Monthly Archives: May 2017

Sukha-Stirha Bonus Week!!!


Greetings from YFL!!! This week is split between May and June, thus a bonus week on the schedule for thematic teachings with Deb!!! Our bonus week will focus on Sukha-Stirha balance, or our Yin-Yang balance. It is a wonderfully blended physical practice that begins with movement, balance, and energy. It then transitions into a more contemplative style of staying poses with breath for deeply penetrating stretching of the muscles, fascia, tendons, and ligaments.

Our Sanskrit focus is “MUDHITA” or focusing on our sense of “JOY”!!! Our hand gesture practice or Mudra is the old classic “JNANA”, which connects us with Universal knowledge and wisdom. Our meditation focus is “JOY”, and may want to meditate on “JOY” listening to Ann Sweeten’s “A Place in the Sun”.

Intro to Yoga begins next Tuesday, 6/6/17. We will meet for four consecutive Tuesday evenings from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The total cost is $40, and includes your manual. Registration is currently in progress.

Our seasonal “Drum Circle” will be a week early to avoid conflict with Father’s Day. We will meet on Sunday, 6/11, from 5-6 p.m. Bring a drum, rhythm instrument, and a friend!!! It is FREE!!!

Watch for the June newsletter, as it will appear on your email desk Jun 1st @ 10 a.m.!!!

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

Classic Hatha Week-Flow + Power!!!


Greetings from YFL!!! I would like to send out a great big THANK YOU to Sandi Kimmel for a wonderfully, EnCHANTing Kirtan Workshop this past Saturday!!! We all learned so much, and shared so much positive healing energy through sound vibration!!! It was beautiful, and we look forward to Sandi returning to YFL often!!!

A reminder that in observance of the Memorial Holiday weekend that YFL will BE CLOSED on 5/27 and 5/29. Normal class schedule will resume on Tuesday, 5/30. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday with your friends and family!!!

This week at YFL we will practice Classic Hatha with an emphasis on Flow and Power!!! Our Sanskrit focus is “Prasada”, or to sit in a state of “grace”, and our Mudra is the “Har” hand gesture that we learned from Sandi. It is coupled with sound for promoting the gift of abundance in our lives from Universal Source. Our meditation focus is “Light”, and is accompanied by Michael Hoppe’s beautiful song, Silence of Stars.

Deb’s next four week Intro to Yoga class will begin on Tuesday, June 6th @ 7:30 p.m. Registration is currently open, and the cost is $40.

As always, we hope you have a beautiful week filled with light and love, and we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb


To the “Wall” and Beyond!!!


Greetings from YFL!!!

It is time to return to the “Wall”, or To the “Wall” and Beyond!!! This week we use our friend the wall as a prop of resistance to intensify and properly align our poses. It is a deep, powerful, and very contemplative practice. Our mudra focus is the hand gesture for stabilizing the root chakra. It is the “Pran” mudra, which will bring stability, power, and strength to your body. It is also calming, and securing much like an anchor. Our Sanskrit focus is “Shakti”, or developing  inner strength and power. Thus, all three elements are linked together and supportive of one another in this practice!!!

We have a very special event this weekend!!! Sandi Kimmel is offering her two hour workshop, EnCHANTing, which will guide us through the healing effects of kirtan, or chanting, and nourishment of sound vibrations. The workshop is this Saturday from 1-3 p.m. Pre-pay is $15, and drop-in is $20.

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

The Three “Rs” of Yoga: Relax, Renew, and Restore!!!


Greetings Yogis and Yoginis!!! We grew strong and powerful last week, so this week it is time to practice our three “r’s”…relax, renew, and restore!!!  Yes, It is restorative week on the mat at YFL!!!

Our Sanskrit focus is “Ananda”, or “complete joy” and “delight”. Our mudra focus is the “Dharmachakra”, or hand gesture for the “Wheel of Life”. This is a calming mudra, and has a soothing effect on all levels and imparts equanimity.

Our meditation focus is “Balance”, or equanimity, and is set to the beautiful music of “Watermark” by Enya!!!

There is still time to register for Sandi Kimmel’s EnCHANTing workshop, which will be offered at YFL on 5/20 from 1-3 p.m. The pre-pay cost is $15, and at the door it is $20.

Deb’s next Intro to Yoga class will begin on 6/6 at 7:30 p.m., and registration is currently open.

As always we can’t wait to see you on the mat, and wish you another fabulous week!!!—Namaste’, Deb

Pump it up Week!!!


Greetings, and happy May Day!!! Whew, another month just flew by!!! Please look for your May YFL newsletter this morning!!! It should post on your email desk at 10 a.m.!!!

This week will emphasize bolstering our strength levels with some added hand weights, and added poses which bear our own body weight. The practice is strong, energizing, and powerful!!!

The Sanskrit focus is “Aham Prema”, which translates to “I am love”. We will chant this at the beginning of each class, as we develop our pranayama technique. The mudra focus will be an oldy but goody, the “Ushas”, which connects us to all things good!!! Our meditation is set to the music of Ricky Kej, and his Winds of Samsara, “New Earth Calling”. Your meditation focus is living in a state of “Effortless Effort”.

We wish you a wonderful month of May, and as always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb