Which class for you?

Jivamukti Basics

Each Basic class is part of a four-week fundamentals course that explores a different theme each week:

week one: standing asanas

week two: forward bending asanas

week three: backward bending asanas

week four: inversions, meditation and "putting it all together."

In the Basic class alignment is the emphasis. Students are taught “how to do” asanas as well as the use of props. The Basic Class provides the underlying structure to help a student be able to eventually enter into an Open class intelligently and safely. Beginners are encouraged to take all four weeks of the Basic course. Intermediate and advanced students will also benefit from exploring the alignment essentials presented in these classes. It is advisable that a student register for the full 4 week program starting with week one, but a student can also drop into any class at any time during the month and can also take as many classes as they want each week. This class is suitable for beginners, but open to all levels of practitioner. 

Jivamukti Beginner Vinyasa

This slow moving, deep exploratory class provides the student with the underlying basics of how a vinyasa practice works. Vinyasa is a method of practicing asana (physical poses), where the asanas are presented in a sequence, flowing one to the next. The practice focuses on aligning one’s breath and spiritual intention with movement. The class is presented at a slower, more relaxed pace than in the Spiritual Warrior class. The main emphasis is on breathing while holding asanas as well as on transitioning into and out of asanas safely. Beginner Vinyasa classes provide a good transition for a beginner student from Basic classes to the Spiritual Warrior or Open classes and provide an opportunity for a more advanced student to refine their skills through a more detailed exploration of the asanas presented and how they can flow together seamlessly by means of steady paced ujjayi breathing. This class is suitable for beginners, but open to all levels of practitioner.

Steady Joyful Jivamukti

Your yoga poses should be steady and joyful - that's what it says in The Yoga Sutras, and this class is all about developing and maintaining a steady and joyful practice.

Drawing inspiration from YS 2:46 Sthira Sukham Asanam (the asana- the connection to the earth - should be steady and joyful), this class incorporates all elements of a Jivamukti Open class but presents them at a slower pace.

Expect a strong (but steady) practice, music, chanting and yoga philosophy. 

Spiritual Warrior

Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior classes are designed for busy people who only have an hour to practice. The class is fast paced and invigorating and is certainly a “get-in-shape” class. The structure is a fixed set sequence instructed in a vinyasa style. It is a fully balanced class which includes asana warm-up, chanting, setting of intention, surya namaskar, standing poses, backbends, forward bends, twists, inversions, meditation and relaxation. The teacher focuses on keeping the pace moving and does not stop to give spiritual discourses. Since the asana sequence is always the same, a student will pick it up quite quickly after only a couple of classes.

Spiritual Warrior Classes are best for intermediate and advanced students, although beginners as well as anyone with a sense of adventure are welcome! Spiritual Warrior classes are one hour in length.  

Jivamukti Open

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.

You work at your own pace, following the teacher's verbal as well as hands-on guidance. Asana options will be provided for beginners, intermediate and advanced students.

A typical Open class incorporates the five tenets of Jivamukti Yoga:

shastra (scripture)

bhakti (devotion)

ahimsa (kindness)

nada (music)

dhyana (meditation)

An Open class presents 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. 

Exuberant, eclectic music plays an integral role.

The class is called “Open” because it is open and suitable to all levels of practitioner. Even so, beginning level students should know that there will not be much detailed “how to do” descriptions; for that a student is advised to attend a Basic or Beginner Vinyasa Class. 

All Levels

Everyone is welcome in an All Levels class. The teacher will provide options for the Beginner and the Advanced student. You are encouraged to practice at your own level. There will not be as much instruction given as there is in the Basics class, but you will be given variations of each pose to suit your level of practice. 

Absolute Beginners

The Absolute Beginners Class is a 6-week course and is absolutely perfect for those who have never stepped onto a yoga mat. You will learn basic yoga poses, breathing practices, meditation techniques and relaxation exercises. When you have completed this course you will be able to confidently join in loads of other yoga classes.

Booking is essentail, contact or 0413 938 623.  

Private Classes

Private Classes

If you have specific health issues, or prefer a private one-on-one class to assist the development of your yoga practice, we recommend private classes where your instructor can tailer a unique program to suit your specific needs. Please contact Jess on 0413 938 623 for more information.