Monthly Archives: May 2019

Classic Hatha Week-Vinyasa + Power


Greetings from YFL!!! It is time to return to the mat after a wonderful holiday weekend!!! This week is ‘Classic Hatha’, so the physical emphasis is Vinyasa (Flow) plus Power!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Lila’, or ‘Divine Play’, and our supporting hand gesture (mudra) is the grounding gesture. This mudra connects our heart to Mother Earth, and promotes stability and connection. Our meditation focus is ‘Light Heartedness’, and may be focused upon while listening to ‘Kiran Murti’s’ “Divine Imagination”. Our Yin practice will focus on opening the hips-‘Happy Hips’ week!!!

June is a very busy month at YFL!!! Here are all the special events taking place:

6/1-YFL Newsletter will be released at 10 a.m.

6/1-Sangha Saturday (group meditation) w/Deb 10:30-11:00 a.m.-FREE

6/9-Reiki I Training w/Kim 10 a.m.-2 p.m.($144)

6/15-Qigong Workshop w/Jan 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., $20 ($15 may be applied to a Qigong practice on Monday evening from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

6/30-The Great Yoga Adventure to Fullerton w/Deb & Taylor ($10 for yoga & $10 + for lunch @ The Bowery Pizza & Craft Beers)-just 4 spots remain, sign up ASAP!!!

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

“Live in Divine Flow. Let it open your heart to the beauty of what is”.—-Brian J. Plachta

The Wall Effect!!!-Align, Focus, Strengthen

Greetings from YFL!!! Let’s meet at the Wall this week for alignment, focus, and power!!! Our Sanskrit focus will be one of the eight limbs of Yoga-‘Pranayama’-to gently control our breath. The supporting mudra (hand gesture) is ‘Yampasham’, or the mudra for reasoning. It enables us to muse constructive and positive thoughts for fulfillment, joy, and reasoning. Our meditation focus is ‘Alignment’ of all the energies of our life. This may be contemplated while listening to Classical New Age Piano’s selection entitled ‘White Dove’.

This week’s Yin practice will maintain a healthy back, as we partake in the sequence called ‘Spinal Bliss’.

Special Events:

5/25-5/27-Yoga For Life WILL BE CLOSED on Saturday (5/25) and Monday 95/27 for Memorial Day!!!

6/2-Reiki I Training w/Kim ($144) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

6/30-The Grand Yoga Adventure to Fullerton w/Deb & Taylor (Deb’s son). We will enjoy yoga at The Bowery ($10), and then enjoy great food, drink, and fun ($10 +). 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

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

Triple ‘R’ Practice-Restore, Renew, and Relax!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! Last week we worked our bodies with weights!!! This week we are going let our bodies restore, renew, and relax on the mat!!! Yes, it is Triple ‘R’ week @ YFL!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Santosha’, or a ‘state of contentment’. The hand gesture focus (mudra) is ‘Kapittha’, or the mudra of protection and blessings.

This week’s Yin practice will balance the seven chakras (energy wheels along the spine). We will reach this state of balance through asana, poetry, music, tibetan bowl ringing, and color focus.

Vary your practice schedule, and enjoy the many wonderful offerings from Sophie and Summer!!! Check the schedule-they offer Gentle, Classic, Yin, and Glow & Restore classes. They are humorous, compassionate, knowledgable, and caring!!!

Remember that Quigong is ongoing every Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. with Jan Tucker!!! The cost is $15!!!

Special Events Schedule:

* 5/18-Yoga For Emotional Release Workshop w/Sophie 1-3 p.m., $25

  • 5/24-5/27-Yoga For Life will BE CLOSED for Memorial Day Weekend

* 6/1-Quigong for Healing Workshop w/Jan 1-2:30 p.m., $25

*6/2-Reiki I Training w/Kim 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $144

*6/30-Great Yoga Adventure to Fullerton (Yoga w/Deb @ $10, Drinks, Pizza, Pasta, Salad w/Taylor (Deb’s Son) @ $10+) Sign up quickly-we only have 5 spots left!!!

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


‘Weight Time’!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! Happy Mother’s Day…there is still time to purchase the ‘gift of wellness’…a gift certificate to YFL for your mom!!!

This week we return to ‘hand weights’ for our physical practice. It is a strong, vigorous, but doable practice for all students!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘BHAKTI’, or following your true path of devotion. The supporting hand gesture (mudra) is ‘USHSAS’, or connecting to all things good. Our meditation focus is ‘TO LET GO’, and your music for contemplation is Winds of Samsara’s Mountain Winds.

This week’s Yin practice will emphasize ‘Good Digestion’.

Sophie’s ‘Yoga For Emotional Release’ workshop is fast approaching, 5/18, from 1-3 p.m. @ $25. Please call, email ,or drop-in to pre-register.

The Great Yoga Adventure to Fullerton will be hosted by Deb & Taylor on 6/30 at the The Bowery Pizza & Craft Beers Restaurant. You may take the train or drive to enjoy yoga, wine, beer, cocktails, pizza, pasta, and/or salad!!! $10 for yoga, and $10 (+) for food and drink!!! Reserve you space ASAP, as space is limited, and filling quickly!!! (10 a.m.-1 p.m.)

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

“Be happy. It is one way of being wise”.—Colette