Monthly Archives: February 2020

Classic Hatha Week!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! This week will be ‘Classic’!!! Yes, it is time for combining flow with power…Classic Hatha Week!!! Our Sanskrit focus is the ‘seed sound’ for the Solar Plexus chakra, VAM. Our mudra (hand gesture) is the ‘Cheerfulness’ position. It promotes healthy lungs, and reduces worry, sorrow, and grief.  This week’s Yin practice will promote ‘Improved Digestion’.

The meditation focus is ‘Cheerfulness’, and may be contemplated while listening to the classic ‘Claire de Lune’.

The monthly YFL newsletter will be on your email desk around 10 a.m. 3/1/20, so watch for it, and tons of useful information!!!

Deb’s 1st of 3 ‘Back to Basic’ workshops will take place on 3/28, from 1-3 p.m. We will cover the first 10 of the 30 essential yoga poses. There will be a detailed demo of each pose, notes on alignment, breath, and ‘do’s & don’ts’ for each pose. Then Deb will help each participant breakdown the pose in their body. Space is limited, and almost full, so sign-up quickly. The cost is $25!!!

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

‘The Hamsa Prayer’- Let no sadness come to this heart, Let no trouble come to these arms, let no conflict come to these eyes, let my soul be filled with the Blessing of joy and peace.

Wall Week!!!

Greetings from YFL, and Happy Presidents’ Day!!! Yes, we are open on Monday!!! This is “Wall Week” at the studio, and will use this awesome prop for focus, alignment, and power enhancement!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘LAM’, which will help to ground us, and balance our root chakra. It will also help to activate the Vagus nerve, and put us into the energy of the parasympathetic nervous system. Our mudra is the hand gesture for ‘Grounding’. The meditation focus is ‘Staying Connected’, and may be contemplated while listening to Hood’s ‘Multidimensional’ CD.

The weekly Yin practice will emphasize the stretching of the spine in all directions!!! You guessed it, ‘Spinal Bliss’ week!!!

Deb’s ‘Back to Basic’ workshop is coming up in March, the first of 3 workshops, each of which, will explore the fundamentals of 10 of the 30 essential poses. The workshop is filling quickly, so sign up soon!!! 3/28/20, from 1-3 p.m., and the cost is $25.

Come release from all the stresses of life for at least an hour this week!!! You know you need it!!!

We will have fun, and another great week at YFL!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world”.—Desmond Tutu

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

Greetings from YFL, and Happy Valentine’s Day!!! This week we will be focusing the physical practice on ‘Restoration’ with lots of love and props!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘YUM’ the seed sound for the heart chakra, and our energy wheel for ‘Universal Compassion’. Our mudra (hand gesture) is the ‘Dhayna’, or ‘Contemplation’ position for the hands. Our meditation focus is ‘Universal Love’, and the supporting music is from Tom Barabas’ CD, ‘Nuages’.

This week’s Yin practice will help release tension that is held in the hip joint, so it is ‘Happy Hips Week’!!!

We are open on both Valentine’s Day, and Presidents’ Day, and have gift certificates, if you need the perfect present for you significant other!!!

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

“Your strength is how calmly, quietly, and peacefully you face life”.—Yogi Bhajan

‘Weight’ Time!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! Happy February, Valetine’s Day, and President’s Day this new month!!! It is the first week of February, so that translates to ‘weight week’ on the mat!!! We will sculpt, tone, and strengthen with our own body weight, and light hand weights!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Sankalpa’, or ‘Intention’, so take a moment to set yours for this new month, and new week!!! Our mudra is the classic ‘Jnana’ hand gesture, and this evokes the energy connection of ‘Universal Wisdom & Knowledge’.

This week’s Yin practice will serve to balance the ‘Chakras’.

The February YFL newsletter is now available, and if you aren’t on the list for receiving the monthly publication, then email Deb, and request being added to the list!!!

Deb just completed her quarterly Meditation I workshop, which was well received by the participants. The next one will take place in early May. In the meantime, Oprah & Deepak, are offering their next FREE 21-day Meditation challenge for maintaining ‘Optimal Health’. It starts tomorrow. Just Google their names for registration instructions. I have done everyone of these programs, and HIGHLY recommend them for beginner to advanced meditators!!!

Our meditation focus for the week is ‘Listen’!!! Your music for contemplation is from ‘Winds of Samsara’, ‘Heaven is Here’.

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

“If you listen to your body when it whispers, you won’t have to hear it scream”.—Project Happiness