Moonflower Yoga
2093 Bellmore Avenue
Bellmore, NY 11710
Phone: (516) 557 2206




Learn something new at the Moonflower Yoga workshops!!


Moonflower Yoga offers informative and motivating workshops on a variety of topics. Come join us, learn something interesting, and meet new people!   




First session:  Friday, September 26th, from 7-9 PM -  THE SEPT. SESSION IS NOW SOLD OUT!  CALL US at (516) 557 2206 IF YOU WISH TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST.!

Second session:  Friday, November 7th, from 7 – 9 PM (Register now! This will sell out quickly! You do not need to attend the first session in order to attend subsequent sessions.)


Are you feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? In this wonderful new workshop series, we will discover ways to become more spiritually rooted to bring you inner peace.  Each workshop will include guided meditation and relaxation.  Connie will share her wisdom with us, and it is a fantastic opportunity to discover more about your own spirituality & develop your inner goddess power while having fun!   This workshop will meet on a regular basis beginning in Sept. Delicious homemade goodies are served. Reserve your space now for this intriguing new series!

About the Rev. Constance Barley:  Since childhood, the Rev. Constance Barley has had a deep connection to the earth, stars & nature. She is an interfaith minister, Reiki Master teacher & healer. Connie offers meditation, counseling, astrology & Feng Shui. She is a native Long Islander & spiritually considers herself lucky to be living in these exciting times.

Date:  First session: Friday, Sept. 26 (SOLD OUT); second session: Friday, Nov. 7, 20014.  Future dates to be announced.

Time:  7 PM – 9 PM

Price:  $34 per 2-hour session.    You can reserve this single session by selecting this workshop from the calendar tab above and following the simple instructions to check out. 


FALL DETOX REBOOT with Jovanka Ciares

Simple Health Shifts to Manage Food Cravings, Increase Your Stamina, and Conquer Your Weight Loss Fears

Friday, October 3rd, 7 PM – 9 PM

 In this fascinating workshop, you will learn how to understand the real reason behind your constant feelings of hunger, the difference between true and false hunger. You’ll also learn the #1 food that will help you manage cravings INSTANTLY and the basic process to help reboot your system.

As fall approaches, it is important to understand what happens to your body as the weather changes from warm to cold. You’ll learn to create a routine that prepares you for the harsh winter months and keeps your body strong and clean.

About your Presenter: Jovanka Ciares is an internationally-recognized holistic health and wellness coach (specializing in detox& digestive health), author & producer based in NYC + LA. Through her private coaching practice, YouTube Show (The Weekly Jolt), live lectures & online detox programs Jovanka brings her proven formula for healthy living to audiences. With a rare talent for making healthy living fun, simple + sexy, Jovanka’s approach to mind-body wellness has earned her thousands of fans  - and regular slots on Fox News, NPR, CBS Radio, Telemundo, The Huffington Post & MindBodyGreen. She has also been featured at Veria Living TV, Huffington Post Live & TEDx.  Jovanka is the author of 3 books & the creator of a transformational online program: The Clean Foods Diet Method. She is trained in plant-based nutrition with a degree from Cornell. She’s been called a “miracle worker,” a “total spitfire” and “the woman to call for a wellness smackdown.” Jovanka’s passion is to inspire a healthier relationship with food, practice self-care and help people create their own wellness revolution.

Date:      Friday, October 3, 2014, from 7 PM – 9 PM

Price:      $36 for the 2-hour workshop and delicious homemade goodies.  

Book now!!    Seating is limited!!    You can reserve your spot at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this workshop from the class schedule tab above and following the simple steps to register.  



Tai Chi and Qigong workshop with Joseph Panico


Tai Chi, or Taiji, is an internal form of martial art that is practiced for health and self-defense.  By incorporating breathing with slow and fluid movements we not only reduce our stress, but we improve our circulation, balance, flexibility and overall body mechanics.  The principles of Tai Chi are taught by practicing a series of movements, or a form, which eventually becomes a moving meditation.  A necessary component of Tai Chi practice is Qigong.

Qigong is a general term usually referring to a Chinese system of exercise where circulating Qi, or internal energy, throughout the body is the primary goal.  By improving circulation, we improve how our body functions including our organs and immune system.  And, like Tai Chi, there are many styles of Qigong – some soft and relaxed to increase energy flow, some hard and tense to build strength in the muscles and bones.  But it’s all about the “Qi”.

 Join us at Moonflower Yoga where we’ll separate these two disciplines, and ultimately put them back together.

 Date:      Saturday, October 11, 2014, from 1 PM – 3 PM

Price:      $36 for the 2-hour workshop and delicious homemade goodies. 

About Your Presenter:   Joseph teaches a wonderful weekly Tai Chi class at Moonflower Yoga, and looks forward to this opportunity to work more deeply with Moonflower Yoga’s students on the practice of Tai Chi and introduce Qigong.  Joseph began his Tai Chi training in 1997 at Red Dragon Kung Fu Center under Sifu Rafael Gomez, and has been studying Tai Chi and Qigong extensively with Sifu Joseph Laracuenta since 2002.  Joseph is also a certified instructor by the Arthritis Foundation. 

Book now!!    Seating is limited!!    You can reserve your spot at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this workshoop on the class schedule above and following the simple instructions to check out.  


Learning How to Read Tarot Cards: Parts 1 and 2

Have fun in this very interesting and intriguing two-part workshop on Tarot cards!  Part 1 is offered on Friday, October 24th, and Part 2 is offered on Friday, November 14th.   You will learn the meaning of the Tarot cards as well as the intuitive and factual description system.   Connie will also explain some of the historical background, how to keep the cards cleansed, and how to tap into the wisdom of the cards.  You must have your own Tarot cards which you should bring to the workshop.  Please purchase a Rider-Waite set of Tarot cards, as well as a Tarot reading cloth, both of which are available online.    As always, delicious homemade goodies are served.

Dates:     Friday, October 24, 2014 for Part 1; Friday, November 14th, 2014 for Part 2.

Time:      7 PM – 9 PM

Price:      $68 package price per person covering both sessions payable before 10/22/14. 

About Your Presenter:   The Rev. Constance Barley is Moonflower Yoga’s most popular workshop presenter having also led workshops on astrology, crystals, and Feng Shui.  Connie is an interfaith minister, Reiki Master teacher and healer.  She offers meditation, counseling, astrology, Tarot readings, and Feng Shui.  

Book now!!    Seating is limited!!    You can reserve your spot at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this workshop on the October 24th date from the “class schedule” tab above.  Your October 24th reservation will cover both part one and two.


Kundalini Yoga and Healing Meditation Workshop (with Lori Pappas) – ALMOST SOLD OUT – ONLY ONE SPOT AVAILABLE – REGISTER NOW!


Learn more about Kundalini Yoga – “the yoga of awareness” – in this fascinating and inspiring workshop taught by Lori Pappas!  Kundalini yoga can help bring great shifts for positive enhancement in your life.


In this very interesting workshop, Lori will teach you about the 10 bodies (your physical body, soul body, auric body, etc.) and how to keep these in balance as taught by Yogi Bhajan.  Through Kundalini yoga, you can discover the place of peace & calm that exists within you by breaking past limitations into the meditative mind.  During the workshop, you will find this place through movement, breath work & mantra as the 10 bodies are balanced.  When you practice awakening your Kundalini, you can grow exponentially, as each breath becomes a journey as the mind finds its way back to acknowledging your own special divinity.  Lori will conclude the workshop with a wonderful healing meditation circle to help further align with your higher self and anchor clarity, peace, and abundance.  Lori looks forward to sharing this incredible workshop with you!

About your presenter, Lori Pappas:   Lori Pappas is honored to share the ancient yet timely teachings of Kundalini Yoga.  Known for its ability to promote health, creativity and spiritual awareness, Kundalini Yoga combines physical exercise, breathing techniques, mantra, and meditation.  Lori teaches with a unique sense of humor, positive energy and personalized attention.   Lori strives to offer a space wherein students feel accepted and safe to embrace the greatest mission of our time…moving from the head to the heart.   In the words of Yogi Bhajan: “There is nothing outside of us.  It is all in us.”

Date:  Sunday, October 26,  2015                                    Time:  1 PM – 3 PM
Delicious homemade goodies are served                         Price: $36 per person

Book now!!    Seating is limited!!    You can reserve your spot at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this workshop from the class schedule tab above and following the simple steps to register.


Create Your Own Mala Beads – SOLD OUT!  If you missed this workshop, we will offer it again in early 2015.

Sunday, November 2nd, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM




A Mala is a string of beads used to count mantras in sets of 108 repetitions. A mantra is a word or series of words chanted aloud or silently to invoke spiritual qualities. Chanting is used as a spiritual tool in virtually every cultural and religious tradition. In the yogic tradition, a mantra is a Sanskrit word that has special powers to transform consciousness, promote healing or fulfill desires. The practice of chanting a mantra is used as a form of meditation. Sitting in a comfortable position, with the eyes closed, the mantra is repeated silently or aloud. The mind is focused on the mantra, the thoughts are let go of, and the breath is slow and deep.

In this workshop, Jessica Saraswati & Adria Andromeda will guide you to create your very own mala of 108 beads, using the precious stone of your choice. You will learn the correct way of chanting on your mala and using it as a tool for spiritual advancement in the powerful guided meditation at the conclusion of the workshop.

About your presenters:  Jessica Saraswati teaches 2 wonderful classes at Moonflower Yoga.  She is a Registered Yoga Teacher & has also been practicing meditation for many years.   Jessica believes in bringing compassion and love to her practice & inspires her students to step into their power and live from the heart.  Adria Andromeda has been practicing yoga and meditation for several years and recently deepened her practice by sharing the knowledge & experience she received with others.  She aims to guide her students to uncover the light within themselves and to heal and grow.

 Price: $50 per person which includes the cost of the healing crystal gemstones used to create your mala beads and delicious homemade goodies.

 Book now!   You can reserve your spot at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this workshop on the  class schedule tab above and following the simple steps to register.






This interesting workshop is a great way to begin your new year!   Did you know that following the principles of Feng Shui can help bring better peace and calm to your environment?    Connie will give you background on the history and theory behind Feng Shui.  Feng Shui (“wind water”) is an ancient art of placement believed to use the laws of both heaven (Chinese astronomy) and earth to help one improve life by receiving positive energy or qi.  The goal of Feng Shui as practiced today is to situate our environment on spots with good qi.  Bring a floor plan of your living space on a piece of paper and have some fun!   

About your presenter, the Rev. Constance Barley:

Since childhood, the Rev. Constance Barley has had a deep connection to the earth, stars, and nature.    Rev. Constance Barley is an interfaith minister, Reiki Master teacher and healer.  She offers meditation, counseling, astrology and Feng Shui.  She is a native Long Islander and spiritually considers herself lucky to be living in these exciting times.

Date: Friday, January 9, 2015                                            Time: 7 – 9 PM
Delicious homemade goodies are served.                        Price: $34 per person

Book now!!    Seating is limited!!    You can reserve your spot at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this workshop from the class schedule tab above and following the simple steps to register.








We had fun on Saturday, May 24th as  Lucia Magnoli  and Amanda Cappuccio taught the children yoga poses for strength, balance, and flexibilty as part of a storytelling adventure.   The children meditated with their personal stone and enjoyed an arts and crafts project creating their own mandala.    After the arts and crafts, the children enjoyed yummy, healthy treats.     Thanks to Lucia and Amanda for a fun event and to all who participated!

Amanda and Lucia stretching with the children


Arts and crafts fun


The children with Lucia and Amanda


 Supercharge Your Health To Look Your Best, Lose Weight, and Feel Great:


Jovanka (3rd from the left) with some of the SUPERCHARGE YOUR HEALTH workshop participants

Wellness expert, health coach, author, and TV spokesperson Jovanka Ciares led a wonderfully informative workshop at Moonflower Yoga on May 16, 2014.   Jovanka shared her vast knowledge with the participants explaining how making simple changes can make a huge difference to your health, longevity, and stamina.   The workshop received rave reviews by those in attendance.    If you missed this workshop, we plan to have a return appearance by Jovanka later in the year.    Stay tuned for additional details!





Yoga Workshop led by Adam Dobbs on Movement, Pranayama (Breathing Techniques) and Meditation:

Adam Dobbs with some of the workshop participants: Chris, Jodie, Sam, and Veronica

In May, 2014, Moonflower Yoga was pleased to have Adam Dobbs bring his extensive experience to Moonflower Yoga leading an amazing yoga workshop.  The workshop began with a gentle Vinyasa yoga sequence as a preparatory exercise so the participants could sit comfortably for an extended period.   From there, it moved to pranayama, a stretching and subtle control of our vital energy through breath work.  The workshop concluded with meditation, the act of effortlessly concentrating on one point, and the gateway to inspiration, intuition, insight, well-being, and regeneration.   Many thanks to Adam for a wonderful afternoon of yoga at Moonflower Yoga! 




Tarot Cards Parts One and Two (April & May 2014):

We had fun in April and May as Connie introduced Tarot cards to a new group of Moonflower Yoga attendees.    By the end of Part One, everyone was doing their own basic readings and getting insightful insights.   In May’s Part Two class, the participants learned a few intricate Tarot Card reading spreads.  Thanks, Connie, for another great workshop at Moonflower Yoga!   If you are interested in learning how to read Tarot Cards, we will be bringing this workshop back to Moonflower Yoga in the fall of 2014.

Workshop participants Lori, Jessica, Sam, Diane, and Kim with Connie (far right)











Crystals workshop (March 2014):

Connie (bottom right) with some of the Crystals workshop participants

Amethyst, citrine, quartz, and Herkimer diamonds…these were just a few of the beautiful crystals from our Crystals workshop with Connie.   Connie explained the healing energies of crystals, and each person received a free crystal stone to keep with our compliments.   It was a great night!   A big thank you to Connie for leading another amazing workshop.







Astrology Workshop (Feb 2014):

Astrology workshop participants with Connie on the far right

We had another fun evening with Connie as she returned to Moonflower Yoga to present her Astrology workshop.  Each participant received their own unique birth chart which provided you with fascinating insight.   Connie also gave us an interesting background on the history of astrology.   Many thanks to Connie for her great workshop!







Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Workshop:


Aromatherapy presenter Jodie Kallas (bottom left) with some of the Aromatherapy participants: Jill, Judy, Lois, Shaniya & Veronica.

On Feb. 8th, Jodie Kallas of JS Goodness Gifts led a very intriguing workshop on aromatherapy & essential oils.  Jodie gave us background on the precision needed to blend oils.  It was very interesting to learn how plants can have different scents depending on where they are grown.  All participants sampled beautiful oils, learned their healing properties & received a free sample to take home. Many thanks to Jodie for this very fun workshop! Jodie has created new, beautiful gift boxes, such as “Headache Zapper”, “Get Happy” & “Sweet Dreams”, which contain her lovely blended oils, handmade soap & hand-blended organic teas.  These beautiful boxes can be purchased at Moonflower Yoga.




Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing (2014):


Workshop presenter Laura explaining Ayurveda to the participants

Many thanks to Laura Lipari for another fabulous workshop!   Laura explained the principles of Ayurveda, an ancient self-healing practice that has been successfully utilized for thousands of years.   All the participants took a test to determine their “dosha” type, which is your natural-born constitution.    Once you knew your primary dosha, Laura explained which foods and lifestyles best matched each “dosha”.  All participants received informative materials for reference after the workshop.   It was a great evening! 






Goal Setting and Vision Board Workshop:


One of the imaginative and motivational vision boards created at our workshop.

It was an inspirational January afternoon for the participants in our weekend Goal Setting and Vision Board workshop – a perfect way to start the new year!  Nancy provided the group with proven guidelines to map out how to accomplish their goals.  From there, we had a fun arts and crafts event as the participants created their personal vision board, a fabulous motivational tool.    A special thank you to Chris Senetto for helping to make the workshop a success!






Meditation and Chanting Workshop:


Diane (in the middle wearing a long blue scarf) with some of the participants at the Meditation and Chanting workshop.

On Friday night, October 11th, Diane Monks led a very relaxing meditation and chanting workshop at Moonflower Yoga.   Meditation is a wonderful tool to help release stress and bring you inner peace.  Chanting in unison as a group made this meditation session even more powerful.   We are pleased that Diane will now be offering meditation on a regular basis at Moonflower Yoga beginning in late October.   Meditation will alternate with Candlelight Restorative on Tuesday nights at 7:45 PM.   Come and discover how meditation can help you!





Learning to Read Tarot Cards (Parts 1, 2, and 3):


Having fun at the Tarot Card workshop with Angela, Bob, Aleksandra, Oksana, and workshop leader Connie


We had three great evenings, one in October, one in November, and one in January as we learned all about Tarot Cards.  It was wonderful to have Connie return to Moonflower Yoga with another very fun event.   Connie gave us a history on the Tarot and taught us how to read the Tarot cards.   The participants then did their own readings, which were very insightful.   Many thanks to Connie for another amazing workshop!  If you are interested in reading Tarot Cards, please let us know, as we will likely revisit this workshop with Tarot Cards, Part 1.  You’ll love it!






Healthier You - Plant-Based Diet workshop:

On Friday, July 12th, we had a very informative workshop led by Moonflower Yoga’s Laura Lipari, who also has a degree in nutrition.  Doctors agree that moving towards a plant-based diet and eating more whole foods and grains will help you on the road to better health.   Laura gave us some wonderful information and we were all treated to some delicious recipes.  A big thank you to Laura for her fabulous workshop!


Moonflower’s Laura Lipari with workshop attendees Claudia and Angela











 Crystals workshop (2013):

It was an interesting evening at our crystals workshop hosted by Constance Barley on June 14th.    Many crystals were used, and participants learned about the history of various crystals and their healing power.  The workshop also encompassed a lovely meditation using crystals.   Each participant received a free amethyst crystal stone with our compliments.    Amethyst is a powerful crystal that you can carry with you to guard against negative energies.    Lots of thanks to Connie for another great night at Moonflower Yoga!


Raw amethyst



Neck and Shoulder Pain Issues workshop:

So many people suffer from neck and shoulder pain from computer work, driving in traffic, stress, injury, etc.   Moonflower Yoga was proud to host a 2-hour workshop on this topic on Saturday, May 11th, presented by Vicky Seff.     During the first half of the workshop, Vicky explained how the neck and shoulders operate and why you might be feeling discomfort.   In the second half, the participants were guided through gentle poses to help relieve their neck and shoulder pain.   All of the participants were given some easy ideas they could use on a daily basis to help them feel better.    Many thanks to Vicky for an amazing and interesting workshop!

Moonflower Yoga students enjoying a gentle restorative pose during the neck & shoulder pain issues workshop.














Feng Shui workshop:

On Friday, April 12th, we had a very interesting Feng Shui workshop taught by the Rev. Constance Barley.   Connie taught us about the basic principles of Feng Shui and how removing and rearranging certain objects in our living space can creative positive energy.   It was great fun and she has helped inspire us to engage in some simple spring cleaning tasks!  

Rev. Constance Barley explaining Feng Shui to a few of the Moonflower Yoga students.











Film screening of  “LEAP OF FAITH”:

On Friday, March 22nd, Moonflower Yoga hosted a screening of the film “LEAP OF FAITH’ based on the amazing life of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar.    The film spanned the 90 years and 70 years of teachings of  B.K.S. Iyengar’s fascinating life from a sickly child on the verge of death to one of the modern fathers of yoga.    The film is a saga of courage and faith, of chance meetings on chosen paths and of perseverance in the face of insurmountable hurdles.   B.K.S. Iyengar is 93 years old and still practices yoga every day!    Proceeds from the screening were donated to the Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York’s Brooklyn Initiative to build an Iyengar Institute in Brooklyn.  



Astrology Workshop – 2013:

There was fun for all in our astrology workshop on Friday, March 15th, at Moonflower Yoga.   The Rev. Constance Barley led a fascinating two-hour workshop where participants learned about the history of astrology and how the stars and planets affect us.   Connie also prepared individual astrological birth charts for each participant, so that everyone knew exactly how the planets were aligned on the date and time of their birth, as well as other interesting astrological information unique to each person’s birthday.   Many thanks, Connie, for a great evening at Moonflower Yoga!  

Rev. Constance Barley leading a fascinating workshop on astrology at Moonflower Yoga.











Back Pain Issues Workshop:

On Saturday, February 16th, Moonflower’s Vicky Seff taught a fabulous workshop on back pain issues.    Vicky thoroughly explained the areas of the back and demonstrated why people suffer from back pain.   The back pain lecture was then followed by a gentle asana practice where Vicky led the participants through some stretches to help them feel better.    Thank you, Vicky, for a great workshop!

Moonflower’s Vicky Seff explaining the different areas of the spine in the Feb back pain issues workshop.











Ayurveda Workshop 2013:

Our workshop “Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing” hosted by Moonflower Yoga’s Laura Lipari on February 1, 2013 was a big success.    All the participants learned what their inner “dosha” is and how they can adapt their food and lifestyle to match their natural “dosha” type.    Many thanks to Laura for this very informative evening.  Several participants from the workshop have indicated they feel better from adapting some of the tips learned in this workshop. 

Moonflower students at the Ayurveda workshop










Moonflower’s Laura Lipari with students at the Ayurveda workshop