Grace Welch, Master Yogi


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Grace Welch in the News!


I trust this newsletter finds you in good health and eager to take-on the challenges and opportunities of 2018!

I want to share with you something that happened to me on Christmas Eve Day while I was shopping at STOP & SHOP in the Islandia shopping center. I had filled my shopping cart with my purchases, and was waiting on line to check out. When the clerk spoke the total and I was about to use my credit card for the $51 & change, she said "it was taken care of." Bewildered, I asked "How come?" She motioned to the person in back of me. I turned, and it was a Hispanic man who said to me "Merry Christmas!" with a big smile! I was nonplussed! Whether it was my white hair, or my cane, or just plain good old Christmas spirit, I'll never know!

Driving home I remembered this happened last Christmas season at STOP & SHOP: I was about to pay and a Hispanic man had covered the cost of my shopping, saying "Merry Christmas!"


Invite your friends and family members to join you. First introductory class is FREE. Newcomers call 631-234-4747 to confirm.

FULL MOON MEDITATION -- Interesting stuff happening in the heavens!

I use the Sierra Club Wall Calendar to plan our Full Moon Meditations. January has TWO full moons! January 1 a Monday and January 31 a Wednesday with a TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE! February has NO full moons! March has TWO: Monday March 1 and Saturday March 31, which is the FIRST DAY OF PASSOVER.

So, here's the compromise, weather permitting, all 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm:

It's Free. Healthy snacks. What we don't consume, you take home!

Om Shanti,
Grace Durga

Previous Newsletters

Yoga Day


Asana Photos

About Yoga

Woman, Art & Sakti

About Grace Welch


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


You Are Never Too Old Or
    Too Young To Learn Yoga
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....


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


About Yoga

A continuing series of articles by Grace Welch



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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.


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: Email: 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
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.


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This site last updated on 4 January 2018 by Andrea.