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

Workshops

 

 

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!   

 

 

GREAT WAYS TO START 2015 IN A POSITIVE WAY!

 

 Discover How to Meet Your Dreams in our Goal Setting and Vision Board Workshop!       

 January brings us a new year, and it is the perfect time to look forward and start fresh.   Learn how to realize your dreams and goals in our great new Goal Setting and Vision Board workshop.   Instead of vague New Year’s Eve resolutions which are forgotten a short time later, we will teach you how to make a specific plan to meet your dreams by using a goal-setting program that has been successfully used around the world by top individuals and industries to meet their vision.   Once you have outlined your goal, we will then have a fun arts and crafts project creating your own personal vision board to take home with you which will help you visualize your goals for the new year.

Your Presenters:   This workshop will be led by Nancy Weshkoff and Christine Senetto.   Many of you know Nancy as the owner of Moonflower Yoga.   Before Moonflower Yoga, Nancy was the top female executive in North America for the largest music publishing company in the world.   Her responsibilities included managing and successfully completing multi-million dollar projects while also overseeing a staff of 50 people in 7 countries.   To reach these goals, Nancy used the goal setting techniques which she will share with you.  Christine Senetto works in the field of law but her true love is working with healing energies and helping people feel better & more positive.  In addition to being a Master/Instructor of Integrated Energy Therapy and a Reiki practioner, Christine has attended numerous workshops on the importance of positive affirmation and the laws of attraction.   Christine will be guiding the participants on creating their personal vision board and setting positive affirmations.

Date:  Sunday, January 18, 2015, from 2 PM – 4 PM
Price: $38 per person (includes material fees & delicious home-baked goodies)             

Book now!!    Seating is limited!!    You can reserve your spot at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by booking online from our website, www.moonfloweryoga.com.

 

Kundalini Yoga & Mandala-Making Art Workshop (Lori)                                                                       

The world needs our creativity, compassion and intuitive intelligence. The synthesis of Yoga and Art is a very powerful practice.  Through yoga, one becomes grounded in one’s body and along with meditation the internal mind chatter diminishes. In this workshop, the yoga portion will include the Kriya for Creativity, then a meditation, followed by an exploration with mandalas. Beautiful line drawings of mandalas will be supplied along with colored pencils to facilitate the process. After experiencing Yoga-Art, people shift from feeling restless to a deep sense of meaning as they create. It is not what you make but how you feel during and after the process. The Art that is made becomes a marker and a talisman of the experience.

About Lori Pappas:  Lori Pappas has been an artist for as long as she can remember. Currently she designs mosaic art from stained glass. She credits her daily Kundalini Yoga practice to expanding her creativity. Her love for mandalas has motivated her to teach this workshop as she wants to share the feeling of balance, harmony and spiritual well-being you feel as you experience these sacred circles of art.

 Date: Sunday, February 1, 2015                Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Price: $40 per person including the materials fees and delicious, homemade snacks.

Book now!!    Seating is very 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 and purchase your spot.

 

NEW WORKSHOP SERIES !!!!

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT FOR GODDESSES (with the Rev. Constance Barley)

Sept, 2014 sold out.   Additional dates in early 2015 to be announced shortly

 

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 approximately every 6 weeks.  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:  Next session early 2015.  Stay tuned for the exact date.

Time:  7 PM – 9 PM

Price:  $34 per 2-hour session.    

 

COMING SOON … FENG SHUI WORKSHOP!

 

This upcoming, interesting workshop with the Rev. Constance Barley 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!   

Date:  February,  2015 – exact date TBA                           Time: 7 – 9 PM on a Friday night
Delicious homemade goodies are served.                        Price: $34 per person

 

 

 

RECENT WORKSHOPS AT MOONFLOWER YOGA ….

 

Holiday Essential Oils workshop creating handmade gifts with Jessica:

Jessica, Lori, Steve, Donna and Lauren making their handmade gifts.

The Moonflower Yoga studio was in the holiday spirit on December 6th, as we made some very special holiday gifts by hand.  The participants created a very fragrant lavender laundry detergent, bath salts with bergamot and Himalyan salt crystals, and a sage spray, all using essential oils and non-toxic ingredients.   The detergent and bath salts were in lovely jars – all ready for giving.  Thanks to Jessica and the participants for another fun afternoon workshop at Moonflower Yoga.  Stay tuned for additional make-and-take workshops in early 2015.

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Essential Oils workshop with Jessica:

Jessica (2nd from right) with some of the workshop participants enjoying the yummy food made with essential oils

We had fun on Nov. 15, as Jessica led an informative Introduction to Essential Oils workshop at Moonflower Yoga. The participants sampled the oils while learning their multiple uses.  The entire Moonflower Yoga studio was bathed in a lovely aroma of the beautiful oils!   We also had yummy homemade desserts made with some of the essential oils we sampled.  Many thanks to Jessica and everyone who attended for a great afternoon!  And please join us on Dec. 7 for our second Essential Oils workshop just in time for the holidays as we create non-toxic gifts which you can take home.  Register online for the Dec. 7th workshop from the class schedule tab above.

 

 

 

Mala Beads workshop with Jessica and Adria:

Adria and Jessica preparing the materials

On Sunday, Nov. 2,  Jessica Saraswati & Adria Andromeda led a wonderful workshop where participants created their own, unique strand of  mala beads using the precious stone of their choice.   A mala is a string of 108 beads used to count mantras (short series of words which you chant silently or in a group) to help bring you spiritually to a sense of inner peace.   The participants had a great time selecting which precious stones to use for their mala bead strands, and each person’s strand was unique and beautiful.  At the end of the workshop, Jessica and Adria led the group in a lovely meditation using their mala beads.  Thank you so much to Jessica and Adria for a wonderful afternoon and fabulous workshop !!

If you missed this sold out workshop, we will be offering it again in early 2015.  Additional details to follow.

 

 

The Mala Bead workshop participants with Jessica & Adria showing their beautiful mala bead strands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kundalini workshop with Lori Pappas:

On Sunday, October 26,  Lori Pappas led a fascinating Kundalini Yoga workshop at Moonflower Yoga.    During the workshop, Lori taught the participants about the 10 bodies (your physical body, soul body, auric body, etc.) and how to keep these in balance as taught by Yogi Bhajan.   Kundalini yoga helps  you discover the place of peace & calm that exists within you by breaking past limitations into the meditative mind.   Lori helped the participants find this place through movement, breath work & mantra as the 10 bodies were balanced.  Lori concluded the workshop with a lovely guided meditation, and a very fun exercise on numerology where you linked your birthday to various paths in your life.    Many thanks to Lori for this great workshop!   And Moonflower Yoga is happy to announce that Lori teaches a weekly Kundalini yoga class each Sunday at 11:15 AM starting November 9th. 

 

 

 

 

Tai Chi and Qigong workshop with Joseph Panico:

Many thanks for Joseph Panico for teaching a wonderful Tai Chi and Qigong workshop at Moonflower Yoga on October 11, 2014.  Joseph taught the participants the differences – and similarities – of Tai Chi and Qigong.   Through Tai Chi, the students learned how to incorporate breathing with slow and fluid movements to reduce stress, improve circulation, balance, flexibility, and overall body mechanics.  With Qigong, the emphasis is on circulating “qi”, our internal energy, and by improving circulation, we improve our body functions and immune system.   It was a very informative afternoon!   If you missed this workshop, you can try Joseph’s great weekly Tai Chi class at Moonflower Yoga each Wednesday at 6 PM.

 

FALL DETOX REBOOT with Jovanka Ciares:

Jovanka (3rd from the left in the front) with some of the Fall Detox Reboot participants

Author, holistic health coach, producer and TV spokesperson Jovanka Ciares returned to Moonflower Yoga on Friday, October 3rd, 2014, with her new, very informative and interesting Fall Detox Reboot workshop.   Jovanka shared her vast knowledge with the participants and gave everyone wonderful advice on how to remain healthy through the upcoming change of seasons.    She also provided great tips on how to make simple changes that can make a huge difference in how you feel.   Many thanks, Jovanka, for another amazing workshop!!

 

 

 

 

 

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT FOR GODDESSES – Initial meeting:

Connie (third from right in the back row) with several of the Spiritual Development for Goddesses participants

Friday, September, 26, 2014 marked the launch of our intriguing new workshop series: “Spiritual Development for Goddesses” led by the Rev. Constance Barley!    It was an amazing night with a sold-out workshop.   Connie shared her insight with us, and she also led the group into a lovely, guided meditation.    Plus Connie had some surprise activities for the participants.    We’re very excited to offer this great new workshop series at Moonflower Yoga.   Join us for our future installments on November 7, 2014, and January 23, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

MOVEMENT AND CREATIVITY CAMP day on May 24th:

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