Monthly Archives: April 2014

4/28-5/3/14 @ YFL

photo-469  Greetings!!! I have just returned from the stunning and breathtaking Sedona and Grand Canyon. I have gathered great information for planning our Fall YFL retreat, and will be hosting an organizational meeting in May. If you are interested in attending this spectacular event plan to attend if at all possible. I will post a date for this meeting next week, and I will provide all the trip details along with a short slideshow of the area.

This week at YFL we will “OPEN THE HEART” with a variety of backbends during our physical practice on the mat. Our Sanskrit focus is actually a silent mantra for opening our hearts to compassion for ourselves and all beings: AUM KAKANI NAMAHA. The weekly mudra is APAN VAYU, which is the hand gesture for maintaining a healthy heart. See you on the mat this week, and hopefully in Sedona this Fall!!!

Deb’s next Meditation I begins next Tuesday, May 6th @ 7:30 p.m. We will meet for five consecutive Tuesday evenings. The cost is $70, and there is still time to register. Call or email the studio, or register at your next yoga class.—Namaste’, Deb

4/21-4/26/14 @ YFL

Greetings Yogis and Yoginis!!!

This week’s practice will be emphasizing “Less is More” (Power), which involves taking fewer poses, at a slower pace, and into a deeper level of expression. This will increase our stamina, power, and strength. We will also be using the “wall” as a prop. In Yin, we will be taking a practice that promotes prana flow throughout the nadis of the entire body system. Our mudra is “Pran”, which activates the “Root Chakra” increasing vitality, improving vision, and reducing nervousness. Our Sanskrit focus is “Maitri”, “To perfect friendliness to one and all. One of the highest virtues of Yoga. We can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!

There is still time to sign-up for Sophie’s workshop for “Developing and Maintaining a Healthy Back”. The workshop is May 3rd at YFL from 2-3:30 p.m. @ a cost of $20. Watch for the May YFL newsletter on your email desk around 10 a.m. on 5/1.—Namaste’, Debphoto-449

4/14-4/19/14 @ YFL

Greetings Yogis and Yoginis!!!

This week at YFL our practice is all about the fact that “The Joy is in the Journey”!!! Learning to practice with joy, devotion, and “Lila” (playfulness). Our Sanskrit focus is “Bhakti”, which means devotion and love. Our mudra is “Buddhi”, which involves touching the little finger tip to the thumb tip on each hand, while extending the remaining fingers. This mudra is to enhance and improve our skills of communication. Sophie’s healthy back workshop will be on May 3rd from 2-3:30 p.m. @ a cost of $20, and Deb’s next Meditation I series will begin on Tuesday, May 6th @ a cost of $70. Sign-up via phone call, email, or at the studio. We can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Debphoto-451

4/7-4/12/14 @ YFL

photo-454  This week is all about restoration, or coming to the mat to relax, renew, and recharge. Our Sanskrit focus is one of my favorite: AUM SHANTI, or the Cosmic Yes to Peace!!! Our mudra is called the “Realization”, and makes us aware of ourselves first of all, and then the realization that we are connected to everyone and everything. A single word term for what this mudra provides is the energy of “Unity”. The Yoga-Hike to Santa Rosa plateau is this Friday, April 11th, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and Sophie will be offering a Healthy Back workshop on May 3rd, from 2-3:30 p.m. @ a cost of $20. We can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb