Week of March 15th – Spring Forward…Wake Up! Master Yoga Class with Baron Baptiste and Spring Women’s Retreat!

It feels like the morning struggles again, with life on daylight savings time requesting I wake up before my natural time clock. I thought I was loving my mornings then just that one hour earlier reminded me how I used to resist waking up and wanting to press snooze. Raise your hand if you can relate! 🙋🏽‍♀️

So what did I do? I woke up!! To break a habit it starts with noticing, catching yourself in the familiar thoughts and physical reactions. Then choose…go down that same road or switch it up, change the channel, do something different!

My Spiritually Fit Yoga circle on the Insight Timer app hosts weekday meditations and yoga, Monday-Friday 730am PST and 930pm PST. I queued up I AM Affirmations for Vibrant Health by Kenneth Soares and kept my commitment to meditate at 730am PST.

Stick to new morning meditation habit: 1

Snooze and grumble OLD habit: 0

I confess, the temptation was strong, to press that snooze button, and right now I really need my daily routine. It means a lot to me to commit to my self-care, to my mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Setting the tone of my day with affirmations, and ending my evenings with gratitude, are my medicine. Especially with the isolation of this last year, my mind has had too much time to indulge in doubts and fears.

Mindfulness, yoga, remembering to serve a highest good…they keep me going, in equanimity, and are my preventative measures against self-sabotage.

Meditation can lead you into the light of awareness.

I AM AWAKE. I AM AWARE. I CHOOSE TODAY.

Life is the great teacher. What lesson are you being asked to learn today? What is trying to get your attention right now?


Opportunities to WAKE UP!! Click here to check out my full yoga schedule!

Yoga Highlights this week!!

Monday 4-530pm PST FREE 90 min. Master class with my teacher, Baron Baptiste!! Journey into Power, led by the founder of Baptiste Yoga. Book your spot here!

Spring Women’s Yoga Retreat – Awaken Your Feminine Power is this weekend!! In person spots are full and I am opening up virtual spots. Added discounts when paying with Venmo or Paypal and if you bring friends. Email me if interested in a discounted virtual spot! 😊


Latest Podcast Episode: Guided Meditation for Rest and Deep Sleep

🙏🏽💚 CHOOSE, pay attention, keep going.💚🙏🏽

The humanity in me honors the humanity in you.

🙏🏽 💞🦋 Amelia Andaleon

INTEGRATE, BALANCE AND FLOW!

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Photo credit for the above photos at The Yoga Fusion: Rosalyn Lee Photography & Design

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WEEKEND YOGA WITH ME IN WALNUT CREEK @AthletaBdwyPlza AND @Lululemon @Broadway_Plaza

Saturday October 29th 8:30-9:30am  – “Yoga for a Cause” with me at Athleta in Walnut Creek

I’m guest teaching at Athleta in Walnut Creek this Saturday October 29th to support National Breast Cancer Month.  This class free with an optional donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  Join me for this fun, empowering community Baptiste yoga class.

Athleta 1272 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek


Sunday October 30th 9:30-10:30am  – “Sunday Yoga” with me at Lululemon Walnut Creek

I’m guest teaching at Lululemon in Walnut Creek this Saturday October 29th to support National Breast Cancer Month.  This class free with an optional donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  Join me for this fun, empowering community Baptiste yoga class.

Lululemon 1210 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

BEYOND YOGA POSES: A Spring Renewal Workshop for all levels with Amelia Andaleon

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A Spring Renewal Workshop for all levels with Amelia Andaleon
Reshape, refresh and renew your life with drishti, pranayama, and asana

Saturday April 23rd 2:00 – 4:00pm
$25 with advance registration, $30 walk-in
The Yoga Fusion, San Ramon, CA
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/admhome?studioid=19309

Whether you’re brand new to yoga or an experienced yogi, this heart-opening workshop is for you! Continuing with her “Beyond Yoga Poses” workshop series, Amelia will lead you through a process of self-discovery and inquiry to bring you closer to identifying what you really, REALLY want to bring into your life.

Learn how pranayama, drishti, asana, and meditation can help you manifest your intentions, bring balance into your life, increase your ability to create connections, and help you manage stress. Based on student requests after her last workshop, Amelia will focus on how to use your yoga practice to tame cravings in your life. You will leave with tools to deepen your yoga practice in class, at home, and off your mat in your daily life.

  • Be prepared for a gentle yoga practice.
  • Bring your journal.
  • Bring a friend (the more the merrier!)
  • Bring your open heart and mind.
  • Leave this workshop experiencing “aha moments” and feeling refreshed, renewed and relaxed.
  • Note for previous attendees: this workshop contains new material…it is not a repeat of previous workshops.

Testimonials from Amelia’s students:
“Your workshop was exactly what I needed right now…thank you so much!”
“I’ve heard of drishti before but, I had never really applied it to my yoga practice or thought of bringing it into my life. The drishti exercises were really impactful. Thank you!”
“Thank you for reminding me to breathe. I always forget and I appreciate how you bring breath into your teaching.”

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BEYOND YOGA POSES: LIVE WITH INTENTION, CREATE HEALTHY HABITS, TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE

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Yoga Workshop for all levels with Amelia Andaleon Sunday January 24, 2016 2-4pm at The Yoga Fusion in San Ramon, CA

 

 

BEYOND YOGA POSES: LIVE WITH INTENTION,  CREATE HEALTHY HABITS, TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE.
A New Year’s Yoga Workshop for all levels with Amelia Andaleon
Sunday January 24th 2-4pm at The Yoga Fusion in San Ramon

$25 for full 2 hour workshop – with advance registration

Feel like you want to make changes in your life but, you can’t quite get them to stick? Whether you’re brand new to yoga or experienced yogi, this workshop is for you! In addition to learning the foundation and intention of basic yoga poses, Amelia will lead you through a process of self-discovery and inquiry to bring you closer to identifying what do you really, REALLY want to bring into your life. Learn how pranayama, drishti, asana, and meditation can help you manifest your intentions, bring balance into your life, increase your ability to create connections, and help you manage stress. You will leave with tools to deepen your yoga practice in class, at home, and off your mat in your daily life. Be prepared for a gentle yoga practice and bring your journal and your open heart and mind.

Register online here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=19309

Day Fifteen SFY Mindful May Challenge – #inversions Getting upside down and facing fears

day15-handstandInspired by the inversions workshop I took yesterday with Patrick Beach and Carling Nicole, I worked on handstands today.  In this pic it’s obvious I need to work on my core but, my initial focus is just to get my hips over my shoulders, and using my hips to get up instead of my legs.  Getting upside down, facing my fears, and breathing in each messy, imperfect moment…on my journey to myself.

Getting messy and real… Yogamama Meels

Day Fourteen SFY Mindful May Challenge – #discovery Art of Inversions workshop with Patrick Beach and Carling Nicole (You and the Mat – Piedmont, Oakland, CA)

day14-workshop-IGDiscovered that I still have fears of getting upside down, especially in a class or workshop setting.  My body is strong and capable but, my ego seeks perfection and hates embarrassment and failure.  I thought I was done with worrying about what others think but, then those P words show up…Perfection and Pride…when I want to get upside down.  So, I’ll keep handstanding, and I keep frog-kicking my damn ego out of the way until I get upside down into freedom.  But, ego, I won’t totally kick you to the curb…with love and compassion, I just ask you to step aside so I can get on with transforming and transmorphing into the ME I am discovering wants to be messy and free.  Thank you Patrick and Carling for the awesome inversion workshop!

And, sharing this photo…wow, I almost didn’t do it.  Instead of noticing me sandwiched between two amazing yoga teachers I saw…my middle.  And, on top of that, the featured image in the header photo zeroes in, right on my beautiful, soft 50 year-old belly.  Oh, yay! (rolling eyes)  So, I posted it anyway, in all my glory.  I’m not fat but, I’m not skinny.  I don’t have the flat tummy of my youth but, with every day I’m learning what it means to stand in my own power…my peaceful power.  So, it’s all good.  Here, I am, me being me, rockin’ my softness, my powerful thunder thighs, my 5 foot and a nickel petiteness, all baby-got-back-booty, and my winning smile.  I’m discovering that I’ve been embarrassed to love myself, like it’s arrogant or boastful.  Without comparing myself to others, without better or worse, prettier or uglier, fatter or skinnier…I commit to loving myself just because this goddess-given body is a gift to celebrate and nurture.  I love this photo…of me. 🙂

Love, light, and gratitude… Yogamama Meels