Monthly Archives: April 2019

Bonus Week!!!—You Vote-Either Sukha Stirha or Restorative!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! I would like to thank all the wonderful instructors that subbed for me last week, while I enjoyed some time off to attend the Plein Air Art Convention in San Francisco!!! A big thanks to Sophie, Summer, and Jennifer!!! This week will be bonus week at the studio, since it is a split week between April/May!!! So, each class will get to vote on a practice of Sukha-Stirha, Yin, or Restorative!!! Our Sanskrit focus will be AUM Shanti-Universal Peace!!! Our mudra (hand gesture) will promote ‘CONFIDENCE’, and a healthy spleen and pancreas. Our meditation focus is ‘PEACE’, and the music to accompany your contemplative time this week is David Lanz’s ‘Blue Largo’. Our Yin practice will focus on the full range of motion of the spine-‘SPINAL BLISS’.

Sophie’s Yoga For Emotional Liberation Workshop is scheduled for 5/18 @ 1-3 p.m., $25.

Jan’s Quigong Healing Workshop is scheduled for 6/1 @ 1-3 pm., $25.

Deb’s Great Yoga Adventure to Fullerton w/Taylor @ The Bowery is scheduled for 6/30 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. @ $10 for yoga & $10(+) for food, wine, beer, cocktails.

The newsletter will appear on your email list this Wednesday, May 1st around 10 a.m.!!!

Mother’s Day is upon us, so why not consider a gift certificate for mom!!!

“Never forget where you’ve been. Never lose sight of where you’re going. Never take for granted the people who travel the journey with you”.-Susan Gale

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

Classic Hatha Week-Power + Vinyasa

Greetings from YFL!!! We will BE CLOSED on Monday, Earth Day, but normal schedule will resume on Tuesday, April 23rd!!! Quigong will meet Monday evening (4/22)  with Jan!!! Quigong WILL NOT MEET on Monday, April 29th, as Jan will be involved in some additional training!!!

This week is Classic Hatha at YFL, which means a blending of Flow & Power!!! The Sanskrit focus is ‘Atma Prakasha’, or ‘My true shines with its own light’!!! The supporting mudra (hand gesture) is the classic ‘Ushas’, which connects us to all things good. The meditation focus is ‘Release’, which may be contemplated while listening to James Hood’s “Imaginary Friend”.

Yin practice will emphasize ‘Spinal Bliss’, while working the spine in its full range of motion!!!

Remember to enjoy classes with Sophie and Summer, as often as you can!!! Check the website for days and times for their classes:!!!



5/25-5/27-YFL will BE CLOSED for Memorial Day Weekend

6/30-THE GREAT YOGA ADVENTURE TO FALLBROOK W/DEB & TAYLOR (10 a.m.-1 p.m.)-$10 for Yoga & $10 (+) for pizza, pasta, salads, wine, craft beer ($10 deal-one slice of pepperoni or cheese pizza + glass of house wine), or you can choose to order anything from the menu & bar for additional cost.  Take the train from Oceanside or carpool to the Bowery Pizza & Craft Beer

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

We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.-Thich Nhat Hanh


Meet me at the Wall!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! Meet me at the Wall!!! is this week’s practice focus!!! Once again, using the wall as a prop of resistance, alignment, and focus!!! Our mudra (hand gesture) is the ‘PRANA’, which will help promote the flow of ‘life force’, or vital energy through our nadis (channels), and charrs (energy wheels). Our Sanskrit focus is ‘TWAM EVA SARVAM’, and helps us remember, “My True Self is everything I hold dear”. Our meditation focus is ‘GRACE’, and may be focused upon as you listen to Tom Baras’s “Moon Dust”!!!

This week’s Yin practice will emphasize opening the hips, so it is ‘HAPPY HIPS’ week!!!

Please support all of the teachings offered by Sophie and Summer!!! All their classes are listed on our Spring Schedule!!!

I highly recommend Jan’s Quigong on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30!!! Such ‘meditative movement’!!!

Sign-up for the ‘THE GREAT YOGA ADVENTURE TO FULLERTON’ begins today at the studio!!! Space is limited, so sign-up ASAP. Yoga cost is $10, and your pizza, pasta, salad, wine/beer/cocktail will cost $10-$30 depending upon your selections. Deb will provide the yoga & meditation, and Taylor ( Deb’s son) will provide the great atmosphere, food & drink at the The Bowery Pizza & Craft Beer Restaurant!!!

ATTENTION: YFL WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, APRIL 22, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE EASTER HOLIDAY.  Our regular schedule will resume on Tuesday, April 23rd.

We wish you and your family a glorious Easter, and a Happy Earth Day!!!

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

“Yoga begins right where I am-not where I was yesterday, or where I long to be”.—Linda Sparrowe

Time To Restore-Relax, Renew, and Restore-The Triple ‘R’

Greetings from YFL!!! Thank you Betty & Peter for a phenomenal Tibetan Bowl Healing Sound Concert this past Saturday!!! I am still enjoying the positive effects of the healing vibrations!!! We look forward to your return in September!!! This will be a very fun and exciting week at YFL!!! Our physical focus will be the Triple ‘R’-Rest, Renew, and Restore!!! Our Sanskrit focus is AUM Karuna Hum, or I am compassion. The supporting mudra (hand gesture) is ‘BHAIRAVA’, or the balancing mudra. It brings balance to the left & right hemispheres of the brain, and promotes optimal functioning of our internal organs. Our meditation focus is ‘Compassion’, and may be focused upon while listening to Kiran Murti’s ‘Sweet Indian’.

This week’s Yin practice will balance your 7 chakras!!!

Special Announcements!!!

  1. Qigong is an ongoing class every Monday evening from 6:30-7:30, and the reviews are in…very peaceful, meditative movement, and Jan is most knowledgable in her teachings!!!
  2. Summer’s NEW CLASSES are up and running, and students love her energy, poetry, flows, and special attention to ALL THE DETAILS of making class just right for YOU!!! Please support her wonderful teachings at the studio: Wednesday-Yin at 11:15 & Gentle Yoga at 12:30, Thursday-Yin at 4:15 & Glow & Restore at 6:00!!! Your mind, body, and heart will be so glad you did!!!
  3. YOGA-HIKE is this FRIDAY (4/12)!!! PLEASE LET DEB KNOW IF YOU ARE GOING TO ATTEND. We will meet at the Visitor Center @ 8:30 a.m. Bring water, towel, $4, hat, and wear good shoes to support and protect your feet.
  4. Mark your calendar (6/30/19) for a GRAND YOGA ADVENTURE TO FULLERTON!!!  Join Deb & her son Taylor for Yoga & Lunch at The Bowery Craft Beer & Pizza. Taylor is co-owner of this wonderful restaurant!!! Deb will guide us through a gentle yoga practice beginning at 10 a.m., and then lunch will be served. You can choose to have a cocktail, craft beer, or wine. The food menu will include pizza, salads, and/or pasta.  If you have a slice (they are huge) of cheese or pepperoni & house wine your cost is around $10, or you can choose an artisan pizza, salad, pasta for a higher cost. Deb will be charging $10 for the yoga experience. The Bowery is just steps away from the Fullerton Train Station, so you can choose to ride the train up & back, or carpool with your buddies. Space is limited, so sign up quickly. THIS WILL BE A BLAST!!!
  5. Sophie’s next Yoga For Grief workshop has been moved to May 18th!!!

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

“Forever is composed of nows”.—Emily Dickinson

“Weight Time”!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! Happy April…no fooling’!!! Look for the YFL April newsletter on your email desk around 9-10 a.m. this morning!!! It has many interesting tidbits from yoga asana to nutrition, and beyond!!! What’s happening this week at YFL?!!! This is our second full week of the NEW SPRING SCHEDULE!!!  Check out the!!! This Saturday is our quarterly Tibetan Bowl Healing Sound Concert from 1-3 p.m. @ $25, with Betty & Peter. We still have a few spots left, so contact Deb ASAP to register.

This week marks the first of the month, so that means…”Weight Time”!!! We will sculpt, tone, and strengthen with our body weight, and additionally with hand weights!!! Our Sanskrit focus is “Shara Vana Ya”, or ‘My awareness is aligned with the creative power of the Universe. Our mudra is the ‘Detox’ hand gesture. It helps remove toxins from the body, cleanses, and purifies you mentally, physically, and spiritually. Helps to dispel negativity. Our meditation focus is ‘Creativity’, and may be contemplated while listening to James Hood’s ‘Imaginary Friend’ from his CD, ‘Imagination’.

Yin practice will focus on promoting ‘Good Digestion’ this week!!!

A reminder that Carol and I will be guiding you on the annual Yoga-Hike at the beautiful Santa Rosa Plateau on Friday, April 12th. We will meet at the visitor center at 8:30 a.m., and Carol will guide the hike, and share her incredible knowledge of the geology, history, botany, and fauna of the plateau. Following our hike, for anyone interested, we will meet at The Bean, just down from the plateau for coffee, and a chat!!! This event will preclude our normal morning schedule at the studio. So, there will BE NO 8:15 & 9:30 a.m. class on 4/12. Bring water, a towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, and $4 per person for the plateau fee.

It will be another wonderful week at YFL, and as always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!! That is NO APRIL FOOL’S JOKE!!!—Namaste’, Deb