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:
The class will be taught by Emily Smith
Emily Smith began practicing yoga shortly after the birth of her first child in 2005. Yoga not only helped rehabilitate her body but also awakened her to the powerful presence of something much greater than herself. When she began studying with Giselle Mari in 2006 she was introduced to Jivamukti and soon found herself immersed in the practice and study of this dynamic, integrated method. Inspired by her teacher, and with the support of her family, Emily attended the 300-hour Jivamukti Teacher Training in 2011 at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. She savored every moment of the training, receiving the teachings directly from her teachers, Sharon Gannon and David Life, to whom she bows in humble gratitude. She is eternally grateful to her first teacher, Giselle, for providing unconditional love, guidance, and opportunities to assist and be of service. Emily also honors her incredible family and extends love and blessings to the amazing community of Jivamukti teachers around the world who inspire so many.