Jivamukti Yoga is a vigorous, vinyasa-based Hatha Yoga method which incorporates five elements that form the foundation of each class: scripture, bhakti (devotion to God), ahimsa (nonviolence and compassion), nada yoga (deep listening), and meditation (connection with the unchanging reality within). Each class has a chosen theme, derived from the Focus of the Month, which is supported by flowing vinyasa sequences, hands-on assists, yogic breathing exercises, chanting, readings, references to scriptural texts, music (from classical ragas and kirtan to the Beatles to Moby), spoken words and it always ends with a deep and luxurious relaxation in Shavasana. Classes are open to all levels of students. Read more about Jivamukti Yoga.
In Tanja’s vinyasa flow classes you will experience move and breath blended into a meditative, bodily and mental flow. Each position floats over to the next, while you will be guided to work with your intention. You will strengthen your physical body and work with calm and deep stretches that balance the nervous system and create peace of mind. This class is highly inspired by Jivamukti Yoga.
Yin yoga is based on simple, sitting and lying postures which are often held between 3-5 minutes, as yin yoga mainly works with the connective tissue and the body’s meridian pathways. Yin yoga is very effective in releasing stress, calming the mind, opens up the hips, hamstrings and lower spine. Read more about Yin Yoga.