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

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February classes, news & more!

February!  The month of love!   It brings us Valentine’s Day.   It also brings us a reminder to LOVE OURSELVES.  We must learn to love ourselves and take care of ourselves first before we can take care of others.

One way in which you can take care of yourself is by giving yourself some relaxing time in a great yoga or meditation class, or by discovering something new, making friends, and having fun in one of our great upcoming workshops, events or Reiki sessions.   We have a fabulous schedule from which you can choose.  Beginners are always welcome at Moonflower Yoga, in addition to practitioners with yoga experience.    With spring coming soon, a great yoga class is also a wonderful way to become toner and ready for the upcoming warmer months.

With Moonflower Yoga’s small-class setting, it is a wonderful place to practice, as our instructors pay attention to you.   If it has been a while since you exercised regularly, we have a fabulous array of beginner classes which are a perfect place to start.

Moonflower Yoga has beginner-level yoga classes EVERY DAY from which you can choose.

 

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
  • Sunday: 9:45 AM Beginner, 11:15 AM Kundalini w/Lori
  • Monday: 4:30 PM Beginner Yoga Fundamentals, 6 PM Pilates Strengthen and Stretch, 7:30 PM Candlelight Restorative (alternate Mondays)
  • Tuesday 9:30 AM Yoga Strengthen and Stretch with Samantha (NEW!), 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 (alternate Weds.) 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 (featured class for February!), plus the 11:30 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

Moonflower Yoga also 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 in the new year! Learn more about Reiki from the “Reiki” tab above.

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 steps.

  • Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group: Sunday, February 23rd, 4:30 PM – 6 PM:  Come discover the meditative qualities of crochet and other needle arts while having fun.  We will get you started with some basic crochet stitches.
  • Sound Healing evening with Mudra and Meditation (Jessica Saraswati): Friday, February 28th, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM – SOLD OUT – wait list available: End your week with the soothing sounds of singing bowls plus essential oil aromatherapy to relax! Newcomers welcome.
  • Reiki Level One training: Saturday, February 29th, 1:15 PM – 6:15 PM – SOLD OUT – wait list available or try April 26th: 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.
  • Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club: Sunday, March 1st, 1:30 PM – 3 PM: Learn the fun game of Mah Jongg! Newcomers, as well as experienced players willing to work with newcomers, are welcome.
  • White Lotus Flower Mala Workshop with Carol ProcopioSaturday, March 7th, 1:30-3:30 PM – SOLD OUT – wait list available:   Mala beads are a string of 108 beads used to keep count of positive affirmations (mantras) during meditation. Mantra meditation is calming and restorative. It helps to improve focus and to promote a sense of well-being.  In this workshop, you will make a White Lotus Flower Mala using gemstone beads. Each participant will be provided with red creek jasper beads, moonstone beads, brass lotus flower spacer beads, a carved white jadeite lotus flower guru bead and a tassel made from sari silk ribbon. All materials are included in the price.  You will love your very special mala bead set which you created!
  • Reiki Level Two training: Sunday, March 8th: 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 Healing Circle (open to all): Friday, March 13th, 6:30 PM – 8:15 PM:  Curious about Reiki?  Come receive a Reiki treatment in this lovely Reiki Healing Circle! Each person has an opportunity to be in the center of the circle & receive Reiki.  NO prior Reiki experience needed.  You’ll feel relaxed and ready for a great weekend ahead. Space is limited; book early.
  • Moonflower Yoga Book Club: Sunday, March 15th, 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 “THE MAGIC STRINGS OF FRANKIE PRESTO” by Mitch Alborn.  All are welcome to read this book and join us. Click on the “Clubs” tab above for more info on the book.
  • Help release back pain and stress in the “Breathe Into the Spine for Your Health” workshop (Theresa): Saturday, March 21st, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM:  SOLD OUT – wait list available: Join us for the debut of this great workshop which combines movement, mantra (chanting), meditation, and Reiki with postures to help relax the nervous system.  Click on the “Workshops” tab for wait list info.
  • Reiki Level One training: Sunday, March 22nd, 1:15 PM – 6:15 PM – SOLD OUT – wait list available or try April 26th: 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.
  • Spring Cooking with Bob! Learn Vegan and Gluten-Free Cooking Ideas: Sunday, March 29th, 2 PM – 4 PM: Come discover great, healthy cooking ideas with live cooking demo and lots of food samples. You’ll love this delicious & fun workshop!
  • Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club: Sunday, April 5th, 1:30 PM – 3 PM: Learn the fun game of Mah Jongg! Newcomers, as well as experienced players willing to work with newcomers, are welcome.
  • Chakra Spring Cleanse & Energy Bracelet Workshop with Lynn Pieroni: Saturday, April 4th, 2-4 PM: Chakras are energy gateways in your body.  They help to deliver life force energy to our body & it is vital to keep the chakras flowing to maintain good health.  Come learn about the importance of the chakras PLUS make a lovely chakra energy bracelet.  Lynn will also lead you in a guided chakra meditation to help you engage with your chakras.  Join us for this wonderful, NEW workshop!  Click on the “Workshops” tab for further info & to see a picture of the bracelet.
  • Healing Through Loving Kindness Meditation with Bhante Sujatha – SOLD OUT – wait list available: Tuesday, April 21st, 7 – 9 PM: Connect with your natural healing power with the gentle guidance of Bhante Sujatha, a 40+ year Buddhist monk and Abbot of the Blue Lotus Temple. Learn how to reduce your stress, anxiety, and worry, gain a sense of empowerment over challenging issues in your life, as well as your life’s purpose, and discover how to awaken to the blessings of the present moment.    Click on the “Workshops” tab for wait list info.
  • Reiki Level One training: Sunday, April 26th, 1:15 PM – 6:15 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.
  • Mandala Pendant Necklace workshop with Carol Procopio: Saturday, May 2nd, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM (NEW!) : Honor a special woman in your universe by making a beautiful gemstone mandala pendant necklace. Give it as a gift on Mother’s Day or wear it yourself as a statement of finding harmony in your universe!  The price of this workshop includes all materials to make your lovely necklace.  Click on the “Workshops” tab for additional info and to see a picture of the necklace you will make.  Book early!  Carol’s previous jewelry workshops have sold out.
  • A Gathering for Self-Realization and Meditation with Chandresh (an EXCLUSIVE series for Moonflower Yoga!): A new date will be announced soon – watch this space! 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!

 

 

Moonflower Yoga is featured on News 12 Long Island!

Moonflower Yoga was selected by News 12 Long Island for a story in conjunction with Heart Health Month in February.  Shari Einhorn of News 12 Long Island was at the Moonflower Yoga studio to film the piece, and we think it came out great!  We are very excited that Moonflower Yoga was the featured Long Island New York yoga studio for this important topic.  Here is the link to the News 12 Long Island piece:

http://longisland.news12.com/story/41735495/relax-and-destress-yoga-and-heart-health

 

 

 

NEW YOGA MATS HAVE JUST ARRIVED!

Have a great start to this year with a new yoga mat from Hugger Mugger!  Hugger Mugger is a leading yoga supplier, and all their products are made in the USA.  The new mats come in many lovely colors and different weights.   Some are very lightweight, yet still well-padded and sticky so you feel comfortable support while you practice your classes.  As a special treat, if you purchase a new yoga mat at Moonflower Yoga in the month of February, you receive a FREE Moonflower Yoga mat bag.  Check out these beautiful mats on your next visit to the studio.

 

 

 

Check out this NEW yoga class starting in February:

YOGA STRENGTHEN AND STRETCH (with Samantha Hedges)

Tuesday mornings at 9:30 AM

Join this great morning yoga class with Samantha and leave feeling grounded and open to whatever the day will bring! Samantha will guide you through traditional yoga postures, which will help you stretch your muscles, improve your balance, and strengthen your body.  The class will consist of both seated and standing postures, with props available to assist you in alignment and balance. The class will end with several minutes of quiet relaxation on the ground to help you prepare for the fabulous day ahead. All levels of practice, including beginners, are welcome to attend this empowering yoga class.  Come give it a try!        

About Samantha:  Samantha joins the Moonflower Yoga teaching team in February, 2020, and teaches a NEW Yoga Strengthen and Stretch class on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 AM. Samantha is a 200 hour RYT. She trained at Nature Yoga Sanctuary in Chicago, and has 6 years of yoga teaching experience at studios and gyms in Illinois, Indiana, and Vietnam! Samantha moved to Long Island for love in 2019 and promptly sought out her yoga community. Outside of her yoga life, she is finishing her PhD in education policy and spends her free time growing, cooking, and eating yummy food; sewing; hiking; and listening to live music. Come join Samantha on Tuesday mornings for this great yoga class!

BOOK NOW!   You can register for this class by selecting it from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.

 

 

 

Featured yoga class for the month of February:

Friday Stretch with Jeannine (B)

Fridays at 10 AM

Looking for a great, late morning, beginner yoga class on Fridays?  Come try Friday Stretch – perfect for all fitness levels.  In this class, taught in a yin yoga style, you will do deep stretching postures on the ground with the assistance of props such as bolsters, blankets, pillows, yoga straps, and blocks to allow you to relax into the posture.  This will help you increase your flexibility and strength.   It is also a wonderful way to release stress from the week and get you ready for a fabulous weekend!

BOOK NOW!   You can register for this class by selecting it from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.

 

 

 

Essential oil of the month for February – Lavender!

Enjoy one of the most popular oils at Moonflower Yoga – lavender oil!  Lavender essential oil has a scent that is a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. Lavender is a great beginner oil and a must for every home. Lavender essential oil isn’t just a favorite because of its classic scent—it’s also highly versatile. Inhaling its beautiful scent can help you feel more relaxed.   From skin care products to relaxing routines, this oil can infuse and enhance many areas of your life.  It makes a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift!  Purchase your bottle of lavender oil on your next trip to the Moonflower Yoga studio, or try one of the other lovely lavender products from Young Living available at the studio: lavender hand lotion or lavender bath bombs.

 

 

The Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group

Are you feeling stressed?  Come discover the relaxing qualities of needle arts and join us on Sunday afternoon, February 23rd!  It is very meditative to work with your hands on a crocheted project.   If you do not know how to crochet, we can get you started with a basic crochet stitch so you can learn and practice.  Do you prefer knitting or embroidery?   Attendees can bring whatever handiwork they enjoy to the meeting.   Our Needle Arts group consists of a nice group of women who come together to make beautiful creations as they have fun catching up with the other members and sharing their ideas.  The Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group members also choose to donate some of the items they have created to those in need.  Scarves & wheelchair lap blankets have been donated & are very much loved by the recipients.  Yummy homemade dessert is served.  Come join us and discover the meditative qualities of needle arts while having fun and learning something new!   Register by selecting this Club date from the Schedule tab above & following the simple registration and payment steps.

 

 

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:

CLICK HERE

 

 

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 March schedule for our Stress-Buster series:

  • Less Stress Meditation (Cathi) (March 3rd): 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. All are welcome to attend this lovely class.
  •  Support and Relax with Reiki and Restorative Yoga (Theresa) (March 10th): In this particular session, enjoy a lovely class with Theresa Mariano Doyle! The class will be a combination of gentle restorative yoga, coupled with the relaxing effects of Reiki with Reiki Master Practitioner Theresa. It’s a great way to end your day.
  • Kundalini meditation & gong relaxation (Cathi) (March 24th): 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 (Nancy) (March 31st): 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. Nancy, who is a Reiki Master Teacher, also provides a brief, optional Reiki treatment while you are reclining for those who choose to have a Reiki treatment. You will leave feeling refreshed and renewed!

 

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!

 

February class changes:

  • A new class joins the Tuesday morning schedule starting in February!  Join Samantha for “Yoga Strengthen and Stretch” starting February 18th.  Scroll up for additional info.
  • The 5 PM Yoga Basics class for the month of February previously taught by Jeannine Bayer will be taught by Melinda Reidy.

 

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 29th, 2020.   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, 2020.   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 Leslie. Congratulations Leslie!  Leslie won a beautiful aromatherapy necklace from AAOTE. The  February contest is underway! Book your classes now and you are automatically entered in this month’s contest.

 

 

 

 

 

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