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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Tantra 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?  Tantric Yoga is the practice of weaving together many forms of physical, spiritual and emotional practices, to become in tune with your self and deepen your relationship with the universe. It is incorrectly quoted in the modern West as being a solely sexual practice but is far more than that.[…]

Power 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?  Power Yoga is a dynamic vinyasa practice set in a heated room. What does it mean?  There is no Sanskrit derivation for this style of yoga. Who founded it?  Power Living was founded by Duncan Peak in 2004. How did it evolve? “Power Living was founded in 2004 by Duncan Peak,[…]

Kripalu

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?  “Kripalu has the distinction of being the first, and possibly the only, yoga center in North America to survive the transition from a traditional guru-disciple structure to a secular, all-inclusive center for yoga, health, wellness, and lifestyle change.” It offers a school of yoga, Ayuveda, integrative yoga therapy, mindful outdoor leadership,[…]

Raja 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?  “In Sanskrit text, Raja Yoga was both the goal of yoga and a method of attaining it. The term also became a modern name for the practice of yoga, when in the 19th-century Swami Vivekananda equated Raja Yoga with the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.” What does it mean?  Raja means chief or king so this[…]

Kundalini

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?  Kuṇḍalini is seen as a “latent innate spiritual power”, a divine energy or shakti located at the base of the spine. The path of Kundalini yoga is the awakening of this spirit through the progression of chakra’s, nadi’s and bandha’s in the human body leading to an experience which is often described as an electric feeling running[…]