Janya Wongsopa’s First Avalon 2015 Workshop: The ‘New Year Unplugged’!

January 13th, 2015 janya10-2

Sat, 31 Jan, 12:30-3:30. Enrollment data below!

As expected, one of the Bay Area's most popular teachers has started 2015 in a characteristic way, getting an enthusiastic reception from her students for her beautiful and constantly evolving Restorative, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa-Flow, and Mixed Flow-Yin classes.

The classes designed and run by Janya, a top 2007 graduate of Avalon's Teacher Training Program, keep getting more elegant and popular every year. One of her trademark features is read more...

On the Yoga Research Section of Our Webpages

November 9th, 2014 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 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 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, click here on remarkable new research on yoga & chronic inflammatory disorders — a topic linked to the most far-reaching recent discoveries in 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...