Yoga is unique in that it is the only medieval physical fitness art that does not involve firing crossbows at a Grendel. Bend and stretch bloodlessly with today's deal: for $30, you get one month of unlimited yoga classes at evolation's Elmwood Village and Orchard Park locations, up to a $140 value. All classes are held in heated rooms (except classes for children), with temperatures ranging from 75 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the specific session's objectives.
The skilled, friendly instructors at evolation are heckbent on bending students into more self-aware, self-confident humanoids, both in and out of the studio. By combining the meditative movements and breathing techniques of traditional yoga with the balmy room temperatures of Bikram yoga, classes assist yogis of all skill and experience levels in making sense of their aspirations through impressive, jasmine-scented perspiration. Clean a cluttered conscience during the half-hour Chill 30 meditation class, held in a spring-like 75- to 80-degree Fahrenheit room, or work up a sweat in an hour-long Warm 60 class, designed to help beginners improve their form and breathing techniques. Hot 90 sessions up the ante and the temperature, challenging experienced pose pundits with difficult postures, 105 degrees of Fahrenheit, and meditations on maneuvering in leather pants.
Snuggled in a cozy house, evolation's Buffalo location makes students feel right at home. Classes ($15 each or $10 each for children, students, and seniors) are held throughout the week, with convenient morning, afternoon, and evening hours. Dressed in comfortable clothing, swing by the studio to start your month of sweating, stretching, and strengthening, arriving at least 15 minutes early on your first day to complete registration.
Evolation has been featured in media outlets throughout the country, including the St. Petersburg Times and, when it was known as Bikram Yoga Buffalo, Buffalo Rising. Here's what writers have said about its studios:
- …heated studios are a big part of the new Evolation Yoga, where the extra warmth — as much as 105 degrees — loosens the muscles and aids in what owner and founder Mark Drost calls "detox" (That would be sweat). – Sharon Ginn, St. Petersburg Times
- I felt that I had accomplished something by making it through the ninety minutes and promised myself that I'd return. – Thomas Tarapacki, Buffalo Rising