Group Classes

ONGOING ONLINE & *IN-PERSON CLASSES

 

Kevin’s weekly classes use the Pay What You Can Honor System. Please see below. The links for classes are freely distributed.

Feel welcome to share this information with others, or have them email me if they would like to get occasional reminders from me.

Please do not share the link and password on social media.

Keep those emails coming. I LOVE hearing from you all!
Your words and suggestions touch me deeply and help me greatly. I’m grateful for each one of you.

 

*NEW: We’re going to meet outdoors for a GENTLE YOGA & RELAXATION Class starting Sept 13 on Mondays.  Check it out below!

 

In peace and courage,
Kevin

Please see below for more details about these offerings.

Online & Outdoor Classes


GENTLE YOGA & RELAXATION
OUTDOORS

*MON 3-4 CT  *Starts Mon Sept 13 as long as weather permits.

*If you have a question about whether the weather will allow, please text or call me by 2 on Mondays, 917-671-6412. 

LOCATION:
Nicollet Island, “Central Park”
Corner of Maple Place & Nicollet Street

19 Maple Place
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Free On-Street Parking.

 

Bring your own:

  • yoga mat
  • blanket or towel
  • optional sheet for under your mat

Let’s practice together in-person while the weather allows!  I’d LOVE to see you!  We’ll practice in a sweet, private park here on Nicollet Island, close to my house where I offer Private Sessions.  Would you please help spread the word? All are welcome!

Pay What You Can Honor System.
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VINIYOGA FLOW
The Power Of Breath
ONLINE

WED from 10-11am CT / 11am ET / 8am PT

 

Pay What You Can Honor System.
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Open your zoom app or go to zoom.us
Meeting ID: 801 108 9999
Password: kevin (use lower case only)

SAVE this Meeting ID and Password to get to all future weekly classes.

 

Authentically connect to grace and power through the breath. Kevin’s teaching is noted for allowing periods of time to move at the pace of your own breath and body. Linking mind and body through breath helps avoid injury and leads you into Yoga’s deeper aspects, including prāṇāyāma, meditation, and mantra. Experience an integrated practice that revivifies the body, calms the mind, and leads you to a tranquil heart and the inner stillness we all long for. You will be verbally guided through this class.

“I love it. I really resonate with this class; it has all of what I’ve been looking for in yoga, especially the connection to breath. I leave feeling happy.” 
– Val Salley

 

“After Kevin’s classes, I feel so loving.  That’s why I keep coming back.”  
– Marjorie Huebner
Rosen Method Bodyworker & Movement Teacher

 

“Thanks Kevin. It was so much fun to be in your class yesterday.  You are a master at crafting beautifully themed classes.”
– Steph Narveson
Yoga Teacher, Exercise Specialist, RN

Setting up for your online class

Setting up for your online class

  • Look below for the Pay What You Can Process
  • Set a timer for 15 mins before class begins to allow time to sign in.
  • Set up a yoga mat and any props you would like to use (for example, blankets, a bolster, a chair if you use one.)
  • If possible, set up your camera so that your whole body and mat can be seen in the frame,
    ideally whether seated, standing, or lying down.  If that is not possible, no worries.
  • If you do not wish to be seen, keep your camera off.
  • If you are new to Zoom, see below, Recorded Classes

 

Heart Mantra Series
laghunyāsaḥ

 

12-Week ONLINE Series:
Sept 14 – Nov 30

Tuesdays 2-3/3:15pm Central
Class will run 60-75 mins

 

NOTE: These classes are recorded, so if you cannot attend some or all of them live you can still take the series on your own schedule.

12-Week Series – $240 / $270 includes 1 Private Session

 

 

Come learn laghunyāsaḥ – one of the more ‘melodic’, songlike chants from the Veda-s.

 

“Contained in the Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa, kāṭhaka 10.3.8, this chant entreats the natural elements to sustain the organs and functions in the human system. It can be chanted by or to assist persons suffering from ill health.” – Mantravallī.

 

First you will learn the refrain, then the 12 verses of this chant, each its own powerful meditation. Kevin will also teach nyāsa, gestures, that go with the chant.

 

Vedic chant is known as adhyayanam – ‘the art of listening’. The focus is on precision and heart in equal measure. You are invited to experience directly how chanting can change your state of mind and emotions in a positive direction. A form of meditation, chanting is famous for improving memory, attention, and patience.

 

Ancient yoga science points to the healing and transformational power of sound. Now more and more we see evidence in modern science that certain patterns of vibration and sound do indeed have the capacity to create coherence in the human system. One of the most powerful aspects of chanting is that it integrates the sensory-motor loop of our nervous system.

 

There is a great freedom available, because chanting is not about how you sound to other people, or what they think of your voice, but rather about how you experience the sounds, feeling, and meaning of the chants within yourself! This realization and experience is incredibly empowering. We start where you are, as you are. By listening with love there is always healing, growth, and joy.

 

Part of an ongoing Vedic Chant Program, each series will focus in depth on one chant so that at the end of the series you will have an understanding and familiarity with that chant so you can use it in your life and practice. You do not have to know music or have any prior experience with chant to take these classes. Classes may include some simple āsana and restoration in śavāsana. Chanting materials will be provided.

 

NEW! Optional Private Session with Chanting Series

Each time you join a chanting series, you have the option of adding a private one-on-one chanting session with Kevin to focus on what you are interested in, tailoring your exploration of chanting to you. This private session is optional. When linked with a chanting series you’ve registered for the cost is $30. This is half the usual rate of $60 for a 45 minute one-on-one session.

Whether you’re new to chanting or experienced, you can use this session to learn the basics or ask questions. This format also allows me to listen to you, giving you personalized attention and feedback with things such as pronunciation, pitch, phrasing, and guidance for how you can use chanting in your home practice.  I listen with great care and compassion not only to your voice, but also to your heart. It’s about learning and enjoying, not performance.

Contact me directly if you want to schedule this optional private session: kevin@evolutionaryyoga.com

To Register & Make Payment Click Here.

*If you wish to take the series and finances are a consideration, there is a sliding scale. Please contact Kevin: kevin@evolutionaryyoga.com
Preregistration & Prepayment is required.

 

 

“I liked the Vedic Chanting For Healing Series very much. I hear the chant in my head sometimes just randomly. I like the way you teach with such specificity. Your ear is so finely tuned, I appreciate you being able to hear the nuances. This is exactly why I took the classes.”
– Cindy Jamieson

 

 

“I love to sing,

It opens my heart.

I have never known a teacher like Kevin so willing to connect to the heart-minds-spirits of students and, to radiate the lineage that he has been following is an added gift. It makes a difference, you can feel it.


In the past years, I have been gifted the opportunity to learn 
Chanting with Kevin. I am grateful to think of how powerful this gift has been for me. Chant elevates me to a place that I am so grateful for. Kevin is patient, kind, understanding, and at the same time, he is serious about his teaching. That is why I am his student. I am serious about learning, and Kevin really knows how to teach. After all, I am singing even though people say I can’t do it. And learning by leaps and bounds.”
– Paula Picard

PAY WHAT YOU CAN HONOR SYSTEM

PAYMENT for these online group classes, (not including special series) whether live or the recordings, will be through the Honor System. I ask people:

  • To pay the requested fee of $15 per class via PayPal, Venmo, or by check.
  • If you are in financial hard times pay what you can or even take the class for free.
  • If you have the capacity, please, consider contributing more to sponsor those who cannot pay.
  • Thank you for your generosity and support!
Recorded Classes

Recorded Classes

If you can’t make an online class live, you can access recordings by clicking here: Class Recordings. Please use the Honor System of payment described above whether you take part live or via the recording. Thank you!

Getting to Know Zoom

 

Getting to Know Zoom

  • If you have not used Zoom before, watch this Youtube video on how to get started with Zoom on any device.
  • Good News! You can use Zoom on either your computer or your phone. You do not have to pay to download the app for you phone or the software for your computer. Choose the FREE option.
  • When you’re ready to join the class, click on the link, enter the password, and wait for class to begin. It may ask you if you want to Open Zoom.us – click OPEN ZOOM.US and then, press Join with Computer Audio.
  • If you have any trouble connecting, you can go to https://zoom.us/ and click on the blue HELP button in the lower right corner of the screen. If a prompt asks you, enter the meeting number.

Kevin’s classes have a great sense of flow. He paces the class very carefully, presenting the āsana-s in a logical and enjoyable way. Kevin is a dedicated and creative teacher.
– Victoria Anderson, Dancer/Personal Trainer

I find Kevin to be a superior teacher, with excellent knowledge of yoga, how the body works, and how to teach – safely. He has a professional, courteous and gentle approach, and is supportive and caring.
– Marcia Sirota, M.D. Maimonides Medical Center

After Kevin’s classes, I feel so loving. That’s why I keep coming back.
– Marjorie Huebner, Rosen Method Bodyworker & Movement Teacher