Monthly Archives: June 2017

Basic Classic Hatha with a Yin Cool Down!!!

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Greetings from YFL!!! This is Classic Hatha Week with a YIN finale’ for cooling down!!! Our Sanskrit focus is “SANTOSHA”, or finding threads of contentment in all that we do!!! Our mudra is the classic meditation hand gesture, or ‘DHYANI’, for deep contemplation. The meditation focus is “contentment”, and our meditation music is “Bhakti Hreem”, or the path of the heart.

Come to the mat this week for strength, power, focus, and serenity. The next Meditation I 5-week series begins on Tuesday, July 11th. We will meet for 5 consecutive Tuesday evenings from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The cost is $70, and does include your manual.

Due to the 4th of July holiday, Yoga For Life will be CLOSED on the following days: 7/1-7/4/17. Classes will resume on Wednesday, July 5th. We wish you and your family a very safe and fun holiday weekend!!!

As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

Wall Resistance Week!!!

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Greetings Yogis and Yoginis!!! It is blazing hot outside, so come in to the studio for a cool, refreshing practice at the WALL!!! It is time to resist, tone, strengthen, and gain power using the wall as our prop of resistance!!! Our Sanskrit focus is KARUNA, or the practice of compassion for self, and others in our community and beyond. Our hand gesture, or mudra, is the PRAN, and this promotes brain balance, grounding, vitality, and confidence. Our meditation focus is set to Ann Sweeten’s “One Moment”. This week let our focus center on “COMPASSION”.

Due to a new HVAC installation, the studio will be CLOSED this coming Saturday, 6/24/17. Normal class schedule will begin on Monday, 6/26. The new Summer Schedule has been posted, which is effectively the same as our Spring Schedule!!! The next 5-week Meditation I course will begin on July 11th, please call, email, or drop-in for registration.

Have yet another fabulous week, and as always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

RELAXATION…with THREE RRRS!!!

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Yes, you made it!!! We worked hard last week during weight bearing!!! This week we focus on profoundly deep relaxation with deeply penetrating stretching in a restorative format!!! It is relax, restore, and renew week at YFL!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘BHAKTI’, or the path of devotion. Our mudra focus is ‘GANESHA’, or the hand gesture for removing obstacles along life’s path. The meditation focus is ‘TO RESTORE’, and is set to the music of “Classical Piano’s-White Dove”.

It will be sizzling outdoors by the end of the week, so treat yourself to a cool and relaxing practice this week. Drum circle was fun, and our Fall Equinox celebration will be on Sunday, September 17th, so mark your calendars early!!! Kim will be returning with her Mommy & Me yoga at YFL very soon, so stay tuned for the details!!! Our next Artistry of Yoga Teacher Training will be a 20 week program. It will include 4 hours of classes every Saturday and Sunday from Noon-4 p.m. It is a 200 hour Yoga Alliance registered school. The next offering will be January-May of 2018. We are currently accepting applications. Our school is limited to 10 students, which provides ongoing mentoring and more individual attention from instructors during and after training.

Have a fabulous week!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

Plain and Simple, “Weight Week”!!!

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Greetings Yogis and Yoginis!!! Happy Monday, and Happy “Weight Week”, plain and simple!!! I would like to congratulate our 2017 Artistry of Yoga graduates, as they transitioned from Trainees to Teachers on 6/3/17, following 200 hours of intense work, study, and preparation!!! Congrats to Christina, Linda, and Teri, well done!!! Enjoy every precious minute of teaching!!!

During this first full week of June we will enjoy the incorporation of hand weights into our Hatha practice. We will feel the benefits of elevated energy, power, stamina, and strength!!! Our mudra focus is the “Joint Hand Gesture”, which helps bring energy flow and flexibility to the joints of the body. Our Sanskrit focus “Maitra”, or the expression of “Lovingkindness” for ourselves, and one another!!! Your meditation focus is “Lovingkindness”, and may serve as your contemplative point, as you listen to the beautiful music of Ricky Kej’s “Winds of Samsara”, “This is Heaven”.

Deb begins a new four week “Intro to Yoga” class tomorrow evening, 6/6, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. You may still register today. The cost is $40, and does include your manual. Call, email, or phone YFL ASAP!!!

The seasonal “Drum Circle” will meet this Sunday, 6/11, from 5-6 p.m. to welcome in the Summer Solstice!!! We are a week early to prevent conflict with Father’s Day. Bring a drum, rhythm instrument, energy, and a friend!!! As always, it is FUN and ¬†FREE!!!

Have a fabulous week!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb