Greetings from YFL!!! We begin week #3 of our second closure, and hopefully, case #’s will allow us to return to live classes at YFL the following week!!! Let’s keep everything crossed!!! So, we will continue with the ‘Virtual Class Format’ again this week. I will release the new practice on Wednesday, 7/29, and a new ‘Meditation’ on Sunday, 8/2. Watch for the monthly newsletter!!! It will be available on your email desk 8/1 @ 10 a.m.
This week’s practice is ‘Yummy’, as it includes two segments. The first part is the physical practice, which will emphasize Yin for the spine, or ‘Spinal Bliss’. From the physical practice we will transition into ‘Yoga Nidra’, or the yogi’s ‘sleepless sleep’. This is a profoundly deep technique for shedding the physical, mental, and emotional layers of stress. The process will take you into a deep state of relaxation, which will prepare you for either meditation or sleep.
Our Sanskrit focus for the week is ‘So Hum’, or ‘I am That’, connection to your authentic self or ‘Source’. Our hand gesture is the mudra for ‘Equanimity’, or Balance. It also promotes balance of the throat chakra, and thyroid gland. Our meditation focus is ‘Equanimity’, or finding our sense of balance in life. It may be contemplated, while listening to Michael Hoppe’s ‘Silence of the Stars’.
Wed-Virtual Yin + Yoga Nidra w/Deb
Props: Blanket, Pillow (or Bolster)
We hope you have a fabulous week, and as always, we cant’ wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb
Greetings from YFL!!! I hope this blog finds you all safe, healthy, and calm. We are entering our 2nd week of an experimental 3 week (second closure), and if we can flatten the curve again, then we can reopen. So, let’s all do our part, and stay safe!!! I am praying that we can reopen at the beginning of August. Until then, please consider signing up for my weekly virtual classes, which include one new yoga and meditation practice. The yoga practice is available each Wednesday on my YouTube Channel, and meditation on each Sunday morning. The cost is $75/month, and you may watch them as many times as you would like. There is already a store of about 15 yoga classes, and 15 meditation practices. You may send in a check to the studio, or pay via PayPal.com…firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have classes remain on your studio packages, then those will be honored upon your return. The virtual classes are not part of your studio purchases. If you have questions, please contact me directly @ email@example.com.
This week’s practice will be a ‘Classic Hatha’, or a combination of Power + Flow. Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Vam’, which will balance both the Mind and Body, bringing a sense of contentment, and ease. Our hand gesture, or mudra is ‘Ushas’, or ‘connecting to all things good’. Our meditation music is Tome Barabas’s ‘Clouds’ from his Nuages CD. Our contemplative thought is ‘Contentment’. Next week will feature a ‘Yin’ style practice.
Props: Strap, 2 Blocks
Wed (7/22)-Classic Hatha on Deb’s YouTube Channel
Sun (7/26)-Meditation Practice w/Deb
As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb
“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”-C.S. Lewis
I am sorry to report, that once again, I have been forced to TEMPORARILY CLOSE THE DOORS of the studio. This closure is being imposed by state, county, and local guidelines, due to COVID-19.
In the interim, I will continue to offer one weekly virtual yoga practice, and one weekly virtual meditation practice. These will be available for purchase, and the cost will be $75 per month for unlimited use of all uploaded practices on my YouTube Channel. You may purchase the classes by sending checks to the studio, or via PayPal. For PayPal, simply login to PayPal.com, type in firstname.lastname@example.org, and that will connect you for debit/credit payments. If you have any questions, please email, or text me. If I am going to maintain the studio during these closures, I have no recourse, but to charge for the online services. Once I receive your payment, then I will give you the link for my classes!!!
We thank you for your continued support during these most difficult times!!! We wish you good health, and peace of mind.
Until we can meet again on the mat, be safe, be well, and be kind!!!—Namaste’, Deb
As most of you know, the studio had to close suddenly on 7/9/20, due to possible exposure to Covid-19. Closure was a ‘practice of precaution’, and a following of suggested guidelines issued by various government agencies. Going forth, I would like to explain our posture, if future incidents of ‘possible’ exposure should occur. First an update on this initial occurrence.
Based upon conversations with several local physicians the following information was gathered: a) We had the test of 7 days time upon notification of exposure, which was 7/9, one week after said exposure. b) In this case, risk of transmission is LOW, due to separation of positive case-husband-wife-students at YFL c) Husband & positive case were wearing masks & practicing social distancing c) Husband has exhibited no signs of the virus, post 7 days to exposure d) YFL practices ALL safety precautions for being open. e) We are waiting for test results, or 14 day quarantine, whichever comes first.
With the information listed above, it will be deemed safe to reopen after 7/16. So, I am happy to announce that classes will resume on Saturday, 7/18. I will deep clean the studio, once again, on Friday, 7/17.
Moving forward, if this happens again, all pertinent info will be released to ALL YFL students, but the studio WILL NOT CLOSE. It will be your responsibility, and discretion on whether to attend classes. I cannot operate a business with an On/Off switch.
We will continue to follow ALL safety and guideline protocols, and keep the facility spotless!!! We ask that you be prudent in your choices, and help keep everyone safe.
Life is not 100% safe, and never will be under any circumstances. I am doing everything in my power to ensure your safety and comfort at YFL. Ultimately it is your choice on participating in the classes offered.
To continue as a business I must keep my doors open, and classes running.
If you have concerns, comments, or suggestions, please contact me at email@example.com.
We are MOST GRATEFUL for your understanding, and continued support through these most difficult of times.
Now to this week’s practice-the blending of Yin/Yang, or Sukha-Stirrha!!! A practice of vigor to begin with, and ending in deeply stretching and contemplating. Our Sanskrit focus is Hreem, Shreem, Klim, or evoking & receiving the energy of Wisdom, Love, and Generosity. Our hand gesture, or mudra, is the ‘Grounding Gesture’, to ground and connect. Our music is ‘Claire de Lune’, by Music for Meditation, and our meditation focus is ‘Patience’. We wish you a safe and healthy week, and as always, cant’ wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb
Wed-Sukha-Stirrha Virtual Class on YouTube
Sun-4-2-6 Breath Meditation w/Deb
Sit with it. Sit with it. Sit with it. Even though you want to run. Even when it’s heavy and difficult. Even though you’re not quite sure of the way through. Healing happens by feeling.-Dr. Rebecca Ray
GREETINGS FROM YFL!!! I was informed the morning of 7/9/2020, that a student attending class at the studio on 7/2/2020 had been exposed via her husband to someone that had tested positive for Covid-19 on 6/30/2020. Since students in the class on 7/2 have since attended other classes at the studio, I have no choice but to impose a 14 day quarantine from classes at YFL.
*We will be CLOSED TEMPORARILY, FROM 7/9-7/18/2020.
*IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU GET TESTED FOR COVID-19.
*IF POSITIVE PLEASE INFORM ME. ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL BE KEPT COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL.
*IN THE INTERIM, PLEASE CONTINUE TO UTILIZE MY VIRTUAL CLASSES ON YOUTUBE. YOU WILL BE CHARGED ONE CLASS VISIT/USE OF THE POSTED CLASS, UNLESS YOU HAVE PURCHASED THE MONTHLY ONLINE USE FEE OF $75.
*WE ARE SORRY FOR THIS INCONVENIENCE, BUT ARE DEDICATED TO KEEPING EVERYONE HEALTHY AND SAFE!!!
*WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU ON THE MAT BEGINNING JULY 20, 2020.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greetings from YFL!!! We hope you had a restful, and enjoyable 4th of July weekend!!! This week we will practice ‘Restorative Asana’. Yes, it is ‘Triple R’ Week-rest, renew, and restore!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Shiva Ham’, or ‘I am silent awareness’. Our meditation focus is ‘lightness & coolness’, as you listen to Kiran Murti’s ‘Sweet Indian Dream’. Our hand gesture (mudra) is the meditation position, or ‘Dhanya’ to promote contemplation energy.
Wed-Virtual Restorative w/Deb
Sun-Morning Meditation w/Deb
Please remember to pre-register for ALL classes at least 24 hours prior to attendance. Contact Deb at email@example.com to pre-register. Virtual classes are available for a fee, and payment is via check, or PayPal @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also ask that you continue to follow ALL guidelines for Covid-19, as we continue to keep the studio safe and clean for your health.
As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do, with your one wild and precious life?”—Mary Oliver