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#yogastory: day by day in an evolation yoga teacher training

#yogastory: day by day in an evolation yoga teacher training

We have finished our second week already. It started out with a beautiful full harvest moon. We had a class that same night and it was very special. Our postures are improving with every class. I am learning so much about this yoga and how it applies to my body. Torrey came on Monday for our posture clinic. She has a way of explaining how the postures works and why. Later, we presented ...

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#yogastory: new family at an evolation yoga teacher training

#yogastory: new family at an evolation yoga teacher training

I arrived to my evolation yoga teacher training on Monday! It’s already saturday morning! Today we do the advanced class. Monday my arrival was a little “awkward.” I didn’t know anyone and I walked into a silent lunch – well, that’s not an easy thing for me to be – SILENT! “So, here I go!” I said to myself. I took a plate of amazing food and sat down and made my first friend: Julia. ...

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#yogastory: beginning of a new yoga journey

#yogastory: beginning of a new yoga journey

This is not the end, it is the beginning of a new yoga journey

We graduated. Diploma’s, kisses, hugs and everything. It was intense, an emotional and physical roller coaster and bubble that now ceases to exist.

Today I taught my first class! I have never ever experienced such focus, for a full 94 (oh oh…) minutes. I was in another zone, only there to serve my students with my words, presence and energy. How did it go?

No clue….It ...

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#yogastory: amsterdam photoblog

#yogastory: amsterdam photoblog

A lot of teacher trainings have some similar themes. Learn the dialog, deepen your practice, teach a kick-butt class, learn what yoga truly is and inspire the students. But anyone who goes to two or more teacher trainings will quickly learn how different each teacher training truly is. They take place in different cities, states and countries; with different teachers and completely different students.

Handan was nice enough to make an amsterdam photoblog to showcase some of the nuances of ...

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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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