Laughing Buddha Earth Yoga​​​

Nature Centered Practices for ​Embodiment​ ​​

About Candy


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Candy Jo Evans, ERYT500,YAECP has been studying and practicing the wisdom traditions of Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi, Shamanic Healing Arts, Tarot and Herbal Wisdom for nearly four decades. She completed the 230-hour yoga teacher training program at the Asheville Yoga Center in North Carolina under the direction of Stephanie Keach in 2007 and the Advanced Studies program in 2009. She has completed certificate programs in various meditation techniques, Shamanic Journeying and Coaching, Reiki, Sound Therapy and Tarot.  

She holds a BFA in Theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University.

A lifetime spent out of doors in wild and wonderful places provides inspiration both in life and in my classes and offerings. I hold a deep reverence for Momma Earth, Buddhist mindfulness practices, 

Native American wisdom traditions and healing practices from all over the world.

I think you will find that my sessions are a celebration of presence infused with a playful spirit which will allow you to connect with who you truly are:, a being of infinite inspiration, creativity and Light with Joy. 

What Participants Are Saying

"Thank you for bringing laughter and joy to your classes...I felt so good after practicing with you yesterday!"

- Jennie C

"Candy's workshops are not only thought provoking and a great way to deepen your practice, but they resonate with expansive fun! We always look forward to practicing yoga with Candy!"

- Andrea Dyer  - 

owner/director mind|body|fitness yoga Greensboro, NC

"Your 5:45 am class was my first. I remember thinking, "She's crazy and loud for the crack of dawn!" But thanks to you, I've been an avid student and yogi. While I have so much more to learn, I'm inspired to challenge myself every time in every one of your classes. Thank you for being you, coming in every time with a big laugh and positive attitude."

- May N -

"Why I keep coming to Candy's class year after year when I've become bored with numerous other instructors:

She infuses each and every class with full-blown JOY: joy at the practice of yoga, joy at taking each breath and feeling the world. It's contagious.  She makes yoga FUN, even for the new, awkward, "what the hell is this pose?!?" students. It's impossible not to embrace the music, the challenge to dance in a pose, or to laugh at ourselves.

I LEARN SOMETHING NEW ALL THE TIME. Sure, a pose is a pose, except when Candy explains that by fluffing up your spine or rippling softly like coral, you open yourself up to a new sensation. And the nerd in me perks up when she waxes on about the battle between the good and the fascia.  Similarly, she is a master at invoking visualization to make poses accessible and effective. Why yes, I CAN visualize I have a big dinosaur tail grounding me in mountain pose, now that you mention it.  The lavender oil treat at the end is AMAZING. It's the dessert of the yoga practice. Well, savasana is the dessert so it's like having a SECOND dessert. Who doesn't like two desserts?!?

All this to say, thank you, Candy, for standing out among the rest. Rock on!."

- Janelle H -

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Patreon is a site that allows you to support the work I do in the world with a monthly donation ranging from just $3 per month to $100 per month.  Patreon members receive weekly emails with a full schedule of online class links that you can do live with me from your home or office, or home office! ;)  Your membership also includes access to special weekly and monthly projects and specialty classes along with occasional Yoga and Lifestyle workshops on a variety of topics and Yoga Teacher Training opportunities.  We have a Yoga Book Club with a monthly book and discussion and a Discord Server where you can ask questions, make suggestions and get to know other members of our Yoga Tribe. Check Out how to join by clicking the link below.  

Thank you!  - Candy 

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