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

Monthly News

 

Autumn is here, and with it brings a new season and some changes.  Melinda Reidy will be teaching a new “FLOW AND LET GO” class on Tuesdays at 6:15 PM, as well as a new “EVENING STRETCH AND RELAXING RESTORATIVE YOGA” class on Thursdays at 7:45 PM.   And the Tuesday 5 PM “YOGA BASICS” class will now be taught by Danielle Meill, who you know from her Stretch Intense Restore class on Monday nights and Morning Movement and Meditation class on Tuesday mornings.   We’ve added another great class to our Tuesday Stress-Buster series at 7:30 PM:  “RELAX AND RELEASE TENSION WITH YIN YOGA taught by Rose Edelman. You will find info on these great classes below, or you can also click on the “Descriptions” tab above for additional info.  Come check them out!

The arrival of autumn also brings the return of “workshop” season where we have many great workshops and events on the schedule providing you an opportunity to have fun, learn something new and make new acquaintances.   There is a list of the upcoming activities below.  You can also find more info on these from the “Workshops” tab above and the “Events” tab above.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Which classes are best for YOU?

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

You can register for any available class from the “Schedule” tab above.  Just double click on the date for the class which you to attend and then follow the simple registration & 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 Strengthen & Stretch
  • 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 Flow & Let Go! (beginnner/intermediate) or the 7:30 PM Stress-Buster series of classes
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM Rejuvenate and Stretch,  4:45 PM Wall and Chair: A Supported Sequence, 7:45 PM Gentle Yoga Stretch.
  • Thursday: 10 AM Stretch & Flow, 11:30 AM Chair Yoga with Lynn, 4:45 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

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 with Nancy (through Oct); 10 AM Move, Stretch & Tone with Rose (starting Nov) (beginner/intermediate)
  • Monday: 7:30 PM Stretch Intense, and Restore with Danielle (alternate Mondays – check schedule)
  • Tuesday: 6:15 PM Flow and Let Go! (beginner/intermediate)
  • Wednesday: 6:15 PM Balance and Tone with Lynn (through October)

 

NEW ClASS on the schedule starting in November:

Move, Stretch and Tone with Rose Edelman (B/I)  (Saturdays at 10 AM)

Have a great start to your weekend with this fabulous class taught by Rose Edelman! Rose will lead you through a flowing set of yoga postures designed to release muscle tension from your week and get you ready for a fabulous weekend. You will also work on poses to increase strength, improve flexibility through stretching, toning muscles, and improving balance. Pranayama breathing techniques will be included in the practice to help you feel better, stretch further, and relax. The class will end with several minutes of quiet time on your yoga mat. Come give this wonderful class a try! This class is geared towards beginner/intermediate students looking to deepen their practice.

Book now!   You can reserve your spot to this class by clicking on the Schedule tab above and selecting this class from the calendar.  Just follow the simple payment and registration steps and you’re all set!

 

 

 

Join Danielle Meill for this great class starting in September!

YOGA BASICS (Tuesdays at 5 PM)

Come try this fabulous class with Danielle, 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!

Book now!   You can reserve your spot to this class by clicking on the Schedule tab above and selecting this class from the September calendar.  Just follow the simple payment and registration steps and you’re all set!

 

 

 

 

Join Melinda Reidy for this great, new class!

FLOW AND LET GO!  (Tuesdays at 6:15 PM) (beginner/intermediate level)

Feeling muscle tension from the day? Need to stretch your muscles? Join Melinda for this great “Flow and Let Go!” class! The class will begin with a series of standing, flowing poses to help you release muscle tension, while also enabling you to stretch your muscles, build strength, and improve balance.  The class will then move to the floor for seated postures with props to assist you for some extra stretching. To enable you to additionally “let go”, you will enjoy 10-15 minutes of quiet restorative yoga and relaxation on the ground to allow you to further de-stress from your day. You’ll feel great! Come give this fabulous class a try.

Book now!   You can reserve your spot to this class by clicking on the Schedule tab above and selecting this class from the calendar.  Just follow the simple payment and registration steps and you’re all set!

 

 

 

Give this great NEW class a try starting in October!

Evening Stretch and Relaxing Restorative Yoga (Thursdays at 7:45 PM with 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!

Book now!   You can reserve your spot to this class by clicking on the Schedule tab above and selecting this class from the calendar.  Just follow the simple payment and registration steps and you’re all set!

 

Relax & Release Tension with Yin Yoga (Rose) (NEW!) (B) (as part of our Tuesday night Stress-Buster series) – Tuesday, Oct.30th, 7:30 PM – SOLD OUT (wait list available) or try Tuesday, November 27th

Try this great NEW class with Rose Edelman which is part of our Tuesday Stress-Buster series!  Rose will teach this class in a yin yoga style – perfect for all fitness levels including beginners.  With the assistance of bolsters, blankets, and other props to support your body, you will do deep stretching poses on the ground to release muscle tension and help you relax.  It will have the added benefit of improving flexibility.  You’ll feel relaxed and ready for a good night’s sleep!  Come give it a try.

Book now!   You can reserve your spot to this class by clicking on the Schedule tab above and selecting this class from the calendar.  Just follow the simple payment and registration steps and you’re all set!

 

 

You love Kundalini Yoga on Sundays at 11:15 AM with Lori Pappas.

Now you can join Cathi Nashak for Kundalini Yoga on Thursdays at 6:15 PM!!

Come explore Kundalini Yoga on Thursday nights with Cathi Nashak!   Known for its ability to promote health, creativity & spiritual awareness, Kundalini Yoga combines physical exercise, breathing techniques, mantra (chanting) & meditation. This lovely practice caters to both beginners and advanced yogis. In the words of Yogi Bhajan “There is nothing outside of us. It’s all in us.” Give this great class a try!

About Cathi Nashak:  Cathi has been teaching great yoga classes at Moonflower Yoga as part of our Tuesday stress-buster series, including a Kundalini meditation & gong class.  She is a Registered Yoga Teacher under Yoga Alliance guidelines, and she also successfully completed and received her Kundalini teaching certification from IKYTA, the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association.   Cathi is a certified Usui Reiki Master Practitioner since 2014.   Moonflower Yoga is very pleased to have Cathi offer a wonderful Kundalini class on Thursday, in addition to the Tuesday night classes she teaches.

If you cannot join Cathi on Thursday or Tuesday nights, please note that Moonflower Yoga continues to offer a great Kundalini yoga class on Sunday mornings at 11:15 AM with Lori Pappas.   Lori Pappas also teaches a wonderful harp and gong workshop every other month on a Friday night; click on the Workshop tab above for the next date.

Hope you can join us for a fascinating Kundalini yoga class or workshop at Moonflower Yoga!

 

 

Come learn something new and have fun in a great 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:

  • Anatomy of a  Yoga Practice – Part One: Understanding the Sun Salutation (with Lynn Carapella) (NEW SERIES!):  Saturday, October 20th, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Join us for the debut of this great new series!  Part One focuses on the important sun salutation series – a wonderful flowing sequence of poses.  Are you doing this sequence correctly?  Come learn proper alignment to help improve your practice, stretch muscles, and help you de-stress as you release muscle tension.
  • Harp and Gong Sound Healing with Lori Pappas:  Friday, October 26th, 6:30 PM – 8 PM – SOLD OUT!  A wait list is available.  Click on the Workshop tab for wait list info.  OR book November  30th.
  • Reiki Level Three Master Practitioner training:  Saturday, October 27th:  SOLD OUT – wait list available.  Or try March 10th.  This is open to anyone who has successfully completed Levels One and Two.  Learn the final 3 symbols of Reiki and receive 4 additional attunements.  Take your training to the Master level!
  • Moonflower Yoga Yoga Needle Arts Group:   SUNDAY, October 28th, 4:30 PM – 6 PM:  Come join our fun group and learn how to do basic crocheting and knitting!  Newcomers, as well as people experienced in knitting and crocheting, are welcome.  Discover the meditative quality of needle arts!
  • Reiki Healing Circle:  Friday, November 2nd, 6:30 PM – 8:15 PM:  Come discover Reiki and why leading medical institutions are offering Reiki as an alternative therapy.    Each person has an opportunity to receive a beautiful, relaxing Reiki session while comfortably reclining. NO prior Reiki experience needed.  Very relaxing!
  • Reiki Level One training:  Saturday, November 3rd, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – SOLD OUT; a wait list is available (click on the Reiki tab for info) or book Sunday, January 27th: 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.
  • How to Meditate workshop with Chandresh:  Friday, November 9th, 6:30 PM – 8 PM.  What is meditation?  Which techniques are best? How do I do it? How do I calm my mind?  Join Chandresh Bhardwaj, 7th generation spiritual adviser and best-selling author of “Break the Norms”, as he answers your meditation questions and teaches you about breathing techniques, mantra, and self-acceptance.
  • Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club:  Saturday, November 10th, 2 PM – 3:30 PM: Come join us some fun Mah Jongg games!  Newcomers, as well as experienced players willing to work with beginners, are welcome. Click on the “Events” tab for additional info.
  • Moonflower Yoga Book Club:  Sunday, November 11th, 4:30 PM – 6 PM: Take a journey with a great book while having fun and making new friends! Our next book selection is “The President is Missing”.   All are welcome to read this book and join us.  Click on the “Events” tab above for more info on the book.
  • Harp and Gong Sound Healing with Lori Pappas:  Friday, November 30th, 6:30 PM – 8 PM – book early as this sells out quickly.   Join us for a wonderful evening as Lori plays her beautiful new harp, as well as her gong, for a lovely sound bath.  This will also include light Kundalini yoga movement, mantra (chanting) & meditation. Great way to de-stress!
  • Malas, Mantra and Meditation with Carol Procopio:  Saturday, December 1st, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Have a blast in this creative workshop as you create an energy chakra mala bead necklace consisting of 108 lovely crystals. The workshop will also include mantra meditation utilizing your beautiful and unique mala bead necklace.  Price includes all materials.  Keep this for yourself or make this as a wonderful holiday gift for a special person in your life.
  • Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group:   FRIDAY, December 7th, 630 PM – 8 PM:  Come join our fun group and learn how to do basic crocheting and knitting!  Newcomers, as well as people experienced in knitting and crocheting, are welcome.  Discover the meditative quality of needle arts!
  • Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club:  Saturday, December 8th, 2 PM – 3:30 PM: Come join us some fun Mah Jongg games!  Newcomers, as well as experienced players willing to work with beginners, are welcome. Click on the “Events” tab for additional info.
  • Holiday gifts essential oil workshop with Nancy:  Sunday, December 9th, 1:30 PM – 3 PM:  Come discover the beauty of essential oils and make 2 lovely essential oil gifts to take home with you: a mint chocolate whipped body butter and a lavender spray.  Keep for yourself or give this as a wonderful, homemade  holiday gift!
  • Moonflower Yoga Book Club holiday “pot luck” celebration:  Sunday, December 16th, 430 PM – 6 PM: Join the members of the Moonflower Yoga Book Club for a holiday celebration!  All are welcome.  NO fee but please bring a “pot luck” food or beverage item to be shared.  Click on the “Events” tab for more info.
  • End the Year with a Gong! (workshop and celebration) (Lori) Sunday, December 30th, 11:45 AM -1;15 PM:  Say goodbye to 2018 in this wonderful sound healing event which also includes light Kundalini yoga movement and mantra (chanting).  Delicious homemade goodies will be served afterward.
  • Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club:  Saturday, January 5th, 2 PM – 3:30 PM: Come join us some fun Mah Jongg games!  Newcomers, as well as experienced players willing to work with beginners, are welcome. Click on the “Events” tab for additional info.
  • Goal Setting and Vision Board workshop:  Sunday, January 6th, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM:  Do you set New Year’s resolutions & shortly forget them?  What do YOU want to accomplish in 2019?  Learn PROVEN techniques to help you set your goals and keep them in this inspiring workshop led by Moonfloweer Yoga owner, Nancy Weshkoff, and Christine Senetto. Click on the “Workshop” tab for more info.
  • Discover Ayurveda and Your Dosha Type: Friday, January 18th, 6:30 PM – 8 PM: Feeling irritable? Difficulty sleeping?  Come discover the principles of Ayurveda, the science of life, which has been successfully practiced for thousands of years.  You will learn what your “dosha” type is and how following your dosha type may help you feel better.  Informative materials included. This workshop is taught by Moonflower Yoga owner Nancy Weshkoff.
  • Reiki Level One training:  Sunday, January 27th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – book early as this sells out quickly!:  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.
  • Reiki Level Two training:  Saturday, February 23rd, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM:  Further explore Reiki in this Reiki Level Two training, open to anyone who successfully completed Reiki Level One.  Learn the first 3 symbols of Reiki including the distance symbol to send healing energy to someone who is not in the same room as you.   This training session will be done by Nancy Weshkoff, Owner of Moonflower Yoga and Reiki Master Teacher.
  • Reiki Level Three Master Practitioner training:  Sunday, March 10th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM:   In this training session, you will become a Reiki Master! The training is open to anyone who successfully completed Levels One and Two.  Learn the final 3 symbols of Reiki and receive 4 additional attunements.
  • STAY TUNED!   We are planning more great workshops and events for the coming months!

 

 

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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 and upcoming November schedule for our Stress-Buster series:

  • Less Stress meditation with Cathi: October 23rd:  In this particular 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.  You will feel relaxed and renewed.
  • Relax & Release Tension with Yin Yoga (Rose) (NEW!) – October 30th – SOLD OUT; Try November 27th: In this particular class, enjoy a great NEW class with Rose Edelman! Rose will teach this class in a yin yoga style – perfect for all fitness levels including beginners. With the assistance of bolsters, blankets & other props to support your body, you will do deep stretching poses on the ground to release muscle tension & help you relax. It will have the added benefit of improving flexibility. You’ll feel relaxed and ready for a good night’s sleep! Come give it a try.
  • Relax with Reiki with Nancy: November 6th:  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. Essential oils will be diffused with soft music to help you unwind. Come give this de-stressing class a try!
  • Kundalini meditation & gong relaxation with Cathi: November 13th:  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.
  • Less Stress meditation with Cathi: November 20th:  Come 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.  You will feel relaxed and renewed.
  • Relax & Release Tension with Yin Yoga (Rose) (NEW!) –  November 27th: In this particular class, enjoy a great NEW class with Rose Edelman! Rose will teach this class in a yin yoga style – perfect for all fitness levels including beginners. With the assistance of bolsters, blankets & other props to support your body, you will do deep stretching poses on the ground to release muscle tension & help you relax. It will have the added benefit of improving flexibility. You’ll feel relaxed and ready for a good night’s sleep! Come give it a try.

 

NEW FALL T-SHIRTS HAVE ARRIVED!

With the start of fall, NEW, long-sleeve t-shirts have arrived!   These great, super soft t-shirts come in a light, heathered-blue shade and are in everyone’s favorite tunic style.   Come pick up yours today at the Moonflower Yoga studio!

 

 

 

Schedule changes for October:

  • We have added a NEW class to the Thursday night schedule at 7:45 PM starting in October.  Come try “Evening Stretch and Relaxing Restorative Yoga” with Melinda. See the full description above.
  • There is no 7:45 PM evening class on Wednesday, October 31st.  Have a happy Halloween!
  • We have added a NEW class to the 730 PM “Stress Buster” series on Tuesday nights. Come check out “Relax and Release Tension with Yin Yoga” with Rose on Tuesday, October 30th.  This great class is suitable for all levels including beginners.  Scroll up for further information.
  • The Monday Beginner Stretch class at 6 PM will be taught by Rose for the month of October.
  • The Strengthen and Stretch class on Saturday, October 27, will be taught by Melinda.
  • The Saturday Flow class with Nancy at 10 AM will be leaving the schedule at the end of October.
  • The 615 PM Balance and Tone class on Wednesdays will be leaving the schedule at the end of October.

Upcomimg schedule changes for November:

  • The Moonflower Yoga studio is closed on Thursday, November 22nd, to celebrate Thanksgiving, as well as on Black Friday, November 23rd.   Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
  • On the day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 21st, there will only 2 classes on the schedule:  The 10 AM Rejuvenate and Stretch class with Lynn, as well as a special Wall and Chair Yoga class with Lynn at 11:30 AM.
  • We have added a NEW class to the Saturday 10 AM schedule starting in November.  Check out “Move, Stretch and Tone” with Rose Edelman!  A fuller description of this class is above.
  • Rosanne Cassidy returns to teach the Monday 6 PM Beginner Stretch class starting in November with the exception of November 12th.
  • The November 12th Beginner Stretch class will be taught by Rose.
  • The Sunday, November 11th Kundalini class will be taught by Cathi.
  • A new class taught by Lynn Carapella  will be added to the schedule on Wednesday at 6 PM starting in November.  Stay tuned!
  • Danielle will be teaching the Saturday “Move, Stretch and Tone” and “Strengthen and Stretch” class on November 24th as Rose will be away.

 

 

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, 2018.    The class package must be purchased at the Moonflower Yoga studio.

 

Upcoming November class packages:

For the upcoming month of November, 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 November class packages offer a discount over the per-class price.   The discounted classes purchased under the November class package must be used between November 1st and November 30th, 2018.   Please note the Moonflower Yoga studio is closed for Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, and has only morning classes the day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 21st.  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 Debbie C.   Congratulations Debbie!   Debbie won the new Moonflower Yoga t-shirt.   The October contest is underway!   Book your classes now and you are automatically entered in this month’s contest!

 

 

 

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