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posts by Allison Antoinette

secrets to standing bow pose

secrets to standing bow pose

In a few classes over the last few days, I noticed again how difficult it is for students to move correctly into the standing bow pose without very clear instructions to slow down and enunciate the technique of the posture.

After practicing for a very long time, one might move more swiftly through the right stages to the final pose and then charge the body forward. But most students, in the ...

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meet & greet with chef juliette snijders

meet & greet with chef juliette snijders

Juliette did her yoga teacher training with evolation yoga in 2015 and is one of the many talented chefs connected to evolation yoga. Juliette works as a yoga teacher in Sweden and is also a trained Raw chef, Feng Shui consultant and organic gardener. We are so grateful to have her!

What inspired you to take evolation’s teacher training? 
I had thought of being a yoga teacher for a few years.
I used ...

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Wellness Recipe of the Week

Wellness Recipe of the Week

Spicy Peanut Butter Tofu
When you nourish your body with pure energy, you transform from the inside out! This week’s recipe is courtesy of chef Juliette Snijders, currently onsite at evolation’s Santa Barbara teacher training.

Ingredients
1 block extra firm tofu (press to remove any access water if you have the time)
1 can coconut milk or yoghurt
4 table spoons of peanut butter
1 table spoon tamari ...

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the heart of yoga is stillness

the heart of yoga is stillness

At the heart of yoga is a doorway for how to connect and experience the truth of who we are in both a relationship to ourSelves and to others.

And that doorway is stillness.

Whether in savasana using little effort or handstand using all your strength and willpower, yoga calls us to find the still, quiet point in every posture. It teaches us how to remain centered while in action so we can stay ...

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What’s Your Yoga Story?

What’s Your Yoga Story?

Alana Whitt | Hot TT Graduate | Costa Rica 2016

All I had heard about TT was how easy and relaxing my friends trainings were and how I would come back a different person. That TT is life changing.

Indeed that was true, but not in the way I was expecting.

As opposed to thinking id come back more spiritual, meditating everyday and generally at ...

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how to maintain your practice while traveling

how to maintain your practice while traveling

Did you know that a record 100 million U.S. residents will travel at least 50 miles away from home over the upcoming holiday?

That is a lot of planes, trains, and automobiles!

With the added responsibility of organizing gifts, travel, meals, and fussy children, its no wonder that fitness and yoga often fly out the window.

It’s definitely a challenge – at one of the times we need the mental and physical aspects ...

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why be truthful? truth sets us free

why be truthful? truth sets us free

Satya (truthfulness), the second of five yamas (restraints) described in the Yoga Sutra, guides us to think, speak, and act with integrity. The word sat means “that which exists, that which is.” Satya, therefore is seeing and communicating things as they actually are, not as we wish them to be. This can be quite challenging since we all perceive life through a conditioned mind-set: our thoughts, beliefs, and past experiences ...

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