Moonflower Yoga
2093 Bellmore Avenue
Bellmore, NY 11710
Phone: (516) 557 2206
Email: [email protected]

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June is here, and it brings the arrival of summer!   There are warm, sunny days in our future.  As we shed layers, this is a great time to get toned and in shape for summer attire.   Yoga can help you feel amazing, as well as tone and stretch muscles, increase flexibility, improve balance, and enable you to gain strength.    Moonflower Yoga has 23 great weekly classes on the schedule that can help you meet your goals of feeling amazing while also reducing your stress.

We have also added an interesting NEW class to the June schedule.  Come and try “Wall and Chair Yoga: A Supported Sequence” with Lynn Carapella on Wednesdays at 4:45 PM.  This intriguing class combines poses at the wall for support, as well as poses from the chair.   It is great for all levels – see the further info below.

You can register for any available class from the “Schedule” tab above.  Just double click on the date for the class which you to attend and then follow the simple registration & 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, or the 7:30 PM Stress-Buster series of classes
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM Rejuvenate and Stretch,  4:45 PM Wall and Chair: A Supported Sequence, 7:45 PM Gentle Yoga Stretch.
  • Thursday: 10 AM Stretch & Flow, 11:30 AM Chair Yoga with Lynn, 4:45 PM Stretch and Meditate 101,  6:15 PM Kundalini with Cathi, or 7:45 PM Unwind & Relax.
  • Friday: 10 AM Friday Stretch

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)
  • Tuesday: 6:15 PM Move and Stretch with Jackie Lee
  • Wednesday: 6:15 PM Balance and Tone with Lynn

 

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:

  • Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group:   FRIDAY, June 22nd, 6:30 PM – 8 PM:  Come join our fun group and learn how to do basic crocheting and knitting!  Newcomers, as well as people experienced in knitting and crocheting, are welcome.  Discover the meditative quality of needle arts!
  • Reiki Level One training:  Sunday, June 24th, 1:15 PM -5:45 PM (only one spot open-book now) or Sunday, August 17th, July 21st, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM: 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, 30-40 page illustrated 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, July 7th, 2 PM – 3:30 PM: Come join for some fun hands of Mah Jongg!  Newcomers, as well as experienced players willing to work with newcomers, are welcome.  Click on the “Events” tab for additional information.
  • Summer Cooking with Bob: Learn vegan & gluten-free cooking tips plus a LIVE cooking demo,: Friday, July 13th, 630 PM – 830 PM:   If you have been to a Moonflower Yoga event, you have enjoyed a culinary treat from Bob.  Now learn some great tips from Bob to prepare delicious meals at home.  We will have a LIVE cooking demo with audience participation encouraged.  Join us for a delicious night!
  • Reiki Level Three Master Practitioner training:  Sunday, July 15th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM:  Become a Reiki Master!  Learn the final 3 symbols of Reiki and receive 4 additional attunements.  Take your training to the Master level!  Only one spot open – book now!
  • Harp and Gong Sound Healing with Lori Pappas:  Friday, July 20th.  Join us for a wonderful evening as Lori plays her beautiful new harp, as well as her gong, for a lovely sound bath.  This will also include light Kundalini yoga movement, mantra (chanting) & meditation. Great way to de-stress!
  • Moonflower Yoga Book Club: FRIDAY, July 27th, 7 PM – 830 PM:  Take a journey with a great book and join us! Fabulous way to learn something new, have fun & meet new people.  As there is a longer gap between our early June and late July meeting, we will be discussing TWO books in the late July meeting: THE PARIS SECRET and THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE.   Click on the “Events” tab above for details.  All are welcome to read one or both of these books & join us.
  • HEALING THE HEART: A MEDITATION GATHERING WITH CHANDRESH (rescheduled from its sold-out June date to Sunday, July 27th, 1:15-2:45 PM:  Is life moving so quickly that you don’t have time to self-reflect and meditate?  Are relationships that were meant to heal turning out to be a challenge? Have you been avoiding the healing of your heart?  Who are you if you shed all of your labels?  It is never too late to start walking on the path of transformation.   Come join us for a fascinating discussion with Chandresh Bhardwaj, a 7th-generation spiritual healer and bestselling author for this fascinating workshop.
  • Moonflower Yoga Yoga Needle Arts Group:   FRIDAY, August 3rd, 6:30 PM – 8 PM:  Come join our fun group and learn how to do basic crocheting and knitting!  Newcomers, as well as people experienced in knitting and crocheting, are welcome.  Discover the meditative quality of needle arts!
  • Reiki Healing Circle:  Friday, August 17th, 6:30 PM – 8 PM:  Come discover Reiki and why leading medical institutions are offering Reiki as an alternative therapy.    Each person has an opportunity to receive a beautiful, relaxing Reiki session while comfortably reclining. NO prior Reiki experience needed.  Very relaxing!
  • Reiki Level Two training:  Saturday, August 25th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – Book early! Our previous sessions sold out and space is limited.   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.  You will receive an extensive, 40-page, illustrated handbook to help you with your practice. 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!

 

 

NEW CLASS ON THE JUNE SCHEDULE:

Wall and Chair Yoga: A Supported Sequence with Lynn Carapella

Wednesdays at 4:45 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Most practitioners of yoga are familiar with standard props: blocks,
bolsters and straps. But in this unique class you will be guided to
incorporate assistance and support from a wall and from a chair!

The use of a strong and sturdy wall or a safe and supported chair provide
the solid foundation upon which the rest of the yoga posture can be built.
Seated & standing postures supported in this manner allow the student to
experience a deeper, calmer & more confident practice.The student will
also experience a more precise understanding of posture – refined alignment,
improved balance & greater expansion. The wall and chair as props can
allow experienced practitioners to safely experience more intense postures
which can be held for a longer periods of time. Wall and chair sequences can
allow accessibility to people with a wide range of mobility, flexibility and
strength.

The class will also include several minutes of quiet meditation as a close
to the sequence.
 

BOOK NOW!  You can register for this class in person at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this class from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.

 

 

You love Kundalini Yoga on Sundays at 11:15 AM with Lori Pappas.

Now you can join Cathi Nashak for Kundalini Yoga on Thursdays at 6:15 PM!!

Come explore Kundalini Yoga on Thursday nights with Cathi Nashak!   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.” Give this great class a try!

About Cathi Nashak:  Cathi has been teaching great yoga classes at Moonflower Yoga as part of our Tuesday stress-buster series, including a Kundalini meditation & gong class.  She is a Registered Yoga Teacher under Yoga Alliance guidelines, and she also successfully completed and received her Kundalini teaching certification from IKYTA, the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association.   Cathi is a certified Usui Reiki Master Practitioner since 2014.   Moonflower Yoga is very pleased to have Cathi offer a wonderful Kundalini class on Thursday, in addition to the Tuesday night classes she teaches.

If you cannot join Cathi on Thursday or Tuesday nights, please note that Moonflower Yoga continues to offer a great Kundalini yoga class on Sunday mornings at 11:15 AM with Lori Pappas.   Lori Pappas also teaches a wonderful harp and gong workshop every other month on a Friday night; click on the Workshop tab above for the next date.

Hope you can join us for a fascinating Kundalini yoga class or workshop at Moonflower Yoga!

 

 

 

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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 June and upcoming July schedule for our Stress-Buster series:

  • Kundalini meditation & gong relaxation with Cathi: June 26th:  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.  This class is sold out on this date; a waiting list is available.  Send an email to [email protected] with your contact info & we will get in touch with you should an opening occur.
  • NO late evening classes on Tuesday, July 3rd:  Happy a happy 4th of July celebration!
  • Kundalini meditation & gong relaxation with Cathi: July 10th:  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.
  • Less Stress meditation with Cathi: July 17th:  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 relaxing class.
  • Relax with Reiki with Nancy: July 24th:  In this particular session, enjoy a great, new class with Moonflower Yoga owner and Reiki Master 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. Essential oils will be diffused with soft music to help you unwind. Come give this de-stressing class a try!
  • Candlelight Restorative with Nancy:  July 31st: Feeling stressed? 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.

 

Schedule changes for June:

-The Wednesday 5 PM Chair Yoga class will be leaving the schedule starting in June.  Instead try the great, NEW “Wall and Chair Yoga: A Supported Sequence” class with Lynn Carapella on Wednesdays at 4:45 PM.  Scroll up to see the fuller description.

– The Gentle Yoga Stretch class on Wednesday, June 27th, will be taught by Rose instead of Dona.

 

 

June class packages:

For the month of June, 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 June class packages offer a discount over the per-class price.   The discounted classes purchased under the May class package must be used between June 1st and June 30th, 2018.  The class package must be purchased at the Moonflower Yoga studio.

 

Upcoming July class packages:

For the upcoming month of July, 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 July class packages offer a discount over the per-class price.   The discounted classes purchased under the July class package must be used between July 1st and July 31st, 2018.   There are no classes on the 4th of July.  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  May was won by Debbie C.  Congratulations Debbie!  Debbie won the new Moonflower Yoga turquoise t-shirt which she is wearing.  The June contest is underway!   Book your classes now  and you are automatically entered in this month’s contest!

 

 

 

 

 

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