Monthly Archives: September 2018

Classic Vinyasa + Hello Fall Equinox!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! Hello Fall Equinox!!! We will practice our Classic Hatha in a circular formation this week with lots of Vinyasa Flow, and Power work. Our Sanskrit focus will be “Shram”, or hard work, and effort. Our mudra (hand gesture) will be grounding!!! Our meditation focus will “effortless effort”, and your meditation music is “White Dove” from Classical Piano for Yoga.

This week’s Yin practice will focus on balancing the Chakras, and each pose will be accompanied by the Tibetan bowl note for the chakra.

Sophie’s “Yoga for Grief” workshop is on Saturday, 9/29, from 1-3 p.m., and the cost is $25. We still have a few openings!!!

YFL will celebrate TWELVE YEARS the week of 10/15-10/20!!! Come join the celebration!!!

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

Forgetfulness is the Yang, and mindfulness is the Yin.-Thich Nhat Hahn

To “The Wall” & Beyond!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! Happy Monday, may your week be filled with laughter, love, and peace!!! This week’s practice will focus upon the use of “The Wall”, as a prop of resistance. We will improve our focus, alignment, and strength through the use of this wonderful tool!!! Our Sanskrit focus is AUM HREEM, or the “Eternal Presence” that exists in each present moment. It reveals the timeless quality of Source within every experience. Our supporting mudra (hand gesture) is the “DHANYA”, or position for meditation and contemplation. Your meditation focus will be “STAYING PRESENT”, and the accompanying music for your meditation sessions is Meditation I. This week’s Yin practice will emphasize poses that accentuate “good digestion”, and the featured poetry will come from David Whyte’s “House of Belonging”.

Here is what’s happening at YFL this week, and beyond: 1. 9/20 from 7:30-8:00 p.m., Community ¬†Meditation-This month’s FREE session will expose’ Yoga Nidra. 2. The Seasonal Fall Equinox Drum Circle will meet on Sunday, 9/23, from 5-6 p.m., and it is FREE. 3. Sophie’s quarterly “Yoga For Grief” workshop will be on Saturday, 9/29, from 1-3 p.m, and is $25. 4. The next Tibetan Bowl Healing Sound Bath will be on Saturday, 12/8, and SPACE IS LIMITED. Sign up quickly!!! The cost is $25, and must be received by 11/8!!!

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

Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.—Hafiz

Let’s Restore, Renew, and Relax!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! This week we explore restoration through our practice of asana. It is time to let go, and relax. Our Sanskrit focus is “Siddho Hum”, or the awakening of our own healing power from within, which will bring us to a natural state of perfection, or our “essential quality” for life. The supporting mudra (hand gesture) is for “self-confidence” and “self-awareness”. Plant these thoughts in your heart, and they will provide a rich harvest. This week’s Yin practice will focus upon the hips, so the practice is called “Happy Hips”. We will be sustaining a variety of asana poses for opening our hip joints, and hip extensors, and rotators. As always, this practice is deep, and contemplative, and Deb will also incorporate a beautiful poetry reading.

It is a busy month at YFL!!! Reiki I training will be held this Sunday, 9/16, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and will be led by Kim Plancich. Deb’s monthly Sangha Meditation Group will meet on Thursday, 9/20, from 7:30-8:00 p.m., and will feature Yoga Nidra. This session is FREE!!! On Sunday, 9/23, Deb will lead the seasonal drum circle, as we welcome in the Fall Equinox. Bring a rhythm instrument, and a friend. This, too, is FREE!!! Sophie will offering her quarterly “Yoga for Grief” workshop on Saturday, 9/29, from 1-3 p.m., and the cost is $25. Registration is now open, so please drop-in, call, or email to register.

Next month we will be celebrating Yoga For Life’s 12th year anniversary!!! Stay tuned for all the details!!!

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




Weight Time and Yin for the Chakras

Greetings from YFL!!! This is the first full week of September, and you know what that means!!! It is “Weight Time”. Thus, we incorporate hand weights into the asana practice to develop tone, strength, and power to our muscles. The Sanskrit focus is “Ananda Hum”, which is to further develop our inherent sense of joy, contentment, and happiness. Our mudra (hand gesture) is the ¬†“grounding mudra” for stability and connection. Our meditation focus is “Joy”, and may be focused upon while listening to James Hood’s, “Multidimensional”. If you choose to attend Deb’s Yin class this week, then prepare to be balanced through the seven chakras with asana and Tibetan bowls.

We have many events for the month of September, so please consult the YFL newsletter for this month for all the details.

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

“The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let things go.”—Unknown