Hi, I’m Avery
Queer + Trans affirming Iyengar Yoga rooted in collective liberation
Transformative healing within and collective change are inextricably connected.
We know the old paradigms are destructive, but how to create something different, when oppressive social conditioning is woven into our nervous systems?
Classical yoga grounded in alignment based asana practice empowers us to reorganize at the root level.
Cultivate inner freedom to transform how you show up in the world!
And when we explore this work together, we are affirmed in our inherent wholeness and belonging.
I’m Avery Kalapa (they, them) a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, community weaver at Sadhana Support Collective, and a queer + trans wellness organizer; eRYT500, YACEP, BFA, with over 25 years of yoga experience.
I teach yoga in the rigorous, adaptive, somatically precise method of the Iyengar lineage through an anti-oppression framework that uplifts inner healing towards collective liberation.
I specialize in functional asana and stability, and applied yoga philosophy, an empowering approach to anatomical organization and nervous system regulation that helps people get real relief from pain, fatigue, and chronic conditions, and through embodiment, access tangible transformation in body mind and consciousness.
I support queers and other counter-culture yoga lovers to break the burn out cycle, be nourished, and spiritually powerful without bypassing the wisdom of their body and lived experience!
Eternally grateful for Avery’s yoga teachings and the profound impact they have had on my life! They demonstrate a deep understanding of yoga science and philosophy and shares infectious enthusiasm with students. Avery radiates loving kindness and shows us what is possible with committed yoga practice and an open heart!
I primarily teach asana, but not just asana for the body – asana as a conduit to explore all the aspects of yoga philosophy and more.
Come benefit from my decades of passionate, nerdy devotion!
For over 20 years, I’ve been excavating deep practice and I’ve developed a broad skill set to help you discover your yoga.
As a white, queer, non-binary, trans teacher I’m committed to justice and liberation, my offerings center queer and trans folks, outsiders, allies, change makers, people who care!
I warmly welcome Black Indigenous people of Color and am honored and appreciative to have BIPOC folks who are open to a white teacher in any of my yoga offerings and spaces.
I believe everyone, especially folks who have been left out of or turned off by mainstream yoga spaces, should have access to the revitalizing nourishment of deeply informed, classical yoga without having to code switch or assimilate.
Simply put, I helped rad, sweet people like you have a delicious, more committed, life-changing yoga practice.
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Avery is an exceptional teacher.
Having failed to find Iyengar yoga that I loved in my area, I had forgotten how much I loved and benefitted from the depth and the inspiration that only a truly committed, experienced, nurturing, social justice informed, gender competent, and down to earth teacher like Avery can offer.
If you are trans, check them out!
If you want to understand yoga as a deeply spiritual approach to caring for your body, mind, and heart – take their classes!
If you are looking for yoga informed by practices of decolonization and rooted in care for community with an awareness of the complicated history of yoga as practiced in the US – their class is for you.
the perfect present: being more present
It’s always a good season to gift the ones you love with yoga.
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Sadhana Support Collective 🌗 deep, uplifting embodied healing for QTs + counterculture yoga lovers
“Avery’s teaching weaves profound joy and deep spirituality, physical exuberance and emotional release. Their knowledge and skills are vast. They are a caring and careful teacher, always offering modifications and alert to individual needs, adapting accordingly. And, their love of – and commitment to yoga are wonderfully infectious.”
~ Christina Bristol (she/her)