Monthly Archives: April 2019

Meet me at the Wall!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! Meet me at the Wall!!! is this week’s practice focus!!! Once again, using the wall as a prop of resistance, alignment, and focus!!! Our mudra (hand gesture) is the ‘PRANA’, which will help promote the flow of ‘life force’, or vital energy through our nadis (channels), and charrs (energy wheels). Our Sanskrit focus is ‘TWAM EVA SARVAM’, and helps us remember, “My True Self is everything I hold dear”. Our meditation focus is ‘GRACE’, and may be focused upon as you listen to Tom Baras’s “Moon Dust”!!!

This week’s Yin practice will emphasize opening the hips, so it is ‘HAPPY HIPS’ week!!!

Please support all of the teachings offered by Sophie and Summer!!! All their classes are listed on our Spring Schedule!!!

I highly recommend Jan’s Quigong on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30!!! Such ‘meditative movement’!!!

Sign-up for the ‘THE GREAT YOGA ADVENTURE TO FULLERTON’ begins today at the studio!!! Space is limited, so sign-up ASAP. Yoga cost is $10, and your pizza, pasta, salad, wine/beer/cocktail will cost $10-$30 depending upon your selections. Deb will provide the yoga & meditation, and Taylor ( Deb’s son) will provide the great atmosphere, food & drink at the The Bowery Pizza & Craft Beer Restaurant!!!

ATTENTION: YFL WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, APRIL 22, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE EASTER HOLIDAY.  Our regular schedule will resume on Tuesday, April 23rd.

We wish you and your family a glorious Easter, and a Happy Earth Day!!!

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

“Yoga begins right where I am-not where I was yesterday, or where I long to be”.—Linda Sparrowe

Time To Restore-Relax, Renew, and Restore-The Triple ‘R’

Greetings from YFL!!! Thank you Betty & Peter for a phenomenal Tibetan Bowl Healing Sound Concert this past Saturday!!! I am still enjoying the positive effects of the healing vibrations!!! We look forward to your return in September!!! This will be a very fun and exciting week at YFL!!! Our physical focus will be the Triple ‘R’-Rest, Renew, and Restore!!! Our Sanskrit focus is AUM Karuna Hum, or I am compassion. The supporting mudra (hand gesture) is ‘BHAIRAVA’, or the balancing mudra. It brings balance to the left & right hemispheres of the brain, and promotes optimal functioning of our internal organs. Our meditation focus is ‘Compassion’, and may be focused upon while listening to Kiran Murti’s ‘Sweet Indian’.

This week’s Yin practice will balance your 7 chakras!!!

Special Announcements!!!

  1. Qigong is an ongoing class every Monday evening from 6:30-7:30, and the reviews are in…very peaceful, meditative movement, and Jan is most knowledgable in her teachings!!!
  2. Summer’s NEW CLASSES are up and running, and students love her energy, poetry, flows, and special attention to ALL THE DETAILS of making class just right for YOU!!! Please support her wonderful teachings at the studio: Wednesday-Yin at 11:15 & Gentle Yoga at 12:30, Thursday-Yin at 4:15 & Glow & Restore at 6:00!!! Your mind, body, and heart will be so glad you did!!!
  3. YOGA-HIKE is this FRIDAY (4/12)!!! PLEASE LET DEB KNOW IF YOU ARE GOING TO ATTEND. We will meet at the Visitor Center @ 8:30 a.m. Bring water, towel, $4, hat, and wear good shoes to support and protect your feet.
  4. Mark your calendar (6/30/19) for a GRAND YOGA ADVENTURE TO FULLERTON!!!  Join Deb & her son Taylor for Yoga & Lunch at The Bowery Craft Beer & Pizza. Taylor is co-owner of this wonderful restaurant!!! Deb will guide us through a gentle yoga practice beginning at 10 a.m., and then lunch will be served. You can choose to have a cocktail, craft beer, or wine. The food menu will include pizza, salads, and/or pasta.  If you have a slice (they are huge) of cheese or pepperoni & house wine your cost is around $10, or you can choose an artisan pizza, salad, pasta for a higher cost. Deb will be charging $10 for the yoga experience. The Bowery is just steps away from the Fullerton Train Station, so you can choose to ride the train up & back, or carpool with your buddies. Space is limited, so sign up quickly. THIS WILL BE A BLAST!!!
  5. Sophie’s next Yoga For Grief workshop has been moved to May 18th!!!
  6. NO 8:15 OR 9:30 CLASS THIS FRIDAY (4/12) DUE TO THE YOGA HIKE!!!

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

“Forever is composed of nows”.—Emily Dickinson

“Weight Time”!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! Happy April…no fooling’!!! Look for the YFL April newsletter on your email desk around 9-10 a.m. this morning!!! It has many interesting tidbits from yoga asana to nutrition, and beyond!!! What’s happening this week at YFL?!!! This is our second full week of the NEW SPRING SCHEDULE!!!  Check out the website-www.yogaforlife06.com!!! This Saturday is our quarterly Tibetan Bowl Healing Sound Concert from 1-3 p.m. @ $25, with Betty & Peter. We still have a few spots left, so contact Deb ASAP to register.

This week marks the first of the month, so that means…”Weight Time”!!! We will sculpt, tone, and strengthen with our body weight, and additionally with hand weights!!! Our Sanskrit focus is “Shara Vana Ya”, or ‘My awareness is aligned with the creative power of the Universe. Our mudra is the ‘Detox’ hand gesture. It helps remove toxins from the body, cleanses, and purifies you mentally, physically, and spiritually. Helps to dispel negativity. Our meditation focus is ‘Creativity’, and may be contemplated while listening to James Hood’s ‘Imaginary Friend’ from his CD, ‘Imagination’.

Yin practice will focus on promoting ‘Good Digestion’ this week!!!

A reminder that Carol and I will be guiding you on the annual Yoga-Hike at the beautiful Santa Rosa Plateau on Friday, April 12th. We will meet at the visitor center at 8:30 a.m., and Carol will guide the hike, and share her incredible knowledge of the geology, history, botany, and fauna of the plateau. Following our hike, for anyone interested, we will meet at The Bean, just down from the plateau for coffee, and a chat!!! This event will preclude our normal morning schedule at the studio. So, there will BE NO 8:15 & 9:30 a.m. class on 4/12. Bring water, a towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, and $4 per person for the plateau fee.

It will be another wonderful week at YFL, and as always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!! That is NO APRIL FOOL’S JOKE!!!—Namaste’, Deb