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workshop at evolation – august 12th


Inspired by this months solar eclipse, Spiritual Psychology Specialist Olivia Pool, MA, will be teaching a special workshop called “Self Love: The Path of Totality.” Learn the tools to release patterns of negative inner dialogues so you can remove the blocks to manifesting your greatest desires.

To learn more and sign up, click here >>

small change to our schedule august 19th


Love is in the air! We are pleased to host Montana and Will with their friends at our studio for yoga class before they tie the knot later that day.

Aug 19th only:
our regular 8:00 – 9:00 am Hot60 class
will be a Warm Flow60

This is not a private class! Linda Baffa will be teaching and Will and Montana welcome anyone who wants to join. So come practice with them and help send them into a successful marriage.

love evolation yoga? best of Santa Barabara voting deadline 8/16


You can share the love of your favorite yoga studio with ocean view by voting before August 16th!
Vote here >>

did you know that


The best way to show up for your Self is to make it a practice to come to the studio at least 15 minutes before class time. This way you have plenty of time
to sign in, put your things away, and get situated for class. Please turn off your cell phone – enjoy being unplugged for a while! Mention any injuries or special conditions to your teacher, so we can better guide you. Leave your shoes, phones, bags, etc. outside the yoga room – just bring your mat, your
towel, your Self, and your smile.
Evolation yoga is a network of independently owned studios. Currently there are 20 studios in the US and about the same number spread all over the world. So next time you go travel, check out the website so you can find a yoga home away from home!

there is always a way


A few months back I added a writing exercise to my morning meditation routine. Beginning with the letter “A” and working my way through the entire alphabet, l list out a positive attribute for each letter – one that I already have or want to cultivate more of – and then I say thank you for it. Each day is different because the words I choose come from a quiet place appropriate to that moment. Yesterday …

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the best thing about teacher training


Ever wondered if yoga training is for you? Hear what a trainee shares about her favorite part of being in the training. Svetlana is in the Hot 250 hour training that is currently happening in Berlin, Germany, led by our own studio co-owners Mark & Zefea and other amazing teachers.

With Evolation’s Hot or Flow teacher trainings you can travel to exciting places like Europe, Costa Rica, Bali and Hawaii or stay right at home in Santa Barbara.

The next Santa Barbara training is from Aug 28 – Sep 23. There are still a few spots left. Curious? Click here to learn more.

love evolation yoga? best of Santa Barabara voting deadline 8/16


We are so thankful for all of our yogis & love meeting new ones. If you enjoy practicing with us, let others discover evolation & vote us for Best Yoga Studio in Santa Barabara!

Vote here >>

don’t miss the deadline for yoga camp!


We’ve had rave reviews about our kids camp from alumni. Don’t miss the last chance to join our kid’s camp this summer. For this session, we’ve decided to offer a 10% discount to you for every friend of yours that signs up for camp. If you decide to give the camp a try, please know that this is a risk-free opportunity. If any kiddo is not happy after the first day, we will refund your camp fee.

If you’ve been meaning to sign up, it’s now or never! We need a minimum of 6 children to run the camp, and the deadline for enrollment is August 2nd.

Click here to sign up for the last kids camp session!

» SESSION 3: AUGUST 7 – 11 // 9 AM – 1 PM
» COST: $220 REGULAR // $198 MEMBERS

new additions to our team


Please meet the teachers and support staff who have recently joined our team:
Maddy Bortes (flow & deep)
Cynthia Yee (flow)
Javier Medina (hot)
Riley McGrath (studio tidying)
Josie McNellis (front desk and member support)
Gloria Greenstein (front desk and member support)
To see when new teachers are teaching, have a look at our schedule
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We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our beloved
Chloe Lenow who will be moving to pursue an academic career in Minnesota. We will miss her dynamic and uplifting classes!

did you know that…


As a member you have 1 guest pass per quarter.
If you want to suspend or cancel your auto-debit membership, we need a 30-day written notice.
When Zefea & Mark founded evolation in 2009, they wanted to make a new name combined of the words evolution, elation, and elevation. It is however, also an existing word meaning a flying up or out, which was exactly how it felt to them when they left the Bikram Yoga community.

workshop at evolation – august 12th


Inspired by this months solar eclipse, Spiritual Psychology Specialist Olivia Pool, MA, will be teaching a special workshop called “Self Love: The Path of Totality.” Learn the tools to release patterns of negative inner dialogues so you can remove the blocks to manifesting your greatest desires.

To learn more and sign up, click here >>

the magic of sun salutations


The ancients who studied the practice of Yoga came to believe that the human form is intimately linked with nature, particularly the energy we receive from the sun. Following, that is why they believed that yoga practice should start with a sequence of poses recognizing the sun’s role in sustaining life. Personally, I have found the sun salutation series to be reliably satisfying as it brightens my mood and loosens …

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small change to our schedule august 19th


Love is in the air and wedding season is upon us. We are pleased to host Montana and Will with their friends at our studio for yoga class before they tie the knot latter that day.

Aug 19th only: 8 – 9 am Hot60 class will be a Warm Flow 60

This is not a private class! Linda Baffa will be teaching and Will and Montana welcome anyone who wants to join. So come practice with them and help send them into a successful marriage.

here comes the sun

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Every year, with the arrival of the Spring season, I play a special game with the children in my kids yoga class. And it’s their favorite thing!
We talk about the birth of life and what nourishment is needed for plants and living creatures to grow …
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bursting into spring | alignment and posture

spring
The same way those flowers burst out of their buds, the Spring season sparks our hearts to burst open. When I think of practicing yoga, I choose postures that give me the same feeling of celebration – postures that are playful, adventurous, alive and make me feel like a kid jumping around with excitement.
I’ll share with you my three favorite spring postures …
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refresh & replenish after class

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We’re offering different replenishing drinks at the studio.
After the positive feedback we received from offering Kombucha, we thought you might also like to add ALO to your mix.

Alo is a refreshing beverage infused with real aloe vera pulp & juice. It contains natural vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Aloe vera does as much good on the inside as it does on your skin, promoting healthy digestion, reducing inflammation and supporting your joints and muscles. You don’t have to wait for a sunburn to feel the soothing effects of ALO. Just try it after your next class!

flow yoga teacher training santa barbara

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our peaceful yogi

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Thanks to everyone who made suggestions for the name of our peaceful yogi. We had many wonderful entries.

Finally, with supporting votes from all of the partners, we settled on “Shanti”. Shanti is a Sanskrit word that means peace and inner bliss. Isn’t the search for that one of the reasons we all come to the studio?
Two people suggested Shanti and will receive an evolation water bottle.

Honorable mentions go to Tom Holmes for “Ashanti” and to Aly Metcalfe for “Makara” – meaning “Mystical creature of Waters” in Hindu.

21 days

21days
1. Do it ONE thing at a time. When we focus on forming just one habit, the likelihood of sticking to it and turning a behavior into a synaptic habit pathway is greatly improved.
2. Track your progress. When it comes to yoga at evolation, you can sign up for your classes in advance online or on the mindbody connect app. After making a profile you can check your account at any time to see how many classes you have taken.
3. Be consistent in the beginning. Studies show that consistency pays off, particularly in the beginning of creating a habit when automaticity increases are at their highest.
4. Don’t stop if it seems to be hard. Many people fail because they give up too early. Remember to be compassionate with yourself.
5. Keep motivational reminders on hand. At the beginning when whatever inspired the new habit is fresh on the mind it’s easy to put in the work. But as time passes the inspiration starts to fade. Motivational reminders will help to drive you through the uphill 6. climb to habit formation.
7. Visualize the rewards of establishing the new habit. Whenever you feel yourself waning or falling back into a bad habit, imagine how much better things will be now and in the future because of the new habit.