I was feeling brave after attempting yoga in Chile, and showed up ready for anything the first day. It turns out that Evolation focused primarily on a hot yoga sequence similar to Bikram yoga. The founders actually used to teach Bikram but felt that it wasn't a complete study of yoga and so decided to branch out on their own and expand the scope of styles they would feature in their own studio.
Each studio that is licensed through Evolation has different classes depending on demand, but looking online, I found that they all have a good variety. Having experienced Bikram before, it was nice to have the option to do either that, a hot Vinyasa or warm Hatha if I preferred.
I actually took one of my favorite yoga classes ever during the week here. It was the warm Hatha class, the teacher was so incredibly talented and present, I couldn't thank her enough at the end. She began her class talking about a Hindu goddess of destruction, relating our practice to the idea of breaking ourselves down during practice in order to be stronger when we came back together at the end. It was an idea that resonated with me. To finish we did various chants and oms along with breathing exercises that really made the class feel complete.
Their main hot yoga teacher was Nadia, an incredibly charming woman, she would skillfully guide the class, while making sure that I was able to understand the adjustments she was telling me without making me feel uncomfortable and despite that language barrier. At the end of each class, she had a delicious Hibiscus tisane waiting for us all, a beverage popular here thought to be beneficial for hydration.
The clean quiet studio was a welcome respite from the hectic buzz of Bogota. Since they had everything I might need from mats to towels and water, I could just show up ready to get my sweat on.
If you have an Evolation yoga in your neighborhood, I can't recommend them positively enough. If you don't, make sure to keep an eye out for them while you're traveling, you never know where you might find one.