Moonflower Yoga
2093 Bellmore Avenue
Bellmore, NY 11710
Phone: (516) 557 2206
Email: [email protected]

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March is almost here and with it brings the arrival of spring!  The days are getting longer, and we have been experiencing some warm days which remind us that spring is not that far away.

As we start to think of spring, the thought of summer is not far behind.  We may want to shed some added weight from the winter and get ourselves into shape for the warmer months knocking on our door.  A great yoga class at Moonflower Yoga can help you do this while also helping you de-stress. Moonflower Yoga has 23 weekly classes from which you can choose!    You can register for any available class from the Schedule tab above.  Just follow the simple registration & payment steps and you are all set!

Are you a beginner and not sure which classes are right for you?   Here is a quick checklist of classes that are suitable for beginners or those seeking a gentler practice:

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 (NEW starting in March!)
  • Sunday: 10 AM Beginner, 11:15 AM Kundalini
  • 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 (our featured class for March!), 11 AM Chair Yoga with Nancy, 5 PM Yoga Basics, or the 7:30 PM Stress-Buster series (try the “Less Stress” class or the fabulous Kundalini Meditation and Gong Relaxation class with Cathi – check schedule)
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM Rejuvenate and Stretch, 5 PM Chair Yoga with Lynn, 7:45 PM Gentle Yoga Stretch.
  • Thursday: 10 AM Stretch & Flow, 11:30 AM Chair Yoga with Lynn, 5 PM Stretch and Meditate 101, or 7:45 PM Unwind & Relax.
  • 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 spring:

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
  • Sunday: 8:45 AM Radiant Body Yoga with Stephanie
  • Monday: 7:30 PM Stretch Intense, and Restore with Danielle (alternate Mondays – check schedule)
  • Tuesday: 6:15 PM Move and Stretch with Jackie Lee
  • Wednesday: 6:15 PM Balance and Tone with Lynn

 

 

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:

  • Discover Essential Oils and Make a Handmade Essential Oil Gift (Nancy): Saturday, Feb 24th, 1:30 PM-2:45 PM: Come learn more about essential oils & their many uses.  Sample beautiful essential oils.  We will each make a beautiful lavender or sage spray in a cobalt blue glass bottle to take home. You’ll love this fun and fragrant workshop!
  • Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group:   Sunday, February 25th,  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!
  •  Sip ‘n’ Paint with Frank: Saturday, March 10th, 2 -4 PM: Have a blast as you make your own painting to take home with you with guidance from Frank in this very fun event.  We supply all the materials.  Delicious food will be on hand as well.
  • Moonflower Yoga Book Club: Sunday, March 11th, 4:30 PM – 6 PM:  Take a journey with a great book and join us! Fabulous way to learn something new, have fun & meet new people.  As there is a longer gap between book discussion meetings, we will be discussing TWO books for this March meeting: SOURDOUGH and THE PRAYER BOX (Carolina Heirlooms #1).  Click on the “Events” tab for more info.  All are welcome to read one or two of these books and join us!  Newcomers welcome.
  • Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club:   Saturday, March 3rd (2 PM – 3:30 PM):  Fun afternoon!  We are looking for experienced members who can teach newcomers, as well as new students who would like to learn.
  • Reiki Level Two training:  Sunday, March 18th, 1 PM – 5:30 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.
  • Discover Thai Yoga with Dona Squires, LMT & 500RYT:  Saturday, March 24th, 1 PM – 3:15 PM: You’ll love this wonderful workshop!  Learn the healing touch of Thai Yoga massage, an ancient healing form of bodywork. Dona will guide you on a blissful journey to give and receive thai yoga using deep compression, acupressure, rhythmic rocking, dynamic stretching and gentle massage of the legs, arms, shoulders, and feet.  Come with your significant other, best friend or a special person.  Register early for the early-bird price.
  • Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group:   Sunday, March 25th,  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: Saturday, March 31st, 1:30 PM – 3:30 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!
  • Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club:   Saturday, April 7th 3rd (2 PM – 3:30 PM):  Fun afternoon!  We are looking for experienced members who can teach newcomers, as well as new students who would like to learn.
  • Reiki Level One training:  Saturday, April 14th, 1-5:30 PM: Come learn the basics of Reiki and receive a Reiki Level One certification.  Discover the healing energies of Reiki and why leading medical institutions now offer Reiki as an alternative therapy.
  • Reiki Healing Circle: Sunday, April 22nd, 1:30 PM – 3:30 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!
  • Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg:   Saturday, April 7th (2 PM – 3:30 PM):  Fun afternoon!  We are looking for experienced members who can teach newcomers, as well as new students who would like to learn.
  • Women’s Gathering (Reading of BENDING TO BEAUTY with author Dian Zirilli Mares):   Saturday, May 5th, 1:30 PM – 3 PM:  Join us for this intriguing NEW series of meetings and discussions on topics of interest to women.  In this newest chapter, author Dian Zirilli Mares will read from her book BENDING TO BEAUTY which takes us on a woman’s journey through the joys and pains so many women share.  Riveting and a perfect event immediately before Mother’s Day!
  • Reiki Level Three Master Practitioner training:  Sunday, May 20th, 1 PM – 530 PM:  Become a Reiki Master!  Learn the final 3 symbols of Reiki and receive 4 additional attunements.  Take your training to the Master level!
  • Healing the Heart: A Meditation Gathering with Chandresh:  Feb date postponed; a new date will be announced shortly – stay tuned.   Is life moving so quickly that you don’t have time to self-reflect & meditate?  Are relationships that were meant to heal turning out to be a challenge?  Have you been avoiding the healing of your heart?  Join bestselling author and 7th generation spiritual adviser Chandresh Bhardwaj for an incredibly powerful experience prepared for Moonflower Yoga! There will be a guided meditation, talk and discussion on various topics such as consciousness, healing, tantra, mantra, and more!

Stay tuned!  More exciting workshops and events will be added to the schedule shortly!

 

 

Featured class for the month of February:

Move and Stretch with Jackie Lee

Tuesdays at 6:15 PM

Move and Stretch with Jackie Lee is a wonderful class to help you become more flexible and get in great shape while releasing stress from the day in a flowing sequence of poses linking your breath with movement.  Jackie will also guide you through standing and seated postures to develop strength and balance.   This fabulous class ends with several minutes of quiet relaxation to help you further relax and de-stress.  Come give this great class a try!   You’ll love it!

BOOK NOW!   You can register for this class in person at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this class from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.

 

Featured class for the month of March:

Morning Movement and Meditation with Danielle Meill

Tuesday mornings at 9:15 AM

Start your day with peace, mindfulness and bliss! This gentle class begins with a moving meditation allowing you to balance the body, calm the mind and awaken your spirit.  Slowly stretch tight muscles, loose stiff joints, relieve stress, increase flexibility and cultivate balance.  The class will end with several minutes of quiet relaxation to bring you a sense of inner peace.   It is a fabulous way to begin your day!

BOOK NOW!   You can register for this class in person at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this class from the Schedule tab  above and following the simple registration and payment steps.

 

 

 

RADIANT BODY YOGA with Stephanie Rose has returned to the schedule!

Sundays at 8:45 AM – Come give this great class a try!

Have a fabulous start to your Sunday in this wonderful class taught by Stephanie Rose!

Discover your greatness and expand your radiance with this practice developed to strengthen the body, calm the mind and deliver you to your excellence.  Radiant Body Yoga combines strength-building exercises, plus the technical precision of Ashtanga yoga and the transformational possibilities of Kundalini yoga, with the power of mantra (chanting) and meditation. Through this practice, you will gain strength, flexibility, and balance.  At the same time, each thoughtfully-paced class will guide you on a journey towards realizing your greatest potential, your true SELF, all while cultivating a sense of steadiness and ease.   You will feel amazing!

BOOK NOW!   You can register for this class in person at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this class from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.

 

 

 

New class on the March schedule – Come check it out!!!

Strengthen and Stretch (with Rose Edelman) – Saturdays at 11:15 AM

Come start off the weekend with Rose for a strength and stretch class designed for all fitness levels including beginners. Students will be guided through a series of poses designed to improve strength and flexibility while focusing on the importance of alignment. Rose will also teach students about pranayama (breath work) and the connection to calming the mind and body to help you de-stress. This wonderful class will aid in relaxation, mobility, and balance, both on and off the mat. Enjoy the relaxing aroma of beautiful essential oils while you practice. Students will also have an opportunity to ask questions before or after class about poses, alignment, pranayama, and ways to deepen their practice. Come give this fabulous class a try!!

BOOK NOW!   You can register for this class in person at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this class from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.

 

 

 

Congratulations to Moonflower Yoga teacher, Jessica Saraswati, and her husband, Fabrizio, on the birth of their son, Leonardo!

Jessica and Fabrizio welcomed beautiful little Leonardo into the world on February 6th.   Leonardo is a healthy and happy baby and we wish him a lifetime of happiness!   Everyone is doing great.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy Jessica’s singing bowls while she is on maternity leave:

Moonflower Yoga teacher, Jessica Saraswati, has recorded a wonderful CD of her guided singing bowl meditations.   It is a great way to enjoy Jessica’s guided singing bowls while she is on maternity leave.  Moonflower Yoga has copies of her CD for sale.  Come purchase yours at the Moonflower Yoga studio!

 

 

 

 

 

Check out Moonflower Yoga on longislandforsale.com!:

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 February and upcoming March schedule for our Stress-Buster series:

  • Kundalini meditation & gong relaxation with Cathi: February 27th and March 27th:  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.
  • Candlelight Restorative with Nancy: March 6th: Feeling stressed? Melt away your stress in this lovely, very relaxing class which is done while resting on the floor. You will spend several minutes gently stretching and unwinding in each restorative posture with the help of props such as bolsters, blankets, and pillows. The class will be lit by candlelight with soft music in the background. Essential oils are diffused to help you further relax. You will leave feeling refreshed and renewed!
  • Less Stress mediation with Cathi: March 13th:  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.
  • Relax with Reiki with Nancy (NEW!):  March 20th:  In this particular session, enjoy a great, new class with Moonflower Yoga owner and Reiki Master 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!

 

 February class packages:

For the month of  February, 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 February  class packages offer a discount over the per-class price.   The discounted classes purchased under the February  class package must be used between February 1st and February 28th, 2018.  The class package must be purchased at the Moonflower Yoga studio.

 

Upcoming March class packages:

For the upcoming month of  March, 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  March  class packages offer a discount over the per-class price.   The discounted classes purchased under the March  class package must be used between March 1st and March 31st, 2018.  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  January was won by Diana D.   Congratulations Diana!  Diana won a beautiful aromatherapy medallion necklace.   The February contest is  underway. Book your class now  and you are automatically entered in this month’s contest!

 

 

 

 

 

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