Get a NEW PERSPECTIVE! Inversion WS
|May 15 wed||7:15-9:15||Vision Board WS w/Rachel Findler||
|May 18th Sat||9:30-11:30||Beginner WS w/Kat Young||
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May 24th 4:30
May 25th 8:00
May 26th11:00 2:30
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*Vido class is open for Loka Yoga students too!
It is filmed and broadcast online.
So please come only if you are OK with it.
|25th 11:00-1:00||Yoga Out Reach Retreat
Tina "Shake it up baby"
|Tina teaches 25th Saturday|
June 1st Sat
1:15- 4:15 pm
7:00- 9:00 pm
|Tina James Jivamukti Yoga WS
Inversion WS 3hours
Jivamukti classic 2hours
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|June 9th Sun|| 9:00-10:00
Family Yoga Workshop w/Lou Lynn
June 9th Sun
|1:30-4:00||Couples Prenatal Yoga w/Lou Lynn|| Register: email@example.com
|Wonderlust Whistler 2013|| Tina teaches 2classes:
Hike and Jivamukti yoga class everyday!!
|Loka Yoga 300h Teacher Training!!
"Practice of the Wild"
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Shri K. Pattabhi Jois
Shri K. Pattabhi Jois studied yoga under his guru Shri Krishnamacharya and also attended the Sanskrit College of Mysore, where he became a professor of Sanskrit and Advaita Vedanta. He and Shri Krishnamacharya developed the Astanga Yoga series based on the purifying practices described in the ancient texts. In 1948, he founded the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore. In 1958, he wrote his classic book Yoga Mala, which explores Astanga and Yoga philosophy. In 1998, David Life was made a certified Astanga teacher by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. Both Sharon and David make regular trips Mysore to study under him.
"Ahhhh Samadhi. Yoga is Samadhi. God is One. Yoga is One. Philosophy is One. That's All.
- Shri K. Pattabhi Jois
Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati
Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati had an extensive background in Eastern and Western medicine. In 1958, he founded the Yoga Society of New York. Ananda Ashram, which he founded in 1964 in Monroe, New York, continues to be devoted to Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati's teachings and message, and the ashram hosts many Jivamukti events. A Sanskrit scholar, his life was dedicated to the union of science and the spirit. He is the author of Fundamentals of Yoga, The Textbook of Yoga Psychology (one of the definitive translations of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras) and Self Analysis and Self Knowledge, along with many essays. He left his body in 1993.
"Nobody is a fool and nobody is wise. It is the space which makes you foolish or wise. If you have space within your mind, then you become wise, and if you have no space in your mind, then you become 'otherwise'."
- Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati
Shri Swami Nirmalananda
Swami Nirmalananda believed in the potency of Self rule, and he called himself the "Anarchist Swami." He inducted David Life into the sunnyas (renunciate) order in 1990. Swami Nirmalananda was a naturalist and a "mauni". He practiced silence for 11 years. "Unless the individuality is transcended, we cannot know what is universality and unless we die while living, we cannot know what is Eternal life. The mind can only think one thing at a time and it always functions within the realm of duality like good and bad, pleasure and pain, happiness and sorrow. Unless we rise above these pairs of opposites, we will not be able to know what the integrated state of existence is."
"Love not anyone, not even God!
Our picking and choosing love brings misery.
Instead, let God love you. Be Love itself."
- Shri Swami Nirmalananda
SHARON GANNON & DAVID LIFE
TRIPURA SUNDARI & DEVA DAS
Shri Sharon Gannon and Shri David Life are considered to be among the most revered yogis and spiritual teachers of our time. In 1986 they created Jivamukti Yoga, a groundbreaking new method of yoga that draws upon ancient Eastern wisdom as its source and serves as a blueprint for the individual search for peace and enlightenment. These modern sages are apostles of peace whose international humanitarian efforts extend to all life on earth: human, animal and plant.
These artists and spiritual gurus have spent almost twenty years of their lives in service to yogic principles and have introduced tens of thousands of people around the world to the spiritual benefits of Jivamukti Yoga through their New York City yoga centers and workshop tour around the globe. They are often credited with redefining yoga in the west and for making yoga as popular as it is today. They are considered to be "teacher's teachers" and their extensive teacher-training program has been a catalyst for some of the most renowned yoga teachers and centers around the country. By applying the ancient knowledge contained in the yogic scriptures to modern life they have made it hip to be spiritual. Their New York City yoga center, one of the largest in the country, has grown to be the most popular as well.
Although they were raised in different parts of the country, both Gannon and Life began their social activism while they were high school students in the 60's. After school, both went on to become renown performing and fine artists of the legendary New York Lower East Side creative scene where they met and became partners in business and life. They went on to use yoga as another way to frame the questions they had been asking through their art. With their groundbreaking development of Jivamukti Yoga they have successfully synthesized the usually taboo combination of Art, Politics and Spirituality. While most activism is directed at an overthrow of the established government, Gannon and Life's philosophy has taken a much more radical turn - an attempt to overthrow of the tyranny of thoughts inside our own minds.
In 1999, along with Janet Rienstra, they founded the Animal Mukti Free Spay & Neuter Clinic at the Humane Society of NY and every July 4th they hold an annual fundraiser to support it. Together they co-direct the two Jivamukti Yoga Centers in New York City and have authored two books, Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body & Soul and The Art of Yoga.
Their goal is to deliver yoga to as many people as possible through Jivamukti Yoga. Leaders from the fields of art and business look to them for spiritual teachings and guidance and they are a constant inspiration for all yoga sadahkas (seekers of the truth). They acknowledge the generous gifts they have received from their gurus, Sri Brahmananda Sarasvati, Swami Nirmalanada and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.
Shyam Das began his life long research into the devotional lineages of India in 1972, with his gurus Neem Karoli Baba and Goswami Shri Prathameshji. He has lived in sacred India for 35 years and has written and translated more than 15 books on Bhakti Yoga and the Path of Grace. Shyamdas specializes in classical Indian music and spiritual love poetry.
Sample Shyamdas's kirtans, read articles, books, and poetry, view upcoming events, and more at www.shyamdas.com
I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged. I cannot blindly follow the crowd and accept their approach. I will not allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I have come to understand that life is best to be lived and not to be conceptualized. I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude.” - Bruce Lee