TEACHING MY LAST YOGA CLASS IN PORT ANGELES

June 24th Tuesday 6:30pm I’ll be teaching my last power yoga class in Port Angeles before we move. As always, I will bring my love and light to my students and try not to be a blubbering mess as I get closer to leaving our cherished Olympic Peninsula home. Port Angeles will always be an incredibly beautiful place in my heart and I will definitely be back to visit…or maybe even move back some day. ūüôā To all my yoga students I am so grateful you shared your yoga practice with me and for letting me witness your growth, power and peace.

With my heart full of love…namaste,
Yogamama Meels ūüôā

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9:15AM MORNING POWER YOGA AT KULA YOGA STUDIO IN PORT ANGELES, WA

morningpoweryogaKula Yoga Studio is under new ownership and I’m back teaching morning power yoga at 9:15 Wednesdays and Fridays. ¬†You can also sign up and pay for classes ahead of time using Mind Body at the Kula Yoga Studio schedule page.

For my complete schedule click here.

Looking forwarding to seeing you morning power yogis at Kula Yoga!!

Love and light,
Amelia

WARNING: YOGA HAS BEEN KNOWN TO CAUSE HEALTH AND HAPPINESS

YES I’M MOVING BUT, I’M STILL TEACHING!! CHECK OUT MY SCHEDULE IN PORT ANGELES!

I’m just back from another Baptiste yoga teacher training and am lit up with that yoga fire in my belly, heart and soul! And, I’m so happy to be back in Port Angeles to share my love of yoga and connect with my amazing students! Here is my schedule for this week!

And, for tax day get your booty on the mat to de-stress after getting all that paperwork finally done or just letting it go that you’ve filed for an extension (like I did.) I’d LOVE to SEE you…come to class!! xoxo – Yogamama Meels ūüėČ

  • Tuesday 4/15 12-12:50 at Kula Yoga (128 E. Front St. Port Angeles, WA)
  • Tuesday 4/15 6:30-7:30pm at the Y (302 S Francis St Port Angeles, WA)
  • Thursday 4/17 12-12:50 at the Y (302 S. Francis St. Port Angeles, WA

COED YOGA RETREAT

Due to the request from several guys I’m offering a coed yoga event instead of another women’s yoga retreat. SUNDAY MAY 18TH 10AM-3PM at Kula Yoga in Port Angeles.

We will workshop more advanced poses like handstands then incorporate them into our 90 min power yoga practice. A healthy, tasty, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free lunch will be served. We will end with a 60 min. yin yoga practice and yoga nidra. You will leave feeling powerful, relaxed and renewed. I really hope you can make this fun and challenging event…and invite your friends!

Space is limited so PLEASE RSVP by MAY 2nd. Your $30 deposit will reserve your spot.

For questions or to RSVP, please email me at amelia@spirituallyfityoga.com or call me at 360-808-0074360-808-0074.

TEACHING AT THE JFFA FESTIVAL!!

Take a fun festival yoga class with me during the most amazing small town music festival in the nation! I LOVE the Juan de Fuca Festival in Port Angeles! Never been? Well, come over during Memorial Day weekend and be prepared to be blown away by the lineup, the small, intimate venues, and lots of dancing! I’ll be starting your mornings with some fun, stretchy, juicy yoga on Saturday 5/24 and Sunday 5/25. Check out the amazing lineup at http://jffa.org.

PRIVATE CLASSES

I’m also still teaching private yoga classes. Just email me at amelia@spirituallyfityoga.com or call me at 360-808-0074360-808-0074. AND…yes, I’m still moving to CA but, I’m teaching until we leave in July.

Peace out yogis!

YOGA EVENT TO BENEFIT PHILIPPINE TYPHOON VICTIMS

WHO: Yoga Instructor Amelia Andaleon will lead a Healing Flow and meditation to benefit the relief efforts in the Philippines after being struck by super typhoon Haiyan on November 8, 2013.

WHAT: This gentle class will be one hour followed by a short meditation, then socializing with light refreshments. Kula Yoga Studio is donating its space for this event and volunteers from the filipino community are providing snacks. Suggested donation is $10 and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Philippine Red Cross.

WHERE: This yoga event will be held at Kula Yoga at 128 E. Front St. in downtown Port Angeles.

WHEN: Sunday November 24th, 3-5pm.¬†¬†If you’d like to make a donation but, can’t ¬†join us for yoga, please stop by after 4:15.

WHY: To generate healing energy to those affected by this super typhoon through a community yoga practice, to create an opportunity to gather together for those looking for ways to help, and to raise awareness and funds to help those in need in the typhoon-stricken areas of the Philippines.

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SHOWING GRATITUDE THROUGH FLOW, BREATH, AND INTENTION

Gratitude is trending right now, through many 30-days-of-gratitude challenges during November, or counting your blessings after being impacted by tragic news such as the devastating loss in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan devoured 10,000+ lives.

I am participating in this month’s gratitude challenge and also making my own small effort to raise funds and awareness towards¬†helping the Philippines. Starting tonight through December, I will donate¬†my teacher wages¬†earned during all my classes taught at Kula Yoga in Port Angeles to charity. As a dollar figure, it may not amount to a large sum of money, but, making this simple dedication and intention towards relief efforts feels right to me. ¬†And, if I can touch just one person’s heart to consider giving a little something then I will help contribute to that ripple effect of being part of a larger movement to help those in need.

In my yoga teaching and practice, to honor those that have left us, I will celebrate life, and be even more grateful for the gift of movement, breath and being present with my loved ones.

Namaste,
Amelia

IT IS WHAT IT IS

header1.jpgSometimes I hear students say they don’t do a particular yoga pose well or good and, I remind them that they are exactly where they are supposed to be, as their body allows, in that moment. Sure, being mindful of correct alignment is important but, how far you go into a pose does not translate to doing it good or bad. In a yoga class I really like to eliminate words of judgment as it relates to anyone’s yoga practice. One of the most effective life lessons I gain from yoga is eliminating the element of comparison, which really is the basis for most of our judging. If I see a photo in Yoga Journal of someone getting into dancer’s pose, with their back arched beautifully and their toe almost grazing their head, I admire how THEIR body looks in dancer’s pose. My toe in dancer’s pose nowhere approaches the crown of my head but, my body is still experiencing the benefits of balancing, focusing, opening and lengthening. I’m rockin’ MY dancer’s pose because I’m being mindful, aware and letting it be what it is, in that moment.

To really do the yoga, accept your body where it lands. As you inhale, breathe in compassion, exhale resistance, then hold the pose or transition further or back off; all the while thinking “it is what it is.” No judgment. No criticism. No comparing. No negativity. When you are mindful of your body, thoughts, and emotions in a pose, then you’re rockin’ your yoga poses perfectly.

Have a free and easy Labor Day weekend my yogi friends…namaste,
Amelia

SUGGESTED READING: THE FOUR AGREEMENTS BY DON MIGUEL RUIZ

During my Baron Baptiste yoga teacher training, “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz was often referred to as a guide to living with integrity. I started re-reading this book today and found the words helpful, inspiring, and soothing, so I wanted to share this with you.¬†When we take our yoga practice into our lives, off the mat, the yoga truly starts working and taking root inside our entire being.

THE FOUR AGREEMENTS

  • BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD
  • DON’T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY
  • DON’T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS
  • ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST

Sending you light and love…namaste,
Amelia

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