CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

JIVAMUKTI OPEN CLASS:
Jivamukti Yoga is one of the nine internationally recognised styles of Yoga and is open to all levels. Every class includes flowing asana sequences, Sanksrit chanting, Yogic philosophical teachings, breathing practices, meditation and deep relaxation. Music plays an integral role and each class features a stunning soundtrack ranging from Indian ragas and Beatles to global trance.
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JIVAMUKTI SPIRITUAL WARRIOR CLASS:

The Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior 1-hour sequence is a comprehensive yoga class that transforms, invigorates and energizes, while at the same time grounding and leading the student inward on an exploration of the deeper spiritual aspects of the self. This is a brisk, guided, led vinyasa class in which the teacher calls out the asanas and provides the breath count, but gives minimal instruction as to how to do the various asanas. The class offers a well-rounded practice as a set sequence that includes a warm-up, the setting of an elevated intention, chanting, surya namaskar, standing asanas, twists, balances, forward bending, backward bending and inversions, as well as relaxation and meditation, and is designed to be completed in one hour.
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JIVAMUKTI BASICS CLASS:

Each Jivamukti Basic class is part of a four-week fundamentals course that explores a different theme each week:

  • week one: standing asanas
  • week two: forward bending asanas
  • week three: backward bending asanas
  • week four: inversions, meditation and “putting it all together.”

In the Basic class alignment is the emphasis. Students are taught “how to do” asanas as well as the use of props. The Basic Class provides the underlying structure to help a student be able to eventually enter into an Open class intelligently and safely. Beginners are encouraged to take all four weeks of the Basic course. Intermediate and advanced students will also benefit from exploring the alignment essentials presented in these classes. It is advisable that a student register for the full 4 week program starting with week one, but a student can also drop into any class at any time during the month and can also take as many classes as they want each week.
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MEDIUM

The medium class is designed to help you progress from Jivamukti Basics to Jivamukti/Vinyasa Open Classes or if you are already coming to Open classes then to work more deeply on specific asanas or sequences to further or refine your practice.Each class will give a detailed exploration into the sequences you’ll find in a Jivamukti/Vinyasa Open class with a focus on connecting movement to breath and correct and proper alignment. There is also the opportunity to ask questions about alignment, posture or benefits. This is a great class to empower, connect, and challenge you, no matter what level you are at… Suitable for beginner to advanced.  
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ASHTANGA YOGA:
Ashtanga Yoga is a 5,000 year old set sequence of postures designed to bring incredible, strength, flexibility and endurance to the body and a sense of stillness to the mind. This strong asana class will teach the fundamentals of ashtanga yoga, sun salutations, ujjayi breath, energy locks and vinyasa to prepare the student for the full primary series of ashtanga yoga. Ashtanga’s intensity can also invoke positive life transformations off the mat, helping you to live fully, with a deep sense of Self, in your daily life. The Ashtanga (“eight limbs”) system is a deeply spiritual practice helping you to connect to your soul and to God.
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MYSORE (ASHTANGA):
The Mysore style of yoga asana practice is a particular way of teaching yoga within the Ashtanga Yoga tradition as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the southern Indian city of Mysore. There are some differences in this method from the usual modern way in which yoga is taught: the class is not “led” as a whole but rather all instruction is one-on-one within the group class setting. Students practice their own portion of the Ashtanga sequence of asanas at their own pace and the teacher assists each student individually by giving physical adjustments & verbal instruction.
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Each student is given their yoga routine according to their ability. New students tend to have a much shorter practice than do those with more experience. As one gains more strength, stamina, flexibility and concentration, additional asanas are given to the student. Asanas are given, one by one in a sequential order.a
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Mysore is not self practice. You will be taught the Ashtanga sequence individually in a group setting and you can move at your own pace and strength. Beginners to Mysore practice are advised to arrive at 7am for their first day or 2 and are then able to begin earlier to finish earlier if needs be. All students need to have completed their practice by 8:15am so please ensure enough time to complete your practice. There are no drop in classes for Mysore unless specially arranged with the teacher. It is best to give the practice at least a week or 2 before you make any decisions about it.
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VINYASA YOGA:

Flow Yoga incorporates fluid movement with deep, rhythmic breathing. Synchronising movement with breath enhances the health benefits of each pose including greater muscular strength and tone, increased flexibility and joint mobility, improved circulation and hormonal balance, as well as creating a more focussed, calm and meditative state of awareness. Reference to ancient Yogic texts and philosophies are brought into this challenging Vinyasa class.
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KIRTAN:
“Good and virtuous company gives rise to non-attachment.”
Satsang  means keeping the company of the holy, the like-minded and those who are identified with the truth. Kirtan, which means “people coming together to be in the presence of God,” includes Sanskit chanting, meditation, or a discussion. Each kirtan has a leader for the evening.
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MEDITATION:

Begins with instruction, followed by a 30 minute silent meditation practice.
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ICP IN-CLASS PRIVATE®
(Highly Recommended)
Jivamukti was first to offer this state of the art experience in physical, mental, emotional and spiritual tuning. In the setting of an OPEN level class, you have a personal teacher guiding each movement skillfully making alignment adjustments. This is the fastest and most profound way to experience breakthroughs in your practice.