Join Emily for a vigorously physical and intellectually stimulating experience on the mat.
Expect Vinyasa (flowing asana sequences), hands-on adjustments, pranayama (breathing exercises), yogic philosophical teachings based on the focus of the month, Sanskrit chanting, meditation and deep relaxation.
As a path to enlightenment through compassion for all beings, Jivamukti Yoga is grounded in the original meaning of the Sanskrit word asana as “seat, connection” - relationship to the Earth. Earth implies all of life. Jivamukti Yoga maintains that one’s relationship to others (asana) should be mutually beneficial and come from a consistent place of joy and happiness. The practice of asana becomes more than mere physical exercise to keep one’s body fit or to increase strength or flexibility, it becomes a way to improve one’s relationship to all others.
This core philosophy is expressed through five tenets which form the foundation of Jivamukti Yoga.
A nonviolent, compassionate lifestyle extending to other animals, the environment and all living beings, emphasizing ethical vegetarianism (veganism) and animal rights.
Acknowledgment that God/Self-realization is the goal of all yoga practices; can be expressed through chanting, the setting of a high intention for the practice or other devotional practices.
Meditation: connecting to that eternal unchanging reality within.
The development of a sound body and mind through deep listening; can be incorporated in a class using recorded music, spoken word, silence or even the teacher’s voice.
Study of the ancient yogic teachings, including Sanskrit chanting, drawn from the Focus of the Month to the extent possible.
This workshop is suitable for all levels. To book this workshop click HERE to take you to the Mindbody Schedule.