Monthly Archives: July 2019

Bonus Week-Majority Rules-Select Sukha-Stirrha or Restorative!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! Your practice is ‘just that’…’Your Yoga’. This is a split week between July and August, so it is ‘Bonus Week’. Each class votes on a practice of Sukha-Stirrha (Yin-Yang), or Restorative!!! Majority rules!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Shivo Hum’, or ‘My awareness is pure, creative stillness’. Our mudra (hand gesture) is the classic ‘Prayer’, which connects to ‘Source’. Our meditation focus is ‘Shanti’, Peace. The music selection for meditation is from Tom Barabas’ CD ‘Clouds’, and the song is Moon Dust.

This week’s Yin practice will open the hips…our ‘Happy Hips’ sequence!!!

If you know anyone interested in Yoga Basics or Meditation I, Deb is now offering those classes by appointment for individuals or small groups. Just email or call to set up a day and time that works for your schedule.

Sophie is continuing to offer ‘Yoga For Emotional Liberation’ on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:15 p.m., and Summer’s Friday morning classes are ongoing with Yin @ 8:15 & Glow & Restore @ 9:30!!!

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

“Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows”.—Native American Proverb

Classic Hatha-Power + Vinyasa!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! This is our traditional week of Classic Hatha practice. The physical intent is to develop power, and movement via Vinyasa!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘AIEEM NAMAH’, or ‘My true nature is Love and Joy!!! Our supporting hand gesture (mudra) is the ‘GROUNDING’ gesture for connection, stability, and grounding. Our Meditation focus is ‘Love &  Joy’.

This week’s Yin practice will bring balance to your spinal column and back, as we enjoy ‘Spinal Bliss’.

Sophie’s ‘Yoga For Emotional Liberation’ resumes this week on Wednesday from 6-7:15 p.m., and Jan’s Qigong continues every Monday evening from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Our quarterly ‘Tibetan Bowl Concert’ is coming up soon!!! It will be on Saturday, September 7th from 1-3 p.m. @ $25. Space is limited, so sign up ASAP!!!

The monthly YFL newsletter will appear on your desk @ 10 a.m. on August 1st, so watch for that edition!!! If you would like to receive the newsletter, then send Deb a request via email:

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

‘Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people’.

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Meet Me @ ‘The Wall’

Greetings from YFL!!! It is time to Meet @ ‘The Wall’!!! We will use this wonderful prop for resistance, focus, and power!!! Deb’s Yin class will emphasize the ‘Balancing of Chakras’. Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Samprati Hum’, or ‘I am the presence of awareness’. Our supporting mudra is the ‘Ushas’, or ‘Connecting to all things good’. Our meditation focus is ‘Awareness’, and may be contemplated while listening to ‘Claire de Lune’.

Our new Summer Session Schedule is in full swing!!! Enjoy a new class with Sophie on Monday evening, and two new classes with Summer on Friday morning. Also, Deb has a new class at 5:30 on Thursday evenings!!! Sophie’s ‘Yoga For Emotional Liberation’ will resume next Wednesday, 7/24, @ 6:00 p.m., so you can still enroll!!!

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

‘The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude’.—Unknown

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

Greetings from YFL!!! WELCOME BACK SOPHIE AND SUMMER!!! Please consult the website schedule for their NEW CLASS OFFERINGS this week!!! We hope you enjoyed your vacations!!! We are so glad to have you back at YFL!!!

This week’s class with Deb will emphasize restoration-renew, restore, and relax!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Bhakti’, or your personal pathway of Devotion. The supporting hand gesture (mudra) is the classic ‘Dhanya’ for promoting contemplation and meditation. Deb’s Yin classes this week will incorporate poses for ‘Good Digestion’. Our meditation focus is ‘To Be Present’. Our meditation music selection is ‘White Dove’ from Classical Piano & Cello CD.

It is beginning to warm up outdoors, so come in to the studio to cool down, and stretch out!!! It will be another fantastic week at YFL, and as always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

‘Weight Time’-Happy July, it is weight week on the mat!!!

Greetings from YFL, and Happy July!!! As we welcome in a new month that always means it is “Weight Week” on the mat!!! The YFL staff wishes you and yours a most Happy 4th of July holiday!!! Enjoy the festivities, and stay safe!!! In observance of the holiday, YFL will BE CLOSED 7/4-7/7. Our new Summer Schedule will resume on Monday, 7/8. Please consult the Class Schedule on our website: for all the new class offerings!!!

Our physical practice will emphasize baring weight, our own body weight, and the use of hand weights. This promotes strong bone health, increased strength, power, and muscle toning. Our Sanskrit focus is one of the eight limbs of yoga, Pratyahara, or to withdraw from external stimuli, and remained focused and connected to the body via the breath. Our mudra is ‘The Grounding Hand Gesture’. This helps stay focused, grounded, and connected. Our meditation focus is ‘Freedom’, and the music selection is Tom Baraba’s CD Nuages, the song is ‘Clouds’.

Our first annual ‘Great Yoga Adventure to The Bowery’ was so much fun!!! Everyone had a great time, and gave the The Bowery an A+ for food, atmosphere, and service!!! The yoga wasn’t too bad either!!! You just have to come next time, if you were unable to attend this one!!!

Sophie’s 4-week Yoga For Emotional Liberation workshop begins on 7/10. It will meet from 6-7 p.m. for four consecutive Wednesday evenings. The cost is $65, and there is still time to register.

Yoga Basics and Intro to Yoga w/Deb are now by appointment for individuals or small groups. If you are interested in learning or brushing up on basic fundamentals and principles of yoga, then please email or drop-in to register. Yoga Basics is now a 90 minute class @$40. Meditation I is by appointment, and includes a single 120 minute class @ $70.

It will be another wonderful week at YFL (although short)!!! So, get your yoga in on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

“Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you will be found”.—Lao Tzu