#yogastory: featured collective story – Evolation Yoga Buffalo


studio:   evolation yoga Buffalo
owner:   David Drost
city:   Buffalo, NY
history:   evolation buffalo is the first evolation studio which opened in 2007. David took ownership in 2013

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Two years in business with bills paid!! That is all I set out to do. Serve the community and teachers in an open environment of growth and personal prosperity is what we are here for.

why did you join the evolation collective?

I was in a personal crisis at the time and it was the perfect work to get involved with. The practice started to bring my mind and body back from the brink. I can never repay this process. The only way I can express my gratitude in through action and carrying this process to others.


what changes have you made since opening?

Esthetically not much has changed. The practice and offerings continue to grow. In 2013 I added 8 additional flow classes to the schedule to make it 1/3 of our practice. Fiscally and promotionally we started to include the teachers in the process of financial growth through inclusion and accountability in a collective environment.

what advice would you give to someone thinking of opening a yoga studio?

Do it for love. Not just for love of yoga. For Gratitude, for commitment, creativity and for honest needs not wants. (oh wait that is yoga)



Evolation yoga is devoted to helping you become more Self-centered – in an ego-free way. By combining the powerful physical properties of hot yoga with the awareness-enhancing effects of meditation, evolation’s aim is to make you healthier, happier, and more in touch with that elusive little thing called the Self.