Monthly Archives: May 2014

Harmony of Mind, Body, and Heart


Greetings!!!  This week at YFL the physical asana practice will emphasize “Body Harmony”, or flowing through the practice with the intent of balancing the mind, body, and the heart. It is a classic “Hatha” practice, which will help us attain this week’s Sankalpa. Our Sanskrit focus is “Brosa”, or practicing with an element of “trust”. The mudra is “Shuni” which helps us hone in on patience, discernment, and commitment. We hope you are rested from your long, holiday weekend, and ready to hit the mat!!! We can’t wait to see you!!!

Deb’s informational meeting about the Fall Retreat to Sedona is this Saturday, May 31st, from 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Deb will offer a brief slideshow, a flyer with all pertinent retreat info, and field any questions about the retreat. If you are interested in participating this Fall, then please try to attend this short meeting. The retreat will be 9/25-10/2/14.

Registration is on going for the Summer retreat at Vina de Lestonnac. It will be on Saturday, June 28th, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., or 9 a.m.-4 p.m., if you opt to stay for painting with Jill Roberts. Sophie and Deb will lead the yoga, meditation, chanting, and nidra for the morning session, and Jill the art portion in the afternoon. Lunch is also included.  Morning + Lunch= $54, Afternoon, No Lunch= $39, Full Day= $79, a $14 dollar savings. Call, Email, or drop-in to register!!!

Let’s Fly!!!

Greetings!!! It is time for Wall Practice #3 @ YFL. Come learnt to fly into Warrior III balance, as we use the wall for support!!! Our Sanskrit Focus is “Samadhi” or “Pure Contemplation”, and our mudra is DharmaCharkra, for balancing our “inner” and “outer” worlds. It is going to be a fun and different week on the mat!!! We can’t wait to see you!!!

ATTENTION!!!!  The studio WILL be CLOSED on 5/23, 5/24, and 5/26 in observance of Memorial Day Weekend. We will resume our normal teaching schedule on Tuesday, 5/27.—Namaste’, Debphoto-426

Relax into Restoration!!!

Greetings Yogis and Yoginis!!! This week you will need to come armed with the three B’s, bolster, blanket, and blocks!!! We will practice renewing, restoring, and relaxing on the mat throughout the week of 5/12-5/17/14. The practice is relaxing, and yet very deep. Our Sanskrit focus is “BIJ”, or seed sound, of which there are many. We will focus on “SAT NAM”, “I am that”. Our mudra is the “Venus”, which will help to promote glandular balance.

The Sedona Fall Retreat informational meeting will be on 5/31/14 @ 11 a.m. Deb will provide a very short slideshow, and all the details about attending. Please plan to attend this meeting, if you have any interest in participating. The retreat will be 9/25-10/2/14.

The full day summer retreat at Vina de Lestonnac will be on 6/28, and will be co-hosted by Deb and Sophie. The retreat will include a morning of Ayurvedic asana practice, chanting, meditation, yoga nidra, and lunch. The afternoon will be filled with creativity, as Jill Roberts will guide us through creating an acrylic masterpiece, which we will take home with us!!! Sign-ups begin this week!!!

We can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Debphoto-454

“Weight” a Minute!!!

Good morning Yogis and Yoginis!!! Another new month is upon us, which means it is time to bear not only our body weight, but hand weights with our yoga asana practice this week!!! Come to the mat, and be prepared to sculpt, tone, and strengthen as we “weight” for 75 minutes!!! Our Sanskrit focus is “AUM SATYAM”: Expressing our pure awareness into the world. Our mudra is “VARUNA”, which is the hand gesture for clearing our respiratory system.

Deb will be hosting an informational meeting about the Fall Retreat to Sedona on Saturday, May 31st, from 11-11:30 a.m. All the details about transportation, lodging, activities, yoga, meditation, and costs will be discussed. Hand outs will be available, and we will watch a 2-minute slideshow prepared by Deb on the beautiful vistas of Sedona and the Grand Canyon. If you are considering attending this retreat, please try to attend this meeting.

Deb and Sophie will be hosting a summer retreat at the beautiful Vina de Lestonnac retreat center located in the middle of Temecula’s beautiful wine country. From 9-11 a.m. Sophie will guide us through a relaxing Ayurvedic asana practice that will focus on staying centered. At 11 a.m. Deb will conduct an hour of chanting, Yoga Nidra, and meditation. We will break for lunch at noon, and then you will have the option of attending an afternoon session of acrylic art painting with Jill Roberts. She will guide us step by step through the painting of butterflies. You will leave with your very own masterpiece. Fliers with cost breakdowns are available at the studio, or you may email or call for specifics. Please join us for this day of restoration and relaxation. 6/28/14!!!—Namaste’, Debphoto-449