A yoga class that is dynamic with a fun music playlist. The hour is playful and uplifting while being physically challenging. The class emphasizes on the physical part of the practice through a continuous flow but also contains elements of chanting and yoga philosophy. The class is built up and consists of what we call "the 5 tenets of Jivamukti Yoga" (5 foundation stones): 1) Ahimsa/no violence 2) Bhakti/devotion 3) Nada/Attentive listening 4) Dhyana/meditation 5) Shastra/study of yoga philosophy and texts.
Jivamukti Open Class presents classical yoga teachings as relevant to one’s life on and off the mat, drawn from the Focus of the Month essay, supported by chanting, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation and meditation. All Open classes include 14 points - asanas, meditation and spiritual teachings - in a sequence creatively designed by the teacher.
Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior is structured as a fixed set sequence instructed in a vinyasa style. It is a fully balanced class which includes asana warm-up, chanting, setting of intention, surya namaskar, standing poses, backbends, forward bends, twists, inversions, meditation and relaxation. The teacher focuses on keeping the pace moving and does not stop to give spiritual discourses. Since the asana sequence is always the same, a student will pick it up quite quickly after only a couple of classes.