What to Expect from a Jivamukti Class
Jivamukti is a vinyasa style practice and classes can be quite physically intense. Each class has a theme, which is explored through yoga scripture, chanting, meditation, asana, pranayama, and music. Attend class at the Jivamukti Yoga School in New York, and you may find your mat next to such Hollywood and music industry celebrities as Gywneth Paltrow, Christy Turlington, Russell Simmons, and Sting -- all devotees of this method.
Is Jivamukti for You?
Jivamukti appeals to those who want a good workout and more, since a healthy dose of chanting and philosophizing accompanies each class. Teachers are encouraged to make yoga principles relatable by drawing examples from modern life and contemporary music, so there is often a lot of talking going on. That said, classes are usually light-hearted and fun.