Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga

Here is a short description of this style of yoga – to learn more join our JIIVA tribe and come on the #JIIVAjourney with us! What is it?  This form of hatha yoga is performed on a stand up paddle board on still water such as a lake. What does it mean?  There is no Sanskrit derivation for the name of this style of yoga. Who founded it?  This is a style which cannot be traced to a[…]

Sivananda Yoga

Here is a short description of this style of yoga – to learn more join our JIIVA tribe and come on the #JIIVAjourney with us! What is it?  This style of yoga is a slower-paced practice than others and focuses on 12 basic poses, chanting and meditation.  What does it mean?  Sivananda is the name of guru from which this style of yoga was founded. Who founded it?  Swami Vishnudevandanda founded this style of yoga based on the[…]

Iyengar

Here is a short description of this style of yoga – to learn more join our JIIVA tribe and come on the #JIIVAjourney with us! What is it?  Iyengar Yoga is a style that focusses on alignment and precision in poses in a sequence developed by B.K.S Iyengar. With its roots in the eight limbs of Hatha Yoga it aims to bring balance through this approach to sequencing and timing and focus on the union of the body[…]

Anusara

Here is a short description of this style of yoga – to learn more join our JIIVA tribe and come on the #JIIVAjourney with us! What is it? “The highest intention of practicing Anusara yoga is to align with the Divine”. It is a practice created by a Western yoga teacher with Eastern philosophy rooted in Iyengar and Tantra. It is a flowing spiritual practice which uses asana to connect to different energy centres in the body, and ultimately to[…]

Janu Sirsasana (Head to Knee Pose)

Remember that with all yoga poses you should listen to your own body and if you feel any discomfort or unease stop practising and seek assistance from a yoga and/or medical practioner. ASANA Janu Sirsasana (Head to Knee Pose) WHERE Baddha Konasana is one of the poses in the Primary Series of the Ashtanga series, but[…]

Baddha Konasa (Bound Angle Pose)

Remember that with all yoga poses you should listen to your own body and if you feel any discomfort or unease stop practising and seek assistance from a yoga and/or medical practioner. ASANA Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose) WHERE Baddha Konasana is one of the poses in the Primary Series of the Ashtanga series, but also[…]

Anjali Mudra (Salutation Seal)

Remember that with all yoga poses you should listen to your own body and if you feel any discomfort or unease stop practising and seek assistance from a yoga and/or medical practioner. ASANA Anjali Mudra (Saluation Seal) WHERE Mudra’s are ‘seal’s, a hand gesture which seals energy into the body and connects you to the[…]

Indra Devi

Latvian born Eugenie Peterson grew up in Russia and was a trained actress and dancer who was introduced to aspects of yoga through hearing Sanskrit chanting at a conference and reading instructional books in her teens. She travelled to India for 3 months in 1927 and returned from that trip knowing that it was to[…]