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Cultivating the Peaceful Warrior

October 14, 2017

The story of the warrior Virabhadra is a cautionary tale of the dangers of reacting from a place of ego, and the power of leading from the heart. When we move through the warrior postures, we are cultivating characteristics of the peaceful warrior (strength, confidence, open-heartedness, and compassion) while building our capacity for love. This workshop will weave the mythology of virabhadra into a yoga practice designed to help you move through ego, anger, fear, and insecurity to…

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Fall Equinox Yin Yoga

September 22, 2017

Celebrate the arrival of the fall season by slowing down with a Yin Yoga practice. Yin and yang energy are constantly at play in our lives and a yin practice can create balance for people with active, busy lives. Yin Yoga enables us to work with the connective tissues of the body through holding relaxed poses for 3-5 minutes, using props for support. Yin yoga gives you space to slow down, allowing you to witness what’s unfolding from moment to moment. In this workshop you will learn…

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Yoga is an Effective Practice to Manage Chronic Pain

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Evolution Blog |

Dealing with pain is exhausting. Not only do you have to be hyper aware of movements, positions and activities that may increase your pain, but at the same time, you are likely not sleeping well. This excessive attention from the brain takes both mental, and physical energy. Your brain starts to reorganize. Larger and more diverse sections of the brain will start to devote themselves to tracking your symptoms. Once more of your brain is dedicated to your pain, your nervous system goes…

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Yoga on the Lake starts June 5!

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Evolution Blog |

Nothing says summer like practicing yoga outside! Spend your early summer mornings practicing yoga right on the docks of the Community Sailing Center, overlooking Lake Champlain and the scenic Adirondack Mountains. Emerge physically energized and mentally prepared to take on the excitement the rest of a summer day may bring.

June 5 – September 1
Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings
7-8 am
Mondays with Rachel de Simone
Wednesdays with Bonnie Glass
Fridays with Adam Bluestein

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Solstice Flow Community Class

June 21, 2017

Join us for an energizing practice, and connect with community on the summer solstice!

At the transition point in the yearly cycle of the earth, when the sun is at its highest point in the sky, giving us the longest day of the year, we will salute the sun, and honor our inner light.

Wednesday, June 21
$5-10 donation (cash/check only)
Sign Up Online, and pay when you arrive!

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Yoga and Meditation Foliage Retreat

October 20, 2017 - October 22, 2017

Yoga & Meditation Foliage Retreat:
Enjoy Your Relaxed, Inspired and Playful Self
with Martha Whitney
Oct 20-22, 2017

Slow to the world and reconnect to your wholehearted self with mindfulness practices, fresh locally sourced food, comfy accommodations and a spectacular landscape dressed in full color. Connect to your inner and outer landscape in a community of belonging. Join us for a yoga retreat at Jouvence, a unique retreat and nature center on Lake Stukely at the edge of Mont-Orford…

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Restorative Yoga

June 9, 2017

Peace comes not from doing, but from undoing; not from getting, but from letting go.” – Swami Satchidananda

Start your summer off right, with a rejuvenating practice of restorative yoga. This relaxing class allows you to draw into a deeper place inside yourself as you are guided into supported restful yoga poses. Come relax, restore and recharge.

Friday, June 9, 6-8 pm
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Michelle Downing DPT, OCS, CFMT, RYT

Dr. Downing graduated from University of Vermont’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in 2012. After receiving her DPT, Michelle entered  the Institute of Physical Art’s orthopedic and manual therapy residency program in Junction City, Oregon. For three years she gained experience working with clients of a wide variety of ages and diagnoses, including both musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions, under the mentorship of Michael Baum PT CFMT.  She completed her residency in…

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