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

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A note from Moonflower Yoga owner, Nancy Weshkoff….

During the summer of 2021, I instituted a new “hybrid” class format where a max of 4 fully-vaccinated students could attend classes in person while simultaneously there were attendees enjoying the class via Zoom.  These were a hit, and it was great to welcome people back into the studio for in-person activities, while at the same time accommodating those students who preferred to attend from the comfort and safety of their homes or who geographically lived away from the studio.

Unfortunately, in December 2021, when the omicron variant of the virus started to spread out of control, it became too risky to have students and teachers in the studio.  I therefore made the painful decision at the end of 2021 to close the studio doors at that time to all in-person activities until further notice.  The online activities continued so students and teachers were able to still enjoy a great yoga experience, as well as a fun workshop or Club date.

With the virus numbers lower than December, it is time to bring back the hybrid yoga classes, and the Moonflower Yoga studio doors reopened in April 2022, for specific, 60-minute hybrid yoga classes. It is nice to have people joining us in person again!

With the hybrid yoga classes, EVERY class will still be available online via Zoom for those who prefer attending from their home or who live geographically away from the studio.  Concurrently, there will be a maximum of four fully-vaccinated individuals who can attend one of the hybrid yoga classes in person at the studio.  There is additional further info on how these hybrid classes work on the “Descriptions” tab above.  Please click on that “Descriptions” tab for this important info if you are interested in attending a hybrid class in person.   Please note there are no “Walk Ins” for attending a hybrid yoga class.

These are the classes that are currently available in a 60-minute hybrid class format:

  • Beginner Yoga with Nancy on Sundays at 9:45 AM.
  • Chair Yoga with Nancy on Tuesdays at 12 noon.
  • Move with the Moon yoga class with Theresa on Tuesdays at 7:15 PM.
  • Stretch and Flow with Nancy on Thursdays at 10 AM.
  • Yoga for Bone Health with Lynn on Thursdays at 515 PM.
  • Saturday Stretch, Strengthen and De-Stress with Yoga & Reiki with Nancy on Saturdays at 9:30 AM (NEW class!).

Our interesting and relaxing workshops will also continue to be offered via Zoom including Yoga Nidra with Jackie Lee, an Evening of Guided Meditation with Bhante, and In the Kitchen with Bob online cooking workshop.   You’ll find additional info on these activities on the “Workshops” tab below.   The FREE Moonflower Yoga Book Club and Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group meetings will continue to be online; click on the “Clubs” tab for additional info on these fun activities.

We look forward to seeing you soon – either in person for a hybrid yoga class or online via Zoom!

Namaste,

Nancy

 

 

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.

  • Moonflower Yoga Book Club:   FREE online meeting via Zoom on Sunday, May 29th, 4:30 PM – 6 PM:  Take a journey with a great book while having fun and making new friends! For our March meeting, we will be discussing the Publitzer Prize Winner for Fiction in 2021: “THE NIGHT WATCHMAN” by Louise Erdrich.  All are welcome to read this book and join us. Click on the “Clubs” tab above for more info on the book.
  • The Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group: FREE online meeting via Zoom on Saturday, June 4th, beginning at 4:30 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.
  • In the Kitchen with Bob! (a LIVE plant-based cooking demo using Zoom):  Sunday, June 12th, 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!
  • Evening of Guided Meditation and Peacefulness with Bhante Sujatha (online workshop):  Thursday, June 16th, 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.
  • Restorative Yoga Poetry Night special event (Melinda) (ONLINE activity): Friday, June 17th, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM:  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.
  • Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep and Deep Meditation) with Jackie Lee (offered online via Zoom!): Wednesday, June 22nd, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM:  Feeling stressed? Join Jackie Lee 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!

 

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!

 

Come try this NEW beginner-level Saturday Stretch, Strengthen and De-Stress with Yoga & Reiki (Nancy) on Saturdays at 9:30 AM – NEW Hybrid Yoga 60-min class 

Had a stressful week?  Muscle tension?   Start your weekend in a positive way with this great beginner-level yoga class taught by Moonflower Yoga owner and Reiki Master Teacher, Nancy!  Nancy will guide you through a series of standing and seated fundamental yoga postures that will enable you to stretch tight muscles, give you better strength, and improve flexibility and balance.  For the latter portion of the class, you will be reclining on the ground on your yoga mat as Nancy guides you through relaxation.   As a Reiki Master Teacher, Nancy will also send you Reiki for additional de-stressing while you are reclining.   It is a great way to say goodbye to the work week and get you ready for a fabulous weekend!   Props recommended:  In addition to your yoga mat, please have a yoga block, a small folded blanket, and a yoga strap (or substitute a bathrobe tie for the strap).  A yoga bolster is great for relaxation if you have one.

Please note this is a HYBRID yoga class.  In a hybrid yoga class, the class will be available for all individuals to attend online via Zoom.  In addition, up to 4 FULLY-VACCINATED individuals will be available to attend in person at the Moonflower Yoga studio for an additional in-person fee. NO walk-ins.  Please click on the “Descriptions” tab above for further info about the hybrid yoga classes.

 

Upcoming class changes:

  • There is a NEW beginner-level hybrid yoga class entitled “Saturday Stretch, Strengthen, and De-Stress with Yoga and Reiki” taught by Nancy on Saturdays at 930 AM.  Scroll up for additional info on this new HYBRID yoga class or click on the “Descriptions” tab above.
  • We have returned to in-person yoga classes for select “hybrid” yoga classes with a maximum of 4 fully-vaccinated individuals per class.  Click on the “Descriptions” tab above for further info on these hybrid yoga classes.
  • There are no classes on the schedule on Wednesday, May 25th.
  • The Tone and Stretch class on Mondays at 545 PM with Vicky will be leaving the schedule at the end of May.
  • On Thursday, June 2nd, the Stretch and Flow class will have an earlier start time of 930 AM.
  • There is no Thursday Chair Yoga class on June 2nd.

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, and bolsters 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 or Tangerine adds a lovely clean scent to your home or try Thieves for a spicy scent.  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 in the month was won by Leslie. Congratulations Leslie!  Leslie won a bottle of Purification essential oil from Young Living. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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