I like that Jivamukti Yoga bridges the physical practice with the energetic, psychological and spiritual aspects of Yoga and emphasizes that it's not just a work out. I like the Mantra recitation a lot. I like that you offer Satsang and Kirtan. The two studios are beautiful. The staff and teachers were always nice. If I had to criticize one thing, it would be promoting the Basic Classes more. I've practiced Asana for a couple of years, but still I was quite overstrained in my first class (Open M), especially because I've learned some Asanas different from how they are practiced in the Jivamukti Method. After I went to the Basic classes for a couple of months everything made sense again and felt great ;-) So from my point of view, I would recommend everybody, no matter how experienced, to take the full Basic Class Course at least once.
The restorative class with Romarei was excellent. Registration as a first-time customer was very easy and I think it‘s a very nice idea to give vouchers for subscribers to bring along friends & family for a free class.
I want to take the time to express my gratitude in being able to take part in your classes in your beautiful space. Your teachers & practice are special. The balance between spiritual gathering, words of wisdom, chanting and dynamic yoga practice is holistic and fulfilling.
There is one thing that I would like to address – that other colleagues of mine have also expressed – is the choice of music, which varies greatly depending on the teacher.
I feel like lyrical music, that is heavy on poetry & verse - e.g. pop, folk - is very distracting, especially when you are trying to listen to what a teacher is instructing, since you end up listening to two spoken words at once.
I feel like it is much easier to enter a flow and a focused state, when the music is instrumentally based, regardless of genre.
This feeling applies especially when lying down to rest at the end of the practice. To have lyrical music playing is during this period is somewhat invasive, when you are trying to let go of thoughts and relax. I feel like the relaxing phase should be a neutral, minimal, sounds, e.g. reflective of nature & complementing rest.
Of course I understand that everyone has there own taste, but I thought I would express this, as its been a thought over the years, from a few people that have joined me.
Apart from that, Great Work and Great Spirit : )