Fire up your asanas July 4th 9am at Baptiste Yoga San Francisco!

Start your July 4th morning with a bang!  Join Baptiste Yoga San Francisco studio owner Jen Silvera and,  Amelia Andaleon for a special July 4th 9-10:30 Baptiste Journey into Power hot yoga class! These Certified Baptiste Power Yoga Instructors will add fireworks to your asanas and bring their playful selves to this special class!

Book your spot online now! https://www.baptisteyogasf.com/pages/schedule 

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Lululemon Walnut Creek Yoga in the Park with Amelia Andaleon – Sunday 6/4 9:30am

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Sunday, June 4, 2017 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Civic Park 1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, CA

Join me for Lululemon’s Yoga in the Park this Sunday!  I’ll be leading a Baptiste Vinyasa Flow class.  Bring your mat and flow in the beautiful outdoors!

Namaste, Amelia

 

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CREATE YOUR SACRED LIFE ON PURPOSE – YOGA WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN (5/20 1:30pm Bikram Yoga Livermore)

 

I’ve learned that when I feel out of whack it’s because I’m out of alignment with my sacred self; I’ve let myself lose sight of my sacred path.  My body will tell me I’ve lost my way through exhaustion or foggy thinking or overall crankiness; I notice I’m not fit for public consumption and I need to do SOMETHING to steer myself back to my center. Often my mat and meditation cushion keep me at my true north and sometimes I need to dig deeper, and attend a workshop like the one I’m so excited to share with you!

In this empowering workshop I’ll teach you tools to define what sacred means to you, how to recognize when you’re on and off your sacred path, discover if you are pulling yourself out of alignment by habitual, subconscious choices, and how to create new life-affirming habits.  I’ll take you through a series of self-inquiry exercises,  journaling, meditation, pranayama, and gentle yoga.  The workshop will conclude with a yummy, relaxing yoga nidra (yogic sleep), which feel likes the best nap ever!

These tools work for me and I use them A LOT!  What’s possible is a life experienced with more ease, more energy, more joy;  less stress, less emotionally charged reactivity, less time and effort spent in activities, thoughts, and behaviors which drain your vitality and literally suck the life out of you.  Create your sacred path.  You are ready now!

Join me Saturday May 20th 1:30-3:30pm at Bikram Yoga Livermore
1923 Second St, Livermore, CA 94582
$25 or $30 day of the event.  

Register online at http://bikramyogalive.com/sacred-life/

May all beings experience life with ease…namaste,
Yogamama Meels


Workshop testimonials:

“…Amelia has taught me yoga from many , mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Not only does she have a grand grasp of the physicality of yoga and the body, but she’s very spiritual herself, thus weaves spirit into her teaching seamlessly. She’s trained in a strong style of Baron Baptiste and continues to study and teach with enthusiasm. Her latest workshop in 2017 was fabulous and effective! I highly recommend Amelia!” – Carolyn

“I love Amelia’s flow classes! She makes it challenging and fun and when I’m done I feel relaxed but energized. Her spiritual guidance during classes opens up new ways of thinking for me. I appreciate her so much! “ – Mary

“Practicing with Amelia has made me a better yoga student and more importantly, a yogi in tune with her soul and truth. I’m so grateful to have her as a guide along my path, making sure I have the tools to keep my compass pointing true.“ – Jamie

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ABOUT AMELIA:
Amelia Andaleon is a Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher and has customized her signature “Create Your Sacred Life on Purpose” workshop for this special women’s event at Bikram Yoga Livermore. Amelia is an empowering Baptiste Power Vinyasa instructor as well as teaches yin, restorative and kids yoga. She weaves storytelling and spirituality into her classes and leaves you feeling transformed and renewed. Amelia teaches at The Yoga Fusion in San Ramon, Baptiste Yoga San Francisco, Dublin Yoga Center, Bikram Yoga Livermore, local schools, private settings, and is also a reiki practitioner. Off her mat Amelia is a mom, wife, nature lover, ocean kayaker, surfer, and paddler. In a previous chapter of her life she worked in corporate IT and in 2006 she stepped onto her path as a yoga instructor and healer. She has traveled the world climbing mountains, has persevered health and life struggles, has been transformed by yoga and meditation, and views life as a beautiful, messy, sacred adventure.

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IF YOU CHANGE THE WAY YOU LOOK AT THINGS, THE THINGS YOU LOOK AT CHANGE

IF YOU CHANGE THE WAY YOU LOOK AT THINGS, THE THINGS YOU LOOK AT CHANGE.

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YOGA IS A WORK-IN AND A WORK-OUT

Yoga has made the most impact on my inner-life, in the way I experience life with ease, with less reactivity and more assuredness and connection to who I am.  Yoga and meditation taught me to cultivate a habit of being intentional…intentional about the energy I choose to breathe into each moment, into my relationships, into my thoughts, into everything.   Sure, I am grateful for the benefits of a strong, flexible, lean body resulting from years of a consistent practice AND the transformation I appreciate the most is the flexibility in my mind, softness in my heart, release of grasping and clenching onto habits and lies and stories which kept me stuck in an experience of sadness, depression, anxiety, and anger.  Even just remembering when I used to live in heightened fight or flight I had to take a breath of relief and gratitude.  It wasn’t that long ago that my life felt small and fake and forced.  What if you could live each moment as if you stretched yourself out fully, from the inside out, into your body,  into how you wish to express your highest self into this world, into how you want to play big?  My wish is that you to use the tools of yoga, meditation, breath, and awareness to habitually experience life with ease, to expand and shine as you impact your existence with the gifts and talents your highest self is urging you to share.  Go inward yogis and express out.  May you experience life with ease….and play big!  Namaste…

My updated teaching schedule this week:

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YOGA IS A WAY TO FREEDOM FROM FEAR, ANGUISH AND LONELINESS…

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“Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness.” – Indra Devi

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I TEACH BECAUSE I CARE

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January 2017 – sunset yoga Kauai, Hawaii

Seven years ago I attended a yoga retreat where I set an intention to manifest my dream. After being led through a process of inquiry and, making a declaration in the present tense, I simply wrote “I am a yoga teacher.”  Four days after my retreat I was invited to sub a yoga class, although I had not yet started my yoga teacher training (I was a certified fitness instructor.)  It didn’t matter, I taught anyway, rocked the class, and I began my path as a yoga teacher.  Was that coincidence?  Abolutely not!  There is power in putting out energy for what you want, and what I asked for was a “job” which allowed me to connect to my sacred path and support others in walking in their sacred footsteps.  Duh! Yoga!

My teaching path has led me more towards the spiritual aspect of yoga, through the physicality of flowing and holding yoga poses (asana.) When I teach from my heart, and see my students, I sense  I am in my greatest flow when I connect to why I really teach: I teach because I care. I believe in namaste: May all beings be free of suffering.   I’ve experienced my share of suffering, and in life, suffering happens…shit happens.  Yoga, meditation, and rewiring my brain has taught me to sift through the crap and go with the flow.  I speak to this often in my classes and craft workshops dedicated to releasing self-limiting beliefs and choosing and generating an experience of ease.  In this moment, in this chapter of my life, I feel called to spread the news that contentment, joy, laughter and love are possible and there is a way out of the muck of depression, anxiety, and despair.  I KNOW this to be true.  I’ve been there and I do the work to choose the path of least resistance instead of my old pattern of wallowing in the muck.  And, now I’m equipped with tools to pull me out of the muck although I just don’t go there as often anymore.  Nonetheless, my tools are at the ready, like a best friend throwing me a life-line if I notice I’ve dipped my toe into old, familiar yuk.  Get the fuck out of the yuk.

Last Saturday’s Create Your Sacred Life On Purpose workshop was all about sharing those tools.  The participants did the work to release the old, energize the new, and left with tools to notice the yuk, choose the clear path, play big and manifest their heart’s desires! To witness transformation in my students leaves me feeling like I’m on the right track…I’m spreading namaste and leading my sacred life on purpose! Yes!

Some reviews left by my amazing students:

Amazing teacher!
I love Amelia’s flow classes! She makes it challenging and fun and when I’m done I feel relaxed but energized. Her spiritual guidance during classes opens up new ways of thinking for me. I appreciate her so much!
– Mary

Amelia’s the Best!
Amelia is an excellent teacher. Very upbeat, friendly, knowledgeable and caring. She is an inspiration as she is so healthy and strong.
– Karen

Excellent, knowledgeable, professional
I know Amelia, as she has taught me yoga from many aspects..physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Not only does she have a grand grasp of the physicality of yoga and the body, but she’s very spiritual herself, thus weaves spirit into her teaching seamlessly. She’s trained in a strong style of Baron Baptiste and continues to study and teach with enthusiasm. Her latest workshop in 2017 was fabulous and effective! I highly recommend Amelia!
– Carolyn

Practicing with Amelia has made me a better yoga student and more importantly, a yogi in tune with her soul and truth. I’m so grateful to have her as a guide along my path, making sure I have the tools to keep my compass pointing true.
– Jamie

Stay tuned for my next workshop.  

Spread your love and light!

Yogamama Meels
Namaste. May all beings be happy and free.  May all beings be without suffering.

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My sacred place.  Another beautiful sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Jan. 2017 Kauai, Hawaii

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