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 a fabulous STRETCH INTENSE AND RESTORE yoga class with Danielle Meill offered 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.  Come give it a try!   Looking to improve your balance while toning and getting into shape?  Explore BALANCE AND TONE with Lynn on Wednesdays at 615 PM!  We have a fabulous  FRIDAY STRETCH class to the Friday schedule at 10 AM.  Friday Stretch is suitable for all fitness levels, including beginners, and will give you a perfect start your weekend.   Looking for a great way to de-stress and end your day?  Try GENTLE YOGA STRETCH with Dona.  Gentle Yoga Stretch is great yoga class 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 2 Chair Yoga classes each week: Tuesday at 11 AM and Thursday at 11:30 AM.   We also have a new 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.    And Rose is teaching a fabulous BEGINNER YOGA FUNDAMENTALS class on Mondays at 430 PM, perfect for beginners or those looking for a gentler yoga practice.    Looking for a unique, beginner-level class with an opportunity to discover meditation? Try  STRETCH AND MEDITATE 101  on Thursdays at 4:45 PM with Lynn Carapella, 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? 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 June and upcoming July schedule for our Stress-Buster series:

  • Kundalini meditation & gong relaxation with Cathi: June 26th:  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.  This class is sold out on this date; a waiting list is available.  Send an email to [email protected] with your contact info & we will get in touch with you should an opening occur.
  • NO late evening classes on Tuesday, July 3rd:  Happy a happy 4th of July celebration!
  • Kundalini meditation & gong relaxation with Cathi: July 10th:  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.
  • Less Stress meditation with Cathi: July 17th:  In this fabulous session, try a “Less Stress” Meditation with Cathi! Enjoy tranquility of body and mind through guided meditation and Reiki healing. Meditation helps you to connect to the present moment while the flow of Reiki energy encourages relaxation and well-being. All are welcome to attend this relaxing class.
  • Relax with Reiki with Nancy: July 24th:  In this particular session, enjoy a great, new class with Moonflower Yoga owner and Reiki Master 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!
  • Candlelight Restorative with Nancy:  July 31st: Feeling stressed? 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.

 

Here is the snapshot summary of the upcoming 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:

  • Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group:   FRIDAY, June 22nd, 6:30 PM – 8 PM:  Come join our fun group and learn how to do basic crocheting and knitting!  Newcomers, as well as people experienced in knitting and crocheting, are welcome.  Discover the meditative quality of needle arts!
  • Reiki Level One training:  Sunday, June 24th, 1:15 PM -5:45 PM or Sunday, August 19th, 1:15 PM – 5:45: 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.  Only one spot open for the June session – book now!
  • Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club:  Saturday, July 7th, 2 PM – 3:30 PM: Come join us some fun Mah Jongg games!  Newcomers, as well as experienced players willing to work with beginners, are welcome. Click on the “Events” tab for additional info.
  • Summer Cooking with Bob: Learn vegan & gluten-free cooking tips plus a LIVE cooking demo,: Friday, July 13th, 630 PM – 830 PM:   If you have been to a Moonflower Yoga event, you have enjoyed a culinary treat from Bob.  Now learn some great tips from Bob to prepare delicious meals at home.  We will have a LIVE cooking demo with audience participation encouraged.  Join us for a delicious night!
  • Harp and Gong Sound Healing with Lori Pappas:  Friday, July 20th, 630 PM – 8 PM; BOOK EARLY – our previous sessions sold out.  Join us for a wonderful evening as Lori introduces her beautiful new harp.  Lori will play the harp, as well as her gong, for a lovely sound bath.  This will also include light Kundalini yoga movement, mantra (chanting) & meditation. Great way to de-stress! Book early!  Our previous sessions sold out quickly and space is limited.
  • Reiki Level Three Master Practitioner training:  Sunday, July 15th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM:  Become a Reiki Master!  Learn the final 3 symbols of Reiki and receive 4 additional attunements.  Take your training to the Master level!   Only one spot still open – book now!
  • Moonflower Yoga Book Club: FRIDAY, July 27th, 7 PM – 830 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 longer gap between our early June and late July meeting, we will be discussing TWO books in the late July meeting: THE PARIS SECRET and THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE.   Scroll down for further info or click on the “Events” tab above for details.  All are welcome to read one or both of these books & join us.
  • HEALING THE HEART: A MEDITATION GATHERING WITH CHANDRESH (rescheduled from its sold-out June date to Sunday, July 27th, 1:15-2:45 PM:  Is life moving so quickly that you don’t have time to self-reflect and meditate?  Are relationships that were meant to heal turning out to be a challenge? Have you been avoiding the healing of your heart?  Who are you if you shed all of your labels?  It is never too late to start walking on the path of transformation.   Come join us for a fascinating discussion with Chandresh Bhardwaj, a 7th-generation spiritual healer and bestselling author for this fascinating workshop.
  • Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group:   FRIDAY, August 3rd, 6:30 PM – 8 PM:  Come join our fun group and learn how to do basic crocheting and knitting!  Newcomers, as well as people experienced in knitting and crocheting, are welcome.  Discover the meditative quality of needle arts!
  • Reiki Healing Circle:  Friday, August 17th, 6:30 PM – 8 PM:  Come discover Reiki and why leading medical institutions are offering Reiki as an alternative therapy.    Each person has an opportunity to receive a beautiful, relaxing Reiki session while comfortably reclining. NO prior Reiki experience needed.  Very relaxing!
  • Reiki Level One training:  Sunday, August 19th, 1:15 PM – 5:45: 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 Two training:  Saturday, August 25th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – Book early! Our previous sessions sold out and space is limited.   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.   This training session will be done by Nancy Weshkoff, Owner of Moonflower Yoga and Reiki Master Teacher.

 

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 relaxing  Candlelight Restorative class with Nancy (July 31),  a “Less Stress” meditation with Cathi (July 17), a de-stressing Kundalini meditation & gong bath (June 26 and July 10) with Cathi, or a Relax with Reiki class with Nancy (July 24).   (Tuesdays at 7:30 PM).

KUNDALINI (B) (Lori/Cathi): ADDITIONAL CLASSES ADDED!   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 NEW 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;  for June: June 26; for July: July 10.  Lori also offers a harp/gong meditation workshop every other month on a Friday night (next dates: Friday, July 20th).

WALL AND CHAIR YOGA: A SUPPORTED SEQUENCE (Lynn) (NEW! starting June):   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)

BEGINNER YOGA FUNDAMENTALS (B) (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, 430 PM).

MORNING MOVEMENT AND MEDITATION (B) (Danielle) –   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)

STRENGTHEN AND STRETCH (B) (Rose) –   Come start off the weekend with Rose for a strength and stretch class designed for all fitness levels including beginners. Students will be guided through a series of poses designed to improve strength and flexibility while focusing on the importance of alignment. Rose will also teach students about pranayama (breath work) and the connection to calming the mind and body to help you de-stress. This wonderful class will aid in relaxation, mobility, and balance, both on and off the mat. Enjoy the relaxing aroma of beautiful essential oils while you practice. Students will also have an opportunity to ask questions before or after class about poses, alignment, pranayama, and ways to deepen their practice. Come give this fabulous class a try!! (Saturdays at 11:15 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 4:45 PM) 

CHAIR YOGA (B):  Thursday mornings at 11:30 AM 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).   NOTE:  See the new “Wall and Chair Yoga: A Supported Sequence” class listed above which starts in June.

BALANCE AND TONE (I) (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!   (Wednesdays at 6:15 PM).

MOVE AND STRETCH (I) (Jackie) :    Come try this fabulous class for students with yoga 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.  (Tuesday at 6:15 PM).

YOGA BASICS (B) (Jackie):  Join Jackie Lee 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).

GENTLE YOGA STRETCH (B) (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).

STRETCH INTENSE AND RESTORE (I) (Danielle):   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)

REJUVENATE AND STRETCH (B) (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)

FRIDAY STRETCH (B) (Rose)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).

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).

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).

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)

MEDITATION:  See our Stress-Buster Series above for offerings on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 PM.  Also try our NEW Thursday night class at 5 PM: “Stretch and Meditate 101” class with Lynn Carapella.

BEGINNER STRETCH (B) (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 (B) (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).

 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 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 date:   FRIDAY, June 22nd, 6:30 PM – 8 PM; plus Friday, August 3rd, 6:30 PM – 8 PM (summer hours)

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.

 

 

Reiki Level One training

Date:  Sunday, June 24th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – only one spot still open – book now! – or –

Date: Sunday, August 19th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – just added – book early as these sell out quickly.

Reiki is an ancient technique for stress reduction and relaxation. 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 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” performed by a Reiki master, and allows the student to tap into life force energy to improve one’s health.  This training session will be taught by Nancy Weshkoff, owner of Moonflower Yoga and Reiki Master Teacher. At the end of this training, you will be able to do basic Reiki on yourself and others and will have an opportunity to practice giving a Reiki treatment to a fellow student in the training, as well as receive a Reiki treatment.  You will also be provided with an informative 30-40 page handbook to take home with you as a great reference tool.   There will be a food break around midway through the training with delicious homemade snacks.

Special Introductory Price: $125 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.

 

 

Have fun & learn to play Mah Jongg in our

Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club!

Next meeting date:  Saturday, July 7th, 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.  Please bring your own  2018 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

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.

 

 

Summer Cooking with Bob!

Learn vegan, gluten-free & raw cooking tips plus a LIVE cooking demo

Friday, July 13th, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

If you have been to a Moonflower Yoga event, you have enjoyed one of Bob’s absolutely delicious culinary items including the lemon lavender cake, the orange cake with the chocolate ganache sauce, or his delicious hummus.   In this fun workshop, Bob shares his cooking tips, including ways to add raw meals to your diet (perfect for the summer!).  For those with gluten allergies, you’ll learn great gluten substitutes.   Food will be prepared live & audience participation is encouraged!

About your presenter:   Bob Weshkoff is the husband of Moonflower Yoga’s owner, Nancy Weshkoff.  Bob and Nancy have been vegetarians for over 35 years.  Bob has a passion for cooking and creating interesting meals with a twist.  His meals and desserts are delicious and always a crowd pleaser!

Price: $39 per person.

Book now!!    Seating is limited!!    You can reserve your spot at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this workshop from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.

 

 

Reiki Level 3 Master Practitioner training

Sunday, July 15th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – book early – our May session sold out.

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 also receive 4 more attunements, which further enhances your energy fields.   You will also be taught a new Reiki breathing technique which is used in the attunement process as well as other techniques to enhance your Reiki practice.  To help you with your practice after this training session, you will receive an extensive, illustrated 30-40 page training manual. We will have some brief breaks with delicious vegan food from Bob on hand.

Price: $195 per person

Register now for this fabulous training session – space is limited!     You can reserve your spot at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this training session from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps to reserve your spot.

 

 

Join us for this blissful workshop!

Harp & Gong Sound Healing (with Lori Pappas)

Friday: July 20th, 6:30 PM – 8 PM –   Book early as this sells out quickly.

Join us for a wonderful evening of sound as Lori Pappas introduces her beautiful new harp.   Each person will have an opportunity to hold the harp as Lori plays it into your heart while she infuses Reiki and sound vibration.   In addition to the harp, Lori will also play her beautiful gong to further enhance this sound bath.   This special night will include light Kundalini yoga movement, meditation, and mantra as you prepare for the sound healing.  And there will be delicious, homemade food from Bob available at the end of the workshop!   It is a great way to end your week on a positive note by de-stressing and getting ready for a wonderful weekend ahead.

Price:   $32 per person which includes delicious food.

Book now!   Space is limited.   You can register for this workshop by selecting it 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!!

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.  All are welcome to read our current book selection(s) and join us!   Delicious homemade food is served. As there is a longer gap between our early June meeting and late July meeting, we have selected TWO books to discuss for the late July meeting.  Here they are:

The Paris Secret  by Karen Swan  – 352 pages

Not every door should be opened . . .  With stunning locations and page-turning tension, The Paris Secret is an intense and gripping tale.

Somewhere along the cobbled streets of Paris, an apartment lies thick with dust and secrets: full of priceless artworks hidden away for decades.  High-flying fine art agent Flora from London, more comfortable with the tension of a million-pound auction than a cozy candlelit dinner for two, is called in to assess these suddenly discovered treasures. As an expert in her field, she must trace the history of each painting and discover who has concealed them for so long.

Thrown in amongst the glamorous Vermeil family as they move between Paris & Antibes, Flora begins to discover that things aren’t all that they seem, while back at home her own family is recoiling from a seismic shock. The terse and brooding Xavier Vermeil seems intent on forcing Flora out of his family’s affairs – but what is he hiding?

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See – 384 pages

A thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple.  Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate—the first automobile any of them have seen—and a stranger arrives.

In this remote Yunnan village, the stranger finds the rare tea he has been seeking and a reticent Akha people. In her biggest seller, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, See introduced the Yao people to her readers. Here she shares the customs of another Chinese ethnic minority, the Akha, whose world will soon change. Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, translates for the stranger and is among the first to reject the rules that have shaped her existence. When she has a baby outside of wedlock, rather than stand by tradition, she wraps her daughter in a blanket, with a tea cake hidden in her swaddling, and abandons her in the nearest city.

After mother and daughter have gone their separate ways, Li-yan slowly emerges from the security and insularity of her village to encounter modern life while Haley grows up a privileged and well-loved California girl. Despite Haley’s happy home life, she wonders about her origins; and Li-yan longs for her lost daughter. They both search for and find answers in the tea that has shaped their family’s destiny for generations.

Next meeting date:  FRIDAY, July 27th, 7 PM – 8:30 PM (summer hours)

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.

 

 

 

Healing the Heart – A Meditation Gathering with Chandresh

Sunday, July 29th, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM – This sold-out event was postponed in June due to a death in Chandresh’s family.  July 29th is the new, rescheduled date.   Limited space is now available for the July 29th date – book now!

  • Is life moving so quickly that you don’t have time to self-reflect and meditate?
  • Are relationships that were meant to heal turning out to be a challenge?
  • Have you been avoiding the healing of your heart?
  • Who are you if you shed all of your labels?

We could go on. But, you get it! In the blink of an eye, life passes. It’s not going to wait for anyone. Chances are, you’ll end up left with a bruised heart, disappointments, fears, self-doubts, regrets, and more. The suffering continues! However, suffering only multiplies in an unaware soul. Those who are aware do not suffer.

Once you begin to live in awareness, your story will unfold in a powerful and positive way. With the right guidance and tools, you can shift your reality. The only requirement: a willingness to change. It’s never too late. When you start walking on the path toward transformation, your existence starts to protect and guide you.

Chandresh Bhardwaj, a 7th-generation spiritual healer and bestselling author, has prepared an incredibly powerful experience for you at Moonflower Yoga. There will be a guided meditation, talk and discussion on various topics such as consciousness, healing, tantra, mantra, and more!   Jessica Saraswati will also play her singing bowls.  Join us!

Copies of Chandresh’s book, “BREAK THE NORMS”, will be available for purchase directly from Chandresh after the event.  Chandresh can autograph the book for you.

About Chandresh:  Chandresh Bhardwaj is a spiritual advisor and the author of the bestselling book, Break the Norms. Currently based in L.A., Chandresh is a world traveler who frequently speaks about spirituality across the globe. Chandresh hails from a line of spiritual healers in India that spans over seven generations, and his teachings combine ancient wisdom with a modern approach to spirituality. He is revered as a credible teacher of eastern tantra traditions. He designed his easy-to-access meditations to help students realize truth from within. “Spirituality is a borrowed knowledge,” says Chandresh.  “We must meditate to experience our own version of it.” Know more about him at cbmeditates.com.

Registration fee:   $40 per person which includes delicious homemade dessert.

Book now!!    Seating is limited!!    You can reserve your spot at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this workshop from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.

 

 

 

Reiki Healing Circle (open to all) 

 Date: Friday, August 17th, 6:30 PM – 8 PM  – book early as these sell out quickly!

Reiki is a wonderful system to promote relaxation and has been used for many years.  With Reiki, you are working with universal life force healing 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 healing circle.   For those who are not Reiki trained, you are welcome to come, and we will show you the 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 healing 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!

Registration fee:   $25 per person, per session

BOOK NOW!  You can register in person at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this activity from the Schedule tab above.

 

Reiki Level Two training with Nancy Weshkoff, Reiki Master Teacher

Saturday, August 25th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – book early – sells out quickly

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 delve deeper into the principles of Reiki and receive a Level Two certification.  You will receive 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 healing energy. One of the symbols you will learn is the distance symbol which allows you to send Reiki energy to people in need of spiritual healing who are at a distance and not in the same room as you.  You will be provided with a very informative, illustrated, 40-page handbook to take home with you as a great reference tool so you can continue to practice and learn Reiki after this training session.   There will be a break with delicious homemade snacks.

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

Price: $175 per person

Register now for this fabulous training session – space is limited!     You can reserve your spot at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this training session from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps to reserve your spot.

 

 

 

Join us for a great new addition to the Moonflower Yoga schedule:

Women’s Gathering (an event series on intriguing topics)

Moonflower Yoga is pleased to announce an intriguing new series to our line-up: Women’s Gathering!  This fabulous series focuses on a variety of different topics that are of interest to women.   They  provide an opportunity to learn something new, have fun & find support for some challenging topics.  Topics so far have covered a poetry reading of “BENDING TO BEAUTY” with author Dian Zirilli-Mares discussing a woman’s journey, an informative lecture on “Understanding Medicaid”  with a health care professional, and an open conversation on “Coping with Menopause”.  Please stay tuned for our next topic which will be added to the upcoming fall line-up!

 

 

 

WAITING LIST INFO:

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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