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Yoga Wall: Restorative

July 13, 2018

This workshop will focus on using straps and slings on the yoga wall to support the body while sustaining poses that allow you to release habitual tensions, balance and soothe the nervous system, and deeply relax body and mind. No prior yoga wall experience is necessary.

No yoga experience necessary.
Pre-register to save your spot. This workshop is limited to 12 people.

Friday, July 13, 5:45-7:15 pm
$30
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Devin Russell

Devin has been practicing yoga for 5 years now and received her 200 hour certification through the UVM YTT program 2 years ago. As a recent graduate with a degree in Psychology, Devin not only promotes the physical benefits of yoga but also the importance of yoga and mindfulness in fostering mental and emotional well-being. In her classes, Devin encourages her students to engage in a practice of devotion to one’s highest self, nurturing a playful exploration between body and mind while…

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Aparigraha: Practicing Release with the Exhale

Posted by on Jun 12, 2018 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

One way of translating aparigraha is non-possessiveness. Possession is another word for control – in relation to something that has happened in the past, is happening in the present, or to an outcome we wish for in the future. In the body, this attempt to control can lead to shallow breathing, when we tighten in response to the fear an outcome other than the one we want.

What does shallow breathing feel like in the body? Tight abdominal muscles, which limits the movement of the…

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Aparigraha – Practicing Non-Attachment

Posted by on May 28, 2018 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

Aparigraha is Sanskrit for non-attachment. It can also be translated as non-possessiveness or non-greed. I was introduced to non-attachment at Kripalu Center for Health and Yoga while volunteering for the maintenance and carpentry crew. I was a recent college graduate, accustomed to striving towards goals and good grades.

At the start of each day, there was a team meeting with our crew leader, “Ram” or Kevin. He gave us the daily agenda and handed over keys to a work truck. Ram always…

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Lakeside Yoga at the Sailing Center Starts June 4!

June 4, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Yoga on the Lake and Sunset Yoga
June 4 – August 31 at the Community Sailing Center – rain or shine!
​$15/class card/unlimited or use your Summer Yoga Pass

Nothing says summer like practicing yoga outside, overlooking Lake Champlain and the scenic Adirondack Mountains! Spend your early summer mornings practicing yoga right on the docks of the Community Sailing Center, and your evenings practicing on the beautiful upper deck of their brand-new building! Emerge physically energized…

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Brahmacharya: Practicing Moderation

Posted by on May 9, 2018 in Evolution Blog | 1 comment

Brahmacharya is the practice of non-excess, moderation, and right use of energy. It’s the practice of experiencing the pleasure, wonder, and the mystery of life without over-indulgence. Brahma is Sanskrit for God or creation. Charya translates to mean “one who is established in”. Brahmacharya can then be translated as “One who is established in the way of God or the creative force.” When you choose to look at yourself and your energy as sacred, the practice of moderation…

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Melodie Fallon

Melodie wants to inspire students to move towards their most authentic selves. She began practicing yoga after high school to find some balance and connection in her life. After years of practicing she found it was the only constant thing in her life, and decided to take a YTT. Melodie studied Kirpalu and Hatha yoga with Pranotthan Yoga School in April 2016. Her classes are slow paced, intentional and creative, drawing on inspiration from nature and the pace at which it moves. She also…

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Brahmacharya – Preserving Vital Energy

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Evolution Blog |

“Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at anytime and be yourself.” – Herman Hesse, Siddhartha

As we continue our year-long exploration of the yamas and niyamas, May brings us to the fourth yama: Brahmacharya, which has a range of interpretations ranging from celibacy to non-excess to walking with God. The concept of preserving vital energy for the purpose of realizing one’s highest potential, one’s divine nature, is a common thread among them all.

In…

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Pranayama

June 1, 2018

Come breathe with us! Pranayama, or breathwork through control of the vital life force, is our most readily available yoga tool. When we notice our breath, we notice life! In this workshop you will get acquainted with your unique breathe print and then be guided through various techniques to alter the respiratory rhythm. Breathe work is an accessible way to deepen your yoga practice and it will support clear thinking off the yoga mat in your daily life.

Friday, June 1, 6-7pm
$15/Class…

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Yoga Nidra

August 23, 2018

Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete mental, physical and emotional relaxation while maintaining awareness. It is the ancient practice of yogic sleep, or effortless full-body relaxation. Let yourself be guided into a deep meditative state of consciousness.

Thursday, August 23, 6-7pm
$15/class card/unlimited
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