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

Descriptions

 

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

 

Looking to get in shape?   We have a fabulous STRETCH INTENSE AND RESTORE yoga class 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 for a great way to de-stress and end your day?  Try GENTLE YOGA STRETCH or YIN  YANG YOGA with Dona Dovie on Wednesday nights at 7:45 PM or EVENING STRETCH AND RELAXING RESTORATIVE YOGA with Melinda on Thursday nights at 7:45 PM.  Both of these great yoga classes are for all fitness levels and will enable you to stretch and relax from your day.   Do you have mobility issues but would still like to practice yoga?  CHAIR YOGA is the answer for you!  Moonflower Yoga offers 2 morning 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 or try the new CHAIR BODY STRETCH AND MEDITATION with Lynn on Wednesdays at 6 PM which combines seated chair poses to gain better strength and flexibility from a chair, followed by a relaxing meditation to reduce stress.    Also great for beginners is the BEGINNER YOGA FUNDAMENTALS class on Mondays at 430 PM, perfect for beginners or those looking for a gentler yoga practice, as well as the BEGINNER STRETCH class on Mondays at 6 PM.   You could also join Moonflower Yoga owner, Nancy Weshkoff, for a BEGINNER YOGA class on Saturdays at 8:30 AM or Sundays at 9:45 AM.   Looking for a unique, beginner-level class with an opportunity to discover meditation? Try  STRETCH AND MEDITATE 101  on Thursdays at 4:30 PM with Lynn Carapella, a great way to help you relax and explore a meditation practice.  Meditation is recommended by doctors as a wonderful stress-reducing tool.   Or check out FLOW AND LET GO! on Tuesdays at 6:15 PM with Melinda, a  great beginner/intermediate level yoga class combining movement with restorative yoga.

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 February and upcoming March schedule for our Stress-Buster series:

  • Kundalini meditation & gong relaxation with Cathi (February 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.
  • Relax with Reiki with Nancy (March 5th):  Enjoy a great, de-stressing class with Moonflower Yoga owner and Reiki Master Teacher Nancy!  This lovely class will give you an opportunity to enjoy the calming and relaxing effects of Reiki.  You will be seated in a chair for the class which begins with a guided meditation.  From there, you will enjoy relaxing Reiki treatments.   Essential oils will be diffused with soft music to help you unwind.   Come give this de-stressing class a try!
  • Candlelight Restorative class with Nancy  (March  12th):  Feeling stressed?  Melt away your stress in this lovely, very relaxing Candlelight Restorative class which is done while resting on the floor.   You will spend several minutes gently stretching and unwinding in each restorative posture with the help of props such as bolsters, blankets, and pillows.   The class will be lit by candlelight with soft music in the background.   Essential oils are diffused to help you further relax.  Nancy, who is a Reiki Master Teacher, also provides a brief, optional Reiki treatment while you are reclining for those who chose to have a Reiki treatment.  You will leave feeling refreshed and renewed!
  • Less Stress meditation with Cathi (March 19th):  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 lovely class.
  • Kundalini meditation & gong relaxation with Cathi (March 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.

 

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!

  • Reiki Level One training:  Sunday, February 23rd, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM -SOLD OUT! Try April 27th:  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.
  • Moonflower Yoga Book ClubSunday, February 24th, 4:30 PM – 6 PM: Take a journey with a great book while having fun and making new friends! For our next meeting we will be discussing “Educated” by Tara Westover.  All are welcome to read this  book  and join us.  Click on the “Clubs” tab above for more info on the books.
  • Reiki Healing Circle (Nancy): Friday, March 1st, 6:30 PM – 8:15 PM:  Start the year in a relaxing way with a wonderful Reiki Healing Circle! Each person has an opportunity to receive a lovely Reiki treatment.  There will also be guided meditation before the Reiki treatment.
  • Learn about your chakras & feel better (Part 2 of 3) with Danielle Meill: Saturday, March 2nd, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM:  Come discover more about your chakras (energy centers) and become more attuned with yourself!  In part 2 of this 3-part workshop, Danielle will cover focus on the heart and throat chakras to enable you to listen to your heart and speak your truth. Part 3 is on March 30th. Click on the “Workshop” tab for additional info.
  • Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club:  SUNDAY, March 3rd, 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.
  • Learn How To Read Tarot Cards (Part 2 of 3) with Danielle:  Friday, March 8th, 6:30 PM -8:30 PM: Have a blast learning how to read tarot cards for yourself and friends in this great 3-part workshop with Danielle Meill!   Part 1 was on January 11th, and Part 2 was on February 8th.  Click on the “Workshop” tab above for additional info and special package pricing. details.
  • Spiritual Symbol Mala Bracelet workshop with Carol Procopio:  Saturday, March 9th, 1:30 PM – 3:45 PM – SOLD OUT – wait list available: Join us in discovering the meaning of popular spiritual symbols and healing gemstones, and you will then use these symbols & gemstones to create a beautiful, unique mala bracelet!  All materials are included in the price.
  • Reiki Level One training:  Sunday, March 10th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – sold out – wait list available or try April 27th:  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.
  • Cooking with Rose Edelman: Learn vegan, vegetarian & gluten-free cooking ideas plus a LIVE cooking demo: Saturday, March 23rd 1:30 PM-3:30 PM:  Rose will give you an introduction about the benefits of plant-based eating, and she will teach you how to make 3 delicious dishes. You’ll love this yummy workshop!
  • Reiki Level Three Master Practitioner training:  Sunday, March 24th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – SOLD OUT – wait list available or try June 22nd.   In this training session, you will become a Reiki Master Practitioner! The training is open to anyone who successfully completed Levels One and Two.  Learn the final 3 symbols of Reiki and receive 4 additional attunements.
  • Learn about your chakras & feel better (Part 3 of 3) with Danielle Meill:  Saturday, March 30th, 1:30 PM – 3:45 PM: Come discover more about your chakras (energy centers) and become more attuned with yourself!  In part 3 of this 3-part workshop, Danielle will give you a broader overview of the 7 chakras and focus on the third eye and crown chakras which help you tap into your spiritual side. Click on the “Workshop” tab for additional info.
  • Harp and Gong Sound Healing with Lori Pappas: Friday,  April 5th, 6:30 PM – 8 PM – previous sessions sold out – book early!   Join us for a wonderful evening as Lori plays her beautiful 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!
  • Reiki Level Two training:  Sunday, April 7th, 1:30 PM – 5:45 PM -SOLD OUT! Wait list available or try Sunday, May 19th:  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.
  • Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group:   Sunday, April 14th, 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 and crocheting, are welcome.  Discover the meditative quality of needle arts!
  • Reiki Level One training:  Saturday, April 27th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – just added – book early as this sells out!:  Come learn the basics of Reiki and receive a Reiki Level One certification.  You will learn the history of Reiki and how to do a  Reiki treatment on yourself as well as others.  You will discover the relaxing qualities of Reiki and be supplied with an informative book to continue your Reiki experience after you complete this Level One certification.  This Reiki Level One training will be taught by Reiki Master Teacher and Moonflower Yoga owner, Nancy Weshkoff.
  • Make a Beautiful Mother’s Day Gemstone Necklace workshop with Carol Procopio: Saturday, May 4th, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Create a beautiful necklace for yourself or for someone special in your life from gemstones including meditative blue apatite and prosperity-fostering citrine with a blue patina brass focal piece depicting an elegant great heron, a symbol of peacefulness, self-awareness and confidence.  All materials included in the price.
  • Reiki Level Two training:  Sunday, May 19th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – book early as this sells out quickly:  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.
  • Reiki Level Three Master Practitioner training:  Saturday, June 22nd, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – book early as our previous sessions sold out!   In this training session, you will become a Reiki Master Practitioner! The training is open to anyone who successfully completed Levels One and Two.  Learn the final 3 symbols of Reiki and receive 4 additional attunements.

 

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

 

 

 

Class Descriptions:

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

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

STRESS-BUSTER SERIES (various) (B):   Check out this wonderful variety of classes designed to help you feel better through relaxation. Each week there will be a different one-hour session. Scroll to the top of this screen for further information.  Choose from a de-stressing Kundalini meditation & gong bath (February 26th and March 26th) with Cathi, or an extra night of Candlelight Restorative with Nancy (March 12th), or a lovely seated Relax with Reiki with Nancy (March 5th), or a Less Stress meditation with Cathi (March 19th).

YIN YANG YOGA (B) (Dona Dovie) (NEW!):  Yin Yang yoga blends two styles of yoga in one class, bringing together the benefits of both moving yang poses and passive yin stretches.  The class begins with a yang emphasis of building energy with simplicity and ease of movement in basic beginner-level hatha yoga poses. In the yin portion of class, the focus switches to stillness and long-held postures on the ground promoting flexibility and deep release to the body’s fascia muscle.  The class ends with a traditional Shavasana (closing resting pose).  As the whole body rests, enjoy feelings of relaxation that arise as you slow down and move from noise to silence, allowing the mind and nervous system to calm and reset. Combining both Yin and Yang elements in one class provides a healthy and balanced practice for mind, body and heart.  Come give this great class a try! ( alternates with Gentle Yoga Stretch on Wednesdays at 745 PM).

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).

GENTLE YOGA STRETCH (B) (Dona Dovie) :   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. (alternates with Yin Yang Yoga on Wednesday evenings at 7:45 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)

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

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

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

FLOW AND LET GO! (B/I) (Melinda) : Feeling muscle tension from the day? Need to stretch your muscles? Join Melinda for this great “Flow and Let Go!” class! The class will begin with a series of standing, flowing poses to help you release muscle tension, while also enabling you to stretch your muscles, build strength, and improve balance. The class will then move to the floor for seated postures with props to assist you for some extra stretching. To enable you to additionally “let go”, you will enjoy 10-15 minutes of quiet restorative yoga and relaxation on the ground to allow you to further de-stress from your day. You’ll feel great! Come give this fabulous class a try.  (Tuesdays at 615 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  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.  Lori also offers a harp/gong meditation workshop every other month on a Friday night (check the Workshop tab for the next date).

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

BEGINNER YOGA FUNDAMENTALS (B) (Rose) : 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).

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

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

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 through Feb, switching to a 4:30 PM start time in March) 

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 also the “Wall and Chair Yoga: A Supported Sequence” class listed above which was recently added to the schedule.

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)

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 Thursday night class at 4:45 PM: “Stretch and Meditate 101” class with Lynn Carapella.  Starting November, 2018, try also the seated “Chair Yoga Stretch and Meditation” class on Wednesdays at 6 PM.

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).

 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:

 

 

 

Join us for the next meeting of the

The Moonflower Yoga Book Club!!

Next book discussion meeting date:  Sunday, February 24th, 4:30 PM – 6 PM

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

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

For our next meeting, we will be discussing:

EDUCATED by Tara Westover

An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the Idaho mountains, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches & sleeping with her “head-for-the-hills bag”. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife & healer. In the winter she salvaged in her father’s junkyard.

Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent.

Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. She taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University, where she studied history, learning for the first time about important world events like the Holocaust and the civil rights movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

Educated is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty & the grief that comes with severing the closest of ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes and the will to change it.

Fee: $10 to cover costs which includes the delicious homemade food and beverages.

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

 

 

 

Reiki Healing Circle (open to all)

Date: Friday, March 1st, 6:30 PM – 8:15 PM – book early – this sells 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 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!

Price:  $29 per person which includes delicious homemade goodies after the event

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.

 

 

 

Learn about your chakras & feel better!

(with Danielle Meill)

Saturdays:   March 2nd, and March 30th: 1:30 – 3:45 PM

 

Have you ever noticed how the world is currently experiencing a disharmonious state?  Do you feel like you are struggling to be in tune with yourself and others?  Come learn about your chakras and become more in tune with yourself, as well as everyone around you!

In this fascinating series, you will learn about the 7 main energy centers located in the body along the spine called “chakras”.  Discover what happens when the chakras are imbalanced and how the chakras affect your emotional behavior and physical body.  Danielle will help you explore holistic ways of healing each chakra, followed with a few yoga postures to help get you into balance!

Part one on February 2nd (already took place):  This module covers the basics of the chakras and focuses on the root chakra, the sacrum and the solar plexus.   Focusing on these lower chakras will help you feel more grounded and stable.

Part two on March 2nd:   This module goes further into the basics of the overall chakras and then focuses on the very important heart and throat chakras.  These 2 chakras help you to listen to your heart and speak your truth to enable you to achieve what you want out of life.

Part three on March 30th:  This last module gives you a broader overview on the basics of the 7 chakras and then completes with the focus on the third eye and crown chakras. These upper chakras help you to be fully balanced so you can tap into your spiritual side and your higher self with full faith and belief.

Try one or come to all!  This is a progressive series that will build upon itself every session.  You can purchase all 3 sessions or sign up for just 1 or 2 sessions.  Please join us for this fascinating series and learn how to achieve the best version of yourself!

Price/Register:  $45 per session which can be booked by selecting this workshop from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.    Book now! Space is limited!

 

 

 

Reiki Level One training with Nancy Weshkoff, Reiki Master Teacher

Saturday, February 23rd, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – and Sunday, March 10th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – SOLD OUT!  Try April 27th

Saturday, April 27th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – JUST ADDED!   Book now as this sells out quickly

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

Reiki is a wonderful, ancient technique that promotes stress reduction and relaxation. It is administered by a gentle “laying on hands” and is based on the concept that life force energy flows through us. If this energy is low, then we are more likely to feel ill and have higher stress levels. Reiki works toward balancing energy to promote relaxation and reduce stress.

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

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

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

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

Special Introductory Price: $140 per person.

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

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

 

 

 

Have fun & learn to play Mah Jongg in our

Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club!

Next meeting dates:    SUNDAY, March 3rd, 2 PM – 3:30 PM, plus SATURDAY, April 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.  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 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.

 

 

 

 

Spiritual Symbol Mala Bracelet and Meditation (Carol Procopio)

Saturday, March 9th, 1:30 PM – 3:45 PM – SOLD OUT – wait list available!

Join us in learning about the meaning of popular spiritual symbols, healing gemstone crystals and using mala beads in meditation. The spiritual symbol mala bracelet is a fashionable, contemporary interpretation of the traditional 108 bead malas used to keep count of positive affirmations (mantras) during meditation. Mantra meditation is calming and restorative. It helps to improve focus and to promote a sense of well being.

In this workshop we will make a mala bead bracelet out of crystal gemstones pewter spiritual symbol charms.  Participants will have a choice of making their mala bracelet from three different crystal gemstones: sodalite, moonstone or labradorite. Additionally, each participant will choose four different spiritual symbol charms to customize their mala bracelet. The workshop will conclude with the class participating in a meditation chanting our positive affirmations together while using our mala beads.

About Carol:  Carol Procopio is a Reiki Master Teacher. She has been taking yoga classes for many years, finding the practice essential to emotional and physical health. She also finds joy in sharing her love of yoga with her husband Craig. Trained as an artist, Carol strives to use her creativity to promote healing.

Price: $75 per person which includes all materials to create your beautiful mala bracelet, as well as delicious homemade snacks.

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

 

 

 

Join us for a delicious workshop!

Cooking with Rose Edelman

Learn vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free cooking ideas plus a LIVE cooking demo

Saturday, March 23rd, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

 

Rose will give you an introduction about some of the benefits of plant-based eating and she will teach you how to make three delicious dishes.  Rose carefully selects seasonal produce and creates dishes that are flavorful and delicious.   Join her for this delicious and fun workshop!

About Rose Edelman:  Rose is a plant-based chef and certified yoga teacher located in the New York, Long Island-Metropolitan area.  She focuses on healthy eating through the promotion of a sustainable, vegan, holistic lifestyle.  Her background in studio art and graduate studies in psychology both influence her creative product and knowledge of the mid-body approach, creating a fulfilling lifestyle through yoga and plant-based eating.

Price: $45 per person which includes the yummy food from the workshop.

BOOK NOW – space is limited!      You can register for this activity by selecting this workshop from the Schedule tab listed above.  Double click on the date and then follow the simple payment and registration steps.

 

 

 

 

Reiki Level 3 Master Practitioner training:

Sunday, March  24th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – SOLD OUT – wait list available

Saturday, June 22nd, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – just added – book early as this sells out quickly and space is limited.

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

Become a Reiki Master!  In Reiki 3, you will further enhance your Reiki experience and upon completion reach the level of Reiki Master/Practitioner. You will learn the final 3 symbols of Reiki.  You will receive 4 more attunements, which further enhances your energy fields.   Learn a new Reiki breathing technique which is used in the attunement process, as well as a deeper understanding of Reiki’s connection to other healing modalities, and a new blessing technique to enhance your Reiki treatments.   To help you with your practice after this training session, an extensive 30-40 page, illustrated training manual is supplied which is a great reference tool after the training session.  We will have some brief breaks with delicious vegan food from Bob on hand.

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

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.

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

 

 

Join us for this blissful workshop!

Harp & Gong Sound Healing (with Lori Pappas)

Date:  Friday, April 5th, 6:30 PM – 8 PM – just added – book early as previous sessions sold out!

Join us for a wonderful evening of sound as Lori Pappas plays her beautiful 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 (chanting) as you prepare for the sound healing.  Please bring your yoga mat to this workshop!  There will be delicious, homemade food 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:   $34 per person which includes delicious food.

BOOK EARLY! This sells out quickly!    You can register for this workshop by selecting it from the Schedule tab above.  Double click on the date of the event, and then follow the simple registration and payment steps.

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

 

 

 

 

Learn to crochet and knit in our fun:

Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group

Sunday, April 14th, 4:30 PM – 6 PM

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

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

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

 

 

 

Make a Beautiful Mother’s Day Gemstone Necklace!

with Carol Procopio

Keep this for yourself or give this to a special person  

 Saturday, May 4th, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

 

Elegant, peaceful, serene, self-aware, and confident…

Do these traits remind you of a special woman in your life?  A mother figure, a sister, an aunt, a wife, or a close friend who you admire?

Honor that special woman by making a gemstone necklace to give her for Mother’s Day.

Join Carol Procopio at Moonflower Yoga in learning to string a necklace from gemstones, including meditative blue apatite and prosperity fostering citrine with a blue patina brass focal piece depicting an elegant Great Heron, a symbol of peacefulness, self-awareness, and confidence.

About Carol: Carol Procopio is a Reiki Master Teacher. She has been taking yoga classes for many years, finding the practice essential to emotional and physical health. She also finds joy in sharing her love of yoga with her husband Craig. Trained as an artist, Carol strives to use her creativity to promote healing.

Price: $75 per person which includes all materials to create your beautiful Mother’s Day necklace, as well as delicious homemade snacks.

BOOK NOW – space is limited!      You can register for this activity by selecting this workshop from the Schedule tab listed above.  Double click on the date and then follow the simple payment and registration steps.

 

 

 

Reiki Level Two training with Nancy Weshkoff

Sunday, April 7th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – SOLD OUT – wait list available or try Sunday, May 19th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM

Sunday, May 19th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – JUST ADDED – book early as space is limited and this sells out quickly

Further explore 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 2 additional attunements to increase your spiritual vibration. Discover the first 3 symbols of Reiki and learn how to incorporate these into your Reiki practice.  Use of the Reiki symbols also increases your Reiki energy. One of the symbols you will learn is the distance symbol which allows you to send Reiki energy to people who are at a distance and not in the same room as you.  You will have an opportunity to practice using the symbols during a Reiki session with another person from the training, and you will also receive a Reiki treatment.  A very informative, 40-page, illustrated handbook will be provided to you to take home as a great reference tool so you can continue to practice and learn the information from this Reiki Two training session after you leave.   There will be a break with delicious homemade 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 for either date.   Please note this training session size is kept very small so that you receive the maximum personal attention to help you with your training.   Please book early as it sells out quickly due to the small-class size.

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

 

 

 

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 soon to the workshop and event 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 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!

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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