Advanced certified Jivamukti teacher

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Yogeswari, based at the Jivamukti Yoga School in New York City since the year 2000, is one of the most senior teachers of the Jivamukti Yoga Method. She is Advanced Certified, a Facilitator of Jivamukti Teacher Trainings, and has taken many Jivamukti Certified Teachers through one-on-one apprenticeships towards their 800-hour-certification. Since 2004, she has been teaching around the world. Yogeswari is known for her vigorous, seamless Vinyasa sequencing, and her thought-provoking philosophical teachings. With 20 years of experience in dance and choreography, she brings liveliness and vibrancy to all her work. She holds an MA in choreography and dance from New York University and a BFA McL in dance from Temple University, Philadelphia. Born in Switzerland, she teaches workshops, immersions, and retreats in five languages.

She is the founder and president of AZAHAR Foundation, an international non-profit organization that promotes cross-cultural understanding and non-violent conflict resolution through Yoga and the Arts, with special attention to disenfranchised communities, and women and children in conflict settings.

Areas of expertise

Jivamutki Yoga & Vigorous and Seamless Vinyasa Sequencing


Yogeswari is energy and wisdom, kindness and strength, generosity and presence.

- Maria Macaya


AZAHAR Foundation

The Azahar Foundation is an international organization that promotes cross-cultural communication and non-violent conflict resolution through Yoga and the Arts. Within any population we teach, young leaders are identified and supported with professional training to become positive models of change within their communities. Through the conflict resolution and peace-building techniques of Yoga and the Arts, the escalating cycle of violence in conflict and post-conflict settings can be broken and recovery and rehabilitation can begin.
Yoga Method
Jivamukti Yoga — often called the Wild Child of Yoga for its artistic and activist inspiration — was founded by Sharon Gannon (Tripura Sundari) and David Life (Deva Das) in New York, in 1986, and is defined as a Path to Enlightenment through Compassion towards all beings. The core practice is Asana, supported by elements of 5 tenets: Ahimsa (non-violence), Shastra (scripture), Nada (sound), Bhakti (devotion), Dhyana (meditation). These tenets are based on the classical teachings of Yoga, and illuminated as relevant guidelines for life, on and off the mat. The Jivamukti Yoga method teaches how to improve one’s quality and joy of life by bringing harmony into our relationships.