Teachers Training Program Is Underway
(We Again Sold Out Early, As We Do Each Term)
Early Enrollment Opens Next Week For the 23rd Term
(Runs 26 April - Early October 2014)!
upcoming term sold out even earlier than previous ones: we sell out
each term and must turn many top candidates away. Write us at email@example.com to set up an Enrollment Interview for our 23rd Program, which starts Sat. 26 April 2014.
Much of the next session be held in the new Post-Graduate
Training & Research Studio/Lab
now being built beneath our
main Studio. The new Lab will open around January 1st this year. It
will be used for a big new series of advanced training Programs,
especially in Medical Yoga - some open to non-teachers. Stay tuned!
For now, click here or on
the poster below for full information on one of the only university-level Teachers Training
Programs in the world.
are the marks of a Yoga Hut as described by the Masters of Hatha
[Yoga]: a small door, no windows, no rat holes; not too high, too low,
or too long; well plastered with cow dung, clean, and bug free.... The Hathapradipika, ca. 1450 C.E.
Avalon News (Sunday 8 December 2013)
Avalon's Teachers Training Faculty!
At Avalon All 'Community
Are Free - No Strings Attached!
McCall, M.D., & Brian Aganad
(And We're Introducing Even More
Free Classes This
Community, from the Latin communis,
"Common, public, general, shared by all"
Sharing with the entire community is central
to Avalon's goals. We take the progressive humanistic goals of yoga
In line with those goals, each week throughout the year we offer a wide
range of Free
Classes to Cancer Patients and their
(two special classes each week), to Seniors
and all recovering
from injuries, to Kids age 7+,
to Teenagers, and to the General Public
- with no strings attached.
Our weekly free classes often draw 20+
students, and they keep growing in size and getting better month
Click here or on the thumbnail on the right for full information.
that imitation is the highest
form of flattery, and we're happy to see that a handful of local
now copying us in providing occasional free classes - but not on
anything approaching the scale we have offered for years.
Even more free classes are coming at
Avalon later this Fall and Winter, when we open our second on-site
Studio and Post-Graduate
Training and Research Laboratory (along with 500 and 1000 hour
Post-Graduate Teacher Training Programs). Stay tuned!
you or others you know can't afford yoga and need it, talk to us!
We promise to find a way.
Rickert Now Teaching at Avalon!
Avalon is pleased to announce that our
premier late-evening Monday class is now being taught by Jonathan Rickert (shown
below) - a powerful practitioner, amazingly talented teacher (and
former NCAA soccer player) who
already has a loyal following on both sides of the Bay.
who has been practicing yoga seriously for the past 8 years, has
also been named a Faculty Member on Avalon's 22nd Teacher Training
Program (runs from 12 Oct. 2013 - 30 March 2014). For full details on
the Program, go here.
For now, for more on Jonathan, a teacher with many
talents, see here on our weekly schedule.
Avalon's Teachers Training
Program is the strongest of its type in
the world - and our Faculty gets stronger each session.
Each term in recent years typically half of our Faculty of
18 or so teachers have had PhDs, MDs, or other advanced degrees.
Between them our Faculty have published many dozens of books and
articles that are redefining yoga in strictly scientific terms - in
yoga's most exciting period ever.
We are now pleased to announce the addition to our
Faculty of the world's best-known expert on medical yoga - Timothy McCall, M.D. Timothy is
shown at work in the photo above.
Timothy is author of the most influential book in the field - Yoga as Medicine - and is
medical editor of Yoga Journal.
Timothy's articles have appeared in a wide range of medical journals,
including the prestigious New
England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and Journal of the American Medical
joins other top specialists on our Faculty, including
Stanford health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D. - the Program's
lead teacher, a best-selling author, a leading expert on yoga and
the brain, and past Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy.
Other medical specialists on our Faculty include Sue Kim, M.D.; Peter Kasson, M.D.,
Ph.D., currently in the Departments of Molecular Physiology
and Biological Physics at the University of Virginia; and Shawn Bek,
D.C., both an accomplished yogi and one of the Bay Area's
leading chiropractors. Sue, Peter, and Shawn all pay key roles in teaching different areas of
Anatomy & Physiology in the Program.
aside our medical expertise, our Faculty also includes exceptionally
strong practitioners drawn from a wide range of yogic
subtraditions - including Ashtanga, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Yin, Sukshma Vyayama, and Restorative
most recent addition of this type is Brian Aganad (AH-ga-nad), shown on
the left - one of the West Coast's strongest practitioners.
Brian, who just joined Avalon, already teaches popular classes for
advanced and intermediate
students on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
nights - with more classes to come in the future.
Click here or on the image on the left to see Brian
more surprises in store for our 22nd consecutive Teachers Training
Program, which again sold out again long before it started.
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any reason, and use them ourselves sparingly.
After the last class
7:45 pm, we're always happy to keep Avalon's doors open on Saturday
for free yoga practice, informal socializing, or anything else creative
that anyone wants to
until the last person leaves.
have a long series of FREE community events planned in that slot in
2013. When we don't have an event scheduled, we are always
ready to donate our space for any event in that slot that reflects the
humanistic, and artistic values of the Studio.
Do you have a creative idea
about how to use Avalon on Saturday nights?
If you do, stop by and talk to us at the desk, or write us here.