Jivamukti Yoga is a vinyasa-based yoga method that is grounded in the original meaning of the Sanskrit word asana as "seat, connection", meaning the relationship we cultivate with the earth and all beings. As such, central to this method is the belief that the path to enlightenment is through compassion for all beings. With this in mind, the five tenets of Jivamukti are: ahimsa (non-harming); bhakti (devotion); shastra (chanting and the study of the ancient texts); nadam (the practice of deep, inner listening); dhyana (meditation). These practices are rooted in a rigorous asana practice, however, the asana becomes more than mere physical exercise to keep one’s body fit or to increase strength or flexibility; it becomes a way to improve one’s relationship to all others and thus lead to enlightenment - the dissolution of the sense of separateness, the realization of the oneness of being, the discovery of lasting happiness.
Jivamukti: Hip Vinyasa Flow
This Jivamukti vinyasa yoga class gets moving straight away with a swift, feisty flow - perfect for getting yourself moving in the mornings. With the usual full range of standing and seated poses with forward bends, backbends, twists and inversions, the poses also all focus on the hips. Our hips get so tight with too much sitting, standing and travelling - most of us need to focus on the hips to keep the joints fluid and mobile and the lower back strong. Enjoy!
Jivamukti: Neck and Shoulder Vinyasa
This full, well-rounded Jivamukti yoga class is a vinyasa flow which is a full-body and mind stretch focusing on the neck and shoulders. This class is designed to lengthen the space of the neck and shoulders, an area which suffers so much for most of us in this modern life. Enjoy some delicious neck and shoulder stretching amidst a flowing Jivamukti flow class.
Raise Your Energy with Kapalbhati Breath Work
A wonderful practice for first thing in the morning to raise your energy! This is a breath work class called Skull Shining Breath which is fantastic to improve our focus and energy and get ready for the day. Don't practice on a full stomach or if you're pregnant, and as with any class, don't force anything. Enjoy letting the energy flow!
Jivamukti Happy Heart
Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior Flow
Beginning with the Magic 10 to start this classic Jivamukti yoga class. During the Magic 10, expect long counted holds and a handstand at the wall for those who are ready. During the counted long holds without further instruction, this is great for finding a more meditative state during your asana practice. We then continue with intention setting and the classic, well rounded Jivamukti vinyasa yoga practice, which includes headstand for those who can. You may need two blocks.
Chant Sri Krishna
Inhale LET, exhale GO!
Chant: Om Purnam
A beautiful chant which is from Yajur Veda. It means: That is whole. This is whole. From the whole becomes manifest. From the whole when the whole is negated, what remains is again the whole. Call and response the words are: Om Purnam Adah Purnam Idam Purnat Purnam Udachyate Purnasya Purnam Adaya Purnam Evavashishyate.
The Whole World In Your Hands
An all-levels Jivamukti Vinyasa yoga class with a focus on your heart and hands. In this class we open and strengthen the hands, and open the shoulders, opening the heart to light and happiness. With strong hands and an open heart, there is nothing that can't be overcome! Some core work finishes off this well-rounded, balanced class. Enjoy!
A Frame In Which To Fly
Morning Magic Six
Jivamukti Morning Flow: And We Rise
A morning wake up call! Perfect for the morning, to get you moving, or anytime you need a little spaciousness in your body, mind and spirit. A swift-moving Jivamukti flow featuring sun salutes, standing poses, twists, and a headstand preparation and practice as well as a full final sequence. In our busy lives, it's wonderful to make space for yourselves. You will need blocks and a belt.
Jivamukti: Wakey Wakey!
Wake yourself up and get going with a short, intermediate level Jivamukti yoga class. Expect a fiesty-paced flow through sun salutes and vinyasa, and turn your swift practice into a meditation in motion. Includes a juicy backbend sequence and regular headstand practitioners can enjoy a long headstand hold (child's pose for the rest of us). With lovely forward bends and twists to finish off before savasana. A lovely meditation in motion to start the day.
Jivamukti - Face Your Fears
A fiesty, fast-moving Jivamukti vinyasa class. This intermediate class will have you facing your fears and going for it. This hip-opening class works towards hanumanasana using the wall, so you'll be working on your hip flexors and flexibility in your hamstrings. You will need access to a wall to practice at and two bricks.
Move into Balance
Jivamukti: Get Grounded
A swift- moving, playful and well rounded Jivamukti class in which we both seize and mostly relinquish control. Get grounded to rise up. This class features all the sun salutes, standing poses, twists, back bends and forward bends you'd expect from a Jivamukti class, but with a tougher, more feisty twist than usual. You may need a block and a strap.