Monthly Archives: September 2014

Less is more at “The Wall”!!!

Greetings Yogis and Yoginis!!!

Yes, it is time for “Wall” yoga once again, as we utilize the wall as a prop of resistance creating a force for deeper use of the muscles through the asana practice. Monday of this week begins our NEW FALL SCHEDULE, which is posted on the website. Please note our new classes with Sophie, Samantha, and Jen!!!

This week’s mudra focus is the “Vajrapradama” gesture for evoking “unshakeable trust”, and our Sanskrit focus is “Rama”, which means pleasing or delightful.

Our meditation focus is ambient sound: trees rustling, wind blowing, music, children laughing, or whatever the environment sends your way. Focus on the vibrational sounds around you.

Have a super week, and as always we can’t wait to see you on the mat.—Namaste’, Debphoto-560

Power Shifting


This week we focus on shifting the power through the chakras via our flow of asanas. This week’s practice will channel more confidence, creativity, and joy into your practice, your day, and your week.

The Sanskrit focus is CHAKRA, which means energy wheel, and our mudra is the “Yoga Mudra Body Fold”, which promotes energy flow through the entire chakra system for balance.

Our meditation focus is AUM SHANTI-peace as we celebrate Global Meditation on Sunday at NOON at the studio. The 3rd Kirtan Concert is at 3 p.m. We hope to see you for both events. Have a great week.—Namaste’, Deb

Are you ready for some RELAXATION?!!!



Are you ready to relax?!!! It is that time at YFL for renewing, restoring, and relaxing with our monthly “Restorative Practice”. As the photo reminds us, “You’re only one class away from a good mood.”

Our Sanskrit focus is: VAK, or “The Power of Speech”. This focus reminds us to be mindful of our thoughts, our speech, our actions.

Our weekly mudra focus: PRAN MUDRA, or the gesture of enhancing our “Life Force”.

This week I begin adding a weekly meditation focus to the YFL blog. Let your Dharana ( point of focus) rest on the mantra, SHUM, which means “I am inspired.” Develop your breath rhythm, and begin to silently repeat the mantra, as you visualize things that inspire you: art, people, places, nature, etc. You might even listen to music that inspires you for this mediation. Sit comfortably with SHUM for 5 to 30 minutes.—Aum Shanti, Debphoto-556

P.S.—Listen to the Ann Sweetens’ “Moment in Time” while you meditate, which I added into this blog. Enjoy!!!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: YFL will be hosting the “Global Meditation” on 9/21 @ NOON!!! Meditators around the world will be gathering to meditate together at noon their regional time, and focus on World Peace. Deb’s goal is to fill YFL with meditators, and spill out into the courtyard. Bring something comfortable to sit on outside, if our gathering is too large for the studio. Following our meditation together we can proceed to lunch, and then enjoy the Jain Hanuman Kirtan Concert at  3 p.m. So, please mark your calendars for this special event, and plan to attend.—Namaste’, Deb

Weight Bearing: A New Spin


Greetings Yogis and Yoginis!!!  Happy September!!! Our new Fall schedule will begin on 9/22, and will feature two new instructors. Stay tuned for details later this month!!!

This week we return to weight-bearing, and Deb will lead you through a new Vinyasa flow with this emphasis.

Our Sanskrit focus is “Vedohum”: I am pure knowledge.  Our weekly mudra is the classic “Dhyani”, or the gesture of contemplation and meditation.

The 3rd free Kirtan will be on 9/21 @ 3 p.m., and will feature Jai Hanuman.

As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb