“Jivamukti yoga is a path to enlightenment through compassion for all beings.”
Developed by Sharon Gannon and David Life in 1986 yoga. Jivamukti yoga is grounded in the original meaning of the Sanskrit word asana as “seat, connection” – relationship to the Earth. The name Jivamukti comes from the Sanskrit word jivanmukta which means “liberated whilst living”. Jivamukti Yoga is a vigorous, vinyasa-based Hatha Yoga method which includes 5 tenants:-
- shastra (scripture)
- bhakti (devotion)
- ahimsa (kindness)
- nada (music)
- dhyana (meditation)
An typical class presents classical yoga teachings as relevant to one’s life on and off the mat, spiritual teachings from the focus of the month, supported by chanting, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation and meditation. Exuberant, eclectic music plays an integral role: you might practice to a shifting soundtrack of ragas, global trance, hip-hop, spoken word, George Harrison, Sting, Krishna Das, Donna de Lory and Michael Franti .
I first attended one of Andrea’s Jivamukti workshops back in 2005. I knew from that very first day that Andrea was a wonderful and inspirational teacher. I’ve been organising workshops for her in Derbyshire ever since. Andrea is a professional and authentic yogi in every way possible. The workshops I organise for her are always well attended and new faces come to join us at every event.