On the Yoga Research Section of Our Webpages

November 9th, 2014 protein_molecule1

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 sometimes epigenetic changes (changes related to genetic expression) as well related to stretching and compressing the body, balance issues, read more...

A Few Things That Make Avalon Unique

November 9th, 2014 nightinGradStudio

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...

Avalon’s Teacher Training Human Anatomy & Dissection Laboratory

November 8th, 2014 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 shift away from pre-scientific "New Age" directions into a serious branch of behavioral medicine. One of northern California's top Human Anatomy Labs runs technical sides of the classes, which are led by two professional anatomists with many decades of experience in medical anatomy, as read more...

A Schedule of Avalon’s Regular Free Classes

November 8th, 2014 FreeYoga2014

Avalon is unique among West Coast yoga studios in routinely pouring a big part of its profits back into the community. The idea has been to offer a wide range of free classes to those who need yoga most — and who can least afford it. We currently offer approimately 30 Free Classes each month, depending on our Teacher Training schedule – offering Free Classes every week to Cancer Patients (two classes per week), Kids 7+, Teens, Seniors and those with serious injuries, and to the public as whole. We also offer free Partner Yoga classes each month and read more...