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

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Summer is here!

Summer is in full swing!   For many, it is vacation time, and maybe you have a few days of “stay-cation” time planned in July or August.  Or perhaps you are a school teacher and are looking forward to having the summer months off.  This is a great opportunity to try MORNING yoga classes.  It is a fantastic way to start your day and feel great, and it provides you with the opportunity to have the rest of the day to enjoy other activities.  We have a great selection of morning classes from which you can choose!  Come enjoy a wonderful morning class & then head to the beach for a fun summer day.  

Yoga has helped many feel more relaxed, as well as tone and stretch muscles, increase flexibility, improve balance, and enable you to gain strength.  It can help you too!  Moonflower Yoga has 14 great weekly yoga or meditation classes from which you can choose.   All of the classes on the schedule are suitable for beginners or those seeking a slower-paced class where you can deeply stretch while strengthening your body and improving flexibility.

Every class on the Moonflower Yoga schedule is available via Zoom.  Select classes, designated as “hybrid yoga classes”, are also available for LIMITED in-person attendance.  For further info on which classes are “hybrid” classes and how the hybrid classes work, please click on the “Descriptions” tab above and read the very important info on hybrid classes BEFORE you register for a hybrid yoga class requesting an in-person spot.   We look forward to seeing you either online or in person for a hybrid class.

There is NEVER a membership contract to sign at Moonflower Yoga.   You can register and purchase just one single activity.   To register for a single activity, click on the “Schedule” tab above, select your activity, and follow the simple registration and payment steps for that activity.  You will receive written confirmations for your registration and payment.  Payment is via PayPal but you do NOT need a PayPal account in order to purchase an activity. PayPal accepts ALL major credit cards, and there is NO processing fee charged to you for using PayPal for a class or workshop purchase.

Would you like to attend multiple activities in the month of August?  If so, it would be great to have you join us!  If you spend $100 in class purchases for the month of August, you receive a FREE 30-minute class in August as a thank you.  To purchase an August class package, instead of registering for each individual class, simply send an email to moonfloweryoga@optimum.net advising which classes you would like to attend for the month.  We will get the paperwork started and reserve your spots for you.

There are also some great workshops available to help you de-stress and relax.  A listing of those fun and relaxing activities is below, and you will also find additional details on the “Workshops” tab for workshops or the “Clubs” tab for the Moonflower Yoga Book Club and Needle Arts Group.

Do you need some yoga supplies?  Curbside pickup is available with touchless payment!  Is it time for a new yoga mat that provides you better support and more cushioning?  Purchase a new yoga mat in July or August and receive a FREE yoga mat bag as a thank you.   We also have yoga supplies including blocks, bolsters, blankets, and straps.  Or enjoy a beautiful, lovely essential oil.   Favorites include  Stress Away, Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, Thieves, and many more.  Or try our August featured oil: Peppermint now at 10% off.   Our Moonflower Yoga signature t-shirts are available in short sleeves and are a comfy fit for the summer months.  Just let us know how we can help you.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Namaste,

Nancy

 

Featured morning classes for the month of August:

Yin Yoga Stretch with Rose Wednesday at 10 AM (30 minute online class)

Looking for a great stretching class?   Come try this fabulous class – perfect for all fitness levels.  In this class, taught in a yin yoga style, you will do stretching postures on the ground so you can deeply relax into the posture.  This will help you increase your flexibility and strength.   It is also a wonderful way to release tension from tight muscles and help you relax and get ready for a fabulous day.  Props recommended: a pillow or folded blanket for comfort.  If you have a yoga strap, that would be helpful.  If you do not have a yoga strap, please have a bathrobe tie, an unused men’s tie, or a rolled towel.  If you have a yoga block or yoga bolster, please have this handy as well.

 

Beginner Yoga with Nancy – Sundays at 945 AM (60 minute HYBRID yoga class)

Beginner yoga is great for those who are new to yoga or would like a more basic practice. You will be guided through fundamental yoga postures combining breath with movement. The class begins with a gentle warm-up on the ground.  From there the class encompasses standing postures, including light Vinyasa flow to build some energy & release stress, and balance postures to improve your balance.  The class then returns to floor stretches on the mat, ending with quiet relaxation postures to help you de-stress and feel refreshed. It is a fabulous way to start your day!  You will gain strength, flexibility and balance.   Please have a folded blanket or towel near your mat for use during the class.  Please also have a yoga strap (if you have one) or a bathrobe tie, or an unused men’s tie.  A yoga block is also helpful.  If you have a yoga bolster, have this nearby for final relaxation; if you do not have a yoga bolster, you can substitute a large, firm pillow or rectangular couch cushion.

 

NO previous yoga experience is needed for any of the yoga or meditation classes on the moonfloweryoga.com schedule, and beginners are always welcome.  And since this is available via Zoom, you do NOT need to travel or live near Bellmore to attend – just join us at home from the comfort of your living room anywhere in the country and feel great using Zoom.  Check it out! Register now by selecting the class you would like to attend from the Schedule tab above and follow the simple registration and payment steps.

 

Below is a full listing of our great upcoming workshops and Club events.  Come learn something new and have fun with us from the comfort of your home!

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 “Clubs” 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.

  • Evening of Guided Meditation and Peacefulness with Bhante Sujatha (online workshop):  Thursday, August 25th, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM: If  you are feeling anxious or can’t sleep, try guided meditation! Join us for a wonderful evening with Bhante Sujatha as he leads you in a guided meditation which you can do from the safety & comfort of your home.  Bhante is a 30+ year Buddhist Monk, who is singularly focused on adding more love in the world. Bhante teaches loving-kindness meditation to people around the globe for all those seeking the art of happiness and contentment. His approach to meditation is deep and simple, which he explains 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.
  • In the Kitchen with Bob! (a LIVE plant-based cooking demo using Zoom):  Sunday, August 21st, 4:15 PM – 6:15 PM:  Join Moonflower Yoga owner, Nancy, and her husband, Bob, for a fun, LIVE, interactive cooking workshop from their kitchen!  We will supply you with the recipes in advance of the workshop so you can cook along with us from your own kitchen.  You’ll then have a delicious meal to enjoy 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 while cooking from your kitchen.   Have fun with us while learning something new!
  • The Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group: FREE online meeting via Zoom on Saturday, August 20th, beginning at 4:30 PM – Come join us for our fun group!  The practice of Needle Arts which includes crochet, knitting, needlepoint & quilting are wonderful meditative and stress-reducing tools. Work on your piece, share your handiwork, and have fun chatting with the other members.  We also donate finished pieces for those who wish to do so to people in need. Our latest scarf drive will support Operation Gratitude, which sends these scarves to our brave men and women in the military.
  • Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep and Deep Meditation) with Jackie Lee (offered online via Zoom!): Wednesday, August 31st, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM:  Feeling stressed? Join Jackie Lee from the safety and comfort of your living room or bedroom for this relaxing evening!  Yoga Nidra, known as yogic sleep, is a deep meditation used to promote physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. You will deeply relax in a reclining position on your couch, in your bed, or on the floor, as you are led through a deep guided meditation.  You can also set your Sankalpa (heart-felt intention).  One hour of yoga nidra = 4 hours of sleep!
  • Moonflower Yoga Book Club:   FREE online meeting via Zoom on Sunday, August 28th, 4:30 PM – 6 PM:  Take a journey with a great book while having fun and making new friends! For our August meeting, we will be discussing “TOBACCO WIVES” by Adele Meyers.  All are welcome to read this book and join us. Click on the “Clubs” tab above for more info on the book.
  • Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep and Deep Meditation) with Jackie Lee (offered online via Zoom!): Wednesday, September 28th, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM:  Feeling stressed? Join Jackie Lee from the safety and comfort of your living room or bedroom for this relaxing evening!  Yoga Nidra, known as yogic sleep, is a deep meditation used to promote physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. You will deeply relax in a reclining position on your couch, in your bed, or on the floor, as you are led through a deep guided meditation.  You can also set your Sankalpa (heart-felt intention).  One hour of yoga nidra = 4 hours of sleep!
  • Restorative Yoga Poetry Night special event (Melinda) (ONLINE activity): You just missed a summer session; a fall date will be announced soon:  Come 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 aloud 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, we will harness a sense of awareness, peace and gratitude. Join us for a relaxing and heartfelt night.

Stay tuned!!!  We are in the process of adding several great NEW WORKSHOPS to the schedule, all of which will be available via Zoom

You can obtain more info on our great workshops by selecting the “Workshops” tab above.  To register for a workshop or any of our fabulous yoga or meditation classes, select the “Schedule” tab above and follow the simple registration and payment steps.  Payment is via PayPal but you do NOT need a PayPal account and there is NO PayPal fee charged to you.  You can simply purchase your spot by using any major credit card card or a PayPal account if you have one.  The “FAQ” tab above provides answers to other questions that you may have.   Thank you, and we look forward to having you join us!

 

Upcoming class changes:

  • For the summer months, the Friday Sacred Stretch, Strong Body yoga class with Theresa will have a slightly earlier start time of 9:30 AM.
  • For the summer months, the Thursday Stretch and Flow class with Nancy will have a slightly earlier start time of 945 AM.
  • The Thursday night Slow Flow and Singing Bowls class with Jessica for the last week in July has been moved from Thursday, July 28, to FRIDAY, July 29, at 7 PM.
  • There are NO classes on the schedule on Friday, August 5th.
  • The studio will be closed for some vacation in August.  There will be no classes from August 7th through August 12th.
  • There is NO  Thursday 12 PM Chair Yoga class on August 25th.

Curbside pickup at the studio is available! 

Curbside pickup at the studio is available for some items you may need for your home practice.  How about a beautiful Hugger Mugger yoga mat?  Hugger Mugger Tapas yoga mats, which Moonflower Yoga sells, were just rated one of the top 3 best yoga mats in the US.  They are very durable and last for years if you keep it safely in your house and not in your car or garage. With each new yoga mat purchased, we are currently including a FREE Moonflower Yoga mat bag to store your new mat.  We also sell yoga blocks, yoga straps, blankets, and bolsters which are wonderful for your home practice.  Click on the “Products” page for additional info on yoga supplies.

Or you can purchase a lovely, relaxing Young Living essential oil.  Could you use a bottle of favorite Stress Away right now?  Lavender essential oil is great for relaxation or helping with skin irritation. Citrus Fresh, Lemon, or Tangerine add a lovely clean scent to your home or try Thieves for a spicy scent.  Want to cool off in the summer?  Try Peppermint oil!  Moonflower Yoga sells a wide variety of Young Living essential oils; just ask us!

We also have lovely handmade beaded bracelets, as well as AAOTE aromatherapy jewelry items.  Our super-soft signature t-shirts and hoodies are also available in a variety of sizes.

Just let us know which items you would like to purchase, and we will arrange for a cashless online purchase and a curbside delivery to your car from the studio. Purchased items can also be shipped to you within the continental US.

 

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 most recent  “Prize of the Month” for booking the most classes was won by Leslie. Congratulations Leslie!  Leslie won a bottle of Pan Away  essential oil from Young Living. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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