Monthly Archives: December 2020

Happy New Year!!! (12/28-1/2/21)

Greetings from YFL, and Happy New Year!!! I hope this weekly blog finds you safe, well, and happy, and that you had a wonderful Christmas & holiday celebration!!! We have almost completed this difficult year of 2020, and have hope that the New Year will bring much joy, and renewed life!!! YFL will continue to be CLOSED all of this week (12/27-1/3/21). We will begin classes again on 1/4/21!!! Our first week back will be ‘Weight Week’, so come prepared to work hard!!!

To assist you through this last week of the year, and going into our New Year, I offer the following spiritual tools!!! Let your focus be on ‘ATMAN’ this week , or your inner, authentic Self, your ‘Soul’. Find ways to nurture and soothe your soul. Music, art, exercise, connecting with others safely. Meditate, and develop your soul connection, through reflection, and transformation, as you rest in the ‘Light of Source’. Your mudra (hand gesture) is ‘JNANA’, and is a hand position to evoke regeneration for the mind, body, and soul. It lightens and clarifies the ‘Spirit’. Connect the index finger to the thumb on each hand, and hold the left hand below the right. Left palm faces away, and the right palm faces your chest. Your meditation focus is your ‘Atman’, and may be reflected upon, while listening to Deva & Miten chant the ‘Kumatra Sutra’.

Remember my Christmas gift is unlimited use of my YouTube Channel classes through 1/3/21. This week’s Sunday Meditation is about ‘Everyday Miracles’ within our very lives!!! Enjoy!!! Next week will return to our 10 part series on ‘Yoga Nidra’ with part 5!!!

Happy New Year!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

“Our souls do not speak human language; they communicate to us through symbols, metaphors, visions, poetry, deep feelings, and everyday magic”.—Lonerwolf

Winter Solstice Practice (12/21-12/27/20)

Greetings from YFL, and Merry Christmas Week!!! Originally I had planned to offer classes through Wednesday of this week, however, due to ongoing issues with the HVAC system, we will BE CLOSED 12/21-1/3. The repair for the system has been scheduled by the building management for 1/2-1/3. I apologize for this inconvenience, and cancellation of classes prior to the holidays. All of us at YFL wish you a joyous holiday, and prosperous, healthy, and happy New Year. We look forward to many wonderful days on the mat with you in 2021!!!

As an additional Christmas gift, I would like to encourage you to use my online YouTube classes during the time that the studio is closed. In particular, I gift you today’s new Sunday meditation, which is on the ‘Winter Solstice’. Remember to enjoy the ‘Grand Conjunction’ of Jupiter and Saturn, as they shine in the night sky just past sunset, symbolizing the Christmas Star. This last happened in 1623, and will be the last time it is visible in our lifetime.

Our meditation music is by ‘Winds of Samsara’, and features their piece entitled, ‘Heaven is Here’. Our meditation focus is ‘Joy’ the fourth point of Advent. Our mudra (hand gesture) is ‘Vismaya’, or having faith in the mystery and benevolence of the Spirit of the Universe. Place the index finger on the middle of the thumb, and the the middle finger at the end of the thumb on each hand. Rest in the temple of your body, deep within, and be infused by the light, support, and comfort of Spirit.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb

“Joy is a net of love with which you can catch souls”.—Mother Teresa

(12/14-12/19/20)-Let’s Try Triple ‘R’ Week Again!!!

Greetings from YFL!!! As most of you know, I was away from the studio last week!!! So, rather than wall week, we will honor Triple ‘R’ week, and practice restoration, relaxation, and renewal. Our Sanskrit focus aligns with the third week of Advent, and is ‘Aham Prema’, or ‘I am love’. The mudra (hand gesture) is for ‘Equanimity’, or the ‘Smile’ gesture. Our meditation focus is ‘Love’, and may be contemplated, while listening to ‘Kiran Murti’s Divine Imagination’.

This week’s Yin practice will conclude our journey through the chakras, as we strive to balance the energy of the 7th chakra, or Sahasrara, the ‘Crown energy Wheel’.


RESTORATIVE: Block, Blanket, Bolster

YIN: Block, Blanket, Bolster

WED: Virtual Yoga-I am taking a three week respite from filming new, weekly classes. I have created a new weekly practice for 9 months very faithfully. I will return to YouTube with new classes beginning on January 6, 2021. In the meantime, if you are a paid subscriber, please continue to enjoy all the catalogued classes (well over 40 from which to choose!!!) Happy Holidays, and I will see you in the New Year!!! Thank you for your continued support of my virtual classes!!!

SUN: Meditation w/Deb-I will continue to produce a NEW meditation class each Sunday morning throughout the holidays. This Sunday is Yoga Nidra #5. You will need a bolster, blanket, and mat for the practice.

“Yoga is not about self-improvement, it is about self-acceptance.”—Unknown

Triple ‘R’ Week-Restore, Renew, & Relax(12/7-12/12/20)

Greetings from YFL!!! This is our week to Triple ‘R’, or Restore, Renew, and Relax!!! The physical practice will take through a series of deeply supported poses, which allow the mind, body, and heart to rest. The supporting Sanskrit focus is ‘Bhakti’, or one’s path of ‘Devotion’. The hand gesture (mudra) is the ‘Ushas’, or connecting to all things good. Our meditation focus is ‘Peace’, and is supported by Michael Hoppes’, ‘Silence of the Stars’. This week’s Yin practice will focus on the 7th Chakra, or the ‘Crown’ energy wheel. ‘Sahasrara’. It connects us to pure consciousness. It is the thousand-petaled lotus, and serves as our aural portal to Divinity. This week’s Sunday meditation is the 4th step of Yoga Nidra (Yogi’s Sleepless Sleep). It will be another wonderful week at YFL, and as always, we can’t wait to see you on the mat!!!—Namaste’, Deb


Restorative: Block, Strap, Bolster

Yin: Block, Bolster

Wed: Virtual Yoga w/Deb-Restorative/Yin

Sun: Meditation w/Deb-Yoga Nidra Step #4

“May you be surrounded by love, light and beautiful vibes”.—Anonymous