Yoga Play in Avalon’s Graduate Training Studio

March 14th, 2015 IMG_4914.2

Avalon Co-Director Brian Aganad, ERYT-500, and Meredith-Kathryn Roberts, another talented Bay Area teacher, playing around in Avalon's Graduate Training Studio. Slow movement coordinated with breath is "yoga" enough most of the time, but a few "party tricks" sometimes are fun too! (Click on photo for a bigger version.)


Avalon’s Teacher Training Human Anatomy & Dissection Laboratory

February 28th, 2015 dissection

Last year Avalon added a Human Anatomy & Dissection Laboratory to its University-Level Teacher Training Program — a first in yoga teacher training programs anywhere in the world. The Lab is meant to accelerate yoga's read more...

On the Yoga Research Section of Our Webpages

January 31st, 2015 Crab_Nebula

For the past four years, we have tried to monitor the publication of every major medical or research paper linked to teaching yoga and related fields. The latter includes medical nutrition, reflecting the fact that yogic traditions in all periods of history have included some nutritional component — although none in premodern times based on scientific grounds. Many of those papers don't explicitly mention yoga, but deal with physiological and read more...

A Few Things That Make Avalon Unique

January 31st, 2015 Brian Helping Student

Below is a short list of a few of the things that make Avalon unique among yoga studios in California. 1. Avalon's University-Level Teacher Training Curriculum: Avalon is home of one of the only strictly science-based and University-Level Programs in the world. Among much else, we monitor and routinely update our students — often daily — on every major research finding involving yoga and closely related fields, including most recently evolutionary medicine. For one example of the kinds of work we track for our students, read more...