Happy New Year!!! January 2021 schedule!

Looking forward to get back to teaching in 2021! Here’s my schedule the week of January 4th: (time zone Pacific Standard Time)

  • Monday 530-630pm Zoom Baptiste Power Vinyasa – book here
  • Monday 830-9pm Mindful Monday Yoga Nidra livestream on Insight Timer. Join here
  • Tuesday 430-530PM Zoom Vinyasa for Just Be Yoga – book here
  • Wednesday 530-630pm Zoom Deep Flow – book here

See you on your mat!!!

Amelia Andaleon

Warrior Pose at sunset on
Mount Diablo – Danville, CA

Yoga with me this week!

Social distance class opportunities are opening up! Zoom classes continue for those who prefer that option. Hope to see you on your mat!!! 🙏🏽💓 Amelia

I’m teaching outdoors for Just Be Yoga in Danville, silent disco style! Wearing headphones, students will hear my voice and music without disturbing nearby businesses or residents. Book at myjustbeyoga.com or on the JBY app.

I am teaching my first INDOOR class at Baptiste Power Yoga San Francisco! Very limited class at 10% capacity. All of us wearing masks, me and the students. Wed 5-6pm and yes it will be a HOT power vinyasa class! Book at baptistepoweryogasf.com or on the BPYSF app.

Friday morning at 815am I’m teaching Power Vinyasa outdoors at Emerald Glen Park for Joya Yoga Dublin. Book at joyayoga.com or on the Joya app.

And, my Tuesday community classes continue with a max of 6 students on my yoga deck. On deck spots fill up quickly. I teach a simultaneous zoom class. More deets at this link here.

CREATE YOUR SACRED LIFE ON PURPOSE – A NEW YEAR’S WORKSHOP TO GET YOUR LIFE ON TRACK!

purple-rainI’m EXCITED to offer another workshop to lead you down the path of self-discovery to create your sacred life! “Sacred” in the sense that your experience of life holds personal meaning, reverence, and importance to you; that you move through life in a way that your actions and your words are intentional and authentic; that there is no doubt that what you offer this world is presented with your personal, sacred stamp. 
 I always appreciate doing this work myself because I can find myself distracted, derailed by my life’s obligations, or I simply lose sight of my drishti, my point of focus.  When I lose my drishti, I find myself making decisions and choosing behaviors which feel messy and stressful…I lose connection to my “true north.”
This workshop will support your desire to recalibrate your inner compass and take aim towards your goals, dreams and desires. If you don’t know where you are right now, and you don’t know where you want to go, it can leave you feeling lost, aimless, and flailing…and frankly that just sucks, and can be an unsatisfying way of living. Adding focus and clarity, and direction in life offers a sense of reassured calm and can ease anxiety and depression, especially if you think “How did I get here?  Where am I going?  I’m tired of going through life feeling like a zombie. I’m tired of feeling like I’m running on a hamster wheel…getting nowhere.  I’m tired of feeling tired.”  I’ve asked myself these questions and the tools I’m offering you in this workshop give you the opportunity to experience transformation and “a-has” during the workshop and most importantly, after the workshop to keep yourself on track.
I’m also excited to offer this workshop because it provides an opportunity to ignite your creativity and fuel any projects, ideas, or “callings” you may have.  Is there an idea you’ve shelved because you just don’t know what to do with it or something you feel like you’re being pulled to do and things just aren’t quite falling into place?  Through setting aside this time to attend to your budding ideas, you will energize opportunities and possibilities for anything!
This two-hour workshop will awaken your sacred warrior, fuel your creative juices, and get you in conversation with your wise, inner teacher.  Expect some gentle yoga, meditation, and yoga nidra (yogic sleep.) Each participant will receive a journal and pen.
Please join me Saturday January 14, 2017 2-4pm at The Yoga Fusion in San Ramon http://theyogafusion.com.
Cost: $25 with advance purchase, $30 day of event. Results: PRICELESS!
Love and light,
Amelia Andaleon
360-808-0074

SCHEDULE UPDATES FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14th

  • Monday (7:45-8:15am) Greenbrook Kids Yoga Club in the MPR (for Greenbrook K-5 students and their parents/siblings only)
  • Monday (8:25-9:15am) 45 minute Adult yoga at Greenbrook in the MPR (all-levels class open to the public)
  • Tuesday (5:30-6:45pm) Moving into Flow – Yoga for Strength and Presence (aka Baptiste Journey into Power) – The Yoga Fusion in San Ramon
  • Thursday (5:00-6:00pm) Hot Power Yoga (subbing this week)– Baptiste Yoga San Francisco
  • Friday (9:30-10:30am) Hot Power Yoga – Baptiste Yoga San Francisco
  • Friday (12-1:00pm) Hot Power Yoga – Baptiste Yoga San Francisco

Private yoga and reiki sessions with me also available.

More about The Yoga Fusion in San Ramon http://theyogafusion.com
More about Baptiste Yoga San Francisco (in the Presidio) http://baptisteyogasf.com

Join my meetup group! http://www.meetup.com/Spiritually-Fit-Yoga-Meetup/

ALMOST SOLD OUT! OCT 8 RESTORATIVE YOGA, REIKI, MUSIC AT THE YOGA FUSION SAN RAMON

Saturday October 8th 7-9pm – Restorative yoga, Energy healing, Live music with me and Carl John (“CJ”) at The Yoga Fusion in San Ramon, CA 

Master the art of resting.  I will lead you into restorative yoga poses, CJ will soothe with his soulful voice and guitar, and we will both offer reiki.  REM is a popular event.  Sign up now to grab your spot…and expect to be blissed out.

Tickets available not at theyogafusion.com

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Day Eighteen SFY Mindful May Challenge – Practicing yoga at home #homepractice #yogaspace

day18-yogaspace-2day18-yogaspace-1One of the easiest ways to bring more attention and time to your home practice is dedicating a space for yoga and meditation.  Choose a space big enough for your yoga mat, a meditation cushion, maybe some props and an object to focus on during meditation.  It can be a candle, a buddha, or a picture.  Just something that reminds you to feed your soul and lets you practice drishti, which is focusing your gaze during your yoga or meditation practice.

I have a corner in my bedroom which is oriented east and west.  In the morning I face east and move my buddha in front of me, and in the evening I place my mat facing west, and move the buddha and candle against the wall.

If you have a pet, and your pet is calm, you may find they love your yoga space too…in my case, Paco makes for a convenient and relaxing prop. 🙂

And, a tip for parents…if you have young kids in the house, invite them into your yoga space and teach them that it’s a place of reverence and quiet.  Invite them to sit with you and maybe chant OM.  This is a great thing before bed.  I taught my daughter at a young age to respect my yoga space.  When I first created it she thought it looked fun and wanted to play with my props and statues but, she quickly learned that these were for looking at with our eyes, to help bring quiet and peace into my yoga and meditation practice.  When she sees me meditating she will sometimes just step in quietly and sit next to me…it’s awesome. 🙂

Create your yoga space to increase your awareness and mindfulness to your yoga practice and meditation practice.  Notice how much just SEEING your yoga mat and your decorated yoga space gently invites you to take your seat.  Namaste… – Yogamama Meels

 

Day Seventeen SFY Mindful May Challenge – #smile

day15-smileI’ve recently been teaching to more and more beginner yogis and I love when I ask them to smile during their struggle and their intense, scrunched up faces break into a laugh. There’s focus on breath (Prana), gaze (drishti) and the alignment in each pose (asana) but, I love to invite levity, light, and the ability to let yourself struggle, fall, get messy, and laugh…then start again with breath and intention.

Today I laughed at myself in this pose as I TRIED to get my foot in the crook of my elbow, then I looked at this photo feeling AMUSED at how much further I need to go in this pose. But, I can still remember when I couldn’t even reach my foot or balance at all in this pose, like some of my new students in today’s class.

So, I smiled because this pose feels so damn good for my hips, hip flexor, hamstring, and shoulder.  And, how I felt is really all that matters…not whether or not I can reach into the full expression of the pose.  Today, THIS was my full expression of this pose! I smiled because I was outdoors feeling the breeze on my skin. I smiled because Paco, my sweet yoga dog was nearby…again…waiting for me to toss him the frisbee. And, I smiled noticing how I’ve transformed from feeling frustrated with my body to really enjoying and accepting my body, as it is, taking every pose along the way in this beautiful lifelong yoga journey.

Of course, I’ll still imagine that my foot is going to hook into my elbow, and keep smiling on my way there. 😘

I see the hope in you, the hope in me, the hope in all things. Namaste 🙏
Love and laughter…Yogamama Meels

Day Sixteen SFY Mindful May Challenge – #patience Wheel Pose – Urdhva Dhanurasana

day16-wheel-IG It’s yoga practice, not yoga perfection.

Before my car accident almost two years ago I was FINALLY making progress in wheel.  It was always a challenge for me but, I was finally finding freedom and ease in this pose.  THEN…just after a seemingly minor fender bender, I found myself struggling in my practice, especially in child’s pose.  I was wincing with sharp pain just moving my left arm a teensiest bit in any direction.  Starting from a place of tightness already, my shoulder went from stiff to frozen…yes, the dreaded frozen shoulder.  And, almost two years later I’m amazed at how challenging it has been to get mobility into my shoulder joint capsule.  BUT!  I’m making progress!  I honestly questioned if I could ever do wheel again and in the last few months I’ve been able to attempt it without pain.  Still some stiffness but, no swearing or wincing.  So, I’m documenting my latest attempt, using my blocks and noticing how I can want to reach my heart closer to the wall and my head closer to my biceps. And, those feet! Yup, this yoga teacher knows those feet and hips need to rotate in towards my True North.  Patience…I know I need you but, sometimes you’re a royal pain in…the shoulder!  LOL

Love and laughter…Yogamama Meels

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