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.
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!
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.
Teacher Student Chant
Chant to Ganesh
Chant: Lokah Samastah
Spinal Tap: Jiva Revolution
If you love your Jivamukti yoga feisty and fast and a little bit hip, this strong, intermediate Jivamukti yoga class is for you. It revolves around revolved poses. With a twisty twist to it, this class is great for a healthy spine and perfect for those who like to move swiftly and with a twist.
A fabulous Jivamukti flow with the theme of the Monkey-god, Hanumanasana, otherwise known as the splits. This well-rounded Jivamukti class has the usual mix of sun salutations, standing poses with a focuses around opening the hamstrings and hips, featuring the standing splits, then going into Hamunanasana, forward and backward bends rounding off this beautifully devotional class.
Feel The Fear & Do It Anyway: Jivamukti Inversions
A full, well-rounded Jivamukti yoga class, with a focus on inversions. Inversions are a super opportunity to change our perspecitve on life, and even take a look at the ways that we approach different things in life. This class will strengthen your core and shoulders to prepare your upper body for taking inversions. It doesn't matter what shape you make in the inversion and if you go upside down or not, it's all about how we look at situations. A great class for warming and strengthening, whether you're ready to go upside down or not. Remember to handle inversions with care, our egos can get in the way, so only work carefully and within your capabilities here! You will need a strap.
Bhakti To The Future