Amelia Barili


In an effort to assist our larger community in these challenging times, THESE WORKSHOPS ARE GOING TO BE TAUGHT ONLINE VIA ZOOM FOR FREE. WE WANT ALL OF YOU TO HAVE ACCESS TO THEM.

We will see how the pandemic evolves and how Amelia can accommodate the Saturday workshops with other academic commitments this Fall as faculty at UCB. Below are links for registration for the virtual workshops for Saturday September 19.  There are two links for each Saturday, one for the morning session and one for the afternoon session. The morning session is always in Spanish. Here are the links:

IMPORTANT: Zoom has again updated their system for security. Zoom now requires that you register in advance for any meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Saturday September 19

At 11 am (en Español)

Cultivar Paz

At 3pm (in English)

Strengthening your respiratory system and cultivating inner peace

See you there.

Each week Amelia will create new links just for each of the two free virtual workshops that Saturday. These are measures to try to preserve privacy and security while keeping the workshops open to all.

Please feel free to circulate these links among relatives and friends who you feel might benefit from learning these easy and effective practices to lower anxiety and boost their health and healing.

Attendees do not need to have a zoom account to participate in the meeting. Just find in Zoom the instructions to download the app. Then use the link above to register to attend the workshop for free.

Each session will include effective practices to boost your immune system, strengthen your respiratory system and to help you let go of fear, anxiety and depression. Anyone can practice these techniques regardless of age.

If you practice them everyday, they will help you develop resilience to Covid-19. They are easy to learn. I will show you how to integrate them into a daily routine to achieve greater good health, clarity and inner peace in the midst of challenges.


In these hot days you might enjoy practicing these cooling breaths that come from Classical Yoga and were developed over thousands of years in India, where the weather is often very hot.

Practice the cooling breath along with me in this video. You will see how amazingly effective it is. As with any energy practice, this breath is best practiced in an empty stomach (at least 2 or 3 hours after you eat, or half hour before a meal). You could also practice it at night, for example, if your room is hot. This breath is effective too in cooling down from hot flashes.

Explore it with an open mind and allow yourself to become familiarized with this practice. It is different from anything you have tried before. It has cumulative effects. Give it 10 minutes of mindful attention.

Once you see how it works, please share it with your friends and suggest to them to share the video so many people who are suffering from heat can have a tool for cooling down. Thank you.

Interview in KPFA with Amelia Barili about tapping into our inner resources to manage anxiety and fear in challenging times.