10 Poses in 10 Minutes

Warning Yoga can lead to greater Health & Happiness! 

Basic tune up poses you can do  in 10 minutes

  1. Walking around on your toes
  2. Hands on thighs doing knee circles both directions
  3. Hip circles both directions
  4. Lower body stead fast upper body and arms turning and swinging side to side. Start slow and gradually increase speed. Tapping your back hand on your kidney area and front hand on upper far reaching chest.
  5. Root the bottom half of your body down into the earth like the roots of tree. Open you palms and lift your arms up to the sky. Repeat in unison with your breath.
  6. Shoulder flossing front to back. Then back to front with a soft relaxed face!
  7. Anchor the bottom half of your body and extend your torso long. Lift your shoulders up and claps you hand behind your back. Move your forearms from side to side and up and down in a way that feels expansive and good!
  8. Skiers pose. That one that helps you find freedom and ease in your lower back.
  9. Stand by the wall of chair and place one hand on the wall.  Wrap a yoga strap around your foot and lift your foot behind you. Good counter thigh stretch.
  10.  Lay on your back holding your shins and gently roll left to right and front to back.

If anything doesn’t feel good or right stop and we will review live and in person!

Lolly Font and Patricia Becker co-teach Thursday July 14th 9:30 am

The very popular and vibrant 81 years young Lolly Font will co-teach with Patricia Becker Thursday July 14th  9:30am -11am at Avalon Yoga Studio 370 S. California Ave, Palo Alto. You will get your muscles awake & lubricated with Patricia, and then learn “Yoga for the Hands” with Lolly!  Lolly has been teaching Iyengar based Yoga for 38 years.  Patricia is a certified Anusara Inspired Yoga teacher. Bring a friend

Healthy Precious Days


Patricia Becker Saturday, May 7, 2011  10:30 – 12:00+ $15

To register call 650-493-6072 or Yoga For Gardeners
Learn balanced body techniques helpful for gardening. We will practice poses to align and care for your shoulders, knees, hips and back. Learn to sit and stand and move with greater ease. Anusara Yoga begins with a good attitude, then alignment, then action. It is based on the life-enhancing and affirming Universal Principles of Alignment. Join us for the fitness and fun! Meet at Common Ground with your yoga mat or big bath towel. We will walk over to the nearby park.
Patricia is a certified Anusara Inspired Yoga Teacher and is the Center Director at Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center.


The Wise Woman’s Stone

A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.

“I’ve been thinking,” he said, “I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me something more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone.

Give a friend a gift certificate to yoga classes. Treat yourself a precious gift of yoga with your community!  Join us Tuesday at Avalon Yoga at 9:30 am December 28th as I’ll teaching for my friend Chrissy Graham.  Grow with ease from the inside out with yoga asanas every Thursdays at 9:30 am at Avalon Yoga.

Yoga For Gardeners

Yoga for Gardeners
A Workshop with Patricia Becker

Sunday, August 15
1:30 – 4:30 pm

Nurture your body, heart and soul – and learn how to care for your back and body with the best poses for gardeners.

Yoga, just like gardening, teaches us patience, humility, and love. Practice connecting to your breath to raise your awareness of this powerful healing method is always available to you, free of charge.

Bring a friend and a favorite gardening success or humorous story.  Beginners and experienced yogis are all welcome. The Workshop will be accompanied by live music by Herb Moore, playing the guitar, flute, bells, and whistles!

Patricia Becker Biography

Patricia Becker is the Center Director of the epitomally “Green” Common Ground Organic Garden Supply and Education Center, an influential Palo Alto non-profit. In the last six years she has immersed herself in Anusara Yoga since, just like gardening, yoga is life affirming and enhancing. You can learn more about Patricia by visiting her Website/Blog, Feel Better Now.

Patricia is a Macrobiotic Nutritional Consultant who sprinkles her Workshops and Thursday morning Avalon classes with fun food facts. Her workshops and yoga classes are both playful and meaningful – and edible gifts from the garden are included!

Price: $45 in Advance or $55 the Day of the Event, if any openings remain.

To register for Yoga for Gardeners, drop by Avalon or call or email us with payment information:
650.324.2517  or     email: info@avalonyoga.com