T.K.V Desikachar

Desikachar was introduced to yoga at a young age by the virtue of being born the son of Krishnamacharya, the ‘father of yoga’. Through these teachings Desikachar developed the highly individualised form of yoga called Viniyoga, which tailors the practice to student’s specific needs and founded the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM). “Be it for general[…]

Sri K. Pattahbi Jois

A student of Krishnamacharya, Sri K Pattahbi Jois developed the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga and is among one of the teachers credited with bringing Yoga to the West. From an early age he was tutored under Krischnamacharya and studied with him for over 23 years, studying texts such as the Yoga Sutras and the Upanishads.[…]

Krishnamacharya

Widely known as the father of yoga, Krishnamachrya was an Indian yoga teacher, ayurvedic healer and scholar and is widely credited with the revival of hatha yoga. He is known as one of the most influential teachers of the 20th century through his teaching of the system of ‘vinyasa’ – the connection of movement and breath.[…]

Sivananda

Sivananda is known as one of the greatest Yoga masters of the 20th century, Swami Sivananda, is the inspiration behind the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres. He was a prolific writer and author of over 200 books on yoga, Vedanta and other subjects. He was trained in the medical profession and served as a physician for[…]

Patanjali

Patanjali was an ancient sage and the author of the Yoga Sutra’s. Little is known about his birth or the time in which he lived, however, he was considered an enlightened master and teacher who compiled the aspects of yoga into a system which is documented in the Yoga Sutra’s – one of the preeminent[…]

Ashtanga 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?  Ashtanga yoga is a practice with eight limbs, of which asana is the physical practice found in classes. In a series of poses which are dynamic and demanding, the body and breath are synchronised in a method called vinyasa designed to create heat within the body in order to purify[…]

Vrksasana (Tree)

Remember that with all yoga poses you should listen to your own body and if you feel any discomfort or unease stop practicing and seek assistance from a yoga and/or medical practitioner. ASANA Vrksasana (Tree) WHERE This pose can be found in most Hatha classes as it is has many variations so can cater for beginners[…]

Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II)

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 Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II) WHERE This pose is frequently found linking poses during a vinyasa or Sun Salutation series. It is also[…]

Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I)

Remember that with all yoga poses you should listen to your own body and if you feel any discomfort or unease stop practicing and seek assistance from a yoga and/or medical practitioner. ASANA Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I) WHERE This pose is frequently found linking poses during a vinyasa or Sun Salutation series. It is also practised[…]