Welcome to Evolve Yoga! We offer classes for EVERYbody, beginner to advanced. We are a studio based on compassion. There is no judgment here, yoga always meets you where you are on your mat. If you are looking for a more spiritual place to practice yoga, come on in. From Gentle and Yin classes to full throttle Vinyasa classes, we have something for you. On behalf of myself and the teachers at Evolve Yoga, we are grateful to each and every one of you and appreciate you ALL!
Love, Peace and Namaste, Cinda
To all of the NEW students who will find themselves at Evolve Yoga, we can’t wait to meet you! There is a new member special – 2 weeks of unlimited yoga for $20 – so that we can get to know eachother. This will give you an opportunity to try several types of classes as well as different teachers. We hope you can find a yoga hOMe here…
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text me at the number below with any questions and to be added to my email list.
9:45am Fully Led SlowFlow with Cinda *** November 26, subbed by YTT graduates!
11:11am Gentle Hatha with Cinda
6:30pm Vinyasa with Cinda
8:00pm Gentle Hatha with Cinda
8:30am SlowFlow with Jim
9:45am Vinyasa with Cinda
11:11am Gentle Hatha with Cinda
6:30pm Fully Led SlowFlow with Cinda
8:00pm Hatha with Herb
8:30am Vinyasa with Jamie
9:45am Fully Led SlowFlow with Cinda
11:11am Gentle Hatha with Janice
6:30pm Vinyasa with Cinda
8:00pm Gentle Hatha with Cinda
8:30am Hatha with Cinda
9:45am Vinyasa “Follow the Yogi” with Cinda
11:11am Gentle Hatha with Elena
6:30pm Fully Led SlowFlow with Cinda
8:00pm Yin with Lynne
8:30am SlowFlow with Cinda
10:00am Yin with Justin
11:11am Dharma Yoga with Cinda
8:30am SlowFlow with Cinda
10:00am Hatha with Cinda
9:45am Power Vinyasa “Follow the Yogi” with Cinda
11:11am Yin/Nidra with Cinda
7:00pm Candlelight Yoga/Nidra with Teacher ***STARTS 12/2***
SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE, PLEASE CONFIRM CLASS BY CHECKING HERE BEFORE YOU COME!
Hatha Yoga, 60 minutes, 75°
A general yoga class for any level. Basic pranayama (breathing) technique is cued throughout as well as a wide variety of asanas (poses) to explore the amazing physical benefits of yoga. This is a great class to learn the different poses as well as correct alignment. Become comfortable with doing yoga while building strength and flexibility.
Gentle Hatha Yoga, 60 minutes, 75°
Especially good for beginners as well as anyone who wants a more “chill” class to relax in while stretching and releasing tension in both the body and the mind. There are not as many standing asanas (poses) as a Hatha class and inversions aren’t usually cued.
SlowFlow Yoga, 60 minutes, 80°
Great for Intermediate students who have a basic knowledge of the different poses and are ready to begin to link them together with breath for a more energetic practice. Students are set free to flow on their own a few times during the class, flows are shorter than a Vinyasa class.
Fully Led SlowFlow Yoga/Slowburn, 60 minutes, 80°
Same as above, but every pose is cued so there is no having to remember the flow! No yogi left behind!!!
Vinyasa Yoga, 60-75 minutes, 90°
A more vigorous form of flow yoga than above, with longer flows and inversions/arm balances (optional). This class is also combined with fun, energetic music. Good knowledge of the poses is suggested, but if you are in good physical shape, it’s fun sometimes to just jump in and try! (Note: Power Vinyasa is 75 minutes)
Yin Yoga, 60 minutes, 72°
A slower paced yoga, where postures are held for a longer period of time, sometimes 5 minutes, targeting connective tissue that isn’t normally exercised in other forms of yoga.
My teacher Dharma Mittra teaches that stress is the cause of injury and illness, and that we must find ways to be better balanced. Many of us are walking around exhausted, not getting the valuable sleep we need at night. This guided form of relaxation removes tension and fatigue in the physical body, relieves depression and anxiety, rejuvenates and energizes the entire system, boosts the body’s natural healing ability, and normalizes the circulatory system. A 45 minute Yoga Nidra is like getting several hours of sleep! It is through this practice that one can gradually come to recognize that you are so much more than the body or the mind. Upon waking, one returns feeling deeply refreshed and rejuvenated. This is a VERY accessible form of meditation to practice.
Yoga Nidra, sometimes referred to as ‘yogic sleep,’ is a restorative meditation that guides you into conscious awareness of each part of the body for deep and effortless relaxation. Yoga Nidra induces a deep state of relaxation and inner awareness. This nidra is led by Cinda, and is in the lineage of Sri Dharma Mittra. The first half of class is yin yoga, followed by nidra.
In essence, Dharma Yoga is a system of classical Hatha-Raja Yoga. A devotional practice that emphasizes good health, a clear mind and a kind heart. The method weaves together many teachings in order to bring all students closer to the goal of Self-realization. Sri Dharma Mittra is Cinda’s guru, and she studied with him for her 500 hour and 800 hour trainings. What to expect? A small discourse on spirituality, a vigorous asana practice, a nice long savasana/nidra, some breathing technique and a short seated meditation.
Monthly Unlimited, 1 year commitment $100
Monthly Unlimited, 6 month commitment $110
Monthly Unlimited, 1 month $120
5 class punch card $75.00
10 class punch card $140.00
20 class punch card $240.00
Students 22 and under with valid school ID
Monthly Unlimited, $85
6 class punch card $72
The Yoga Sutras with Alan Haras
Saturday, December 1, 1:00-2:30
Alan will be at Evolve for a talk on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about the theory and practice of yoga. This is not an Asana class, be prepared to sit with us! No need to RSVP, just show up!
Yin & Gong Sound Bath
Friday, September 14, 7-8:30pm
Join Justin for this amazing experience! He will be combining the practice of Yin Yoga with a healing Sound Gong Bath! Prepare to bliss out! We will be moving into the depths of stillness. As Carl Jung states, “All healing happens in an encounter with the numinous”. Only in absolute stillness and quietude of mind will we receive the call. See you there!
Sunday, December 16, 12:30am
$5, with Cinda
Yoga 101 is a wonderful way to learn more about yoga in a casual setting where you can ask questions! If you have ever been nervous to attend your first class, this one’s for you!
If you’ve ever been in class and wondered where this or that should be, this is a great opportunity to ask those questions.
Beginner and up! Many students practice a long time but with alignment issues and questions, this will give you a chance to re-set some habits and keep your body safe and your mind challenged. This is a workshop format sprinkled with Q&A about poses, breath work and more!
To be announced
Every day, our teens are struggling with challenges we can’t always understand. Many do not know how to cope with the pressures of school, family, athletics and relationships. There are innumerable benefits to yoga, both physical and emotional, and yoga gives students fundamentals from which to grow from. From breathing and meditation techniques to physical poses that will help strengthen and improve flexibility, I am very excited to offer yoga to teens. Being a mother to two, I have seen first-hand how much yoga is needed.
“…when practicing yoga, all of the societal pressures and negative things that weigh us down, those feelings and thoughts go away… because you are grounded to your mat and for a moment in time, there is a feeling of weightlessness… and that is what I love about yoga!” – “E” teen student at Breathe…
Owner, E-RYT 200, E-RYT 500, LOAY 800
Cinda’s passion for yoga actually began when she took her first Vinyasa class, a friend practically had to drag her! About half way through the class, she knew there was no going back and this was to be a vital part of her soul for the rest of her life…
Cinda is a former gymnast, dancer and diver, so naturally, vinyasa yoga first challenged her with the physicality of the practice. She felt immediately at home with the physical practice but soon realized there was so much more to this practice, a mindful and spiritual side that came as a pleasant surprise and affected her life in a truly positive way almost immediately. She believes that yoga gives you a beautiful path to follow to find peace and calm in a tumultuous world. She entered teacher training with Andrea von Behren for her 200 hour, amazed at how the learning continues with studying and reading. Craving to know more about this ancient philosophy, she continued her studies with Alan Haras at Hamsa Yoga and then went on to study with the legendary Sri Dharma Mittra in New York City where she got her 500 hour Life Of A Yogi training. Finding Dharmaji and the LOAY program showed her a deep connection to yoga that she had been searching for. In May of 2017, she traveled back to New York City to study with Dharma once again for her 800 hour level training. Cinda leads a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance registered teacher training program in Hatha/Raja yoga.
Cinda loves to teach a variety of yoga and is trained in many… from the grace and fluidity of a Vinyasa to the alignment in Hatha and Ashtanga, Yin as well as Gentle, Restorative yoga is ever so important to go deep into our connective tissue as well as counter all of the craziness in our lives! Dharma Yoga is the most special to Cinda and she incorporates his teaching into every one of her classes. Yoga Nidra – the sleep yoga is also a new favorite and is also learned from Sri Dharma Mittra. She also specializes in Inversions and Arm Balances, some of her favorite moments are when a student comes down from their first inversion, inspired and in awe and previously unaware of their own ability and strength from within. Partner Yoga is also a passion, to move with a loved one, friend or even stranger through this practice reminds us that we are all connected, never alone. “We are like the roots of trees, connected beneath the surface of the earth… unseen support that comes from each other, this is a comforting thought!” CL
She is a mom to two beautiful children, and she will tell you that being a mom and teaching yoga are the two most rewarding jobs and she is grateful to have been graced with the ability to do both.
Everybody comes to their mats with different intentions – mine was for self-improvement, and what I found was self-acceptance. Realizing how much the practice of yoga had transformed my life, I wanted to share this passion with other people. I took my yoga teacher training with Andrea von Behren in 2005. Teaching from my own practice, I offer compassion and a heart felt energy to my students, encouraging them to find their inner child. I have been blessed and fortunate enough that my work takes me to India a couple of times a year and can practice with masters there. I am looking forward to seeing you on your mat at Evolve! Namaste.
If Jamie looks familiar, it’s because she spends as much time as she can at Evolve. Jamie found Evolve over 5 years ago and has had a dedicated practice there ever since. Yoga has helped her through PA school and many a personal challenge, providing a source of both comfort and strength. It has changed her outlook on life in ways she never thought possible and greatly shaped the person she is today. Jamie recently completed her 200 hour training with Cinda in April, 2018, which deeply fulfilled a longtime desire of hers to deepen her practice and expand her knowledge of what has become such a source of joy in her life. She is a Physician Assistant in the Emergency Department, and is so grateful for the balance yoga provides in her otherwise fast-paced life.
James brings a balance of intensity and ease to his classes. Finding his inspiration through the practice of Ashtanga, VInyasa and Slow flow several years ago, he became a teacher in 2009 with Jonny Kest, and has since been teaching on a regular basis. He brings a compassionate yet disciplined approach to create freedom, well-being, and the ability to live more authentically in the moment, providing a strong foundation for facing the challenges in life.
What to expect in class? Breath-based, creative flows designed to open the body in a heated space. Structurally sound sequencing and postures adaptable to any level of physical ability.
Elena is certified YT-200. She has obtained her certification at Karma Yoga, Bloomfield Hills.
She is passionate about sharing her love of yoga with others on and off the mat. She believes that anyone can greatly benefit from practicing yoga physically, emotionally and spiritually at any stage of life.
Elena is specialized in teaching Hatha and Gentle Yoga, as well as advanced breathing techniques. Finding inner piece, a mind and body connection is what brings her on a mat every day and makes her excited to share with others.
Residing in West Bloomfield, Elena works as a full time realtor. In her free time, besides practicing yoga, she enjoys spending time on a lake with her husband, reading and traveling.
Lynne Baum, ERYT says that first and foremost i am a student of life. Yoga burst into my life in 1996 while working full time and going to college in Fort Lauderdale Florida. My first teacher was Madage ( respected mother) and taught me the traditions of Kriya, Asana and meditation. She turned me onto Autobiography of Yogi and Yoga and Reincarnation, books that changed my life. After school I returned to MI and started training at Namaste in my home town of Royal Oak. One year later I moved to MN and opened my first yoga studio. I knew from my first class I wanted to teach. In 2005 I wanted to be a student again. So I was off to my first trip to India. Three months of travel included working at mother Teresa’s ashram, the international yoga festival in Rishikesh, studying at several ashrams with many gurus and swamis across many cities, meeting people from all around the world, and ending with my first 10 day silent retreat. This was all preparation to come home and care for father who was diagnosed with stage four cancer. That was 2006 and I’m still here. I love my students, they are my teachers. I love teaching Yin which is now my primary focus. And I love Evolve Yoga!
Bio to come…
Yoga Teacher Training — 200 Hour — Starts September 9, Meet & Greet September 7, 7pm
Please email me directly at email@example.com for details and information, or call/text me at 248-420-4331. The training is $3,200 with an early bird discount of $200 off if signed up by August 27. Payment plans are available.
Whether you’re looking to teach yoga some day, or deepen your personal practice, we hope to provide the opportunity and resources to change your life! We are offering an intimate training, based in the true foundations of yoga as passed down through the great gurus.
We are offering a Hatha Yoga 200 hour certification. We are recognized as a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School. We are looking to invest and spend time with you. We know how yoga has changed our lives in amazing ways and want to share!
Learn the deep, rich history of yoga, fundamentals of Pranayama (life force or breathing technique), Meditation, Asanas (postures), Yoga Sutras, Kriyas, Chanting, Mantras and other traditional yoga techniques. Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Anatomy, the Art of Adjustments… All included in your training as well as workshops on the Yoga Sutras, Inversions & Arm Balances, Balance & Binds, How To Use Props, Yin Yoga, How to Structure Your Classes and more. Cinda’s training with her guru Sri Dharma Mittra is woven throughout the training, and you will enjoy learning from someone with a direct lineage from one of the only living masters still teaching today. The training is incredibly inspiring, transformative and FUN! If you or anyone you know would like to speak with me please email or call me as soon as possible. Evolve, Cinda
This training will be led by Cinda Lark and Justin True. Please see our bios under the teachers section.
Evolve has a wonderful assortment of Chala purses and bags, covered in adorable animals, they are a must see and the perfect gift! They are 100% vegan & cruelty free — made with durable canvas and top quality faux leather. These are really special, come in to see our selection!
We also carry Jade Yoga mats (the best in the biz!) and China Gel, a gel that incorporates modern technology with the ancient pain relieving concepts of Chinese medicine.
We love EVOLVE! Come and get your fun apparel too!
2855 Orchard Lake Road
Keego Harbor, Michigan, 48320
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 248-420-4331 with questions and to be added to my email list.