Yoga is my life
YOGA, in the Sanskrit language, means union or yoking. It is a technology that helps to bring our fragmented selves into a place of oneness. Body, mind and spirit come into harmony to move in the same direction. In a larger sense, it means finding a sense of balance, harmony and responsibility between our individual selves and the whole of existence.
I first discovered yoga when I was 16 years old and knew then that Yoga was the base line for my life. When I discovered Jivamukti Yoga, it included all of the elements I was interested in delving further into. Influenced by the avant-garde artists’ movement and the activism of New York’s East Village in the 1980’s, Jivamukti Yoga is a path to personal and spiritual growth through compassion for all beings. Asana, often taught in a vigorous Vinyasa form, is the framework for a practice that 5 pillars based on principles of classical Yoga: Ahimsa (non-Violence), Shastra (scripture), Bhakti (devotion), Nada (sound) and Dhyana (meditation).
In a classical Jivamukti Open Class you will sweat, you will gain flexibility and strength while feeling like you are dancing. You will open your heart and soul and experience physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing.
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