Free zoom classes this week: Baptiste Power Vinyasa and Deep Flow.

It’s Day 35/40 of following “40 Days to Personal Revolution” by Baron Baptiste! This week’s theme is TRIUMPH and for our final week we are requested to practice 90 minutes a day.

SCHEDULE CHANGE 5-630pm:

For this week my Monday Feb 15th Baptiste Power Vinyasa and Wednesday Feb 17th Deep Flow zoom classes will move to 5pm and will be 90 minutes long. Book your spot here.

After you register you will receive a zoom link 15 minutes before class.

To receive notifications about my virtual zoom and outdoor classes (soon to resume) follow me here: https://app.ubindi.com/Amelia.Andaleon

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!!! ūüôŹūüŹĹūüíď 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.

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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Advice from a tree

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Advice from a Tree

Stand up tall and proud.
Sink your roots into the earth.
Be content with your natural beauty.
Go out on a limb.
Drink plenty of water.
Remember your roots.
Enjoy the view!

~Ilan Shamir

Aum ~ Peace ~ Amen

SUNDAY MAY 15 NOON FREE/DONATION-BASED CLASS AT OFF THE GRID PRESIDIO PICNIC IN SAN FRANCISCO

Take a fun, outdoor yoga class from me and my dear friend and fellow Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher, Pilar Caso at the Off the Grid Presidio in San Francisco Sunday May 15th 12-1pm.   This is a free class offered by Baptiste Yoga San Francisco with donations benefitting Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Bay Area.

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Day Nine SFY Mindful May Challenge – Prasarita with shoulder opener #SFYMindfulMay

day9-shouldersday9-shoulders-2Day 9 ‚Äst Start standing in prasarita, wide-legged foward fold, and clasp your hands behind your back or grab a strap, gently pulling the strap apart about shoulder width. Breathe your heart open, shoulders down, root down into your tadasana legs and feet, then hinge at the hips, folding forward with a long spine.¬† Let your arms or strap come away from your body towards the ground.¬† Hold for five breaths, gently squeezing the shoulder blades together.¬† Keep the neck long with the shoulders down from the ears.

Photo note: to take these photos I set up my self-timer on my Nikon D7000.¬† Unfortunately, my blooper was not caught on camera.¬† In the bottom photo where I was reaching my arms towards the ground, my wrists reached Paco’s back and I completely somersaulted and landed on top of him…which he loved! LOL

Yogamama Meels

Day Five SFY Mindful May Challenge – Shoulder opener with a strap

day5-shouldersDay 5 ‚Äď grab a strap, gently pulling the strap apart to create some tension as you bring the strap behind your back. Breathe through the sticky spots as you stretch through your shoulder joints. Softly engage your core and adjust your tailbone to avoid overarching your lower back. Bring the hands closer on the strap with each rep as your shoulders open up. Be mindful of your posture and keeping your arms straight as you bring the strap above and behind your back. Do this pose ‚Äústanding‚ÄĚ on your knees, or release tension in the arches of your feet by tucking the toes, sitting on your heels and coming into a toe squat. Do as many reps as you like…enjoy!

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