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posts in 'yoga 101'

Yoga 101 is there to shed some light some yoga and hot yoga basics. Both light and easy reads as well as in depth answers can show themselves here on subjects like what is yoga, the purpose of yoga, thoughts on injuries and what yoga can do for you.

Unexpected Beginnings

Unexpected Beginnings

So here I am, one week into yoga teacher training in Santa Barbara. In a few days, I’ve learned more about my body, my mind, and my being than I ever thought I could learn.  And we’ve barely just begun.

I moved in a week ago to this beautiful home in Montecito that we’re staying in…. it’s absolutely gorgeous. I survived my first week, and decided this past weekend that journaling ...

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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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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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What’s Your Yoga Story?

What’s Your Yoga Story?

Alana Whitt | Hot TT Graduate | Costa Rica 2016

All I had heard about TT was how easy and relaxing my friends trainings were and how I would come back a different person. That TT is life changing.

Indeed that was true, but not in the way I was expecting.

As opposed to thinking id come back more spiritual, meditating everyday and generally at ...

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Yoga Tips for Glasses-Wearers

Yoga Tips for Glasses-Wearers

Yogi style is both functional and stylishly representative of an empowered, carefree way of life. Form-fitting yoga pants provide flexible comfort and versatility for free-flowing movement. A fitted tank top moves with you from pose to pose. Long locks pulled back into a high bun or braid prevents hair from falling into your face. Yogis rely on these essentials for an energizing, mindful and revitalizing practice. But if you prefer ...

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the significance of silence

the significance of silence

The word “silence” doesn’t really say much. In Sanskrit there are many words for silence. “Maun” and “nishabd” are two significant words. “Maun” means silence, meaning  you don’t speak; it is an attempt to create nishabd. “Nishabd” means “that which is not sound” – beyond the body and mind. Beyond sound does not mean absence of sound, but transcending sound.

In silence we can hear and clearly see our inner dialogue ...

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conscious yoga tips for a beginning yoga practice

conscious yoga tips for a beginning yoga practice

photo credit: Kara Block Creative

yoga tips for anyone with a beginning yoga practice

Over the past year we have collected some great yoga tips from a few of our teachers in the evolation collective. These tips are here for anyone with a beginning yoga practice. The advice given here is a little different that what we offer in our standard posture mechanics; in a effort to show ...

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Advancing Your Yoga Technique

Advancing Your Yoga Technique

Going from down-dog to a full headstand requires weeks of practice and advancing your yoga technique, but lifting your toes off the ground can be the hardest part. It seems like an insurmountable mountain of work that lays in front of you. Between warrior three and achieving arm-balance lift-off for more than a minute, you might need a few regular modifications to advance your abilities. Here are a few of ...

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