Sophie will be hosting this workshop at YFL on 2/22/14 from 2-4 p.m. @ a cost of $20. Your time together will emphasize the use of yoga for balancing our hormones. Please call or email YFL to register. (951)676-8285, firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings!!! This week our practice will emphasize slowing down, relaxing, and restoring as we come to the mat!!! Our Sanskrit focus is “Ahimsa”, one of the eight limbs of yoga, which is to live peacefully in word, thought, and deed. Our mudra is the Ganesha for removal of obstacles, stimulation of the heart, opening the bronchial tubes, and to promote courage, confidence, and openness. We can’t wait to see you on the mat.—Namaste’, Deb
This week we will be emphasizing the integration of the breath, intention, and movement. It is a rigorous, energizing practice. We are continuing our plank challenge as we increase to a 90 second hold!!! Our Sanskrit focus is “Tapas” or Present, New Energy. The mudra of the week is the “Rudra”, which focuses on the earth element and the solar plexus chakra. It energizes the stomach, spleen, and pancreas, and prevents fatigue, weakness, and listlessness.
Sophie’s Ayurveda 101 workshop is this Saturday, 1/18, from 2-3:30 p.m. @ $20. She will give us the basics of incorporating this ancient study of holistic living via asana, pranayama, diet, and lifestyle. She will give you the “Dosha Test” to determine your constitution, and application of appropriate ingredients for a healthy lifestyle with balance.
Yoga is a wonderful mode for maintaining, and regaining a healthy back. If you have back issues, first consult your physician, and then with approval seek out a yoga program tailored for your specific issues. Deb and/or Leslie will be happy to help you with a program suited to your individual needs.—Namaste’, Deb
It is weight week at YFL!!! Bearing our own body weight, as we normally do via yoga practice, plus a little extra hand weight work for the upper body promote calcification, strengthening, and toning in our bodies. It also helps to prevent or reverse osteopenia and osteoporosis. Using weights is a fun challenge, and it is also invigorating. It stokes our innner fire or “agni”, and helps us burn calories.
Our Sanskrit focus is “Vayu”, which means vital force (air, life, breath), and the source is Universal energy.
Our Mudra is the “Inner Self”, which aids in connecting us to Universal wisdom.
Our new Winter Schedule begins today, and should be posted on the website before day’s end. Please welcome back Layla, and welcome Sophie to YFL as a new instructor!!!
Deb begins a NEW Intro to Yoga class Tuesday evening @ 7:30 p.m. This is a great way to begin your journey on the mat, as you will learn terminology, etiquette, poses, alignment, and a basic practice.
WORKSHOPS: Sophie concludes her Pranayama workshop series this Saturday, 1/11 @ 2:00 p.m. Her emphasis will be Vayus. There is still time to sign-up, and the cost is just $15. She will also be offering Ayurveda 101 on Saturday, 1/18 @ 2:00 p.m. She will discuss healthy living via diet, stress reduction techniques, yoga, meditation, seasonal balancing, and knowledge of your constitution (doshas). The fee is $20.
Deb will be offering “The Artistry of Meditation” on 3/1 from 2-4 p.m. @ $25. This workshop will feature various artistic media which will promote the “relaxation response”, and induce a mediative state during creative endeavors. It will include Zen tangles, watercolor Ensos, Mandalas, lanterns, and kaleidoscopes. You will leave with several completed projects. The workshop will begin with some yogic movement, and breath focus to prepare your mind, body, and heart for creativity.
It is going to be a fun, creative, and busy 2014, so sign-up, and join at YFL.—Namaste’, Deb