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

Monthly News

 

Spring is here! 

Spring is here, and it is a time for new beginnings.  As we start to shed some of the heavier winter clothes, we may wish to shed winter habits too.  We naturally move less in the winter as the cold weather is not conducive to being active.   Now is a great time to start our bodies moving again, as well as say goodbye to negative thoughts.   A great yoga class can help you move your body, stretch tight muscles, build strength and flexibility and help you get ready for spring and the upcoming warmer months.   And a great meditation class or workshop can aid relaxation.

Are you looking for an in-studio activity?   Good news!    Moonflower Yoga offers “hybrid” yoga classes, which are simultaneously available in the studio (limited to 4 participants due to the size of the room), as well as available for students to attend online for those who prefer remote attendance or live geographically away from the studio.  All of the hybrid yoga classes are 60-minute classes, and here is a listing of them:

  • Beginner Yoga with Nancy on Sundays at 945 AM
  • Saturday Stretch class with Nancy on Saturdays at 9:30 AM
  • Stretch and Flow with Nancy on Thursdays at 9:45 AM
  • Chair Yoga with Nancy on Tuesdays at 12 noon
  • Yoga for Bone Health with Lynn or Vicky on Thursdays at 5:15 PM

There is some additional information of which you should note regarding attending in person which is found on the “Descriptions” tab above.  If you are planning to register for a class with an in-person option, please review the info on the “Descriptions” tab before registering.

 

Feeling stressed?  If you need some stress reduction, you can also consider one of our wonderful great meditation activities.  Doctors all agree that meditation is a fantastic tool for stress reduction and relaxation.   Every Monday night at 7 PM, Rosanne teaches a lovely 30-minute Relax and De-Stress with Guided Meditation class.  There is also a fabulous array of relaxing workshops to consider including an Evening of Guided Meditation and Relaxation with Bhante Sujatha (the loving kindness monk) on Thursday, May 9th, at 7:15 PM, or a super relaxing Yoga Nidra evening on Wednesday, April 24th at 8 PM or May 29th at 8 PM.   Melinda offers her relaxing Restorative Yoga and Poetry Night on Wednesday, May 15th, at 715 PM.  Or you might like to have some fun and join us for the Moonflower Yoga Book Club, the Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club, or the Moonflower Yoga Canasta Club.      All of these great activities can help you relax and reduce stress.

 

 Is your available time and/or budget limited?  We have a great option with a variety of 30-minute, live, interactive, online classes!  These are perfect for when your time is tight.  They are priced at just $12 each (or $11 each if you spend over $50 for the month).  You can choose from these fantastic, interactive, live 30-minute classes:

  • Morning Meditation and Movement with Jessica on Tuesdays at 930 AM
  • Yoga Basics with Rose on Tuesdays at 6 PM
  • Yin Yoga Stretch with Rose on Wednesdays at 10 AM
  • Chair Yoga with Vicky on Thursdays at 12 noon
  • Evening Yin Yoga Stretch with Rose on Mondays at 6 PM
  • Relax and De-Stress with Guided Meditation with Rosanne on Mondays at 7 PM
Have a great start to spring!!
Namaste,

Nancy

 

Limited-time Mother’s Day gift offer …

Just in time for the upcoming Mother’s Day, Moonflower Yoga has a great special offer:  Purchase a $100 gift certificate redeemable for any of our great classes or workshops and receive the following as our thank you:

  • a FREE online bonus class at Moonflower Yoga.  You can give this online bonus class to the recipient of the gift certificate or keep it for yourself;  AND
  • Take 10% off your merchandise purchase at Moonflower Yoga.  You can use this for lovely essential oils including lavender, peppermint, Citrus Fresh or Thieves.  Or perhaps you could use some yoga props such as a new yoga mat, a yoga block, a yoga blanket, or the popular new Zafuko cushion.  The gift certificate could also be used on merchandise such as our signature t-shirts & hoodies or beautiful aromatherapy jewelry from AAOTE.

This special Mother’s Day gift certificate offer expires at the end of the day on May 13th, 2024, and has a one-year expiration.  The gift certificate can be sent to you by email, or to the recipient by email with a copy to you, or available in a paper gift certificate for curbside pickup.  Send us an email to moonfloweryoga@optimum.net and let us know how we can help you.   Give a special woman in your life a gift she will love!!

 

 

NEW class on the schedule:

Evening Yin Yoga Stretch with Rose on Mondays at 6:00 PM (30-minute online class)

Release muscle tension from the day in this great evening stretching class with Rose!   All levels are welcome, including beginners.  The class is taught in a yin yoga style, and you will do stretching postures on the ground so you can deeply relax into the posture with the use of props that support your body.  Yin yoga can help increase your flexibility and strength.   It is also a wonderful way to release tension from tight muscles and help you relax to promote a better night’s sleep.  Props suggested: Please have a pillow or folded blanket available for the class.  If you have a yoga strap, that would be helpful.  If you do not have a yoga strap, you can substitute a bathrobe tie, an unused men’s tie, or a large, rolled towel.  If you have a yoga block or rectangular yoga bolster, have this handy as well.   If you do not have a rectangular yoga bolster, you can substitute a large blanket folded into a rectangle or a large rectangular cushion.  A hardcover book could be substituted for a yoga block.  Register by selecting this class from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.

 

 

Check out these current spotlight classes! 

Relax and De-Stress with Guided Meditation with Rosanne (Mondays at 7 PM) – 30 min online class which you can attend while relaxing at home 

Come explore the wonders of meditation!  Doctors all recommend meditation as a tool to help you relax, de-stress, and allow you to feel better.  Meditation is available to everyone, and NO prior meditation experience is needed for this class. All are welcome to join us.

Rosanne Cassidy will lead you into a guided meditation in this lovely class which you can do from your living room while seated in your favorite chair, or reclining in your bed or on a couch, or sitting on the ground, or reclining on the floor of your home, – whichever is most comfortable for you.  If you are doing this from the floor, you may want to have a blanket, pillow, or towel nearby to use as a prop to support your head.  Sit back or lay down as you relax and listen to Rosanne’s soothing voice guiding you through the meditation as she provides visualizations to help you relax.  Come join us and de-stress and prepare yourself for a restful night’s sleep.  Register by selecting this class from the Schedule tab above and following the simple registration and payment steps.

Chair Yoga with Nancy on Tuesdays at 12 noon (60-min HYBRID class) or on Thursdays at 12 noon with Vicky (30-min online class)

Chair Yoga is for everyone!  Office workers or those spending a lot of time at home working remotely from a desk can learn some basic stretching poses they can do to release muscle fatigue.  For those who have difficulty getting up/down from the floor in a traditional yoga class, you can enjoy strength building and stretching classes with the support of a chair.  Pregnant women can enjoy Chair Yoga.  Nancy’s class includes seated poses, as well as standing poses with the support of a chair.  It also has guided meditation or a fun “bike ride” with movement from the chair. Nancy also offers Reiki to the participants.  Vicky’s 30-minute class has great standing and seated poses, and it includes pranayama (breath work) for relaxation, as well as mantra (positive affirmations) for de-stressing.  Come give Chair Yoga a try!

 

 

 

Make yourself a priority! 

In addition to relaxation and stress reduction, yoga can help improve your physical strength, as well as tone and stretch muscles, increase flexibility, and improve balance.  There are 12 great weekly yoga or meditation classes on the Moonflower Yoga schedule from which you can choose.   All of the classes on the schedule are suitable for beginners or those seeking a slower-paced class.  Every class on the schedule is available via Zoom.  Some classes, designated as ‘hybrid yoga” classes, are also available for in-person attendance.  You can find further info on each class on the “Descriptions” tab above, and you can register for any activity from the “Schedule” tab above by double clicking on the activity you would like to attend and following the simple registration and payment steps.

There is NEVER a membership contract to sign at Moonflower Yoga.   You can register and purchase just one single activity.   To register for a single activity, click on the “Schedule” tab above, select your activity, and follow the simple registration and payment steps for that activity.  You will receive written confirmations for your registration and payment.  Payment is via PayPal but you do NOT need a PayPal account in order to purchase an activity. PayPal accepts ALL major credit cards, and there is NO processing fee charged to you for using PayPal for a class or workshop purchase.

Would you like to attend multiple activities in a specific calendar month?  If so, it would be great to have you attending multiple activities with us!  If you spend $100 in class purchases for the calendar month, you receive a FREE 30-minute class in that month as a thank you.  To purchase a class package, instead of registering for each individual class, simply send an email to moonfloweryoga@optimum.net advising which classes you would like to attend for the month.  We will get the paperwork started and reserve your spots for you.

There are also some great workshops available to help you de-stress and relax while learning something new, as well as our fun Moonflower Yoga Club events.  You will find further info below in the “Coming Soon” section, or you can click on the “Workshops” tab above for workshop info or the “Clubs” tab above for upcoming Club information.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Below is a full listing of our other great upcoming workshops and Club events.  Come learn something new and have fun with us from the comfort of your home!

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 “Clubs” 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 (HYBRID Club event):  Saturday, April 28th, starting at 4:15 PM:  Join us for this fun HYBRID Club event! You can attend remotely via Zoom for FREE. Alternatively, you can join us in the Moonflower Yoga studio for an in-person discussion where light snacks and beverages are served for a fee of $10 PP.   For this April meeting, we will be discussing: “The Lost Bookshop”.  Take a journey with a great book while having fun and making new friends in our Book Club meeting!   All are welcome to read this book and join us. Click on the “Clubs” tab above for more info on the book.

– Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep and Deep Meditation)(offered online via Zoom): Wednesday, April 24th, starting at 8 PM; also available Wednesday, May 29th, starting at 8 PM:  Feeling stressed? Join us from the safety and comfort of your living room or bedroom for this relaxing evening!  Yoga Nidra, known as yogic sleep, is a deep meditation used to promote physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. You will deeply relax in a reclining position on your couch, in your bed, or on the floor, as you are led through a deep guided meditation.  You can also set your Sankalpa (heart-felt intention).  One hour of yoga nidra = 4 hours of sleep!

– Evening of Guided Meditation and Peacefulness with Bhante Sujatha (online workshop): Thursday, May 9th, starting at 7:15 PM Eastern time:  If you are feeling anxious or can’t sleep, try guided meditation! Join us for a wonderful evening with Bhante Sujatha as he leads you in a guided meditation which you can do from the safety & comfort of your home.  Bhante is a 30+ year Buddhist Monk, who is singularly focused on adding more love in the world. Bhante teaches loving-kindness meditation to people around the globe for all those seeking the art of happiness and contentment. His approach to meditation is deep and simple, which he explains in a way that is practical and easy to understand. A joyful, radiant, funny and wildly energetic monk, Bhante will help you obtain peace that can only be found in deep silence.

– The Moonflower Yoga Mah Jongg Club (in-person event): Saturday, May 4th, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM:  Come join us for this fun in-person Club activity!  Newcomers are welcome, as are experienced players willing to teach and play with newcomers.  You must have your own 2024 National Mah Jongg Society card in order to play, available from specialty stores or from the National Mah Jongg Society.

– The Moonflower Yoga Canasta Club (in-person event): Saturday, May 11th, 1:30 PM – 3 PM: Come join us for the return of this fun Club activity! Canasta is a great card game where players try to form “melds” of certain cards.  Each card is awarded a points value, which is noted on the card.  It has some similarities to rummy.  There will be an experienced Canasta player at the studio to explain the basic rules of Canasta.  You do not need to bring any Canasta supplies, as Moonflower Yoga will provide these.    This is a great way to have fun, learn something different, and meet new people!   Light snacks are served.

Restorative Yoga and Poetry night with Melinda: Wednesday, May 15th, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM:  Join us for a unique event! Melinda will guide you through a sequence of relaxing restorative yoga poses, while reading a selection of inspiring poems. The poetry recited aloud will feel like a guided meditation, deepening the experience of each posture. Both poetry and yoga encourage you to connect with your body, mind and surroundings. Using poetry and yoga together, we will harness a sense of awareness, peace and gratitude. Join us for this relaxing and heartfelt night.

. Gong Meditation and Relaxation with Cathi (in-person event): Friday, May 17th, 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM: In this unique event, Cathi leads you through some meditation followed by the lovely and relaxing sound healing from her gongs.  No prior experience needed. Space is limited to 4 participants.

– In the Kitchen with Bob! (a LIVE online plant-based cooking demo using Zoom) Sunday, May 19th, 4:15 PM – 6:15 PM:  Join Moonflower Yoga owner, Nancy, and her husband, Bob, for a fun, LIVE, interactive cooking workshop from their kitchen!  We will supply you with the recipes in advance of the workshop so you can cook along with us from your own kitchen.  You’ll then have a delicious meal to enjoy at the end of the workshop!  If you prefer to just watch the preparation and cooking, that’s fine too.   As this is interactive, you can ask questions while cooking from your kitchen.   Have fun with us while learning something new!

 Mindful Drumming with Susan Baron, PsyD, LMT (in-person event): You just missed a session; stay tuned for the announcement of the next date:  Our previous session sold out – book early as space is limited.  Mindful drumming is when 2 or more participants follow the facilitator who plays simple synchronized and repetitive rhythms on a hand drum. Evidence shows that when people drum together in sync, fear falls away and the rhythms ignite the brain receptors for the phenomenon of entrainment, the experience of feeling connected to one another.  Come give this a try!  We supply the drums, and you will be seated in a comfortable chair.  There will be breaks and a delicious dessert and beverages.

 The Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group: FREE online meeting.   This Club is on hiatus for the warmer months.  Stay tuned for the announcement of a fall date for this fun and FREE event:  We enjoy working on our various pieces (crochet, knitting, needlepoint, etc.) while catching up with the other members and sharing tips.  Newcomers are always welcome.  Great way to relax.

Stay tuned!!!  We are in the process of adding several great NEW WORKSHOPS to the schedule! 

You can obtain more info on our great workshops by selecting the “Workshops” tab above.  To register for a workshop or any of our fabulous yoga or meditation classes, select the “Schedule” tab above and follow the simple registration and payment steps.  Payment is via PayPal but you do NOT need a PayPal account and there is NO PayPal fee charged to you.  You can simply purchase your spot by using any major credit card or a PayPal account if you have one.  The “FAQ” tab above provides answers to other questions that you may have.   Thank you, and we look forward to having you join us!

 

Curbside pickup at the studio is available! 

Curbside pickup at the studio is available for some items you may need for your home practice.  How about a beautiful Hugger Mugger yoga mat?  Hugger Mugger Tapas yoga mats, which Moonflower Yoga sells, were just rated one of the top 3 best yoga mats in the US.  They are very durable and last for years if you keep it safely in your house and not in your car or garage. With each new yoga mat purchased, we are currently including a FREE Moonflower Yoga mat bag to store your new mat.  We also sell yoga blocks, yoga straps, blankets, bolsters, traditional meditation cushions, and Zafuko cushions, all of which are wonderful for your home practice.  Click on the “Products” page for additional info on yoga supplies.

Or you can purchase a lovely, relaxing Young Living essential oil.  Could you use a bottle of favorite Stress Away right now?  Lavender essential oil is great for relaxation or helping with skin irritation. Citrus Fresh, Lemon, or Tangerine add a lovely clean scent to your home or try Thieves for a spicy, warm scent.  Peppermint oil is another great oil that has many uses.   Moonflower Yoga sells a wide variety of Young Living essential oils; just ask us!

We also have lovely handmade beaded bracelets, as well as AAOTE aromatherapy jewelry items.  Our super-soft signature t-shirts and hoodies are also available in a variety of sizes.

Just let us know which items you would like to purchase, and we will arrange for a cashless online purchase and a curbside delivery to your car from the studio. Purchased items can also be shipped to you within the continental US.

 

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 most recent “Prize of the Month” for booking the most classes was won by Leslie. Congratulations Leslie!  Leslie won a bottle of Pan Away essential oil from Young Living. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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