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

Monthly News

 

Autumn has arrived!  With the new season come some changes.  Victoria Smith has joined the Moonflower Yoga staff, and teaches a great, new  “Weekend Beginner Stretch” class on Saturdays at 11:15 AM.  And Moonflower Yoga is pleased to announce the return of Jessica Saraswati to Moonflower Yoga with a wonderful, NEW yoga class on alternate Wednesdays at 7:30 PM which includes her amazing singing bowls.  Jessica’s new class alternates with “Yin Yang Yoga” taught by Dona Dovie on Wednesday evenings.   Come check out these new classes!  You can register for these classes from the “Schedule” tab above.

With the onset of fall, a NEW workshop season is underway!   These are a great way to learn something new while having fun.    These fall workshops include a wonderful “Moon Salutations: Honoring the Feminine Energy within” yoga workshop with Lynn, a “Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten-Free Holiday Cooking” workshop with Bob, a “Make Your Own Memory Box” workshop with Carol,  and an “Ayurveda & Dosha” workshop with Nancy.   We also have a book discussion on “Is Your Wonton Soup Endangered: The Survivors’ Guide to Food in the Age of Climate Change” with author Dr. Jeri Fink. Click on the “Workshops” tab above to more info on these intriguing and fun workshops.   Available space is very limited so book your spot early.  You can register for any available workshop by selecting the “Schedule” tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.

In addition to the workshops listed above, join us for some fun in the Moonflower Yoga Book Club,  the Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group (where we crochet or knit), the Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club, or the Moonflower Yoga Women’s Gathering group where we focus on topics of relevance to women.  These activities are a great way to make new friends while you discover a new activity.

Plus Moonflower Yoga offers Reiki training.  Reiki is a wonderful system for stress reduction & relaxation.  It is being offered by major hospitals as an alternative therapy.  Discover how it can help YOU!   Learn more about Reiki from the “Reiki” tab above.

You can also scroll to the bottom of this page for a chronological listing of the available workshops, Club events, and Reiki training sessions.   We look forward to having you join us!

 

Which yoga classes are best for YOU?

If you are not sure which yoga classes might be good for beginners, or which yoga classes are intermediate level, here is a quick listing with additional information for each class on the “Descriptions” tab above.

There are NO membership agreements, NO membership fees, NO recurring credit card charges at Moonflower Yoga.  You can simply register for a single, great yoga class by double clicking on the class/date you would like to attend from the Schedule tab and following the simple registration and payment steps, and you are all set!

Here are some great classes to consider:

BEGINNER-LEVEL YOGA CLASS SUGGESTIONS (Also look for the “B” symbol next to the class title on the Schedule tab):

  • Saturday: 8:30 AM Beginner, 11:15 AM Weekend Beginner Stretch with Victoria (NEW! – see below)
  • Sunday: 9:45 AM Beginner, 11:15 AM Kundalini w/Lori
  • Monday: 4:30 PM Beginner Yoga Fundamentals, 6 PM Beginner Stretch, 7:30 PM Candlelight Restorative (alternate Mondays)
  • Tuesday: 9:15 AM Morning Movement & Meditation, 11 AM Chair Yoga with Nancy, 5 PM Yoga Basics, 6:15 PM Tuesday Stretch and Relax, or the 7:30 PM Stress-Buster series of classes (see below for this month’s offerings)
  • Wednesday 4:45 PM Wall and Chair: A Supported Sequence, 6:00 PM Chair Body Stretch with Meditation/Reiki,  7:30 PM Slow Flow & Singing Bowls with Jessica (NEW! alternate Weds- see below) or 7:30 PM Yin Yang Yoga class (alternate Weds.)
  • Thursday: 10 AM Stretch & Flow, 11:30 AM Chair Yoga with Lynn, 4:30 PM Stretch and Meditate 101,  6:15 PM Kundalini with Cathi, or  7:45 PM Evening Stretch and Relaxing Restorative Yoga
  • Friday: 10 AM Friday Stretch, plus the 11:15 AM Chair Yoga Stretch class

Are you an experienced yoga student looking for a fabulous, energetic yoga class?  Try one of these great yoga classes to get your juices flowing & start you on the road to a toner and stronger you for the summer:

INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL YOGA CLASS SUGGESTIONS (look for the “I” symbol next to the class title on the Schedule tab):

  • Saturday: 10 AM Saturday Flow
  • Monday: 7:30 PM Stretch Intense, and Restore (alternate Mondays – check schedule)
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM Rejuvenate and Stretch

 

 

PLEASE WELCOME BACK JESSICA SARASWATI TO THE MOONFLOWER YOGA TEACHING SCHEDULE WITH A NEW WED. EVENING CLASS!

Slow Flow and Singing Bowls (B) with Jessica Saraswati

Alternate Wednesday evenings at 7:30 PM

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.

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.

The time is NOW!

Reserve your spot in this great new class!  You can book your reservation by selecting this class from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.  Alternatively add it to your monthly class package.

 

 

PLEASE WELCOME VICTORIA SMITH TO THE MOONFLOWER YOGA TEACHING ROSTER WITH A GREAT NEW SATURDAY MORNING CLASS!

Weekend Beginner Stretch (B)

Saturday mornings at 11:15 AM

 

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

Reserve your spot in this great new class!  You can book your reservation by selecting this class from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.  Alternatively add it to your monthly class package.

 

Signature full-zip fleece hoodies are on sale in October!

Looking to stay warm on a cool October morning or evening?  Try our super-soft, full-zip fleece hoodies! These lovely hoodies come in two colors: purple and royal blue.  They are hand embroidered here in Bellmore.  And for the month of October they are on sale for just $35 each.   Come purchase yours on your next visit to the Moonflower Yoga studio!

 

 

 

 

Columbus Day Weekend: October 12, 13, and 14

Please note there are NO classes on the schedule on Saturday, October 12, or Sunday, October 13, of the Columbus Day weekend.  On Columbus Day, October 14, the usual Monday 4:30 PM and 6 PM class with Rose, as well as the 730 PM Stretch Intense Restore class with Theresa, are all on the schedule, as the studio is OPEN for Columbus Day.

 

 

 

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 step

  • Anatomy of a Yoga Practice, Part 2: Moon Salutations – Honoring the Feminine Energy Within (Lynn Pieroni): Saturday, October 19th, 2 PM – 4 PM: Maybe you’ve practiced the sun salutation but have your ever experienced the ebb & flow of the moon salutation?  Come explore the gentle & quieting flow of poses in the moon salutation which will balance you both physically & emotionally. It will help relieve stress in the hips, legs, lower back & shoulders, as well as enhance the emotional body. Moon salutations also awaken the divine feminine energy allowing for greater self-acceptance and self-esteem.  Join Lynn for this fabulous workshop & feel great!
  • Reiki Level One training:  Sunday, October 20th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – SOLD OUT – try instead November 10th or December 1st:  Come learn the basics of Reiki and receive a Reiki Level One certification.  You will learn the history of Reiki and how to do a  Reiki treatment on yourself as well as others.  You will discover the relaxing qualities of Reiki and be supplied with an informative book to continue your Reiki experience after you complete this Level One certification.  This Reiki Level One training will be taught by Reiki Master Teacher and Moonflower Yoga owner, Nancy Weshkoff.
  • Stressed? Difficulty Sleeping? Digestion Issues? Come Learn about Ayurveda & Your Dosha Type (Nancy): Friday, October 25th, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM:  Discover ways in which you can create better balance by following your body’s natural “dosha” type through the principles of Ayurveda. Ayurveda has been practiced successfully for thousands of years.  Learn what your dosha type is and how Ayurveda has helped people to feel better.
  • Is Your Wonton Soup Endangered: The Survivors’ Guide to Food in the Age of Climate Change with author Dr. Jeri Fink: Saturday, October 26th, 2-3 PM:  Look out the window: Severe weather, California wildfires, and floods are the new normal. There are a lot of small steps YOU can do to help with climate change. Join best-selling author, Dr. Jeri Fink, as she discusses her latest book and offers great ideas on how you can be part of the solution.
  • Reiki Healing Circle:  Friday, November 1st, 6:30 PM – 8 PM:  Come discover Reiki!  Each person has an opportunity to receive Reiki while in the center of the circle.  NO prior Reiki experience needed.
  • Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club:  Saturday, November 2nd, 1:30 PM – 3 PM:  Come join us for this fun club!  Newcomers, as well as experienced players willing to work with newcomers, are welcome.  Click on the “Clubs” tab for additional info
  • Moonflower Yoga Book Club:  SUNDAY, November 3rd, 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 “I STILL DREAM ABOUT YOU” written by Fannie Flagg.  All are welcome to read this  book  and join us.  Click on the “Clubs” tab above for more info on the book.
  • Create Your Own Memory Box with Carol Procopio (NEW!):  Saturday, November 9th, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM:  What’s in the box?  A souvenir. Some jewelry. Important papers. Something we want to keep and preserve.  A memory.  In this great NEW workshop, you will make your own memory box using the technique of Decoupage as you transform a wooden box into a cherished item.  Pricing includes all materials & food.  Click on the “Workshop” tab for additional info.
  • Reiki Level One training:  Sunday, November 10th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – book early; previous sessions sold out!:  Come learn the basics of Reiki and receive a Reiki Level One certification.  You will learn the history of Reiki and how to do a  Reiki treatment on yourself as well as others.  You will discover the relaxing qualities of Reiki and be supplied with an informative book to continue your Reiki experience after you complete this Level One certification.  This Reiki Level One training will be taught by Reiki Master Teacher and Moonflower Yoga owner, Nancy Weshkoff.
  • Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten-Free Holiday Cooking with Bob!:  Saturday, November 16th, 2-4 PM: Do you struggle during the holidays with vegan and vegetarian options to turkey?   Come and learn some wonderful recipe ideas that can be enjoyed by everyone at your holiday table.  Sample some delicious food and have fun in this interactive and delicious workshop.
  • Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group:   Sunday, November 17th, 4:30 PM – 6 PM:  Come join our fun group!  Newcomers, as well as people experienced in knitting and crocheting, are welcome.  If you are new to crochet or knitting, we can offer some advice to help you get started.  Discover the meditative quality of needle arts!
  • Reiki Level Two training:  Saturday, November 23rd, 1:15 PM – 6 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, December 1st, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – book early; previous sessions sold out!:  Come learn the basics of Reiki and receive a Reiki Level One certification.  You will learn the history of Reiki and how to do a  Reiki treatment on yourself as well as others.  You will discover the relaxing qualities of Reiki and be supplied with an informative book to continue your Reiki experience after you complete this Level One certification.  This Reiki Level One training will be taught by Reiki Master Teacher and Moonflower Yoga owner, Nancy Weshkoff.
  • A Gathering for Self-Realization and Meditation with Chandresh (an EXCLUSIVE series for Moonflower Yoga!):  You just missed a wonderful session!  Stay tuned as a new date in this wonderful series will be announced soon.   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!

 

 

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Moonflower Yoga is proud to announce that Long Island for Sale has written a great piece on Moonflower Yoga. Here is the link to read the article, and if you are looking for a home in the Long Island area, Long Island for Sale can help you:

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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!

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

  • Relax with Reiki chair class with Nancy (October 15th):  In this particular session, enjoy a great, de-stressing class with Moonflower Yoga owner and Reiki Master Teacher Nancy! This lovely class will give you an opportunity to enjoy the calming and relaxing effects of Reiki. You will be seated in a chair for the class which begins with a guided meditation. From there, you will enjoy relaxing Reiki treatments such as Reiki waterfall, a Reiju blessing, or a seated chair Reiki treatment.  Come give this de-stressing class a try!
  • Less Stress meditation with Cathi (October 22nd):  In this fabulous session, try a “Less Stress” Meditation with Cathi! Enjoy tranquility of body and mind through guided meditation and Reiki healing. Meditation helps you to connect to the present moment while the flow of Reiki energy encourages relaxation and well-being. All are welcome to attend this lovely class.
  • Kundalini meditation & gong relaxation with Cathi (October 29th):  Release the stress of your day through pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation and an extended gong bath. The immediate effects of Kundalini technique will allow you to relax and let go, while gong therapy restores the body and mind to a state of peace.

 

 

LONG ISLAND CARES

Through the generous support of so many in the Moonflower Yoga community, we collected approximately 400 lbs. of food and personal care items in the last year.  THANK YOU!   Sadly many people on Long Island cannot afford food or personal care items and your donations help them.   Some of the things that are most in need are those items that are not covered by food stamps, particularly pet food, diapers, shampoo, soap, feminine hygiene products, etc., as food stamps only cover food items.   At the moment, what Long Island Cares mostly needs is DOG and CAT FOOD.  Whatever items you can donate are much appreciated.  These can be dropped off at the Moonflower Yoga studio, and we will take the items to Long Island Cares.   Thank you!

 

 

 October class changes:

  • The Yin Yang Yoga class with Dona Dovie on alternate Wednesdays moves to an earlier 7:30 PM start time starting in October.
  • There are NO classes on the schedule on Saturday, October 12th, and Sunday, October 13th during the Columbus Day weekend.
  • Beth will be teaching the 615 PM Kundalini class on October 17th.
  • The Weekend Beginner Stretch class on Saturday, October 19th, will be taught by Lynn.
  • Dona Dovie will teach the 430 PM Stretch and Meditate 101 class on October 31st.
  • The 745 PM Evening Stretch and Relaxing Restorative Yoga class on Oct 31st is cancelled.  Have a happy Halloween!

 

 

October class packages:

For the month of October, we are offering THREE class packages from which you can choose. All of these offer a discount over the per-class package price of $21:

– Yoga Lite: Receive 4 classes for $76 ($19 per class)

– Yoga Medium:  Receive 6 classes for $108 ($18 per class)

– Yoga Pro:  Receive 8 classes for $144 ($18 per class)

All of the above October class packages offer a discount over the per-class price.   The discounted classes purchased under the October class package must be used between October 1st and October 31st, 2019.   Please note there are NO classes on the schedule on Saturday, October 12th, and Sunday, October 19th (the Columbus Day weekend). The class package must be purchased at the Moonflower Yoga studio.

 

 

MONTHLY CUSTOMER APPRECIATION GIFT

We appreciate your business!  Each month a special gift will be given to the customer who attends the most classes during the calendar month.    

The “Prize of the Month” for booking the most classes in the month of  September was won by Leslie.   Congratulations Leslie!   Leslie booked her first yoga class at Moonflower Yoga in late March and has been a regular at the studio since then.  We are glad you are a regular part of the studio, Leslie!   Leslie won a beautiful bottle of Thieves essential oil from Young Living.   The October contest is underway!   Book your classes now and you are automatically entered in this month’s contest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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