Monthly Archives: August 2019

To the ‘Wall & Beyond’!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! This week will meet at ‘The Wall’, which provides a beautiful prop for focus, alignment, and power. What we learn about our body & poses at the wall will, then, transfer out on the mat and away from the wall. Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Santosha’, or trying to find contentment within all that life throws at us, each and every day. Our mudra (hand gesture) is the ‘Dhanyi’, which promotes deep concentration into attaching to the energy of ‘Spirit’.

This week’s Yin practice will focus on ‘Spinal Bliss’, or stretching and relaxing the back into its full potential of ‘range of motion’ and flexibility. We will fold, backbend, side bend, and twist the spine.

We have several ‘Special Events’ on the horizon for the month of September: 1. 9/7 ‘The Tibetan Bowl Healing Sound Concert w/Betty & Peter. Please sign up at YFL, or email, to preregister. The cost is $25, and we will enjoy the concert from 1-3 p.m.  2. 9/4-Sophie starts a four week workshop on ‘Ayurveda’, and pre-registration is required. The class will meet for four consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. 3. 9/28-Sophie will offer her quarterly ‘Yoga For Emotional Liberation’ workshop from 1-3 p.m. @ $25. Please register at the studio.

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

“Yoga is not about touching your toes, it is what you learn on the way down”.–Jigar Gor

Triple ‘R’ Week: Rest, Renew, and Relax!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! Aaahhh!!! It is Triple ‘R’ Week on the mat!!!  We will relax, renew, and restore with props, and deep, contemplative stretching with our breath!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Lila’, or ‘Divine Play’ with ‘Spirit’!!! Our hand gesture (mudra) focus is for ‘Contemplation’, or to ‘Listen Carefully’. Our meditation focus is ‘Kindness’, and is supported with the beautiful music from David Lanz, entitled ‘Cristifori’s Dream’.

This week’s Yin practice will balance your Chakra System with poses, Tibetan Bowls, color focus, and anatomy.

We have two special events coming in September, and both require pre-registration and pre-payment: 9/7-Is the Tibetan Bowl Healing Concert w/Betty & Peter, which will be preceded with Yoga Nidra led by Deb @ $25, from 1-3 p.m., and on 9/28-Sophie’s ‘Yoga For Emotional Liberation’ workshop @ $25, from 1-3 p.m.

School is back in session this week, so be extra cautious with your driving around town. We are sending positive energy out for a successful, safe, and great school year for Administrators, Teachers, Students, and Parents!!!  BE KIND!!!  So, parents, it is time to get back to the mat, and your regular schedule!!!

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

‘The love you give recycles and circulates throughout the Universe, no expression of love is ever lost or wasted’.—Calm Collective


‘Weight Time’ (8/5-8/10/19)

Greetings from YFL, and Happy August!!! We usher in the ‘Down Dog Days of Summer’ this month!!! This week is ‘Weight Time’!!! We will add 1 or 2 lb. hand weights to enhance strength building, sculpting, and toning during our practice this week!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Siddho Hum’, or ‘I am Wholeness’. Our hand gesture (mudra) is ‘Be Kind’, or ‘Apan-Vayu’. This gesture promotes a healthy heart, and a practice of inner and outer kindness. Our meditation focus is ‘World Peace’, AUM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti. Music for meditation-‘One Moment in Time’ by Ann Sweeten.

This week’s Yin practice will promote ‘Healthy Digestion’.

Please note that Jan is away on retreat this week, and Qigong WILL NOT MEET on 8/5, but will resume at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, 8/12.

Our Quarterly Tibetan Bowl Healing Concert will be on Saturday, September 7th, from 1-3 p.m. The concert will be preceded by Yoga Nidra practice with Deb to help ease you into a deep state of inner consciousness, and enhance your Tibetan Bowl experience. The cost is $25, and pre-registration and payment are required. SPACE IS LIMITED, so sign up ASAP!!!

Sophie’s Quarterly ‘Yoga For Emotional Liberation’ workshop is Saturday, 8/28, from 1-3 p.m. @ $25. Pre-registration and payment are required!!! SPACE IS LIMITED!!! Sign up ASAP!!!

It will be warm again this week, so enjoy some deep stretching and relaxation in a comfortable space at YFL this week to beat the heat!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

“Laughter is carbonated holiness”. Anne Lamott