A more Self-centered yoga
Evolation is devoted to helping you become more Self-centered – in an ego-free way. By combining the powerful physical properties of heated 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.
Embarking on this journey of Self-realization means sometimes turning our expectations (and ourselves) upside down. It means peppering our foundation with experimentation to forge an entirely new path: merging the mental with the physical in order to transcend them both. Most of all, it means evolving our practice to elevate our understanding of our world.
Learn more about our foundations and inspirations.
Let’s talk about Self, baby
Wondering what all this Self stuff is about? It’s a good question – especially since our western conception of the word is generally so negative. From “self-absorbed” to “selfish,” almost all uses of this four-letter word carry some implied evil or weakness.
Perhaps that’s because we tend to confuse our outer layers with what constitutes our core. For when you get down to it, there’s nothing negative about nurturing the most basic elements of our being. In fact, it might be the most ego-free thing we can do.
So, it’s not that ego-centric self we seek at evolation, nor is it the self that we hope to see look smokin’ in a swimsuit (but let’s not rule that out as a side-effect).
Evolation’s goal is to help you connect with your Self – with a capital S. When your mind’s chatter has ceased, and all that’s left is peace, stillness, and joy: that’s where you’ll find your Self, and that’s where Evolation aspires to lead.
The foundation of Evolation
our yog-aha! moment
evolation was borne from a collective epiphany amongst teachers and students alike – that yoga must have the freedom to evolve in order to elevate the Self towards a higher state of awareness. While many of us came from different paths, our vision of a more expansive practice was the same: remove the rigidity, fuse the physical with the mental, and focus on the teachings – not the teacher. When these ideas, individuals, and inspirations came together, evolation came to be.
meditation + heated yoga = a divine combination
The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root, “yuj,” meaning “union.” At evolation, we apply this principle of inclusion to all of our offerings, starting with classes that enrich the heated hatha yoga espoused by Bishnu Gosh and Bikram Choudhury with the meditation techniques taught by Paramhansa Yogananda. Firmly rooted in these traditions, we find our foundation in their combination – producing an entirely new practice with the goal of facilitating spiritual awakening for a wide range of students.
we’re flexible, in more ways than one
So what does that mean for you? It means you’ve got more choice when it comes to how you access your Self. From varying levels of yoga classes, to meditation instruction, to workshops & retreats, teacher trainings and more, evolation is designed to help you find the Self-centered path that resonates with you.
And as the needs of our students evolve, so will we. We’re open to change. In fact, it’s our goal. If it’s transformation we seek, we won’t find it by staying static. That’s why we’ll adapt and evolve our offerings as the need arises. We follow the path we preach: Live by Example. Be the Change We Seek.