Jenni and Ross are your hosts at Evolutions and they have really changed quite a bit about this studio since buying it from the former owner. The first thing you’ll notice on entering Evolutions is the beautiful, brightly colored mural lovingly painted on the reception area wall. I’m not sure where Jenni came up with her composition ideas for this piece, but it really fits the studio’s moniker. Also among my fave features of this studio: the devotional wall on the west side of the reception area. Here you will find handwritten thoughts, meditations and a carefully considered collection of many, if not all, of yoga’s leaders – past and present….Krishna Das, Pattabhi Jois, Swami Satchitananda and so forth. I, for one, love this touch – it is rare to see this kind of unabashed love for the great masters and inspirational leaders on display for admiration and a nod of appreciation in many of the local yoga studios. And, if you’re not familiar with these notables of the yoga world, you’ll still find something on this wall that speaks to you most likely, as Jenni and Ross are of the all-embracing, solitary consciousness path.
The classes at Evolutions include a little something for everybody, whether you are just trying to get your mind around the idea of yoga, want to become more fit, or are somewhere in-between. If you really want to experience pure yoga in a yoga-devoted setting – and not some gym or fitness center – this is your place on the southside! Jenni was trained and certified through Nancy Schalk and Ann Miller at All People Yoga Center in Nora. She also practiced there for a long time before taking the teacher certification plunge and I remember her even then as somebody for whom yoga was a personal path and not simply an exercise routine. It came as no surprise to me that she found a way to purchase the former Sacred Space when it became available.
But, if you’ve made it this far, gentle reader, you are to be rewarded now with the best bits about Evolutions: the thing that really makes this place hum is the community it is starting to build and nourish through all the non-asana practices, workshops and special events it hosts every month. If you really want to live your yoga, come give one of the kirtans, drumming workshops or similar events a try.
Evolutions at Yoga occupies the space formerly known as Sacred Space Yoga. The studio sits in a very unassuming little strip center on the east side of S.R. 135, just to the north of Fairview Rd. in Greenwood. As a guide for newbies trying to find this oasis of spirit and asana, just keep an eye out for the ginormous L.A. Fitness – it’s almost directly across the street from Evolutions.
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