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Yogi’s In Long Island

Yoga in Long Island – Natural Awakenings Long Island magazine directory covers NY studios for yoga, including prenatal yoga for wellness, yoga boot camp and classes.

The Mindfulness in Motion—the Niyamas Within Asanas 

Every March, at Breathe N Flow Yoga studio, in Freeport, the focus is on dedicating oneself to mindfulness. Recently, Leah Hartofelis, yoga instructor and owner of the studio, has been focused on the niyamas, or observances, of her yoga practice, which are the second of the eight limbs of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. According to Patanjali, there are five ... Read More »

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training 

A Restorative Yoga Teacher Training—led by Leah Hartofelis, ERYT 500, owner of Breathe N Flow Yoga studio, and instructor Jamie Henderson—will be held Friday, April 8, through Sunday, April 10, at Breathe N Flow, located at 361 Atlantic Avenue, in Freeport. This training is open to yoga teachers, body therapists and experienced restorative yoga students. Restorative yoga focuses on relaxing ... Read More »

Yoga Teacher Training—Where Lifelong Friendships Start

  “Yoga teacher training is a journey that will not only deepen your own practice and give you the tools to share your passion with others, but it is also a wonderful way to connect with likeminded people on a spiritual level,” says Leah Hartofelis, yoga teacher and owner of Breathe N Flow (BNF) Yoga, in Freeport. “Through hours of practicing, learning ... Read More »

Baby & Me Yoga with Samantha Tuchfeld

Join Samantha Tuchfeld, Breathe N Flow’s (BNF) Baby & Me yoga instructor and certified special educator, for two hours of playfulness and yoga postures during a Baby &Me Yoga Teacher Workshop on December 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. at BNF, in Freeport. Tuchfeld and participants will discuss the use of props, songs and movement to add to participants’ yoga ... Read More »

A Journey to India

by Gina Marie Cronin Rishikesh—a city celebrated as being the “birthplace of yoga”—is a wonderland of vegetarian food, yoga schools and ayurvedic medicine. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas and energized by the swift current of the Ganges River, this is an area of peace and harmony where human, cow and monkey walk side by side. I joined a ... Read More »

200-Hour Teacher Training Starts this November at Absolute Yoga

Melding dynamic vinyasa yoga with precise alignment, Absolute Yoga’s Refined Flow Teacher Training will enable students and aspiring teachers alike to explore a comprehensive, embodied practice whether they are looking to deepen their own personal yoga experience or guide others in theirs. The refined flow approach focuses on proper alignment of asanas (postures), meditation and pranayama, with in-depth studies in ... Read More »

Yogi Beans:  25-Hour Basic Kids Yoga Teacher Training at Absolute Yoga

Yogi Beans Kids Yoga Teacher Training will take place at Absolute Yoga studio, in Woodbury, from Thursday, July 16, through Sunday, July 19. No prior experience is required. Course highlights include child-friendly breathing exercises and poses; meditation and savasana techniques; focus/concentration games; making yoga philosophy child-accessible; sequencing classes for ages 2 through 10; teaching parent and child classes; yoga disciplinary ... Read More »

Emerge 200-Hour Teacher Training


Emerge Yoga & Wellness, in Bellmore, will begin its 200-Hour Teacher Training on June 29. This training is unique, as it incorporates wisdom from various healing modalities and includes massage therapy, Reiki, life coaching and more. The program is designed to teach the student the history and philosophy behind the poses, so that the student discovers tools to intelligently sequence and instruct ... Read More »

Alive, Living Foods for Optimum Wellness

Nourishing our body with nutritious food is perceived as an act of self-love. When we love ourselves, it is as if we are saying, “Yes!” to life. By feeding our body with love, we will begin to see a shift in other aspects of our existence—transforming our health, happiness and destiny forever. This month at Breathe N Flow Yoga, in Freeport, Liz Tucker will take a scientific ... Read More »

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra Meditation at Emerge Yoga & Wellness in April

On April 25, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., a restorative yoga class with a yoga nidra meditation will be held at Emerge Yoga & Wellness studio, in Bellmore. It will be a quiet, supporting and deeply nourishing practice. Participants will melt away physical and mental tension and deeply relax the mind and body. With Restorative postures, gentle massage and aromatherapy, the body is ... Read More »