Avalon’s New Grad-School Level 500 Hour Program


Avalon Yoga International, Inc., is pleased to announce that its new graduate-school level Teacher Training Program, long in the planning stages, will begin on Tuesday, 12 Jan. 2016. Registration information is given at the bottom of this page.

The Program will be taught in four modules, all of which can be taken in any order. That means that students can enter the Program anytime during the year — and students from our long-established 200-hour Program can if they wish continue read more...

Recent Avalon Graduates Salute You!


Shown here is part of one of Avalon's recent Teacher Training graduating classes — many of whom are already teaching professionally. (We hired three students shown here immediately on graduation, and would have happily hired three or four more of them if they actually had time to teach!)

As usual in Avalon's Programs, these students are widely accomplished and come from diverse backgrounds, representing many countries read more...

Avalon’s Teacher Training Human Anatomy & Dissection Laboratory

February 28th, 2015 dissection

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 northern California's top Human 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...