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Workshops

Yummy Yoga’s Jenn Brown and Chelsea Ihnacik of WholeFoodVegan.com present:

The Forks Over Knives Plan

This 4 week class will pair a beginner friendly yoga class with an hour long nutrition workshop utilizing “The Forks Over Knives Plan” as its’ central theme. Each weekly class begins with 1 hour of yoga followed by a whole foods plant based snack and 1 hour plant based nutrition workshop. Participants receive a hardcover copy of the New York Times best selling book, “The Forks Over Knives Plan.”  Over the course of the month you will learn how to transition one meal at a time, week by week, until your entire diet consists entirely of whole plant based foods.

Keep in mind that food is powerful medicine and if you have a health condition or are taking medication at the time of the class you will need to see your doctor about adjusting–or eliminating–your medication during your transition.

This 4 week class will meet in the front studio at Evolve each Saturday in November from 2:30-4:30pm

11/1 – Week 1: Self Awakening (Morning) Yoga – Intro to The FOK Plan; Focus: Plant-Based Breakfast

11/8 – Week 2: Mid-Day Energy Boost Yoga – The FOK Lifestyle; Focus: Plant-Based Lunch

11/15 – Week 3: Evening restorative (destress) Yoga – Meal Planning; Focus: Plant-Based Dinner 

11/22 – Week 4: Adaptive (using props) Yoga – Fine-Tuning your Lifestyle; Focus: Dining Out Adaptions

11/29- Optional yoga class and Gratitude potluck

Price: $165 per person. Early Bird $150 (must sign up and pay in full before October 25th)

Includes: (4) 2 hour classes (yoga/workshop), hardcover copy of FOK and 4 Plant-Based Snacks 

Register through your EYW account or in the studio.

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Foundations of Ashtanga Vinyasa with Liz Dornisch 

Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic flowing Vinyasa yoga following a precise sequence of asanas established by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Ashtanga combines asana with the use of drishti, pranayama, and bandhas. Consistent devotion to this highly athletic practice gradually leads to steadiness of the body and clarity of the mind. 

Learn the foundations of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system in this 4 weeks class series. Students will learn the fundamental postures and vinyasas of the Primary Series, with modifications as appropriate. This course introduces Ashtanga in a slow, safe, and comprehensive manner, encouraging the development of a self-practice; it is appropriate for those new to Vinyasa yoga, but some yoga experience is highly recommended.  

This series is progressive, and each class will build on the previous.  At the end of the 4 weeks, students will be prepared with the skills and knowledge to attend any Ashtanga Led Primary class offered at Evolve Yoga and Wellness. 

October 18, 25, November 1 and 8.  4 classes just $40!

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This four week workshop will provide the yoga instructor or practitioner with a clear understanding and rationale behind the importance of energy conservation vs. energy expenditure when dealing with a cancer diagnosis.  The tools and techniques taught will prove invaluable in reducing pain, fatigue, insomnia, depression, and anxiety, which are all common physical and emotional side effects. We will also explore movements that help with neuropathy and lymphedema, common side effects of chemotherapy.   

Who Should Attend : 

All Individuals who have/have had/ or know someone that has cancer.

Yoga Instructors who want to continue their education and wish to have a better understanding of how to work with someone who has cancer. (4 CEUs)

Format

15-20 minute informational lecture followed by a practice based on the YCat program. (Yoga for People with Cancer and Chronic Illness)

Cost

$40 for 4-week session.  Register under workshops.

Time

Thursdays, October 9 -30, 5:45-6:45pm

Instructor

Gail Wathen, RYT 500 and Certified YCat Therapist. In addition to teaching in St. Mary’s county, Gail travels around the country to teach the YCat program alongside its creator, Jnani Chapman, RN, E-RYT500. She along with another graduate of the program have created Breath of Hope Integrated Therapies with a goal to provide support and empowerment for those with a cancer diagnosis.

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Wild Yoga and the Journey of the Soul, with Rebecca Wildbear, Sunday, Nov. 16, 1:00 -3:30

Join guest teacher Rebecca Wildbear, RYT-500, MS for a deep and joyful inward journey into the playfulness of your body and the mysterious imagery of your soul. There is some kiss we want with our whole lives, the touch of spirit on the body. -Rumi Have you ever felt a yearning for something unknown? Or [...]

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Take Flight! 2 Inversion Workshops offered by Kate Curry, RYT-500

Take the opportunity to jump into the practice of inversions! This workshop will consist of a two-part series.  Part 1 will look into beginner to intermediate inversions, such as crow pose and head stand.  We will take the opportunity to break down the postures to the foundations and will include the use of props. Part [...]

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Pigeon Party with Naomi Gottlieb – Miller, Sunday, Dec. 7, 1:30 -3:30

Most yogis have very strong feelings about pigeon pose. Love it or hate it, pigeon pose is one of the most elegant, versatile, challenging and confounding poses in the yoga pantheon of practice. For those reasons, no yoga pose is more deserving of a party than pigeon pose. Pigeon pose is several poses in one—it’s [...]

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Yoga & Crystal Sound Healing with Jeannine Dietz, Sunday, Dec. 14, 1:30 -3:30

Achieve a deeper understanding of the self, increase personal power, promote self-healing, reduce stress, and relax fully, deeply and completely. Enjoy a healing, soothing “Sound Bath” followed by an all-levels yoga practice to explore alignment, deep stretching, and pranayama (breath exercises). Enjoy an intro to the power of Mantra and your own Emotional + Energetic [...]

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Yin Yoga and Crystal Sound Healing with Jeannine Dietz, Saturday, Oct. 18., 2:00 – 4:00

Experience the healing benefits of opening your hips through the practice of Yin Yoga, Crystal Sound Healing, and Relaxation. Yin Yoga works on opening the intricate webbing of connective tissue that connects our muscles – particularly within the pelvis. Yin Yoga opens up these deep, dense, rarely addressed areas; increasing flexibility, range of motion and [...]

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Learning the Ropes-2 Yoga Rope Wall Workshops with Karl Speath, Oct. 11 and 12

Join Karl Spaeth, E-RYT 500, creator and builder of Evolve’s Rope Wall, for an afternoon learning the ropes on Evolve’s rope wall.  Whether you are new to working on the wall or an experienced teacher we have options for you. Reviewing the Principles of the Yoga Rope Wall, Saturday, Oct. 11, 1:30 – 5:30  Join us for an afternoon [...]

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Yummy Yoga at Port of Leonardtown Winery, Sunday, September 28, 11:00 AM

Join Evolve instructor Jenn Brown for a special Yummy Yoga event under the tents at the Port of Leonardtown Winery. Arrive at 11 for an hour of yoga followed by a salad potluck, just bring a vegetarian topper. Choose either a souvenir glass for wine tastings or one full glass of wine.  Organic greens donated by Chesapeake [...]

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