Monthly Archives: September 2019

‘Weight Time’!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! This is ‘Weight Time’ week!!! We are going to sculpt, tone, and strengthen with the use of hand weights in our asana practice!!! This week’s Yin practice will focus on balancing the seven chakras. Our hand gesture is the ‘Narayana’ Mudra. This mudra is dedicated to the spirit of new beginnings-new projects, circumstances, and or relationships. Our  Sanskrit focus is ‘Sraddha’, which is an intense convictions or sense of faith. Our meditation focus is ‘Patience’. Our music selection is from David Lanz’s ‘Paradise’ CD,  ‘From the other Side’.

We start a new month tomorrow, so it is time for your monthly YFL newsletter!!! It will be on your email desk around 10 a.m. on 10/1!!!

On 10/5, Sophie will be offering her ‘Yoga For Emotional Liberation’ 2-hour workshop from 1-3 p.m. @ $25.

The week of 10/14-10/19, YFL will be celebrating its 13th year!!! Come join the fun with treats and door prizes at each of Deb’s classes!!! This is always an exciting and celebratory time at the studio!!!

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

‘Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.—Albert Camus

Let’s Flow with Power!!!

Greetings from YFL, and happy Autumnal Equinox!!! It is going to be a wonderful Fall Season at YFL, as we welcome in the change of season, Fall colors, and hopefully, cooling temperatures!!! Our Fall Schedule of classes will remain unchanged!!!

This week’s practice will emphasize flow + power, or ‘Classic Hatha’ week!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Ananda’, or ‘Bliss’, the condition of utter joy!!! Our mudra (hand gesture) is the ‘Vayu’, or wind mudra. This hand gesture evokes being positive, releasing positive affirmations of truth. Our meditation focus is ‘Pure Bliss’, and may be contemplated while listening to Tom Barabas’s CD ‘Nuage’, and his song entitled ‘Clouds’.

Yin practice will help promote ‘Healthy Digestion’ this week!!!

PLEASE NOTE: Qigong meets from 6-7 p.m. every Monday w/Jan Tucker!!!

Special Events for October:  1. 10/5/19-‘Yoga For Emotional Liberation’ w/Sophie, from 1-3 p.m. @ $25. Please pre-register via YFL.

2. YFL turns 13 on October 16th!!! We will celebrate our birthday/anniversary daily from 10/14-10/19 with daily door prizes and treats!!! Come join the fun, and bring a friend!!!

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


“Love is the bridge between you and everything”.—Rumi


Meet at the Wall!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! This is the week that we return to the ‘Wall’ for our practice!!! We use the wall as a prop of resistance, focus, and alignment!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘AUM’, the primordial sound from the creation of the Universe. Its’ vibrational energy is trapped in the molecules of all living and nonliving things, and serves as a connectional and unifying force. Our mudra (hand gesture) is ‘USHAS’, or connecting to all things good. The meditation focus for the week is ‘AUM’, and the music for contemplation is ‘Meditation’.

Our Yin practice will focus on opening and releasing tension in the hip joint, so it is ‘Happy Hips’ week!!!

Kim will be offering Reiki I on Sunday, September 21st, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact Deb to register!!!

Sophie’s ‘Yoga For Emotional Liberation’ two hour workshop will be offered on Saturday, October 5th, from 1-3 p.m. @ $25. Pre-registration and payment are appreciated.

I would like to extend gratitude and heartfelt thanks to a generous donation made by my Wednesday morning Yoginis to the American Heart Associaion, in Memoriam and honor of the passing of my beloved dad. This gesture touched me deeply. I am humbled by your love, support, and understanding!!!

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

Triple ‘R’ Week-Rest, Renew, and Restore

Greetings from YFL!!! As most of you know by now, my beloved dad passed from this world into the next on 8/26/19. Throughout this two weeks of roller coaster emotions, I have felt the love, support, and understanding of ALL OF YOU. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the cards, flowers, and donations. The love of our human connections during the loss of a loved one is the key to making it through the darkness of death. Love is the light that sees us through. I would also like to extend deep gratitude, and admiration for the support of Sophie, Summer, Kim, and Joyce as they took over the classes and maintenance of YFL in my absence. Stating appreciation seems so shallow for all that they did for me during this difficult time.

LIfe is good, and we continue on with that goodness in our hearts!!! This week is ‘Triple ‘R’ Week’. We come to the mat to restore, renew, and relax. Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Dhanya Vad’, or ‘Thank You’. The supporting hand gesture is ‘The Grounding Mudra.  This week’s Yin practice will balance the ranges of motion of the spine, or ‘Spinal Bliss’.

There is still time to sign-up for Sophie’s ‘Ayurvedic Workshop’. It meets this Wednesday evening at  6:00 p.m. Kim is offering Reiki I on 9/21, and Sophie’s ‘Yoga For Emotional Liberation’ workshop is 9/28. Contact Deb to register for any of these events.

Again, I express my extreme gratitude for you patience, love, and support during my absence.

As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Love & Namaste’, Deb

“You will see in the world what you carry in your heart”.—Unknown