New Workshops by Janya Wongsopa & Ro Mamone!


Registration is now open for novel Workshops on back-to-back weekends by two of Avalon's most popular longtime teachers — Janya Wongsopa and Ro Mamone.

The Workshops focus on two different but closely related sides of "mindful" yoga practice.

On Saturday, Sept. 26, from 1:30 - 4 pm, in Pure Yin, Janya will provide a comprehensive overview of Yin Yoga — the hugely popular slow-paced style that combines long, luxurious holds read more...

Avalon’s Latest Graduating Class Salutes You!


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. as well in neurobiology; a veterinarian surgeon; a corporate attorney and a research specialist in 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...