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Balancing Whole Body Systems

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

Balance:
A condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions.

I hear the term balance often in my work as a PT and yoga instructor. “I don’t have good balance” a person may say while testing out Tree pose (vrksasana) or Warrior III (Virabhadrasana III). Or, “My neck pain is due to stress. I can’t balance work and my family.” The concept of balance evokes an image of steadiness. Smoothness. But what is balance, really? And how do we find it?

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Asteya & Protecting Mother Earth

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

“The bounty of the earth is for the community, not the individual.”
-Deborah Adele

Humans unconsciously take from the earth. People buy more than they need and oftentimes, products have extra packaging which creates more waste. This waste ends up in landfills and outdoors, often containing materials that take a very long time to biodegrade. Corporations and governments take ownership of land and natural resources with a focus on creating wealth rather than supporting people and the…

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Kyle McGregor PT, DPT, RYT

Kyle McGregor PT, DPT, RYT graduated from the University of Vermont with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2014. Deciding to stay in his home state of Vermont, Kyle has worked in the outpatient setting, with a specific focus on the treatment of acute and chronic pain conditions. It was his desire to help people combined with a love for the human body that drove him towards physical therapy. This drive segued beautifully into a passion for yoga, as it provides the opportunity to…

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Ask the PT: Hamstrings 101

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

Stretching tight hamstrings can feel like a lot of effort with little reward. Yoga is often suggested as a great practice for stretching tight hamstrings.  The hamstrings are big, strong muscles that function to bend the knee and extend the hip. And because they cross both the knee AND the hip joint, it is necessary to stretch them with both of these joints considered, or risk overstretching one aspect of the muscle and completely neglecting another portion. This will result in the…

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Kim Jordan, MA

Kim Jordan has been practicing yoga since 1998 and received her Yoga Alliance 200-hour certification with Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and Therapeutic Yoga in 2017.  Kim specializes in therapeutic, trauma-sensitive yoga for all skill-levels, bodies, and abilities. She believes that yoga is a practice of embodied mindfulness, self-inquiry, and self-care. Her classes include vinyasa flow, slow-flow, restorative/de-stress, and incorporate connecting the wisdom of the body, mind, breath,…

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Yin and Restorative Yoga: Open, Relax, Rejuvenate

May 4, 2018

Welcome to an evening of openness, relaxation and restoration.

In this workshop we will begin with a yin practice the perfect balance to our more active yoga and busy lives. With a slow steady approach, Yin Yoga floor postures are held passively, with awareness and breath, for 2-5 minutes in order to increase the natural mobility of joints, balance the nervous system and nourish the organs. Yin Yoga strengthens the life skill of compassionate observation while riding the waves of…

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Spring Equinox Flow

March 20, 2018

The Spring Equinox, or Vernal Equinox, signals the beginning of spring and the renewal of the Earth as plants begin to bloom again and animals come out of hibernation. The sun crosses the plane of the earth’s equator, making night and day of approximately equal length all over the earth. Come find your own equality and balance in this uplifting vinyasa flow class, where we will set an intention of the seeds we are ready to watch bloom, and move this intention throughout our animal…

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Say Hello to Your Pelvis

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Evolution Blog |

Since I joined Evolution Physical Therapy three years ago, I started thinking a lot more about the pelvis, and I haven’t stopped! From performing pelvic floor rehabilitation, helping clients improve core strength, and providing visceral manipulation to the bladder and uterus, working with this region of the body is a significant part of my PT practice. Due to lack a general lack of awareness of the pelvis and (by close association) the hips, our focus on this area takes on extra…

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200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Info Session (via Live Video)

May 1, 2018

​Evolution’s Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training is designed for health and wellness professionals or those interested in working in a health and wellness field. This therapeutically oriented training stands apart from standard yoga teacher trainings with specialty topics geared towards health and wellness professionals, and a is led by a faculty of experienced healthcare providers integrating yoga into their practices. Learn how to adapt yoga to the needs of…

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200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Info Session (at Evolution)

March 31, 2018

​Evolution’s Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training is designed for health and wellness professionals or those interested in working in a health and wellness field. This therapeutically oriented training stands apart from standard yoga teacher trainings with specialty topics geared towards health and wellness professionals, and a is led by a faculty of experienced healthcare providers integrating yoga into their practices. Learn how to adapt yoga to the needs of…

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