It’s a sequence creatively designed by the teacher, supported by chanting, breath awareness, flowing Vinyasa sequence, hand-on assists, and spiritual teachings, in which eclectic music plays an integral role.
ONE-HOUR JIVA SHOT
aka 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.
Steady-paced & explorative, the Basic Vinyasa class provides students with the underlying foundation of how a vinyasa practice work. Vinyasa is a method of practicing asanas (physical poses), where the asanas are presented in a sequence, linking one to the next. The class focuses on aligning one’s breath with movement. The class follows a set sequence of asanas, but is presented at a slower, more moderate pace than in the Jivamukti Open and Jiva One-Shot classes. The emphasis is on alignment, breathing while holding asanas, as well as on transitioning into and out of asanas safely and gracefully.