You’re up for deep practice, but not into the BS.
You want to have a deeper, more committed practice – but it can be hard to ﬁnd yoga that actually works with your body- not against it – so that you can experience the empowering strength and stability, pain relieving anatomical alignment, energizing clarity, somatic release, and embodied healing that really addresses the stress, fatigue, and mind-body challenges you face.
There are so many folks – maybe you are one – who are hungry to explore the full system of classical yoga in a way that uplifts their values around social change, collective healing, and how to integrate their physical practice with the rest of life. I am here for you.
Imagine feeling completely at peace with who you are.
Appreciative of your incredible body and all the amazing things it can do and feel, compassionate towards yourself and all you’ve been through, that brought you to this point.
What would it feel like to let go of the layers of armor, to soften and be seen, to play and explore freely, the inner and outer wilderness?
To feel rooted in your truth, tender and fully alive? And to know deeply, that whenever challenges come, you’re connected to your inner strength and guidance.I so want this for you – to have a deep, committed yoga practice that nourishes you on every level, and empowers all the ways you show up.
All people, especially folks who have been left
out of or turned of by mainstream yoga
spaces, should have access to the revitalizing
nourishment of deeply informed, classical yoga
that goes beyond fitness, without having
to code switch or assimilate in order to practice.
This stability-centered approach to asana supports dynamic strength, supple autonomous movement, inner body length, and nervous system regulation.
Come explore structural reorganization and right relationship in your joints. Rebuild the neutral curves and fluid movement of the spine, and explore integrative core and pelvic floor health to globally decompress your body and clear out residual pain and fatigue. The physical entry point of asana allows for safe, effective mental, emotional, and energetic alignment, and profound spiritual connection.
We practice to reorganize our bodies and minds, nervous systems, patterns. Such practice makes healing within and the collective, tangible.
I teach asana as the ground from which we can explore and embody all eight limbs of Patanjali’s system. The sutras provide rich inspiration and guidance for embodied anti-oppression work. Yoga, a healing practice rooted in liberation, fortiﬁes our ability to not only survive, but thrive amidst systemic oppression. Some of our greatest joy, vitality, strength and wisdom is rooted in reclaiming the parts of us systemic oppression has tried to conquer, and dismantling the ways we perpetuate inherited patterns of harm. Committed yoga practice can empower this integration.
We all have social conditioning that keeps us stuck in old patterns. We replicate internalized oppression that affects our sense of self, and our relationships. We often blame ourselves for the ways we struggle, as we cope with intergenerational trauma, late stage capitalism, and being alive in a pivotal time on the planet. We use yoga as a playful laboratory to heal from the past. We develop our capacity for staying joyfully engaged. We reclaim a sense of wholeness and belonging.
But the biggest highlight is to work with my beloved students, and witness their brave, committed practice and incredible transformative wins. I am honored to explore this work together, and constantly inspired by the beauty,meaning,and emerging possibilities we continue to discover together.
A few career
I was a featured model and yoga teacher in the Adidas + Wanderlust Summer 2019 Collection, and received a grant from Adidas to produce Yoga for All: a Healing Justice Immersion. I delivered a speech in tribute to Geeta Iyengar at the 2019 USA Iyengar Yoga Convention in Dallas, and also spoke at the 2018 Centenary Celebrations in Pune, India honoring BKS Iyengar.
A lifelong artist, I have had the honor of performing in Topsy Turvy Queer Circus and BUST shows, and I did the illustrations for pelvic ﬂoor yoga expert Leslie Howard’s book, Pelvic Liberation. I painted a large artwork of Guruji that was signed by Geetaji and Prashantji that now hangs in the new Iyengar Yoga Center in Mumbai. Since 2017 I have been a core organizer for ABQ Queer Trans Community Yoga. In 2019 they helped create the Reclaim Pride Yoga Challenge. In 2020 I was a organized a free Queer Trans Community Yoga 6 Month Guest Teacher Series featuring trans and non-binary primarily BIPOC teachers, thanks to a grant ABQ QTCY received from the Trans Justice Funding Project.
I’ve had the true treat to teach many magical workshops, retreats, private sessions, and thousands of classes! I provide low cost and free speciality classes in gender afﬁrming yoga to queer, enby and trans folks, and offer inclusivity guidance and training for allies.
“Avery has always made me feel at ease in their classes. As a genderqueer person, this has not always been the case in typical yoga spaces. Avery creates an environment of growth through their direction and presence. One that encourages me to challenge myself, working with my body, not against it, with gentle reminders to stay present.”
Patti Bilbro (she/ her)