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

Descriptions

 

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

 

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

Are you new to yoga?  Click on the “FAQ” tab above on the far right side, and you’ll see a complete list of the great BEGINNER YOGA classes that you can try at Moonflower Yoga.   We have yoga classes on the schedule each day of the week which would be suitable for beginners.   Scroll down to the Class Descriptions section below for further info on these and other great yoga classes.

 

Feeling stressed? Check out our  “Stress-Buster” series of classes  (Tuesdays at 7:30 PM):

Life has many challenges that create stress.   Stress is harmful and leads to conditions such as heart disease,  high blood pressure, and more.  Reducing your stress can lower your disease risk.   This series of classes on Tuesday nights are designed to help you reduce your stress and feel better.   You’ll love this great variety of interesting  and calming classes!

 

Here is the October schedule  for our Stress-Buster series:

  • IET/Angel Healing with Chris: October 17th: Discover the healing angels and how they can bring you inner peace!  During these fabulous classes, Chris will cover 1 or 2 of the 9 healing angels. Learn the special healing gifts that each angel brings.  Chris will teach you how to call upon the healing angels with a special prayer of invitation and how to use an angelic heart link to connect with the angel’s energy. You will learn the special healing gifts that each angel brings & invite each of the healing angels to support you in your physical, emotional, mental & spiritual journey. This lovely class can bring a profound sense of peace & calm.
  • Yin and Restore with Theresa: October 24th:   Yin Yoga is a more meditative approach to yoga. While most yoga classes focus on shorter held poses to stretch the muscles and heat the body (Yang Yoga), the hallmark of Yin Yoga is the slow paced, deeply held sequence of poses that are precisely timed for 3 to 5 minutes. This enables the body enough time to relax into the postures safely. Most postures are on the floor using the support of props (blankets and bolsters) or the wall, so there is no need to worry about holding a standing pose! Yin Yoga focuses on the connective tissues, tendons, fascia and ligaments with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Bolsters, blocks, blankets as well as other props will be available for your comfort during your practice. Yin yoga is a remarkable and transformative practice. We will finish class with a few meditative restorative postures that will allow complete relaxation of the body and mind. Try this class, and your body and mind will thank you.

 

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

  • Have fun Rock Painting!:  Saturday, October 21st, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM:  Come join us for a very fun afternoon – rock painting! We supply all the materials you need.  Make a beautiful painted rock for yourself or as a gift.  Very relaxing!
  • Moonflower Yoga Book Club: Sunday,  October 22nd, 430 PM – 6  PM:  Take a journey with us as you read a great book while making new friends!  Our next book selection is THE ALMOST SISTERS.   All are welcome to read this book and join us.  Click on the Events tab for more info.
  • Feeling stressed?  Digestion issues? Can’t sleep?  Discover your dosha type and the principles of Ayurveda to help you feel better with Nancy:  Friday, October 27th, 7-9 PM:  If you are feeling stressed, have digestive problems or can’t sleep, you may find that following your natural-born “dosha” type and following the time-tested principles of Ayurveda could help you.  Moonflower Yoga, Nancy, explains how this works and you will take a test to see what your dosha is.  We provide lots of take-home materials so you can explore this further after the workshop.   Fascinating!
  • Reiki Level Two training with Connie:  Sunday, October 29th, 1 PM – 5:30 PM:  Further explore Reiki in this Reiki Level Two training, open to anyone who successfully completed Reiki Level One.  Learn the first 3 symbols of Reiki including the distance symbol to send healing energy to someone who is not in the same room as you. This training session is SOLD OUT!!!   A new date has just been added for January; book now for January!
  • Gallery Reading with psychic medium Joseph Perreta:  Friday, November 3rd, 7-9 PM: Receive readings from crossed-over loved ones.  Fascinating!  SOLD OUT!  A wait list is available.  Send your name and phone number  by email to [email protected] and we will contact you if a space becomes open.  Thank you.
  • Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club:   Saturday, November 4th (2 PM – 3:30 PM):  Fun afternoon!  We are looking for experienced members who can teach newcomers, as well as new students who would like to learn.   Click on the “Events” tab above for more info.
  • Reiki Master/Practitioner Level Three training with Connie:  Saturday, November 11th, 1 PM – 6 PM:  Take your Reiki training to the Master level!  Those who successfully completed Levels One and Two are eligible for this Master training.  Receive 4 additional attunements to enhance your vibrational energy and learn 3 more symbols.  You’ll feel amazing!
  • Make Your Own mala bead necklace (Jessica and Adria):    Sunday, November 19th, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM:  Mala bead necklaces consist of 108 crystals/precious materials that are used for a meditation tool or jewelry.   You will make your own beautiful necklace in this fun workshop.  We supply all the materials including the 108 crystals/precious materials.  Space is limited – book early!
  • Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group:  Sunday, November 19th, 4:30 PM – 6 PM:  Come join our fun group and learn how to do basic crocheting and knitting!  Newcomers, as well as people experienced in knitting & crochet, are welcome.  Discover the meditative quality of needle arts!
  • Crystals workshop with crystals meditation (Connie):  Friday, November 17th, 7-9 PM:  Amethyst, citrine, quartz & more! Have you held these beautiful stones in your hand & felt an energy? Come learn how to use crystals & receive a FREE basic crystal stone.  The workshop includes a crystal meditation.  Crystals will be available for sale.
  • Reiki Level One training with Connie:  Saturday, December 2nd, 1-5 PM: Come learn the basics of Reiki and receive a Reiki Level One certification.  Discover the healing energies of Reiki and why leading medical institutions now offer Reiki as an alternative therapy.
  • Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg:   Sunday, December 3rd (2 PM – 3:30 PM):  Fun afternoon!  We are looking for experienced members who can teach newcomers, as well as new students who would like to learn.   Click on the “Events” tab above for more info.
  • Women’s Gathering (Reading of BENDING TO BEAUTY with author Dian Zirilli Mares)  Saturday, December 9th, 1:30 PM – 3 PM:  Join us for this intriguing NEW series of meetings and discussions on topics of interest to women.  In this newest chapter, author Dian Zirilli Mares will read from her book BENDING TO BEAUTY which takes us on a woman’s journey through the joys and pains so many women share. Fascinating!
  • Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group:  Sunday, December 10th, 4:30 PM – 6 PM:  Come join our fun group and learn how to do basic crocheting and knitting!  Newcomers, as well as people experienced in knitting & crochet, are welcome.  Discover the meditative quality of needle arts!
  • Goal setting and vision board workshop (Nancy and Chris)  Sunday, January 7th, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Start your new year in a positive way!  Learn how to make YOUR dreams come true in this interesting workshop.  After a goal-setting exercise, you will have fun creating a vision board to capture your goal.  We supply all materials.  Great way to begin the year.
  • The Wisdom of Dreams workshop (Liza Johnson)  Friday, January 12th, 7 PM – 830 PM:  Author Liza Johnson brings us an intriguing evening! You will be introduced to a method of understanding the language of dreams and how to interpret them. You will have an opportunity to share a dream and learn from others.  Fascinating night you’ll want to catch!
  • Reiki Level Two training with Connie:  Saturday, January 20th, 1 PM – 5:30 PM:  Further explore Reiki in this Reiki Level Two training, open to anyone who successfully completed Reiki Level One.  Learn the first 3 symbols of Reiki including the distance symbol to send healing energy to someone who is not in the same room as you.

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

 

 

 

Class Descriptions:

STRESS-BUSTER SERIES (various) :   Check out this wonderful variety of classes designed to help you feel better through relaxation. Each week there will be a different one-hour session. Scroll to the top of this screen for further information.  For the remainder of October, choose from a mesmerizing a lovely Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) – Angel Healing class with Chris  (October 17th) or try our Yin and Restore class with Theresa (October 24th)-see the fuller description below.   (Tuesdays at 7:30 PM).

YIN AND RESTORE (Theresa):   Yin Yoga is a more meditative approach to yoga. While most yoga classes focus on shorter held poses to stretch the muscles and heat the body (Yang Yoga), the hallmark of Yin Yoga is the slow paced, deeply held sequence of poses that are precisely timed for 3 to 5 minutes. This enables the body enough time to relax into the postures safely. Most postures are on the floor using the support of props (blankets and bolsters) or the wall, so there is no need to worry about holding a standing pose! Yin Yoga focuses on the connective tissues, tendons, fascia and ligaments with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Bolsters, blocks, blankets as well as other props will be available for your comfort during your practice. Yin yoga is a remarkable and transformative practice. We will finish class with a few meditative restorative postures that will allow complete relaxation of the body and mind. Try this class, and your body and mind will thank you. (select Tuesday evenings at 730 PM as part of our Stress-Buster series:  October 24th).

CHAIR YOGA:  Thursday mornings at 11:30 AM with Lynn, Wed at 5 PM with Lynn plus Tuesday mornings at 11 AM with Nancy, –   If you have difficulty moving in a regular yoga class, or if you  are an office worker looking to learn some yoga poses to do while seated at your desk to relieve muscle tension and stress, then give this gentle, beginner-level chair yoga class a try!   The class will consist of fundamental yoga poses done seated in a chair or with the support of a chair for those who can stand while holding a chair.  You will learn poses to help with flexibility, stretching & strength building.  For those who can stand, there will be balance poses using a chair for support.  In all the poses, you will be guided to link your breath to movement.  The class will end with quiet relaxation seated on your chair followed by a brief meditation.  (Tuesdays at 11 AM; Thursdays at 11:30 AM; and Thurs at 5 PM).

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

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

BEGINNER YOGA FUNDAMENTALS (Theresa): Are you new to yoga?  Are you looking for a gentle yoga practice?  Come explore this wonderful class with Theresa Mariano Doyle!  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.  Theresa will also teach you how to link your breath to movement which will help you with your practice.  The class will end with several minutes of quiet relaxation reclining on the ground to reduce your stress.   Come give this fabulous class a try! (Mondays at 430 PM).

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

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

REJUVENATE AND STRETCH (Theresa):  Have a fabulous start to your day with this wonderful class with Theresa!  The class will encompass a lovely flow 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. The class will end with several minutes of quiet rest as you recline on your mat enjoying soft music and diffused essential oils.  It is a fabulous way to begin your day, and you’ll feel amazing and ready for the day ahead! (Wednesdays at 9:30 AM.)

INHALE, EXHALE, STRETCH! (Lynn):  Looking for a great, late morning class during the weekday?  Come try this terrific, new class with Lynn – perfect for all fitness levels including beginners!   Based upon the general aspects of HATHA yoga, this class will link the key elements of postures and breath in a graceful yet powerful practice.  You will begin with breath work (pranayama) then move through various standing and sitting postures (asanas) precisely aligning breath with movement and attending to anatomical detail.   You will also build up to gentle vinyasa as the means to reset the spine, the breath and the mind as a transition to flow from one stretch to the next. All poses will be offered with modifications and variations so that everyone – regardless of limitations or degree of experience – can experience their highly effective benefits. The mindful linking of gentle stretching with breathing can lead the student on a personal journey inward, thereby allowing ones’ deepest presence to be felt in a powerful mind and body relationship. Practiced with devotion, this expression of “inhale, exhale, stretch” ultimately leads one to “freedom within the heart”, allowing the light of wisdom, kindness and peace within oneself to emerge. (Wednesdays at 10:45 AM).

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

FRIDAY STRETCH (Theresa)Looking for a great, late morning, beginner yoga class on Fridays to release stress from the week and get you ready for a fabulous weekend?  Come try Friday Stretch – perfect for all fitness levels!   This wonderful class will include great stretching poses to help you increase your flexibility.   There will be standing postures to increase your strength, as well as improve your balance.  Theresa will include some light Vinyasa flow in the class to help you build energy and burn calories.   Props, including blocks, straps, bolsters, and blankets, are available to support you during your practice.  The class will end with a lovely restorative pose to help you further relax.  You’ll love this fun class and have a great start to your weekend! (Friday mornings at 10 AM).

KUNDALINI (Lori):   Kundalini Yoga is known for its ability to promote health, creativity & spiritual awareness, and combines physical exercise, breathing techniques, mantra & meditation. Catering to both beginners and advanced students, Kundalini yoga strives to offer a space wherein students feel accepted & safe to embrace the greatest mission of our time…moving from the head to the heart.   (Sunday at 11:15 AM, Thursday at 5 PM, Thursday at 6:15 PM).

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNWIND AND RELAX (Nancy):    This class begins with some gentle stretches and moves into light flowing postures to release muscle tension and stress from the day.    The latter portion of the class consists of deeply-relaxing restorative poses in flickering candlelight where you will unwind on cushioned bolsters.   You’ll feel relaxed and ready for a good night’s sleep.    (Thurs at 745 PM).

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

MOVE AND STRETCH (Jessica):    Come try this energetic class for students with Vinyasa flow experience!  You will be led through a flowing sequence of poses to build energy and strength while you burn calories.  The class will also encompass standing and seated postures to gain more flexibility and balance.  The class ends with a restorative pose to leave you refreshed and the mesmerizing sound of Jessica’s singing bowls.  (Tuesday at 6:15 PM).

 BEGINNER YOGA (Nancy):  Beginner yoga is great for those who are new to yoga or like a more basic practice.  After a gentle warm up, you learn flowing postures combining breath & movement, and fundamental beginner poses to build strength, flexibility & balance. All classes end with a relaxation pose. (Sat. at 8:30 AM,  Sunday at 10 AM).  NOTE:  There are many beginner-level yoga classes available on the Moonflower Yoga schedule!  To see the full list of beginner-level yoga classes (not just this class), click on the FAQ tab above, and you will see a complete list of appropriate beginner-level yoga classes that you can explore.

 

 

Beginner Yoga Classes Bellmore

 

 

 

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

Have fun & learn to play Mah Jongg in our

Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club!

Next meeting date:  Saturday, November 4th,  2 PM – 3:30 PM, and SUNDAY, December 4th, 2 PM – 3:30 PM

Come join us for our fun Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club! We are looking for experienced Mah Jongg players who are willing to teach newcomers, as well as new players who would like to learn how to play.  Each person must bring their own 2017 National Mah Jongg Card (larger size preferable) which is available in stores or online for less than $10.    This is a great way to have fun, learn something different, and meet new people!   Yummy homemade dessert will be served.

Donation Fee to cover costs:  $10 per event date

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

 

 

The Moonflower Yoga Book Club!!

Come join us for the next meeting of our fun Moonflower Yoga Book Club!   Each 4-6 weeks, the club meets to discuss the book selection from the previous meeting and selects the next book to read.  It is a great way to meet interesting people, form new friendships, and have some lively conversations.  Delicious homemade goodies are served.  All are welcome to read the current book selection and join us!  For our next meeting, we will be discussing:

The Almost Sisters

By Joshilyn Jackson –  352 pages

With empathy, grace, humor, and piercing insight, the author of gods in Alabama pens a powerful, emotionally resonant novel of the South that confronts the truth about privilege, family, and the distinctions between perception and reality – the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who we really are.

Superheroes have always been Leia Birch Briggs’ weakness. One tequila-soaked night at a comics convention, the usually level-headed graphic novelist is swept off her bar stool by a handsome and anonymous Batman.  It turns out the caped crusader has left her with more than just a nice, fuzzy memory. She’s having a baby boy – an unexpected but not unhappy development in the thirty-eight year-old’s life. But before Leia can break the news of her impending single-motherhood (including the fact that her baby is biracial) to her conventional, Southern family, her step-sister Rachel’s marriage implodes. Worse, she learns her beloved ninety-year-old grandmother, Birchie, is losing her mind, and she’s been hiding her dementia with the help of Wattie, her best friend since girlhood.

Leia returns to Alabama to put her grandmother’s affairs in order, clean out the big Victorian that has been in the Birch family for generations, and tell her family that she’s pregnant. Yet just when Leia thinks she’s got it all under control, she learns that illness is not the only thing Birchie’s been hiding. Tucked in the attic is a dangerous secret with roots that reach all the way back to the Civil War. Its exposure threatens the family’s freedom and future, and it will change everything about how Leia sees herself and her sister, her son and his missing father, and the world she thinks she knows.

Next meeting date:   Sunday,  October 22nd, 4:30 PM – 6 PM

Fee: $10 to cover costs.

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

 

 

Let your creative juices flow in this fun workshop!

Rock Painting!

Saturday, October 21st, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Come and try something fun – rock painting!   Rock painting can be very meditative & a great way to relax.   We will show you how to do this & supply all the materials you need including the rocks, paints, brushes, etc.  We will also give you some ideas of designs to consider or you can paint freely anything that you like.  The rocks can be used for decorative or meditative purposes.  You could also give a hand-painted rock to a friend or someone in need.   It is a fun way to spend an afternoon!

Delicious homemade food will be served which you can enjoy while rock painting.

Price: $40 per person which includes supplies and yummy food.

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

 

 

Learn about your true self and feel better!

Discover Ayurveda & Your Dosha Type (Nancy)

Friday, October 27th, 7 – 9 PM

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: $40 per person including delicious food & materials.

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

 

 

Reiki Level Two training with the Rev. Constance Barley

Sunday, October 29th, 1 PM – 5:30 PM – SOLD OUT!  Wait list available; send an email to [email protected] to be added to the wait list

Saturday, January 20th, 1 PM – 5:30 PM – JUST ADDED – book early!

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

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

There will be a break with delicious homemade snacks.

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

 

 

 

Reiki Level Three training with the Rev. Constance Barley

Date:  Saturday, November 11th, 1-6 PM

Take your Reiki training to the Master level!   This wonderful training session is available to those who successfully completed Reiki Level One and Reiki Level Two training.

In Reiki 3, you will further enhance your Reiki experience and upon completion reach the level of Reiki Master/Practitioner.  Connie will teach you 3 more symbols.  As a result of this training, your energy fields will be further enhanced, and you will receive 4 more attunements.   Connie will guide you through this next level and provide you with an extensive training manual.

There will be a food break around midway through the training with delicious homemade snacks.

Price: $195 per person for this 5-hour Master certification training.

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.

 

Crystals workshop with crystals meditation (Connie)

Friday, November 17th, 7-9 PM

Amethyst, citrine, rose quartz…have you held one of these beautiful crystal stones in your hand and felt a wonderful energy?  Crystal stones have been used for thousands of years to create positive energy.  Come and learn more about the healing properties of these and other crystal stones in our fascinating crystals workshop where you will receive an introduction to working with crystals.  Each attendant will be given a FREE basic stone with which you can work with our compliments.  This session will also include a lovely guided meditation led by Connie to help you connect and energize your crystal stone.   We will have a massage table at the workshop and Connie will show you suggested stone placements on the body for healing energy.  Join us for this interesting and fun workshop!   Delicious homemade goodies are served.  There will also be crystals for sale.

Price: $42 per person which includes a basic crystal to take home & delicious food

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

 

Create your own special Mala Beads in our fun workshop!

 (led by Jessica Saraswati and Adria Andromeda)

Sunday, November 19th, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

A mala is a string of beads used to count mantras in sets of 108 repetitions. A mantra is a word or series of words chanted aloud or silently to invoke spiritual qualities. Chanting is used as a spiritual tool in virtually every cultural and religious tradition. In the yogic tradition, a mantra is a Sanskrit word that has special powers to transform consciousness, promote healing or fulfill desires. The practice of chanting a mantra is used as a form of meditation. Sitting in a comfortable position, with the eyes closed, the mantra is repeated silently or aloud. The mind is focused on the mantra, the thoughts are let go of, and the breath is slow and deep.

In this workshop, Jessica Saraswati & Adria Andromeda will guide you to create your very own mala of 108 beads, using the precious stone of your choice. You will learn the correct way of chanting on your mala and using it as a tool for spiritual advancement in the powerful guided meditation at the conclusion of the workshop.

Keep these beautiful mala beads for yourself or give them to someone in your life as a special, handmade gift.

Price: $75 per person which includes the cost of the 108 healing crystal gemstones used to create your mala beads & delicious homemade goodies.

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

 

 

Learn to crochet and knit in our fun:

Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group

Next meeting:  Sunday, November 19th,  4:30 PM – 6:00 PM and Sunday, Dec 10th, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

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

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

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

 

 

GALLERY READING WITH PSYCHIC MEDIUM, JOE PERRETA:

Friday, October 20th, 7 – 9 PM – SOLD OUT! Wait list available (see below)

Friday, November 3rd, 7 -9 PM – SOLD OUT! Wait list available (see below)

 

sky for joes gallery readingJoe Perreta is a psychic medium who specializes in communicating with those who have crossed over.  Joe’s affinity with spirit started at a very young age, giving him a unique connection to and an intrinsic understanding of the spirit world. Joe embraced his gifts early in life to find that he is what is called a natural born medium. Since then, he has brought unique and specific healing messages to countless men and women all over Long Island and NYC.

In a gallery reading, you will be witnessing the amazing way that spirit can use a medium to heal those here in the physical world. Everyone can get messages, but that all depends on what spirit decides they need to say and to who!  Expect you will hear exactly what you need to at that moment in time. Joseph asks that you come with an open heart and mind with the expectation that you will witness the beautiful healing power of spirit communication.

Joe’s previous sessions all sold out quickly.  Reserve your spot ASAP as space is very limited to this event.

This is a unique gallery reading!  We keep these to a small size with a limited number of participants.  Unlike big settings where only a few people have an opportunity to interact with the presenter, in our gallery readings with Joe, each person has an opportunity to speak with Joe.  This is NOT a guarantee that a certain crossed-over loved one will enter the room.  However, from the past sessions, Joe has been able to deliver messages to the participants who gathered. 

Price: $70 per person which includes delicious food

Waiting list available!   If the gallery reading you would like to attend is sold out, we do keep a waiting list and will contact you if an opening becomes available.  Please send an email to [email protected] with your name and phone number, and we will contact you if a space becomes open.  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 new series will focus on a variety of different topics that are of interest to women.   They will provide an opportunity to learn something new, have fun & find support for some challenging topics.  We just had our initial meeting in October with a very informative discussion on “Understanding Medicaid”, a crucial topic to help save you and your loved ones thousands of dollars and the stress of applying for this medical assistance. Future planned topics including coping with menopause, cancer support group for patients and caregivers, dealing with elderly parents, and a satsang discussion and meditation where you learn tools to help you relax.  Here is the topic for our next meeting:

Reading of “BENDING TO BEAUTY” with author Dian Zirilli-Mares 

Saturday, December 9th, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

With readings from her book of poetry, BENDING TO BEAUTY, Dian Zirilli-Mares will take us on a woman’s journey through the joys and pains so many of us share.  The poems will frame a life from childhood memories to loves and losses, but the message underlying each is the same–that the strength of women will always triumph–and create beauty from what is left behind.

Copies of Dian’s book, BENDING TO BEAUTY, will be available for sale, and Dian can autograph your copy.

Please join us for this fascinating afternoon!

Price: $10 per person including delicious homemade snacks.

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.

 

The Wisdom of Dreams workshop (Liza Johnson)

Friday, January 12th, 7 PM – 8:30 PM

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

WAITING LIST INFO:

Our class sizes are small to provide individual attention, and we recommend that you reserve your class in advance. Most classes have a maximum booking of 6-8 students per class.    If a class is listed in solid red font on the calendar tab, the class is fully booked for the day.   If the class or workshop you wish to attend is sold out, please contact us and ask to be added to the waiting list.  Cancellations do occur, and if a spot opens up, we will reach out to you.   Please send an email to [email protected] with your name, phone number, and email address, and we will get in touch with you if an opening occurs to the waiting list for the class or workshop you are seeking.  Thank you!

 PRIVATE YOGA CLASSES

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

CORPORATE YOGA AND OFF-SITE GROUP CLASSES

We are available for corporate yoga or group yoga classes!  A Moonflower instructor can come to your nearby place of business to teach a group yoga class.   Corporate yoga in the workplace is a great way to reduce stress, relieve muscle tension from the day, and promote teamwork among the staff. Please contact us at (516) 557-2206 and let us know how we can help you.  You can also click on our “Corporate Yoga” tab above for additional info.

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