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the beginning of a 30 day challenge

the beginning of a 30 day challenge

off to a great start

We’re one week into our first ever international 30 day challenge and already we’ve got some amazing stories, photos, and memories. Please keep it up and keep posting to Facebook, Instagram and emailing your accomplishments.

“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.”Nikos Kazantzakis

As we move into the second week of the 30 day challenge, here are some helpful stories from a few amazing yogis and a good recipe to keep you hydrated and refreshed.

Indira doing eagle pose in sky room in evolation yoga santa barbara during the international 30 day challenge

“I like the 30-day challenge because you get a sticker when you practice. I like yoga because it makes you feel happy and it is good for your body!”Indira, daughter of Mark and Zefea, commenting on the 30 Day Challenge in Santa Barbara

keep in touch

To see the 30 day challenge in action, stay up to date by checking out our social media profiles (or just tune in here to this blog each week):
Facebook: www.facebook.com/EvolationYoga/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/evolationyoga/

If you have something to say or give, we would love to hear what you’re thinking at ryan@evolationyoga.com

Koert van Barneveld in Amsterdam

Koert came into his first class just a few months ago with the usual reaction after the first class, “You probably won’t see me again.” But he came around for his second (free) class anyway just a few days later!He now comes in almost every day and looking so amazing and vibrant compared to when he first walked in. He’s a blessing for our relatively new teachers as this is why we teach.

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He is becoming the advocate for Evolation yoga @ Southeast as he brings in all his friends and neighbors and even his father we see regularly.

He started the 30-day Challenge all by himself on the 2nd of January as he is about to start his new job soon after he finishes his own challenge.

Thank you Koert for being an inspiration!

reenergizing drink during Evolation’s 30 day challenge

No doubt you’re sweating a lot each day. To replenish all that you are releasing from you’re body each day, it’s good to enjoy an electrolyte rich pick-me-up drink. Instead of reaching for another sport drink, try making your own at home. Easy to do, easy to customize, great for your body and super tasty.

to start:
1 tbsp. Apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. Honey ​(for extra fuel and quick-energy)
Pinch of natural sea salt​, Celtic salt ​or Himalayan salt
– Stir ingredients into an 8oz glass of water until honey is dissolved, then drink.

for a more sweet, flavorful option add:
1 cup fresh apple juice
Juice of two lemons
​It will last one or two days and can be used before, during or after exercise.​

​Add some lime or orange juice
Add 1/2 cup of coconut water and only 2 1/2 of water
Replace the apple juice with pear juice or other fruit juice
Add more a pinch or two more of salt if you’re a “salty sweater”

day 1 to today, what’s new?

What’s your reason for going to class each day? Amy gives her thoughts after 7 days of a revitalizing challenge:


Evolation yoga is devoted to helping you become more Self-centered – in an ego-free way. By combining the powerful physical properties of hot yoga with the awareness-enhancing effects of meditation, evolation’s aim is to make you healthier, happier, and more in touch with that elusive little thing called the Self.