Monthly Archives: June 2018

Classic Hatha Week: Vinyasa + Power

Greetings from YFL!!! This week we flow, and emphasize power, as we stay the pose to build strength and endurance. It is Classic Hatha Week: Vinyasa + Power!!! Our Sanskrit focus is “AUM PURNAM”, and is a silent mantra for “peace within me, peace without”. Our mudra ( hand gesture) is the FREEDOM mudra, and it evokes a sense of “taking off into the sky like a bird”, Garuda. It allows us to revel in the endless space, freedom, and beauty of the heavens and sky, and to release from the burdens of stress.

Our Sound Bath workshop will be held on 8/25, from 1-3 p.m. This wonderful experience will be led by Betty and Peter (craniosacral therapists). Wear comfortable clothing, bring a pillow, and prepare to be taken into a deep state of bliss, as you will be surrounded by the relaxing vibrations of crystal and Tibetan bowls. The cost is $25, and we are currently taking registrants.

Deb’s next Meditation I will begin on July 9th, from 11 a.m.-Noon. Registration is still open, and the cost is $70.

YFL will BE CLOSED on 7/4 and 7/7 for the holiday week, otherwise we are OPEN for all other days, and class times.

It will be a great week on the mat at YFL, and as always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

Meet me at the Wall!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! Happy Monday, and Happy Summer Solstice!!! This week we return to “The Wall” for resistance, focus, and alignment!!! Our Sanskrit focus will be “Aham Prema”, or “I am love”. This mantra helps to direct our energy toward grace and compassion within our world. The supporting mudra (hand gesture) is the “Savitur”, and draws upon the energy of the Sun to uplift and illuminate our spirit, warm our heart, and bring joy to our mind, body, and heart!!! Our meditation focus is the classic, “Aum Shanti, Shanti, Shanti”, which evokes Universal connection and Peace.

On 6/23 Sophie will be hosting and teaching her quarterly workshop, “Yoga for Grief”, from 1-3 p.m. There are a few spots remaining, and the cost is $25.

On 6/24 Deb will be hosting the Summer Solstice Drum Circle from 5-6 p.m., and and it s FREE!!! Bring a friend and rhythm instrument, or borrow an instrument from YFL!!!

Meditation I will begin on July 9th from 11 a.m.-Noon. The cost is $70, and Deb is still taking registrants, although the session is almost full.

It will be another great week at YFL, as we enjoy this first week of Summer!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

Aaahhh…Time to Relax!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! Yay!!! It is time to Relax, Restore, and Renew this week, as you come back to the mat strong, sculpted, and toned from last week’s weight marathon!!!! Our Sanskrit focus is Lila Hum…which is the silent mantra for celebrating the playfulness, freedom, and joy inherent in life. True wisdom is always lighthearted and playful. Our mudra (hand gesture) will be Vismaya, or the gesture for a clear and deep perception into the benevolence of Universal Spirit. The meditation focus for this week is Freedom, and may be contemplated while listening to Clare de Lune.

Sophie’s “Yoga for Grief” workshop is fast approaching, but there is still time to register. It will be held 1-3 p.m. on 6/23, and the cost is $25. Deb’s next Meditation I 5-week class will begin on July 9th at 11 a.m.-Noon, and the cost is $70. The seasonal drum circle will happen on Sunday, June 24th, from 5-6 p.m., and it is FREE!!!

Stay tuned for “Sound Bathing”, and a Fall Day Retreat!!!

It will be another beautiful week at YFL, and as always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!! Happy Father’s Day this Sunday!!!—Namaste’, Deb

Time to “Weigh In”!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! It is time to “Weigh In” at YFL!!! It is back to weights week on the mat!!! We will build strength, stamina, and stability, as we incorporate the use of hand weights, and body bearing weight into our practice!!! Our Sanskrit focus is “So Hum”, or the affirmation that  “I am”. It identifies individual awareness with Universal existence. Our hand gesture or “mudra” for this first full week of June is the “Vayu”, or the “wind mudra”. This helps alleviate pain from arthritis, sciatica, and joint ailments. Our meditation focus for the week is “Spirit”, and the supporting music for contemplation is provided by Kiran Murti’s  “Divine Imagination”.

Intro to Yoga concludes tomorrow evening, and Meditation I will begin on Monday, July 9th, from 11 a.m.-Noon. Call, email, or drop in to register. Sophie’s next “Yoga for Grief” workshop is just around the corner on June 23rd, from 1-3 p.m., so there is  still time to register. The cost is $25. Kim will be offering Reiki II training on Sunday, July 8th. Our new summer schedule will begin on June 18th, and our Summer Solstice Drum Circle will be on Sunday, June 24th at 5 p.m.  The Drum Circle is FREE!!! Beat the heat, and come to your mat this week!!!

As always, it will be another great week at YFL!!! We can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb