Welcome to Peconic River Yoga ~ "In Our 9th Year!"
"Best of the Best" Winner:
2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 - Dan's Papers
At Peconic River Yoga, our purpose is to develop a community in which individuals from all backgrounds are supported on their individual paths toward wholeness and healing.
We offer a diverse approach to yoga, embracing a variety of philosophies and techniques. The benefits of yoga are available to everyone, regardless of age or fitness level. PRY welcomes all practitioners, from beginner to experienced.
Since opening our doors in 2005, PRY has become a meeting place for the Riverhead area's yoga and spiritual communities.
Upcoming Workshops/Events! click here for details
- Begins July 2: Chair Yoga Summer Series (Wednesdays 11:30am)
- July 23: Reiki Circle
- July 25: Bhagavad Gita: The Heart of Yoga w/ Joshua Greene
- August 5: Yoga Nidra
- August 20: Reiki Circle
- Oct. 3 & 4: Let Your Yoga Dance with Megha Nancy Buttenheim
- Nov. 13 & 14: Todd Norian (detailsTBA)
Our Beautiful Studio Space is Available for Rent!
Good for Wellness Practitioners of any kind (massage, accupuncture,
reiki, traditional counseling/therapy, etc., and for Presentations,
Workshops, and Classes on a variety of topics.
For rates/info: please call Kate at 631-369-9569
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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"The purpose of yoga is the attainment of happiness, peace and bliss. The meaning of yoga is the union of individual consciousness with Shiva consciousness, with God. Yoga is the meeting of the drop and the ocean. The ultimate result of all yoga is purity of mind and body." Swami Kripalu (1913 - 1981)
YAMAS: non-violence, truth, non-stealing, moderation, non-attachment
NIYAMAS: purity, contentment, discipline, self-study, surrender to the Divine
YOGA: originated in India over 5000 years ago. Yoga is Sanskrit for "union". In Yoga, the asanas (physical postures) are the means of finding the "inner posture", which is the experience of complete inner stillness, harmony, peace, integration, balance ...unity of body, mind, and spirit. This state of wholeness is grounded in a discipline known as the 8-limbed path.
1. yamas (codes of conduct)
2. niyamas (self observation)
3. asanas (postures)
4. pranayama (breathing techniques)
5. pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses)
6. dharana (concentration)
7. dhyana (meditation)
8. samadhi (self-realization)
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INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
Welcome to Peconic River Yoga! We look forward to getting to know you as a yoga practitioner. Our instructors are well qualified, having completed a thorough training in yoga instruction. Yoga is more than physical exercise; it is a transformational practice that integrates body, mind and spirit.
Kate Alesio, PRY Founder/Director
New to Yoga? Consider a Private Lesson or two before joining in the group classes. Although certainly not a requirement, for some students this is a very helpful and comfortable way to begin. For info/rates please click on above link.
The following guidelines may serve useful as you begin the practice of yoga:
Feel free to ask questions about anything that is unclear to you. Let your instructor know if you are under a doctor’s care or if you have any specific health conditions.
Attend classes regularly! Try to arrive a few minutes early so that you will have time to relax and enter the spirit of yoga before class begins. Let go of your cares and concerns, and allow yourself to be in the "here and now".
Keep conversation to a minimum before, during, and after class, in order to maintain a meditative atmosphere for everyone.
Breathe smoothly and continuously as you move. Work gently, respecting your body’s abilities and limits. Never strain to attain a position.
Wear comfortable clothing, and be prepared to practice barefoot.
It is best to perform yoga postures on an empty stomach. Wait at least 3 hours after a full meal. You may, however, have a glass of juice or a piece of fruit up to an hour before.
To receive maximum benefit from classes, try to practice daily or several times weekly what you are learning in class. Reading books on yoga will be a helpful supplement to your practice.
Relax, go at your own pace, and, most importantly, have fun!
The following is a quote by Pema Chodron. She is talking about meditation, but it speaks to so many things, including yoga practice on the mat:
"The path of meditation and the path of our lives together has to do with curiosity, inquisitiveness. The ground is ourselves; we're here to study ourselves and to get to know ourselves now, not later. People often say to me, " I wanted to come and have an interview with you, I wanted to write you a letter, I wanted to call you on the phone, but I wanted to wait until I was more together." And I think, "well, if your'e anything like me, you could wait forever!" So come as you are. The magic is being willing to be open to that, being willing to be fully awake to that. One of the main discoveries of meditation is seeing how we continually run away from the present moment, how we avoid being here just as we are. That's not considered to be a problem; the point is to see it."
(Pema Chodron, from the book: Wisdom of No Escape)
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