Monthly Archives: January 2020

Classic Hatha-Vinyasa + Power

Greetings from YFL!!! This week’s physical practice will focus on ‘Classic Hatha’. Our asana work will incorporate Vinyasa with Power. Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Siddho Hum’, or ‘I am Wholeness’. Our mudra is the classic ‘Ushas’, or connecting to ‘all things good’. Meditation will focus on ‘Stillness’. Meditation music is provided by Kirtan Murti, and their song, ‘Divine Imagination’.

Yin will focus on the full range of motion of the spine, or ‘Spinal Bliss’.

Deb is offering her Meditation I course in the form of a 150 minute workshop!!! It will be held this coming Saturday (2/1), from 1-3:30 p.m. You will learn 15-16 ways of dropping into a meditative state. The course includes Deb’s personally written manual, and a Certificate of Completion. The cost is $75. Email Deb to register, or register at the studio. Meditation is the most important gift you can afford your mind, body, and heart!!!

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

“Breathe. Step back. Think. Then react.—

Wall Week!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! This week we return to ‘The Wall’. It is a wonderful prop for alignment, focus, and resistance. Our Sanskrit focus is ‘AUM Eem Shreem’, or ‘My being radiates strength, wisdom, and abundance. Our mudra is for ‘Curiosity’, and healthy liver function. The weekly meditation focus is ‘Curiosity’, and may be contemplated while listening to Sacred Earth’s ‘Bhakti Hreem’.

This week’s Yin practice will promote good digestion, as well as promoting peace of mind, and deep stretching of the fascia, and connective tissues.

Sign-up for these upcoming workshops ASAP @ YFL, or contact Deb via email to register:

1/24-New Moon Rising w/Kim 6:30-8:30 p.m.-Creating a Vision Board & Intentions for 2020 ($25)

1/25-Yoga For Emotional Liberation w/Sophie 1-3 p.m.-Learning ways to relieve stressful emotions due to grief ($25)

1/26-Reiki I Training w/Kim 10 a.m.-2 p.m.-Metaphysical Use of Energy for Healing ($150)

2/1-Transformational Meditation I w/Deb 1-3:30 p.m.-Learning 15-16 methods for achieving the ‘meditative state’ ($70)

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

‘Allow the great unknown dimensions of life to find you’.—Adyashanti

Let’s Restore: Renew, Relax, and Restore

Greetings from YFL!!! It was so good to see everyone back on there mats last week for the first full schedule of the New Year!!! Last week was rigorous with our hand weights, but this week will  RESTORE!!! We will explore the wonderful world of props, and let our bodies stretch with support to a deeper place, as our minds unwind, and relax!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘SAMSKARA’, or the ‘winds of change’…the only constant in life is change, and how to deal with change gracefully. Our hand gesture (mudra) is the ‘UPPER HAND’, or cooling mudra. This hand gesture helps alleviate anger, frustration, and impatience.

This week’s Yin practice will focus on ‘Balancing the Chakras’.

Our meditation focus is ‘Patience’, and may be focused upon while listening to the CD, ‘Claire de Lune’.

We have three workshops fast approaching in January: 1) 1/24-New Moon Rising Workshop w/Kim from 6:30-8:30 p.m. @$25 (Vision Board, Intentions, Letting Go)  2) 1/25-Yoga For Emotional Release w/Sophie from 1-3 p.m. @$25 (How to deal the myriad forms of grief), and 3) Reiki I Training w/Kim from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. @$150 (Metaphysical Prayer).

Join us for another wonderful week at the studio, and as always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”-Rumi

Weight Time!!!-Strengthen w/ Hand Weights + Body Weight

Happy New Year, and Happy New Decade!!! 2020 will be an awesome year at YFL!!! We start the year off with power, strength, and sculpting our bodies with the use of hand weights and body weight!!! It is WEIGHT TIME!!! Our Sanskrit focus is AUM Durgha Namah, which translates as, ‘my true nature is fearless and powerful’. Our mudra for the week is, ‘Dhanya’, or the meditation hand gesture. Our meditation focus is ‘Power’, in its physical, mental, and spiritual forms. Our music for meditation is provided by Tom Barabas, his ‘Nuages’.

We return to our normal teaching schedule this week. The Winter Schedule should be up and running on the website anyway now. I am resuming my 4:15 p.m. Yin class on Tuesday afternoons, and will continue to teach the two morning classes on Friday, during Summer’s maternity leave. I will also be offering both classes on Saturday mornings again, 8:15 a.m. Yin, and 9:30 a.m. Sukha-Stirrha. Sophie’s schedule remains the same, although she is taking over the 5:30 p.m. class on Thursday evenings, Classic Hatha.

This week’s Yin class will emphasize the back, and work it through a full range of motion, ‘Spinal Bliss’!!!

We have many workshops available in January, February, and March. Checkout the January 2020 YFL newsletter for all the details. If you don’t currently receive the newsletter, then please email me, and I will see that you are added to the Contact List.

I can’t think of a better way to start the year, than on your yoga mat!!! So, come see us ASAP!!! As always, we cant’ wait to see  you on the mat!!!

‘Feel good, be good, and do good’.-Yogi Bhanjan