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#yogastory: halfway through the amsterdam yoga teacher training

#yogastory: halfway through the amsterdam yoga teacher training

The first sutra’s have been going round and round. Cessation of the fluctuations of the mind; stop the inner chatter. I have a lot of inner chatter and something I engage with it and sometimes I don’t; it’s not really a choice. As I’ve written before that they are my entertainment. I rewarded myself today with a massage and a float session (45min in an extremely salted bath, without any outside impulses). I tried to empty my mind, focus ...

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#yogastory: how you change during a teacher training

#yogastory: how you change during a teacher training

day 4

It took me half a day to loosen the loud voice ridiculing what I am doing. I surrendered myself so easily to the group, the classes and the training. Why? Everything that has been said and done feels True. Yes, capital T. “The lesson the student needs is offered when the student is ready,” is something the evolation teachers said. It feels like this training is here because I am ready to deepen my understanding and practice of ...

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the benefits of prenatal yoga

the benefits of prenatal yoga

Before I got pregnant, I thought prenatal yoga was silly. I thought that adjusting your activity level for pregnancy was a sign of weakness, and that sure, I’d need to do something different by my third trimester, but that there was nothing so dramatically different about my body that I couldn’t continue with my usual yoga routine for many weeks. I had no idea that the benefits of prenatal yoga could be so specific.

The benefits of yoga for prenatal ...

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#yogastory: leading up to a teacher training

#yogastory: leading up to a teacher training

I’m a skittle; hard on the outside, soft on the inside. Bikram yoga has helped soften me. Loosen my arrogant, masculine, sarcastic personality and get rid of the rough edges on the outside. I eat healthier, drink a lot less and have become more accepting to whatever fortunes faces me. I’ve experienced a side of me which I like a whole lot more than the old one. So I am feeding my inner skittle with an Evolation 4 week immersion ...

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#yogastory: My First A-ha Moments at Yoga Teacher Training

#yogastory: My First A-ha Moments at Yoga Teacher Training

As I make my way through the first few days of hot yoga teacher training with evolation I am already experiencing some mini epiphanies about yoga, my practice and my Self. It started with the feedback following my first teaching clinic for Half-Moon pose and lightbulbs have been flashing in my brain ever since. Here I will share a couple of the things that have resonated the most clearly for me as a way to record them for my own ...

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#yogastory: transformation after yoga training

#yogastory: transformation after yoga training

The Evolation Yoga Teacher Training was life changing, transformational and inspiring. There was not one person who didn’t go through a metamorphosis and come out a better person a the end. We were bonded, a tight group of people supporting each other and pushing each other to do our best. We went from being overwhelmed at the prospect of teaching just one posture to the class, to seamlessly teaching a full 60 minute class! Who would have thought that possible? ...

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how to find balance in half moon pose

how to find balance in half moon pose

When practicing hatha yoga you learn to realize the balance between laboring and allowing for depth in your body. It is a good thing to challenge and push your body’s edge to find new sensation of opening and engagement. Sometimes, this is how you grow, change and heal your body. However, other times, when things don’t seem to be shifting as you challenge that edge, what your body needs is less push and more yielding.

What your body needs to ...

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#giveaway: win a Bloom Yoga Rag Bag

#giveaway: win a Bloom Yoga Rag Bag

In order to celebrate the first ever evolation yoga hot yoga teacher training in Amsterdam, Netherlands we have teamed up with an independent Dutch yoga bag specialist to offer one BlooM Yoga Bags Rag Bag to one of our blog readers or Facebook fans.

about the Bloom Yoga Rag Bag

The Rag Bag is an earth friendly bag put together by a special company in India who re-use interesting ...

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