About This Center
Evolation style yoga teaches the Primary Hot Series, originally defined by Bikram Choudhury. We also offer Flow, Ashtanga and Yin classes, and a 60 minute version of the Primary Hot Series.
Evolation was founded by Mark Drost and Zefea Samson. Mark spent 6 years as a senior member of the Bikram training staff. Prior to his time with the Bikram organization he practiced and studied in the Yogananda / Ghosh lineage for over 20 years. They created evolation to provide a comprehensive inclusive and intimate training experience for students who wanted to study the hot yoga Primary Series, without the associated attachments.
Evolation has grown into a worldwide collective of teachers and studios working together to help develop a unified global yoga community.
meditation + heated yoga = a divine combination
The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root, “yuj,” meaning “union.” At evolation, we apply this principle of inclusion to all of our offerings, starting with classes that enrich the heated hatha yoga espoused by Bishnu Gosh and Bikram Choudhury with the meditation techniques taught by Paramhansa Yogananda. Evolation is firmly rooted in these traditions, we find our foundation in their combination – producing an entirely new practice with the goal of facilitating spiritual awakening for a wide range of students.