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July giveaway: win a drinking bottle from soulbottles

July giveaway: win a drinking bottle from soulbottles

For our July giveaway, we are pleased to partner with soulbottles to offer Evolation readers a chance to win a Drinking Bottle from soulbottles. Be sure and subscribe to our blog and visit our Facebook page every month to stay on top of our following giveaways.

Your chance for a Drinking Bottle from soulbottles

The giveaway will run from July 1st to 31st and one ...

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June #evogiveaway: win a yoga towel from Namastay Towel

June #evogiveaway: win a yoga towel from Namastay Towel

For our June giveaway, we are teaming up with NamaSTAY Towel to offer readers a chance to win a yoga towel from NamaSTAY Towel. Be sure and check our blog and Facebook page every month to stay on top of our following giveaways.

update:

We have a winner. Josie F from Canada is the lucky contestant who gets to choose a yoga towel from NamaSTAY Towel. ...

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biophilia and the amazing benefits of flowers and plants

biophilia and the amazing benefits of flowers and plants

You’ve recently taken your yoga practice from the crowded community yoga studio to your very own home. You’ve established a yoga room and decorated it. You’ve painted the room a tranquil color, organized your yoga mats and blocks, but something still seems to be lacking.

Can’t quite pin it down? We’ll give you a little hint. You grow them in your garden and love receiving them on any occasion.

Plants and flowers ...

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Shine Bright: love the person in the mirror

Shine Bright: love the person in the mirror

The environment of the hot yoga room: bright lights, floor-to-ceiling mirrors on all four walls, natural light from a glass door or window. The atmosphere of the yoga room: temperatures upwards of 100+ degrees in combination with humidity.  The room can feel balmy, beachy, and tropical. The costume of the yoga room: form-fitting, sweat-wicking shorts, sports bras, tank tops, capris.  Environment + atmosphere + attire: well that certainly that leaves ...

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open heart journeys: co-create the best yoga retreat

open heart journeys: co-create the best yoga retreat

support for your yoga retreat

When we announced Evolation Retreats in our free yoga retreat listing article, we touched upon Open Heart Journeys but felt we had left out the true intention of Open Heart Journeys.

Open Heart Journeys is a support system to provide yoga teachers and retreat leaders with all ...

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how I became a traveling yoga teacher

how I became a traveling yoga teacher

what is a traveling yoga teacher?

If you practice yoga regularly at a studio, you may see a few instructors come and go in the span of a few months to a year. When I first started practicing I enjoyed seeing new teachers arrive as they always had so much new information to bring to their classes. For every new teacher I met, my personal practice jumped up to new heights. ...

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#yogastory: ready to accept the challenges

#yogastory: ready to accept the challenges

ups and downs

Ups and downs… life is always full of them! I can think of plenty just in these last seven weeks. Sickness, health, injury, progress, depression, elation, confusion, clarity, exhaustion, motivation. One week you’re dwelling in negativity and the next you’re on cloud nine. Maybe nothing has even changed but your focus, your intent, your drishti. Or maybe it was just one thing that took you over the ledge, ...

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secrets to standing bow pose

secrets to standing bow pose

In a few classes over the last few days, I noticed again how difficult it is for students to move correctly into the standing bow pose without very clear instructions to slow down and enunciate the technique of the posture.

After practicing for a very long time, one might move more swiftly through the right stages to the final pose and then charge the body forward. But most students, in ...

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