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Santosha – Contentment

Posted by on Jul 26, 2018 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

This weekend I had every intention of waking up to my alarm in time to get to early morning yoga class. I’ll wake up naturally, I thought, and will be at the studio in time to center myself. It was a busy week of focus and distractions, I didn’t practice as much as I “should have,” I felt frazzled, and my plans for early morning weekend yoga were just what I needed to get back into my happy place. And yet, I slept in both days, ignoring my alarm and waking up as class was about…

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Yoga on the Lake 2018 – Rain or Shine at the New Site!

Posted by on May 31, 2018 in Evolution Blog | 1 comment

Our inspiring Yoga on the Lake and Sunset Yoga classes start on June 4, and we couldn’t be more excited to offer SIX weekly classes overlooking the lake, all summer long!

Between the grand opening of the new Community Sailing Center building and construction down at the Burlington waterfront, there are a few important things to note before heading down to class this summer:

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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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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
4:30-5:30pm
$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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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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