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Chant in the New Year – Candlelight Kirtan with Jeanette Bacevius and Friends

December 31, 2018

Let your heart sing with Kirtan a call and response style of chanting.  Join Jeanette and friends as we dance, and play to welcome in the New Year. Chanting is mostly in Sanskrit as this practice comes from India and is part of the spiritual and devotional tradition of yoga. Musical instruments, drums, and shakers will accompany our practice. Chanting can be meditative, calming, energizing and invigorating. All voices are welcome.  No experience necessary.

Monday, December 31
7- 9: 00…

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Sweat & Surrender: Vinyasa & Restorative Benefit for the Give Back Yoga Project with Kim Jordan

December 8, 2018

Sweat and Surrender in this fiery-cool class with 45 minutes of vinyasa to raise your heart rate and connect with breath, and 45 minutes of release and relaxation into supported, restorative poses. Donation class led by Kim Jordan for the Give Back Yoga Foundation’s Yoga Makes Change Challenge 2018. Saturday, December 8, 1:30-3pm, by donation (class cards/unlimited welcome)  Sign Up Online Read More

The Yamas and Niyamas: a Practice of Introspection

Posted by on Nov 28, 2018 in Evolution Blog |

Most of us are introduced to yoga as a physical practice. Keeping the body tuned up is important, but not at the expense of shying away from examining our moral compass. Yoga is a complete system of both physical and mental practices. Perhaps that’s why people get hooked on yoga as they go deeper. Yoga has its own set of guidelines set out in the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali called the Yamas and Niyamas. Throughout 2018, the Evolution community has been exploring the Yamas and Niyamas –…

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Release Your Psoas and Iliacus with 4 Simple Yoga Poses

Posted by on Jun 19, 2018 in Evolution Blog |

Your iliacus and psoas muscles, are part of a group of muscles called your hip flexors.  These muscles can become short from just the sheer number of hours that we sit in a day, and overused when we try to sit up without our spine supported.  Short and tight hip flexors are a common cause of back ache, and hip dysfunction.  If you have ever had your psoas or iliacus released through your abdomen, you can testify to the discomfort of this technique, even if it has been effective for…

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Asteya – non-stealing

Posted by on Apr 1, 2018 in Evolution Blog |

Over the next month, Evolution community members are invited to take a deeper look at ways to practice Asteya, non-stealing. Asteya is the “third jewel” of the yamas , or restraints, and is translated as non-stealing. Asteya “calls us to live with integrity and reciprocity.” -Deborah Adele

Humans take from others, the earth, themselves, and their future in conscious and unconscious ways. For example, have you ever been in conversation and can’t wait to interject your thought? Maybe you…

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Satya – Finding Your Truth

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Evolution Blog |

Satya is the second of the Yamas, ethical guidelines from the Yoga Sutras. Finding your true self is the heart of the practice of yoga.  We wear many hats in our personal, public and professional roles.  You may hold yourself, dress and speak differently in the business world, in your relationships with different family members, as a parent, or as a teacher.  As we move through these roles on a daily basis, it can become confusing as to who we are. There are stages in our lives,…

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Bringing Ahimsa into Everyday Life – A Winter Biker’s Tale

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Evolution Blog |

With waterproof panniers and a reflective, rugged messenger bag, I felt bad ass….until it started to rain.

I’ve always been a fair weather bike rider.  A little too much wind, stormy clouds on the horizon and I’m finding alternate form of transportation.  That is, until last year.  My partner and I agreed, that we really didn’t need both of our cars. Even though I loved, my little two seater, ultra fuel efficient 2001 Honda Insight, I really didn’t need to drive it the 5 minutes it…

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Loving Kindness Meditation: A Practical Method for Practicing Ahimsa

Posted by on Feb 10, 2018 in Evolution Blog |

During the first week of February we explored ways to practice Ahimsa (non-violence) towards ourselves.  In this second week, we start to develop our skills of ahimsa with others in our life.  Ahimsa is the first of the Yamas, or ethical rules of Yoga.  Meditation assists us in examining patterns in our lives that we keep repeating over and over.  Negative self talk, blaming others for things that go wrong in our lives, and oh yes, let’s throw in a healthy dose of judging others,…

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Ahimsa – Nonviolence

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018 in Evolution Blog |

“Yoga is designed to bring you more and more awareness of not only your body but also your thoughts.” – Deborah Adele

Over the next year, Evolution invites you to explore the ethical guidelines of yoga, the Yamas and the Niyamas. Each month we’ll explore one together, as a community. February’s theme of the month is Ahimsa, or non-violence. Ahimsa is the “core and foundation of all yoga philosophy and practice.”

In Deborah Adele’s book, “The Yamas & Niyamas,” she presents the…

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January Yoga Challenge Week 4 – Seated Sequence

Posted by on Jan 20, 2018 in Evolution Blog |

Welcome to week four of our January Yoga Challenge.  By this time, we hope you have started to settle into a short daily routine.  Perhaps you have a favorite sequence that you are doing each day.  Some of you may have tried out all of the sequences, and started combining them.  The sequence that you choose to do is not as important as just getting to your mat for 5 minutes a day and practicing the art of observation.  Establish a routine.  Observe where you are in your body and…

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