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Thanksgiving Day Yoga at Evolution: a Benefit for Hunger Free Vermont

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Evolution Blog, Workshops & Series | 0 comments

While many of us think of Thanksgiving as a time to celebrate and come together over tables heaping with food, there are many individuals and families in Vermont who struggle every day with hunger and malnutrition. Evolution Yoga wants to help our vulnerable neighbors by holding a benefit class on Thanksgiving Day.

This year, we are asking students to support the work of Hunger Free Vermont by joining us at this special Thanksgiving Day class*. Sign up now to reserve your spot—space…

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Featured Yoga Teacher: Martha Whitney, 25th Anniversary

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Martha Whitney’s yoga teaching. This morning I had the privilege of spending some time with her on the phone talking about how her practice and her teaching have evolved. We both sat at our windows enjoying the fall. Our conversation was bookended by morning glories and blue jays. Of the flowers, Martha joked, “They’ve gone wild. Some days I try to count them – that’s a little bit compulsive.”

She started practicing yoga more than 30…

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Neuroscience Loves Yoga

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

Neuroscience Loves Yoga. They are going steady. Neuroscience deals with the structure and function of the nervous system and the brain; Yoga is so much more than exercise. Their love affair makes sense.

Many people translate the Sanskrit word Yoga to mean union. Defining yoga as ‘union’ is a pretty sweet concept. For some it is the union of the body with the mind, for others it implies a union of self with the divine. Other translations include “to subjugate,” and “to discipline.” If…

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Yoga and Parkinson’s Disease

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

When I hear the latest health claim, I’m skeptical. I’ve studied research methods enough to know that anyone can study anything that “proves” something. And the media will take the best sound bite and run with it. Unfortunately it often takes a degree (or two) to be able to weed through the hype and truly understand research, to dissect it, and it know what the results really mean. When it comes down to researching something I’m interested in, I’m willing to weed through the…

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Featured Yoga Teacher: Gaby Goldberg

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

Though she lives in the sleepy little town of Cambridge, Vermont, Gaby Goldberg is busy. And though she works many jobs and wears many hats, she begins each day with sādhana, a practice that starts with meditation.

“It’s my first priority. It sets the tone for the day,” she says and explains that her regular practice helps her keep an even keel when doing everything from cleaning the toilet or doing the dishes to communicating better at work or teaching snowboarding. “My practice…

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Strengthen Your Core for Better…Everything

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Evolution Blog |

You should strengthen your core. Let’s face it, your core is pretty much the center of it all. Ever get a gut feeling about something? Ever feel something (joy, fear, love, pride) right down to your core? Ever have a gut reaction to an idea or incident? This kind of guttural language (see what I did there?) is no mistake. Your core is the middle of everything you do.

The Harvard Medical School agrees. In its article “The real-world benefits of strengthening your core,” it lists the…

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