Yoga (Antei - Chikara - Sosei)
Yoga at EvolveAll
The yoga program at Evolve All is unique because we are trained and grounded in the traditions but have adapted our practice to be current, relevant and safe. The classes are accessible to everybody and every body! We are constantly learning and adapting to our members’ needs.
We still have Ms. Sarah’s great classes throughout the week, but now we’ve named them so new participants know what to expect. We’re also adding two morning classes, to be taught by Ms. Jen on Wednesday and Sunday starting September 20th!
Chikara – Strengthen: One hour of energetic yoga practice to improve strength, stamina and flexibility.
- Longer class allows for exploring deeper poses.
- Slightly faster than Sosei yoga.
- Flow yoga, so more continuous movement rather than holding poses.
- Benefits include stress release, relaxation, strength building and a great workout.
Monday 8:15pm, Thursday 7:45pm
Antei – Balance: 45 minute multi-level class to stretch, strengthen and relax.
- Slightly shorter class for busy schedules.
- More focus on flexibility, stretching and balance.
- Designed to quiet the body as opposed to energizing the body, perfect for an evening practice.
Wednesday 9:45am, Sunday 11am
Sosei – Restore: One hour of slow flow yoga to recover stability, flexibility and restore balance.
- More focused on pose breakdown, which is great for beginners.
- Stamina is less necessary for this class.
- During this class the instructor will stop the flow to give additional details on poses.
Chikara and Antei Instructor
I found yoga while working as a personal trainer. Curious to try new training methods, I began taking yoga classes and quickly realized the benefits for both my own health but also that it would be a great tool to use with my clients.
My original plan was to learn a little to help my clients round out their fitness routines of strength training and cardiovascular exercise, but after taking my first teacher training, I was hooked and knew I wanted to explore deeper into what yoga could offer.
I continued to take training and began teaching both private clients and then taking on yoga classes. As I taught, my personal practice grew and I began to reap other benefits from yoga. For me, yoga allows for a mental respite, time to de-stress and focus only on the present moment. I soon realized that yoga was more than a fitness routine, but a way to help my mental health as well.
During my vinyasa flow yoga, I like to offer different options in poses, allowing people to choose what works best for them: to decide if they need mobility and stretch, strength or simply relaxation and a means to relieve stress.
I incorporate my experience with personal training and my knowledge of safe fitness practice into my yoga classes to create a flow that will build strength, flexibility and offer relaxation in one session.
Today, I enjoy bringing yoga to everyone. My goal for the yoga participants is leave class feeling better than when they began; taking away from the class what they need at that moment.
Ace Certified Personal Trainer
YogaFit Certified Yoga Instructor
TRX Certified Trainer
I came to yoga over 15 years ago to find relief from chronic back pain and have been practicing ever since.
Over the past year, I stepped it up and finally decided to pursue teacher certification through YogaFit. I am attracted to YogaFit’s program because it is grounded in the traditional physical and mental discipline but adapts the practice for our modern lives and bodies.
I believe that yoga can be a wonderful way to care for ourselves and undo imbalances, stress and weaknesses brought on by our everyday lives. Everyone can benefit from the practice of mindful focus, strengthening and balancing to help restore their body and mind.
Some of you may know me as Sarah’s sub, but I am excited to officially start teaching my own class!
I am on my path to completing a 200hr RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) certification, having successfully completed trainings in YogaFit Levels 1-3, Anatomy, Restorative Yoga, and Kids Yoga. I am also certified through Samson Elite for “Preventative Measures” and “Intro to Technique” in personal training.
Tried yoga this morning at Evolve All and it was everything I had hoped for. The Wednesday morning class is restorative, meaning slower paced and really focusing on correct form. Jen, the teacher was welcoming and helped me with poses–I am returning to yoga after a long absence. Today’s class was free and I’ll be taking advantage of the drop in option in the coming weeks–evening and weekend classes don’t fit my schedule right now so the weekday morning is perfect. It sounds like they have tons of other classes (like Brazilian jiu-jitsu) that I’d love to try in the future. Your first class of each variety is free, so you’re able to try classes you’re not sure about. So glad I finally have a yoga place!R. W.
Just tried the yoga class at Evolve All…. Awesome! I’ve taken many a yoga class at many a yoga studio but I definitely liked that this was not a typical yoga studio. The atmosphere was casual and everyone in the class seemed to have a smile to welcome anyone walking into the class that day. It was just… comfortable.
The class wasn’t easy but Sarah, the instructor, took the time to teach modifications for every pose. More than anything I appreciated that she encouraged everyone to listen to their bodies and to be “where you are today”. No pressure for a perfect pose, just a willing attitude to try your personal best that day.
You can’t beat their class prices, drop ins elsewhere in the area are mucho $$$. And to make it even sweeter, they let you try your first class FREE! Everyone loves free, I know I do!
I plan to continue classes with Sarah at the Evolve All studio. It’s a great environment with an even better community of people.