Weekly Schedule at Avalon Yoga

Avalon offers yoga classes led by internationally and regionally known teachers in a much wider range of styles than most studios.

Avalon is open for classes 365 days a year, including all holidays.

MONDAY

7:00 – 8:15 am
Gentle Flow

Irene Au

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One of Avalon’s favorite instructors, Irene Au, teaches this class as a gentle, contemplative flow.  This moving meditation opens the mind and body and is a great way to start the week.

Irene teaches each Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday in the same 7 am time slot — but taught each day in a unique and different style!

Irene’s practices are both challenging and accessible to all-levels of students, offering a well-designed combination of cardiovascular exercise, strength, flexibility, agility, and balance.

Irene, who has held many high-level executive positions in Silicon Valley, is a much sought-after speaker who frequently gives corporate and public talks on the relationship between creativity, design, and mindfulness practice.

 

8:15 – 9:15 am

FREE Open Studio for Personal Practice

9:30 – 11:00 am

Jivamukti

Toni Cupal

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Taught by the former co-Director of the prestigious Jivamukti London Studio.

See also Toni’s famous Thursday night class – one of the most popular classes in the Bay Area!

11:30 – 12:45 pm

Yin / Yang Yoga

Aedra Ho

A combination of a “normal” flow yoga class (“Yang” yoga) with Yin Yoga, which refers to a slow-paced style that has a powerful meditative element and long holds of floor poses.

Aedra Ho is a super-talented professional actress and yoga teacher who has full command of both styles. She is a top former graduate of Avalon’s prestigious Teacher Training Program

1:30 – 2:45 pm

Slow Flow/Light Workout.           Classes here restart next week!

 4:00 – 5:15 pm

Rhythmic Yoga

Caro McDaniel

Popular class created by the wonderful, funny, and talented instructor, Caro McDaniel.

Caro now teaches three regular classes — each different in format — on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the same time (4:00 – 5:15 pm). She also teaches innovative classes at 5:30 pm on Thursdays and Friday.

Building on her background in music, dancing, yoga, and teaching, her Monday class will take yoga in new rhythmic dance-like directions. Caro is a rising star — and like so many of her fellow teachers, a top graduate of Avalon’s Professional Teacher Training Program.

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Prime Time Flow

Elena Milyukova          

Elena is in Russia for 2 more weeks. Another great teacher with a gorgeous practice, Nadja Villegas (see below right) will teach Elena’s Monday class while Elena travels! 

Russian-born (and Avalon-trained) Elena Milyukova is well-known for her elegant inversions and backbends. She is one of the few teachers we know who can lecture comfortably standing on her hands!

She is a key member of our prestigious Teacher Training Program – and many years ago a graduate herself.

Elena has extensive experience teaching students of all levels. Appropriate for intermediate students (or adventurous beginners) and up!

7:15 – 8:45 pm                              MAIN STUDIO

Multi-Style, All-Level Yoga          


Tyler has studied with a series of Master yogis in both the Bay Area and New York City and is deeply familiar with Iyengar yoga, Vinyasa, and other Hatha yoga styles.

Expect a challenging, inspiring, and deeply meditative class.  Appropriate for everyone — from ambitious beginners to advanced practitioners.

7:15 – 8:45 pm                          GRADUATE STUDIO

Yin Yoga & Meditation 

Maria Chiang (now Shen)

An innovative class with a great Avalon Teacher
who has trained extensively in Yin Yoga under Janya Wongsopa, one of the best-known teachers in the region.

Yin is a meticulous style of yoga involving long holds of floor poses that  — in the hands of the best teachers — can result not only in physical rejuvenation but as well in a deep meditative or “mindful” state..

Maria is smart, articulate, deeply humanistic, and — among many other talents — a strong athlete.

You’d never guess it from Maria’s gentle demeanor, but she also holds a blackbelt in martial arts, which she taught before turning to yoga.

TUESDAY

7:00 – 8:15 am

Alignment-based Vinyasa Flow

Irene Au

One of our most popular early morning classes, led by Irene Au.  Moving from pose to pose with the breath, this practice combines mindful movement with close alignment.

Irene teaches each Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday in the same 7 am time slot — but taught each day in a unique and different style!

Irene’s practices are both challenging and accessible to all-levels of students, offering a well-designed combination of cardiovascular exercise, strength, flexibility, agility, and balance.

Irene, who has held many high-level executive positions in Silicon Valley, is a much sought-after speaker who frequently gives corporate and public talks on the relationship between creativity, design, and mindfulness practice.

8:15 – 9:15 am

FREE Open Studio for Personal Practice

9:30 – 11:00 am

Vinyasa Flow

Nicole Reynolds

One of Avalon’s most talented former Teacher Training Students, Nicole Reynolds (shown below), teaches this popular class.

Nicole recently left law practice to devote as much of her time as possible to teaching yoga. She has studied many yoga styles, but currently focuses most of her attention on a creative vinyasa-flow that draws on traditional Ashtanga-based poses. She encourages students to concentrate on the overall movement and progression of their practices rather than on isolated segments of it. Typical classes led by Nicole include an elegant vinyasa-based warm-up sequence followed by deep stretches and preparation for more advanced poses.

Nicole is a familiar face around Avalon, having taken hundreds of classes, and enjoys  great rapport with her students.

11:30 – 12:45 pm

Yin/Yang

Ivy Burg

Yin refers to a slow-paced style of yoga that has a strong meditative element and long holds of floor poses. This Yin/Yang class is a unique mixture of standard strong (Yang) and more passive (Yin) styles.

Ivy Burg — see her fuller bio in the next class — permanently takes over this class today!

Ivy is a wonderfully talented teacher who is extremely sensitive to individual student needs. Expect a great class!

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2:45 – 4:00 pm

Slow Flow, All Levels          See Ivy’s Thursday class at the same time!

Ivy Burg

Ivy is a former lawyer and a passionate yogi. She took hundreds of classes as a student from a long string of talented teachers before joining and then graduating from Avalon’s 26th Teacher Training Program.

She loves sharing her passion for yoga with others, and strongly believes that yoga is for everyone — no matter what their age, health status, or physical ability or disability.

When Ivy is not on the yoga mat, she spends most of her time raising her lovely and lively preschool twins, who are already showing their interests in yoga!

4:15 – 5:15 pm
FREE 
Kids Yoga (Age 7+)

Joyce Hsu

FREE to encourage the next generation of yogis and yoginis.

Want to study Children’s Yoga with Joyce? Click here on our 10-day Intensive Training held this July 31 – August 11!

Click here or on the photo below to see a one-minute video of an Avalon Free Kids Class in action, taught by Joyce Hsu.


5:30 – 7:00 pm

Mixed Styles/All Levels

Minjeong (MJ) Kim    

Minjeong is traveling in Korea until mid August. Guest Teacher tonight is Teresa Zwack, like Minjeong a talented yogi with a strong background in education. She is a familiar presence in Minjeong’s classes and knows her style well.

Among much else,Teresa is a long-term faculty member at Foothill College, where she teaches mathematics.

Recently Teresa  has been teaching yoga to Stanford University School of Medicine students and PhD candidates as part of her advanced training in Avalon’s Professional Teachers Program.

Minjeong (MJ) Kim is a talented Avalon Teacher and a top graduate of Avalon’s teacher Training`Program with a creative mixed style class—  aimed at all levels of students, from total beginners to advanced practitioners. 

Beyond yoga, MJ has talents in many other fields, including art, writing, and educational design. See MJ as well in her popular morning class at Avalon at 7 am!

7:15 – 8:45 pm

Vinyasa/Flow

Elena Milyukova 

Elena is in Russia for the next three weeks. Guest Teacher this week only is another Avalon teacher with a supremely beautiful practice — Jade Xiao (shown left), from Macau, China.

Jade teaches her own popular classes at Avalon on Friday and Sunday nights and a Stretching Class (her picture on the left may suggest why!) at noon on Saturdays. Don’t miss her!

Popular Tuesday night class with one of Avalon’s favorite instructors, Elena Milyukova, who is famous for her effortless inversions and grace.

Appropriate for intermediate students (or adventurous beginners) on up.

WEDNESDAY

7:00 – 8:15 am

Vinyasa / Flow

Josie Zhuo

Josie Zhuo is one of Avalon’s most talented young teachers — and quickly growing into one of the strongest and most elegant practitioners in the region.

An Avalon gem: don’t miss her classes! See also Josie’s other popular classes early Saturday mornings and Saturday afternoons.

8:15 – 9:15 am

FREE Open Studio for Personal Practice

9:30 – 11:00 am

Vinyasa / Flow

Elena Milyukova (left), who usually teaches this class, is in her native Russia until early August. Another remarkably strong teacher, Joyce Hsu — who also teaches our famous weekly kids’ yoga classes — teaches for Elena today.

Joyce (shown right) has studied with a long string of top teachers, including the famous Dharma Mittra in New York City!

Our premier 9:30 am Wednesday morning slot is taught by one of the Bay Area’s strongest practitioners, Elena Milyukova.

See also Elena’s popular classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Elena teaches with strength and humor. Ask any of her students: she lights up any class!

11:30 – 1:00 pm

Yin /Yang Yoga (Mixed Style)                     

Maria Chiang (now Shen)

Maria is a top Avalon Teacher Training Graduate who has studied Yin Yoga extensively with Janya Wongsopa, one of the best-known teachers in the region. Like Janya, she is fiercely devoted to teaching, yoga, and her students.

Yin/Yang Yoga is a fusion of familiar yoga (the ‘Yang’) and Yin Yoga — a meticulous style of yoga including long holds of floor poses. In the hands of talented teachers like Maria (and Danae before her) the combination result not only in physical rejuvenation but as well a deep meditative or “mindful” state.

Maria is smart, articulate, humanistic, and — among many other talents — a strong athlete. You’d never guess it from her gentle demeanor, but Maria also holds a blackbelt in martial arts, which she taught before turning to yoga.

Maria gets rave reviews from her students. Don’t miss her!

 1:30 – 2:45 pm.       

Slow Flow/Therapeutic Yoga

Nitya Chuang

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Slow Flow/Therapeutic Class is taught by Nitya Chuang, a superb Slow Flow/Therapeutic teacher who has thousands of hours in training both in India and the United States.

Like so many other top teachers in the region, Nitya is a graduate of Avalon Yoga International’s Teacher Training Program.

4:00 – 5:15 pm

Wednesday Afternoon Flow!

Caro McDaniel

You woke up this morning, thinking about work, and thought it was Friday — but then realized you’re only half way there! Bummer!

Let Caro McDaniel (shown right) —who also teaches our TGIF (ThankCaro McDaniel 2 copy God It’s Friday!) class on Fridays at 4 pm and Monday Rhythmic Yoga Class at the same time — yoga your midweek troubles away!

Caro, a top recent Avalon Teacher Training Graduate with a great sense of creativity and humor, is the perfect teacher to do it!

Open to all levels of students, beginners to advanced.

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Yin / Meditation

Janya Wongsopa

Janya is the region’s most popular teacher of this meticulous and deliberate style of yoga, which is characterized by a strong meditative element and long holds of floor poses.

She is also a Faculty Member in Avalon’s prestigious 200-Hour Teacher Training Program (now in its 27th Session) — and a 2007 Graduate of the Program as well.

7:15 – 8:45 pm

Mixed Styles Yoga

(UPSTAIRS/MAIN HALL)

Adam Sewell

Adam Sewell, ERYT-500 (shown below right) a multi-talented athlete, fitness trainer, yogi, and qigong and taiji teacher, teaches each week in this slot.

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Adam also has a background as a professional Hollywood stuntman — he periodically takes time out to shoot films — and when not leaping out of buildings, jumping through plate windows, or crashing cars for a living, teaches a remarkably wide spectrum of movement styles, from the most gentle to the most advanced.

His classes are strong, but have a serene beauty to them that puts Adam into a special class.

Among Adam’s specialties: paddle board yoga (see on right), special balance training classes, yin yoga, strong Ashtanga-derived Vinyasas, and alignment-based yoga.

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Adam knows the yoga and fitness business well, first entering the field in 1990, and at one time owned his own Fitness Studio in Colorado. He has written health manuals, practiced many martial arts styles, and has trained special populations from children to Para-Olympic athletes and seniors.

Taught by his own injuries, even in his strong classes he puts strong emphasis on alignment and safety, and spends much of his time working with private clients who have back injuries.

Adam’s self-described teaching style is to “keep your ego out of the Studio and just have fun with your students” — which is why he speaks less often of “practicing” than “playing yoga.”

THURSDAY

7:00 – 8:15 am

‘Strong and Long’ Vinyasa Flow

Irene Au        

This fun, popular class taught by Irene Au is designed to get you to move and sweat.  In this class, you will strengthen and lengthen opposing muscles for a balanced practice.  Poses are linked together with creative choreography to keep you focused and present.

Irene teaches each Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday in the same 7 am time slot — but taught each day in a unique and different style!

Irene’s practices are both challenging and accessible to all-levels of students, offering a well-designed combination of cardiovascular exercise, strength, flexibility, agility, and balance.

Irene, who has held many high-level executive positions in Silicon Valley, is a much sought-after speaker who frequently gives corporate and public talks on the relationship between creativity, design, and mindfulness practice.

8:15 – 9:15 am

FREE Open Studio for Personal Practice

9:30 – 11:00 am

Vinyasa Flow

Thoa Van Seventer.   

One of Avalon’s long-term strong instructors, Thoa Van Seventer (shown left), has recently taken over this class.

Thoa has a remarkable practice herself and is very student oriented, adjusting the level of all her classes to the physical needs of her students.

See Thoa also in her popular Sunday evening class, held from 5:30 – 7 pm!

 

9:30 – 10:30 am             

Graduate Studio

Tai Chi (Taiji)

Adam Sewell

Adam Sewell is well-known at Avalon for his carefully designed classes
for intermediate and strong yogis held every Wednesday night from 7:15 – 8:45 pm.

See the full description of Adam’s remarkable background in the bio under that class.

Among much else — including being a past bodyguard, regular Hollywood movie stuntman, and master Yoga Teacher — Adam is also an expert in Chinese martial arts and movement traditions including Taiji and Qigong.

Starting last year, Adam began teaching the important overlaps between Yoga, Taiji, and Qigong to rapt advanced Avalon Teacher Training Students.

Now, due to repeated student demand, Adam has agreed to teach Avalon’s first ever regular Taiji class. The class will be taught in Avalon’s Graduate Studio, which we built especially for our Teacher Training Students (who have free access to it whenever it isn’t being otherwise used) a few years ago.

We expect Adam’s class to be a smash hit and new Avalon tradition. Don’t miss it! It is appropriate for all students, including those who have never tried Taiji!

11:30 – 12:45 pm

Yin / Meditation

Janya Wongsopa

Janya is the region’s most popular teacher of this meticulous and deliberate style of yoga, which is characterized by a strong meditative element and long holds of floor poses.

She is also a Faculty Member in Avalon’s prestigious 200-Hour Teacher Training Program (now in its 27th Session) — and a 2007 Graduate of the Program as well.

If you’ve never been to one of Janya’s yin yoga classes, you’ve missed out on one of the most popular classes in the region.

Janya is the region’s most popular teacher of this meticulous and deliberate style of yoga, which is characterized by a strong meditative element and long holds of floor poses.

She is also a Faculty Member in Avalon’s prestigious 200-Hour Teacher Training Program (now in its 27th Session) — and a 2007 Graduate of the Program as well.

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Janya Wongsopa


Movement & Breath

In nearly all yoga classes in the West, the modern postural sides of yoga far outweigh the traditional pranayama or controlled breathing and meditative components — which are practiced in much more sophisticated ways in India than in the U.S.

In her newest groundbreaking class, Janya Wongsopa, one of the Bay Area’s most popular instructors, redresses that historical imbalance in novel and exciting ways, bringing movement and breath together in creative ways rarely seen anywhere in the world.

This class has quickly become a favorite with Avalon staff members & teachers, who have uniformly given it rave reviews. This class goes deeper into what yoga is all about than any other we know of in northern California.

2:45 – 4:00 pm       

Slow Flow, All Levels

Ivy Burg.         See also Ivy’s Tuesday class at the same time!

ivyburgIvy is a former lawyer and a passionate yogi. She took hundreds of classes as a student from a long string of talented teachers before joining and then graduating from Avalon’s 26th Teacher Training Program.

Sheloves sharing her passion for yoga with others, and strongly believes that yoga is for everyone — no matter what their age, health status, or physical ability or disability.

When Ivy is not on the yoga mat, she spends most of her time raising her lovely and lively preschool twins, who are already showing their interests in yoga!

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Yin/Yang Yoga (All Levels)

Caro McDaniel (shown right) — a stunningly creative, funny, and talented teacher —now teaches this popular class!

See Caro as well in her other regular classes on Wednesdays and Fridays!

 

7:15 – 8:30 pm

Yoga for Stanford Medical Students (Graduate Studio)

Part of a regular series of free classes that we’re offering for Stanford Medical Students. Taught every  week by advanced Avalon Teachers-in-Training, under Faculty supervision. 

Below: Stanford Medical Students after one of their classes.

7:15 – 8:45 pm

Jivamukti

Toni Cupal 

One of the most popular Jivamukti classes in California. Taught by the former co-Director of the Jivamukti London Studio, Toni Cupal.

See also Toni’s super popular Monday morning class!

FRIDAY

7:00 – 8:15 am

Friday Morning Flow

Minjeong (MJ) Kim    


MJ is in Korea until mid August. Meredith Pfeffer (shown left) — a talented recent Avalon graduate who already has her own enthusiastic following — teaches in this popular slot until Minjeong returns!.

Meredith is strong, smart, and very knowledgeable about all sides of yoga traditions, in all historical periods. She is a typical Avalon Teacher Training graduate: Don’t  miss her!mj_yoga copy

MJ is a popular Stanford University and Avalon Teacher Training graduate with talents in many fields besides yoga, including art and educational design.

She teaches a wonderful and creative multistyled flow.

8:15 – 9:15 am

FREE Open Studio for Personal Practice

9:30 – 11:00 am

Vinyasa Flow

Elena Milyukova

 

Our prime-time Friday morning Vinyasa Flow is taught by Elena Milyukova, a powerful Russian born and Avalon trained instructor with training and interests in a wide range of yoga styles.

Elena has long been one of the region’s most popular teachers.

11:30 – 12:45 pm

Restorative Yoga

Janya Wongsop


Taught by the region’s strongest Restorative Yoga teacher, Janya Wongsopa!

See also Janya’s Restorative Yoga class on Sunday mornings, a weekly institution for Janya’s many loyal students.

1:30 – 2:45 pm

Friday Afternoon Flow

Vy Ton                    

VyTonVy is traveling. Another popular Avalon teacher, Ivy Burg (right) — an attorney and yoga teacher who is wonderfully attentive to her students — teaches in this spot this week!

Vy has been practicing yoga intensely for over 10 years. Her interests in it greatly intensified when she lived in Singapore for 7 years. She writes:

“While in Singapore I was fortunate to have close contact with an international community of students and teachers from India and many other countries besides Singapore, including New Zealand, France, South Africa, Canada, and the U.S. — all with different training and backgrounds but possessing the same passion for practicing yoga.”

Vy has in-depth knowledge of Ashtanga yoga, Power Yoga, Anusara, and Jivamukti yoga methods — and is adept with the same passion at teaching all levels of students, from beginners on up.

4:00 – 5:15 pm

TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday!) Vinyasa (All-Levels)

Caro McDaniel

Our late Friday afternoon (TGIF) class is designed for yogis who sneak out of the office — forgetting bosses and corporate meetings — early to unwind.

Now leading the class — a witty, talented, and fun-loving Avalon Teacher Training graduate, Carolyn (Caro) McDaniel (shown right).

Caro is a designer and choreographer-director-yogi who joined the Avalon family all the way from Tangier, Morocco.

Come join the celebration — and yes, TGIF! Be ready for a good end-of-week workout — and have some fun along the way!

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Mixed Styles, All Levels

Caro McDaniel                                               

Mixed style class aimed at all levels of students, from beginners to advanced students, recently taken over by the multi-talented Caro McDaniel (see last class).

Caro, a trained musician and dancer as well as a yogi, also teaches the popular Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday classes. A great way to end the weekday drudgery!  

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Power Yoga

Jade Xiao         

OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS – from adventurous beginners to advanced practitioners! See also Jade’s Power Yoga class at the same time on Sundays!

We recently introduced a new strong yogi to the Avalon community — Jade Xiao,RYT 500 (you can see her practicing on the right), who moved to California two years ago from Macau, China.

Jade provides a redefinition of sorts of “yogic flexibility.”

Jade is adept at adjusting the pace and difficulty of her classes to the needs of all her students. She has already developed a following in the area: Don’t miss her next Avalon class!

SATURDAY

7:00 – 8:15 am

Flow/Vinyasa

Josie Zhuo

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Our early morning Saturday slot is taught by Josie Zhuo, a top Avalon Teacher Training graduate known for her exceptional flexibility and beautiful form. She has a big and loyal following.

Look for Josie as well in her equally popular early Wednesday morning and Saturday afternoon classes.

 She is an inspirational teacher and very student oriented — and is great with beginners as well as more experienced practitioners.

But boy is she flexible! (We didn’t nickname Josie ‘Gumby’ for no reason when she was in Avalon’s Teacher Training Program: she is one in 10 million!)

 

8:30 – 10:00 am

Yin/Yang Flow

Janya Wongsopa     


A mixed-style class including elements of Yin yoga (a meditative style involving long floor holds, of which Janya is a Master) and traditional vinyasa (Yang) elements as well.

Strong and graceful class with one of the most popular teachers in the Bay Area.

10:15 – 11:45 am

Mixed Styles/All-Levels

Camille Rivera

camille2Camille is a talented Avalon Teacher Training Graduate with a background in patent law.

Her Sunday afternoon classes at Avalon (at 1:30 – 3:00 pm) became an instant hit when she began teaching them a few months ago.

Camille has a beautiful and elegant personal practice, based on a classical Mysore-style Vinyasa Flow, but constantly evolving in new directions according to who is in her classes. 

Camille’s new Saturday class is appropriate for everyone, including those new to yoga.

12:00 – 4:30 pm

Teacher Training Program (Graduate Studio)

Our 29th Program is now in session. Our 30th Program begins 14 October!

Click here for Full Information or to set up an Enrollment Interview.

12:00 – 1:15 pm  

Saturday Stretch!              Open to Students of All Levels!

Jade Xiao

A new afternoon class meant to strengthen you and increase flexibility — but at a pace that is always under your control.

The class is taught by Jade Xiao, RYT 500 (you can see her practicing on the right), who moved to California two years ago from Macau, China.

Jade provides a redefinition of sorts of “yogic flexibility.”

But don’t be intimidated by the kind of stretching Jade can do! Like all good teachers, she is adept at adjusting the pace and difficulty of her classes to the needs of all her students.

She has already developed a following in the Bay Area: Don’t miss this fun early Saturday afternoon Avalon class!

 

3:00 – 4:15 pm

Vinyasa Fit                    

Anna Chwang

A wonderful class taught by a strong recent Avalon Teacher Training graduate, Anna Chwang.

Like so many Avalon graduates, Anna is both smart and well educated. She holds an MS in engineering from MIT, a PhD from the University of Minnesota, and is also a former Apple employee.

She is also a strong believer in fitness. Anna describes her new class as “A Vinyasa or flow class with a bit more cardiovascular training and core strengthening than a typical flow class. The idea is for students to leave feeling more mindful, centered, strong, and fit!”

You can learn more about Anna at her website, at https://www.yogawithanna.com.

 

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Mixed Styles/All Levels 

Dina Melnychuk  

Mixed style class aimed at all levels of students, taught by a long series of top Avalon yogis over the past 10 years.

The class was recently taken over permanently by a wonderfully talented Ukrainian teacher, Dina Melnychuk (shown right). Dina has a super strong practice herself but is adapt at teaching all levels of students, from beginners to advanced yogis. Don’t miss her!

 

SUNDAY

8:00 – 9:30 am

Early Sunday Vinyas

Elena Milyukova is traveling in her native Russia. She returns Aug. 3rd.


By special arrangements, our popular early Sunday morning class this week will be taught by a world-famous yoga star we fly in regularly to instruct our Teachers-in-Training: Rebecca Kovacs (on right)— who teaches top yoga teachers and exclusive private clients all over the world.

Rebecca is a Master of teaching all levels of students. Don’t miss her in one of her rare appearances anywhere teaching regular classes!

Click here or on the picture to watch a video

of Rebecca at her elegant best!

 

9:30 – 10:45 am

Yoga for Stanford Medical Students (Graduate Studio)

Part of a regular series of free classes that we’re offering for Stanford Medical Students and Stanford Medical School PhD candidates.. Taught every  week by advanced Avalon Teachers-in-Training, under Faculty supervision.

Below: Stanford Medical Students after one of their classes.

10:00 – 11:30 am

Flow/Vinyasa Yoga

Janya Wongsopa    

The first of two back-to-back classes from Janya Wongsopa, one of the Bay Area’s most popular teachers!

Janya, like so many other top instructors in northern California, is an Avalon Teacher Training graduate. 

11:45 – 1:00 pm  Restorative Yoga

Janya Wongsopa

Avalon’s most popular Restorative Yoga class, taught by one of the Bay Area’s leading teachers.

See also Janya’s Friday midday Restorative Yoga class.

12:00 – 4:30 pm  

Graduate Studio/Lab (Downstairs Studio) Reserved for Avalon’s Teacher Training Program.

The 30th Program starts on October 14th.  Click for information!

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Vinyasa/Flow

Camile Rivera is a top Avalon Teacher Training Graduate with a background in patent law.

She has a beautiful personal practice, favoring a classical Mysore-style Vinyasa Flow.

Camille’s Sunday Vinyasa/Flow class is appropriate for everyone, including those new to yoga. 

3:30 – 5:00 pm    

Sunday Stretch – All Levels  

Rotating Staff

Jafar Alkenany, who has been teaching this class for the last few years, just returned to school to finish his decree in kinesiology. We love this novel class, which he pioneered, and plan to keep it as a permanent Avalon Fixture.

Teaching today: Nicole Mazzei (seen right), an ardent yoga instructor great at stretching new to Avalon.

5:30 – 6:45 pm

All Levels (Mixed Style)

Thoa Van Seventer

Thoa is currently traveling. Guest Instructor today is a strong recent Avalon Teacher Training graduate, Anna Chwang.

Like so many Avalon graduates, Anna is smart and well educated. She holds an MS in engineering from MIT, a PhD from the University of Minnesota, and is a former Apple employee.

She is also a strong believer in fitness. Anna describes her own Saturday class as “A Vinyasa or flow class with a bit more cardiovascular training and core strengthening than a typical flow class. The idea is for students to leave feeling more mindful, centered, strong, and fit!”

You can learn more about Anna at her website, at https://www.yogawithanna.com.

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Power Yoga   

Jade Xiao  

OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS – from adventurous beginners to advanced practitioners! See also Jade’s similar class at the same time on Fridays!

We recently introduced a new strong yogi to the Avalon community — Jade Xiao, RYT 500 (you can see her practicing on the right), who moved to California two years ago from Macau, China.

Jade provides a redefinition of sorts of “yogic flexibility.”

Jade is adept at adjusting the pace and difficulty of her classes to the needs of all her students. She has already developed a following in the Bay Area: Don’t miss her next Avalon class!