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!
INTRODUCTION TO ESSENTIAL OILS (Jessica)
Saturday, February 28, 2015, from 1 PM – 2:15 PM
If you have enjoyed essential oils while attending a class or workshop at Moonflower Yoga, this is a great opportunity to learn all about the power of essential oils and how they can be used to improve your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being!
Essential Oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants. They have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits.
Discover how essential oils can help with: anxiety, depression, weight loss, allergies, pain and inflammation, insomnia and sleep disorders, cold and flu, acne, wounds, and SO MUCH MORE! Learn how to take control of your own health with the power of essential oils!
Jessica will also lead a powerful singing bowl meditation using certain essential oils to enhance positive vibration.
Delicious homemade snacks using essential oils will be served.
Price: $20 per person
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.
Learning the Tarot and How to Read Tarot Cards (Parts 1 and 2) with Connie
Friday, March 6, 2015 from 7-9 PM for Part One; Friday, April 10, 2015 from 7-9 PM for Part Two
Have fun in this very interesting and intriguing two-part workshop on Tarot cards! Part 1 is offered on Friday, March 6th, and Part 2 is offered on Friday, April 10th. 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 light refreshments are served.
Dates: Friday, March 6, 2015 for Part 1; Friday, April 10th, 2015 for Part 2.
Time: 7 PM – 9 PM
Price: $68 package price per person covering both sessions.
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. She is a native Long Islander and spiritually considers herself lucky to be living in these exciting times.
Book now!! Seating is limited!! You can reserve your spot at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting the March 6th date for this workshop from the class schedule tab above and following the simple registration steps.
GRANDMOTHER KNEW BEST!
Learn Everyday Home Remedies
Sunday, March 8, 2015, 2 PM – 4 PM
Feeling overwhelmed by over-the-counter medications and supplements? Want to learn how to treat your family safely and effectively with time-tested alternative therapies? Using the wisdom of Western folk medicine, Ayurveda, and Chinese Medicine, Laura Lipari will introduce safe and easy natural remedies for everyday ailments. Learn how to treat common conditions, such as: headaches, colds and flu, sore throats, fever, insomnia, digestive issues, bruises & more. Many of the natural remedies discussed can be found in your kitchen cabinet. Learn how to develop your own healing arsenal from spices, herbs, essential oils, and acupressure techniques.
About Your Presenter, Laura Lipari: Laura works as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) for Stony Brook University. She earned her Masters Degree in Nutrition from Hunter College. When counseling clients, she strives to promote healthy diet and lifestyle practices that foster awareness, balance, and overall well-being. As a dietitian, she is passionate about cooking, plant-based eating, and local and organic food. Laura is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and has combined yoga and nutrition to strengthen not only her body, but also her mind and spirit. She is immersed in the study of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing science, and continues to thread its principles into her knowledge and understanding of nutrition and yoga.
Price: $36 per person including delicious, homemade treats using natural products.
Register now for this fabulous workshop! You can reserve your spot at the Moonflower Yoga studio or by selecting this workshop from the class schedule tab and following the simple registration steps to book your space.
Essential Oils 201 (Jessica & Nancy)
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 1 PM – 2:30 PM
Join us for this great workshop where we will further explore the many wonderful uses of essential oils. Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants. They have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits.
Perhaps you have enjoyed some essential oils in a Moonflower Yoga class or have purchased some essential oils for your home use and would like to discover all the ways it can be used. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn how these beautiful gifts from nature can help you feel better. Did you know that essential oils are useful for stress reduction, can decrease respiratory issues and muscle pain, build immunity, diminish insomnia, balance your hormones, and help with so much more? You will be able to sample several beautiful essential oils, and discover how they can be used to improve your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being!
Jessica will also lead a powerful singing bowl meditation with an essential oil.
Price: $20 per person which includes delicious homemade snacks using essential oils.
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 check out.
Welcome spring and get a fresh start in this great, new workshop!
SPRING CLEARING with Connie
Friday, March 20th, 7 – 9 PM
Dust off the cobwebs in this amazing new workshop on the first day of spring! This lovely workshop will begin with a guided meditation as we prepare to welcome spring and begin a new phase of the year. Connie will provide you with advice on bringing good energy into your life. The workshop will also encompass Feng Shui tips so you can de-clutter your home and work environment and bring a better flow of “chi” (energy) into your space. It is a great way to start the spring! Delicious homemade goodies will be served.
About Your Presenter: The Rev. Constance Barley is an interfaith minister, Reiki Master teacher and healer. She offers meditation, counseling, astrology, Tarot readings, and Feng Shui. She is a native Long Islander and spiritually considers herself lucky to be living in these exciting times.
Date: Friday, March 20th, from 7- 9 PM
Price: $36 per person.
Register now for ths fabulous workshop! 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 registration steps.
GALLERY READING WITH PSYCHIC MEDIUM JOE PERRETA
This workshop is currently sold out. If you would like to attend, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to the waiting list in the event a spot becomes available. Thank you.
Friday, March 27, 2015, 7 – 9 PM
Joe Perreta is a psychic medium who specializes in communicating with those who have crossed over. Joe’s affinity with spirit started at a very young age, giving him a unique connection to and an intrinsic understanding of the spirit world. Joe embraced his gifts early in life to find that he is what is called a natural born medium. Since then, he has brought unique and specific healing messages to countless men and women all over Long Island and NYC.
In a gallery reading, you will be witnessing the amazing way that spirit can use a medium to heal those here in the physical world. Everyone can get messages, but that all depends on what spirit decides they need to say and to who! Expect you will hear exactly what you need to at that moment in time. Joseph asks that you come with an open heart and mind with the expectation that you will witness the beautiful healing power of spirit communication.
Price: $36 per person including delicious, homemade snacks.
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 registration steps. www.moonfloweryoga.com.
RECENT WORKSHOPS AT MOONFLOWER YOGA ….
Collage for the Soul workshop with Barbara Segal:
It was an interesting Saturday afternoon on Feb. 21 as Barbara Segal presented an inspiring Collage for the Soul workshop at Moonflower Yoga. After a guided meditation, we let our intuition lead us to create personal, beautiful, and powerful collages which can also function as divination cards. The collages created were amazing! After completion, we shared our messages with the group. Many thanks to Barbara for a great afternoon! If you missed this workshop, Barbara will be back in mid-spring with an encore presentation. Stay tuned for the exact date.
Spiritual Development for Goddesses – Feb. session – with Connie:
The goddesses were in the house on Friday, February 6, as the Rev. Constance Barley returned to Moonflower Yoga with her wonderful Spiritual Development for Goddesses workshop. Connie shared her wisdom with us, and we learned more about a specific goddess that could be used for inspiration. There was a seated meditation to work with your inner spirit, as well as a lovely standing, rainfall meditation. Each participant received a crystal from Connie. And Bob made a delicious lemon, poppy seed cake with his famous hummus for the workshop. If you missed this workshop, we will have another installment in the spring. You do NOT need to have attended a previous session to attend the spring session. Stay tuned for the date!
Kundalini Yoga and Mandala-Making Art workshop with Lori Pappas:
Many thanks to Lori Pappas for leading a wonderful Kundalini Yoga and Mandala-Making Art workshop on Feb. 1, 2015. The participants delved deeper into their Kundalini practice using movement as well as meditation. Lori then shared her experience as an artist with everyone and the students let their creativity shine as they created their own personal mandalas. If you missed this workshop, Lori teaches a great Kundalini yoga class every Sunday at 11:15 AM and on select Wednesdays at 7:30 PM.
Valentine’s Day Essential Oil workshop creating rosemary-mint shave cream, lavender bubble bath, and finishing salt:
We had lots of fun on Saturday, January 24, as we created very special handmade Valentine’s Day gifts using essential oils! The participants made rosemary-mint shave cream with shea butter and coconut oil, lavender bubble bath accented with dried lavender sprigs, and lemon-rosemary finishing salt. Many thanks to Jessica and everyone who attended for a great afternoon!
Goal Setting and Vision Board workshop with Nancy and Christine:
2015 began on the right path for the participants of our January Goal Setting and Vision Board workshop where the participants learned the tools needed to turn their dreams into goals that can be accomplished with the planning guidelines they received. Once the goals were outlined, the participants had fun creating their own personal vision board which serves as a visual reminder of the goal that you wish to accomplish in 2015. Pictured below are some of the participants creating their individual vision board, as well as one of the beautiful, finalized vision boards. Many thanks to the participants, as well as Christine for her inspirational ideas that helped guide the attendees.
Holiday Essential Oils workshop creating handmade gifts with Jessica:
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:
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:
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.
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:
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:
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!
Supercharge Your Health To Look Your Best, Lose Weight, and Feel Great:
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:
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.
Crystals workshop (March 2014):
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):
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:
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):
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:
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:
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):
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.