We have a collection of gurus on our wall at the studio that we feel have inspired and elevated our practice of yoga. This month, we would like to highlight the gurus and founders of the Jivamukti Yoga method – Sharon Gannon and David Life. They met in 1983 in New York City and in 1984 created Jivamukti Yoga.
In 1986 they traveled to India and met their first guru, Swami Nirmalananda. On subsequent trips, they met their guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois,and later in upstate New York, they met their guru Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati. Each of their gurus guided them further on their individual spiritual paths, and the teachings helped shape the development of Jivamukti Yoga. Sharon and David studied with their gurus for many years and received their blessings to incorporate their teachings into the Jivamukti Yoga method.
Through the innovations of Jivamukti Yoga, Sharon and David have brought the ancient teachings alive, going to the root of their wisdom and making it relevant to the contemporary world. They are pioneers in teaching yoga as spiritual activism/activation, demonstrating that yoga is a living tradition, a complete system for accessing the lasting happiness that is available to all beings. They incorporate their profound talents and experiences as artists, performers and musicians into their teaching styles, making their teachings compelling, exciting and empowering.
Jivamukti classes integrate a vigorous and challenging vinyasa asana practice to inspiring soundtracks accompanied by pranayama (breath work), meditation, Sanskrit chanting and an emphasis on Yogic philosophy. Expect to be challenged physically and intellectually.
Join us for our own Jivamukti classes with some of the best teachers in London: Mon, Tues & Fri 9:30-10:45, Wed 13:15-14:15, Thurs 6:45-7:45 and Sun 14:00-15:15.