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there is always a way

there is always a way

A few months back I added a writing exercise to my morning meditation routine. Beginning with the letter “A” and working my way through the entire alphabet, l list out a positive attribute for each letter – one that I already have or want to cultivate more of – and then I say thank you for it. Each day is different because the words I choose come from a quiet place appropriate to that moment. Yesterday ...

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Casablanca Asana Yoga: an interview with Paula Jimenez

Casablanca Asana Yoga: an interview with Paula Jimenez

At Casablanca Asana Yoga, Paula Jimenez works hard to create a safe teaching environment as an important act of love, and shares that love for practicing yoga in effort to inspire and transform her students as much as she has been personally transformed and awakened through the practice. Paula is a graduate from evolation yoga’s 2015 teacher training class, and we sat down to both congratulate and learn more about her ...

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my life after the hot 26+2 teacher training

my life after the hot 26+2 teacher training

by Paula Jimenez

I never thought my life was going to make a 180º change. When I enrolled to the Teacher Training I had a very naive idea of improving my physical/mental skills from a hobby approach. But no. It took me by surprise. A very nice one, though! Everything has changed since then – my life, my sense of being, my awareness, my heart.

Let me introduce myself. I’m Paula Jiménez, ...

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graduate #yogastory, Uta Plotkin

graduate #yogastory, Uta Plotkin

Our graduate #yogastory series provides insight to firsthand student experience while in training. This one is particularly unique in that it’s broken down into individual journal entries, courtesy of our 2017 Santa Barbara graduate, Uta Plotkin.

WEEK 1. DAY 2. April 24th

The days feel sooo long!  I can’t believe it’s only day two.  Our lecture tonight was on meditation.  We did a twenty-five minute meditation, and it felt wonderful! When Elias asked ...

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The Magic of Sun Salutations

The Magic of Sun Salutations

The ancients who studied the practice of Yoga came to believe that the human form is intimately linked with nature, particularly the energy we receive from the sun. Following, that is why they believed that yoga practice should start with a sequence of poses recognizing the sun’s role in sustaining life. Personally, I have found the sun salutation series to be reliably satisfying as it brightens my mood and loosens ...

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How Yoga Can Help Seniors Find the Stress Relief They Seek

How Yoga Can Help Seniors Find the Stress Relief They Seek

The exercise that comes with yoga has been shown in numerous studies to have benefits for people of all ages, and the practice is excellent for seniors as well. Yoga can be great for older adult, as it helps reduce stress in your life, both mental and physical, and works to do this in many ways. If you’re a senior, there are several ways that yoga works to help you ...

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#yogastory by Stephanie Rovig

#yogastory by Stephanie Rovig

After just two weeks of evolation yoga teacher training, I found myself repeatedly arriving at a much different baseline state of being. It’s been difficult to define this baseline state in my mind, perhaps because I haven’t taken the time put it into words, but I feel that now is a good time to try. To both acknowledge that an internal transformation is occurring and celebrate and welcome its existence!

My ...

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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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