Group Classes

ONGOING CLASSES

 

Online & In Person Classes

 

YOGA FOR BETTER BALANCE
IN PERSON

MONDAYS 3-4 Central

A 6-week Series, with a Drop-in Option
Mondays 3-4pm
Sept 12 – Oct 17
$90 for Series
$20 for a single drop-in class
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The Breathing Place is at
Olivet Congregational Church
1850 Iglehart Ave.
St. Paul MN 55104

Near Marshall and Fairview
The entrance is on Iglehart Ave next to the playground.

 

  • Would you like to improve your balance?
  • Are you sometimes afraid of falling?
  • Would you like to feel more sure-footed?

Loss of balance is not an inevitable or permanent condition. No matter your age, there are many interesting, fun, and helpful ways to improve balance and enjoy moving. In these classes, you will learn techniques to help you feel more confident and relaxed in your daily life and favorite activities, including balance postures in yoga.
Join us for a yoga class that supports you in cultivating balance in your mind, heart, life, and of course, your body.

 

*Proof of Vaccination and Masks required.
*Policy may adjust as circumstances change.

 

 

VINIYOGA FLOW
The Power Of Breath
ONLINE

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

 

Pay What You Can Honor System.
Please scroll to bottom of this page.

Open your zoom app or go to zoom.us
Meeting ID: 801 108 9999
Password: kevin (use lower case only)

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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

 

 

 

THE GODDESS GĀYATRĪ-S

 

A 6-week Online Series
Tuesdays 2-3pm Central Time
Sept 13 – Oct 18
$120 for Series, $150 with optional private

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.

 

 

“Chanting touches something in us that yearns to be touched,
to be seen,
to be heard;
and allows it to be fulfilled.”
– Kevin Kortan

 

Many people are aware of the famous Gāyatrī Mantra where we meditate on the qualities of the Sun. Did you know that there are other gāyatrī mantra-s where we meditate on the qualities of The One as they manifest in the various Deities? In this series, we will focus on 4 Goddesses through the gāyatrī mantra for each:

  • Durgā Gāyatrī Mantra – Protection
  • Lakṣmī Gāyatrī Mantra – Prosperity
  • Nīḷā Gāyatrī Mantra – Simplicity
  • Bhūdevī Gāyatrī Mantra – Groundedness

You will also learn about the form of the gāyatrī mantra for the deities and how it is similar to but different than the more well known gāyatrī mantra of the sun.

This series is open to beginners and experienced chanters alike.
Join us to experience the joy of chanting!

 

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

 

Cost:
$120 for Series, $150 with optional private

Preregistration & Prepayment is required. 
*Click Here to Make Payment.

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

 

“I look forward to that time of quiet.
Something happens within me when I chant,
and often it’s not so intellectual but just a feeling.”
– Joyce Gudding

 

“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