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Wellness is our collection of articles that offer insight for those seeking higher levels of health and wellness; and inspiration for those looking for a stories of how yoga can help others.

Tigers and Sharks and Yoga, Oh My!

Tigers and Sharks and Yoga, Oh My!
by Juliette Snijders
Will I make it to shore? 
 
The other day I went body boarding in Carpinteria and decided to paddle out farther than usual. That is where the bigger waves happened after all. Have you ever experienced a moment of panic while swimming in the ocean? Or perhaps you’ve been on a boat in the middle of big storm and felt that tingle of fear ...
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recipe: sweet potato quinoa burger

recipe: sweet potato quinoa burger

Want to make this recipe at home?

Serving size: 12 burgers
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 medium ...
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recipe of the week: rockin’ red lentil sauce with veggies

recipe of the week: rockin’ red lentil sauce with veggies

This recipe can be easily prepared the night before and will keep for several days in the fridge. High in protein and amino acids, this red lentil sauce goes well with jasmine or brown rice and hearty vegetables.

Rockin’ Red Lentil Sauce

Ingredients:
1 shallot
2 cups red lentils
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp. turmeric fresh or powder
Dash of salt and pepper (to taste)
Curry powder to taste
2 tbs ...

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meet & greet with chef juliette snijders

meet & greet with chef juliette snijders

Juliette did her yoga teacher training with evolation yoga in 2015 and is one of the many talented chefs connected to evolation yoga. Juliette works as a yoga teacher in Sweden and is also a trained Raw chef, Feng Shui consultant and organic gardener. We are so grateful to have her!

What inspired you to take evolation’s teacher training? 
I had thought of being a yoga teacher for a few years.
I used ...

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Wellness Recipe of the Week

Wellness Recipe of the Week

Spicy Peanut Butter Tofu
When you nourish your body with pure energy, you transform from the inside out! This week’s recipe is courtesy of chef Juliette Snijders, currently onsite at evolation’s Santa Barbara teacher training.

Ingredients
1 block extra firm tofu (press to remove any access water if you have the time)
1 can coconut milk or yoghurt
4 table spoons of peanut butter
1 table spoon tamari ...

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the heart of yoga is stillness

the heart of yoga is stillness

At the heart of yoga is a doorway for how to connect and experience the truth of who we are in both a relationship to ourSelves and to others.

And that doorway is stillness.

Whether in savasana using little effort or handstand using all your strength and willpower, yoga calls us to find the still, quiet point in every posture. It teaches us how to remain centered while in action so we can stay ...

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5 self care nutritional tips over the holidays

5 self care nutritional tips over the holidays

Brace yourselves, winter is coming!
Winter is the season with Vata caracteristics. Cold, windy and dark (at least in Northern Europe). Nature puts itself to rest and maybe so should we.

The holiday season is the time of year where we meet and eat, maybe wine and dine. Here are a few tips to keep your balance troughout this season:

  1. Don´t give up your good intentions. Eaten too much? Still ...
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Holiday Self Care & Love

Holiday Self Care & Love

The holiday season is upon us again, 2016 has flown by and here we are again with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the shopping, the giving, the hosting and the attending making it very easy to forget about YOU!

The next few weeks are a whirlwind of office parties, commitments, family celebrations that can leave you completely wiped out.

Taking care of yourself is extremely important as this ...

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