Having practised and taught different »Yoga methods«, I somehow always found myself back at a Jivamukti Class. Why that?

 

Founded by Sharon Gannon and David Life in a quite arty, experimental environment in the New Yorker East Village in the 1980s, Jivamukti Yoga is a quite challenging practise that integrates the physical, ethical, and spiritual dimensions of Yoga. And that is exactly why I love it. Yoga, by definition, is all that. We, as humans, are all that.

 

You can expect a class that combines vigorous hatha yoga, vinyasa-based physical style with adherence to five central tenets:

 

SHASTRA (scripture)

BHAKTI (devotion)

AHIMSA (non-violence, non-harming)

NADA (sound)

DHYANA (meditation)

 

Eventhough it can be called a »modern yoga style«, Jivamukti Yoga is not an invention. It’s a method. An excellent frame for a holistic and powerful practise, rooted in the teachings of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, Swami Nirmalananda, Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati.