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

Mixed Style Flow — All Levels!


NEW CLASS!

Dana Kornfeld

Dana Kornfield has practiced yoga and meditation for over two decades, drawing from diverse yoga styles including Iyengar, Vinyasa, Bikram, and Kundalini, etc. She is also a recent graduate of Avalon’s Teacher Training Program, where she studied a wide range of global yogic and yogic-like traditions and recent breakthroughs in our understanding of the biological effects of those traditions.

When not teaching or practicing yoga, Dana is a working attorney, artist, community activist, wife, and mother. She thinks that the diversity of her experience contributes to her ability to teach students from diverse cultural backgrounds and different levels of yoga knowledge, including complete beginners.

Dana is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and the Wharton School of Business. She has held Fellowships at the prestigious MacArthur Justice Center in Chicago, which specializes in Civil Rights Law, and at Stanford University Law School.

Dana suggests that yoga has provided her with a powerful toolkit to help her become a better person and to help handle the stresses of business, law, and life in general. One goal of all her classes is to pass on to her students knowledge of how to adapt those tools for their own use for similar ends.

 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 an innovative class at 5:30 pm on Thursdays.

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 back from Russia! 

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.

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.

2:45 – 4:00 pm

Slow Flow, All Levels     

Ivy Burg

Ivy Burg is a former lawyer and  passionate yoga teacher. She took hundreds of classes as a student from a long string of talented teachers before joining and then graduating from Avalon’s Teacher Training Program several years ago.

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 much of her time raising her lovely 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.

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    

MJ s 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 


Popular Tuesday night class with one of Avalon’s favorite instructors, Elena Milyukova, who is justifiably 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

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)       

A wonderful new Yin/Yang specialist has recently joined Avalon, Masha Kitaigorodsky.  Masha came to us on the personal recommendation of Janya Wongsopa, an Avalon superstar and one of the top Yin and Yin/Yang yoga experts anywhere.

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

The style is becoming increasingly popular every year, and has long been an Avalon specialty. Try it out!

 1:30 – 2:45 pm.       

Slow Flow/Therapeutic Yoga

Nitya Chuang                    

 NO CLASS THIS WEEK. NITYA RETURNS FROM TAIWAN NEXT WEDNESDAY

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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 Wonsopa is a long-time Avalon star and one of the top Yin and Yin/Yang yoga experts anywhere. She 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.

Janya is also a Faculty Member in Avalon’s prestigious 200-Hour Teacher Training Program (now about to start its 30th Session!) — and a 2007 Graduate of the Program as well.

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Mat Pilates

GRADUATE STUDIO!

Jade Xiao

Jade Xiao is a super-strong yogini who teaches Power Yoga on Friday and Sunday nights at Avalon and special Stretch classes (for obvious reasons!) on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Jade, from Macau, China, is also an enthusiastic Pilates teacher, so we’ve just given her this new class on Wednesday nights.

Want to focus on your core muscles? “Yoga is Pilates, and Pilates is Yoga” — and Joe Pilates himself would approve.

Don’t miss this newest exploration of yoga and yoga-like styles at Avalon Yoga International.

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

Vy Ton                                    

A talented & popular instructor, Vy Ton (shown left), recently took over this class.

Look for Vy much more in upcoming Avalon classes: she’s a wonderful instructor who has trained extensively with Toni Cupal, another of Avalon’s most popular instructors!

 

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.

Due to repeated student demand, Adam now teaches Avalon’s first ever regular Taiji class. The class is 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.

Adam’s class is a smash hit with Avalon regulars. 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 (about to enter its 30th 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.

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 much 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 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
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, Toni Cupal.

See also Toni’s super popular Monday morning class!

FRIDAY

7:00 – 8:15 am

Friday Morning Flow

Minjeong (MJ) Kim    

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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                    

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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                                              

Yin /Yang Yoga (Mixed Style/All Levels)

Maria Shen

Maria has recently permanently taken over this class! 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, Maria 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 the combination results 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. Don’t miss her!

 

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Power Yoga

Jade Xiao         

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. 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 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

camille2Caro McDaniel (left), another talented Avalon teacher who has taught this class many times, sits in for Camille today!

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

Camille has a beautiful and elegant personal practice, based on a classical Mysore-style Vinyasa Flow, but constantly explores 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 recently completed. Our 30th Program starts 14 October!

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

12:00 – 1:15 pm  

Saturday Stretch!  

Jade Xiao


An 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 left), 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.

Don’t miss this fun early Saturday afternoon Avalon class

1:30-2:45 pm

Meditative Slow Flow                    NEW CLASS!

Philip Chen

Today Phil introduces a Meditative Slow Flow class that attempts to build mindfulness using focused movement.  

Each class ends in savasana-style or prone meditations designed to help students build their lives in healthier and more mindful directions.

The instructor, Phil Chen, is representative of many other talented and idealistic teachers that Avalon’s Teacher Training Program has turned out for many years.

Phil graduated in our 26th class (we’re now beginning our 30th). He began his yoga career teaching seniors at a prominent Palo Alto social resource center and homeless shelter, using a wide range of fun and powerfull stretching, strength training, and breathing and meditation exercises.

Phil is excited to come back now to Avalon to teach students of all levels how yoga can transform anyone and everyone for the better.

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  

Another strong Avalon regular, Thoa Van Seventer (see left), sits in for Dina, as she does regularly once a month. Don’t miss her!

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 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 Vinyasa

Our premier early morning Sunday slot is taught by one of the Bay Area’s strongest practitioners, Elena Milyukova.

See also Elena’s popular classes on Monday and Tuesday evenings and Wednesdays and Friday mornings.

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

9:30 – 10:45 am

Yoga for Stanford Medical Students (Graduate Studio)

Part of a regular series of 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 started this weekend. Click for information!

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Vinyasa/Flow

Camille Rivera      


Another Avalon Yoga International, Inc., graduate, Liliya Goldie, from the Ukraine, will be coming down from her home in the mountains teach for Camille today!  

Liliya has a degree in dance & performance from the Ukraine. She uses her training in choreography to help her build creative yoga sequences, adding something extra to yoga’s other benefits.  

Camile Rivera is an 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    

                                            Open to Students of All Levels!

Jade Xiao

A 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 (shown left), 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!

5:30 – 6:45 pm

All Levels (Mixed Style)

Thoa Van Seventer    

A long popular class going back many year —, now taught by a long-time professional teacher and Avalon regular who knows every side of the yoga thoroughly, Thoa Van Seventer (shown right).

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 left, 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!