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 TO ALL!
I am currently listening to Hillary Clinton's audio book "WHAT HAPPENED?". In the first disc, she tells about her starting to learn Yoga to help her get through the horrible shock of losing the electoral vote (she won the popular vote!) and learning how to meditate, and proper breathing. She describes analoma viloma (alternate nostril breathing). This technique prepares your body for meditation by clearing your Chakras. All my students have been taught this technique -- following is a description of the Chakras, which I described in my Yoga In Islandia newsletter 18 years ago!
CHAKRAS - What are they?
Chakras are energy centers in the body. There are basically seven such centers: the root, at the base of the
spine, the second one is at the pelvic area, the third at the navel - solar plexus , the fourth at the heart center, the
fifth at the throat, the sixth is between the eyebrows (the third eye), the seventh at the crown of the head. In
Sanscrit the word Chakras means Circle, and the theory is these swirling circles of energy empower us, and if
blocked by illness, imbalance of any sort, we suffer, and feel debilitated. The regular practice of Yoga keeps
these circles of energy open and flowing. When we Meditate, the action of being quiet and serene through
proper breathing, emptying the mind and focusing on a spiritual word or thought, activates the upward motion
of the Kundalini energy from the base of the spine to the crown of the head, clearing all the chakras on the way.
There are techniques to achieve this, and practiced on a regular basis, restores and maintains good health.
Harvard Studies by Dr. Herbert Benson have documented the health benefits of Meditation and its effect of
lowering blood pressure, calming the nerves, and maintaining good health.
The recent news that the National Institute of Health is supporting a study of Dr. Dean Ornish's program for
heart patients which includes 10% fat diet, yoga, meditation and group support is certainly encouraging. Dr.
Ornish gives credit to his guru, Satchidananda, a disciple of Sivananda.
YOGA CLASS SCHEDULE
Your First Class is FREE!
Wednesday morning -- 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Saturday morning -- 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
FULL MOON MEDITATION -- 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM
RSVP by calling (631) 234-4747.
Sunday -- April 29
Sunday -- May 27
Saturday -- June 30
I wish you good health, good times and good friends!
Grace -- Durga
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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