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.

And we are also offering some great fun online workshops, including interactive cooking workshops, via Zoom.  Moonflower Yoga also has some wonderful ways for you to relax in our monthly Evening of Guided Meditation with world-reknown loving kindness monk, Bhante Sujatha, as well as a monthly Yoga Nidra relaxation evening with Jackie Lee.  Our Moonflower Yoga Book Club meets on a monthly basis online, and you can take a journey with a great book and join us for FREE for a fun book discussion. The Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group where we crochet or knit together also meets online for FREE every 4-6 weeks.

Scroll down for descriptions of the current online yoga & meditation classes, as well as the upcoming online workshops and Club events.

 

Are you new to yoga?

Newcomers are always welcome at Moonflower Yoga!  We currently have 15 weekly online BEGINNER-LEVEL YOGA OR MEDITATION classes from which you can choose!    These great BEGINNER-LEVEL YOGA classes are available on a daily basis.  They are perfect for those who are just starting out or for those who enjoy a gentler yoga practice.   Just look for the “(B)” symbol next to the class title on the Schedule tab above to see if it the class you have selected is suitable for a beginner.

 

The return of in-person hybrid yoga classes under our unique Yoga Your Way! plan – The class plan to fit YOUR needs!

Last year, when the pandemic numbers had decreased, Moonflower Yoga launched a fabulous, unique program entitled “Yoga Your Way!” which permitted a limited reopening of the studio doors for in-person classes.   When the pandemic became widespread at the end of 2021, the studio doors needed to be closed once again to in-person classes.  As the pandemic numbers have decreased, we are relaunching Yoga Your Way!

Yoga Your Way! is a great plan that offers the convenience and comfort of Zoom classes, coupled with a limited reopening of the Moonflower Yoga studio for in-person classes.  It enables you to select great yoga or meditation classes based on what works best for YOU and your budget.   Here is more info:

With this new initiative, you will have many options on how you can enjoy a great yoga class, including the ability to attend select in-person classes:

  • Do you like the convenience of Zoom classes at home? Every class on the schedule is available via Zoom!  If you live out of state or away from the studio, or just feel more comfortable practicing at home in a Zoom environment, you can still attend any class on the schedule via Zoom.
  • Would you prefer a 60-minute class instead of 30 minutes? The Yoga Your Way initiative will offer some 60-minute yoga classes.
  • In a time crunch? There will also be 30-minute yoga classes on the schedule for when your time is limited.
  • Do you miss in-person classes? The studio doors have reopened for some 60-minute classes on the Moonflower Yoga schedule with a new “hybrid class” program; see further details below.

 

There are 3 new class categories under Yoga Your Way!:

  • 30-minute Zoom-only classes (great if your time is limited or you are looking for a budget-friendly option!).
  • 60-minute Zoom-only classes.
  • 60-minute “hybrid” yoga classes. In the hybrid yoga class, the class will be available via Zoom -AND – it will be available to a maximum of 4 fully-vaccinated individuals to attend in person at the Moonflower Yoga studio.  See additional info below on this in-person option.

 

Here is more info about the new “hybrid” classes with an in-person option …

The Moonflower Yoga studio room has been refitted so that it can accommodate a maximum of 4 yoga students in the physical studio room for an in-person yoga class.  Two students will be on the right side of the room; 2 students will be on the left side.  Simultaneously, this is a Zoom class so that students at home can attend using Zoom.  There is a camera in the studio room to capture the instructor of the class so that the students attending via Zoom can follow along with the instructor, just as you do currently in a Zoom class.  There is a TV in the studio room so the teacher can interact with the Zoom attendees, while simultaneously interacting with the in-person students.  Please note that if you wish to be one of the 4 people attending a hybrid class in person, there is a different pricing model and structure on how to reserve your in-person spot; scroll down for additional info or click on the “Pricing” tab.

With the implementation of the new “Yoga Your Way” class system, here is a listing of the classes on the schedule with their new class designation effective April 1, 2022:

Sunday:

  • Beginner Yoga with Nancy at 9:45 AM – 60-minute hybrid class.

Monday:

  • Relax and De-Stress with Guided Meditation with Rosanne at 7 PM – 30-minute Zoom-only class. No prior meditation experience needed!

Tuesday:

  • Morning Meditation and Movement with Jessica at 9:30 AM – 30-minute Zoom-only class.
  • Chair Yoga with Nancy at 12 noon – 60-minute hybrid class.
  • Yoga Basics at 6 PM with Rose – 30-minute Zoom-only class.
  • Move with the Moon at 7:15 PM with Jessica – 60-minute Zoom-only class.

 Wednesday:

  • Yin Yoga Stretch with Rose at 10 AM – 30-min Zoom-only class.
  • Chair Barre Basics with Lynn at 5:15 PM – 30-minute Zoom-only class.

Thursday:

  • Stretch and Flow with Nancy at 9:45 AM – 60-minute hybrid class.
  • Chair Yoga with Vicky at 12 noon – 30-minute Zoom-only class.
  • Yoga for Bone Health with Lynn at 5:15 PM – 60-minute hybrid class.
  • Slow Flow and Singing Bowls with Jessica at 7 PM – 60-minute Zoom-only class.

Friday:

  • Sacred Stretch, Strong Body yoga class at 9:30 AM with Rose – 60-minute Zoom-only class.

Saturday:

  • Saturday Stretch, Strengthen and De-Stress with Yoga & Reiki with Nancy at 930 AM – 60-minute hybrid class.

FULLER DESCRIPTIONS FOR EACH CLASS ARE LISTED BELOW.  YOU CAN ALSO DOUBLE CLICK ON A CLASS FROM THE SCHEDULE TAB ABOVE, AND A FULLER DESCRIPTION WILL POP UP.

 

Safety Protocols for the hybrid classes:

There are some safety protocols that have been implemented in an effort to protect students and teachers coming into the studio for the new hybrid classes:

  • The studio room, as well as the office/merchandise area, has been fitted with a new HEPA filtration system to keep the air clean and disinfected for those attending the new hybrid classes.
  • The instructor will be fully vaccinated.
  • The students entering the studio must be fully vaccinated and show proof of full vaccination the first time they attend a class.
  • There will be a temperature check at the door.
  • There will be a hand-sanitizing station to disinfect your hands when entering.  You will be asked to please sanitize your hands on entry.
  • The in-studio classes will be limited to 4 students who have registered in advance.  NO WALK INS!!
  • You will need to bring your own yoga props for the in-studio class and take your props home with you when you leave. This means you will need to bring your own yoga mat, yoga blanket (if desired), yoga strap (if desired) and bolster (if desired).   If you would like to purchase any of these items, Moonflower Yoga sells new props sealed in plastic including blankets, straps, blocks, and bolsters.  We also sell great yoga mats.  Yoga blocks can be provided for class use and will be cleaned with disinfecting wipes after each class use.

Additional important info for the hybrid classes and requesting an in-person spot:

The in-person spots for the hybrid yoga classes are limited to 4 fully-vaccinated individuals.   There is also an additional fee if you are attending a class in person at the studio with one of these four spots.  Please see the procedure below for reserving an in-person spot.

  • In-person entry fee package for attending a hybrid yoga class: If you wish to attend one of the hybrid classes in person, you first need to register and pay the basic hybrid class fee of $19 per class by purchasing the class from the Schedule tab above.  After you have purchased the basic registration, please send an email to moonfloweryoga@optimum.net indicating that you would prefer to attend the class in-person.  We will send you a PayPal invoice for a new supplemental hybrid class in-person package.  The hybrid class package is $25 and would cover the supplemental fee for attending any 5 hybrid classes in person at the studio ($5 per class) subject to in-person availability.

Please note that due to the studio size and to keep a comfortable distance between yoga mats, the in-studio spots are limited to 4 students per class.  If less than 4 people have requested an in-person spot for that specific class, you will be assigned one of the 4 available spots.  If more than 4 people have requested an in-person spot, the names will be put in a hat, and 4 names will be randomly selected using a lottery system the night before the class.   You will be advised by email the night before the class if your name is one of the 4 available to attend in person.  You will only be charged the supplemental fee of $5 per class if your name is confirmed as an in-person attendee.  If you are unable to attend in person, the basic fee of $19 that you paid for the 60-min class enables you to attend the class online via Zoom.

Pricing:

There will be different class pricing models depending on the type of class you select.  If your budget is limited, a 30-minute Zoom class, priced at just $12, is a great option.  You can also earn a FREE 30-minute yoga class with a monthly class purchase of $100. Click on the “Pricing” tab for more info.

 

We are excited about these new options available under the new “Yoga Your Way!” program and hope you will enjoy the various new options that you now have available for attending a great yoga or meditation class at Moonflower Yoga.  If you have any questions or need additional info, please let us know.

 

Class Descriptions:

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

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

 

MEDITATION: Join us for one of these great classes listed below:  “Relax and De-Stress with Guided Meditation”, “Morning Movement and Meditation”, “Slow Flow and Singing Bowls” and “Stretch Meditate and Relax”.  Also on a monthly basis, please join us for “An Evening of Guided Meditation with Bhante Sujatha” and “Yoga Nidra” with Jackie Lee – you’ll find info on both of these on the “Workshops” tab above or by scrolling to the bottom of this page.

Saturday Stretch, Strengthen, and De-Stress with Yoga & Reiki (Nancy) (B) (60-min HYBRID class):  Had a stressful week? Muscle tension? Start your weekend in a positive way with this great beginner-level yoga class taught by Moonflower Yoga owner and Reiki Master Teacher, Nancy! Nancy will guide you through a series of standing and seated fundamental yoga postures that will enable you to stretch tight muscles, give you better strength, and improve flexibility and balance. For the latter portion of the class, you will be reclining on the ground on your yoga mat as Nancy guides you through relaxation. As a Reiki Master Teacher, Nancy will also send you Reiki for additional de-stressing while you are reclining. It is a great way to say goodbye to the work week and get you ready for a fabulous weekend! Props recommended: In addition to your yoga mat, please have a yoga block, a small folded blanket, and a yoga strap (or substitute a bathrobe tie for the strap). A yoga bolster is great for relaxation if you have one. (Saturdays at 9:30 AM)

YOGA FOR BONE HEALTH (Lynn) (B) (60-minute hybrid yoga class):  Osteoporosis causes peri-menopausal and post-menopausal women to suffer significant bone loss.  Recent studies now confirm that consistent yoga practice can actually increase bone mineral density. This great class will concentrate on 15 keys postures (standing and seated) chosen for their particular benefit in providing the weight-bearing oppositional force crucial to help improve bone health. Some of the poses will be held for up to one minute to improve strength which helps to prevent falls (and therefore fractures). There will also be focus on stretching tight stressed muscles (which means you are less likely to fall and break something) and the building of stability and agility (so that if you do start to fall you may help to catch yourself). Join us for this great sequence of postures designed to improve your physical balance, as well as your mental balance, release tension from your day, and get you ready for a relaxing evening ahead. All levels, especially beginners, are welcome. (Thursdays at 5:15 PM).

SLOW FLOW AND SINGING BOWLS (Jessica) (B) (60-minute online class): 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! (Thursdays at 7 PM).

YIN YOGA STRETCH (Rose) (B)  (30-min online class): Looking for a great stretching class to release muscle tension?  Come try this lovely class with Rose – 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 you have in your home such as blankets, pillows, or towels to allow you to deeply relax into the posture.  If you do have a yoga strap, this is helpful.   If you do not have a yoga strap, you can substitute a bathrobe tie, an unused men’s tie, or rolled towel.  This lovely class 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! (Wednesday mornings at 10 AM).

YOGA BASICS (B) (Rose) (30-minute online class): Join us for a great online 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 6 PM).

CHAIR YOGA (B) (mixed class – see end of the 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 12 noon with Nancy for 60 minutes.  Also try Chair Yoga with Vicky on Thursdays at 12 noon which is a 30-minute online class.)

MOVE WITH THE MOON (Jessica) (B) (60-minute Zoom-only yoga class): The class will consist of a modified moon salutation.   A moon salutation helps you channel the calming and cooling energy of the moon – a great way to end your day!  You will slowly move and flow through each pose as you pay special attention to the quality of each movement.   You will harness the moon’s energy to allow you to start fresh and help you manifest things you truly want.  Some of the benefits of this great stretching class will also include: balancing internal coolness & fire, channeling creativity, reducing stress and anxiety, helping to relieve sciatic nerve pain, and getting you ready for a good, peaceful night’s sleep.   Come join us for this great online yoga class offered at Moonflower Yoga via Zoom! (Tuesdays at 715 PM).

MORNING MOVEMENT AND MEDITATION (Jessica) (B) (30-minute online class):   Join Jessica for the return of this great class that she created for Moonflower Yoga!   Begin your day with peace, mindfulness and bliss! This gentle yoga class begins with a moving meditation which allows you to balance the body, calm the mind and awaken your spirit. Slowly stretch tight muscles, loosen stiff joints, relieve stress, increase flexibility and cultivate balance. Each posture is entered into with deep reverence and awareness, all while being mindful of the breath in this soft restorative yoga flow class. Experience the soothing sounds of Tibetan singing bowls woven into this gentle sequence. The latter portion of the class will consist of relaxation and a brief seated meditation to bring you a sense of inner peace and get you ready for a great day ahead! (Tuesday mornings at 930 AM).

CHAIR BARRE BASICS (B) (Lynn) (3o-minute online class): Join us for a lower body practice inspired by the principles of yoga, Pilates and ballet to lift, stretch, strengthen, sculpt, and tone. This class is designed to increase your stamina, awaken weak muscles, decrease stress and restore balance to your body/mind. Using only your own body resistance and the aid of a simple chair, the class will use a sequence of low-impact movements to correct posture, improve alignment and find extension of form. The class begins with simple seated stretches, moves into standing exercises, and ends with a brief seated cool down meditation. Together, by stretching and strengthening, breathing and balancing, you can target and tone your way to discover the transformative and empowering effects of “contrology”: the complete coordination of the body, mind, and spirit. Come give this great class a try! (Wed, 5:15 PM).

RELAX AND DE-STRESS WITH GUIDED MEDITATION (with Rosanne) (B) (30-minute online class): Come explore the wonders of meditation! Doctors all recommend meditation as a tool to help you relax, de-stress, and allow you to feel better. Meditation is available to everyone.  You will be led into a guided meditation in this lovely class which you can do from your living room while seated in a chair, or sitting on the ground, or reclining on the floor of your home, whichever is most comfortable for you. If you are doing this from the floor, you may want to have a blanket or towel nearby to use as a prop to support your body. NO previous meditation experience is needed to join us. All are welcome. (Mondays at 7 PM).

STRETCH AND FLOW (Nancy) (B) ( 60-minute hybrid yoga class): Stretch and Flow is a great 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 some quiet relaxation postures on the ground.  You’ll feel great and ready for your day!  If you have a yoga strap, please have this available for the class.  If you do not have a yoga strap, a bathrobe tie, or an unused men’s tie, or a large, rolled towel could be substituted.  It is recommended you have a folded blanket available as well.   (Thursdays at 945 AM.)

SACRED STRETCH, STRONG BODY (Rose) (B) (60-min online class): Join Rose for this lovely “Sacred Stretch, Strong Body” class as you end the work week and get ready for a relaxing weekend.   The class will concentrate on a specific sequence of poses to help you focus your mind, increase strength, and improve core stability.  With the help of breathing techniques, you will do deep stretching poses, which will enable you to relax the muscles of the legs, lower back, abdominals, and hips.  The class will end with restorative yoga postures so that you can completely relax your body while also calming the mind.   It is a lovely way to begin the weekend!   Recommended props:  a yoga mat, a yoga block, a yoga strap (or substitute a bathrobe tie), a yoga bolster (or substitute 2 firm, rectangular pillows). (Fridays at 930 AM).

BEGINNER YOGA (B) (Nancy) (60-minute hybrid class): 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.  If you have a yoga strap, please have this available for the class.  If you do not have a yoga strap, a bathrobe tie, or an unused men’s tie, or a large, rolled towel could be substituted.  It is recommended you have a folded blanket available.  (Sundays 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 or look for the “(B)” symbol next to the class title in the class descriptions above.

 

 

Beginner Yoga Classes Bellmore

 

Below is info on our upcoming workshops and Club events:

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 listing of these very fun activities, and 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.   Once the coronavirus situation is behind us, there will be additional activities added to the schedule – stay tuned!

 

 

Evening of  Guided Meditation and Peacefulness with Bhante Sujatha!

Next date: Wednesday, December 8th, 7:15 PM  8:15 PM

Add some peacefulness and loving kindness to your life! Moonflower Yoga is happy to offer these fabulous guided meditations led by Bhante Sujatha.  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. A joyful, radiant, funny and wildly energetic monk, Bhante will help you obtain peace that can only be found in deep silence.  Join Bhante in this lovely, guided meditation offered via Zoom and add some loving kindness and peacefulness to your life.   NO prior meditation experience is needed and can be comfortably and safely done from the warmth of your home thru Zoom.

About Bhante: Bhante Sujatha is a 30+ year Buddhist Monk, and he is singularly focused on adding more love in the world.  Bhante is originally from Sri Lanka and is the head monk / abbot of the Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center in Woodstock, IL.  He offers workshops and events worldwide.

Price: $25 per person.    A portion of your proceeds go to Bhante’s “Mothers & Incubator Project” in Sri Lanka.

Book Now! You can register for this activity by clicking on the “Schedule” tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.  Approximately 2-3 days before the event, you will receive a separate Zoom invitation email with the Zoom info you will need to join us.

 

 

Reduce your stress in this lovely, relaxing workshop offered online via Zoom!

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

Next date:   Wednesday, November 30th, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM; also available Wednesday, December 28th, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Feeling stressed?  Come join Jackie for this very relaxing evening from the safety and comfort of your living room or bedroom!

Yoga Nidra – known as yogic sleep – is a deep meditation used to promote physical, mental and emotional relaxation.  You will be completely supported in a reclining position as you are led through a deep guided meditation by Jackie Lee and where you can set your Sankalpa (heart-felt intention).  You can do this grounding and de-stressing workshop while reclining in bed, or on your couch, or on the floor of a quiet room in your home.  NO previous yoga or meditation experience needed and all are welcome.   Please have a folded blanket, towel, or pillow handy.  An eye pillow or folded washcloth is also nice to have on hand.  If you have a favorite essential  oil, such as lavender, you may wish to have this nearby as well.   All are welcome for this relaxing evening!

Price: $22 per person, per date

Book Now! You need to register in advance for this workshop.  You can reserve your spot by selecting this workshop from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.   One-two days before the workshop, all PAID participants will receive an email with a Zoom invitation link to join the workshop, as well as instructions on working with Zoom if you are new to Zoom.   If you do not have a Zoom account, you need to download the FREE Zoom app on your phone, tablet, or computer in order to attend this workshop.

In the Kitchen with Bob! (a fun interactive workshop)

Next date:  Sunday, December 11th, 4:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Cook along with us LIVE and prepare 2 great plant-based, vegan, gluten-free meals.   All are welcome!

Join Moonflower Yoga owner, Nancy, and her husband, Bob, for a LIVE, interactive cooking workshop from their kitchen via Zoom!  We will supply you with the recipes in advance of the workshop so you can cook along with us from your own kitchen, and we can all eat together at the end of the workshop.  If you prefer to just watch the preparation and cooking, that’s fine too.   As this is interactive, you can ask questions and have fun with us.  Come join us for a yummy workshop!

Price: $29 per person.

Book Now! You need to register in advance for this workshop.  You can reserve your spot by selecting this workshop from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.   Several days before the workshop, we will supply all PAID participants with the recipes including the ingredients needed to prepare the 2 food items from your own kitchen with us.  One-two days before the workshop, all PAID participants will receive an email with a Zoom invitation link to join the workshop, as well as instructions on working with Zoom if you are new to Zoom.   If you do not have a Zoom account, you need to download the FREE Zoom app on your phone, tablet, or computer in order to attend this workshop.

 

Enjoy crocheting and knitting in our fun:

Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group – FREE event

Next date:  Saturday, December 3rd, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.  This is a FREE meeting via Zoom

Are you feeling stressed?  Come discover the relaxing qualities of needle arts!  It is very meditative to work with your hands on a crocheted project.    Do you prefer knitting or embroidery?   Attendees can bring whatever handiwork they enjoy to the Zoom meeting.   Our Needle Arts group consists of a nice group of women who come together to make beautiful creations as they have fun catching up with the other members and sharing their ideas.

The Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group members have also chosen in the past to donate some of the items they have created to those in need.  Scarves & wheelchair lap blankets have been donated & are very much loved by the recipients.  Moonflower Yoga will now be donating scarves for Operation Gratitude, a wonderful organization that ships the handmade scarves to our brave men and women in the military.  Info on Operation Gratitude will be sent to all who register, and you can also find info on their website.   If you are making a scarf for Operation Gratitude, it needs to follow the size recommendations from Operation Gratitude.

Come join us and discover the meditative qualities of needle arts while having fun!  You can also be doing a kind gesture by donating your piece.

REGISTER:   You MUST register in advance to attend this FREE event via Zoom.  Select this event from the Schedule tab above and complete the simple registration info.   Approximately 2 days before the meeting, all registrants will receive a Zoom invitation link to join the meeting from the safety of your home.  If you are new to Zoom, click on the “Monthly News” tab for additional info and tips on working with Zoom.

 

Come join us for a FREE Moonflower Yoga Club event offered via Zoom!

The Moonflower Yoga Book Club!

Next meeting date: Sunday, January 22nd, 2023, from 4:30 PM-5:30 PM via Zoom – FREE 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.

All are welcome to read our current book selection(s) & join us!  As there is no December meeting due to the holiday, our next meeting will be in January, and we will be discussing TWO books:

“Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus

Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel–prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with—of all things—her mind. True chemistry results.

But like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking (“combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride”) proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo.

Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist.

 

“Killers of a Certain Age” by Deanna Raybourn

Older women often feel invisible, but sometimes that’s their secret weapon.

They’ve spent their lives as the deadliest assassins in a clandestine international organization, but now that they’re sixty years old, four women friends can’t just retire – it’s kill or be killed in this action-packed thriller.

Billie, Mary Alice, Helen, and Natalie have worked for the Museum, an elite network of assassins, for forty years. Now their talents are considered old-school and no one appreciates what they have to offer in an age that relies more on technology than people skills.

When the foursome is sent on an all-expenses paid vacation to mark their retirement, they are targeted by one of their own. Only the Board, the top-level members of the Museum, can order the termination of field agents, and the women realize they’ve been marked for death.

Now to get out alive they have to turn against their own organization, relying on experience and each other to get the job done, knowing that working together is the secret to their survival. They’re about to teach the Board what it really means to be a woman–and a killer–of a certain age.

 

REGISTER:  There is NO fee to attend this Club event.   You MUST register in advance to attend this FREE event via Zoom.  Select this event from the Schedule tab above and complete the simple registration info.   Approximately 2 days before the meeting, all registrants will receive a Zoom invitation link to join the meeting from the safety of your home.  If you are new to Zoom, click on the “Monthly News” tab for additional info and tips on working with Zoom.

 

Restorative Yoga and Poetry Night special online event with Melinda

Next Date:  Stay tuned – a new date will be announced soon!

Join us for a unique event! Melinda will guide you through a sequence of relaxing restorative yoga poses, while reading a selection of inspiring poems. The poetry recited will feel like a guided meditation, deepening the experience of each posture.  Both poetry and yoga encourage you to connect with your body, mind, and surroundings. Using poetry and yoga together, you will harness a sense of awareness, peace, and gratitude. Join us for this relaxing and heartfelt night!

Price: $22 per person.  Please register in advance by selecting this activity from the Schedule tab on the moonfloweryoga.com website.

Props Recommended:      A yoga bolster, if you have one.  If you do not, a couch cushion, or a firm oblong pillow, or a large folded rectangular blanket, could be substituted.   You may wish to have a blanket to cover your body for warmth and grounding, as well as as a pillow for your head.

Book Now! You need to register in advance for this activity.  You can reserve your spot by selecting this activity from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.   One-two days before the event, all PAID participants will receive an email with a Zoom invitation link to join, as well as instructions on working with Zoom if you are new to Zoom.   If you do not have a Zoom account, you need to download the FREE Zoom app on your phone, tablet, or computer in order to attend.

 

 

WAITING LIST INFO:

Our studio class sizes are small to provide individual attention, and we recommend that you reserve your class in advance. There is no size limitation for the online classes.   The hybrid classes have a size limitation of 4 people attending in person.  If a class or workshop is sold out, it will be listed in solid red font on the calendar tab, and no additional bookings will be permitted.  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

When the coronavirus period has passed, 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 lunchtime 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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