Welcome to Evolve Yoga + Wellness!
Evolve Yoga + Wellness is a community-oriented yoga and wellness center located in the heart of St. Marys County in Southern Maryland. Evolve offers and welcomes many diverse styles of yoga as well as many mind/body and artistic modalities including Pilates, Tai Chi, Meditation, YogaDance, Massage Therapy and Pranassage. We truly believe there is a type of yoga or movement for “every body”, regardless of age, shape or flexibility.
In addition to group classes we offer private sessions and consultations with wonderful wellness practitioners who can schedule appointments to support your individual needs for aesthetic services, skincare and energy work. We welcome local artists and musicians to exhibit their work and share their talents as well. Our goal is to create a dynamic, welcoming community in Southern Maryland with the intention of promoting and enhancing health, wellbeing and creativity on all levels.
Evolve is also recognized as a Registered Yoga School through the Yoga Alliance offering 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher training programs.
Self-Awakening Yoga has been called a miraculous returning home to the wisdom of the body. Throughout this immersion training you will learn the fundamentals of Self-Awakening Yoga, from accessible movement, to mindful awareness. You will gain non-authoritarian teaching skills to help others unravel muscular tension, experience new ranges of motion, and recover natural movement. Join us this October to relax, renew, and restore yourself and your community with Self-Awakening Yoga.Who is this workshop for?
Whether you are new to yoga, a seasoned practitioner, teacher, or healing professional, this training will free you to access your inner source of intuitive guidance, bringing new depth of insight into your personal practice as well as your work with others.
Saturday, Oct. 22 – 10:30 – 1:00 and 2:00 – 5:00
Sunday, Oct. 23 – 7:00 – 9:00 SAY Practice, 10:30 – 1:00 and 2:00 – 4:00
This workshop included in and required for Fall Yoga Teacher Training. 12 CEU’s available for yoga instructors.
Full Weekend – $250
Sat. Only – $110
Sun. Only – $150
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Self-Awakening Yoga: The Expansion of Consciousness through the Body’s Own Wisdom, by Don Stapleton Ph.D., Healing Arts Press, 2004.
Yoga originated in Asia, but today has become a world-wide phenomenon. In the US alone, the number of Americans who self-identify as yoga practitioners has risen to 20.4 million, a 30% rise in the last four years. With interest in the health benefits of yoga booming, questions arise: Is yoga a merely physical practice for increased flexibility, stress relief, and fitness? Where did it come from? Is yoga a religion? An esoteric path of spiritual self-realization? Accurate information about modern yoga and about yoga’s philosophical origins can be difficult to access. This workshop aims to introduce current research into the often-blurry intersection of modern postural and classical yoga, introducing some of the leading scholars in these fields. During our session we will unearth some surprising historical, religious and cultural influences that have shaped yoga in its present day forms. Together, we will gain a better understanding of yoga’s origins and evolution with particular attention to the catalysts that have provoked change over the years. We will study the early practices of the renunciate yogis, the impact of British colonialism, the spread of yoga outside the east, and finally the modern adaptations that continue to re-define yoga today. Having identified some of the threads of classical yoga philosophy, modern posture practice, and how others have defined yoga through the centuries, we will examine our own philosophical and spiritual beliefs, answering the questions: How do I make meaning of yoga within the bigger context of my life? How is my yoga experience influenced by my beliefs and culture? How do I assist others in integrating or reconciling yoga with their personal beliefs and cultural landscapes? In this weekend workshop for yoga teachers and practitioners Horace Usry and Janel Schullo will cultivate a climate of inquiry with self, with one another, and with the origin and evolution of yoga today. Join us in this ever-evolving landscape and find your place in the evolution of yoga.
“This program was life changing. Horace and Janel are wonderful teachers and inspiring people.” – Elizabeth
Saturday 2:00 -5:00, Cost- $50. Save $5 and register by Oct. 23. Go to your Mindbody account to register or stop by the front desk : )
Addiction to drugs, alcohol, food, sex, gambling-and the list goes on-is a problem of epic proportion in our society today. Learn the basics of 12-Step Recovery in the burgeoning field of Yoga for Recovery. Gain a basic understanding of the neuroscience of craving and addiction. Become familiar with current research into the relationship between trauma and addictive/compulsive behaviors and how yoga can help. This workshop is yoga teachers and practitioners seeking an integration of 12-Step Recovery and yoga inquiry. Participants do not need to be active in or familiar with the 12-Step program. This workshop is not for persons who have a current chronic addition. It is not intended to substitute for a rehabilitation program. Contact us if you are currently dealing with an addiction and need help, we might be able to assist you in finding the right kind of support. Throughout the workshop you will: • Increase your understanding of 12-Step Recovery • Relate yoga, meditation and pranayama to 12-Step Recovery • Deepen your yoga practice • Enhance your communication skills • Allow yourself and others to experience personal feeling without judgment • Gain a basic understanding of the neuroscience of trauma in relation to addictive/compulsive behaviors • Learn skills for a trauma-sensitive yoga practice • Cultivate the ability to listen to your own inner voice • Explore a variety of meditation techniques and understand how meditation aids in recovery • Deepen the connection with your higher power • Understand how yoga benefits all regardless of culture or belief.
“This training will bless and enrich your life.” – Alison
Register by Oct. 25 and save $5. Otherwise just $50 for this special event. Go to your Mindbody account to register or stop by the front desk : )