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.
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
Jivamukti Flow For Joy
Ideal for when you need a jolt of uplifting energy, sun salute your way into an invigorating, energetic way to start your day. With plenty of sun salutes, lunges and backbends, you'll flow into hamunanasana (splits) , but don't let your splits progression spoil your flow, you then flow into backbends, a headstand and shoulderstand. Plenty of blood to the head bringing clear thinking and energising. You will need two blocks
Jivamukti flow in Green to Pincha Mayurasana
The colour green is associated with the anahata chakra, the unstuck sound of the heart. A Peacock’s tail feather is also green, and pinchamayurasana requires an open heart! This class is a full Jivamukti flow working towards Pincha Mayarasana. So whether you are outside in the grass or wearing favourite green kit, or simply green on the inside, get inspired by the earth’s favourite colour of life: green!
Jivamukti: Handstand Focus
A class to focus on your Tree Stand or Hand Stand. Yogis look to nature for inspiration. Nothing inspires us like the trees, for they literally infuse each breath we take with oxygen! So whether you are practicing in your home or out doors, find your tree and find your stable base.
Keeping Grounded To Fly: The Jivamukti Way
A grounded full-length Jivamukti yoga class. This class focuses on keeping grounded as you take root to fly through a well-rounded intermediate/advanced class with plenty of twists, turns and interest. With plenty of lovely variations, remember to keep grounded as you practice and well-within your limits when you practice at home. Keep two blocks handy so that you can remain grounded throughout the class.
Joint Freeing Jivamukti
Flexibility and Stability
A steady, balanced Jivamukti class focused on lengthening of the body, grounding and stability. As you would expect from Emma's soulful Jivamukti classes, there are plenty of strengthening, stabilising standing poses, twists, backbends and balances. A beautifully sequenced, relaxed vinyasa.
Crow Pose Tutorial
This Crow Pose (Bakasana) tutorial gives us a new way of looking at the balance of crow (bakasana), starting up with crow on the back! Then there's plenty of core strengthening and hip releases to prepare for the full pose. For those who don't yet have a crow practice, there are some handy tips in which you may need a bolster and/or a couple of blocks to help you to find your wings to take flight in crow.
Jivamukti Backbend Express
A well-rounded, soulful and shorter Jivamukti practive with a focus on lengthening and strengthening the spine through backbends. Backbends not only lead to a strong spine but also open the front of the body and the heart centre. This is a practice to cultivate love and giving to others. You will need a block.
Backbends for Moving Forwards
Protect and Strength for Wrist and Shoulders