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

Descriptions

 

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

 

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

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

 

Feeling stressed? 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 August and upcoming September schedule for our Stress-Buster series:

  • Kundalini meditation & gong relaxation with Cathi (August 27th):  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.
  • Candlelight Restorative (Nancy) (September 3rd):  Feeling stressed? In this particular class, 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. You will leave feeling refreshed and renewed!
  • Less Stress meditation with Cathi (September 10th):  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.
  • Relax with Reiki with Nancy (September 17th):  In this particular session, enjoy a great, de-stressing class with Moonflower Yoga owner and Reiki Master Teacher Nancy! This lovely class will give you an opportunity to enjoy the calming and relaxing effects of Reiki. You will be seated in a chair for the class which begins with a guided meditation. From there, you will enjoy relaxing Reiki treatments such as Reiki waterfall, a Reiju blessing, or a seated chair Reiki treatment.  Come give this de-stressing class a try!
  • Kundalini meditation & gong relaxation with Cathi (September 25th):  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:  Saturday, August 24th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM  – SOLD OUT; wait list available or try Sunday, October 20th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM, Sunday, November 10th, or Sunday, December 1st:  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 Club Friday, September 6th, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM (summer hours): Take a journey with a great book while having fun and making new friends! For our next meeting, which is our 50th Book Club meeting, we will be discussing “From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily and Finding Home”.  All are welcome to read this  book  and join us.  Click on the “Clubs” tab above for more info on the book.
  • Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club:  Saturday, September 7th, 2 PM – 3:30 PM:  Come join us for this fun club!  Newcomers, as well as experienced players willing to work with newcomers, are welcome.  Click on the “Clubs” tab for additional info.
  • Reiki Level One training:  Saturday, September 21st, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM  – SOLD OUT; wait list available or Sunday, October 20th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM, Sunday, November 10th, or Sunday, December 1st:  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 Three Master Practitioner training:  Saturday, September 28th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – only one spot open – book now!   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.
  • Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club:  Sunday, October 6th, 1:30 PM – 3 PM:  Come join us for this fun club!  Newcomers, as well as experienced players willing to work with newcomers, are welcome.  Click on the “Clubs” tab for additional info.
  • Reiki Level Two training:  Saturday, October 12th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM: Come further  explore Reiki in this Reiki Level Two training, open to anyone who successfully completed Reiki Level One.  Learn the first 3 symbols of Reiki including the distance symbol to send healing energy to someone who is not in the same room as you and the power symbol to enhance your Reiki practice.   This training session will be done by Nancy Weshkoff, Owner of Moonflower Yoga and Reiki Master Teacher.
  • Reiki Level One training:  Sunday, October 20th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – book early; previous sessions sold out!:  Come learn the basics of Reiki and receive a Reiki Level One certification.  You will learn the history of Reiki and how to do a  Reiki treatment on yourself as well as others.  You will discover the relaxing qualities of Reiki and be supplied with an informative book to continue your Reiki experience after you complete this Level One certification.  This Reiki Level One training will be taught by Reiki Master Teacher and Moonflower Yoga owner, Nancy Weshkoff.
  • Stressed? Difficulty Sleeping? Digestion Issues? Come Learn about Ayurveda & Your Dosha Type (Nancy): Friday, October 25th, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM:  Discover ways in which you can create better balance by following your body’s natural “dosha” type through the principles of Ayurveda. Ayurveda has been practiced successfully for thousands of years.  Learn what your dosha type is and how Ayurveda has helped people to feel better.
  • A Gathering for Self-Realization and Meditation with Chandresh (an EXCLUSIVE series for Moonflower Yoga!) :   You just missed a session!  Stay tuned as we announce the next date in this ongoing series.   This is a signature meditation and workshop series by Chandresh Bhardwaj prepared exclusively for the community of Moonflower Yoga!  In each workshop, Chandresh brings up topics that are relatable, urgent, and important for one’s spiritual and life growth. As the seventh generation spiritual teacher, Chandresh combines the ancient wisdom traditions with modern, accessible lessons for eternal happiness. Always packed with stories, humor, and life-altering teachings, this workshop is perfect for those who are ready to bring more love, courage, and bliss in their life. Each workshop starts with a talk by Chandresh followed by guided meditation and Q&A with the students.
  • Reiki Healing Circle:  Friday, November 1st, 6:30 PM – 8 PM:  Come discover Reiki!  Each person has an opportunity to receive Reiki while in the center of the circle.  NO prior Reiki experience needed.
  • Reiki Level One training:  Sunday, November 10th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – book early; previous sessions sold out!:  Come learn the basics of Reiki and receive a Reiki Level One certification.  You will learn the history of Reiki and how to do a  Reiki treatment on yourself as well as others.  You will discover the relaxing qualities of Reiki and be supplied with an informative book to continue your Reiki experience after you complete this Level One certification.  This Reiki Level One training will be taught by Reiki Master Teacher and Moonflower Yoga owner, Nancy Weshkoff.
  • Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group:   Sunday, November 17th, 4:30 PM – 6 PM:  Come join our fun group!  Newcomers, as well as people experienced in knitting and crocheting, are welcome.  If you are new to crochet or knitting, we can offer some advice to help you get started.  Discover the meditative quality of needle arts!
  • Reiki Level One training Sunday, December 1st, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – book early; previous sessions sold out!:  Come learn the basics of Reiki and receive a Reiki Level One certification.  You will learn the history of Reiki and how to do a  Reiki treatment on yourself as well as others.  You will discover the relaxing qualities of Reiki and be supplied with an informative book to continue your Reiki experience after you complete this Level One certification.  This Reiki Level One training will be taught by Reiki Master Teacher and Moonflower Yoga owner, Nancy Weshkoff.

 

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

 

 

 

Class Descriptions:

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

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

STRESS-BUSTER SERIES (various) (B):   Check out this wonderful variety of classes designed to help you feel better through relaxation. Each week there will be a different one-hour session. Scroll to the top of this screen for further information.  Choose from a de-stressing Kundalini meditation & gong bath  with Cathi  (Aug 27 and Sept 25), an extra night of Candlelight Restorative  (Sept 3rd), or a Less Stress meditation with Cathi (September 10th), or a Relax with Reiki chair class with Nancy (September 17th).

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

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

CHAIR YOGA WITH REIKI (Lynn):   When our body and mind suffer from mental, emotional or physical discomforts often times these stressors or disease can cause energy blockages within our life force energy. When this energy is blocked, it causes an imbalance. When the energy is flowing more smoothly, we often feel better. Reiki is a healing technique wherein the practitioner can channel this energy into the body/mind system by means of light touch, to awaken and encourage the body/mind’s natural healing capabilities to help restore one to physical and emotional well-being. Leading medical institutions are now offering Reiki to their patients as an alternative therapy.   In this great class, which is done while you are seated in a chair, you will begin with slow and effective stretching for the upper body and legs, then move into mindfulness meditation, seamlessly transitioning into a relaxing Reiki treatment. Lynn, who is a Reiki Master Practitioner, will use Reiki practices such as the Reiki waterfall, or a Reiju blessing, or a traditional chair Reiki treatment on areas such as the shoulders, top of the head (where stress accumulates), heart, or knees. Come give this wonderful, relaxing class a try! (Wednesdays at 11:30 AM).

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

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

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

YIN YANG YOGA (B) (Dona Dovie):  Yin Yang yoga blends two styles of yoga in one class, bringing together the benefits of both moving yang poses and passive yin stretches.  The class begins with a yang emphasis of building energy with simplicity and ease of movement in basic beginner-level hatha yoga poses. In the yin portion of class, the focus switches to stillness and long-held postures on the ground promoting flexibility and deep release to the body’s fascia muscle.  The class ends with a traditional Shavasana (closing resting pose).  As the whole body rests, enjoy feelings of relaxation that arise as you slow down and move from noise to silence, allowing the mind and nervous system to calm and reset. Combining both Yin and Yang elements in one class provides a healthy and balanced practice for mind, body and heart.  Come give this great class a try! (alternate Wednesdays at 7:45 PM).

CHAIR YOGA STRETCH (B) (Rose):  If you have difficulty coming up/down from the floor in a regular yoga class, come give this great chair yoga class a try! This is a gentle, beginner-level yoga class where fundamental yoga poses will be done seated in a chair or with the support of a chair for those who can stand while holding a chair. Rose, who is also a yin yoga teacher, will emphasize poses for stretching your muscles. The class will also encompass poses for flexibility and strength building. For those who can stand, there will also be balance poses using a chair for support if needed. In all the poses, you will learn how to link your breath to movement. Rose will teach you some simple pranayama breathing techniques to help you relax. The class will end with several minutes of quiet solitude seated on your chair. This is a wonderful class to help you get stronger and more flexible in a gentle way while also giving you an opportunity to de-stress and relax. Please join Rose for this fabulous class! (Fridays at 11:15 AM).  See also the Chair Yoga classes on Tuesday at 11 AM, Thursday at 11:30 AM, and Wednesday at 445 PM and 6 PM.

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

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

FRIDAY STRETCH (B) (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).

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

BEGINNER STRETCH (B) (Rose) :  This class is great for those who are new to yoga, as well as for experienced students who would like to focus on their practice at a slower pace.  You will gently stretch & move through fundamental yoga postures combining breath with movement.   The class encompasses standing postures, floor stretches on the mat & poses to help improve balance.  Props are used to help support you.  You will become more flexible & gain strength! (Mon., 6 PM).

KUNDALINI (B) (Lori/Cathi)Kundalini Yoga is known for its ability to promote health, creativity & spiritual awareness, and combines physical exercise, breathing techniques, mantra (chanting) & meditation. Catering to both beginners and advanced students, Kundalini yoga strives to offer a space wherein students feel accepted & safe to embrace the greatest mission of our time…moving from the head to the heart.   (Sunday at 11:15 AM with Lori; plus a  6:15 PM class on Thursdays with Cathi.  Also try Kundalini yoga & gong bath with Cathi on a monthly basis as part of our Stress Buster series.)

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

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

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

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

CHAIR YOGA (B):  Thursday mornings at 11:30 AM with Lynn,  plus Tuesday mornings at 11 AM with Nancy, plus the 4 chair classes listed at the end of this description –   If you have difficulty moving in a regular yoga class, or if you  are an office worker looking to learn some yoga poses to do while seated at your desk to relieve muscle tension and stress, then give this gentle, beginner-level chair yoga class a try!   The class will consist of fundamental yoga poses done seated in a chair or with the support of a chair for those who can stand while holding a chair.  You will learn poses to help with flexibility, stretching & strength building.  For those who can stand, there will be balance poses using a chair for support.  In all the poses, you will be guided to link your breath to movement.  The class will end with quiet relaxation seated on your chair followed by a brief meditation.  (Tuesdays at 11 AM; Thursdays at 11:30 AM).   NOTE:  See also the “Wall and Chair Yoga: A Supported Sequence” class on Wednesdays at 445 PM, the Chair Body Stretch and Meditation class on Wednesdays at 6 PM, the Chair Yoga Stretch class with Rose on Fridays at 11:15 AM, and the Chair Yoga with Reiki on Wednesdays at 11:30 AM).

CANDLELIGHT RESTORATIVE  (B) (Nancy):  Recharge your batteries in this lovely class where several minutes are spent in a series of deep relaxation postures using bolsters, blankets & pillows.  The class is held in flickering candlelight with soft music & helps melt away your stress.  You will leave feeling restored & relaxed.   This class alternates with our Monday night Stretch Intense and Restore classes.   (alternate Mondays at 7:30 PM plus select Tuesdays at 730 PM).

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

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

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

 BEGINNER YOGA (B) (Nancy):  Beginner yoga is great for those who are new to yoga or like a more basic practice.  After a gentle warm up, you learn flowing postures combining breath & movement, and fundamental beginner poses to build strength, flexibility & balance. All classes end with a relaxation pose. (Sat. at 8:30 AM,  Sunday at 945 AM).  NOTE:  There are many beginner-level yoga classes available on the Moonflower Yoga schedule!  To see the full list of beginner-level yoga classes (not just this class), click on the FAQ tab above, and you will see a complete list of appropriate beginner-level yoga classes that you can explore.

 

 

Beginner Yoga Classes Bellmore

 

 

 

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

 

 

Join us for the next meeting of the

The Moonflower Yoga Book Club!! – OUR 50TH MEETING!

Next book discussion meeting date:  Friday, September 6th, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM (summer hours)

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:

“FROM SCRATCH: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, SICILY, AND FINDING HOME”

A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hour.

It was love at first sight when Tembi met professional chef, Saro, on a street in Florence. There was just one problem: Saro’s traditional Sicilian family did not approve of him marrying a black American woman, an actress no less. However, the couple, heartbroken but undeterred, forges on. They build a happy life in Los Angeles, with fulfilling careers, deep friendships and the love of their lives: a baby girl they adopt at birth. Eventually, they reconcile with Saro’s family just as he faces a formidable cancer that will consume all their dreams.

From Scratch chronicles three summers Tembi spends in Sicily with her daughter, Zoela, as she begins to piece together a life without her husband in his tiny hometown hamlet of farmers. Where once Tembi was estranged from Saro’s family and his origins, now she finds solace and nourishment—literally and spiritually—at her mother in law’s table. In the Sicilian countryside, she discovers the healing gifts of simple fresh food, the embrace of a close knit community, and timeless traditions and wisdom that light a path forward. All along the way she reflects on her and Saro’s incredible romance—an indelible love story that leaps off the pages.

In Sicily, it is said that every story begins with a marriage or a death—in Tembi Locke’s case, it is both. Her story is about loss, but it’s really about love found. Her story is about travel, but it’s really about finding a home. It is about food, but it’s really about chasing flavor as an act of remembrance. From Scratch is for anyone who has reached for love, fought for what matters, and needed a powerful reminder that life is…delicious.

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

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

 

 

Have fun & learn to play Mah Jongg in our

Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club!

Next meeting dates:     SATURDAY, September 7th, 2 PM – 3:30 PM, or SUNDAY, October 6th, 1:30 PM – 3 PM

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

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

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

 

 

Reiki Level One training with Nancy Weshkoff, Reiki Master Teacher

Saturday, August 24th, 1:15 PM – 5;45 PM –  SOLD OUT; wait list available or try October 20th, November 10th, or December 1st – book now – previous sessions sold out!

Saturday, September 21st, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – SOLD OUT – waiting list available or try October 20th, November 10th, or December 1st  – book now – previous sessions sold out!

Sunday, October 20th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – book early – previous sessions sold out

Sunday, November 10th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – book early – previous sessions sold out

Sunday, December 1st, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – book early – previous sessions sold out

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special Introductory Price: $150 per person.

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

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

 

 

Reiki Level 3 Master Practitioner training:

Saturday, September 28th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM

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

Become a Reiki Master!  In Reiki 3, you will further enhance your Reiki experience and upon completion reach the level of Reiki Master/Practitioner. You will learn the final 3 symbols of Reiki.  You will receive 4 more attunements, which further enhances your energy fields.   Learn a new Reiki breathing technique which is used in the attunement process, as well as a deeper understanding of Reiki’s connection to other healing modalities, and a new blessing technique to enhance your Reiki treatments.   To help you with your practice after this training session, an extensive 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.

 

 

Reiki Level Two training with Nancy Weshkoff

Saturday, October 12th, 1:15 PM – 6 PM – book early; previous sessions sold out

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Stressed?  Difficulty Sleeping? Digestion Issues?

Come Learn About Ayurveda & Your Dosha Type!

Friday, October 25th, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Presented by Nancy Weshkoff

Do you feel irritable?  Stressed? Difficulty sleeping?  Digestion problems?   Discover ways in which you can create better balance by following your body’s natural “dosha” type through the principles of Ayurveda.

Ayurveda is “the science of life” and it has been practiced successfully for thousands of years.   Each of us is born with a unique mind-body constitution known as our “dosha” type.   In this intriguing workshop, you will discover what your “dosha” is and how adapting your daily lifestyle and practices to match your natural “dosha” type can help you feel better.  You will be provided with a quiz to determine your natural dosha type & you learn what the results tell you about your true self.  Nancy will also provide you with info on recommended foods and oils best suited for your dosha type that can help you feel more balanced.

 

 

 

 

 

About Your Presenter:  This workshop is presented by Nancy Weshkoff, owner of Moonflower Yoga.   Nancy has studied basic principles of Ayurveda through her teacher training, as well as through accredited courses at the Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda. Discovering and working with her natural dosha type has helped Nancy better understand ways in which to feel better, and she welcomes an opportunity to help others learn more about this amazing science of life.

Price: $42 per person including delicious food & materials.

Register now for this fascinating workshop!  You can reserve your spot by selecting this workshop from the Schedule tab above.  Click on the workshop date, follow the simple registration and payment steps and you’re all set!

 

 

Join us for this wonderful, exclusive series!

A Gathering for Self-Realization & Meditation with Chandresh

Date:  You just missed a session!  Stay tuned as we announce the next date in this wonderful ongoing series.

 

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

Reiki Healing Circle (open to all)

Date:  Friday, November 1st, 6:30 PM – 8 PM

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

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

Book now!!    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 to crochet and knit in our fun:

Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group

Sunday, November 17th, 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.

 

 

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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