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Three things you didn’t know about Jivamukti Yoga

With Dina Ghandour, Dubai-based certified Jivamukti teacher

Jivamukti is a physical, ethical, and spiritual practice, combining a vigorous hatha yoga, vinyasa-based physical style with adherence to five central tenets: shastra (scripture), bhakti (devotion), ahimsa (nonviolence, non-harming), nāda (music), and dhyana (meditation).

This integrated yoga method that brings back many of the traditional facets of yoga that have been stripped away in our modern practice. Here are three facts you didn’t know about Jivamukti…

1. Jivamukti , one of the first branded styles of western yoga, is adapted from the Sanskrit word Jivanmukta – Jiva (individual soul) and Mukta (liberation). The founders believed liberation, joy and lasting happiness is accessible right here right now.

2. Jivamukti yoga founders Sharon Gannon and David Life happen to also be disciples of Ashtanga guru Sri K Prattabhi Jois – they were also both artists!

3. Most Jivamukti teachers and students follow one of the yoga observances, Ahimsa , closely – with the idea that the way we live should allow for the freedom and happiness for all beings. That’s why most follow a compassionate, vegan diet.

Join us on Thursday evening, December 8th at 6pm for a very special Jivamukti evening. First up, enjoy a dynamic class with Dina. Practice your moves to some of your favourite tunes! The 90 minute class is rigorous, but open to all levels – with hands on guidance. After class, join us for a screening of “What is Real?”. This documentary tells the real-life story of two visionaries, Sharon Gannon and David Life, who have inspired a world of change through Jivamukti Yoga. Email info@bodytreestudio.com to book your spot. 
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