Janet Carscadden took her first Hatha yoga class in 1995. As a licensed physical therapist Janet found yoga to be useful in improving flexibility, strength and clarity of mind. Gradually over time she discovered the healing art of yoga therapy and stared integrating yoga practices into her patient treatment sessions.
In 2000 she attended her first Jivamukti class. A whole new world of the eight limbed path of yoga was opened up to her. Janet traveled to Bali to complete a 200 hour certification in Vibrant Living Yoga Teacher Training that included instructors teaching Hatha Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Sivananda and Kundalini yoga. Her style of teaching has been influenced by instruction received from Daniel Aaron, Govinda Kai, Chris Kummer, Patrick Oanacia, Judith Lasater, Prem Carlisi. In 2009 Janet returned to Bali and discovered a love of chanting she learned to play the harmonium under the guidance of her teacher, Geoffrey Gordon.
Janet’s classes include flowing vinyasa asana, music, chanting, pranayama and meditation all built around a central theme. Drawing on her expertise of the physical body, Janet offers her students detailed instruction in alignment and adjustments to bring their practice to a new level. She challenges students to remain focused on being in the here and now; meeting their practice where they are at that moment in time.
SUSAN CLINE LUCEY, CD(DONA), CCCE - Vinyasa, Pre/Post-Natal Yoga, Young Yogis Children's Classes
Evolution Yoga Studio Director/Co-Creator, Evolution Yoga
For Susan, yoga exists in a myriad of forms: sometimes it's a full practice on her yoga mat, other times it's a deep breath during a tough parenting moment. Yoga practice comes to play during the intensity of birth and months later, stretching and singing in baby yoga. In her teaching, Susan blends her experience as a certified yoga teacher, childbirth professional/birth doula, modern dancer and mother to create a practice that is full of heart and joy.
Susan's love of teaching began in 1990 as a creative dance teacher to young children in her hometown of Lexington, Virginia. She continued her dance and teaching education as a student at Connecticut College, and later in New York City as a teaching artist in public school classrooms. Susan received her initial 200 hour vinyasa yoga teacher certification in 2001 from Cyndi Lee at OM Yoga Center in New York City. She began teaching pre-natal and post-natal yoga upon moving to Vermont in 2004, and co-created Evolution Yoga in 2006. Susan is a certified birth doula CD(DONA), a CAPPA certified childbirth educator (CCCE), and a CAPPA trained postpartum doula. She has an advanced certification in pregnancy and post-partum yoga from Colette Crawford of the Seattle Holistic Center. Over the past seven years, Susan has developed a unique series of infant, toddler and children's yoga classes which she draws from her knowledge of creative movement and which utilize activities appropriate for each child's developmental stage. She is the proud mother of two sweet boys - Emmett (6 yrs.) and Zinn (3 yrs.). You can read more about Susan at her website, www.susanclinelucey.com.
John has been practicing and experiencing yoga for nearly 11 years. In his classes John interweaves a combination of humor, light-heartedness, and intensity - while maintaining a keen emphasis on celebrating the true joy of life! When not on the mat, John and his wife Jane Taylor can be found retaining their breath while rolling kayaks on Lake Champlain.
I remember the very first yoga class I took. After the 7th sun salutation I knew I would carry this practice the rest of my life. It was an instant realization. Now over 10 years later I have flowed with yoga and it has changed me profoundly. When I first started practicing others would come up to my wife and asked what had happened to me. The change was that apparent
I love sharing the joy, beauty, mystery, and peace of yoga with others. Teaching now for over 7 years I am constantly learning from masters and students alike. My style has evolved into a fusion of the different schools of hatha yoga I have studied. These include Astanga, Bikram, Iyengar, Ansuara, Vinyasa and now Prana Flow. I like mixing the best of each into a vinyasa or flow class with a constantly changing series of combinations and positions.
I look forward to discovering new ways to express my love of yoga to others. It is a bottomless pool of possibilities of not just the physical practice.
Martha offers a mindful, inspiring and welcoming yoga environment that fosters an enhanced self-acceptance and embodied well-being. Her in-depth training in anatomy, movement and breath allows her to artfully guide postures that access body ease and aliveness. Martha compassionately meets her students where they are while encouraging them to stretch beyond what they have known and to experience more fully who they truly are. Students leave class feeling more comfortable, confident and resilient in themselves and in their lives.
Martha has been studying yoga and body-mind therapy since 1991. In addition to group and private yoga classes Martha is in private practice supporting life change through Hakomi, a body centered psychotherapy. Martha’s other great passion is long canoe trips in the open landscape of Labrador, where, as in yoga, she feels vastly alive.
Uwe took his first Feldenkrais® lesson in 1997 after recovering from lower back surgery. His pain symptoms immediately decreased, and Uwe developed a deeper interest in the Feldenkrais Method®. The Feldenkrais Method, with its gentle, slow movement, helped him understand how his body is organized and that even small movements can have a big impact. In 2001, Uwe started a four-year training (800+ hours) in Germany with Dr. Chava Shelhav (Israel), one of the few remaining original students of Moshe Feldenkrais, the Method’s founder. Uwe has been a licensed Feldenkrais Practitioner since 2005, teaching both Awareness through Movement (group classes) and Functional Integration (individual classes). He also holds a Masters Degree in Education and Social work.
In 2008, Uwe moved with his family from Wiesbaden, Germany, to Charlotte, Vermont. Uwe has been teaching the Feldenkrais Method in the Burlington Area since September 2009, and is very excited to offer Awareness trough Movement classes at Evolution. For further information on the Method and how it can help you reduce your movement-related effort, improve your yoga postures, and become pain-free, click here.
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Alison began practicing yoga in 1999 to achieve grounding and stability. As a distance runner interested in emotional and cardiovascular health, she found yoga practice to be a nice complement to the repetitive stress that running places on the body. In 2005 she completed her yoga teacher training through The Yoga Institute with a concentration in Viniyoga. This style of teaching, which focuses on adapting and modifying postures for the individual rather than expecting the individual to conform to a certain ideal has expanded from her yoga teaching into her practice as a physical therapist. Alison’s classes include special attention to alignment, breath, and awareness. She includes vinyasa flow – linking movement with breath, pranayama with special attention to breathing patterns and metta practice. She will demonstrate how yoga postures and consciousness carry over into everyday life. Classes are taught with consideration of individual needs allowing the student to embrace yoga with curiosity and without judgment.
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As a lifelong dancer, Christine first came to know and love yoga through vinyasa classes, and quickly noticed that the practice was not only nourishing her physical body, it was stirring-up her soul and making her spirit smile. She was first certified in 2001 through OM Yoga Center in New York City, and has since received further training in CircusYoga, yoga therapy, and mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. In addition to teaching yoga classes for adults, children and families, she worked as a yoga therapist with cancer patients, families and staff at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan, following her participation in Urban Zen’s Integrative Therapy pilot training program. Christine teaches alignment-based vinyasa classes with a playful spirit, and invites students to explore the practice as a movement meditation, cultivating peace and restoring balance with each breath. Christine bows deeply to all of her teachers, especially: Thich Nhat Hanh, Rodney Yee, Susan “Lip” Orem, Dana Strong, Kevin & Erin Maile O’Keefe, and Iyengar teachers Carrie Owerko and Genny Kapuler.
Anneke is a certified Vinyasa and Restorative Therapeutic Yoga teacher. She is known for her grounded, calm, quieting presence, patient nature, gentleness, and soothing tone. In her de-stress yoga classes, Anneke offers a practice that combines gentle yoga techniques (including restorative and yin poses, and gentle vinyasa flows) with breath-work, pranayama, meditation, and other techniques to relieve stress and tension and invite relaxation.
A lifelong learner with unending curiosity, Anneke remains enthusiastic about exploring different styles of yoga and educating herself in yoga philosophy and meditation. She opens her heart to the teachings that each new day on this path brings.
Anneke holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Professional Communications from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She moved to Burlington from Colorado in June 2010 with her husband Patrick and their golden retriever, Seamus. Aside from practicing yoga, Anneke enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time outdoors – running, bike riding, hiking, cross country skiing, snowboarding, and gardening.
Andrea Averill Trombley graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy in 1997, after completing her undergraduate work at the University of Vermont in 1990. Andrea’s career began at Copley Hospital, in Morrisville, VT, where she treated orthopedic inpatients as well as outpatients, and served as the pediatric PT in the area schools. In 1999, Andrea moved to the Burlington area and began working at Fletcher Allen Healthcare, working with the orthopedic outpatient population. Andrea’s practice increasingly moved toward treatment of patients with back and neck pain, and she spent 5 years working with an interdisciplinary team specializing in this area. In 2007, Andrea decided to make the leap from clinician to clinical researcher, taking a position at the University of Vermont with Dr. Sharon Henry, to study low back pain.
Andrea has been studying Anusara Yoga for the past few years, and completed her 200 hour teacher training with Todd Norian and Ann Greene in 2012. She enjoys blending her physical therapy background with yoga philosophy, and finding creative ways to help her patients overcome whatever challenges they are having.
Andrea is also a mom to two active tween boys. She spends her free time taking long walks, preparing green smoothies and raising chickens.
Tre began her journey with yoga when Yoga Vermont opened their doors in 1998 in an effort to heal from illness and change her lifestyle. She rolled out her mat, practiced a full Ashtanga Primary Series and knew this practice was for her.
Tre is committed to preserving the integrity of the Ashtanga practice and brings a softness and playfulness to her class. She uses hand’s-on adjustments to guide the practice while meeting students where they are at that moment. Tre has studied with several senior teachers of the Ashtanga lineage and has practiced alongside many disciplined practitioners. Tre has been most greatly influenced by her teacher, Christine Hoar and the Bristol Yoga community.
In addition to teaching yoga, Tre is a Health Coach offering both private consultations and group classes relating to health and wellness. She is currently enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is pursuing certification from the American Association of Drug-less Practitioners.
Erin discovered yoga in a toasty studio in Calgary while trying to escape the bitter cold and has returned to the mat daily for the last 13 years. Erin’s practice and teaching is inspired by time spent in the mountains, primarily in the Tetons of Wyoming where she has lived the last 11 years. She hopes to bring a sense of gratitude, lightness and fun to her students while exploring the ever-evolving practice of yoga. Erin is grateful to her teachers, especially John Friend, Neesha Zollinger and Vishali Varga for sharing this life affirming practice with her.
Brian is grateful to share classes that are filled with yogic philosophy, pranayama, focused asana, and meditation practice. The focus of Brian’s teaching is to create a community of practice (sangha) in which students find their working edge, breathe into it, and accept exactly what arises. Brian aims to meet his students where they are and work with each student to indentify and expand their own unique practice. Always a student as well as a teacher, Brian feels an immense sense of gratitude for all of his students working on the path of purifying the body and observing the mind.
Annette has completed her 200- and 500-hour teacher training at Kripalu and has studied with and been inspired by teachers including Arlene Griffin, Emily Garrett, Martha Whitney, Donna Farhi, Stephen Cope, Sharon Salzberg, Yoganand, Rod Stryker, Jonathan Foust, and Don Stapleton.
Originally from Zimbabwe, she loves to draw from her African roots and integrate these experiences into her classes, which embrace a meditative flow. She encourages her students to harness the energy/Prana from class and dwell with it both on and off the mat.
Morgan started practicing yoga in 2006 while going to Champlain College. After getting her 200hr yoga teacher training done in the winter of 2008 at Kripalu, she began teaching at both Champlain and Evolution Yoga. She then had a great opportunity to teach an adaptive yoga class for clients at the Howard Center. Honored to take this job, it reiterated the fact that anyone and everyone can experience the benefits of yoga and it's mind and body connection. It wasn't until her pregnancy in the winter of 2010 that she truly found an infinite and intimate connection with herself beyond what she thought was possible as a result of yoga. The experience of pregnancy was supplemented by attending a regular pre-natal yoga class, which helped encourage a peaceful environment and community, calmness through her body and connecting with her ever-growing baby. Now a new Mom, Morgan is keeping yoga as a consistent piece of her life, taking it's strength and refreshing breathing techniques and living through life with a reminder to stay grounded and connected.
Patrick teaches yoga like no other. A certified Kripalu yoga teacher, who has been practicing yoga since his teens, Patrick brings the magic of the ages into a gentle and lively practice that is completely relevant to today.
He uses unique postural sequences, deep devotion, and a light-hearted sense of humor, to help each student connect to yoga's history, philosophy, and community. Like a modern male incarnation of Saraswati (the Hindu Goddess of music and knowledge), Patrick leads Kirtan (call-and response ecstatic chanting) and and often accompanies yoga classes on guitar, harmonium, and ukulele.
Bring movement, awareness, relaxation and a smile to every part of your being, in a fun and encouraging atmosphere, come experience yoga with Patrick!
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EMILY ELEY- Vinyasa, Core Vinyasa
Emily has been practicing yoga for 6 years. Emily first came across yoga in an Anusara-inspired class back in 2005. From afar the class looked simple enough but her experience of shaking legs, hard breathing, a whirlwind of thoughts, and then a complete cessation of those same thoughts told her different.
Emily enjoys incorporating mantra chanting, meditation, and pranayama in her classes as she continues to explore daily on her own mat. Emily is looking forward to this September where she will further her traditional education with Will Duprey in her 500 hour training.
Emily’s main goal in her practice and teaching is to be able to take her yoga off her mat and into the world. She hopes to help others discover this true meaning of yoga, as she devotes all of the fruits of her labors to the benefit of all beings.
Amanda Goossen, L.Ac., received her Masters degree from The Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Gainesville, FL, one of three schools in the country teaching the unique tradition of Five Element Acupuncture. She is also a certified Medical Qi Gong practitioner and teacher having studied with Paul Frasier, L.Ac., student of Tom Tam and Master Ou Wen Wei. She is licensed as an acupuncturist by the state of Vermont, and is nationally board certified. Amanda practices acupuncture in Burlington on Elmwood Avenue and teaches Qi Gong at Evolution on Monday mornings at 8:15am.
Becky Groberg is a ChildLight Certified Yoga Instructor who loves helping children find peace, balance, and fun through yoga. She’s also a Head Start Early Care Advocate and Vermont Licensed Educator. A graduate of Champlain College’s Early Childhood Education program, Becky lives with her husband Dave and kitten Effie in Burlington’s Old North End.