Monthly Archives: May 2016

“Weight” for it!!! (5/31-6/4/16)


Greetings from YFL!!!

Yes, it is back to “weight” for it!!! Let’s sculpt, strengthen, and tone our muscles via bearing our own body weight, and use hand weights (optional)!!! Deb’s Yin class will be a balanced practice through the Chakras, and this is “Mystery Mudra”! week!!! All week at each class, someone will draw a mudra card for the practice!!! Our Sanskrit focus is “So Hum”, or “I am”. Our meditation focus is “Change”, as you contemplate to Tom Barabas’s Sedona Suite’s Moon Sonata. As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

Wall Week, Better late than never!!!

Greetings Yogis and Yoginis!!!

I am back, although be it from a chair!!! I WILL SEE YOU ON THE MAT THIS WEEK!!! We will return to our regular schedule beginning Monday, 5/23/16!!! Our theme is Wall Week, a week late!!! Our Sanskrit focus is “Dhanya Vad”, or thank you, for your patience during my absence last week!!! Our mudra is the Heart gesture, or “Anahata”, which connects to Universal compassion, love, and unity. We WILL BE OPEN Friday and Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, but closed on Monday, in observance of the holiday.

Our meditation focus is “Patience” set to the music of James Hood. As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, DebIMG_6163


photo-626    Greetings Yogis and Yoginis,
I have incurred a serious injury to my left foot, and will need to be away from the studio this week, as I attend appointments for specialty diagnosis and prognosis. ALL OF MY CLASSES are cancelled for this week. However, ALL of Sophie and Leslie’s classes will be held. If I learn that I will be out for an extended period of time, then my classes will be modified with respect to times and offerings, and held with substitute instructors. That new schedule will be posted a week from today, if necessary. During my absence I ask that you continue to support YFL, so that we may continue our teachings and offerings for you. This situation will require a great deal of patience on my part, as well as understanding, and patience on your side of the mat. I will miss you all very much, and will follow my medical instructions for the fastest recovery and return possible. I will also keep you informed of my progress, and class schedules. Have a great week, and I look forward to chatting with you next Sunday. As always, I can’t  wait to see you on the mat.—Namaste’, Deb

Let’s Rest-Yogi Style!!!


Greetings Yogis and Yoginis!!!

Happy Monday!!! Yes, we made it to Restorative Week, so let’s rest the yogi way!!! Our physical goal with this week’s practice is to rest, restore, and renew!!! Our mudra focus is PUSHPAPUTA, or the flower hand gesture, which opens us to the energy of love, light, and joy. Our Sanskrit focus is RADHA, or success, and good tidings. Our music focus is “Delight” by Kiran Murti, and our meditation focus is ‘LISTEN’.

The next Intro to Yoga begins on Tuesday, 5/31, and registration is currently open. We wish you a wonderful week, and as always, can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

Power-Up Your Practice!!! (Yup—It is “Weight Week”!!!)


Greetings Yogis and Yoginis!!!

A new month, a new week, and another great day for yoga!!! This week we return to sculpting, toning, and strengthening, as we emphasize bearing “weight” our own, and additional hand weights!!! The May YFL newsletter should have appeared on your email desk yesterday, and if it didn’t, please let me know, and we will see that it gets to you pronto!!!

With this week’s practice we will focus on the Sanskrit term, SATTVA, or illumination and truth. It is one of the three GUNAS (strands or qualities of life).  In some interpretations SATTVA is also equated with essence, or intelligence. If this is one’s dominant guna, then the predominate nature is clear thinking, radiance, and truthfulness. The classic JNANA mudra brings balance to all three of the guns, and empowers our Higher Consciousness and knowledge. The mudra may also be accompanied with the visualization of the color white.

The next Intro to Yoga session will begin on Tuesday, May 31st, and registration is now open. The 15-hour AOY YTT unit on Meditation and Chakras is fast approaching. The deadline for registration is this Friday, May 6th. The cost is $195. Call, email, or drop-in to register.

As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat. It is going to be a great day, week, and month at YFL!!!—Namaste’, Deb