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

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Spring has officially arrived!   Spring is a wonderful time of year, and it is a reminder of new beginnings.   It is a great time to take care of YOU and dust off the cobwebs of winter.

Would you like to get in shape for the summer months and lighter clothing?   A great yoga class can put you on the path to doing this!  How about discovering something new?   A Moonflower Yoga workshop, Reiki training session, or one of our fun “Clubs” (the Moonflower Yoga Book Club, the Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club, or the Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group) can help you on this journey.

And, speaking about new, Moonflower Yoga is pleased to announce 3 NEW yoga classes on the April schedule!   Melinda is teaching a wonderful Tuesday Stretch & Relax class at 6:15 PM each Tuesday.  We have also added another chair yoga class to the schedule, this one being on Fridays with Rose Edelman in a lovely Chair Body Stretch at 11:15 AM.   Dona Dovie’s unique Yin Yang Yoga is now on the schedule every Wednesday at 745 PM.  Further info is below on these 3 new classes and the other great yoga classes on the schedule.

Most of all, think of spring as a time to invest in yourself.   If you are looking for beginner yoga classes to help you feel great, Moonflower Yoga has 24 weekly yoga classes from which you can choose, with at least one beginner-level yoga class every day of the week!

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 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 Tuesday Stretch and Relax (NEW!) or the 7:30 PM Stress-Buster series of classes
  • Wednesday: 4:45 PM Wall and Chair: A Supported Sequence, 6:00 PM Chair Body Stretch and Meditation,  7:45 PM Yin Yang Yoga class (NEW!)
  • 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 NEW 11:15 AM Chair Yoga Stretch class starting in April

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

 

Would you like to learn something new this spring while having some fun?   Join us for an upcoming workshop, Reiki training session, or one of the fun Moonflower Yoga clubs.   We have the Moonflower Yoga Book Club,  the Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group where you learn to do basic crochet or knit, and the Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club.  These activities are a great way to make new friends while you discover a new activity.   Click on the Workshop, Clubs, or Reiki tab above for additional information on these upcoming activities.   Or you can 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!

 

NEW class beginning in April – Come give it a try!:

Chair Yoga Stretch with Rose Edelman (B)

Friday mornings at 11:15 AM starting in April

You love Rose’s other classes on the Moonflower Yoga schedule.  Check out this wonderful, NEW class taught by Rose!

If you have difficulty coming up/down from the floor in a regular yoga class, come give this great chair yoga class a try! This is a gentle, beginner-level yoga class where fundamental yoga poses will be done seated in a chair or with the support of a chair for those who can stand while holding a chair. Rose, who is also a yin yoga teacher, will emphasize poses for stretching your muscles. The class will also encompass poses for flexibility and strength building. For those who can stand, there will also be balance poses using a chair for support if needed. In all the poses, you will learn how to link your breath to movement. Rose will teach you some simple pranayama breathing techniques to help you relax. The class will end with several minutes of quiet solitude seated on your chair. This is a wonderful class to help you get stronger and more flexible in a gentle way while also giving you an opportunity to de-stress and relax. Please join Rose for this fabulous class!

BOOK NOW!  You can register for this great class by double clicking on the date you would like to attend from the Schedule tab.  Follow the simple registration & payment steps and you’re all set!

Please note that Moonflower Yoga also offers Chair Yoga classes on Tuesdays at 11 AM with Nancy, Thursdays at 11:30 AM with Lynn, plus 2 Wednesday classes with Lynn: Wall and Chair at 445 PM and Chair Body Stretch at 6 PM.

 

 

NEW class beginning in April – Come give it a try!:

Tuesday Stretch and Relax with Melinda Reidy (B)

Tuesday evenings at 6:15 PM

Muscle tension?  Feeling stressed?  Come try this great NEW yoga class with Melinda.    The class will encompass a combination of flowing standing and seated yoga poses to release muscle tension from the day, while also allowing you to build strength, increase flexibility and improve balance.  After releasing your muscle tension, you will return back to the ground for additional stretching followed by several minutes of relaxing restorative yoga.  In the restorative section, you can deeply unwind with the help of bolsters, blankets & pillows to support you.  This wonderful class is a fabulous way to become stronger, release muscle tension from the day & get you ready for a relaxing evening ahead.   Check it out!

 

 

BOOK NOW!  You can register for this great class by double clicking on the date you would like to attend from the Schedule tab.  Follow the simple registration & payment steps and you’re all set!

 

 

 

 

NEW yoga class – now every Wednesday:

Yin Yang Yoga with Dona Dovie (B)

Wednesday nights at 7:45 PM

Come try this new Yin Yang Yoga class for balancing energy, strength and flexibility!

Yin Yang yoga blends two styles of yoga in one class, bringing together the benefits of both moving yang poses and passive yin stretches.  The class begins with a yang emphasis of building energy with simplicity and ease of movement in basic beginner-level hatha yoga poses. In the yin portion of class, the focus switches to stillness and long-held postures on the ground promoting flexibility and deep release to the body’s fascia muscle.  The class ends with a traditional Shavasana (closing resting pose).  As the whole body rests, enjoy feelings of relaxation that arise as you slow down and move from noise to silence, allowing the mind and nervous system to calm and reset. Combining both Yin and Yang elements in one class provides a healthy and balanced practice for mind, body and heart.  Come give this great class a try!

BOOK NOW!  You can register for this class by double clicking on the date you would like to attend from the Schedule tab.  Follow the simple registration & payment steps and you’re all set!

 

Have you tried Kundalini Yoga?  Kundalini yoga is offered at Moonflower Yoga on:

  • – Thursdays at 6:15 PM with Cathi Nashak
  • – Sundays at 11:15 AM with Lori Pappas
  • – Monthly on Tuesday at 7:30 PM in a Kundalini meditation and gong class with Cathi Nashak (for April: on April 30th)
  • – Special Harp and Gong workshops with Lori Pappas on Friday Nights (for April: April 5th  which is currently sold out; this great workshop will return to the lineup in the fall)

Come explore Kundalini Yoga!  Kundalini yoga is a very unique style of yoga, and it is different from any other style of yoga that you may have taken.  Each Kundalini class is different because the class outlined is based on the kriya (class plan) outlined by Yogi Bhajan for that specific class.  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.”   Come give Kundalini yoga a try!

BOOK NOW You can register for any available Kundalini yoga class or workshop by double clicking on the date you would like to attend from the Schedule tab.  Follow the simple registration & payment steps and you’re all set!

 

 

 

JUST ADDED – THE RETURN OF CHANDRESH TO MOONFLOWER YOGA – BOOK EARLY!!!

A Gathering for Self-Realization & Meditation with Chandresh

Friday, May 3rd, 6:30 PM – 8 PM- almost sold out – book now!

– Do you struggle with finding the purpose of your life?

– Do relationships and career stress you out?

– Have you been looking for spiritual guidance to live your highest self?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, this is the workshop for you!

As we go through the daily drama of life, we start to wonder if there’s any mindful purpose to this life. The daily drama can exhaust our creativity and make us bitter toward life. The key to happiness is in knowing that we are our biggest obstacle and we are our biggest solution.  Makes sense?

In this heartwarming workshop, Chandresh will share the powerful insights about how to invoke our highest potential and simply blossom in life. Through his stories, wisdom nuggets, and guided meditation, Chandresh will set just the perfect foundation for your spiritual growth and eternal bliss. If you feel that your life needs to bloom and be in its highest expression, show up for this gathering to dive deeper and unfold your truth.

Chandresh Bhardwaj is a 7th generation spiritual teacher. He’s the author of the bestselling book ‘Break the Norms’ and runs a podcast by the same title. To know more about him, visit his website cbmeditates.com or instagram @cbmeditates.  Copies of Chandresh’s book, “Break the Norms”, are available for purchase from Chandresh after the event, who can autograph your copy.

Registration fee:   $40 per person which includes delicious homemade dessert and beverages.

BOOK NOW!  Chandresh’s previous workshops at Moonflower Yoga sold out.  You can register for this workshop by double clicking on this workshop from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.

 

 

Make a Beautiful Mother’s Day Gemstone Necklace!

with Carol Procopio

Keep this for yourself or give this to a special person  

 Saturday, May 4th, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM – filling up quickly – book now! Carol’s other workshops sold out

 

Elegant, peaceful, serene, self-aware, and confident…

Do these traits remind you of a special woman in your life?  A mother figure, a sister, an aunt, a wife, or a close friend who you admire?

Honor that special woman by making a gemstone necklace to give her for Mother’s Day.

Join Carol Procopio at Moonflower Yoga in learning to string a necklace from gemstones, including meditative blue apatite and prosperity fostering citrine with a blue patina brass focal piece depicting an elegant Great Heron, a symbol of peacefulness, self-awareness, and confidence.

About Carol: Carol Procopio is a Reiki Master Teacher. She has been taking yoga classes for many years, finding the practice essential to emotional and physical health. She also finds joy in sharing her love of yoga with her husband Craig. Trained as an artist, Carol strives to use her creativity to promote healing.

Price: $75 per person which includes all materials to create your beautiful Mother’s Day necklace, as well as delicious homemade snacks.

BOOK NOW – space is limited!      You can register for this activity by selecting this workshop from the Schedule tab listed above.  Double click on the date and then follow the simple payment and registration steps.

 

 

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:

  • Reiki Level One training:  Saturday, April 27th, 1:30 PM – 5:45 PM – WAS SOLD OUT -one spot now available or try June 2nd:   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 Book Club:  Sunday, April 28th, 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 discussing “Behind Closed Doors”.  All are welcome to read this  book  and join us.  Click on the “Clubs” tab above for more info on the books.
  • Reiki Healing Circle with Nancy: Friday, May 10th, 6:30 PM – 8:15 PM: Discover the relaxing qualities of Reiki!  This healing circle is open to all and NO prior Reiki experience is needed.   Learn why leading medical institutions offer Reiki as an alternative therapy.   Each person attending receives a relaxing Reiki treatment.
  • A Gathering for Self-Realization and Meditation with Chandresh: Friday, May 3rd, 630 PM-8 PM:  Do you struggle with finding the purpose of your life? Do relationships and career stress you out?  Have you been looking for spiritual guidance to live your highest self? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, then this wonderful workshop with 7th generation spiritual teacher and best-selling author Chandresh Bhardwaj is for you! Click on the “Workshop” tab for additional info.  Book early as Chandresh’s previous workshops at Moonflower Yoga all sold out.
  • Make a Beautiful Mother’s Day Gemstone Necklace workshop with Carol Procopio: Saturday, May 4th, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM -filling up quickly – book now!: Create a beautiful necklace for yourself or for someone special in your life from gemstones including meditative blue apatite and prosperity-fostering citrine with a blue patina brass focal piece depicting an elegant great heron, a symbol of peacefulness, self-awareness and confidence.  All materials included in the price.
  • Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club: Sunday, May 5th, 2 PM – 3:30 PM:   Come join our fun Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club! Experienced players willing to work with newcomers, as well as newcomers are welcome.  Great way to have fun & meet people. Click on the “Clubs” tab for additional info.
  • Reiki Level Two training:  Sunday, May 19th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – SOLD OUT – wait list available or try June 29th:  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. Book early as this sells out quickly!
  • Reiki Level One training:  Sunday, June 2nd, 1:30 PM – 6 PM – book early; space is limited and 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.
  • Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club: Saturday, June 8th, 2 PM – 3:30 PM:   Come join our fun Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club! Experienced players willing to work with newcomers, as well as newcomers are welcome.  Great way to have fun & meet people. Click on the “Clubs” tab for additional info.
  • Reiki Level Two training:  Sunday, June 9th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – SOLD OUT; waiting list available or try June 29th:  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.
  • Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group New date TBA; stay tuned!:  Come join us for this fun Club!  Each member brings their own pieces (knitting, crochet, etc) and we have fun catching up with everyone while enjoying delicious food.  Newcomers welcome.
  • Reiki Level Three Master Practitioner training:  Saturday, June 22nd, 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.
  • Reiki Level Two training:  Saturday, June 29th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – book early as this sells out quickly!:  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.

 

  • 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 April and upcoming May schedule for our Stress-Buster series:

  • Candlelight Restorative class with Nancy  (April 16th) (sold out; wait list available):  Feeling stressed?  Melt away your stress in this lovely, very relaxing Candlelight Restorative 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 chose to have a Reiki treatment.  You will leave feeling refreshed and renewed!
  • Relax with Reiki with Nancy (April 23rd):  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.   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 (April 30th):  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 class with Nancy  (May 7th):  Feeling stressed?  Melt away your stress in this lovely, very relaxing Candlelight Restorative 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!
  • Less Stress meditation with Cathi (May 14th):  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.
  • Candlelight Restorative class with Nancy  (May 21st):  Feeling stressed?  Melt away your stress in this lovely, very relaxing Candlelight Restorative 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!
  • Kundalini meditation & gong relaxation with Cathi (May 28th):  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 300 lbs. of food and personal care items through 2018.  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, 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!

 

 

April class changes:

  • There is a NEW Chair Yoga Stretch class with Rose Edelman joining the schedule on Fridays at 11:15 AM starting April 5th.  Come give this great, new class a try!
  • The Gentle Yoga Stretch class at 745 PM will be leaving the schedule in April.  It will be replaced with a weekly Yin Yang Yoga class with Dona Dovie on Wednesdays at 745 PM – see the fuller description above.  Come give this new class a try!
  • The Beginner Stretch class at 6 PM will be taught by Rose for the month of April.   Rosanne returns to the teaching schedule in May.
  • The 6:15 PM Flow and Let Go! class on Tuesdays will be leaving the schedule.  It is being replaced with a NEW Tuesday Stretch and and Relax class with Melinda – see the fuller description above.  Come give this new class a try!
  • The Moonflower Yoga studio is closed on Sunday, April 21, in observance of Easter Sunday.  For those who celebrate the Easter holiday, we wish you a happy Easter.
  • The 745 PM Evening Stretch and Relaxing Restorative Yoga class on Thursday, April 18, will be taught by Rose.

 

Upcoming May class changes:

  • The Moonflower Yoga Studio is closed on Monday, May 27th, in observance of Memorial Day.

 

April class packages:

For the month of April, 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 April  class packages offer a discount over the per-class price.   The discounted classes purchased under the April class package must be used between April 1st and April 30th, 2019.   The class package must be purchased at the Moonflower Yoga studio.  Please note there are NO classes on Easter Sunday.

 

Upcoming May class packages:

For the  upcoming month of May, 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 May  class packages offer a discount over the per-class price.   The discounted classes purchased under the May class package must be used between May 1st and May 31st, 2019.   The class package must be purchased at the Moonflower Yoga studio.  Please note there are NO classes on Memorial Day.

 

 

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  March was won by Debbie D.  Congratulations Debbie!   Debbie won a very comfy Moonflower Yoga t-shirt.  The April contest is underway!   Book your classes now and you are automatically entered in this month’s contest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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