Monthly Archives: March 2019

Wall Week: Align, Focus, and Strengthen!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! It is ‘Wall Week’ on the mat!!! We will use the wall as a prop for alignment, focus, and strength!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘AUM’, or the primordial sound from the creation of the Universe. It’s vibrational energy is a unifying force when chanted in unison. Our hand gesture (mudra) is the Vayu or ‘wind mudra’, which promotes our affirmations, intentions, and helps provide relief form sciatica, and arthritis.

Our Yin practice will emphasize a ‘healthy back’, as we work the full range of motion of the spine.

Our meditation focus will be ‘Inner Power’, and may be contemplated to the music of Bhakti Hreem’s ‘Devotion’.

There will be some minor changes in the Spring Schedule at YFL. So, watch for the changes to be posted on the website by the end of this week!!!

3/25-Quigong begins with Jan Tucker @ 6:30 p.m.-$15 drop in, or $60 for 5 classes.

4/6-Tibetan Bowl Healing Sound Concert w/Betty & Peter, 1-3 p.m. @ $25

4/7-Reiki I training w/Kim, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. @ $144

4/12-Yoga Hike w/Carol & Deb @ 8:30-10:30 a.m. @ The Santa Rosa Plateau, $4 parking fee per person-we will meet at the Visitor Center.

“In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves”.—Rumi

Aaahhh!!! It is ‘Three R’ Week-Restore, Renew, and Relax!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! We worked very hard last week with our weights, so this week we counter with our Restorative Practice-Rest, Renew, and Restore!!! Our Sanskrit focus is the delight of ‘Lila’, or ‘Divine Play’!!! Our mudra (hand gesture) is ‘RELAX’, or ‘let it flow’. This helps us release tension from the mind, body, and heart. Our meditation focus is ‘Lila’, or ‘The Child within Us’. Our meditation music is from David Lanz-‘Echoes’.

This week’s Yin practice will emphasize ‘Chakra Balancing’. We will balance the energy of our Chakras with sound vibration, asanas, color, ¬†and breathing techniques.

There will be some minor changes in our Spring Semester of Classes. Those changes will be posted on the website by 3/21/19. So, watch for the new schedule posting that week.

We have many exciting events approaching: 3/25-Jan Tucker will be bringing Quigong to YFL from 6:30-7:30 every Monday evening. Deb has flyers with all the pertinent info!!!

4/6-Tibetan Bowl Healing Sound Workshop @$25 with Betty & Peter. Sign up at YFL!!!

4/7-Kim will be offering Reiki I training at YFL.

4/12-Annual Yoga-Hike w/Carol and Deb @ The Santa Rosa Plateau from 8:30-10:30 a.m. The event is FREE, but each person has a $4 parking fee to pay. We will hike, learn about the plateau, practice  gentle yoga, and a beautiful outdoor meditation. Then we will convene at a local coffee shop to chat, and converse!!!

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

“What is done in love, is done well”.—Vincent Van Gogh

“Weight” For It!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! Welcome to the first week of March!!! Of course that means “weight” week on the mat!!! We will be sculpting, toning, and strengthening through the baring of our own body weight, and the use of hand weights!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Namaste’, or ‘The Truth in me, honors the Truth in you’. The supporting hand gesture (mudra) is ‘Ushas’, or connecting to all things good.

Our meditation focus will be ‘Light’, the light of hope, truth, and healing. The supporting music is Ann Sweeten’s ‘Moment in Time’.

This week’s Yin practice will emphasize ‘good digestion’.

Our new Spring Schedule will go into effect on 3/25, and will be posted on the website by 3/22. Beginning on 3/25, Jan Tucker will be offering Quigong, an ancient practice of ‘healing movement’. The drop in cost is $15, or you may purchase a class package of 5 for $60. Payment is separate from your YFL classes.

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