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Ask the PT: Use the Yoga Wall to Release Your Low Back

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Evolution Blog |

We spend 16 of the 24 hours each day (or more!)  on our feet- walking, running, standing, bending! All this work and play can eventually lead to increased wear and tear on our spine. While wear and tear (also known as spine degeneration) is a normal part of the aging process, taking pressure off our spine may minimize this process, keeping our backs more healthy. It also feels really good!

There are many ways to reverse the effects of gravity on the spine during our general yoga…

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Steph Muzzy

Steph discovered yoga after years of running and other athletic activities. She went to her first class not knowing what to expect, but by the time the class was over she was hooked. Initially it was the physical aspect of the practice that kept her coming back, but overtime she noticed an internal shift that truly generated her love of yoga.

Steph is a mom of three girls whom she considers to be among her best teachers; reminding her the importance of laughter, and that fun can be…

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Ask the PT: Release the Hamstrings

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Evolution Blog |

The hamstrings, the strong beautiful hamstrings, are the muscles we never seem to have time to stretch. This powerful group of muscles, the biceps femoris, semimembranosus and the semitendinosus, power us forward with every bend of the knee, and assist  with just about every movement of our lower body. And because of this constant use and our culture of sitting, they get tight – very tight.

Spring and summer activities that we love, including biking, running, walking, hiking,…

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Kate Floyd

Kate first began to practice yoga while in college. Immediately hooked on the light feeling that followed that first class, there began a life-long journey of yoga practice. She completed her 200-hour Hatha Teacher Training with Vermont teachers Emily Garrett and Sofi Dillof in 2012. Her classes are gentle with purposeful pauses that encourage individuals to nurture their sense of compassionate curiosity. It is her hope that all individuals receive something from her classes and share…

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Feet First: Yoga for Your Feet

July 16, 2016

Summer is the season of outdoor activities on active, healthy, happy feet. Are yours ready for it?

Walk, skip, run, or just stand there. Your feet are doing the work. They are our very foundation. Your feet contain one-fourth of all the bones in your body! They have 60 joints and 200 muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Keeping them strong, healthy and mobile can make all the difference when it comes to good posture, alignment, healthy movement, and enjoying the lifestyle and yoga practice…

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Cherrita Ti Robertson

Cherrita Ti began her journey in yoga twelve years ago. In the early days, the physical practice was a way to reintegrate the dance and movement of figure skating back into her body. Yoga soon became a medium for calming her mind and allowing her to focus. As her yoga practice evolved, the positive effects were profound. She began to bring the tranquility of breath and energy of movement to all areas of her life.

She received  her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification in Vancouver and is…

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Yoga Flow and Mantra Jam

August 6, 2016

Join us in this joyful send-off for our beloved Patrick and Jackie McAndrew – it’s the last workshop they will offer at Evolution before heading west for their next adventure!

Bhakti yoga is a practice of devotion, using ancient mantras and live music to cultivate a state of calmness in the mind and love in the heart. This workshop will be a moderate Kripalu yoga flow followed by Kirtan (mantra music) while learning about the archetypes of the gods and goddesses and philosophy of…

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Yoga Wall: Release Your Lower Back

July 29, 2016

Do you have constant tension in your lower back? Do you find this area difficult to stretch on your own, even with a consistent yoga practice? If so, this workshop is for you! Led by Michelle Downing PT, this class will focus on opening up areas of tension in the lower back with assistance from the Yoga Wall. Using additional props such as straps and slings, the support of the Yoga Wall can help to guide your body into good alignment and provide traction to decrease compression, leading…

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LifeForce® Yoga for Emotional Balance

June 18, 2016

LifeForce Yoga® is a practice that is intentionally designed to harness to power of Prana (Life Force) to balance and regulate mood and emotions, to clear the obstructions that create a false sense of separation and isolation, and to enhance your connection to what is most authentic and healing within you. This workshop, led by Miv London, will create a compassionate container in which we will explore traditional yogic practices of asana, pranayama, mantra, visualization, and…

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Yoga Wall: Release Your Hamstrings

June 24, 2016

Do you have tight hamstrings? Always wish you could stay in your forward bend a bit longer? Join Andrea Trombley PT for this workshop focused on safely stretching your hamstrings. We will take plenty of time to thoroughly stretch and release, through the practice of yoga as well as getting a good assist from the Yoga Wall. If you love your cardio and neglect your stretching, or have ever said you aren’t flexible enough to do yoga, this is the workshop for you! Discover how using the…

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