Monthly Archives: March 2019

Classic Hatha Week!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! Happy first full week of Spring!!! This week we return to ‘Classic Hatha’ with emphasis on Vinyasa + Power!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Dhanya Vad’, or expressing gratitude and thanks!!! Our supporting hand gesture (mudra) is the classic ‘Dahana’, or meditation mudra. Yin practice will focus on opening the hips, so it is ‘Happy Hips’ week!!! Our meditation focus is ‘Gratitude’, and the music selection for meditating is ‘Kiran Murti’s Divine Imagination’.

This week marks the beginning of our Spring Schedule, and way some great additions to our class offerings.  Here they are:

3/25-QUIGONG BEGINS!!! This class will meet each Monday evening from 6:30-7:30, and is taught by Jan Tucker. Please contact her at, or 805-222-5102 to register.

3/26-Deb will be teaching the 4:15 p.m. Yin & 6:00 p.m. Classic Hatha for Levels I-II. The Yoga Basics & Meditation I will once again alternate on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Contact Deb for the start dates for the next 4-week Yoga Basics & 5-week Meditation I.

3/27 & 3/28-Summer will be adding two new classes on Wednesdays, 11:15 Yin & 12:30 p.m. Gentle, and on Thursdays she will be teaching the 4:15 p.m. Yin class, and adding Glow & Restore at 6:00 p.m.

All of Sophie’s classes remain the same!!!

The Tibetan Bowl Healing Sound Concert is fast approaching, and space is limited, so sign up ASAP!!! 4/6 from 1-3 p.m. @ $25.

Kim’s Reiki I training will be held at YFL on 4/7 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The annual Yoga Hike will be Friday morning (4/12) from 8:30-10:30 a.m. @ Santa Rosa Plateau. Please sign up with Deb, if you plan to attend. The only cost is the $4 parking fee.

“Let your breath untie the knots in your body and mind.”—Marie Francoise Marietta

Wall Week: Align, Focus, and Strengthen!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! It is ‘Wall Week’ on the mat!!! We will use the wall as a prop for alignment, focus, and strength!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘AUM’, or the primordial sound from the creation of the Universe. It’s vibrational energy is a unifying force when chanted in unison. Our hand gesture (mudra) is the Vayu or ‘wind mudra’, which promotes our affirmations, intentions, and helps provide relief form sciatica, and arthritis.

Our Yin practice will emphasize a ‘healthy back’, as we work the full range of motion of the spine.

Our meditation focus will be ‘Inner Power’, and may be contemplated to the music of Bhakti Hreem’s ‘Devotion’.

There will be some minor changes in the Spring Schedule at YFL. So, watch for the changes to be posted on the website by the end of this week!!!

3/25-Quigong begins with Jan Tucker @ 6:30 p.m.-$15 drop in, or $60 for 5 classes.

4/6-Tibetan Bowl Healing Sound Concert w/Betty & Peter, 1-3 p.m. @ $25

4/7-Reiki I training w/Kim, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. @ $144

4/12-Yoga Hike w/Carol & Deb @ 8:30-10:30 a.m. @ The Santa Rosa Plateau, $4 parking fee per person-we will meet at the Visitor Center.

“In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves”.—Rumi

Aaahhh!!! It is ‘Three R’ Week-Restore, Renew, and Relax!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! We worked very hard last week with our weights, so this week we counter with our Restorative Practice-Rest, Renew, and Restore!!! Our Sanskrit focus is the delight of ‘Lila’, or ‘Divine Play’!!! Our mudra (hand gesture) is ‘RELAX’, or ‘let it flow’. This helps us release tension from the mind, body, and heart. Our meditation focus is ‘Lila’, or ‘The Child within Us’. Our meditation music is from David Lanz-‘Echoes’.

This week’s Yin practice will emphasize ‘Chakra Balancing’. We will balance the energy of our Chakras with sound vibration, asanas, color,  and breathing techniques.

There will be some minor changes in our Spring Semester of Classes. Those changes will be posted on the website by 3/21/19. So, watch for the new schedule posting that week.

We have many exciting events approaching: 3/25-Jan Tucker will be bringing Quigong to YFL from 6:30-7:30 every Monday evening. Deb has flyers with all the pertinent info!!!

4/6-Tibetan Bowl Healing Sound Workshop @$25 with Betty & Peter. Sign up at YFL!!!

4/7-Kim will be offering Reiki I training at YFL.

4/12-Annual Yoga-Hike w/Carol and Deb @ The Santa Rosa Plateau from 8:30-10:30 a.m. The event is FREE, but each person has a $4 parking fee to pay. We will hike, learn about the plateau, practice  gentle yoga, and a beautiful outdoor meditation. Then we will convene at a local coffee shop to chat, and converse!!!

Kim, Sophie, and myself will be ready for you this week as always!!! It will be another fantastic week at the studio, and we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

“What is done in love, is done well”.—Vincent Van Gogh

“Weight” For It!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! Welcome to the first week of March!!! Of course that means “weight” week on the mat!!! We will be sculpting, toning, and strengthening through the baring of our own body weight, and the use of hand weights!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Namaste’, or ‘The Truth in me, honors the Truth in you’. The supporting hand gesture (mudra) is ‘Ushas’, or connecting to all things good.

Our meditation focus will be ‘Light’, the light of hope, truth, and healing. The supporting music is Ann Sweeten’s ‘Moment in Time’.

This week’s Yin practice will emphasize ‘good digestion’.

Our new Spring Schedule will go into effect on 3/25, and will be posted on the website by 3/22. Beginning on 3/25, Jan Tucker will be offering Quigong, an ancient practice of ‘healing movement’. The drop in cost is $15, or you may purchase a class package of 5 for $60. Payment is separate from your YFL classes.

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