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 yoga class is for intermediate-level students with some yoga experience who would like to stretch and move a bit more deeply in their practice. New on the schedule is YOGA STRENGTHEN AND STRETCH with Samantha on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM, a wonderful way for all levels, including beginners, to start their day.   Looking for something to build your core muscles? Try PILATES STRENGTHEN AND STRETCH with Lynn on Mondays at 6 PM.  How about 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 7:30 PM, the 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 3 morning Chair Yoga classes each week: Tuesday at 11 AM, Thursday at 11:30 AM, and Friday at 11:30 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 or YOGA BASICS on Tuesdays at 5 PM.  You could also join Moonflower Yoga owner, Nancy Weshkoff, for a BEGINNER YOGA class on Saturdays at 8:30 AM or Sundays at 9:45 AM. Looking for a unique, beginner-level class with an opportunity to discover meditation? Try STRETCH AND MEDITATE 101 on Thursdays at 4:30 PM with Lynn, 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.

 

Come try our relaxing “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!

When the studio doors are reopened, we will be announcing the weekly “Stress Buster” classes.

 

 

Come learn something new and have fun in a great upcoming workshop, event or training session!

Moonflower Yoga has an amazing array of interesting workshops and events from which you choose! People from Bellmore-Merrick-Wantagh-East Meadow-Seaford and other parts of Long Island have been registering, and we hope to see you too. Below is a quick snapshot summary of these very fun activities, and you can discover more info on the “Workshops” or “Events” tabs. You can register for any of these great activities by selecting the activity that you would like to attend on the “Schedule” tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.

 

  • Help release back pain and stress in the “Breathe Into the Spine for Your Health” workshop (Theresa): Saturday, March 21st, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM:  POSTPONED – stay tuned – a new date will be announced soon for this sold-out workshop:  Join us for the debut of this great workshop which combines movement, mantra (chanting), meditation, and Reiki with postures to help relax the nervous system.  Click on the “Workshops” tab for wait list info
  • Spring Cooking with Bob! Learn Vegan and Gluten-Free Cooking Ideas: Sunday, March 29th, 2 PM – 4 PM – postponed – a new date will be announced soon: Come discover great, healthy cooking ideas with live cooking demo and lots of food samples. You’ll love this delicious & fun workshop!
  • Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep and Deep Meditation) with Jackie Lee: Postponed – stay tuned for a new date: Friday, April 3rd, 7 PM – 8 PM:  Feeling stressed? Join Jackie Lee for this relaxing evening! Yoga Nidra, known as yogic sleep, is a deep meditation used to promote physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. You will relax on the ground with props to support you as you are led through a deep guided meditation.  You can also set your Sankalpa (heart-felt intention) for April.  Book early as space is very limited.
  • Chakra Spring Cleanse & Energy Bracelet Workshop with Lynn Pieroni: Saturday, April 4th, 2-4 PM – Postponed – a new date will be announced soon: Chakras are energy gateways in your body.  They help to deliver life force energy to our body & it is vital to keep the chakras flowing to maintain good health.  Come learn about the importance of the chakras PLUS make a lovely chakra energy bracelet.  Lynn will also lead you in a guided chakra meditation to help you engage with your chakras.  Join us for this wonderful, NEW workshop!  Click on the “Workshops” tab for further info & to see a picture of the bracelet.
  • Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club: Sunday, April 5th, 1:30 PM – 3 PM: Postponed – try May 3rd.
  • Moonflower Yoga Canasta Club: Stay tuned; a new date will be announced soon:  Come join us for the fun game of Canasta!  Newcomers, as well as experienced players willing to work with newcomers, are welcome.
  • Reiki Level 3/Master Practitioner training:  Saturday, April 18th, 1:15 PM – 6:15 PM: Take your Reiki training to the Master level!  This training is open to those who successfully completed Reiki Levels one and two.  You will learn the remaining symbols of Reiki, including the master symbol, and receive 4 additional attunements to complete the attunement process.   Also discover the ways in which Reiki connects with other healing modalities, as well as an additional way of offering Reiki to others.
  • Moonflower Yoga Book Club: Sunday, April 19th, 4:30 PM – 6 PM: Take a journey with a great book while having fun and making new friends! For our next meeting, we will be reading “THIS TENDER LAND” by William Kent Krueger.   All are welcome to read this book and join us. Click on the “Clubs” tab above for more info on the book.
  • Healing Through Loving Kindness Meditation with Bhante Sujatha: Tuesday, April 21st, 7 – 9 PM – SOLD OUT – wait list available; see the “Workshop” tab for info: Connect with your natural healing power with the gentle guidance of Bhante Sujatha, a 40+ year Buddhist monk and Abbot of the Blue Lotus Temple. Learn how to reduce your stress, anxiety, and worry, gain a sense of empowerment over challenging issues in your life, as well as your life’s purpose, and discover how to awaken to the blessings of the present moment.
  • Reiki Level One training: Sunday, April 26th, 1:15 PM – 6:15 PM – SOLD OUT – try May 31st: 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.
  • Mandala Pendant Necklace workshop with Carol Procopio: Saturday, May 2nd, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM – filling up quickly; book now as Carol’s previous workshops sold out : Honor a special woman in your universe by making a beautiful gemstone mandala pendant necklace. Give it as a gift on Mother’s Day or wear it yourself as a statement of finding harmony in your universe!  The price of this workshop includes all materials to make your lovely necklace.  Click on the “Workshops” tab for additional info and to see a picture of the necklace you will make.  Book early!  Carol’s previous jewelry workshops have sold out.
  • Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club: Sunday, May 3rd, 1:30 PM – 3 PM: Learn the fun game of Mah Jongg! Newcomers, as well as experienced players willing to work with newcomers, are welcome.
  • Reiki Level Two training: Sunday, May 17th, 1:15 PM – 6:15 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, May 31st, 1:15 PM – 6:15 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.
  • A Gathering for Self-Realization and Meditation with Chandresh (an EXCLUSIVE series for Moonflower Yoga!): A new date will be announced soon – watch this space! 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.

 

 

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.

YOGA STRENGTHEN AND STRETCH (Samantha) (NEW!): Join this morning yoga class with Samantha and leave feeling grounded and open to whatever the day will bring! Samantha will guide you through traditional yoga postures, which will help you stretch your muscles, improve your balance, and strengthen your body.  The class will consist of both seated and standing postures, with props available to assist you in alignment and balance. The class will end with several minutes of quiet relaxation on the ground to help you prepare for the fabulous day ahead. All levels of practice, including beginners, are welcome to attend this empowering yoga class.  Come give it a try! (Tuesdays at 9:30 AM)

WEEKEND BEGINNER STRETCH (Vicky) (Featured class!) : Join Vicky 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).

FRIDAY STRETCH (B) (Jeannine) : 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).

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) (Melinda for the month of March): 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 7:30 PM).

SLOW FLOW AND SINGING BOWLS (Jessica) : 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. Come give this great class a try! (alternate Wednesdays at 7:30 PM).

CHAIR YOGA STRETCH (B) (Jeannine): 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. This class will emphasize poses for stretching your muscles, as well as 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. Jeannine 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. (Fridays at 11:30 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)

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).

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) (Lynn) : Are you new to yoga? Are you looking for a gentle yoga practice? Come explore this wonderful class! 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 3 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, and the Chair Yoga Stretch class with Rose on Fridays at 11:15 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.

PILATES STRENGTHEN AND STRETCH  (Lynn): The Pilates method of body conditioning is the art of strength, stretch and control. The system was developed in the 1920s by legendary physical trainer, Joseph H. Pilates, to improve flexibility, enhance posture & coordination, stabilize, and elongate the spine and establish balance & overall strength. The primary focus will be on your body’s core (abs, lower back, and the surrounding stabilizing muscles). You will practice very precise breath linked with controlled movements using specific props which Moonflower Yoga supplies – the ball, the strap and the ring. Some of the benefits of Pilates include enhanced muscle tone & energy, better circulation, improved alignment and posture, increased strength & flexibility, and better mental concentration. (Mondays at 6 PM).

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

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:

 

 

Reiki Level One training with Nancy Weshkoff, Reiki Master Teacher

Sunday, April 26th, 1:15 PM – 6:15 PM – SOLD OUT – wait list available

Sunday, May 31st, 1:15 PM – 6:15 PM – just added – book now as 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 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: $154 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.

 

 

 

Help Release Back Pain and Stress in this Great Workshop!

Breathe Into The Spine For Your Health

With Theresa Mariano Doyle

Saturday, March 21st, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM – POSTPONED – stay tuned a new date will be announced for this sold-out workshop

Join us for the launch of this great, NEW workshop! Theresa will begin with movements that support the natural shape of the spine. The class progression is slowly and consciously focused on the internal experience of the body rather than the outside appearance of the pose. These somatic movements will focus on relieving back, shoulder & neck tension through conscious intentional flowing poses.

More than just a stretching class, Theresa will be guiding you as you combine movement, mantra, meditation, and Reiki in such a way that we will re-set the nervous system.  Preventing the build-up of tension in your muscles is critical to maintaining a healthy posture. Enjoy relaxing your muscles through active movements.  You will practice spinal breathing to stimulate energy, health and a peaceful mind, the benefits are endless.

  • Brings more awareness and flexibility to the spine.
  • Brings energy out of your head and into your body resulting in clearer thinking.
  • Releases stress.
  • Improves lung capacity.
  • Opens up the heart center and circulates energy through the nervous system.
  • Allows the body to recharge and rebalance.

Happy Spines=Peaceful Sleep

Price: $42 per person which includes delicious, homemade snacks.

SOLD OUT – wait list available: This workshop is sold out. Thank you to everyone who booked a spot.  A waiting list is available.  Please 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 an reserve your spot  by selecting this activity from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.

 

 

Join us for this delicious workshop!

Spring Cooking with Bob!

Learn Vegan & Gluten-Free Cooking Ideas

Sunday, March 29th, 2 PM – 4 PM- POSTPONED – stay tuned a new date will be announced soon

Spring is a great time to make some healthy changes in your life!  Doctors all agree that adding more vegetables and whole foods to your diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.  Come and learn delicious and nutritious vegan and gluten-free options to put you on the road to better health.

In this continuing, fun workshop series, learn great cooking tips, as we share recipes and have LIVE cooking demos with audience participation encouraged!  Sample yummy food and discover new recipes.   For those with gluten allergies, you will learn great gluten-free substitutes.

About your presenter:   Bob Weshkoff is the husband of Moonflower Yoga’s owner, Nancy Weshkoff. Bob & Nancy have been vegetarians for over 40 years and vegans for the last few years.  Bob has a passion for cooking and creating interesting & delicious meals with a twist.  If you have been to a Moonflower Yoga event, then you have already sampled one of Bob’s mouthwatering desserts.

Price: $45 per person which includes the delicious food prepared during the workshop plus recipe handouts.

Book Now -Space is limited! You can reserve your spot  by selecting this activity from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.

 

 

Reduce your stress in this great, relaxing workshop!

Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep and Deep Meditation) (with Jacqueline Lee)

Friday, April 3rd, 7 PM – 8 PM – POSTPONED; stay tuned for a new date

Feeling stressed?  Come join Jackie Lee for this very relaxing evening!

Yoga Nidra – known as yogic sleep – is a deep meditation used to promote physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Through the use of several props you will be completely supported on the ground as you are led through a deep guided meditation by Jackie Lee and where you can set your Sankalpa (heart-felt intention) for the month of April.   All are welcome for this relaxing evening!

 

Price: $25 per person which includes a delicious, light, homemade vegan snack after the workshop.

Book Now -Space is limited! You can reserve your spot  by selecting this workshop from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.

 

 

Chakra Spring Cleanse & Energy Bracelet Workshop

with Lynn Pieroni

Saturday, April 4th, 2 PM – 4 PM – Postponed –  a new date will be announced soon

 

So you’ve heard the word “chakra” and you know you have them but do you really know what they are and what they do?

Chakras are the doorways into our energy bodies. They run from the base of the spine to the crown of the head and can be thought of as vortexes that both receive energy and radiate energy — acting as filters for what we take in and what we send out. The seven main energy wheels distribute life force to our body-mind-spirit systems. Our chakras correspond to our senses, physical organs, nervous systems, endocrine systems, and even to our past karmic relationships. Under stress they become either deficient or excessive, thereby spinning our energy out of sync. These disturbances affect us physically, mentally, emotionally as well as with our interactions with the world around us.

Wow! Do chakras really do all that – both inside me and outside me?

Yes! Our chakras determine and influence the way we perceive life itself!

We will first begin this workshop with discussion of these seven main chakras and their respective correspondences to symbol, element, sense, color, sound, frequency, organ, gland, crystal, scent, yoga posture, food, color, and spiritual property.

We will then create our own personal Seven-Level Chakra Energy Bracelet using crystal druse color beads or yantra cabochons and antique-tone silver or bronze finishings. Each participant will be provided with all of the materials needed to create the bracelet.

Finally, we will conclude our afternoon with a color therapy chakra meditation using recitation (mantra) and hand placement (mudra) to detox, reboot and purify each of the seven main chakras — healing the disease of disconnect, lifting our ignorance, revealing truth about ourselves and awakening our harmonious inner peace.

Price;  $60 per person which includes materials for your chakra bracelet and delicious homemade vegan snacks.

SOLD OUT ; wait list available:     A wait list is available.  Send an email with your name and cell phone number to moonfloweryoga@optimum.net.   We will get in touch with you should an opening arise.

 

 

Have fun & learn to play Mah Jongg in our

Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club!

Next meeting date: Sunday, May 3rd, 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 2020 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.

 

 

Join us for the next meeting of the

The Moonflower Yoga Book Club!!

Next book discussion meeting date: SUNDAY, April 19th, 4:30 PM – 6 PM – online meeting

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:

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

For fans of Before We Were Yours and Where the Crawdads Sing, a magnificent novel about four orphans on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression, from the New York Times bestselling author of Ordinary Grace.

1932, Minnesota—the Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to an orphan named Odie O’Banion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent’s wrath. Forced to flee, he and his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own.

Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphans will journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. With the feel of a modern classic, This Tender Land is an en­thralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.

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

 

 

 

Healing Through Loving Kindness Workshop

with Bhante Sujatha

Tuesday, April  21st, 7 PM – 9 PM –  SOLD OUT – wait list available!

Connect with your natural healing power with the gentle guidance of Bhante Sujatha. This 2-hour workshop has been life-changing for many of its participants, regardless of religious background. The teaching is centered around the cultivation of self-love, for without healthy self-love, you cannot be fully present to love anyone or anything else.

 

  • Lecture: “What Is Loving-Kindness?”
  • Learning the practice of Loving-Kindness
  • A profound blessing of healing energy with each individual

 Benefits of this beautiful workshop are:

  • Reduced stress, anxiety, worry and depression
  • Healing and enhancing relationships with others
  • Gaining a sense of empowerment over challenging issues in your life
  • Insights into your life purpose
  • Awakening to the blessings of the present moment
  • Attaining unshakable inner peace

About Bhante: Bhante Sujatha, originally from Sri Lanka, is the Abbot of the Blue Lotus Temple. A 40+ year Buddhist Monk and longtime practitioner of meditation, he has dedicated his life to adding more love in the world.  Bhante teaches loving-kindness meditation to people around the globe for all those seeking the art of happiness and contentment.  His approach to meditation is deep and simple, bringing core Buddhist teachings to everyone in a way that is practical and easy to understand. Bhante believes his purpose is not only to teach meditation, but also, “teaching people how to be happy.” A joyful, radiant, funny and wildly energetic monk, Bhante will help you obtain peace that can only be found in deep silence.  Time with Bhante will make you fall in love with your life all over again. Join him for these 2 hour workshops. He shares his own spiritual journey and teaches simple and effective ways for you to live the fullest and most meaningful life possible.

Price;  $35 per person.    A portion of the proceeds go to Bhante’s “Mothers & Incubator Project” in Sri Lanka.  Bhante will have copies of his books & other materials available for purchase directly from him after the workshop.

SOLD OUT – wait list available: This workshop is sold out. Thank you to everyone who booked a spot.  A waiting list is available.  Please 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 arise.

 

 

Have fun & learn to play canasta in our NEW

Moonflower Yoga Canasta Club!

Date:   You just missed a session; stay tuned as a new date will be announced shortly

Come learn something new and have fun when you join us for our NEW Moonflower Yoga Canasta Club!

Canasta is a great card game where players try to form “melds” of certain cards.  Each card is awarded a points value, which is noted on the card.  It has some similarities to rummy.  Experienced Canasta players will be at the studio to help us with the basic rules of Canasta, and we will play a couple of hands to practice the basic game play.  You do not need to bring any Canasta supplies, as Moonflower Yoga will provide these for the initial game.    This is a great way to have fun, learn something different, and meet new people!  Yummy homemade dessert will also be served and is included in the price.

 Fee to cover costs:         $10 per person

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

 

 

Mandala Pendant Necklace workshop

with Carol Procopio

Saturday, May 2nd, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM – filling up quickly; book early as Carol’s previous workshops sold out.

Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning “circle”’  Mandala designs are concentric in nature and they represent unity and harmony. In Hindu and Buddhist cultures, Mandalas are believed to represent the universe.

Honor a special woman in your universe by making a gemstone mandala pendant necklace. Give it as a gift on Mother’s Day or wear it yourself as a statement of finding harmony in your universe.

Join Carol Procopio at Moonflower Yoga in learning to string a necklace from gemstones, including an enameled brass pendant, grounding and protective golden obsidian, red garnet representing strength, loyalty and faith and rose quartz representing harmony and love.  Keep this for yourself or give this to someone as a very special gift.   It makes a wonderful Mother’s Day gift!

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

Price: $75.00 per person which includes all materials and delicious vegan snacks & beverages.

Book Now -Space is limited! You can reserve your spot  by selecting this activity from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.

 

 

Reiki Level Two training with Nancy Weshkoff

Sunday, May 17th, 1:15 PM – 6:15 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: $179 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.

 

 

Join us for this wonderful, exclusive series!

A Gathering for Self-Realization & Meditation with Chandresh

Date: You just missed a session. Stay tuned as a new date will be announced shortly.

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.

 

 

 

 

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!

CORPORATE YOGA AND OFF-SITE GROUP CLASSES

We are available for local 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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