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

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Summer is in full swing!   For many, it is vacation time, and maybe you have a few days of “stay-cation” time planned.   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 fabulous variety of thirteen amazing morning classes from which you can choose!  Come enjoy a wonderful morning class & then head to the beach for a fun summer day.  

 

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 (NEW! starts in Sept. – see below)
  • 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, or the 7:30 PM Stress-Buster series of classes (see below for this month’s offerings)
  • Wednesday: 11:30 AM Chair Yoga with Reiki, 4:45 PM Wall and Chair: A Supported Sequence, 6:00 PM Chair Body Stretch and Meditation,  7:30 PM Slow Flow & Singing Bowls with Jessica (NEW! starts in Sept.; alternate Weds. – see below) or 7:45 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, plus the 11:15 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

Would you like to learn something new 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 we crochet or knit), the Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club, or the Moonflower Yoga Women’s Gathering group where we focus on topics of relevance to women.  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!

 

 

PLEASE WELCOME BACK JESSICA SARASWATI TO THE MOONFLOWER YOGA TEACHING SCHEDULE WITH A NEW WED. EVENING CLASS STARTING IN SEPTEMBER!!

Slow Flow and Singing Bowls (B) with Jessica Saraswati

Alternate Wednesday evenings at 7:30 PM starting in September

End your day with some light movement and sound healing.

Gentle yoga, coupled with deep breathing, followed by sound healing savasana (relaxation pose) will bring you to new levels of peace. The sounds and vibrations of the singing bowls create a powerful environment for mindfulness, healing and drawing the awareness inward.

This class is perfect for all levels of practice. Whether you are brand new to yoga and meditation, or you are a seasoned practitioner, everyone can benefit from this class.

The time is NOW!

Reserve your spot in this great new class!  You can book your reservation by selecting this class from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.  Alternatively add it to your monthly class package.

 

 

PLEASE WELCOME VICTORIA SMITH TO THE MOONFLOWER YOGA TEACHING ROSTER WITH A GREAT NEW SATURDAY MORNING CLASS STARTING IN SEPTEMBER!!

Weekend Beginner Stretch (B)

Saturday mornings at 11:15 AM starting in September

 

Join Victoria for this great yoga class designed for all fitness levels including beginners!  Victoria will guide through a series of fundamental yoga poses that will build strength, stretch your body, and improve balance.  It will be taught in a hatha yoga style (NOT hot yoga) which works with all areas of the body to help you feel better and get stronger.  Victoria will also show you how to link your breath to movement to enable you to relax, release tension, as well as stretch further.  Props are available to help you for support in your practice.  The class will be a combination of seated and standing yoga postures and ends with several minutes of quiet relaxation on the ground.  Come give this wonderful yoga class a try and have a great start to your weekend!

Reserve your spot in this great new class!  You can book your reservation by selecting this class from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.  Alternatively add it to your monthly class package.

 

 

Teacher news for August & September:

 

Theresa Mariano Doyle, RYT200 and Reiki Master Practitioner, returns to Moonflower Yoga:   Moonflower Yoga announces the return of Theresa to the studio!  Theresa was a well-loved yoga teacher at the studio but left to pursue other interests in the medical field.  Theresa returns to Moonflower Yoga in August 2019, to teach the Stretch, Intense, Restore class on Mondays at 730 PM, a class she created for the studio a couple of years ago.   Theresa is a Registered Yoga Teacher and a graduate from the Yoga Darshana Center.  Theresa is a passionate student of yoga, and her dream has been to bring all of her life experience in wellness to her students.  Theresa believes that we all have very different bodies and we should honor exactly where we are as students, moving in a way that feels right for the student.  As an instructor, she focuses on bringing clarify to the nature of the postures so that the practice can become more fluid and flowing.  As the practice grows, so does the body’s strength and the mind’s imagination.   Theresa is also a Reiki Master Practitioner having taken her Reiki training at Moonflower Yoga.  Most recently Theresa received her certification as a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and she is also a licensed esthetician and a graduate of the Aveda Institute.  Please welcome Theresa back to Moonflower Yoga starting in August!

 

Jeannine Bayer, RYT200, joins the Moonflower Yoga staff:   Jeannine joins the Moonflower Yoga staff beginning in August.  She teaches the Morning Movement and Meditation class on Tuesday at 9:15 AM, as well as the  5:00 pm Yoga Basics class.   Jeannine Bayer is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher. She has been practicing yoga for many years; but through her teacher training was able to find the right alignment for her body. Her Yoga Teacher Training and background as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist reaffirmed her belief that health and wellness exists on a comprehensive level; physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Jeannine is a strong proponent of practicing mindfulness in our daily lives, and believes we must treat ourselves with love, kindness, and gratitude on and off our mats. Her teaching style focuses on proper alignment, supporting ourselves through use of props, and finding our bodies in a given pose.  In her free time she enjoys writing about the principles of yoga and nutrition, and how they can be incorporated into our daily lives.  Please welcome Jeannine to Moonflower Yoga!

 

Jessica Saraswati, RYT200 and Reiki Master Practitioner returns to Moonflower Yoga in September!

Please welcome back Jessica Saraswati to the Moonflower Yoga teaching schedule starting September 4th!   Jessica was a much-loved teacher at Moonflower Yoga before she took her maternity leave to give birth to her beautiful son, Leo.   Moonflower Yoga is happy to announce that Jessica will be back on the teaching schedule on alternate Wednesday evenings with a new Slow Flow and Singing Bowls class (see the full description above).    Jessica incorporates a wonderful array of singing bowls during her classes, and the vibration and sound from the singing bowls allows the body and mind to relax.   Please join Jessica on alternate Wednesday evenings for her great new yoga class!

 

 

Victoria Smith, RYT200 joins the Moonflower Yoga team in September with a great NEW beginner-level class!

Victoria became certified as a Yoga instructor in 2005.  She teaches Hatha Yoga, which is a wonderful fundamental yoga practice, and her philosophy is that yoga is not exercise.  Yoga is much more than that.  Yoga is a practice that will strengthen our bodies but also our minds and our connection to our own spirit. When we enter the yoga studio it is a reminder to let go of our need to compete and just enjoy being in our bodies able to move and most importantly breathe.  Victoria strives to have her students connect their breath to movement to help them stretch as well as to aid in relaxation.   Please join Victoria for her great NEW “Weekend Beginner Stretch” class on Saturday mornings at 11:15 AM starting in Sept.

 

 

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:

  • Reiki Level One training:  Saturday, August 24th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM  – SOLD OUT; wait list available or try Sunday, October 20th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM, Sunday, November 10th, or Sunday, December 1st:  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 Friday, September 6th, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM (summer hours): Take a journey with a great book while having fun and making new friends! For our next meeting, which is our 50th Book Club meeting, we will be discussing “From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily and Finding Home”.  All are welcome to read this  book  and join us.  Click on the “Clubs” tab above for more info on the book.
  • Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club:  Saturday, September 7th, 2 PM – 3:30 PM:  Come join us for this fun club!  Newcomers, as well as experienced players willing to work with newcomers, are welcome.  Click on the “Clubs” tab for additional info.
  • Reiki Level One training:  Saturday, September 21st, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM  – SOLD OUT; wait list available or Sunday, October 20th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM, Sunday, November 10th, or Sunday, December 1st:  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 Three Master Practitioner training:  Saturday, September 28th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – only one spot open – book now!   In this training session, you will become a Reiki Master Practitioner! 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.
  • Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club:  Sunday, October 6th, 1:30 PM – 3 PM:  Come join us for this fun club!  Newcomers, as well as experienced players willing to work with newcomers, are welcome.  Click on the “Clubs” tab for additional info.
  • Reiki Level Two training:  Saturday, October 12th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM: 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 Level One training:  Sunday, October 20th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 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.
  • Stressed? Difficulty Sleeping? Digestion Issues? Come Learn about Ayurveda & Your Dosha Type (Nancy): Friday, October 25th, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM:  Discover ways in which you can create better balance by following your body’s natural “dosha” type through the principles of Ayurveda. Ayurveda has been practiced successfully for thousands of years.  Learn what your dosha type is and how Ayurveda has helped people to feel better.
  • A Gathering for Self-Realization and Meditation with Chandresh (an EXCLUSIVE series for Moonflower Yoga!) :   You just missed a session!  Stay tuned as we announce the next date in this ongoing series.   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.
  • Reiki Healing Circle:  Friday, November 1st, 6:30 PM – 8 PM:  Come discover Reiki!  Each person has an opportunity to receive Reiki while in the center of the circle.  NO prior Reiki experience needed.
  • Reiki Level One training:  Sunday, November 10th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 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.
  • Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group:   Sunday, November 17th, 4:30 PM – 6 PM:  Come join our fun group!  Newcomers, as well as people experienced in knitting and crocheting, are welcome.  If you are new to crochet or knitting, we can offer some advice to help you get started.  Discover the meditative quality of needle arts!
  • Reiki Level One training:  Sunday, December 1st, 1:15 PM – 5:45 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.

 

STAY TUNED!   We are planning more great workshops and events for the coming months!

 

 

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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 August and upcoming September schedule for our Stress-Buster series:

  • Kundalini meditation & gong relaxation with Cathi (August 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 (Nancy) (September 3rd):  Feeling stressed? In this particular class, 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. You will leave feeling refreshed and renewed!
  • Less Stress meditation with Cathi (September 10th):  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.
  • Relax with Reiki with Nancy (September 17th):  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.  Come give this de-stressing class a try!
  • Kundalini meditation & gong relaxation with Cathi (September 25th):  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!

 

August class changes:

  • The Tuesday Yoga Basics at 5 PM and the Tuesday Morning Movement and Meditation class at 915 AM will be taught by Jeannine Bayer, who joins the Moonflower Yoga teaching team.
  • The Stretch Intense and Restore class on alternate Mondays at 730 PM will be taught by Theresa Mariano Doyle, who returns to Moonflower Yoga to teach the class she created for the studio.
  • The 11:15 AM Strengthen and Stretch class on Saturdays leaves the schedule in mid-August.   It will be replaced in September with a great NEW Weekend Beginner Stretch class with Victoria at 11:15 AM (scroll up for additional info).
  • Nancy is recovering from an injury due to a car accident.  Some of her August classes will be taught by other teachers while Nancy recuperates from the accident.  You will see the substitute teacher listed next to the class title on that page.
  • The Beginner Yoga class on Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th will be taught by River as Nancy is injured.

 

August class packages:

For the month of August, 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 August class packages offer a discount over the per-class price.   The discounted classes purchased under the August class package must be used between August 1st and August 31st, 2019.  Please note that the Moonflower Yoga studio is closed for one week of vacation from Sunday, August 4th through Saturday, August 10th, and there are  NO classes during this one-week period.   The class package must be purchased at the Moonflower Yoga studio.

 

Upcoming September class packages:

For the upcoming month of September, 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 September class packages offer a discount over the per-class price.   The discounted classes purchased under the September class package must be used between September 1st and September 30th, 2019.  Please note that the Moonflower Yoga studio is closed for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 2nd.  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  July was won by Leslie.   Congratulations Leslie!   Leslie booked her first yoga class at Moonflower Yoga in late March and has been a regular at the studio since then.  We are glad you are a regular part of the studio, Leslie!    Leslie won a beautiful bottle of “Stress Away” essential oil from Young Living.   The August contest is underway!   Book your classes now and you are automatically entered in this month’s contest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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