Jivamukti › Andrea Kwiatkowski

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.

 

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  • Chant Sri Krishna05:44
    Chant Sri Krishna

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    A perfect chant for when strong emotions overwhelm us. This is the perfect chant to calm the mind and change your mood. The chant is call and response and wording is Sri Krishna sharanam mama.



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  • Inhale LET, exhale GO! 23:29
    Inhale LET, exhale GO!

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    Starting with some flowing Jivamukti sun salutations, this calming yoga class then focuses on forward bending and hip opening. Learn how to let go as you move through these simple but effective postures. You will need a blanket, strap and a brick.



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  • Express Backbends43:35
    Express Backbends

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    A Jivamukti Vinyasa yoga backbending class. You'll get moving straight away, no chanting, no faffing, just a lovely well-rounded yoga sequence with a focus on backbends.



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  • Chant: Om Purnam06:29
    Chant: Om Purnam

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    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.



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  • Jivamukti Quickie18:54
    Jivamukti Quickie

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    The Jivamukti express - a short 20 minute jivamukti sequence to awaken and de-stress.



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  • Morning Magic Six09:57
    Morning Magic Six

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    The a perfect yoga class to begin the day if you're short on time. Just six yoga poses, perfect to warming up the day in the Jivamukti method.



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  • Teacher Student Chant06:34
    Teacher Student Chant

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    A call and response Teacher Student Chant. A chant to honour and remember the precious relationship between student and teacher.



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  • Chant to Ganesh08:23
    Chant to Ganesh

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    Invocation to Lord Ganesh, who is the remover of obstacles and who guards the doorway to the enlightened realms. His blessings are essential for good beginnings. A lovely chant to bless something new that's happening in life. Enjoy! Om gam ganapataye namaha



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  • Feel The Fear & Do It Anyway: Jivamukti Inversions49:29
    Feel The Fear & Do It Anyway: Jivamukti Inversions

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    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.



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  • Bhakti To The Future19:40
    Bhakti To The Future

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    In just twenty minutes you'll be surprised how far and deep you can get into your backbends. Best done after you've warmed up, this Jivamukti yoga backbend class will get you bending back and aiming right into the future.



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  • Twist And Stoke The Fire01:06:33
    Twist And Stoke The Fire

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    A twisting Jivamukti class to build strength and courage. You will need a block. Not suitable for pregnant students / hernia / heart problems.



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  • Jivamukti: Stand and Balance01:04:05
    Jivamukti: Stand and Balance

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    Get ready to flow with a beautiful Jivamukti yoga class which focuses on standing and balancing poses, but of course includes some tough twists as well as back and forward bends and inversions to give a well rounded, beautiful practice. Suitable for intermediates.



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  • Jivamukti Backbend Express37:32
    Jivamukti Backbend Express

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    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.



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  • Protect and Strength for Wrist and Shoulders21:51
    Protect and Strength for Wrist and Shoulders

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    This short jivamukti yoga class will help to protect and strengthen your wrists and shoulders. These delicate sometimes suffer from wrist pain whilst doing yoga, people who use computers and older folks. Try to do this practice twice a week to strengthen these key areas.



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