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.
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.
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.
This 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.
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.
Enjoy the benefits of the strength building yang yoga and allow your body to melt into more passively held stretches that typify yin yoga. Moving mindfully from one pose to the next you will feel the natural progression of the practice from beginning to end. Each class starts with a warm-up and breathing practice, moving with increased focus and intention to more strength building poses and closing with deeply held stretches. You will gain strength, flexibility and develop keen self-awareness as you learn to use your breath to flow.
Begins with instruction, followed by a 30 minute silent meditation practice.
Yoga using the support and enhancement of the silk swings. Achieve more length and depth with less strenuous effort, yet also challenge your core body strength. Feel the traction and opening of gravity as you hang or hold the swing to support your weight.
Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® is considered the most comprehensive of yoga traditions, combining meditation, mantra, physical exercises and breathing techniques; it is a Raj Yog, encompassing the eight limbs of yoga into a singular practice of excellence and ecstasy. “Kundalini” literally means “the curl of the lock of hair of the beloved.” This poetic metaphor alludes to the flow of energy and consciousness that exists within each of us, and enables us to merge with – or “yoke” – the universal Self. Fusing individual and universal consciousness creates a divine union, called “yoga.” The Upanishads, dating back to the fifth century B.C., describe the kundalini, although the oral tradition reaches back even further into history. For thousands of years, this sacred science and technology was veiled in secrecy, passed along verbally from master to chosen disciple.
“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.
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.
Children have impressionable minds that are constantly being bombarded with misguided messages from the media and their peers. Proper child raising in today’s world means bringing children back to their natural state of health, happiness, and harmony. Children are hungry for knowledge that will help keep them healthy and strong—mentally, physically, and emotionally. As nurturers, we must share all that we know with them in a gentle, approachable way. Natalia Rose
We integrate yoga movement with games, stories, activities, sound & affirmations to exercise & empower the whole child. Regular practice will keep your child healthy & strong – physically, mentally & emotionally
• Enhance concentration & learning
• Develop strength, flexibility & balance
• Personal, social & emotional development
• Boost confidence & self esteem
• Better sleep & relaxation
• Inner strength
• Mind-body connection
• Reduce stress & anxiety
• Breathe Awareness
• Foundation for life long well being
Recommended by most doctors and midwives, prenatal yoga offers a multitude of benefits to both mother and baby throughout pregnancy, during birth and beyond:
- Joint exercises – perfect for poor circulation, swelling/water retention and excellent to improve mobility. Also prepares the body for squatting and other birthing positions.
- Gentle Stretches and strong postures – maintains supple and toned muscles.
- Builds strength
- Yoga Nidra – During this relaxation technique one gains an abundance of energy from gaining the equivalent of 2 hours deep sleep in just 20 minutes! Yoga Nidra also regulates fluctuating blood pressure and promotes inner communication between you and your child, as well as assisting in the release of any impressions associated with the fear of birthing.
- In addition, by developing a deeper awareness of your body, a powerful connection between a mother and her child is established.