Monthly Archives: February 2014

Artistry of Meditation Workshop

Greetings Yogis and Yoginis,

Deb is hosting a workshop this Saturday afternoon entitled “The Artistry of Meditation”. She will lead you through various creative, artistic methods for inducing the relaxation response, including: Zentangle drawing, Enso watercolor painting, Japanese lantern construction, and Kaleidoscope construction. We will conclude with a Light Centered Meditation with our newly constructed lanterns as guided by Deb. The cost is $25, and we will meet on 3/1 at YFL from 2-4 p.m. There is still time to register.—Namaste’, Debphoto-446

2/24-3/1/14 @ YFL

Greetings Yogis and Yoginis!!!

This week’s practice will focus on balancing the 1st chakra or the root chakra, “Muladhara”. The color is red, the note is C, the chant is Lam, the mudra is Jnana (Universal Knowledge). Mula=root, Dhara=Support or Connection, and its element is the earth, spice is ginger, essence is clove or rosemary. The practice will incorporate asana, chanting, mudra, and essence for balancing your root chakra. We will also increase our plank challenge to 2 min., 30 sec. Come join us for some balance!!! Remember you are one yoga practice away from a good mood.—Namaste’, Debphoto-449

2/17-2/22/14: This week @ YFL!!!

Greetings Yogis and Yoginis!!! YES, we are OPEN for classes today!!! Our theme this week is ‘STRESS BUSTING’!!! We will continue our plank challenge as we proceed to 2:30 minutesphoto-443. Our practice will involve stress releasing breath techniques, a full body mudra called TAGADI, which helps encounter and conquer challenges, and our Sanskrit focus is ‘MANDALA’. Mandala is described as a circle of connection, community, and healing. They are sacred geometric shapes used for meditation purposes as well. Our physical practice will involve classic hatha movement, our balance focus is the Dancer’s pose, and we will conclude with some restorative poses. It is going to be a great week on the mat at YFL, and we would love to share it with you.—Namaste’, Deb

Less is more (power). 2/10-2/15/14 @ YFL

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY THIS WEEK. We will be emphasizing the “Less is More” concept this week, which emphasizes fewer poses, and holding them for longer times to enhance power, endurance, and stability. Our Sanskrit focus is “Bhava” often translated as  mood or attitude. The mudra focus this week is “Pran”, and this hand gesture activates the root chakra, which in turn increases vitality, reduces fatigue and nervousness, and improves our vision. We look forward to seeing you on the mat this week.—Namaste’, Debphoto-440 P.S.-Our plank challenge takes us to 2 minutes and 15 seconds this week!!!

Yoga has 8-limbs of practice!!!

photo-439 In the West we mistakenly think yoga just involves Asana practice, but it really is much more complex, and fulfilling. Get acquainted with the other seven limbs, and incorporate those that fit the type of lifestyle you want to create for optimal health.—Namaste’, Deb


Good Morning Yogis and Yoginis!!!  It is time to bear weight with our physical body, and some additional hand weights. We will be continuing our PLANK CHALLENGE this week at TWO MINUTES!!! Our Sanskrit focus is “Maitra”, or Loving kindness, in honor of the month of love, February. Our mudra is Varuna, and this hand gesture is for promoting clear sinus passageways. I look forward to seeing you on the mat this week!!!—Namaste’, Debphoto-429