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Growing evidence shows that the imprints of traumatic events remain lodged in the body and brain, and that somatic awareness practices are essential for trauma recovery. Modern findings in neuroscience support these notions and have paved the way for yoga and meditation to find their rightful place as bona fide adjunctive therapies in treating traumatic stress. This workshop helps reframe the negative effects of trauma into an opportunity to yoke with ourselves. As we unpack the pranic implications of holding trauma in the body, we will discover that the unwinding or thawing of this “frozen potential” allows greater possibilities for stability, healing and vitality to emerge. We will cover: The neurological and physiological implications of trauma Asana, pranayama and meditation techniques that recalibrate the nervous system The power of imagery, affirmation and guided relaxation techniques Establishing a safe container within for transformational shifts to occur Self-care – supporting ourselves through a nourishing daily regimen to strengthen psychic immunity and personal boundaries The spirit of resilience This work will offer tools to help us “come home” to ourselves in a way that fosters self-listening, establishes safety, and enlivens the muscle of trust.
Date: June 3 – 4,  Saturday 10:30 -1:30 / 2:30 -5:30 Sunday 10:30 -1:30 / 2:30 -5:30
Cost: Saturday only $125 Saturday Sunday $225 / Early Bird discount save $25 and register by May 20
12 CEU”s for Yoga Alliance


Develop a safe, refined and therapeutic practice.   Yoga provides an excellent approach to health, fitness, and wellbeing. When we follow our natural anatomical design, the body moves with grace and refinement and yoga becomes a highly effective approach to injury prevention and therapy. To be effective, yoga practice requires a level of precision and skill that comes through a study of its principles. Understanding our basic anatomy reveals the fundamentals of alignment for our yoga postures. With this alignment, the potential that yoga offers for health and healing is achieved.

Join us for this comprehensive, yet fun exploration of anatomy as we learn by doing! Discover how to align your yoga postures with precision and skillfulness. Understand the cause of common yoga injuries and how to prevent them. Recognize common postural misalignments that cause injury. Make your time on the mat your own therapeutic experience. The class makes learning basic anatomy fun and easy to apply. All instructions follow the rich concepts and principles of yoga. Saturday only $125, Sat and Sun $225.  Register by June 1 and save $25.  Schedule: 10:30 – 1:30 and 2:30 – 5:00

Steven Weiss, MS, DC, C-IAYT is a holistic chiropractor and nutritionist, yoga therapist and teacher. He teaches anatomy, alignment principles, yoga therapeutics and nutrition for yoga teacher trainings internationally. Steven is an instructor for Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Sivananda Yoga and Integral Yoga’s Yogaville. His extensive study in the Iyengar and Anusara yoga systems strongly influence his teaching. As a doctor of chiropractic and with his research in anatomy and kinesiology, his classes offer a unique and user-friendly approach to injury-free yoga.

Dr. Weiss is the author of the popular yoga text, The Injury-Free Yoga Practice, a comprehensive guide to alignment, anatomy and the prevention of yoga injuries.

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Self-Awakening Yoga has been called a miraculous returning home to the wisdom of the body. In this 100-hour teacher training you will learn to teach 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.

Who is this Training for?

Whether 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 to your personal practice and your work with others.


Sponsored by Evolve Yoga + Wellness on the beautiful campus of Saint Mary’s College of Maryland. Affordable condo housing and meal plans with vegetarian and gluten free options are available.

Suggested Reading:

Self-Awakening Yoga: The Expansion of Consciousness through the Body’s Own Wisdom, by Don Stapleton Ph.D., Healing Arts Press, 2004.

100 credit hours towards Evolve 300-hour Yoga Teacher Certification

100 Continuing Education Credits for Yoga Alliance CEU’s

Required for 300-Hour Nosara Yoga Teacher Training

Required for 1000-Hour Nosara Yoga Teacher Training

Tuition:  $1,850 before June 1st  /  $2000 after June 1st.   $500 deposit will hold your space.

Full room & board includes single room in shared townhouse with 3 delicious meals daily. Gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options available $1200.  Commuter meals only option just $580.

Sponsored by Evolve Yoga + Wellness on the beautiful campus of Saint Mary’s College of Maryland

Additional activities Include:

Walking the wooded campus in Historic St. Mary’s City.

Inclusive sailboat, stand up paddle board, and kayak use at the University docks

Open air concert series on the University lawn overlooking St. Mary’s river

Fourth of July group gathering

Graduation ceremony open to family and friends

St. Mary’s College was founded in 1840 in  St. Mary’s City, Maryland. It is a public liberal arts university dedicated to promoting scholarship and creativity.

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Evolve Yoga now at St. Mary’s College

Live south in the county and looking for yoga closer to home?  Join Evolve Yoga Instructor Susan Grier, RYT-500 for Yoga for Strength and Flexibility.  Spring session runs May 9 -June 27.  Drop-ins  welcome. This is a basic class to build strength, increase flexibility, and improve balance, appropriate for beginners as well as more experienced [...]

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Ayurveda: Healing Principles and Daily Practices with Alana Greenberg, April 29 – 30, 2017

Ayurveda, Yoga’s sister science, is India’s traditional health-care system that adheres to the organic pulsations and bio-rhythms of nature. It offers common sense approaches to wellness and longevity with natural, safe and effective remedies, empowering us to maintain our own vibrant health. How? This workshop will demystify Ayurvedic Medicine by exploring its philosophical roots and [...]

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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training starting April 22

The next Teacher Training program will begin April 2017. The foundation of this training draws from a diversity of yoga styles, stimulating personal inquiry into your own yoga practice. In an environment of individualized, experiential learning you gain professional skillfulness to teach in a wide variety of settings. Taught in a unique format of nine immersion weekends over [...]

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Yummy Yoga Spring Cleanse starts Saturday, April 29th

The Yummy Yoga Spring Cleanse combines a 3 week detox program with a month of unlimited yoga at Evolve Yoga + Wellness. This personalized detoxification is designed to energize, restore, and promote optimal health. This revitalizing program teaches the basic fundamentals for prevention and self-healing through nutrition and a restful, mindful cleanse. Stress, environmental factors, [...]

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Special Event! An Evening with DZAR, Tuesday May 9, 7:30 – 9:30

The New Energy Paradigm…have you felt the change? Have you felt the change in the energy you connect or work with? Do you feel limited by old stories and paradigms that are holding you back? Are you ready to take your connection to Energy to the next level? Then join us for this a powerful [...]

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Exploring the The Four Foundations of Mindfulness with Insight Yoga – Next class Sun., May 7, 1:00 – 3:30

The Buddha’s discourse on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness outlines practical methods for practicing mindfulness meditation and for progressing on the path to awakening. In this workshop series we’ll interweave these timeless teachings with body-based yoga methods. Mindfulness practice develops a quality of awareness that enables us to maintain a continuity of presence throughout a [...]

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Spring Restorative Yoga with Pranassage, Sunday, April 23, 2:30 – 4:30

Spring has sprung and change is in the air. Help yourself transition with the gift of relaxation and peace! The restorative practice helps prepare the receiver for a deeper experience by engaging the parasympathetic nervous system, which governs the internal organs and digestive system and inhibits or slows high-energy function. By doing so, the body [...]

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