Monthly Archives: December 2018

Let’s “Weight In” Together!!! Happy New Year!!!

Greetings from YFL, and Happy New Year!!! Let’s “Weigh In” together, as we start 2019 off together on the mat with weight-baring!!! Our Sanskrit focus is “Kleshas”, or personal obstacles, which may be overcome with the discipline of yoga and meditation. Our Mudra (hand gesture) is “Ushas”, which enables to connect to the energy of all things good!!!  Join Deb @ either 8:15 or 9:30 a.m. on 1/2/2019, or try our NEW instructor and class at 1:15 p.m!!! Summer will be offering three new classes at YFL. Yin on Wednesday @ 1:15 p.m., Glow & Restore (similar to Sukha-Stirha) on Tue @ 6:00 p.m., and Yoga Basics (previously Intro to Yoga) @ 7:30 p.m., also on Tue!!! Summer offers safe and challenging edges to a gentle approach of teaching her yoga classes!!! She has a bright, engaging, and uplifting energy, and we are excited to have her join our teaching team at YFL!!! Please support her NEW CLASSES!!! Otherwise the teaching schedule remains the same with one exception, Meditation I will now be offered on Thursday evenings from 7:30-8:30 p.m., and will be offered on a quarterly basis. The first 5-week session will begin on January 10th, and pre-registration is required. The monthly Meditation Sangha will now meet on the first Saturday of each month from 10:30-11:00 a.m., and is FREE!!!  I am most happy to report that ALL of Sophie’s classes will continue in the New Year!!!

This week’s meditation focus in “Sankalpa”, or setting intentions. The music selection for supporting your meditation time is David Lanz’s “Blue Largo”.


1. Meditation I: 1/10-2/7 from 7:30-8:00 p.m., cost is $70, please pre-register.

2. Reiki I: 1/27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.- w/Kim, contact Deb for registration info.

3. Yoga for Grief Workshop: 2/23 w/Sophie from 1:00-3:00 p.m., cost is $25, please pre-register

4. Tibetan Bowl Healing Concert: 4/6 w/Betty & Peter from 1-3 p.m., cost is $25, please pre-register

5. Yoga Basics- a weekly class for beginners, which will provide all the fundamentals for practicing yoga with joy, confidence, and safety. Tu @ 7:30 p.m. w/Summer!!!

6. Glow & Restore- a new class with Summer that will warm you up with a gentle challenge of flow, balance, and power, and then ease you down for a good night’s sleep as you complete the practice with some restorative poses. Tu @ 6:00 p.m. w/Summer!!!

7. Yin- an additional dose of Yin on Wed @ 1:15 p.m. w/Summer!!!

Cheers to a great 2019 at YFL, and all that life brings to you this year!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

Holiday Week!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! This week is all about your holiday celebrations with family and friends, as well as mine!!! YFL is closed in observance of Christmas, New Year’s, and all the observances of this holiday season!!! We wish you and yours a blessed and safe holiday!!! Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 2nd. Next Monday I will announce some exciting changes to our class schedule!!!—Love, Blessings, and Namaste’, Deb & YFL

To The Wall!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! This week we take our practice “To The Wall”!!! Using the wall as our wonderful prop of resistance, alignment, and focus!!! Our Sanskrit focus will be HREEM, or the sound vibration of the Cosmic Heart. Our hand gesture (mudra) is the “Inner Peace”, or “Be Still”  gesture. It is often referred to as the Drum Mudra, and helps to discharge nervousness, agitation, and anxiety. We will also welcome in the Winter Solstice with Heart Chakra Crystal Bowl, and center piece, and some rhythm instruments. It is the season of hope, joy, peace, love, and wonder. Enhance the season with our calming atmosphere of practice at YFL!!!

Yin practice will emphasize working the full range of motion of the spine…Spinal Bliss…aaahhh!!!

Our meditation focus is HOPE!!! Focus on Hope while listening to Sacred Earth’s Heeneem Shakti.

Enjoy your last remaining classes at YFL for 2018!!! Come often this week!!! YFL will BE CLOSED 12/24-1/1/19 in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day. We are grateful for all of your support at YFL for our 12th year of service to you, our wonderful yoga community!!! We can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store!!!

We wish you, your family, and friends a most joyous and Merry Christmas, along with all holiday traditions and celebrations, and a most prosperous and Happy New Year!!!

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

“Savor the gift of Joy. Life is good, and so are you”.—Unknown


Triple “R” Week: Rest, Renew, and Restore!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! I would like to extend deep gratitude to Betty and Peter for the most amazing Tibetan Bowl Sound healing concert that they provided us this past Saturday. I can’t wait for the next concert in April at YFL!!!

This week is Triple “R” week at the studio as we restore, renew, and relax our way through the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Our Sanskrit focus is  AUM, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti toward world peace, and our own inner peace. The supporting hand gesture (mudra) is the “Grounding Mudra”. Our meditation focus is “PEACE”, and may be contemplated while listening to Tom Barabas’s “Clouds” from his CD “Nuages”.

This week’s Yin practice will balance the Chakras, and Deb will be using color focus, asana, and Tibetan bowls toward our energy wheel balance.

Next week we usher in the Winter Solstice-a time to slow down, retreat within, and prepare for the increasing light of the New Year, and all that it brings!!!

Reiki I will be offered on January 27 with Kim, Sophie will be offering a new version of her Yoga for Grief workshop after attending a training in North Carolina. Deb & Sophie will be offering a Spring Day Retreat. So much to be grateful for, and so much to look forward to in 2019!!!

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

” I hope you always find a reason to smile”.—Unknown


Let’s Weight!!!

Let’s Weight!!! Greetings from YFL!!! It is the week for sculpting, toning, and strengthening with the use of hand weights during a portion of our practice. Of course, we always emphasize bearing our own body weight!!! Our Sanskrit theme is “OM Mani Padme Hum, which evoke compassion for all sentient beings, “May all beings be happy, may all beings be free from suffering”. Our supporting hand gesture (mudra) is the Surya Ravi, or sun mudra. This gesture evokes the union of fire and earth, promotes overall balance, elevates energy, and positive change. Our meditation focus is “Compassion”, and may be reflected upon while listening to “Kiran Murti’s Divine Imagination”.

This weeks Yin practice will focus on healthy digestion.

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If you are attending our second quarterly Tibetan Bowl Healing Sound Bath this Saturday, 1-3 p.m., please remember to bring your yoga mat, a blanket, and dress comfortably. You will be lying on your back for about an hour and a half. Betty and Peter will be providing a most amazing concert!!!

YFL has gift certificates, if you are looking for a healthy alternative to gift giving this holiday season!!!

The studio will BE CLOSED, 12/24-1/1/19 for the holidays!!!

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