Monthly Archives: August 2014

Enjoy YFL Practice!!!

photo-454  Greetings Yogis and Yoginis!!!

This week’s practice is all about enjoying a variety of teaching perspectives!!! So come to the mat often this week for a new experience each class. Our Sanskrit focus is “Shanti”, or Peace, and the mudra is one of our classics, Usha, which means to connect to all things good.

ATTENTION: The studio will be closed on 8/29/ 8/30, and 9/1 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. We will resume our normal schedule on 9/2. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.

The second Kirtan Concert will be on 8/31 @ 3 p.m. at the Gazebo behind Painted Earth. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and be prepared to enjoy chanting with Kathy, Rom, and Sarah.

We can’t wait to see you on the mat this week!!!—Namaste’, Deb

Back to the wall!!!



This week we return to the wall, and all of the advantages that it adds to our practice. Use of the wall as a prop provides an antagonistic strength to our poses, which then transfers to use of our muscles in the asana practice without the wall. It also helps us to refine our balance and alignment. This week’s practice will also incorporate the use of chairs at the wall. None of this means an easy, lazy, or wimpy practice, quite the contrary. You may discover muscles that you didn’t know you had this week!!!

Our Sanskrit focus is “SHUM”, which means “I am inspired”. Our mudra is “SHANKH”, or the shell, and applies to our inner temple, in which our Source light shines. This mudra promotes opening this temple, and letting our light shine through connection.

Samantha Keith’s PIYO workshop is this Saturday, 8/23 @ $12, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. She will be introducing a practice style that infuses pilates and yoga. It will be a strong practice, but appropriate for all levels.

We can’t wait to see you on the mat this week!!! (8/18-8/23)—Namaste’, Deb

It is 3-R Week @ YFL: Restore, Renew, and Relax!!!



GREETINGS YOGIS AND YOGINIS!!! After a rigorous week of weight-bearing we will counter this week with “Restorative Yoga”. Remembering that restorative does not equate with easy or wimpy!!! In restorative poses we stay longer, go deeper, and prop to intensify the stretch with safety. It is a deeply contemplative form of asana practice as well. Our Mudra is “APAN”, which will promote the flow of energy through the physical body, and aid in balancing our minds. Our Sanskrit focus is “ADBHUTA”, or “Wonder”. It is one of the 8 types of Rasa, which translates as “The Essence of Things”.

KIRTAN!!! Our first co-sponsored Kirtan Concert is Sunday, August 17th @ 4 p.m.!!! It will be on the grassed, gazebo area just behind Painted Earth, and it is a FREE concert, although donations are greatly appreciated!!!  SEE YOU THERE!!!

“In silence , TRUTH’S silence ceases.”—Paramahansa Yogananda

We can’t wait to see you on the mat this week!!!—Namaste’, Deb

Stretch and Strengthen



We hope you enjoyed the August newsletter, and listening to the video clip of the Clapping Monkeys!!! The first of our co-sponsored Kirtan concerts is just around the corner: 8/17 @ 4 p.m. on the lawn at the gazebo behind Painted Earth!!! See you there!!!

This week’s asana practice will focus on strength, endurance, power, toning, and of course stretching.  We will be bearing our own body weight, and using hand weights for part of the practice. Our Mudra is “Ganesha”, remover of all obstacles. Our Sanskrit focus is three blessings: Shanti, Shakit, Shambu, or Peace, Power, and Plenty (Abundance). We will also be chanting the bija sound for the solar plexus chakra, RAM, to evoke power and strength.

We can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb