Sometimes a short morning stretch is just what the body and mind needs to wake up and start your day with intention and gratitude. My latest audio recording lets you mindfully move right from the comfort of your bed or on your yoga mat.
This practice includes mindful breathing, attention on gently stretching the back and whole body including the ankles, feet, and toes. This is a yoga for beginners sequence, or anyone wanting to move the body slowly and gently. Give it a try! It might become part of your daily routine to start your day feeling grateful for your body, mind, and your life.
Determination to see the sunset is my magic. Trusting in Spirit keeps hope afloat. ✨✨✨
How to stay positive and keep the faith when life seems like a shit-show? Seeing the atrocities in Afghanistan or clashes over Covid or feeling overwhelmed by daily everyday challenges, could tempt me to escape reality, and just say f*ck it!
Here’s where yoga is your super power:
Take a breath.
Activate your inner warrior.
Set your gaze on one spot, literally look at one spot.
Keep breathing until the pissed-off, “seeing red” state of mind shifts from heat-hot to neutral-cool…until your vision becomes clear.
Harness that passionate energy, fueled by your reaction to injustices and disappointments, and channel it towards making a difference, to propel an action which serves a purpose.
Spiritual Activist Ideas?
Educate yourself and others.
What is your authentic way of speaking your truth and letting your spiritual warrior shine the light on what you feel needs to be noticed and awakened?
At the very least, this intentional pause can prevent regretful words or behaviors. Practice #ahimsa . Do no harm. 🙏🏽
Yoga to Calm the Nervous System and Relax the Body.
Tune into my Spiritually Fit Yoga podcast for Season 6: Intro to Yoga series. Today’s episode is part one of five, introducing the five master elements of nature combined with a gentle yoga sequence. The five master elements are Space, Air, Fire, Water, Earth. Over the next five weeks I will offer you a class based on the featured element of nature. I recommend repeating the 30 minute class daily to observe and integrate into your awareness. This Intro to Yoga series is designed for beginners and for anyone wanting a slow, gentle practice following a basic introduction of yoga techniques and yoga philosophy.
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: email@example.com
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.
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.”
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.
This class is for anyone having these questions or thoughts:
* What is yoga? What are the different styles? What is the best class for me? * I’m feeling so lost in class and I wish I knew what I was doing. * I’m so intimidated that I’m afraid to try a class! * If I have injuries can I take a class without hurting myself? * I have stepped away from yoga and I’d love a refresher class to jump-start my practice. * I have questions about yoga but, haven’t felt comfortable asking them during a group class.