Avalon’s Latest Graduating Class Salutes You!

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Shown here is a selection of Avalon's most recent Teacher Training graduating class — many of whom are already teaching professionally. As usual, they come from widely diverse backgrounds, representing many different countries including, among others, China, Taiwan, Turkey, India, and the U.S.

A few of the many professions represented in the Graduating Class: a NASA astronomer; an M.D. with a Ph.D. read more...

Avalon’s Teacher Training Human Anatomy & Dissection Laboratory

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Last year Avalon added a Human Anatomy & Dissection Lab 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 shift away from pre-scientific "New Age" directions into a serious branch of behavioral medicine. One of 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...