Whether you’re taking a hike, getting to your mat, reading a good book, or relaxing in your own favorite way, take time to reset and recharge this weekend! The picture above was taken yesterday during a morning hike up the Remington Loop Trail, just 10 minutes from my home. The vibrant poppies are starting to blanket our hills. Stop and enjoy the beauty of nature close to home!
Are you or someone you know curious about yoga but, you don’t even know where to start, you might not even have a yoga mat or feel intimidated or lost? This series is for you!
Why am I offering this course? Years ago I heard my papa say “I should try that yoga thing sometime, not what YOU do, Amelia, but, yoga for people like me.” I laughed and suggested he look for a class at his local community center. I never thought to teach him myself, especially since we live far away. Fast-forward to “Covid-times” and, after about a year of connecting via facetime or family zoom calls, a light bulb went off “Why not teach to my parents, a custom class just for them, via zoom?” My cousin asked me to teach her dad, my uncle, beginner yoga then a friend asked if I would offer an introductory virtual class to take with her mother. So, I decided it was time to create this course for any and all of YOU!
The more the merrier! If you are reading this and have a family member or friend in mind, I recommend you join this beginner series WITH them! The gift of yoga is truly life-affirming and life-changing. Those of you who practice yoga, you know the benefits of yoga. Here’s an opportunity to share what you love with anyone, anywhere!
Book for yourself or a loved one for $40. Purchase it for two of you to participate together for $75!
Weekly Sessions: These 30 minute sessions will be offered Thursdays 6-630pm in an accessible, non-intimidating format:
Welcome and Check-ins
Weekly themes: Yoga as a life-skill
Link Movement with Breath
Relaxation (while laying down in savasana)
How to Participate? Join this class in the comfort of your own home! Every week you’ll receive a zoom link via email (FYI same link every week.) Join the zoom class 5 minutes before class starts. Watch, listen, participate, and relax!
What equipment do I need? First class, just show up! I will briefly talk about yoga supplies (mat, block, strap.) If you have a yoga mat, great, have it ready. If not, no worries! Here is my request to set up before your first class:
Pay what you can: currently for all of my classes you can book my classes online for free. I request you pay the specified cost of the course via Venmo or PayPal as listed above. AND, I don’t want cost or financial hardship to prevent you from receiving the benefits of yoga. No judgment. Pay what you can.
Are you interested but, these times don’t work for you? I create custom private individual and group classes. Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fresh from the Baptiste Power Yoga Global Summit I’m excited to support the Baptiste Foundation in my upcoming fundraiser class in Maui! The Baptiste Foundation aims to bring yoga to populations who need it, but might not have access to it (eg. at-risk youth, veterans, those in recovery from addiction, etc.) Expect a sweaty, vigorous vinyasa practice in a fun, community atmosphere. All are welcome. 100% of the proceeds to the Baptiste Foundation. Namaste.
Discover the proper alignment, breath (pranayama), and core engagement (bandhas) of basic vinyasa postures to:
empower your vinyasa practice
prevent injury and
enable strength, mobility and lift-off in arm balances and inversions.
February 17 – Part 2
Prerequisite: Consistent vinyasa practice (at least one month of practice, 3x/week) or completion of January 13th Part 1 Vinyasa Fundamentals workshop.
Intro to arm balances, chaturanga shoot backs, and inversions applying the proper alignment, breath (pranayama), strength, and core engagement (bandhas) learned in Part 1 of our Vinyasa workshop series.
Step away from the holiday hustle and join Amelia Andaleon for this self-care workshop. It’s the perfect time to give yourself permission to slow down, reflect, and connect with your Just Be Yoga tribe. Experience how essential oils pair beautifully with yoga to elevate your practice, soothe your nerves, calm your thoughts, and invite deep rest. Expect to move and breathe with essential oils in a short vinyasa practice, slow down in yummy yin yoga, and end with a sweet candlelit yoga nidra and long savasana. Aaaaahhhh…don’t you feel relaxed just reading this? Give yourself or someone else this workshop as a gift to nurture body, mind and spirit. Namaste.
All Levels Welcome!
Friday December 21st 7-9pm
Just Be Yoga Danville
400 Sycamore Valley Road
Danville, CA 94526
Unplug your phone, press pause on hectic holiday stress, and step into our candlelit studio, scented with essential oils. Explore the world of aromatherapy through movement in yoga and stillness in meditation. Blankets and bolsters will cushion your body into deep relaxation. Your teacher will lead you into rest and release through her words and aromatouch technique. You know you really need this right now. Gift yourself this workshop, or offer it as the perfect pre-holiday stocking stuffer. ABOUT YOUR TEACHER:
Amelia Andaleon is a 500hr E-RYT Certified Baptiste Leader, a Certified Yin Instructor, Meditation teacher, doTerra essential oils Wellness Advocate, Certified Aromatouch Technique Practitioner, and Certified Reiki 2 Healer. Amelia loves to blend yoga with essential oils. Her intentionally crafted sequences, soothing voice, and aromatouch technique transports you into a state of presence, ease, and relaxation.
All are welcome, members and non-members.
$25 Early Bird Pricing
Learn how to enhance your yin yoga experience and your health using essential oils. We’ll introduce frankincense oil (the creme de la creme of oils!), wild orange, lemon and peppermint.
Expect a relaxing, sensation-rich two-hours, gentle hands-on assists, and sink into deep rest with a yummy yoga nidra leaving you ready for a peaceful sleep. To quote many of my students “Amelia has magic hands.”
Shoulder Integration Workshop with me at Baptiste Yoga San Francisco!
WHAT: Learn shoulder anatomy, integration and stability through the Baptiste Journey into Power vinyasa sequence, with special emphasis on: chaturanga, upward dog, flip dog, crow, wheel and inversions.
WHY: Learn true north alignment to prevent injuries and generate ease while you flow from pose to pose in your vinyasa practice.
WHO: All levels!
WHERE: Baptiste Yoga San Francisco – 38 Mesa St. in the Presidio.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.