Triple “R” Week: Rest, Renew, and Restore!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! I would like to extend deep gratitude to Betty and Peter for the most amazing Tibetan Bowl Sound healing concert that they provided us this past Saturday. I can’t wait for the next concert in April at YFL!!!

This week is Triple “R” week at the studio as we restore, renew, and relax our way through the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Our Sanskrit focus is  AUM, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti toward world peace, and our own inner peace. The supporting hand gesture (mudra) is the “Grounding Mudra”. Our meditation focus is “PEACE”, and may be contemplated while listening to Tom Barabas’s “Clouds” from his CD “Nuages”.

This week’s Yin practice will balance the Chakras, and Deb will be using color focus, asana, and Tibetan bowls toward our energy wheel balance.

Next week we usher in the Winter Solstice-a time to slow down, retreat within, and prepare for the increasing light of the New Year, and all that it brings!!!

Reiki I will be offered on January 27 with Kim, Sophie will be offering a new version of her Yoga for Grief workshop after attending a training in North Carolina. Deb & Sophie will be offering a Spring Day Retreat. So much to be grateful for, and so much to look forward to in 2019!!!

It will be another fantastic week at YFL, and as always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

” I hope you always find a reason to smile”.—Unknown

 

Let’s Weight!!!

Let’s Weight!!! Greetings from YFL!!! It is the week for sculpting, toning, and strengthening with the use of hand weights during a portion of our practice. Of course, we always emphasize bearing our own body weight!!! Our Sanskrit theme is “OM Mani Padme Hum, which evoke compassion for all sentient beings, “May all beings be happy, may all beings be free from suffering”. Our supporting hand gesture (mudra) is the Surya Ravi, or sun mudra. This gesture evokes the union of fire and earth, promotes overall balance, elevates energy, and positive change. Our meditation focus is “Compassion”, and may be reflected upon while listening to “Kiran Murti’s Divine Imagination”.

This weeks Yin practice will focus on healthy digestion.

The December newsletter was mailed out via email on 12/1, if you are not receiving our monthly editions, please request placement on our list via yogaforlife06@verizon.net.

If you are attending our second quarterly Tibetan Bowl Healing Sound Bath this Saturday, 1-3 p.m., please remember to bring your yoga mat, a blanket, and dress comfortably. You will be lying on your back for about an hour and a half. Betty and Peter will be providing a most amazing concert!!!

YFL has gift certificates, if you are looking for a healthy alternative to gift giving this holiday season!!!

The studio will BE CLOSED, 12/24-1/1/19 for the holidays!!!

It will be another wonderful and amazing week at YFL!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

Classic Hatha Week-Flow + Power

Greetings from YFL!!! I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving Holiday!!! Now it is time to return to the mat to re-fuel and re-energize for the upcoming holiday celebrations. Your practice will boost your energy, and prepare you to deal with all the stress associated with a huge “to do list”!!!

This week’s practice will focus on Classic Hatha with flow and power. The mudra support is the classic Jnana, or hand gesture for connecting to Universal Knowledge. Our Sanskrit focus is AUM Adi Shakti Namah for connection to Universal Life Energy.

Our Yin practice will create Spinal Bliss, as we work the full range of motion of the back. Deb will also share some of her favorite poetry during this class on Tu/Th @ 4:15 p.m., and Sat @ 8:15 a.m.

Our meditation focus is “PATIENCE”, and may be focused upon while listening to Ann Sweeten’s “One Moment in Time”.

It will be a great week at YFL, so come grab some peace, tranquility, and healthy movement!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

“I belong to no religion. My religion is love. Every heart is my temple.”—Rumi

Meet me at the Wall!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!! YFL will be OPEN for all classes 11/19-11/21, but CLOSED for all classes 11/22-11/24!!! We wish you and your family & friends a most wonderful holiday!!!

This week we take our practice back to The Wall!!! We will use this wonderful prop to resist, align, and focus our practice!!! The Sanskrit focus is “AHAM BRAHMASMI”, which invokes our true nature of wholeness within the universe. The supporting hand gesture (mudra) is the “USHAS”, which will connect us to all things good.

Yin practice for this week will emphasize “Happy Hips”.

Our meditation focus is “GRATITUDE”, and may be contemplated while listening to the music selection, “Claire de Lune”.

“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond”.—Rumi

It will be another wonderful week at YFL because we are blessed to practice with each of you!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat, with much gratitude!!!—Namaste’, Deb

Triple “R” Week-Rest, Renew, and Restore

Greetings from YFL!!! Happy Veterans’ Day!!! We express extreme gratitude for all those who have served, and are serving to maintain and protect our freedom, along with their families. We are open today (11/12), and invite you to come to the mat to RESTORE this week. We will stretch deeply with the use of props, and let our minds “BE STILL”. Our Sanskrit focus is DHANYA, which  is one of the eight limbs of yoga practice, and translates as  “to meditate or contemplate”. Our supporting hand gesture (mudra) is the GANESHA, which aids in overcoming obstacles along our path of life. Our meditation focus is “BE STILL”, and may be contemplated while enjoying the music of Kiran Murti’s “Divine Imagination”.

This week’s Yin practice will focus on the balancing of the seven chakras, and Deb will utilize the Tibetan bowls to help achieve this state of balance.

The monthly Sangha (community) meditation class is this Thursday (11/15) from 7:30-8:00 p.m. Our Dharana, or focal point will be Candle Gazing, or Trataka. This class is FREE, and open to ALL!!!

YFL will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday on 11/22-11/25.

It will be another great week at YFL, and as always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

“Focus on the positive”!!!—Anonymous

Stay safe out there!!!

Weight Time!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! It is “Weight Time” at the studio this week!!! Be prepared to bare your own body weight, and to use 1-2 lb. hand weights (opt.)!!! We will sculpt, tone, and strengthen. Our Sanskrit focus is “AUM RAM RAMAYA”, which evokes balance for all aspects of our lives. The supporting hand gesture (mudra) is the “GROUNDING MUDRA”. Our meditation focus for this week is ‘BALANCE’. The music selection for meditation is David Lanz’s, “Lost in Paradise”.

This week’s Yin class will emphasize the hips, and their range of motion. This class meets on Tu/Th from 4:15-5:15 p.m., and on Saturday morning from 8:15-9:15 a.m. It is meditative, and provides a safe, deeply penetrating stretch to the connective tissues. It is the compliment to our regular practice, and is essential for maintaining our physical balance.

In observation of Thanksgiving, YFL will BE CLOSED 11/22-11/25.  Intro to Yoga, and Meditation I will resume in the New Year (2019), so watch for the Winter Scheduling.

It will be another fantastic week at YFL!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

“While you are on the Earth, enjoy the good things that are here”.—John Senden

Bonus Week!!!-Sukha & Stirha (or Yin & Yang)

Greetings from YFL!!! This is BONUS WEEK, as we conclude October, and begin November!!! For this reason, we will delay weight week until next week, and practice Sukha (Yin) and Stirha (Yang) this week. It will be a blended practice that unifies the energetic forces of cool/warm, feminine/masculine, and powerful/graceful!! Our Sanskrit focus will be ‘Bhakti’, or your path of devotion, and what that means to you individually!!! Our hand gesture focus is the ‘Priority Mudra’, and will help us set priorities, while reducing stress, steadying our nerves, and giving us inner strength. Our weekly meditation focus is “Balance”, and may be contemplated, while listening to Enya’s “Watermark”.

ATTENTION: Sophie’s 6 p.m. class will NOT meet the evening of Halloween, 10/31!!! Deb’s morning classes will be held that day!!!

There is still time to register for Meditation I, which will meet from 7:30-8:30 p.m., 11/6-12/4, each Tuesday evening for 5-weeks. The fee is $70.

Reiki I will be held with Kim on 11/11 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration is open.

The next Sangha (community) meditation practice will be on 11/15 from 7:30 to 8:00 p.m., and it is FREE!!!

Our 200-hour Teacher Training programs is scheduled to begin on 1/9/19. Registration is currently open, and the deadline is 12/9!!! Register soon!!!

On December 8th, Betty & Peter, will be hosting there second Tibetan Bowl Healing Sound Concert from 1-3 p.m. Only a few spots remain open, and the fee is $25!!!

The November newsletter will appear on your email desk at 10 a.m. on 11/1. If you would like to receive our YFL happenings send Deb an email request: yogaforlife06@verizon.net.

It will be another fun week at YFL, and as always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

 

 

Classic Hatha Week: Vinyasa + Power

Greetings from YFL!!! Thanks to all that participated in celebrating our 12th anniversary of business last week!!! What fun we had!!! Now to embark upon our 13th year of practice!!! This week we hone in on flow with power, or Classic Hatha!!! Our Sanskrit focus is “LILA”, or Divine Playfulness. The mudra is the “VAYU”, or wind hand gesture, which evokes positive, benevolent, and affirmative thoughts. It also improves sciatica and rheumatoid arthritis. Our weekly meditation focus is “To Be Positive”!!! The music for meditation is from Sedona Suites by Tom Barabas, and I chose “Moon Dust”.

This week’s Yin practice will focus on holding poses that promote “Good Digestion”. A reminder that this class is available on Tu/Th from 4:15-5:15 p.m., and Saturday from 8:15-9:15 a.m. This class is appropriate for ALL LEVELS!!!

Registration is OPEN for the 2019 Artistry of Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training program through December 9th. A full description of this training program is on our website. Simply hit the AOY icon, and all the details will be revealed. www.yogaforlife06.com.

We have just a few remaining slots open for the 12/8 Tibetan Healing Sound Concert. It is 1-3 p.m., and the cost is $25. The next Meditation I session will begin on November 6th, and extend to December 4th. We will meet for 5 consecutive Tuesday evenings. The cost is $70, and pre-registration + payment are required prior to 11/6.

A reminder that you do not need a Facebook account to follow YFL on this social media site. Just click on the yellow flag at our website, and my daily inspirational posts will be available. You may do the same thing for my weekly blog with the blog icon.

It will be another great week at YFL, and we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

Resist the Wall & Happy 12th Anniversary YFL!!!

Wow, Wow, and Wow!!! Where have 12 years gone?!!! The answer is…”ON THE MAT”,  with wonderful times, people, adventures, yoga, kirtan, and meditation!!! I would like to extend my utmost gratitude and thanks to all of you for making this anniversary celebration possible. It is your support and attendance throughout the years that has made it possible!!! We never take your attendance for granted, and are humbled!!! Twelve years is a most auspicious number to celebrate!!! All week Deb will be offering treats (Rooibos Chai Tea & Dark Chocolate covered almonds w/sea salt)…no tricks, and drawings for door prizes!!! Come join the fun!!!

This week’a practice finds us back at the The Wall for resistance, focus, and alignment!!! Our Sanskrit focus is “DHANYA VAD”, or a big thank you for 12 years of service and teaching to the Temecula Valley!!! Our hand gesture (mudra) is for “Thankfulness”, and acknowledging what is good!!! It also promotes healthy lungs, and a strong immune system!!!

The Yin practice will help you balance your Chakra system, and will include the sounding of the Tibetan Bowls!!!

Our meditation focus is “Gratitude”, and may be contemplated upon while listening to Kiran Murti’s “Sweet Dreams”.

There are just a few spots left for the “Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing Concert”!!! Sign up ASAP!!! The date is 12/8, the time is 1-3 p.m., and the cost is $25!!!

It will be another fabulous week at YFL, and as always we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, and Dhanya Vad, Deb!!!

The Three “Rs” of Yoga: Restore, Renew, and Relax!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! It is time to practice our 3 “Rs”!!! Let’s restore, renew, and relax this week on the mat!!! Our practice will emphasize stretching deeply with breath and props at the forefront!!! Our Sanskrit focus is “Aham Prema”, or “The flowing energy of love” to promote gratitude and grace. Our hand gesture or mudra is the “Naga” or “Decision” gesture for “choosing well”. This week’s Yin practice will focus on hip opening, or “Happy Hips Week”!!!

Don’t miss next week at YFL!!! We will be celebrating our 12th Anniversary!!! There will be door prizes, treats, hot tea, and a great yoga practice all week!!! Don’t miss this fun celebration!!!

Yoga For Life will BE CLOSED on 11/22-11/25 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday!!!

The Tibetan Bowl Healing Concert will be on 12/8 @ 1-3 p.m. The cost is $25, and we just have a few spots left, so sign up ASAP!!!

The 2019 200-hour Teacher Training program is open for enrollment!!! We will meet each Wednesday and Saturday (6-10 p.m. & 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., respectively) for 20 weeks, excluding holidays. The training begins on 1/9 and ends on 5/25. Check for the details on our website at the AOY icon.

It will be another wonderful week at YFL, and as always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

Time to “Weigh In”: Yes, it is weight week!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! Happy October!!! The beginning of the Fall Season, The Harvest Moon, Halloween, and celebrating YFL’s 12th anniversary!!! What a fun month we have ahead of us!!! Check your October YFL newsletter for all the details!!! It will appear on your email desk at 10 a.m. today!!!

This week we focus on building strength and stamina, toning and sculpting!!! We emphasize bearing our own body weight, and you may also opt to use hand weights for a portion of the practice. Our Sanskrit focus is Ravi Hum. This mantra recognizes the radiance and spirit of the sun’s energy. Our mudra (hand gesture) will be the “Matangi”. This mudra promotes harmony, balance, and strength. It also maintains healthy internal organs, ears and eyes. This week’s Yin practice will strengthen, support, and maintain a “healthy back”!!! Our meditation focus will be “Harmony”. The music selection for supporting your time in meditation is from Michael Hoppe’s Wind Songs CD, and the piece is entitled “Silence”.

Come join our week long celebration of YFL’s 12th anniversary, 10/15-10/20!!! We will have door prizes, and treats!!! No tricks!!!

It will be another fantastic week at the studio, and as always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

Classic Vinyasa + Hello Fall Equinox!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! Hello Fall Equinox!!! We will practice our Classic Hatha in a circular formation this week with lots of Vinyasa Flow, and Power work. Our Sanskrit focus will be “Shram”, or hard work, and effort. Our mudra (hand gesture) will be grounding!!! Our meditation focus will “effortless effort”, and your meditation music is “White Dove” from Classical Piano for Yoga.

This week’s Yin practice will focus on balancing the Chakras, and each pose will be accompanied by the Tibetan bowl note for the chakra.

Sophie’s “Yoga for Grief” workshop is on Saturday, 9/29, from 1-3 p.m., and the cost is $25. We still have a few openings!!!

YFL will celebrate TWELVE YEARS the week of 10/15-10/20!!! Come join the celebration!!!

It will be a fabulous week at YFL!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

Forgetfulness is the Yang, and mindfulness is the Yin.-Thich Nhat Hahn

To “The Wall” & Beyond!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! Happy Monday, may your week be filled with laughter, love, and peace!!! This week’s practice will focus upon the use of “The Wall”, as a prop of resistance. We will improve our focus, alignment, and strength through the use of this wonderful tool!!! Our Sanskrit focus is AUM HREEM, or the “Eternal Presence” that exists in each present moment. It reveals the timeless quality of Source within every experience. Our supporting mudra (hand gesture) is the “DHANYA”, or position for meditation and contemplation. Your meditation focus will be “STAYING PRESENT”, and the accompanying music for your meditation sessions is Meditation I. This week’s Yin practice will emphasize poses that accentuate “good digestion”, and the featured poetry will come from David Whyte’s “House of Belonging”.

Here is what’s happening at YFL this week, and beyond: 1. 9/20 from 7:30-8:00 p.m., Community  Meditation-This month’s FREE session will expose’ Yoga Nidra. 2. The Seasonal Fall Equinox Drum Circle will meet on Sunday, 9/23, from 5-6 p.m., and it is FREE. 3. Sophie’s quarterly “Yoga For Grief” workshop will be on Saturday, 9/29, from 1-3 p.m, and is $25. 4. The next Tibetan Bowl Healing Sound Bath will be on Saturday, 12/8, and SPACE IS LIMITED. Sign up quickly!!! The cost is $25, and must be received by 11/8!!!

It will be another great week at YFL!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.—Hafiz

Let’s Restore, Renew, and Relax!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! This week we explore restoration through our practice of asana. It is time to let go, and relax. Our Sanskrit focus is “Siddho Hum”, or the awakening of our own healing power from within, which will bring us to a natural state of perfection, or our “essential quality” for life. The supporting mudra (hand gesture) is for “self-confidence” and “self-awareness”. Plant these thoughts in your heart, and they will provide a rich harvest. This week’s Yin practice will focus upon the hips, so the practice is called “Happy Hips”. We will be sustaining a variety of asana poses for opening our hip joints, and hip extensors, and rotators. As always, this practice is deep, and contemplative, and Deb will also incorporate a beautiful poetry reading.

It is a busy month at YFL!!! Reiki I training will be held this Sunday, 9/16, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and will be led by Kim Plancich. Deb’s monthly Sangha Meditation Group will meet on Thursday, 9/20, from 7:30-8:00 p.m., and will feature Yoga Nidra. This session is FREE!!! On Sunday, 9/23, Deb will lead the seasonal drum circle, as we welcome in the Fall Equinox. Bring a rhythm instrument, and a friend. This, too, is FREE!!! Sophie will offering her quarterly “Yoga for Grief” workshop on Saturday, 9/29, from 1-3 p.m., and the cost is $25. Registration is now open, so please drop-in, call, or email to register.

Next month we will be celebrating Yoga For Life’s 12th year anniversary!!! Stay tuned for all the details!!!

It will be a fabulous week at the studio, and as always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

 

 

 

Weight Time and Yin for the Chakras

Greetings from YFL!!! This is the first full week of September, and you know what that means!!! It is “Weight Time”. Thus, we incorporate hand weights into the asana practice to develop tone, strength, and power to our muscles. The Sanskrit focus is “Ananda Hum”, which is to further develop our inherent sense of joy, contentment, and happiness. Our mudra (hand gesture) is the  “grounding mudra” for stability and connection. Our meditation focus is “Joy”, and may be focused upon while listening to James Hood’s, “Multidimensional”. If you choose to attend Deb’s Yin class this week, then prepare to be balanced through the seven chakras with asana and Tibetan bowls.

We have many events for the month of September, so please consult the YFL newsletter for this month for all the details.

As always, it will be another great week at YFL, and we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

“The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let things go.”—Unknown