It is time to complete 2015 on the mat!!! This is our last week of 2015, and Deb has planned a practice that incorporates a little bit of this, and a little bit of that!!! A very balanced practice to conclude a great year at YFL.
Our mudra focus is “GANESHA”, remover of obstacles, and our Sanskrit focus is “RAVAYE HUM”, or the radiance of “Universal Light” within us, as the light of “pure knowledge”. Our meditation focus as we head into a New Year will be “AUM Shanti”, or Let there be Peace. The music selection for meditation is from Kirtan Murti, entitled “Divine Imagination”.
Our new Winter Schedule will go into effect on Monday, January 4th!!! Please check the website for details. We are CLOSED 12/31-1/3. Sophie’s Monday evening class WILL NOT meet tonight, and Leslie’s 12:30 p.m. class WILL NOT meet tomorrow. All of Deb’s Mon-Wed classes will be meeting this week. The January 2016 YFL newsletter will post at noon on 1/1/16!!! Watch for it!!!!
We can’t wait to begin the New Year with all of you on the mat!!! Happy New Year from all of us at YFL!!! We wish you a wonderful 2016!!!—Namaste’, Deb
Greetings from YFL!!! Happy Winter Solstice!!! This week’s practice will focus on Classic Hatha Yoga as we usher in more light, starting from today, our shortest day of the year. We will flow and grow strong through the power of this week’s practice together. Our Sanskrit focus is AUM Sharavana, which is a mantra for attuning our personal intentions with the intentions of the cosmos. Our mudra focus is Dhayana, and this helps us connect to the supporting energy of the Universe. Our meditation music is “White Dove” from Classical Piano for Yoga. The meditation focus is “Follow the Light”.
This week and next are short weeks at YFL. We will practice together under our normal schedule through Wednesday this week, but WILL BE CLOSED 12/24-12/27. Next week all Monday through Wednesday classes will meet with the exception of Sophie’s 6 p.m. class on Monday, and Leslie’s 12:30 class on Tuesday. YFL WILL BE CLOSED 12/31-1/3.
We will begin our new Winter Schedule on Monday, 1/4, and the new schedule will be posted on the website the week before.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy Winter Solstice!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat.
I am thrilled to report that Yoga For Life raised $1000 dollars this past Saturday for Project TOUCH, and at last posting all the studios involved had collected $5700!!! I will post the final amount once it is available!!! I would like to thank Sophie for sharing her time and expertise, and I would like to acknowledge all of those who made a contribution!!! DHANYA VAD!!!
This week we return our mats to THE WALL. We will be grounding, strengthening, and empowering our practice and our bodies with the resistance force of the wall. Our Sanskrit focus will be SARVATVA NAMAH, Sarva is the root word for wholeness, the All, or totality. Namah is to salute this totality, and to open the individual heart to true universality. We return to my favorite mudra ( hand gesture), which is USHAS, connecting to all things good. The meditation music is from Michael Hoppe’s “Wind Songs”—“Silence of the Stars”. Our meditation focus is “Silence within the Chaos”.
Our new Winter schedule will begin on Monday, January 4th!!! Ian will be taking a break for travel, so his a.m. Tuesday class WILL NOT meet for 12 weeks. He will continue his 3rd Wednesday evening Mantra and Meditation from 7-9 p.m., and his first Saturday Mantra and Meditation from 8-9 p.m. Leslie will be offering a Yoga Basics, four week series, on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., beginning on 1/4. The class will meet for four consecutive Tuesday mornings. Please call, email, or drop-in to sign-up, and the cost is $40. Sophie is adding a Tuesday class at 8 a.m. Otherwise, the schedule remains the same.
During the two weeks of holiday celebrations the studio will BE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING DATES: 12/24-12/27, AND 12/31-1/3. We wish you and yours a most wonderful holiday season!!!
As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!!—Namaste’, Deb
It is Restorative Time at YFL this week, as we relax, renew, and restore via our asana practice. Our Sanskrit focus is “Karuna Hum”, or “I am compassion”. Our mudra focus, is a variation of the class Jnana Mudra, with the left hand in the classic position, and the right hand grounding face down into Mother Earth. This hand gesture connects us to Universal Energy, and grounds us into the present moment. Our music is “Sweet India” from Kiran Murti, and our meditation focus with the music is “Compassion”.
A reminder that this Saturday is “Yogis United” day, as we come together to support Project TOUCH with donation based classes. 100% of your donations go to this worthy cause. Please join us for a class or classes, and donate to this worthy cause in support of our Valley homeless population.
Gift certificates for classes at YFL are available as excellent gifts for the holidays.
As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb
“Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.”—Swami Vivekananda