Monthly Archives: October 2020

‘Let’s Weight’!!! (11/2-11/7/20)

Greetings from YFL!!! It is already November!!! The first week of the month means it is ‘Weight Time’ on the mat, ‘Let’s Weight’. We will gain power and strength this week with the use of hand weights, and our own body weight!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Bhakti’, or ‘One’s Path of Devotion’. Our hand gesture (mudra) focus is the ‘Spleen Mudra’. It bolsters confidence, and reduces the energy of worry. Our meditation focus is ‘Don’t’ worry, be Happy’!!! The music selection for this week’s meditation time is ‘Sacred Earth’s Bhakti Heeneem’. This week’s Yin practice will balance the ‘Solar Plexus Chakra’. Our virtual Sunday meditation time with Deb will emphasize the Heart Chakra w/ the seed sound chant, and color focus.



Wed: Virtual Class w/Deb-‘Let’s Weight’

Sun: Virtual Meditation w/Deb-Solar Plexus Focus

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

“Fill your soul with sunshine”.—Zig Ziglar

Classic Hatha Week (10/26-10/31/20)

Greetings from YFL!!! This week is all about the tradition of ‘Classic Hatha Yoga’. Our practice will emphasize Flow + Power!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Dhanya Vad’, or thank you, which reminds us to practice a state of gratitude in our daily lives. Our mudra (hand gesture) is the ‘Vajra’, or Thunderbolt position for evoking ‘Effortlessness’. It also promotes good circulation, blood flow, and stimulation of all the senses. Our meditation focus is ‘Dhanya Vad’, and may be contemplated while listening to ‘Kiran Murti’s Divine Imagination’.

This week’s Yin practice will emphasize poses for opening the ‘Heart Chakra’, or ‘Anahata’. PROPS-block, blanket, bolster

This week’s virtual class will be the same as in studio, ‘Classic Hatha Yoga’.

Sunday’s Meditation will emphasize ‘The Power of Stillness’.

Wed: Virtual Yoga w/ Deb (Classic Hatha)-PROPS-block & belt

Sun: Virtual Meditaion w/Deb (The Power of Stillness)-PROPS-mat, zafu, zabuton or chair

The monthly newsletter will be available on your email desk on 11/1 @ 10 a.m. If you would like to subscribe, please email your request to Deb @!!!

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

“Listen to silence, it has so much to say”.—Rumi


‘To the Wall’ & ‘The Winners Are’!!! (10/19-10/10/24)

Greetings from YFL!!! What a wonderful week of celebration we have had!!! It was so fun celebrating our 14th anniversary with all of you!!! Keep reading, and the winners will be revealed for our raffle drawing of Deb’s 6 oil paintings!!!

This is ‘Wall Week’ at the studio, so we will use the wall as a tool of resistance, focus, and strengthening!!! You will just need a block, and your mat this week for class. Our Yin practice will promote ‘Good Digestion’, and you will need a bolster, and a block for the practice. Our new virtual class for Wednesday will be another ‘Sukha-Stirha’, or Yin-Yang practice. You will need a block, and a strap for this class.

Our Sanskrit focus is ‘So Hum’, or ‘I am’. Using this silent mantra for letting go of what no longer serves us, and receiving that which we need. Our mudra (hand gesture) is the ‘Durga’ position for promoting the energy of ‘Courage’. Our meditation focus is ‘Courage’, and may be contemplated while listening to Ann Sweeten’s ‘Moment in Time’.

It will be another great week at YFL, and we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!! Don’t forget to join Deb on YouTube every Sunday morning for a new meditation offering!!!

Wed: Virtual Yoga w/Deb-Sukha-Stirha

Sun: Meditation w/Deb


#1-Temecula City Hall (Donna S.!!!)

#2-Dana Point Sunset (Jean M.!!!)

#3-Birthday Bouquet (Gale R.!!!)

#4-Torrey Pines Sunset (Cheryl T.!!!)

#5-La Jolla Children’s Pool (Estelle J.!!!)

#6-Texas Hill Country (Chriss O.!!!)


“Our duty is not to see through one another but to see one another through”.—Amish Proverb

Let’s Celebrate!!! YFL turns 14 this week!!! (Triple ‘R’-Restorative)

# 1 (Temecula City Hall)#2 (Dana Point Sunset)#3 (Birthday Bouquet)

#4 (Torrey Pines Sunset)

#5 (La Jolla Children’s Pool)#6 (Texas Hill Country)

Greetings from YFL!!! Let’s celebrate!!! YFL turns 14 on October 16th!!! So, this week, each time you attend class at the studio or virtually, you may select which painting you would like to assign your attendance raffle ticket toward. The drawing for each painting will be held on Saturday, 10/16, and the six winners will be announced in next Sunday’s blog!!! The two paintings that are not framed above are currently at the frame store, and will be given with frames as well!!! Please notify me about your virtual attendance by posting a comment after class on my YouTube Channel!!! Good luck to everyone!!! These are six of my original oil paintings from 2020!!!

This week’s practice is Triple ‘R’ for restoring, renewing, and relaxing!!! Our Sanskrit focus is ‘Ojas’, or our ‘Vital Energy’. It is that which invigorates, and brings happiness, radiance, and keen intellect. Practicing yoga and meditation will harness, and enhance this important energy within us!!! Our mudra (hand gesture) is the ‘Mushti’, or fist seal, and helps to promote a cool head, and a big heart. Our meditation focus is ‘Restore’, and may be focused upon while listening to Michael Hoppe’s ‘Silence of the Stars’.

This week’s Yin practice is ‘Spinal Bliss’, and will promote a full range of motion for your back!!!

PROPS: bolster, block, blanket, strap

It will be a fun week at YFL, and we are so blessed, and happy that you are part of our yoga family. We are only able to continue providing services to you because of your continued and loyal support!!! We thank you from the bottom of our heart for 14 beautiful years!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart”.—Kahlil Gibran

‘Weight Time’ (10/5-10/10)

Greeting from YFL!!! It is time for the ‘Weights’!!! ‘Weight Time’ is our physical theme for this week’s practice. We will bear our own body weight, and add the hand weights, as an option!!! ‘The right way is the hard way’!!! Our Sanskrit focus will be simple, but of utmost importance, ‘Shanti’, or PEACE. The hand gesture (mudra) focus for this week is ‘Equanimity’, or ‘Smile’!!! Our meditation focus is in line with our Sanskrit focus…PEACE!!! The music selection for meditation is James Hood’s ‘Imaginary Friend’.

This week’s Yin practice will focus on opening the hips, so it is ‘Happy Hips’ week. You will need a bolster for this practice, and a block.

PROPS: One block, Hand Weights


*WED: ‘Weight Time’

*SUN: ‘The Sacred Power of Witnessing the Present Moment’-6 steps

The week of 10/12-10/17 we will be celebrating YFL’s 14th anniversary. For each class that you attend virtually, or in studio, you will be eligible to put one FREE raffle ticket in 1 of 6 drawing pots for Deb’s original oil paintings. They will be fully framed, and ready to hang. The drawing will take place on Saturday, 10/17 @ 11 a.m. The six winners will be announced on the YFL FaceBook, Instagram, and on the 10/18 Sunday blog. Deb will post a photo of each painting on this blog next Sunday, 10/11, and assign a # to each one. You can then choose, which one you want to try to win, at each class attended from 10/12-10/17!!! Good luck!!!

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

‘In the bad times, choose to grow stronger. In the good times, choose to enjoy fully. In all times, choose to be grateful’.—Unknown