Welcome to yoga flow studio
Home of yoga and therapy with
Lorraine Aguilar, PT , ERYT 500
My new studio space is a sanctuary for the practice of yoga, holistic physical therapy and other body, mind and healing arts serving Long Island and the tri-state areas.
I am especially dedicated to the study and practice of Alignment based yoga systems and offer a variety of classes for all levels, workshops in Anatomy for Yoga and more, retreats and Yoga Teacher Trainings. I love and celebrate truth in all its forms.
I welcome all students from beginners to yoga instructors seeking to deepen their knowledge and enhance their lives through the practices of yoga. I hope you will come learn, share and practice with me.
October Yoga News
STAY TUNED FOR THE 300-HOUR SACRED ELEMENTS TEACHER TRAINING coming January 2019
One weekend per month for 13 months
Learn how to Align Body && Mind with the Essentials
PRIVATE YOGA SESSIONS
Are you looking to work on your handstand or triangle pose?
One on one sessions are the ideal way to receive the full individual attention and assistance to help refine your practice. Explore specific areas of interest such as alignment, flexibility, strength, meditation, pranayama. For all levels of ability: Beginning students will learn the basics and gain confidence to join a group class. Intermediate and advanced students will bring their practice to a higher level of skill and understanding.
Semi-private sessions are offered as well, to share your time with your partner or friend.
Consider as well, private sessions GIFT CERTIFICATE for someone you care about.
YOGA THERAPY SESSIONS
Are you dealing with an injury or condition that would benefit from hands-on physical therapy combined with yoga rehabilitation?
A specialized session combining yoga therapeutics and a variety of physical therapy techniques as needed including: myofascial release, joint mobilization, range of motion and massage. Appropriate yoga practices as well as physical therapy exercises may be prescribed for rehabilitation of specific injuries and conditions.
MEDITATION CIRCLE 4 Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 23 and 30 – 11:45am-12:45pm 4 Tuesdays, November 5, 13, 20 and 27 – 11:45am-12:45pm
By donation, 30% goes to the charities of the month. ALL WELCOME!
MEDITATION TECHNIQUE OF THE MONTH
If you have not already established a daily sitting meditation practice, now is perfect time to begin.
Meditation is really at the heart of the Yoga practice and journey!
Ideally I would recommend that you start with a 30 minute session. It takes time to settle in to being still and quiet and so the 30 minutes can allow for that shift to happen.
If you have been meditating for a while, and not already doing so, I would recommend that you increase your silent meditation session to 1 hour. One hour may initially seem like a long time, but if you think about it, it is actually a relatively short time to take out of your day.
I have been doing that for a while now and have found it to be extremely powerful and helpful in creating shifts in your state of well-being.
Establish your meditation area . Create a sacred space for you with an altar . An altar can be as simple as a table with a candle or more elaborate altars can be beautifully created.
Make sure that you find the sitting position that is the most comfortable for you. There are many types of meditation cushions as well as Seiza benches that can be used. Sitting in a chair is fine as well. I like to have a blanket on my lap to support my hands. Your seated position should be the balance of just enough effort to sit up well with your spine straight, shoulders back so that your heart area is open and your hands in whatever mudra feels right for you. Balance this gentle mindful effort with ease.(more specifics on this on my website soon!) Sitting up straight keeps the mind alert and the energy of your body flowing.
BASIC MEDITATION TECHNIQUE # 3: Practice Noting your experience in the present moment using words. For example: hearing, breathing, sensing, feeling, thinking, itching, listening etc. Initially the words should come one after the other, as you notice that your experience is continuous and changing. Gradually you may notice that you settle into each experience in the present moment for a longer period of time. You may begin to notice that more subtle experiences arise and there may be more gaps in your experience. Allow that the gaps in your experience to arise between words and allow yourself to settle into the awareness of "The Experiencer", the part of you that is experiencing each moment.
ENJOY YOUR MEDITATION JOURNEY. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Consider joining our meditation circle on Tuesdays 11:45-12:45pm.
Images of Buddhist deities appear on many web pages as well as countless cards and calendars. From the Buddhist point of view it is important to remember that these are holy images to be appreciated as such and not just ′window dressing.′ Also it is important to remember that the buddhas and bodhisattvas we admire exist in a way that is something we can aspire to ourselves. Through great faith and sincere practice we can become like Tara herself.