Monthly Archives: December 2014

Return to Restoration

Greetings Yogis and Yoginis!!! We hope you had a wonderful celebration with family and friends for Christmas!!! We now prepare to enter into the NEW YEAR, 2015, here we come!!!  YFL is open and ready to serve up Restorative and Yin classes on Monday and Tuesday, closed Wed-Fri, and offering Yin and Restorative on Saturday. We wish all of you a very happy and prosperous NEW YEAR. Our new Winter Schedule begins on Monday, January 5th. The new class schedule will be posted on the website by 12/29, or you can check last week’s blog post for the details.

This week our Sanskrit focus is “SANKALPA”, or to set one’s goals, intentions, resolutions. Our weekly mudra is “DHYANI”, or the hand gesture for meditation and contemplation. Our meditation focus is “Opportunity”. Watch for the first newsletter of 2015. It will be on your email desk around 10 a.m. January 1st!!!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!  The meditation music is “Dream Dancers” by R.Carlos Nakai, enjoy!!!—Namaste’, Deb

Beauty is simplicity, and simplicity is beauty.

Beauty is simplicity, and simplicity is beauty.

Back to Basics


Merry Christmas from YFL!!!  We will have our full schedule available to you on 12/22, 12/23, 12/27, 12/29, 12/30, and 1/3. We will be CLOSED on 12/24-12/26 and 12/31-1/2 in observance of the holidays. Our NEW WINTER SCHEDULE will begin on Monday, 1/5/15. Deb’s 4:00 p.m. on Tu/Th is shifting to a NEW START TIME of 4:15 p.m, and both days will now be YIN!!! Hilani is taking over the Thursday morning Vinyasa Flow class at 9:15 a.m., and Samantha is moving her Wednesday evening PIYO class to Sunday morning from 8:30-9:15 a.m. Otherwise the schedule will remain the same.

This week we will be going “BACK TO BASICS” with a classic Hatha Yoga theme for class. Our Sanskrit focus is “Pratyahara”, or sense withdrawal, and our Mudra is “Ganesha”, or remover of all obstacles. Our meditation focus is “PEACE”, AUM SHANTI. The music focus is “Luna” by David Lanz. Have a wonderful holiday, and as always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat.—Namaste’, Deb

To the Wall!!!

Greetings Yogis and Yoginis!!!

Come and stretch at the WALL, as we use it to produce isometric tension in our muscles, and deepen the effectiveness of our asana practice!!!  We have our normal schedule this week with one exception, and that is there will be NO 9:15 a.m. class this Thursday. I am also excited to announce that Hilani is returning to YFL on 1/8, as she takes over the 9:15 a.m. class on Thursday mornings. She will lead through a fun, and rigorous Vinyasa flow each Thursday morning.

The Temecula Valley Yoga Community raised $6100 for Project TOUCH via donation based classes at TYC over 12/12-12/14!!! It was a great effort for an outstanding cause, and we thank TYC for hosting, and we at YFL were honored to participate!!!

Our Sanskrit focus is “Samadhi”, or pure contemplation, our mudra is Ushas, to “connect to all things good”, and our meditation focus is JOY!!!

As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Debphoto-570  Our meditation music is “Shepard Me” by Ann Sweeton. ENJOY!!!

It is time to RELAX, RENEW, AND RESTORE!!!

Greetings Yogis and Yoginis!!!

It is time to relax, renew, and restore this week at YFL, and what better time, than in the midst of the holiday rush!!!  Our Sanskrit focus is “Aham Prema” or “I am love.” Our Mudra for this week is the “Lotus”, which is the gesture for purity, and connecting to goodness. The meditation focus is “Light”. Enjoy Bhava Ram’s version of Om Shanti, as you meditate this week.

Kathy will be offering her monthly “Creative Soul Workshop” on Friday, December 19th @ 6:30 p.m., and the cost is a “Luv Donation”. Please try to register in advance.

The annual Project T.O.U.C.H. fundraiser is this weekend at TYC. All classes are by donation, a 100% of which, will go to the Project to help feed and cloth the homeless of Temecula Valley.

Now is a good time to purchase the gift of health for family and friends: A YFL GIFT CERTIFICATE, for either 5 classes @ $50, or 10 classes @ $90.

As always we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!! Have a phenomenal week!!!—Namaste’, Debphoto-560

Weight Week for December!!!


Come join us and shed those Turkey pounds, as we focus on bearing our own body weight, and use hand weights during a segment of the practice, to elevate heart rate, stoke agni, and burn those extra calories!!!

Kathy offers her “Creative Soul Workshop” this Friday @ 6:30 p.m., and accepts a “love donation” for her teachings!!!

The PROJECT TOUCH fundraiser is fast approaching!!! Mark your calendars for donation classes at TYC on 12/12-12/14. The schedule is posted at YFL in the office, and online at Temecula Yoga Collective.

Our Sanskrit focus this week is “SHUM”, which means “to be inspired”. Our mudra is the “AJNA”, which helps us to connect to our “Higher” or “Authentic” Self. Our meditation focus is HOPE.  Enjoy the attached music, while you meditate this week.

As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Debphoto-556