Monthly Archives: November 2015

Yogis Unite

IMG_6867-2    Here is the community schedule for Yogis Unite, a fundraiser for Project TOUCH, sponsored by many of the valley yoga studios. Check out the YFL schedule, and other locations, attend a class, and make your donation either in cash or check, made payable to Project TOUCH. 100% of your donation goes to feed, clothe, and provide shelter for the homeless. Please join us for this worthy cause!!!—Namaste’, Deb

Yoga Blend


Greetings from YFL!!!

Welcome back!!! I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday break!!! We are ready for your return to the mat a YFL!!! This week will emphasize a balanced blend of yin, restorative, Classic Hatha, weight-bearing, balance, wall, and flow yoga. We will continue our practice of Chandra and Surya Bhedana Pranayama techniques, and our mudra will be RUDRA, the solar plexus gesture for strengthening and JOY. Our Sanskrit focus OM GUM NAMAH, a silent phrase, which promotes individual connection to Universal connection, as we focus upon points of Nature. Our music is Divine Light from “Kiran Murti”.

A new 4-week Intro to Yoga begins Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. (12/1/15). Please email or call to register.

The Project TOUCH fundraiser will be 12/12, and the schedule of donation based classes for YFL, and all participating studios is posted in the YFL office. Please join us in supporting this worthy cause.

Our new Winter Schedule will begin on January 4th, and will be posted on the website by 12/31/15. The December newsletter will be issued to your email desk tomorrow between 10-10:30 a.m., so watch for it tomorrow morning!!!

A reminder that we do have gift certificates available for your holiday shopping!!! What better gift than a gift toward good health: Intro to Yoga, Meditation Basics, PIYO, Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Women, Yin, and all forms of Classic Hatha.

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

Finding Calm, Energy, and Focus


Greetings from YFL!!!  Happy Thanksgiving Week!!! A reminder that we have ALL regularly scheduled classes Monday through Wednesday of this week. Please note that we ARE CLOSED Thursday through Sunday (11/26-11/29) in observance of the holiday. We wish each and everyone of you a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. We are most grateful to have you sharing yoga and meditation with us throughout the year!!!

This week we will be practicing Classic Hatha Yoga with an emphasis on Calm, Energy, and Focus.  Our movement will be slow, deep, and deliberate with a strong focus on the meditative quality of asana. Our mudra is the famous Ushas—which connects us to all things good, and Sanskrit focus is another silent mantra, SAHA NAVAVATU,”Let us be together in harmony”. Our meditation focus is ‘GRATITUDE’,  which is set to the music of Michael Hoppe’s “Windsongs”.

Intro to Yoga begins on December 1st at 7:30 p.m., registrations is in progress. The Project TOUCH fundraiser day, YOGIS UNITE, is on December 12th. Schedules are now available at the studio.

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


Greetings from YFL!!!

Sorry that this post was delayed for this week, but I have been a bit under the weather. This week is all about using the wall as our prop for resistance!!! Our Sanskrit focus is AUM SHANTI, or a great big, Cosmic Yes to Peace!!! Our mudra is the classic prayer mudra, or ANJALI. Our meditation focus is SERENITY, set to the music of Claire de Lune.

The Project TOUCH fundraiser has been moved to 12/12/15, so mark you calendars to attend donation based classes at YFL, or other community yoga studios throughout the valley. 100% of your donations go to Project TOUCH to provide clothing, food, and shelter to the valley homeless population.

Here is the schedule at YFL on 12/12:  8:15 a.m.-Yin (Deb)

9:30 a.m.-Restorative & Meditation (Deb)

11 a.m.-Ayurvedic Yoga (Sophie)

4:30 p.m.-Mantra & Meditation (Ian)

If you can’t make a class, then please feel free to drop your donation off to the studio, either cash, or checks made out to Project TOUCH. We thank you for your support.

A reminder that the studio will BE CLOSED in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday from 11/26-11/29, otherwise, classes as usual.

As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Debphoto-636

Reload with “The Triple R”: Rest, Renew, and Restore


Good Morning and greetings from YFL!!!

I had the opportunity to take a short retreat to Big Bear this past weekend to practice the Triple R: Rest, Renew, and Restore!!! The mountains were gorgeous, and the time away was wonderful!!! It also reminded me that I am truly blessed to find that same type of space on my yoga mat and meditation cushion each and everyday of my life!!!

So, that is the focus this week for each of you as you attend class. Allow yourself to renew, rest, and restore, as you also enjoy deep, asana stretching.

Our Sanskrit focus is a new one: RAVAJE HUM- This allows us to tap into our inner connection to core beliefs, which then exudes our inner light of pure radiance. To complement this focus we will practice the classic meditation mudra, or Dhayana.

Please note that YFL is hosting a fundraising morning for Project TOUCH on Sunday, November 22nd. All classes that you attend are by donation, and 100% of your gift will be forwarded to Project TOUCH to feed, cloth, and support the homeless population of Temecula Valley.  Classes will include Samantha’s 8:30 PIYO class, Deb’s 9:30 Yin and Meditation Class, and Sophie’s Classic Hatha at 11 a.m. If you can’t attend a class you may drop off your contributions to the studio at anytime, and we will make sure your donation is delivered to the Project.

Our meditation focus will be “Serenity”.

Have a fabulous week, and as always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

Let’s “Weigh” the situation!!!




Greetings from YFL, and Happy November!!! Our YFL newsletter was released yesterday, and is filled with info pertinent to this new month, the holidays, and how to de-stress!!! I would also like to share with you that Oprah & Deepak are offering, yet another FREE, 21-day meditation challenge, entitled “BELIEVE”. Just Google their names, and you will find the registration details. It begins today!!!

Also, a reminder, that YFL will be closed, 11/26-11/29, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Please join us on 11/22 for the Project Touch fundraiser. All classes will be “DONATION BASED”, and 100% of your fees will be given to the Project Touch foundation to support our local homeless community.

This week we will be “Weighing” the situation!!! Yes, you guessed correctly, it is weight week with Deb on the mat!!! It is time to sculpt, tone, and strengthen by bearing our own weight, and a little bit extra with 1-2 lb. hand weights.

Our Sanskrit focus is in honor of the month of gratitude, “Dhanya Vad”, which means “thank you”. It invokes an attitude of appreciation for life and opens us to the infinite blessings around us.

Our Mudra is the hand gesture for clearing our respiratory system.

Our Meditation focus will center on “Steadiness” of mind.

Our music selection for meditating is from “Claire de Lune”. Have a fabulous week, and as always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb