Weekly Schedule at Avalon Yoga

 

Avalon offers yoga classes led by internationally and regionally known teachers in a far 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 like shares with others yoga’s ability to strengthen and unify the body and mind. Her 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

Restorative/Therapeutic Yoga (Open to All Levels)

Nitya Chuang

This class is regularly taught by Nitya Chuang, shown below — a restorative and therapeutic yoga expert who has trained extensively in the US and India.

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 4:00 – 5:15 pm

Rhythmic Yoga

Carol McDaniel

New class recently started with the wonderful, funny, and creative 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).

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 Avalon star: Don’t miss her!

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Prime Time Flow

Elena Milyukova

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

Multi-Style, All-Level Yoga     

Danae Moore  
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The amazing Danae Moore teaches in this slot. Appropriate for everyone, super advanced or total beginner.

Danae knows her yoga, from all sides!

 

TUESDAY

7:00 – 8:15 am

Alignment-based Vinyasa Flow

Irene Au

Irene is traveling this week. Another smart & talented Avalon regular, Minjeong (‘MJ’) Kim, teaches today (see below left).

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 like shares with others yoga’s ability to strengthen and unify the body and mind. Her 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

Angie Holzer 

Yin/Yang

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.

Angie holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and runs a small nonprofit in the Bay Area (see further below).angie2.jpg

She has been practicing yoga continuously for the past 15 year and believes that besides a varied physical practice regular meditation and controlled breathing are critical to a healthy life.

Angie received her formal training in yoga in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India, where she studied with a well-known regional teacher, Yogi Dinesh.

Like many of Avalon’s long-time instructors, Angie takes a creative approach to yoga, often blending in vinyasa/flow, gentle yoga, yin yoga, meditation, and a variety of breathing practices.

Her new yin/yang class is appropriate for all levels of students, including beginnners. The class focuses on stretching and relaxing muscles as Angie guides students through an elegant physical sequence aimed at increasing flexibility combined with breathing exercises and meditation aimed at quieting the mind and body.

Angie’s nonprofit, Given Tree, works with a number of small non-profits doing social work in poor countries all over the world.

Angie recently returned from Africa, where she took a team with one of her client organizations to one of the world’s poorest countries, Mozambique, to provide free dental and medical care in a local village (see below).clinic

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2:45 – 4:00 pm

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

Ivy Burg

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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.

Right: A photo of an Avalon Kids Yoga class.

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Mixed Styles/All Levels

Danae Moore

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Mixed style class aimed at all levels of students, from beginners to advanced students, taught by the elegant and talented Danae Moore.

Danae, a trained dancer, also teaches the prime-time Friday 5:30-7 pm class, as well as datetime classes, where she gets rave reviews.

Danae also teaches therapeutic classes for the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Palo Alto. She’s as wonderful a person as she is a teacher.

7:15 – 8:15 pm     Adam is back from his film shoot

Taiji (Tai Chi)

Adam Sewell

Adam 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.

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.

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

Recently, due to student demand, Adam agreed to teach Avalon’s first ever regular Taiji class, on Thursday mornings. The class has been such a success that we’re now adding a regular class on Tuesday nights

Both classes are held in Avalon’s Graduate Studio, which we built for our Teacher Training Students (who have free access to it whenever it isn’t being otherwise used) a few years ago.

7:15 – 8:45 pm

Primetime Flow

Elena Milyukova 

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

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 wonderful humor. Ask any of her students: she lights up any class!

11:30 – 1:00 pm

Yin /Yang Yoga (Mixed Styles)

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

Danae, one of Avalon’s most popular teachers, is a master of both styles.

 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 — 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

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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 like shares with others yoga’s ability to strengthen and unify the body and mind. Her 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

Angie Holzer

Angie holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and runs a small nonprofit in the Bay Area (see further below). She has been practicing yoga continuously for the past 15 year and believes that besides a varied physical practice regular meditation and controlled breathing are critical to a healthy life.

Angie receivangie2.jpged her formal training in yoga in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India, where she studied with a well-known regional teacher, Yogi Dinesh.

Like many of Avalon’s long-time instructors, Angie takes a creative approach to yoga, often blending in vinyasa/flow, gentle yoga, yin yoga, meditation, and a variety of breathing practices.

Her class is appropriate for all levels of students, including beginnners.

Angie’s nonprofit, Given Tree, works with a number of small non-profits doing social work in poor countries all over the world.

Angie recently returned from Africa, where she took a team with one of her client organizations to one of the world’s poorest countries, Mozambique, to provide free dental and medical care in a local village (see below).

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9:30 – 10:30 am             Avalon 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.

Startling 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

NOTE NEW TIMES (Was 11:15 – 12:30 pm)

Yin Yoga

Janya Wongsopa

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

Yin Yoga refers to a slow-paced styleJanya1 that has a strong meditative element and long holds of floor poses.

Janya, a core faculty member in Avalon’s Teachers Training Program, is a Yin master.

1:30 – 2:30 pm                     NEW CLASS!

Janya Wongsopa


Pranayama
Flow

In nearly all yoga classes in the West, the modern postural sides of yoga far outweigh the traditional pranayama or “controlled breathing” 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.

Don’t miss it!

2:45 – 4:00 pm       

Slow Flow, All Levels

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

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.

Sheivyburg 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 Teen Yoga

NO CLASS THIS WEEK

Meant to encourage the next generation of yogis and yoginis (ages 13 – 17; see also Tuesday’s FREE CLASS for children age 7+)

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Yin/Yang Yoga (All Levels)

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

See Caro as well in her other regular late-afternoon 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 the Bay Area. 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

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MJ is a popular Stanford University and Avalon Teacher Training graduate with talents in many fields besides yoga, including artistic 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 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.Caro McDaniel 2 copy

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

Danae Moore

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Mixed style class aimed at all levels of students, from beginners to advanced students, taught by the elegant and talented Danae Moore.

Danae, a trained dancer, also teaches the primetime Tuesday 5:30-7 pm class and popular Monday and Wednesday mid-morning classes, uniformly getting rave reviews. 

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Advanced Yoga

Jafar Alkenany

Jafar Alkenany recently took over Avalon’s long-running Friday night advance yoga classes, with plans to build them into some of California’s strongest weekly sessions.

Jafar has a record as a successful teacher stretching already over many years. He began in his early teens (!) as a talented martial arts expert — teaching a variety of styles — before switching to yoga and graduating with distinction from Avalon’s Teacher Training Program several years ago.

Jafar not only has a remarkable personal practice — ask him to demonstrate his one handed mayurasana sometime!  — but is also extraordinarily versatile as an instructor, teaching (beyond advance yoga) a popular all-level stretching class at Avalon every Sunday.

He is a deep student of human anatomy and of kinesiology, his major in college. He also has wide interests in preventive medicine and evolutionary medicine. The aims of his classes are how regular practice improves every physiological, mental, and emotional component of the body.

SATURDAY

7:00 – 8:15 am

Flow/Vinyasa

Josie Zhuo

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Josie is in Europe this week only. Another super creative regular Avalon teacher, Caro McDaniel (below right), is Guest Teacher today!

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.

Don’t be intimidated by the amazing things Josie herself can do! 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 (All Levels)

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

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Camille is a super 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 28th Consecutive Teacher Training Program graduated last weekend. Our 29th Program starts on Saturday, 22nd April!

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

12:00 – 1:15 pm  

Stretching/Yin Yoga

Angie Holzer

Angie holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and runs a small nonprofit in the Bay Area (see further below).angie2.jpg She has been practicing yoga continuously for the past 15 year and believes that besides a varied physical practice regular meditation and controlled breathing are critical to a healthy life.

Angie received her formal training in yoga in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India, where she studied with a well-known regional teacher, Yogi Dinesh.

Like many of Avalon’s long-time instructors, Angie takes a creative approach to yoga, often blending in vinyasa/flow, gentle yoga, yin yoga, meditation, and a variety of breathing practices.

Her new Stretch/Yin Yoga class is appropriate for all levels of students, including beginnners. The class focuses on stretching and relaxing muscles as Angie guides students through an elegant physical sequence aimed at increasing flexibility combined with breathing exercises and meditation aimed at quieting the mind and body.

Angie’s nonprofit, Given Tree, works with a number of small non-profits doing social work in poor countries all over the world.

Angie recently returned from Africa, where she took a team with one of her client organizations to one of the world’s poorest countries, Mozambique, to provide free dental and medical care in a local village (see below).

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3:00 – 4:15 pm

Vinyasa Fit

Anna Chwang

New 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 https://www.yogawithanna.com.

 

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Mixed Styles/All Levels

Josie Zhuo   

Josie is in Europe this week. Guest Teacher today is a former attorney and another passionate yogi and Avalon regular, Ivy Burg (below left).

josie-zhou-thumbnailMixed style class aimed at all levels of students, from beginners to advanced students.

Taught by the elegant Josie Zhou, one of Avalon’s most popular young teachers!

SUNDAY

8:00 – 9:30 am

Early Sunday Vinyas

Elena Milyukova

One of Avalon’s most popular teachers, Elena Milyukova, teaches our long-running early Sunday morning class.

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She’s talented, funny, a key Faculty member in Avalon’s Teacher Training Program, and a great builder of Avalon’s community — and boy did they teach her stretch back in her gymnastics days in Russia!

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 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

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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 29th Program starts on April 22nd, and Enrollment is already far along. Click for information!

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Vinyasa/Flow (All-Levels)camille.

Camille Rivera

Camille 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

Jafar Alkenany

Jafar began as a teen as a martial arts expert and teacher before switching to yoga and graduating from Avalon’s Teacher Training Program several years ago.

He has deep interests in human anatomy and kinesiology and is a remarkably strong practitioner and experienced teacher accomplished at teaching students of all levels, from total beginners to advanced yogis.

5:30 – 6:45 pm

All Levels (Mixed Style)

Thoa Van Seventer

Thoa.newThoa is traveling. Another strong teacher, Nadja Villegas, (shown below right) is Guest Teacher today.

Thoa Van Seventer regularly teaches our long-running Sunday afternoon class, which has been taught continuously for over a decade!

Strong, balanced, and very student oriented!