Grace Welch, Master Yogi


YOGA IN ISLANDIA

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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

  1. PROPER RELAXATION -- Are your hands clenched as you read this? Many people are unaware of how they hold tension in the body.
  2. PROPER EXERCISE -- stretching and toning muscles and ligaments keep the spine flexible and improves circulation.
  3. PROPER BREATHING -- Are you making use of all, not just part of your lungs, to increase your intake of oxygen?
  4. PROPER DIET -- Are you eating nourishing and well-balanced, natural foods?
  5. POSITIVE THINKING & MEDITATION -- helps you to remove negative thinking and still the mind.
Call today -- 631-234-4747 -- to reserve your space to learn YOGA. YOUR FIRST CLASS IS FREE.

YOGA IN ISLANDIA SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

FULL MOON MEDITATION -- 6:00 TO 8:00 PM

Previous Newsletters


Yoga Day

Workshops

Asana Photos

About Yoga

Woman, Art & Sakti

About Grace Welch

Poetry

Poetry by Grace Welch
(one poem with Italian translation added 5 October 2010)

Links

You Are Never Too Old Or
    Too Young To Learn Yoga

grac...@gracewelch.com
Phone: (631)234-4747


Yoga Day

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....
grac...@gracewelch.com

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Asana Photos

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)
Cobra;
Assisted Locust;
Double Leg Locust;
Beginner Rocker;
Assisted Backbend with Balance Ball;
Handstand (9 years old).

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About Yoga

A continuing series of articles by Grace Welch
Contents:

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WELCH WELLNESS WORKSHOPS

Check back for future events

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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 nature's undulations.

Provy Munafo'

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.

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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 Yoga class. Grace is an Oxford HealthCare Provider. Website: www.gracewelch.com Email: grac...@gracewelch.com Phone: (631)234-4747

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 www.vfa.us
To go directly to Grace's bio on the VFA web site, click here.

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.

Yoga Alliance

Grace is registered with the Yoga Alliance, a national yoga teacher directory at the 500 hour level, designated by RYT-500. www.yogaalliance.org
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Links

Disclaimer: These links are for the dissemination of information only, and are not necessarily an endorsement of the products or services.

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This site last updated on 10 October 2016 by Andrea.