HOT, HIP & HOLY: A JIVAMUKTI YOGA WORKSHOP
Jivamukti Yoga is a path to enlightenment through compassion for all beings. The Jivamukti Method is grounded in the original meaning of the Sanskrit word asana as “seat, connection” – relationship to the Earth. Earth implies all of life. Citing Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, which states that asana should be sthira and sukham, Jivamukti Yoga maintains that one’s relationship to others (asana) should be mutually beneficial and come from a consistent (sthira) place of joy and happiness (sukham). This is a radical idea that, when put into practice, can dismantle our present culture, which is based on the notion that the Earth and all other animals exist for our benefit and to be exploited for our own selfish purposes. So the practice of asana becomes more than mere physical exercise to keep one’s body fit or to increase strength or flexibility; it becomes a way to improve one’s relationship to all others and thus lead to enlightenment – the dissolution of the sense of separateness, the realization of the oneness of being, the discovery of lasting happiness.
In 2003 banka completed her ﬁrst teacher training at Kalani with Kathy Elder, in 2007 her second teacher training in Sivananda Yoga and her third teacher training in Jivamukti Yoga and in 2015 she completed her fourth teacher training in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. In 2015 banka became an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher.
Come start your morning off with a dynamic playlist and yoga sequence that will inspire & empower your expansive spirit to soar!