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

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A message of peace this holiday season

 

Wow!  The year has flown by, and it is hard to believe that December is here.   Where has the year gone?

As the holiday season approaches, I have one wish: peace.  Peace can bring us more love, more happiness, and better health.  If we are angry, it creates negative reactions in our body, as well as our mind.   Blood pressure increases, muscles become tight, we don’t get adequate sleep, etc.   When you are in a room with other people and having a good time, what happens when an angry person enters and starts to yell and scream?  It creates a negative, ripple effect.  Everyone becomes tense, and that happy, serene feeling disappears.   Conversely, if that angry person was not angry but entered the room in a peaceful way, everyone continues to enjoy themselves and be peaceful.   It is an example of one of my favorite mantras: Peace begins with YOU.  If you are at peace, you can spread peace to others.  And from there, we can have a more peaceful world.    For all of you, I wish you peace for the holiday season and the upcoming new year.  And may we have a more peaceful world.

As the franticness of the holiday season begins, it can create stress.  It is more important than ever to take care of YOU during the holiday season.   If you are feeling overwhelmed, join us for a relaxing yoga or meditation class at Moonflower Yoga, and let us help reduce your stress enabling you to feel better!   There are great weekly classes on the schedule from which you can choose.   The weather is cold outside, and you don’t have to leave your home – just have fun and relaxation from the comfort of your living room.  If you would like to join us in person, there are some hybrid yoga classes on the schedule.  For those living physically away from the studio, ALL of the classes on the schedule are available online, and you can attend a live, online class via Zoom from anywhere in the US.  You can view the full class offerings from the Schedule tab above.

There are also some fun upcoming activities to help you de-stress.  There is another chapter of our In the Kitchen with Bob series on December 11th, where you can cook alongside us from your home while sharing some laughs.  Needing stress reduction?  Bhante Sujatha, the loving kindness monk, leads us in a wonderful Guided Meditation and insightful discussion on Friday evening, December 8th.   Or join Jackie for her lovely, relaxing, Yoga Nidra event on Wednesday evening, November 30th, or on Wednesday evening December 28th where you’ll say goodbye to 2022 and set intentions & wishes for the new year.  You attend this Yoga Nidra event via Zoom while reclining at home in your bed or on your couch.   Details on all of these workshop activities can be found on the “Workshops” tab above.

Need a holiday gift?   Shop local at Moonflower Yoga!  You can give someone the gift of peace with a Moonflower Yoga gift certificate which can bring the recipient peace and better health.  We are also have a special gift certificate offer between now and the end of 2022.  Further details are below.  Moonflower Yoga has some gift items that you might consider purchasing which can be done via curbside pickup including essential oils, yoga props, aromatherapy jewelry, and signature tops and hoodies.  If you live out of state, items you purchase can also be shipped to you.   Click on the “Products” tab above for additional info on the merchandise offered for sale.

THANK YOU for all your support, and I wish you all very happy holidays.   May you also have a wonderful, happy, and healthy 2023 filled with love, peace, and good health.

Namaste,

Nancy

 

Holiday shopping at Moonflower Yoga!

For the yoga lover in your life (or for yourself), let us help you with your holiday shopping while supporting a local business!   We sell great yoga and meditation props including yoga mats, meditation cushions, blankets, yoga blocks & straps, and Zafuko cushions.  Click on the “Products” tab above for some additional merchandise info.  Curbside pickup is available with secure, cashless transactions.  If you live out of state, we can ship items to you. Just let us know what you would like.  You can send an email to moonfloweryoga@optimum.net advising what you are interested in purchasing or leave us a message at 1(516)557-2206, and we’ll be happy to help you.   Thank you for supporting a local business!

 

Still can’t decide on what to give someone for the holidays?  Give the gift of good health and relaxation with a Moonflower Yoga gift certificate which can be used to attend classes, workshops, or merchandise sold at the studio!!  The gift certificate can be for any amount or for a specific number of classes.  And, if you purchase a $100 gift certificate between now and December 30, 2022, you will receive a FREE bonus 60-minute Zoom class which you can redeem at any time in the next year as our thank you.   You can keep the free bonus class for yourself or give the free bonus class to the recipient of the gift certificate.    Just send an email to moonfloweryoga.com with your gift certificate request, and we can customize your gift certificate, and arrange for a cashless, secure purchase via PayPal.  The gift certificate can be sent electronically directly to the recipient or to the purchaser with a customized message.  It can also be mailed.  Purchase yours today!

 

Join us for a great class!

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Class spotlight for the holiday season:  Relax and De-Stress with Guided Meditation with Rosanne (Mondays at 7 PM) – 30 min online class which you can attend while relaxing at home 

The holiday season can be a stressful time, and it is important to take care of YOU.  Come explore the wonders of meditation!  Doctors all recommend meditation as a tool to help you relax, de-stress, and allow you to feel better.  Meditation is available to everyone, and NO prior meditation experience is needed for this class. All are welcome to join us.

Rosanne Cassidy will lead you into a guided meditation in this lovely class which you can do from your living room while seated in your favorite chair, or reclining in your bed or on a couch, or sitting on the ground, or reclining on the floor of your home, – whichever is most comfortable for you.  If you are doing this from the floor, you may want to have a blanket, pillow, or towel nearby to use as a prop to support your head.  Sit back or lay down as you relax and listen to Rosanne’s soothing voice guiding you through the meditation as she provides visualizations to help you relax.  Come join us and de-stress, and prepare yourself for a restful night’s sleep.

 

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

 

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

Moonflower Yoga has an amazing array of interesting workshops and events from which you choose! People from Bellmore-Merrick-Wantagh-East Meadow-Seaford and other parts of Long Island have been registering, and we hope to see you too. Below is a quick snapshot summary of these very fun activities, and you can discover more info on the “Workshops” or “Clubs” tabs. You can register for any of these great activities by selecting the activity that you would like to attend on the “Schedule” tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.

  • Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep and Deep Meditation) with Jacqueline Hartmann (offered online via Zoom!): Wednesday, November 30th, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM (also available on December 28th):  Feeling stressed? Join Jackie from the safety and comfort of your living room or bedroom for this relaxing evening!  Yoga Nidra, known as yogic sleep, is a deep meditation used to promote physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. You will deeply relax in a reclining position on your couch, in your bed, or on the floor, as you are led through a deep guided meditation.  You can also set your Sankalpa (heart-felt intention).  One hour of yoga nidra = 4 hours of sleep!
  • The Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group: FREE online meeting via Zoom – Saturday, December 3rd, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM:  Come join us for our fun group!  The practice of Needle Arts which includes crochet, knitting, needlepoint & quilting are wonderful meditative and stress-reducing tools. Work on your piece, share your handiwork, and have fun chatting with the other members.  We also donate finished pieces for those who wish to do so to people in need. Our latest scarf drive will support Operation Gratitude, which sends these scarves to our brave men and women in the military.
  • Evening of Guided Meditation and Peacefulness with Bhante Sujatha (online workshop):  Wednesday, December 8th, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM: If you are feeling anxious or can’t sleep, try guided meditation! Join us for a wonderful evening with Bhante Sujatha as he leads you in a guided meditation which you can do from the safety & comfort of your home.  Bhante is a 30+ year Buddhist Monk, who is singularly focused on adding more love in the world. Bhante teaches loving-kindness meditation to people around the globe for all those seeking the art of happiness and contentment. His approach to meditation is deep and simple, which he explains in a way that is practical and easy to understand. A joyful, radiant, funny and wildly energetic monk, Bhante will help you obtain peace that can only be found in deep silence.
  • In the Kitchen with Bob! (a LIVE plant-based cooking demo using Zoom) Sunday, December 11th, 4:15 PM – 6:15 PM:  Join Moonflower Yoga owner, Nancy, and her husband, Bob, for a fun, LIVE, interactive cooking workshop from their kitchen!  We will supply you with the recipes in advance of the workshop so you can cook along with us from your own kitchen.  You’ll then have a delicious meal to enjoy at the end of the workshop!  If you prefer to just watch the preparation and cooking, that’s fine too.   As this is interactive, you can ask questions while cooking from your kitchen.   Have fun with us while learning something new!
  • Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep and Deep Meditation) with Jacqueline Hartmann (offered online via Zoom!): Wednesday, December 28th, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM:  Feeling stressed? Join Jackie from the safety and comfort of your living room or bedroom for this relaxing evening!  Yoga Nidra, known as yogic sleep, is a deep meditation used to promote physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. You will deeply relax in a reclining position on your couch, in your bed, or on the floor, as you are led through a deep guided meditation.  You can also set your Sankalpa (heart-felt intention).  One hour of yoga nidra = 4 hours of sleep!
  • Moonflower Yoga Book Club:   FREE online meeting via Zoom on Sunday, January 22nd, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM:  Take a journey with a great book while having fun and making new friends! For our January meeting, as we are skipping December due to the holidays, we will be discussing TWO books: “Lessons in Chemistry” and “Killers of a Certain Age”.    All are welcome to read these books and join us. Click on the “Clubs” tab above for more info on the book.
  • Restorative Yoga Poetry Night special event (Melinda) (ONLINE activity): You just missed a session; a new date will be announced soon:  Come join us for a unique event! Melinda will guide you through a sequence of relaxing restorative yoga poses, while reading a selection of inspiring poems. The poetry recited aloud will feel like a guided meditation, deepening the experience of each posture. Both poetry and yoga encourage you to connect with your body, mind and surroundings. Using poetry and yoga together, we will harness a sense of awareness, peace and gratitude. Join us for a relaxing and heartfelt night.

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

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

 

Curbside pickup at the studio is available! 

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

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

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

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

 

MONTHLY CUSTOMER APPRECIATION GIFT

We appreciate your business! Each month a special gift will be given to the customer who attends the most classes during the calendar month.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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