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

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 



  • 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/

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


“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.” – Rumi

My teaching schedule at The Yoga Fusion in San Ramon, CA:

  • Monday 4-5pm Hour of Power – Level 1-2
  • Tuesday 5:30-7:00pm Journey into Power (new regular class)
  • Wednesday  4-5pm Hour of Power – Level 2-3
  • Thursday 12-1:15pm Yin Yoga – all levels

Note: I offer modifications for yogis of all levels during all classes


yogafusion-logoSince moving to California I’ve enjoyed taking many classes at a sweet studio close to my house and am so grateful they have made space in their schedule for me to teach!  The owners and the teachers are all so amazing and I’m so excited to join this community to share my love of power yoga at The Yoga Fusion in San Ramon, CA.

My first class will actually be this Sunday September 28th while I sub for Loan Dorst’s Sunday Morning Yoga Flow class.  I will bring my usual Baptiste journey into power flow and am looking forward to teaching it to new yogis and yoginis.

I will teach regular classes starting the first week of October as part of Groupon special. Stay tuned for more specifics soon.

If you’re in the east bay, please come flow with me this Sunday.  Sign up ahead of time here or just drop in.

Love and light,



This morning I was craving sweets and caffeine, although I THOUGHT I had slayed my sweet-tooth and had given up coffee for almost a year. Instead of giving in to these urges, I recognized that tightness in my solar plexus and a sense of desperation in my desires…all sure signs of stress. I accepted these cravings as a call for self-care, a red flag to explore what was bothering me, and an invitation to come to my mat to flow and meditate. I discovered I had been in a mode of give-give-give to others and hadn’t taken time to give myself what I needed to recharge my own batteries. I was grateful I had recognized these temptations as signs of stress and chose to feed my soul, instead of my cravings.


For me, the holidays have historically been stressful due to a multitude of birthdays landing smack during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. But, my yoga practice and meditation have taught me to notice my tendency to CREATE more stress by expecting perfection from throwing unforgettable birthday experiences for my daughter, mother, husband and dad within a 19-day period, along with preparing exquisite holiday meals when hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas. Yes, that’s a lot of events in a short timespan but, I’ve learned it’s really the expectations and the adjectives that throw me into a tailspin.


As a result of my yoga and meditation practice the actual events that occur don’t necessarily change but, my perception and my way of being is transformed from feeling hectic to just celebrating another holiday season. I come back to myself, choosing my behavior and reactions to be grounded and centered in my truth, rather than feeling unstable when letting my emotions be defined by the reactions or approval of others. I’ve identified that my emotional earthquake is when I try to impress and please others because I desperately want their praise. There’s a freedom in knowing that now because I can catch myself before the ground starts trembling under me. What’s your emotional earthquake? Pin down what puts you on shaky ground then choose your path of solid foundation instead.


We can trip ourselves up by believing that life is supposed to be hunky-dory, then when life throws us a curve ball we think “What did I do to make this go wrong?” or “Woe is me…”, which just adds to our suffering. Let go of the delusion that life is supposed to be grand, perfect, easy and fair. Instead accept each moment as if it was supposed to be, exactly as it is, and, let go of that habit of self-inflicted emotional-flogging…be gentle with yourself. The reality of life can be hard to accept sometimes but, with practice and changing your mindset to let go of expecting what is “supposed to be” of others and of yourself, your daily journey can take on an ease and lightness with each step.


About self-inflicted emotional flogging…break the habit of wallowing in emotional yuck and press that eject button. “Mayday, mayday! I’m drowning in my own stupid drama! Eject! Eject!” Catch yourself in the act of flogging, get out, and laugh at yourself that you went there (again?) Avoid the double-flogging: “I can’t believe I got stuck in my own dramatic yuck again!!”. Yeah, don’t go there. Let your shallow breath or negative thoughts remind you to get a grip “on just the facts, Stan” and delete the dramatic tone in your voice and body language. Being dramatic can be a craving too. It can be addictive and alluring and a tough habit to break.


Make a habit of engaging in activities that make your soul sing and you will feel more centered and become less vunerable to emotional earthquakes, self-criticism, and drama. Give yourself permission to make yourself happy. Give yourself permission to make yourself happy. Intentional repetition added for emphasis because some of us (yes, including me) really need to hear this loud and clear. CHOOSE to make your heart smile and feed your soul with compassion and love. Take a yoga class, sit and meditate, journal, walk your dog, sing or dance like no one is watching, get lost in an artsy creative project, or immerse yourself in a nerdy, mad scientist invention. Create balance in your life and turn your soul on by paying attention to what makes your breath and body relax. It may take practice. It may take breaking habits and thought-patterns. It may seem like a miracle or a complete transformation. But, anything is possible with your intentions and determination.

20131125-132720.jpgUMM…THE HOLIDAYS?

Stress can crop up daily but yes, what comes up during the holidays can run the gamut, right? It can be that special (spoken with that sarcastic SNL accent) time of year requiring pulling up our rooted boot straps and fortifying ourselves with more food for our soul. The stuff to do, stuff to buy, stuff you can’t afford, the family drama, travel headaches, long lines everywhere. The holidays can be the ultimate test to how well we can handle all kinds of stress. Just remember, the holiday season is just a bunch of days on the calendar. It comes every year. Notice if you’re making more meaning out of what’s happening during each holiday occasion and flip your thoughts towards the positive. Consider changing or deleting one holiday “ritual” which throws you off your game. Shop online instead of in person. Make gifts instead of buying them, maybe writing a thoughtful poem or making an ornament. Let the gift come from the heart and let it be less about money. Host a potluck instead of a full-on spread prepared by yourself. I know changing holiday rituals can seem stressful or even sacrilege but, just consider the possibility and try it. The relief you experience may be worth that scary step. I don’t have all or really any answers for how you can manage holiday stress but, YOU have the answers for yourself. Tune in, be still, and listen. And, know you always have one of the simplest, most powerful balance-restoring tools at your beckon call: just breathe…