Monthly Archives: September 2020

Bonus Week: Sukha + Stirha (Balancing Yin & Yang Energies) 9/28-10/3

Greetings from YFL!!! I am so HAPPY to report that YFL is open for in studio classes again, as of 9/23/20!!! All COVID safety guidelines are still in place, and being followed!!! Virtual classes will continue to be offered for those of you that can’t, or choose not to attend in studio. This is a split week between Sept/Oct, so, it is BONUS WEEK!!! This week’s practice will emphasize the balancing of Sukha (Yin) & Stirha (Yang) energies within the body via pranayama & asana practices!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Narayana’, which emphasizes the energy of ‘new beginnings’ with a beginner’s enthusiasm. Our mudra (hand gesture) is the ‘Grounding’ focus for stabilization, connection, and rooting ourselves firmly. Our meditation focus is ‘Enthusiasm’, and may be focused upon while enjoying the music of Tom Barabas, his ‘Nuages’.

This week’s Yin practice will serve to balance the kidney meridians. You will need a bolster and block for this practice.

The October newsletter will be on your email desk around 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 1st, so watch for that!!!

YFL will be celebrating its 14th anniversary on October 16th!!! This year’s celebration will be a bit different due to COVID restrictions, and a tad egotistical on my part!!! Rather than door prizes, I will be giving away 3-4 of my oil paintings. Each time you attend class in person, or virtually, I will drop your name in the pot for the painting of your choice. I will post pics of my paintings the week of our celebration!!! Stay tuned for further info!!!

Wed-Virtual Yoga w/Deb-Sukha-Stirha

Sun-Virtual Meditation w/Deb-Breath + Body Scan



It will be another great week at YFL, either in person, or virtually!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

Props: Block, Belt, Bolster

“Keep your face toward the sunshine, and the shadows will fall behind you”.—Unknown



Classic Hatha Week!!! (9/21-9/26/20)

Greetings from YFL, and Happy Fall Season!!! This week’s practice is ‘Classic Hatha’. We will move, and energize the body with vigor!!! The practice will emphasize stamina, power, and breathing capacity. Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Kula’, which means community, clan, tribe of inclusion and belonging. Our mudra (hand gesture) is the ‘Ushas’ for connecting to ‘all things good’. Our meditation focus is ‘Inclusion’, and may be contemplated while listening to ‘Claire de Lune’. This week’s Yin practice will promote ‘Good Digestion’. We hope your first week of the new Fall season is a great one!!!

Wed-Virtual Yoga w/Deb (Classic Hatha)-9/23/20

Sun-Meditation w/Deb-‘Cascading Serenity’-9/27/20

PROPS: Classic Hatha-block and strap, Yin-block and bolster

Have a fantastic week, and always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

‘We are the scientists, trying to make sense of the stars inside us’.—Christopher Poindexter

Wall Week!!! (9/14-9/19/20)

Greetings from YFL!!! We hope everyone is safe, and staying healthy during the fires and smoke that encircle us!!! This is ‘Wall Week’ at YFL. We will use the wall for focus, alignment, and power!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Bhakti’, or a path of devotion!!! Our mudra (hand gesture) is ‘Dhanya’, or the position for meditation and contemplation. Our Yin practice will balance the ‘Chakra System’. This Sundays’ meditation is a ‘witnessing of the breath’, and finding our ‘Authentic Self’.

Wed: Virtual Yoga w/Deb-Sukha-Stirrha (block, strap, blanket, bolster)

Sun: Meditation w/Deb-‘Witness the Breath’ (chair, zafu, zabuton, blanket)

Virtual classes are accessible via YouTube @ Deb’s Channel, and cost $75/month. All uploaded classes are yours to use. Once Deb has received payment, then she will forward the code. Payment via @, or via check mailed to the studio. 27403 Ynez Rd., Suite 210, Temecula, Ca. 92591.

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

“The secret of living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without measure”.—Tibetan Proverb

Deb Potts

September 6, 2020

Greetings from YFL!!! Wow!!! I hope everyone is staying safe and cool during this HEAT WAVE!!! This week’s practice is a perfect remedy for battling the heat, which is our Triple ‘R’ practice of restoration-restore, renew, and relax. Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Maitri’, or to extend love & friendliness. Our mudra (hand gesture) is the classic Jnana, and connects to the energy of Universal Wisdom. Our meditation focus is ‘Love’, and may be contemplated, while listening to Piano Meditation’s ‘Butterfly Waltz’. This week’s Yin practice will focus upon ‘Happy Hips’.

Virtual classes will continue to be available via YouTube on Deb’s Channel. The fee is $75/month for unlimited use per household. You may mail a check to the studio, or pay via @ Deb provides one new yoga practice each Wednesday, and one new meditation practice each Sunday (meditation classes are FREE!!!)

Wed-Virtual Class w/Deb-Triple ‘R’-rest, restore, and renew!!!

Sun-‘Opening the Heart’ Meditation w/Deb

Props: Restorative-Bolster, Blanket, Block

Yin-Bolster, Blanket, Block

Meditation-Zafu, Zabuton (or blanket)

We look forward to practicing with you this week!!! It will be another great and fun week at YFL!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

“When there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt”.—St. Francis of Assisi