Amelia Pudoff is an Oakland native. She grew up studying ballet with Ron Guidi, eating Loard’s ice cream, and riding her bike around the Glenview neighborhood.
While attending college in Santa Cruz she began her yoga practice. Amelia did a 200 hour teacher training course with Yoga to the People in 2011 and then study prenatal and postpartum yoga at Yoga Garden, both located in San Francisco. She is currently studying with Donald Moyer at The Yoga Room in Berkeley, CA, pursuing her 500 hour certification. Amelia teaches diverse moving classes influenced by the teaching style of BKS Iyengar. Classes are challenging with a range of modifications to accommodate all levels. ‘There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way’ Buddha.
7:30-8:30am Great Western Power Co. Climbing Gym 12:30-1:30pm Energy Recovery Corporate Class
Single or Group Sessions Yoga classes tailored to your needs in the studio, home, or workplace. Contact me by phone (510.434.6496) or email. $65 and up.
Classes are athletic and challenging with a range of modifications to accommodate all levels. Amelia teaches diverse classes influenced by the teaching style of BKS Iyengar. Some poses (asana) are done individually and sustained while others are linked together to explore agility and body awareness. She incorporates some study of specific breath work (pranayama) as well.
Prenatal yoga is a supportive way to practice yoga poses (asana) and breath work (pranayama) safely while pregnant. This yoga is done at a slower pace to ensure safety and stability of the body and build strength, all while creating more space for your baby to grow. Prenatal yoga can help with the discomforts of pregnancy such as constipation, sciatic, lower back pain, and fatigue while aiding with digestion, circulation, sleep, pressure on the pelvic floor, and even the labor process. Postpartum yoga is an amazing way to ease back into your yoga practice after birth taking the proper steps towards rebuilding your body’s strength safely. Babies are always welcome, pre-crawling works best. Classes are a great place for exchanging ideas and tips and letting your baby met other babies. Amelia is always honored to take a turn holding your baby if they want. It’s a good idea to wait four weeks after a vaginal birth and six weeks after a Cesarian section before joining the class.
Restorative yoga is a great way to take the time to relax and rest deeply and more completely. It is open to students of all levels. Restorative yoga can have many health benefits such as reducing blood pressure, aiding in healthy digestion, and releasing muscle tension and general fatigue. Poses are held for longer periods of time with the assistance of props (blankets, bolsters, blocks, you name it!). It is recommended to wear layers and socks for comfort and to bring an eye pillow if you have one. Amelia has trained with many great teachers such as Judith Lasater and JinSung and is excited about hosting a space that encourages people to chill out and take a break from the hectic every day life. During the practice Amelia shares insights on the poses, assists with the set up, and leaves quiet space for you to see what comes up from within.