Monthly Archives: August 2017

Bonus Week: Sukha-Stirha!!!


Greetings Yogis and Yoginis!!! This is bonus week at YFL (5th week of the month)!!!  As a result, we add an extra theme to our monthly rotation, which will be Sukha-Stirha. This is a beautiful blending of the energy forces of Yin and Yang, or grace and power!!! Our Sanskrit focus is AUM, the primordial Sacred sound emanated at the beginning of the creation of the Universe, whose vibrational energy is a unifying and connectional force. Our supporting mudra (hand gesture) is the Dhanya for evoking Universal Energy. Our meditation focus is “Unity”, and may be focused upon with Classical Piano’s “White Dove” music selection for the week.

Sophie’s Ayurvedic Transformation four week series begins on Monday, September 11th at noon, and there is still time to register through YFL.

Deb’s Intro to Yoga begins on Tuesday, September 12th at 7:30 p.m. Call, email, or drop in to register.

YFL is CLOSED on Monday, September 4th, in observance of Labor Day.

Sophie and I will be hosting a fundraising (by donation) Yoga + Meditation class on Sunday, September 24th from 3-4:15 p.m. This is to raise funds for or 1-800-REDCROSS/Harvey to help support the rebuilding of Texas. Following the practice we will be serving tea and cookies. If you can’t attend the practice, then please consider making a minimal $10 donation to Red Cross. We also invite you to stay for the Fall Equinox Drum Circle which is also FREE, and will begin at 5 p.m.

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

Classic Hatha: Back to Basics!!!


Greetings Yogis and Yoginis!!!  Happy Solar Eclipse Day!!! Be safe with your eyes, and enjoy this epic event!!! I would also like to remind everyone that at 11:11 a.m. PST, there is a GLOBAL MEDITATION to promote peace and harmony throughout the world. Wherever you are take a seat or walk, and meditate for 15 minutes!!!

This week’s practice is “Back to Basics” from a perspective of Classic Hatha Yoga. The practice is well balanced with our classic warmup sequence, seated poses, a strong transitional sequence to standing, vinyasa flow, standing balances, and core work!!!

Our Sanskrit focus is “ANTAR MOUNA”, or Inner Silence, and our Mudra focus, or hand gesture is the classic “USHAS”, connecting to all things good.

Our meditation focus will be “SILENCE”, and is set to David Lanz’s “Romance of Silence”.

Sophie’s Four Week’s to a Healthy You begins on 9/11 at Noon!!! The cost is $99, and there is still time to enroll. Remember space is limited, and you don’t want to miss this opportunity to create ultimate well-being, balance, and full potential for your life.

Deb’s next Intro to Yoga four week session will begin on 9/12, and the cost is $40. Registration is ongoing!!!

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

Let’s Hit the Wall!!!


Greetings and Happy Monday!!!

This week is all about the “Wall”, and how to use its  many benefits of resistance!!! So, “Let’s Hit the Wall” together this week for toning, strengthening, focusing, and aligning!!!

Our Sanskrit focus is “Karuna”, or compassion. An energy that we should invest in ourselves first, and then extend to all other sentient beings.

Our mudra, or hand gesture focus for the week is the “Pran”, which helps to increase our level of vitality, reduce nervousness, and improve our vision. It also helps balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain.

The meditation focus for this week is “Shanti, Shanti, Shanti”, or “Peace, Peace, Peace”. This dharana may be utilized while listening to the beautiful music of Ann Sweeten, and her “Place in the Sun”.

Sophie is offering her wonderful Ayurvedic Transformation 4-weeks to a Healthier You series once again. It will begin on Monday, September 11, 2017. Class will meet from Noon-1:30 p.m. for four consecutive Monday afternoons. The cost is $99, and class size is limited. Call, email, or drop in to register ASAP. It will enable you to understand  yourself, balance your life, and realize your full potential. Flyers are available at the studio. You don’t want to miss this opportunity for positive personal transformation.

Also, a reminder that YFL will BE CLOSED on Monday, September 4th, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday!!!

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


“R” x 3=Rest, Restore, and Renew!!!


Happy Full Moon…a time for deep, spiritual transformation is upon us!!! Meditate, laugh, breathe, and love!!! Share the light!!!

We have the perfect practice for the fullness of Chandra this week…Restorative!!! It is “R” x 3, which equals Rest, Restore, and Renew!!!

Our Sanskrit focus is the seed sounds or biju for the heart chakra, which is YUM,  activating peace, harmony, and love!!! Our mudra or hand gesture is “Equanimity”. While taking the mudra, and chanting YUM, coming to the realization that our hearts know what is good for us, and provides for us the basis of our actions.

Your meditation Dharana, or focal point, is “Harmony”, and is set to Kiran Murti’s “Divine Imagination”.

We wish you a most beautiful full moon week!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb