The Five Tenets of Jivamukti Yoga: unpacked
Jivamukti Yoga is a path to liberation through compassion for all beings. Founded in New York in 1984 by Sharon Gannon and David Life, it has since grown into an internationally renowned form. It is a dynamic physical practice that integrates scriptural study, devotion, chanting, music and meditation. The name Jivamukti comes from two sanskrit words; Jiva meaning individual soul and mukti meaning liberation.
"The name Jivamukti Yoga reflects the fact that it is possible to have a beneficial and fulfilling life in the world, and also progress spiritually – perhaps even attaining liberation (Samadhi) while living.”
– Sharon Gannon and David Life
Jivamukti is an integrated approach to practicing Yoga; the five tenets and a monthly changing focus provide us with renewing inspiration; encouraging self-inquiry and the space to develop personal insight through our practice, carrying that with us into daily life.
The five tenets we will explore through practice and discusion are:
Ahimsa: non violent, compassionate lifestyle
- Bhakti: devotional practices
- Nada: sound, deep listening
- Dhyana: meditation
- Shastra: scriptural study
Expect an uplifting and vigorous Jivamukti style vinyasa practice, as well as time dedicated to chanting, meditation and a deep relaxation all combined into one integrated workshop. Whether you are already practicing Jivamukti or are interested in knowing more about the method, this workshop is open to all who have some familiarity with a vinyasa practice.