Whether you're a beginner, deciphering the difference between vrksasana (tree) and sirshasana (headstand) or an advanced yogi who can put both feet behind their head, the Jivamukti Open class welcomes you, as it is open to practitioners of all levels. A typical Open class incorporates the five tenets of Jivamukti Yoga: shastra (scripture), bhakti (devotion), ahimsa (kindness), nada (music) and dhyana (meditation) by presenting classical yoga teachings as relevant to one's life on and off the mat, drawn from the Focus of the Month essay, supported by chanting, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation and meditation. All supported by a rocking soundtrack to move you deeper into the practice.
Join Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher, Tim Shaw, for a two hour, extended exploration into the Jivamukti method.
Tim was dragged kicking and screaming by his wife Kristin to his first yoga class. Years of relentlessly touring with his band Ensign, as well as working on the road with many high profile bands had taken its toll on his body. He eventually found his yoga home at the Jivamukti Yoga School in downtown Manhattan. Tim was drawn to Jivamukti by its powerful vinyasa, deep spirituality, political activism, animal rights advocacy and love of music. Tim completed his 800 hour apprenticeship under the guidance of Jessica Stickler, and passed the Jivamukti Advanced Certification Board exam in January 2014. Tim infuses his class with music, humor, and a powerful flowing asana practice. He believes that all things happen one breath at a time and through yoga we can change the world. Tim cannot express with words the gratitude and love for the following: his holy teachers, Sharon Gannon, David Life, Anja Kuehnel, Narayani, Sri Dharma Mittra, Alison Sinatra, Stephanie Snyder, Jason Crandell, Kristin Shaw, and Joe Strummer.Tim would also like to thank his amazing mentor Jessica Sage Stickler for all her guidance, understanding, and friendship! May we find strength through our compassion, and may our compassion give us strength, to take what we do, on these mats, out into the world and change it! Go Vegan!