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

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March – the arrival of spring!  The days are getting longer, and we have been experiencing some warm days which remind us that spring is not that far away.

As we start to think of spring, the thought of summer is not far behind.  We may want to shed some added weight from the winter and get ourselves into shape for the warmer months knocking on our door.  A great yoga class at Moonflower Yoga can help you do this while also helping you de-stress.

Moonflower Yoga has 23 weekly classes from which you can choose!

Which classes are best for YOU?

If you are not sure which classes might be good for beginners, or which classes are intermediate level, here is a quick listing with additional information for each class on the “Descriptions” tab above.  Moonflower Yoga has beginner-level yoga classes on the schedule EVERY DAY.

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 Flow & Let Go! (beginner/intermediate) 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 Gentle Yoga Stretch or the NEW Yin Yoga class with Dona Dovie
  • Thursday: 10 AM Stretch & Flow, 11:30 AM Chair Yoga with Lynn, 4:45 PM Stretch and Meditate 101 (through Feb at 4:45 PM; then switches to 4:30 PM start time in March),  6:15 PM Kundalini with Cathi, or  7:45 PM Evening Stretch and Relaxing Restorative Yoga
  • 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 Flow and Let Go! (beginner/intermediate)
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM Rejuvenate and Stretch (beginner/intermediate)

 

Are you looking 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 – Come give it a try!:

Yin Yang Yoga with Dona Dovie

alternate 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!  It alternates with Gentle Yoga Stretch, also taught by Dona Dovie, in this Wednesday 7:45 PM time slot.   You can book your spot by selecting this class from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.

 

 

Featured morning yoga class for the month of March

Morning Movement and Meditation with Danielle Meill (B)

Tuesdays at 9:15 AM

Begin your day with peace, mindfulness and bliss!  This gentle yoga class begins with a moving meditation which allows you to balance the body, calm the mind and awaken your spirit.  Slowly stretch tight muscles, loosen stiff joints, relieve stress, increase flexibility and cultivate balance. Each posture is entered into with deep reverence and awareness, all while being mindful of the breath in this soft restorative flow.  The latter portion of the class will consist of several minutes of quiet relaxation to bring you a sense of inner peace.  You will feel great and ready for a fabulous day ahead!

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!

 

 

Featured evening yoga class for the month of March:

Flow and Let Go with Melinda Reidy (B/I)

Tuesdays at 6:15 PM

Feeling muscle tension from the day?  Need to stretch your muscles?  Join Melinda for this great “Flow and Let Go!” class!   The class will begin with a series of standing, flowing poses to help you release muscle tension, while also enabling you to stretch your muscles, build strength, and improve balance.   The class will then move to the floor for seated postures with props to assist you for some extra stretching.   To enable you to additionally “let go”, you will enjoy 10-15 minutes of quiet restorative yoga and relaxation on the ground to allow you to further de-stress from your day.   You’ll feel great!   Come give this fabulous class a try!

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!

 

 

 

Make a Beautiful Mother’s Day Gemstone Necklace! – NEW WORKSHOP

with Carol Procopio

Keep this for yourself or give this to a special person  

 Saturday, May 4th, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

 

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.

 

 

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 month on a Friday night; click on the Workshop tab above for the next date.   Cathi also teaches a monthly Kundalini meditation and gong class on a Tuesday night at 7:30 PM as part of our Stress-Buster series; check out this great yoga class!

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

 

 

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 Book Club Sunday, February 24th, 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 “Educated” by Tara Westover.  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, March 1st, 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.
  • Learn about your chakras & feel better (Part 2 of 3) with Danielle Meill: Saturday, March 2nd, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM:  Come discover more about your chakras (energy centers) and become more attuned with yourself!  In part 2 of this 3-part workshop, Danielle will cover focus on the heart and throat chakras to enable you to listen to your heart and speak your truth. Part 3 is on March 30th. Click on the “Workshop” tab for additional info.
  • Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club:  Sunday, March 3rd, 2 PM – 3:30 PM: Come join us some fun Mah Jongg games!  Newcomers, as well as experienced players willing to work with beginners, are welcome. Click on the “Clubs” tab for additional info.
  • Learn How To Read Tarot Cards (Part 3 of 3) with Danielle:  Friday, March 8th, 6:30 PM -8:30 PM: Have a blast learning how to read tarot cards for yourself and friends in this great 3-part workshop with Danielle Meill!   Part one was on January 11th, and Part two was on February 8th.  Click on the “Workshop” tab above for additional info and special package pricing. details.
  • Spiritual Symbol Mala Bracelet workshop with Carol Procopio:  Saturday, March 9th, 1:30 PM – 3:45 PM – SOLD OUT – wait list available: Join us in discovering the meaning of popular spiritual symbols and healing gemstones, and you will then use these symbols & gemstones to create a beautiful, unique mala bracelet!  All materials are included in the price.
  • Reiki Level One training:  Sunday, March 10th, 1:30 PM – 5:45 PM – SOLD OUT – a waiting list is available or try April 27th:   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.
  • Cooking with Rose Edelman: Learn vegan, vegetarian & gluten-free cooking ideas plus a LIVE cooking demo: Saturday, March 23rd 1:30 PM-3:30 PM:  Rose will give you an introduction about the benefits of plant-based eating, and she will teach you how to make 3 delicious dishes. You’ll love this yummy workshop!
  • Reiki Level Three Master Practitioner training:  Sunday, March 24th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – SOLD OUT; wait list available or try June 22nd:   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.
  • Learn about your chakras & feel better (Part 3 of 3) with Danielle Meill:  Saturday, March 30th, 1:30 PM – 3:45 PM: Come discover more about your chakras (energy centers) and become more attuned with yourself!  In part 3 of this 3-part workshop, Danielle will give you a broader overview of the 7 chakras and focus on the third eye and crown chakras which help you tap into your spiritual side. Click on the “Workshop” tab for additional info.
  • Harp and Gong Sound Healing with Lori Pappas:  Friday, April 5th, 6:30 PM – 8 PM – book early as these sessions sell out!   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!
  • Reiki Level Two training:  Sunday, April 7th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM – SOLD OUT – wait list available or try Sunday, May 19th:  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:  Sunday, April 14th, 4:30 PM – 6 PM:  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 One training:  Saturday, April 27th, 1:30 PM – 5:45 PM – BOOK EARLY – this sells out quickly:   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.
  • Make a Beautiful Mother’s Day Gemstone Necklace workshop with Carol Procopio: Saturday, May 4th, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: 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.
  • Reiki Level Two training:  Sunday, May 19th, 1:15 PM – 5:45 PM:  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 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.

 

  • 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 February and upcoming March schedule for our Stress-Buster series:

  • Kundalini meditation & gong relaxation with Cathi (February 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.
  • Relax with Reiki with Nancy (March 5th):  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!
  • Candlelight Restorative class with Nancy  (March  12th):  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!
  • Less Stress meditation with Cathi (March 19th):  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.
  • Kundalini meditation & gong relaxation with Cathi (March 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.

 

Featured Essential Oil for the month: Sage 

If you have attended a class or workshop at Moonflower Yoga, you have enjoyed the beautiful scent of Young Living essential oils being diffused at the studio.   These lovely essential oils have many amazing uses, including helping you feel calmer and more relaxed.   For the month of March, the featured essential oil is sage.

Sage was used by the ancient Romans, and was referred to as “herba sacra” which means “sacred herb”.  It has a wonderful aroma, and can help you feel more relaxed.  Sage oil may also help with balancing of the lower chakra energy centers in your body.   Dried sage has been used by many cultures for “smudging”, a technique to remove negative energy from a space.  With smudging, a dried bundle of sage is lit on fire and then immediately extinguished into a bowl, with the smoke directed into the room in need of clearing.    In today’s buildings, it might not be possible to light a sage stick to smudge a space due to fire regulations.   Instead, by using sage oil with some water you could create a sage spray that can be used as an alternate way to smudge.

Sage oil and other wonderful essential oils can be purchased at the Moonflower Yoga studio.  Sage sprays are also available.  Come and sample this beautiful oil on your next visit!

 

 

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 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!

 

 

Upcoming February class changes:

  • There is a new Wednesday class on the schedule! Try Yin Yang Yoga with Dona Dovie on February 13 and 27 (alternating with Gentle Yoga Stretch).  See the fuller description above.
  • The 615 PM Kundalini class on February 28th will be taught by Beth.

 

Upcoming March class changes:

  • The Thursday Stretch and Meditate 101 class with Lynn will have a slightly earlier start time of 4:30 PM instead of 4:45 PM beginning in March.
  • The Sunday 11:15 AM Kundalini class on March 10th will be taught by Cathi.
  • The Sunday 11:15 AM Kundalini class on March 17th will be taught by Beth.
  • The NEW Yin Yoga class with Dona Dovie will be on the March schedule on Wednesday, March 13 and 27.  Come give it a try!
  • The Beginner Stretch class at 6 PM will be taught by Rose for the months of March and April.   Rosanne returns to the teaching schedule in May.

 

February class packages:

For the  month of February, 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 February class packages offer a discount over the per-class price.   The discounted classes purchased under the February class package must be used between February 1st and February 28th, 2019.   The class package must be purchased at the Moonflower Yoga studio.

 

Upcoming March class packages:

For the  upcoming month of March, 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 March  class packages offer a discount over the per-class price.   The discounted classes purchased under the March class package must be used between March 1st and March 31st, 2019.   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  January was won by Mary S.  Congratulations Mary!  Mary won a beautiful aromatherapy bracelet from AAOTE.   The February contest is underway!   Book your classes now and you are automatically entered in this month’s contest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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