JIVAMUKTI YOGA - A vigorous form of practice where both the teacher and students are reminded of the goal of yoga - liberation, throughout. It is an integrated approach to yoga and a path of liberation through compassion of all beings. In a typical Jivamukti Open class, we incorporate the five tenets of Jivamukti Yoga:
We present 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. Exuberant, eclectic music plays an integral role.
YIN YANG - A beautiful and gentle practice that blend the elements of both yin and yang. We will use passive long-held poses to release tension and blockages in our body and dynamic flow movements to get our chi and prana (life energy) moving. The sequence may vary everytime depending on the energy of the day, of the time and of the practising group. Ideal for all.
YIN YOGA - As a quietly challenging yoga practise, Yin yoga is an excellent practise to complement more “yang”, active exercises and lifestyle.
On a physical level, yin yoga aims at exercising our deeper, denser connective tissues (fascia) through stretching and stressing them in long-held passive poses. It is believed that our meridians run along these connective tissues and so by exercising them, we also improve our overall well-being. On the mental and psychological levels, yin practise offers us a chance to be introspective and learn to surrender. It can calms our mind and emotions, giving us space to heal. Suitable for students of every level and physical condition.