity to see more of Theo, who understands Sara like no one else . . . and is living in The Dakota with his wife and three young children.

In 1985, Bailey Camden is desperate for new opportunities. Fresh out of rehab, the former party girl and interior designer is homeless, jobless, and penniless. Two generations ago, Bailey’s grandfather was the ward of famed architect Theodore Camden. But the absence of a genetic connection means Bailey won’t see a dime of the Camden family’s substantial estate. Instead, her -cousin- Melinda–Camden’s biological great-granddaughter–will inherit almost everything. So when Melinda offers to let Bailey oversee the renovation of her lavish Dakota apartment, Bailey jumps at the chance, despite her dislike of Melinda’s vision. The renovation will take away all the character and history of the apartment Theodore Camden himself lived in . . . and died in, after suffering multiple stab wounds by a madwoman named Sara Smythe, a former Dakota employee who had previously spent seven months in an insane asylum on Blackwell’s Island.

One hundred years apart, Sara and Bailey are both tempted by and struggle against the golden excess of their respective ages–for Sara, the opulence of a world ruled by the Astors and Vanderbilts; for Bailey, the free-flowing drinks and cocaine in the nightclubs of New York City–and take refuge and solace in the Upper West Side’s gilded fortress. But a building with a history as rich–and often tragic–as The Dakota’s can’t hold its secrets forever, and what Bailey discovers in its basement could turn everything she thought she knew about Theodore Camden–and the woman who killed him–on its head.

With rich historical detail, nuanced characters, and gorgeous prose, Fiona Davis once again delivers a compulsively readable novel that peels back the layers of not only a famed institution, but the lives and lies of the beating hearts within.

 

Before We Were Yours (book 2 of 2 to discuss for this meeting)
by Lisa Wingate

Two families, generations apart, are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice in this poignant novel, inspired by a true story, for readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale.

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize that the truth is much darker. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together—in a world of danger and uncertainty.

Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions—and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation  or redemption.

Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.

 

Next book discussion meeting date:  Sunday, January 21st, 430 PM – 6 PM

Fee: $10 to cover costs.

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 One training

Date:   Saturday, February 10th, 1-5 PM

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Leading medical institutions are now offering Reiki as an alternative therapy to patients with chronic illness. Reiki is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the concept that life force energy flows through us.  If this energy is low, then we are more likely to feel ill and have higher stress levels.  If it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. In this special 4-hour training session, you will learn the basics of Reiki and receive a Level One certification from Connie.  The ability to perform Reiki is passed on during an “attunement” performed by a Reiki master, and allows the student to tap into life force energy to improve one’s health.  At the end of this training, you will be able to do basic Reiki on yourself and others. There will be a food break around midway through the training with delicious homemade snacks. Introductory Price: $125 per person for this 4-hour certification training

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 [email protected] 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!

 PRIVATE YOGA CLASSES

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

CORPORATE YOGA AND OFF-SITE GROUP CLASSES

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