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To the ‘Wall & Beyond’!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! This week will meet at ‘The Wall’, which provides a beautiful prop for focus, alignment, and power. What we learn about our body & poses at the wall will, then, transfer out on the mat and away from the wall. Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Santosha’, or trying to find contentment within all that life throws at us, each and every day. Our mudra (hand gesture) is the ‘Dhanyi’, which promotes deep concentration into attaching to the energy of ‘Spirit’.

This week’s Yin practice will focus on ‘Spinal Bliss’, or stretching and relaxing the back into its full potential of ‘range of motion’ and flexibility. We will fold, backbend, side bend, and twist the spine.

We have several ‘Special Events’ on the horizon for the month of September: 1. 9/7 ‘The Tibetan Bowl Healing Sound Concert w/Betty & Peter. Please sign up at YFL, or email, to preregister. The cost is $25, and we will enjoy the concert from 1-3 p.m.  2. 9/4-Sophie starts a four week workshop on ‘Ayurveda’, and pre-registration is required. The class will meet for four consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. 3. 9/28-Sophie will offer her quarterly ‘Yoga For Emotional Liberation’ workshop from 1-3 p.m. @ $25. Please register at the studio.

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

“Yoga is not about touching your toes, it is what you learn on the way down”.–Jigar Gor

Triple ‘R’ Week: Rest, Renew, and Relax!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! Aaahhh!!! It is Triple ‘R’ Week on the mat!!!  We will relax, renew, and restore with props, and deep, contemplative stretching with our breath!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Lila’, or ‘Divine Play’ with ‘Spirit’!!! Our hand gesture (mudra) focus is for ‘Contemplation’, or to ‘Listen Carefully’. Our meditation focus is ‘Kindness’, and is supported with the beautiful music from David Lanz, entitled ‘Cristifori’s Dream’.

This week’s Yin practice will balance your Chakra System with poses, Tibetan Bowls, color focus, and anatomy.

We have two special events coming in September, and both require pre-registration and pre-payment: 9/7-Is the Tibetan Bowl Healing Concert w/Betty & Peter, which will be preceded with Yoga Nidra led by Deb @ $25, from 1-3 p.m., and on 9/28-Sophie’s ‘Yoga For Emotional Liberation’ workshop @ $25, from 1-3 p.m.

School is back in session this week, so be extra cautious with your driving around town. We are sending positive energy out for a successful, safe, and great school year for Administrators, Teachers, Students, and Parents!!!  BE KIND!!!  So, parents, it is time to get back to the mat, and your regular schedule!!!

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

‘The love you give recycles and circulates throughout the Universe, no expression of love is ever lost or wasted’.—Calm Collective

 

‘Weight Time’ (8/5-8/10/19)

Greetings from YFL, and Happy August!!! We usher in the ‘Down Dog Days of Summer’ this month!!! This week is ‘Weight Time’!!! We will add 1 or 2 lb. hand weights to enhance strength building, sculpting, and toning during our practice this week!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Siddho Hum’, or ‘I am Wholeness’. Our hand gesture (mudra) is ‘Be Kind’, or ‘Apan-Vayu’. This gesture promotes a healthy heart, and a practice of inner and outer kindness. Our meditation focus is ‘World Peace’, AUM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti. Music for meditation-‘One Moment in Time’ by Ann Sweeten.

This week’s Yin practice will promote ‘Healthy Digestion’.

Please note that Jan is away on retreat this week, and Qigong WILL NOT MEET on 8/5, but will resume at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, 8/12.

Our Quarterly Tibetan Bowl Healing Concert will be on Saturday, September 7th, from 1-3 p.m. The concert will be preceded by Yoga Nidra practice with Deb to help ease you into a deep state of inner consciousness, and enhance your Tibetan Bowl experience. The cost is $25, and pre-registration and payment are required. SPACE IS LIMITED, so sign up ASAP!!!

Sophie’s Quarterly ‘Yoga For Emotional Liberation’ workshop is Saturday, 8/28, from 1-3 p.m. @ $25. Pre-registration and payment are required!!! SPACE IS LIMITED!!! Sign up ASAP!!!

It will be warm again this week, so enjoy some deep stretching and relaxation in a comfortable space at YFL this week to beat the heat!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

“Laughter is carbonated holiness”. Anne Lamott

Bonus Week-Majority Rules-Select Sukha-Stirrha or Restorative!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! Your practice is ‘just that’…’Your Yoga’. This is a split week between July and August, so it is ‘Bonus Week’. Each class votes on a practice of Sukha-Stirrha (Yin-Yang), or Restorative!!! Majority rules!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Shivo Hum’, or ‘My awareness is pure, creative stillness’. Our mudra (hand gesture) is the classic ‘Prayer’, which connects to ‘Source’. Our meditation focus is ‘Shanti’, Peace. The music selection for meditation is from Tom Barabas’ CD ‘Clouds’, and the song is Moon Dust.

This week’s Yin practice will open the hips…our ‘Happy Hips’ sequence!!!

If you know anyone interested in Yoga Basics or Meditation I, Deb is now offering those classes by appointment for individuals or small groups. Just email or call to set up a day and time that works for your schedule.

Sophie is continuing to offer ‘Yoga For Emotional Liberation’ on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:15 p.m., and Summer’s Friday morning classes are ongoing with Yin @ 8:15 & Glow & Restore @ 9:30!!!

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

“Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows”.—Native American Proverb

Classic Hatha-Power + Vinyasa!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! This is our traditional week of Classic Hatha practice. The physical intent is to develop power, and movement via Vinyasa!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘AIEEM NAMAH’, or ‘My true nature is Love and Joy!!! Our supporting hand gesture (mudra) is the ‘GROUNDING’ gesture for connection, stability, and grounding. Our Meditation focus is ‘Love &  Joy’.

This week’s Yin practice will bring balance to your spinal column and back, as we enjoy ‘Spinal Bliss’.

Sophie’s ‘Yoga For Emotional Liberation’ resumes this week on Wednesday from 6-7:15 p.m., and Jan’s Qigong continues every Monday evening from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Our quarterly ‘Tibetan Bowl Concert’ is coming up soon!!! It will be on Saturday, September 7th from 1-3 p.m. @ $25. Space is limited, so sign up ASAP!!!

The monthly YFL newsletter will appear on your desk @ 10 a.m. on August 1st, so watch for that edition!!! If you would like to receive the newsletter, then send Deb a request via email: yogaforlife06@verizon.net.

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

‘Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people’.

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Meet Me @ ‘The Wall’

Greetings from YFL!!! It is time to Meet @ ‘The Wall’!!! We will use this wonderful prop for resistance, focus, and power!!! Deb’s Yin class will emphasize the ‘Balancing of Chakras’. Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Samprati Hum’, or ‘I am the presence of awareness’. Our supporting mudra is the ‘Ushas’, or ‘Connecting to all things good’. Our meditation focus is ‘Awareness’, and may be contemplated while listening to ‘Claire de Lune’.

Our new Summer Session Schedule is in full swing!!! Enjoy a new class with Sophie on Monday evening, and two new classes with Summer on Friday morning. Also, Deb has a new class at 5:30 on Thursday evenings!!! Sophie’s ‘Yoga For Emotional Liberation’ will resume next Wednesday, 7/24, @ 6:00 p.m., so you can still enroll!!!

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

‘The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude’.—Unknown

Triple ‘R’ Week-Restore, Relax, and Renew!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! WELCOME BACK SOPHIE AND SUMMER!!! Please consult the website schedule for their NEW CLASS OFFERINGS this week!!! We hope you enjoyed your vacations!!! We are so glad to have you back at YFL!!!

This week’s class with Deb will emphasize restoration-renew, restore, and relax!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Bhakti’, or your personal pathway of Devotion. The supporting hand gesture (mudra) is the classic ‘Dhanya’ for promoting contemplation and meditation. Deb’s Yin classes this week will incorporate poses for ‘Good Digestion’. Our meditation focus is ‘To Be Present’. Our meditation music selection is ‘White Dove’ from Classical Piano & Cello CD.

It is beginning to warm up outdoors, so come in to the studio to cool down, and stretch out!!! It will be another fantastic week at YFL, and as always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

‘Weight Time’-Happy July, it is weight week on the mat!!!

Greetings from YFL, and Happy July!!! As we welcome in a new month that always means it is “Weight Week” on the mat!!! The YFL staff wishes you and yours a most Happy 4th of July holiday!!! Enjoy the festivities, and stay safe!!! In observance of the holiday, YFL will BE CLOSED 7/4-7/7. Our new Summer Schedule will resume on Monday, 7/8. Please consult the Class Schedule on our website: www.yogaforlife06.com for all the new class offerings!!!

Our physical practice will emphasize baring weight, our own body weight, and the use of hand weights. This promotes strong bone health, increased strength, power, and muscle toning. Our Sanskrit focus is one of the eight limbs of yoga, Pratyahara, or to withdraw from external stimuli, and remained focused and connected to the body via the breath. Our mudra is ‘The Grounding Hand Gesture’. This helps stay focused, grounded, and connected. Our meditation focus is ‘Freedom’, and the music selection is Tom Baraba’s CD Nuages, the song is ‘Clouds’.

Our first annual ‘Great Yoga Adventure to The Bowery’ was so much fun!!! Everyone had a great time, and gave the The Bowery an A+ for food, atmosphere, and service!!! The yoga wasn’t too bad either!!! You just have to come next time, if you were unable to attend this one!!!

Sophie’s 4-week Yoga For Emotional Liberation workshop begins on 7/10. It will meet from 6-7 p.m. for four consecutive Wednesday evenings. The cost is $65, and there is still time to register.

Yoga Basics and Intro to Yoga w/Deb are now by appointment for individuals or small groups. If you are interested in learning or brushing up on basic fundamentals and principles of yoga, then please email or drop-in to register. Yoga Basics is now a 90 minute class @$40. Meditation I is by appointment, and includes a single 120 minute class @ $70.

It will be another wonderful week at YFL (although short)!!! So, get your yoga in on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

“Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you will be found”.—Lao Tzu

 

Classic Hatha + Solstice Celebration!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! This week will focus on ‘Classic Hatha’, which will emphasize flow + power. Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Namaste’, or the light in me honors the light in you. Our mudra (hand gesture) is Jnana , or the classic gesture for connecting to Universal Energy. The meditation focus is ‘Light’, and our music support is offered by Michael Hoppe’s ‘Star Light’.

Yin will focus on maintaining a ‘Balanced Back’, as we work the full range of motion of the spine.

Our new SUMMER SESSION starts on 6/24, and should be on the website soon, but in the meantime here are the new offerings:

Mon-Same

Tues-Same, except, Sophie will now teach the 6:00 p.m., class. Deb will still be teaching the 4:15 Yin.

Wed-morning classes the same, eliminate Summer’s 11:15 and 12:30 classes, add a 4-week Yoga For Emotional Liberation class at 6:00 p.m. w/Sophie @ $65, begins on 7/12.

Th-eliminate the 4:15 & 6:00 p.m. class, add a NEW 5:30-6:30 p.m. w/Deb (Sukha -Stirha)

Fri-the 8:15 class is Yin, 9:30 class is Glow & Restore w/Summer

Sat-the same

Yoga  Basics and Meditation I are now by request for individuals, or small groups. The Yoga Basics will be a 90 minute class @ $40, and the Meditation I will be a 120 minute class @ $70.

The Great Yoga Adventure is on 6/30 @ The Bowery in Fullerton from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  A couple of spots remaining. If you are attending DON’T FORGET YOUR MAT AND OTHER PROPS YOU NORMALLY USE!!! This is going to be a BLAST!!!

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

‘To the WALL & BEYOND!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! This week we return to ‘THE WALL’. It is a wonderful tool for resistance, focus, and alignment!!! Our Sanskrit focus is one and the same with our mudra (hand gesture). It is ‘SARASWATI’, or the goddess of creativity. This focus helps to balance both the right and left hemisphere of the brain, and promotes creativity via our natural talents. Our meditation focus will be ‘PATIENCE’, and may be contemplated to the CD Yoga for Relaxation-Meditation!!!

Our Yin practice will focus on the balancing of our chakras.

This Friday we will usher in the Spring Season with our centerpiece of focus, and multiple salutes to the sun. We will also celebrate the ‘International Day of Yoga’!!!

Next week there will be some changes to the teaching schedule, so check out the website on Monday, 6/24 for the NEW LINE-UP OF CLASSES for the Summer Schedule!!!

The Great Yoga Adventure is approaching quickly!!! We are traveling to Fullerton for a unique experience of Yoga, Lunch, and Wine at The Bowery Craft Beer & Pizza Restaurant!!! We will meet from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on 6/30. Just a few spots remain open!!!

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

“Life is meant for spectacular adventures. Let your feet wander, your eyes marvel, and your soul ignite”.—Unknown

Triple ‘R’ Week-Restore, Renew, Relax!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! As most of you know, I had to fly through a hurricane last week with my health!!! Thankfully, today, I can finally say that I have made it through the storm, and feel much better. I am grateful for your well wishes, understanding my absence, and healing light energy sent my way!!! If you showed up for class, but there was no class, just mention it to me, and I am happy to give you a free class!!! It will be so good to be back on the mat tomorrow!!!

This is Triple ‘R’ week, which means we will restore, renew, and relax with deep, supported asanas!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Dhyana’ , or maintaining a focus. Our mudra (hand gesture) us the ‘Self-Confidence’ or ‘Performance’ mudra. It promotes and supports self-confidence, self-assurance, and self-awareness.

Yin will focus on ‘Good Digestion’, which Yes is a repeat from last week, since I was unable to offer these classes.

Meditation will focus on ‘Self-Confidence’, and may be contemplated while listening to James Hood’s CD ‘Imaginary’. The selection for this week is ‘Friend’.

Jan’s Qigong Workshop is next Saturday, from 1-2:30 p.m. @ $20. Fifteen of that may be applied to one of her Monday evening classes @ YFL!!!

Deb’s ‘Great Yoga Adventure” is on Sunday, 6/30, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. @ The Bowery & Craft Beers Restaurant in Fullerton!!! Only a few spaces remain available!!! $10 for Yoga, $10 + for food & drink!!!

As always, it will be another great week at YFL!!! We are so grateful for you support of our teachings!!! We can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’,  Deb

 

“My yoga. It doesn’t matter if everything isn’t perfect. My practice is just that. My practice. It’s my time to feel alive, calm, and connected”.—Jill Conyers

‘Weight’ Time!!!

“Who can you encourage today”?—Unknown

Greetings from YFL, and Happy June!!! This week is all about power via ‘weight’ baring, using both our body weight, and hand weights!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘BALA’, which means power!!! Our mudra ( hand gesture) is for evoking the energy of ‘VITALITY’. The meditation focus is ‘BE STRONG’. The music for your daily contemplative time is Enya’s ‘Watermark’.

This week’s Yin practice will take us on a journey through asanas for ‘good digestion’.

The June newsletter was released on June 1st, and details all of the Special Events for this month!!! If you are not receiving the monthly newsletter, and would like to, then please request that your name be put on the Contact List. Contact us at yogaforlife06@verizon.net.

The new summer schedule will go into effect on Monday, June 24th. Please check out the changes on our website, yogaforlife06.com.  The changes will posted by June 17th.

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

Classic Hatha Week-Vinyasa + Power

 

Greetings from YFL!!! It is time to return to the mat after a wonderful holiday weekend!!! This week is ‘Classic Hatha’, so the physical emphasis is Vinyasa (Flow) plus Power!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Lila’, or ‘Divine Play’, and our supporting hand gesture (mudra) is the grounding gesture. This mudra connects our heart to Mother Earth, and promotes stability and connection. Our meditation focus is ‘Light Heartedness’, and may be focused upon while listening to ‘Kiran Murti’s’ “Divine Imagination”. Our Yin practice will focus on opening the hips-‘Happy Hips’ week!!!

June is a very busy month at YFL!!! Here are all the special events taking place:

6/1-YFL Newsletter will be released at 10 a.m.

6/1-Sangha Saturday (group meditation) w/Deb 10:30-11:00 a.m.-FREE

6/9-Reiki I Training w/Kim 10 a.m.-2 p.m.($144)

6/15-Qigong Workshop w/Jan 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., $20 ($15 may be applied to a Qigong practice on Monday evening from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

6/30-The Great Yoga Adventure to Fullerton w/Deb & Taylor ($10 for yoga & $10 + for lunch @ The Bowery Pizza & Craft Beers)-just 4 spots remain, sign up ASAP!!!

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

“Live in Divine Flow. Let it open your heart to the beauty of what is”.—-Brian J. Plachta

The Wall Effect!!!-Align, Focus, Strengthen

Greetings from YFL!!! Let’s meet at the Wall this week for alignment, focus, and power!!! Our Sanskrit focus will be one of the eight limbs of Yoga-‘Pranayama’-to gently control our breath. The supporting mudra (hand gesture) is ‘Yampasham’, or the mudra for reasoning. It enables us to muse constructive and positive thoughts for fulfillment, joy, and reasoning. Our meditation focus is ‘Alignment’ of all the energies of our life. This may be contemplated while listening to Classical New Age Piano’s selection entitled ‘White Dove’.

This week’s Yin practice will maintain a healthy back, as we partake in the sequence called ‘Spinal Bliss’.

Special Events:

5/25-5/27-Yoga For Life WILL BE CLOSED on Saturday (5/25) and Monday 95/27 for Memorial Day!!!

6/2-Reiki I Training w/Kim ($144) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

6/30-The Grand Yoga Adventure to Fullerton w/Deb & Taylor (Deb’s son). We will enjoy yoga at The Bowery ($10), and then enjoy great food, drink, and fun ($10 +). 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

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

Triple ‘R’ Practice-Restore, Renew, and Relax!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! Last week we worked our bodies with weights!!! This week we are going let our bodies restore, renew, and relax on the mat!!! Yes, it is Triple ‘R’ week @ YFL!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Santosha’, or a ‘state of contentment’. The hand gesture focus (mudra) is ‘Kapittha’, or the mudra of protection and blessings.

This week’s Yin practice will balance the seven chakras (energy wheels along the spine). We will reach this state of balance through asana, poetry, music, tibetan bowl ringing, and color focus.

Vary your practice schedule, and enjoy the many wonderful offerings from Sophie and Summer!!! Check the schedule-they offer Gentle, Classic, Yin, and Glow & Restore classes. They are humorous, compassionate, knowledgable, and caring!!!

Remember that Quigong is ongoing every Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. with Jan Tucker!!! The cost is $15!!!

Special Events Schedule:

* 5/18-Yoga For Emotional Release Workshop w/Sophie 1-3 p.m., $25

  • 5/24-5/27-Yoga For Life will BE CLOSED for Memorial Day Weekend

* 6/1-Quigong for Healing Workshop w/Jan 1-2:30 p.m., $25

*6/2-Reiki I Training w/Kim 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $144

*6/30-Great Yoga Adventure to Fullerton (Yoga w/Deb @ $10, Drinks, Pizza, Pasta, Salad w/Taylor (Deb’s Son) @ $10+) Sign up quickly-we only have 5 spots left!!!

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