Grace Welch, Master Yogi
- Sivananda Certified
- Oxford Health Care Provider
- Manhattan & Long Island
- On-going Group & Private Classes
- Corporate Yoga
- Cardiac Yoga (R) Qualified
- Yoga for Recovery
- Yoga Class in Italian by Appointment
- Beginners Welcome
YOGA IN ISLANDIA
Click on links below to view photos of the Yoga Studio and
Meditation Garden of Yoga in Islandia:
Grace Welch in the News!
HELLO AUTUMN! -- WELCOME FABULOUS FALL!
Wasn't that the hottest summer you can remember? Reminded me of living in Queens, before we had air conditioning!
But now that we can breathe again, let's focus on Yogic breathing! In "The Sivananda Companion Handbook to Yoga", in Pranayama (the science of breath control) there are three parts to each breath: inhalation, retention, and exhalation. And, to many people's surprise, it is the exhalation that is key -- because the more stale air you exhale, the more fresh air you can inhale. Learning Pranayama, especially Kapalabhati (pumping breath), and Anuloma Viloma (alternate nostril breathing) will enhance your Yoga practice. These breathing techniques are an integral part of my Yoga classes, and fully explained and illustrated in the handbook mentioned above.
FIVE PRINCIPLES OF YOGA
Call today -- 631-234-4747 -- to reserve your space to learn YOGA.
YOUR FIRST CLASS IS FREE.
PROPER RELAXATION -- Are your hands clenched as you read this? Many people are unaware of how they hold tension in the body.
PROPER EXERCISE -- stretching and toning muscles and ligaments keep the spine flexible and improves circulation.
PROPER BREATHING -- Are you making use of all, not just part of your lungs, to increase your intake of oxygen?
PROPER DIET -- Are you eating nourishing and well-balanced, natural foods?
POSITIVE THINKING & MEDITATION -- helps you to remove negative thinking and still the mind.
YOGA IN ISLANDIA SCHEDULE OF CLASSES
Mondays -- 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Tuesdays -- 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesdays -- 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
FULL MOON MEDITATION -- 6:00 TO 8:00 PM
October 15 -- Saturday
November 13 -- Sunday
December 11 -- Sunday
From 10 AM to 2 PM, experience Yogic
breathing, asanas, relaxation and guided meditation, followed by a
vegetarian buffet lunch, socializing and networking.
Fee: $50.00 per person.
Your check, in advance, reserves your space. Class size is limited.
Weather permitting, we will enjoy outdoor yoga practice and meditation.
For information on yoga days....
New Photo Series Added 27 June 2015
Grace Welch at 90 years old -- Shoulder Stand with Variations
New photo added 28 June 2012
Grace Welch in headstand at age 65
Shoulder Stand Variation (July 2011)
Visit new postings of asana postures (December 2010)
Double Leg Locust;
Assisted Backbend with Balance Ball;
Handstand (9 years old).
A continuing series of articles by Grace Welch
WELCH WELLNESS WORKSHOPS
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Woman, Art & Sakti
Inherent in each person is the power to create. That power, in Sanscrit,
is termed Sakti. Sakti is usually
understood to be divine inspiration, or sometimes referred to as one's
Muse. It gives me great pleasure to
introduce to you a woman whose art is informed by this universal power,
and manifests in her depictions of
Born in Boxhill (Melbourne) Australia, Ms Munafo' lives and has a studio
in the commune of Villa Franca T.,
Messina, Sicily, Italy. She has a diploma in Applied Arts from the
Institute of Arts of Messina, and has a
degree from the Academy of Fine Arts of Reggio Calabria.
Ms. Munafo' is a teacher, and for many years is actively pursuing
an artist's career, distinguishing herself
in regional and national exhibits and competitions. She has had one-woman
shows and group exhibitions in
several Italian cities.
About Grace Welch
Grace Welch is a certified yoga teacher, with ongoing beginner, intermediate
and advanced classes in Islandia, Long Island and Manhattan, New York. She
conducts yoga instruction in the Italian language by appointment. She has
studied and practiced yoga for 30 years and is a member of the Long Island
Yoga Association and the New York Yoga Teachers Association. She is
featured in the video "Golden Yoga" (White Lion
Press), and has produced a relaxation cassette and an audio CD of her
Grace is an Oxford
HealthCare Provider. Website:
Grace was a founder of the South Shore NOW Chapter serving
two terms as president 1973-74; currently a Board Member of
Veteran Feminists of America, honoring activists of the
Second Wave. You are invited to visit the VFA web site at
To go directly to Grace's bio on the VFA web site,
For Free Nutritional Newsletter, Women's Workshops, or
information on the V.F.A. call (631)234-4747.
Grace appears in the film BORAT
-she was one of the three women interviewed in the Veteran Feminists of America segment.
Grace is registered with the Yoga Alliance, a national yoga teacher directory at the 500
hour level, designated by RYT-500.
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