Our Classes

EVOLVE is dedicated to serving our community, providing a genuine and sustainable yoga practice, and healthy lifestyle integration that will continue to evolve the physical and emotional health of our students.  

Here you’ll find the wide variety of classes we offer at EVOLVE. Take a peak and contact us with any questions you may have. We can’t wait to hear from you!


Build

Align

Yoga alignment describes how the body is arranged in yoga postures (asanas). This mainly includes creating straight lines and stacking bones – but it can mean so much more. Alignment isn’t a rigid structure about making a perfect angles and creating that picture-perfect shape.
This class is a great way to sharpen your practice. Perfect for beginners and seasoned yogis alike – this practice will elevate your body and postural awareness. This is not a flow class but don’t let that fool you! You’re definitely going to feel this in your body. Learn alignment, how to hold poses, proper breathing while moving thru an asana class, and the benefits of props. All in a safe practicing environment to learn as your pace! All levels welcome.

Basics

Yoga practiced with a slow, nurturing and soft pace. It’s a time to cultivate inner strength and  peace. Easy non strenuous postures are taught, sometimes in a gentle flowing sequence supported by the breath. Expect measured stretching and range of motion exercises in mostly seated positions. Props are sometimes used to facilitate deeper release and relaxation. More emphasis on the meditative component of yoga.  This is as an all level class appropriate for stress reduction, injury/illness recovery, and seniors (must be able to go to and from the floor unassisted). All levels are welcome. Beginners are encouraged to start here.

Pilates

Mat Pilates is an all level class that focuses on uniformity strengthening the body, where all your muscles work together in each exercise.  This is the most effective way to build deep down strength so you can actively age without pain.  Each exercise will focus on strengthening the core, increasing flexibility, and mobilizing the spine, so that you improve your posture, balance, coordination, and confidence as you live your daily life.

Sculpt

A hybrid class of strength exercises to stabilize the yoga body, followed by yoga asana. Think small weights for upper body, mat exercises for lower (and whole) body. Then a yoga practice where you move along with the breath at times and hold poses at times. This format is a petri dish upon which you can explore how yoga can help you learn more about yourself. Please bring 1-3 lb hand weights (though the class can be done without weights). All levels are welcome.

Stretch

It’s like a massage on your yoga mat. Stretch invites us to learn how to actively stretch and strengthen our bodies targeting primary muscle groups surrounding the hips, hamstrings and upper back. Poses that utilize long holds, deep stretches, and slow, thoughtful movements, stretch and release all the neuromuscular tension we tend to store in our muscles and connective tissues. This class provides a calm and relaxing space to let go of tension, focus on our breath, and let all our stresses fall away. You get to decide how challenging you would like each pose to be! Options will be given to go deeper into the poses as you refine your practice. All levels are welcome.


Flow

Gentle Flow

This prop based class is designed to create mobility, ease the mind, and calm the body. This practice is intended to gently warm the body thru a meditative flow that offers mindful movements that are linked with the breath. Easy non strenuous postures are taught. In addition to asana, classes often include opportunities for pranayama and meditation. Beneficial for both lifetime practitioners and beginner yogis. All levels are welcome. Beginners are encouraged to start here.

Mindful Flow

Mindful Flow usually provides poses that range from gentle to challenging, done with stable, self-centering energy.  The pace of these classes is understandably slower and emphasis is placed on safe alignment and the maintaining balance of the slow breathing. This style can vary a little, with some classes preferring long, silent periods of reflection and static holding during each pose, and others opting for a more fluid experience. The toned-down speed of these classes does not, however, mean that the poses are any less beneficial for building strength, stability, and postural integrity than other styles. This slower pace is definitely more conducive to the meditative practices of mindfulness of action and awareness of breathing. This makes it particularly well-suited to newer students, or for those who desire deep concentration within their practice. All levels are welcome.

Nidra Flow

Drop into a deep state of rest with Nidra Flow. This class will build heat with an invigorating all level yoga sequence focusing on stability and energy realignment, then cool it down with a calming yoga nidra meditation. Yoga nidra is an ancient practice that will drift you into the space between awake and asleep. As you still the waves of your mind, you’ll sink into restorative brainwave activity to find full-body healing, reflection, and relaxation. Each practice varies in length to help you build up to 40 minutes of asana and 20 minutes of Yoga Nidra. All levels are welcome.

Root to Rise

Wake up and tune into your body with this mindful morning flow. Experience the benefits of waking up to your yoga practice as you stretch your body, awaken your mind, and fuel your spirit. Salute the sun with a smile and gracefully work out all of the kinks and tightness from your night’s sleep. This sweet, grounded practice encourages self-care and body-awareness through heat-building, flowing, and centered movement. You’ll feel energized, have amazing mental clarity, and will be ready to flow through your day with ease. All levels are welcome.

Soul Flow

The beginner-friendly yoga class is everything you never knew you needed. Designed to make you feel relaxed, not just physically but deep down in your soul. During this experience, we’ll focus on Self Work and Self Care while listening to the dopest playlist on the planet. Rejuvenate, relax and refresh your body, spirit and soul where harmony through yoga and music restores balance and positive energy. You’ll sweat a little while opening your Chakras and vibing out to the rhythm and sounds of Adele, John Legend, Joss Stone, Marvin Gaye, Lauryn Hill, Hoizer and Phil Collins just to name a few. All levels are welcome.


Power

Ashtanga

Also known as the “Eight Limbs” of Yoga or ‘Royal Yoga’ is a modern day form of classical Indian Yoga. The Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series is the first set sequence of six series, increasing in difficulty and mastery. Each series begins with several warming and engaging sets of Sun Salutation A and B. Followed by a variety of standing poses, including balancing and strength building asanas, held for a length of five, long ujjayi breaths. This standing sequence is then followed by the closing sequence, which includes a multitude of sitting postures, backbends, and inversions. A large emphasis is put on proper breathing, expanding the body during inhales and compressing the body during exhales. This degree of focus, on breathing and the gaze held throughout the hour help to aid the student in deepening their practice. The Vinyasa style is one that is consistently moving, vigorous, and a full body workout that takes on the form of a moving meditation. The practice comes to a close with a relaxing savasana. Instruction will allow for modification.

Buti

BUTI Yoga is a unique practice, known for it’s cardio-intensive bursts of tribal dance, primal movement, and conditioning. It’s designed to offer a calorie-scorching, body-sculpting, and dynamic yoga practice. Incorporating spiral structure technique, intentional shaking & vibration, as well as yoga sequencing to provide a full body experience. Feel your body and soul transform during this intense class!

HardCore

HardCore Vinyasa, as the name suggests, is a series of movements and postures focused on the core muscles. However, HardCore goes beyond that to include the core of yoga postures on the spiritual, mental, emotional and energy levels. In this yoga practice, the definition of the physical core goes beyond the abdominal muscles to include the interconnecting muscle lines throughout the body that comprise the muscular support system. Through this series of core based movements, focus is brought to “core-generated alignment”. By working from this deep-muscle and inner-focus core, this practice improves both physical and mental stability and results in a quicker and more efficient transformation of the body and mind, including confidence and self-awareness. This is a level II class with more difficult postures and transitions. Not Suitable for Beginners.

Vinyasa

Typically in a Vinyasa Class each yoga posture flows one into the next with shorter periods of holding. There’s less emphasis on alignment and more emphasis on connecting each movement with the breath. Vinyasa challenges us to stay calm, centered and balanced, both physically and mentally. Vinyasa yoga can be quite vigorous and tends to build a lot of internal heat which is an important part of any transformational process. Often these classes feel very fluid and can create more of an aerobic/cardiovascular experience. As in most of the classes described on this page, Vinyasa ends in a period of deep relaxation. Modifications offered. Step out of your comfort zone and explore the possibilities! All levels are welcome / Mixed Level Options


Relax

Release

Using a combination of pranayama (breathing) exercises and slow flowing tai chi inspired movement — Release lets the past and whatever tension built up to just melt away. Moving from the floor, through some standing and balancing postures to build up energy and finally settling into supported reclined stretches and restorative postures. Followed by a long juicy savasana to switch off the stress and switch on the joy. All levels welcome.

Restore

In restorative yoga , props (blankets, bolsters, blocks and straps) are used to support the body so that you can hold poses for longer, allowing you to open your body through passive stretching. The postures are usually adapted from supine or seated yoga poses with the addition of blocks, bolsters  and folded blankets to eliminate unnecessary straining. Restorative Yoga gives the body a chance to develop its ability to heal itself (homeostasis), puts the mind at rest, and the spirit at ease. This class is for those who are seeking a slower paced, gentle practice. These classes typically hold 3-5 postures for longer holds in deep relaxation. Along with intentional breathing techniques this conscious rest will calm your body and mind. All levels are welcome.

Yin

Yin focuses on the connective tissues of the body through postures that are held in stillness and mindful awareness for several minutes at a time. A perfect complement to more yang styles of exercise (such as flow yoga, running, or biking), Yin addresses tightness in the joints and connective tissues, resulting in not only more lubricated and flexible joints, but also a greater sense of balance, peace, and calm. Props make the practice accessible to people of all abilities. If you’re an advanced yogi, or new to yoga. We offer an assortment of props to accommodate everyone! A wonderful, detoxifying class. Best practiced in the morning before any other activity, so the body and muscles are still cold. All levels are welcome.

YinVin : This combination class begins with Yin postures helping to switch off fight-or-flight mode, promoting balance throughout the nervous system and tuning into our joints and connective tissues. Then the second half of class moves into a vinyasa flow warming the muscles and enlivening the body. Ending with a deep relaxation.

Prenatal

Prenatal Yoga focuses on positions that are specifically designed for pregnant women’s bodies. In addition to modifying positions for pregnancy, prenatal yoga also emphasizes breathing, stretches and strengthening moves that help your body prepare for labor. You’ll be encouraged to use accessories (bolsters, blocks, wedges or folded blankets) to achieve the proper alignment. All levels are welcome.

Please send us an email to inquire: theevolvemindset@gmail.com

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