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." Suitable for beginners; all levels welcome. 95 minutes.
An open class presents classical yoga teachings as relevant to one's life on and off the mat supported by chanting, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation and meditation. Work at your own pace, following the teacher's verbal as well as hands-on guidance. Asana options will be provided for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. 95 minutes.
Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior
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 packed into 60 minutes.
Mysore Style Ashtanga
Mysore Style Ashtanga is a set series of asanas practiced by the student at one's own individual pace and assisted by a teacher, the way it is taught in Mysore, India by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois family. New students are instructed individually. In each lesson they are taught small portions of a sequence of poses. These portions grow daily according to the student's capacity. When practiced in a consistent manner, the poses strengthen, purify and align the body, breath and mind. When the full initial sequence has been committed to memory, new poses are introduced, evolving the sequence in parallel with the student's abilities. Mysore is a simple, effective and ancient style of learning yoga. No prior knowledge of the primary series is needed. All are welcome.
Chant, memorize and discuss Patanjali's Yoga Sutra - a foundational text on classical yoga. Let's apply the sutras of action and thought for daily change, profound healing, increased energy and expanded consciousness. This class is an ongoing forum for inquiring and dedicated sadhakas (Practioners). 1 hr
Mantra Yoga : The Yoga of Sacred Vibration with Bhima-Karma Every Tuesday at 4pm Giving a harmonic focus to our personal meditations on the divine. The simplicity and accessibility of kirtan chanting, while still effective for achieving full samadhi, is repeatedly recommended in Vedic literature, especially for this disturbed age of Kali. The effectiveness of mantra, the emotional colour of melody and the driving force of rhythm play the prime roles in kirtan and in transforming the otherwise mundane drama of our lives into the unfolding of our playful love-sport with the divine beloved. Tuition $15
Prenatal yoga Class
Through the use of props and a wide spectrum of asanas adapted for the ever-changing pregnant body, Jivamukti's pre-natal yoga classes enable the pregnant yogini to safely practice sun salutes, standing poses, balances, twists, forward bends, and even backbends. Emphasizing breathing along with stretching and strengthening the body, these challenging but relaxing classes are empowering for pregnant women. These very popular classes become a yoga community for her expecting students. "If a woman makes one good friend in the class, and continues her yoga practice after giving birth, we've done our work."
We spend much of our week getting things done. The restorative class is designed to give you an opportunity to relax, settle into your own body and shift into being mode. The class will open with some active asanas (postures) before settling into the restorative practice of letting go and releasing tension. The asanas are supported by blankets, blocks and other props and often held for several minutes at a time. We will also practice meditation. You will leave this class feeling nourished and refreshed. This class is suitable for all levels.
Yoga Asana Lab
An informative exploration of the power and principals of asana. This workshop style class will combine anatomy, alignment, and assists. Within each week's topic we will learn alignment and energetics of the postures as well as preparatory poses, options for modifications, injury prevention, teaching techniques, etc. Get the most out of your yoga poses! This class is open to all practitioners, and highly recommended for teachers and apprentices.
Pranayama classes explore one of the forgotten and mystical limbs of yoga: yogic breath techniques.Prana is the life force. Ayama means extension. Pranayama is the expansion of the life force, by means of breath. The breath is the link between body and mind and it purifies the subtle energetic body. A regular pranayama practice is said to destroy all diseases and karmas. In Pranayama classes you will learn how to: deepen and lengthen your breath; practice dynamic pranayamas and kriyas (cleansing techniques); apply the three bandhas (energetic locks); retain the breath (kumbhaka); practice slow pranayamas that are soothing; The class opens with a Sanskrit chant and concludes with meditation and final relaxation. Everybody is welcome to this practice, though 6 months of asana practice is recommended and regular participation encouraged. A regular practice of Pranayama will greatly deepen your asana practice and help you explore the subtle layers of your being.