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

FAQ

 

Do you offer online yoga classes?

Yes!  During this coronavirus period, we have online yoga classes 7 days a week.   Click on the “Schedule” tab above for a list of the current online yoga classes.  These classes will have the words “online class” next to the class title.  There is info about how the online classes work on the “Monthly News” tab.  The “Descriptions” tab gives you info on each specific online class.

 

 

Where are you located?

Moonflower Yoga is at 2093 Bellmore Avenue, at the corner of Wilson Avenue, in the town of Bellmore. We are in Nassau County on the south shore of Long Island. The studio is just 2 short traffic lights north of the Sunrise Highway and we are very close to the Bellmore LIRR train station. Click on the “About Us” tab to see a picture of the building.

 

 

Do you have parking?

Yes! There is a parking lot for the studio behind the building on Wilson Avenue. Park your car in the lot, walk around the front to Bellmore Avenue, and come up the porch steps. Look for the wicker furniture on the porch. You can also park on the street.  NOTE:  We are currently closed for studio classes due to the coronavirus situation.   Join us instead for a great ONLINE yoga class.  Click on the “Schedule” tab for a list of daily classes available.

 

 

What should I wear to class?

Wear pants with an elastic waist so you can be comfortable as you move. A t-shirt or any comfortable shirt top is fine.

 

 

Do I wear shoes in a studio yoga class?

NO! All shoes will remain in the hallway in the designated area for shoes. The studio floor is immaculately clean and does not contain any dirt from street shoes. It is important to be barefoot during your yoga class so that you can feel the ground with your feet which gives you the best balance, particularly during standing poses. If you are attending a meditation class or workshop, you can wear socks on the studio floor.

 

 

Do I need a yoga mat?

You will need a yoga mat for your yoga practice. If you do not own a yoga mat, and if this is your first time at the studio, we do have loaner mats that we can provide to you at no cost for the initial studio class. After the initial class, there is a $1 rental fee per use. Moonflower Yoga sells a wonderful variety of yoga mats from Hugger Mugger, a leading yoga supplier. These are made in the USA, and are of excellent quality. They also come in two thickness levels, and students with knee or back issues might prefer the slightly thicker mat which provides more cushioning. The mats come in a great variety of colors. Moonflower Yoga also sells mat bags to keep your yoga mat from getting dirty.  If you would like to purchase a yoga mat, Moonflower Yoga sells yoga mats which are available for curbside pick up during the coronavirus period.

 

 

Do I need to bring any props or anything else to a studio yoga class?

No! Moonflower Yoga is very well stocked with supplies to make you comfortable during your in-studio yoga practice. We have blankets, bolsters, straps, blocks, pillows, etc. You can use any of these props during your time at the studio. Your instructor for the class will also bring some props in the room and offer you props, as needed, for your class. You will need a yoga mat – see the blurb above.

 

I’m attending an online yoga class.  What props should I have available?

If you are attending an online yoga class, you should have a yoga mat.  The yoga mat gives you stability for standing poses, and it provides cushioning for poses on the ground.   Moonflower Yoga sells great yoga mats from Huggermugger, rated one of the top 3 best yoga suppliers in the US, and curbside pickup at the Moonflower Yoga studio is available for prop purchases.  You may also wish to have a folded blanket, or a folded towel, or a pillow near your yoga mat for cushioning for certain poses.  Yoga blocks are a great tool.  If you do not have a yoga block, you can purchase a great quality yoga block made by Huggermugger with curbside pickup at Moonflower Yoga.  A yoga strap is helpful, but you can substitute a bathrobe tie, or an unused men’s tie, or a large rolled blanket as an alternate prop.

 

It’s my first time at your studio. Is there anything else that I need to know?

Welcome! We look forward to meeting you. If this is your first time at the studio, please arrive approximately 10 minutes early to complete initial registration paperwork and to meet your instructor.

Moonflower Yoga is also different than most yoga studios. Our studio classes are semi-private in nature so that our class size is small, generally with 6-8 students per class. Our instructors pay personal attention to you, and it is a warm, friendly studio. You’ll love it!

 

 

I have never tried yoga before. Which classes should I consider?

We have a great variety of classes for beginners or for those looking for a gentle yoga practice. Not all beginner classes have the word “beginner” in the title, and there are lots of fabulous classes from which you can choose.   Below are some online class suggestions for beginners or those seeking a gentler practice.  You can also look for the “(B)” symbol next to the class title on the Schedule tab:

 

ONLINE BEGINNER CLASS SUGGESTIONS:

  • Sunday:  11:00 AM Beginner
  • Monday: 5:15 PM Hatha Yoga for Beginners, 7 PM Relax and De-Stress with Guided Meditation
  • Tuesday:  9:30 AM Yoga Strengthen and Stretch,  12 noon Chair Yoga with Nancy, 6 PM Yoga Basics, 7:15 PM Move with the Moon with Theresa
  • Wednesday:  10 AM Awaken the Subtle Body Yoga class, 5:15 PM Breathe, Stretch, and Relax, or 7 PM Slow Flow and Singing Bowls
  • Thursday: 10:15 AM Stretch & Flow, 5:30 PM Pilates Strengthen and Stretch, 7 PM Stretch, Meditate and Relax
  • Friday: 10 AM Friday Stretch, 11:30 AM Chair Yoga Stretch

When the studio doors are reopened post coronavirus, look for an updated list of studio classes suitable for beginners.

 

I am a senior. Can I practice yoga?

Yes, provided your doctor is okay having you try a yoga class. We have students ranging in age from 8 years old to 85 years old! We always emphasize in our classes that you must listen to your body and move in a way that is comfortable for you. If while moving you feel any pain, you should immediately stop and advise the instructor. There are modifications available.  If you cannot get to the ground to practice yoga, try the Chair Yoga classes on the schedule.  There are online chair yoga classes on Tuesday at 12 noon and on Fridays at 1130 AM.   There are additional Chair Yoga classes when the studio doors are open post coronavirus; check the schedule at that time.  Another great online class to consider, which can be done from a chair or reclining, is the Monday 7 PM Relax and De-Stress with Guided Meditation class.

 

 

I’m pregnant. Can I practice yoga?

Congratulations! Yes, you can practice modified yoga poses, provided your doctor is okay with having you practice yoga during your pregnancy. Please check with your health care provider. Many doctors recommend yoga for pregnancy, as it helps with breathing and opening the hips for an easier, natural delivery. Poses will need to be modified for you to accommodate your pregnancy. There are certain poses that should be avoided during pregnancy, and some which are acceptable for the first trimester but not the later stages. It is important that you tell your instructor that you are pregnant, as not all pregnancies are visible especially in the early stages.  If your doctor has imposed any limitations on your movement, you must convey this to the instructor before the class begins.  Several of the Moonflower Yoga students, with their doctor’s approval, have enjoyed a great yoga practice until right before delivery and had healthy babies.

 

 

I’m feeling very stressed and my doctor recommends yoga. Which classes should I try?

Meditation is an absolutely wonderful tool to help you relax. When the studio doors are open for in-studio classes, we have a fabulous Stress-Buster series of classes every Tuesday at 7:30 PM, as well as several other daily classes.   You might also wish to consider trying Reiki, a great system for stress reduction and relaxation, which is taught at the studio when the studio doors are reopened.  Click on the “Reiki” tab for additional info.  In addition to meditation, yoga is definitely fantastic for helping you be “in the present moment” and providing breathing tools.  In the interim, there are great online yoga and meditation classes that you might consider including the following:

  • Monday:  5;15 PM Hatha Yoga for Beginners, 7 PM Relax and De-Stress with Guided Meditation.
  • Tuesday:  12 noon Chair Yoga, 6 PM Yoga Basics, 7:15 PM Move with the Moon.
  • Wednesday: 10 AM Awaken the Subtle Body Yoga class, 5:15 PM Breathe, Stretch, and Relax, 7 PM Slow Flow and Singing Bowls.
  • Thursday: 10:15 AM Stretch and Flow, 7 PM Stretch, Meditate and Relax.
  • Friday:  10 AM Friday Stretch, 11:30 AM Chair Yoga Stretch
  • Sunday: 10 AM Beginner

We also have some fabulous workshops that can help you relax and feel better. Click on the “Workshops” tab for more info to see the amazing offerings. Want to learn something new and relax at the same time? Join the Moonflower Yoga Book Club where we go on a journey with a great book.  When the studio doors are reopened, you can also join us for one of the other great Moonflower Yoga Clubs including the Moonflower Yoga Canasta Club,  the Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group or the Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club  (Click on the “Clubs” tab for additional info) or come to one of our lovely Reiki Healing Circles (click on the “Reiki” tab for additional info).

 

 

How much is a class?

A 30-40 minutes online yoga or meditation class is $11 per class.   If you purchase 5 or more online classes, the price drops to $10 per class.

For studio classes when the doors of the studio are open, any one-hour class on the schedule is $21 per class.  There are discounted monthly class packages available which lower the price of the individual studio class. Click on the “Pricing” tab above for more info. If you wish to purchase a class package, you must do this at the Moonflower Yoga studio, and Moonflower Yoga reserves the classes for you at the discounted price and sends you email confirmations for the classes you reserved.

Please note there are NO membership agreements and NO recurring contractual payments at Moonflower Yoga.   You can just book a single class from the Schedule tab above and enjoy a great yoga class!

Workshops are generally 2 hours and food is offered, so the pricing for these activities is different than a one-hour class and priced accordingly. In the description of the workshop on the “Workshop” tab, or “Descriptions” tab, you will see the price.

You can register for any single, available, non-package class, workshop, or event from the “Schedule” tab above. Double click on the activity you want, and then follow the simple registration and payment steps and you are all set!

 

 

I don’t have a PayPal account. Can I still register online for a class?

Yes! You do NOT need a PayPal account in order to register for an individual class on the schedule. PayPal is a very well-established, financial company that will securely handle the financial transaction. They accept all major credit cards. If you do have a PayPal account, you can use this also to purchase a class or workshop rather than a credit card. PayPal will send you an email confirmation of your financial transaction.

 

 

How do I know I am registered when I booked a class online?

Once you have successfully registered online, you will receive TWO email confirmations: one from Moonflower Yoga confirming your reservation and one from PayPal confirming your financial transaction. You must complete both the registration information and the payment information. If you only complete the registration screen with no payment, you are NOT registered for the class or workshop, and a spot is NOT being held for you!!

For online yoga classes, after you purchase your class on the Schedule tab, you will receive a separate, second email which is the Zoom invitation link with the info you will need to join the online class.

 

 

Do I need to register in advance and how do I know if a class is available or if it is sold out?

Moonflower Yoga is unlike other studios or large fitness facilities. Because our studio class size is small, with semi-private classes, and generally a max of 6 students per class, we highly recommend registering in advance instead of a “walk in”.  Classes do sell out, and you should register in advance to make sure a space is available. You can register in advance by selecting the available class or workshop that you want from the “Schedule” tab above.  Look for any class or workshop which is in black font or yellow font (those in red font are sold out).   Double click on the date you want and then follow the simple registration and payment steps via PayPal.  When your registration is complete, you will receive two email confirmations: one from Moonflower Yoga and one from PayPal for your financial transaction.  It takes just 2-3 minutes to register and you’re all set!  You can also purchase a discounted monthly studio class package at the Moonflower Yoga studio. Click on the “pricing” tab for further info on monthly class packages.

If a studio class is sold out, the title of the class will appear in red font type on the “Schedule” tab, and you will not be able to register for the class. If a class is partially registered with some available bookings, the font type on the “Schedule” tab will be in yellow. Register soon! If a class currently has no bookings, then the font type on the “Schedule” tab will be in black font, and you can register for the class or workshop.

There is no size limitation for the online yoga classes.  All are welcome.

 

I’m an experienced yoga student and would like an energetic class.  Which classes are best for intermediate-level students?

We have an online “Saturday Flow” class on Saturdays at 10:15 AM.   When the studio doors are reopened, look for additional intermediate level studio yoga classes on the schedule.  The intermediate-level classes have the symbol “(I)” next to the class title.

 

Do you have gift certificates?

Yes! Gift certificates are available in any denomination or can be for a specific number of classes. We also offer periodic gift certificate promotions that include a free yoga class when purchasing specific gift certificates. You can purchase your gift certificate in person at the Moonflower Yoga studio. It is beautifully packaged in a nice bag – all ready for the giving! Live out of town? We can email a customized gift certificate and send it to you or to the recipient of the gift certificate, whichever you prefer. Call us at (516) 557 2206 for further info on purchasing gift certificates.

 

Which credit cards do you accept?

If you are registering in person at the Moonflower Yoga studio, we accept MasterCard, Visa, or Discover cards . We do not accept American Express cards at the studio.  If you are registering online from the Schedule tab using the PayPal feature, PayPal accepts all major credit cards.  If you have a PayPal account, you can also use this when paying online for a single class.

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