Maybe you’ve heard of Jivamukti yoga but have been too afraid to pronounce it, let alone try it. I highly encourage you to explore and pronounce it.

Let’s start with the later. Pronounce it as G-Va-Mook-Ti (I hope I’m not botching this too much). Jiva means soul. Mukti = liberation.

Last weekend I did a two day workshop with Jeffrey Cohen of Jivamukti Yoga Charleston (www.jivamuktiyogasc.com). During our time together, Jeffrey discussed the 5 tenets that comprise Jivamukti and set it apart from other styles of yoga. The tenets are ahimsa (non-violence), Bhakti (devotion/offering), scripture study, meditation and nada (sound). Asana is part of a Jivamukti class. What sets this asana class apart from others I’ve taken is the 5 tenets form the foundation of the practice on the mat and encouraged to be practiced off the mat, in your everyday life.

If you’ve never tried Jivamukti yoga, put it on your “to do” list. If you live in DC, you’ll have the privilege to experience it live in September with Sharon Gannon and David Life, the founders of Jivamukti Yoga (based in NYC).

Don’t hesitate.  Sign up via Flow Yoga Center (www.flowyogacenter.com) and reserve your spot today.


3 responses to this post.

  1. I have had the pleasure of taking 2 weekend workshops with Sharon and David, and a few classes at their NYC studio over the past few years. I love the style and their teaching is diving.

    Their book is also a great primer on yoga and a peek behind the spirituality that underlies it all.



  2. I love Sharon & David’s Jivamukti book. Thanks so much for brining it up, Ravi. As you mention, it is a wonderful book about yoga and goes way beyond just the Jivamukti style.

    For those note familiar with it, you can find it on Amazon.


  3. Alwaya wondered about what “style” it was, let alone how to pronounce it. Very interesting> I’ll have to check and see if there is a class nearby (SF Bay area). Thanks 🙂


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