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Abhaya Yoga is the creation of Nancy LaNasa, who began her yoga practice with Sharon Gannon and David Life 30 years ago. She was in the first group of teachers to be certified in the Jivamukti method in 1995. Nancy lives in Pensacola FL and is continually grateful for the guidance she received so many decades ago from her teachers. She teaches Jivamukti inspired classes daily, runs a small teacher training program, and feeds feral cats in her spare time.
How you live and what you surround yourself with affects daily as well as spiritual life. I am inspired by a holistic approach to interior design. A design should reflect a client’s aesthetic, their interests and needs. I aim for all aspects of a design to be innovative, artistic and beneficial, not only for the person living and using the space, but for the environment as well. Organization is paramount and key to an uncluttered life and mind. Everything in perfect rhythm.
Camilla Veen founded Atha Yoga in Stavanger, Norway in 2005 and in May 2014 Atha Yoga expanded with a new studio in the neighboring city Sandnes. Camilla is the director of the center and responsible for the faculty and the yoga program there, and she teaches regular classes as well as workshops.
Atha Yoga is the only Jivamukti Affiliate Center in the Nordic countries and the studio has currently 5 certified Jivamukti teachers. Atha Yoga offers over 70 classes a week.
Vanessa (Vani Devi) Kennedy teaches under the banner be YOGA - her favourite translation for the method she loves and teaches, Jivamukti Yoga. She is an advanced certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher and yoga therapist. Our intimate classes average 4-12 students from all walks of life, especially busy professionals looking for an efficient, effective experience.
Black Swan Sounds brings you music beyond imagination. United in high vibes and deep beats, our diverse, forward-thinking roster of artists - including DJ Drez, Srikalogy, Sheela Bringi and Desert Dwellers - represent a new vision for global music. We are the sound of a movement powered by community, positive engagement and devotion to passion.
By going within, we can really offer our fullest selves to the world. Conscious Strategies is a multi-tool approach to living your fullest potential. We encourage mindful practices through movement, eating, contemplation, self reflection and self-inquiry. We use a variety of methods and approaches to encourage a conscious attitude toward life. We offer personal and group programs for cleansing, dietary enhancement and yogic movement. Retreats and one on one counseling are our specialty.
David Newman is a renowned kirtan chant artist, sacred singer-songwriter, best-selling author, and inspirational teacher. David, also known as Durga Das, travels extensively sharing his music, and teachings on the path of love as a vehicle for spiritual awakening. He has released numerous CDs, and is the author of The Timebound Traveler. David is also the founder of the Stay Strong Project and Yoga On Main. He has been featured on NPR, and in The Washington Post and Yoga Journal among many others. David lives with his family just outside of Philadelphia.
Deva Premal & Miten began their journey into love and music in 1990 when they met at an ashram in India. Their worldwide concerts and best-selling albums have since introduced millions of Westerners to the joy and deep relaxation found in chanting mantras from the Eastern meditation traditions.
"Sheryl Crow meets Hendrix" is how Metal Hammer describes DEVI, the acclaimed rock band led by Jivamukti Yoga practitioner Debra Devi, "a supersonic fret-burner who writes hauntingly memorable songs." (JamBase), with drummer John Hummel and bassist Max Feinstein.
The socially conscious band has done PSAs for Farm Sanctuary and HeadCount and is delighted to tell its fans about Simple Recipes for Joy. Debra is also the author of the award-winning blues glossary The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu (foreword by Dr. John).
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Donnalynn Civello CHHC, AADP is Executive Director of Ethereal Wellness and a Certified Intuitive Life Coach and Holistic Nutritionist and 500hr RYT who works with clients to help them restore balance into their lives by helping them to make healthier lifestyle and nutrition choices.
With a string of best-selling and much-loved albums Donna De Lory has become one of the reigning queens of world devotional music. Her songs combine sparkling pop savvy with a deeply felt sense of spirituality, and have won her a strong fan base in the yoga/conscious living community and beyond.
Gabriel Cousens is the author of 10 books including Conscious Eating and Depression Free for Life. Dr. Cousens holds an M.D. from Columbia Medical School, a doctorate in homeopathy, and diplomas in Ayurveda, clinical acupuncture, and holistic medicine. His multi-cultural background as an ordained rabbi, an acknowledged yogi, and a four-year Native American Sundancer, adds insight to his “whole-person enlightenment” teachings. He is founder and director of the Tree of Life Foundation, the Tree of Life Center US, and Cousens School of Holistic Wellness. He has taught extensively in over 20 countries and people have come to his Arizona center from 111 countries. In his latest book, There Is A Cure For Diabetes, Dr. Cousens presents his rejuvenation center’s program for reversing diabetes naturally. The center currently reports a 45% reversal rate in Type 2 diabetes in 21 days. Additionally, Dr. Cousens’ Tree Of Life Foundation Humanitarian Projects present a unified approach for the healing of the planet and has branches in 21 countries around the world.
Ganesha Yoga Shala is soon to be the first Jivamukti Yoga School in Latin America. Founder Paloma Baker is an advanced certified Jivamukti teacher. She was cofounder of the Moksha Yoga Project teaching Yoga and meditation to women in prison in Puebla. She is a guest teacher at the Asana of Poetry/Poetry of Asana Immersion combining poetry and Yoga in Northern California. She was a mentor in the Costa Rica Teacher Training in 2012 and is honored to have been asked by her teachers, Sharon Gannon and David Life, to be the Production Coordinator for Costa Rica 2013.
Heaven is a special order bakery that makes hand crafted treats using a variety of natural sweeteners.
No preservatives, all natural, pure deliciousness! Vegan, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free options. We work with you to create treats that work with your diet and are a treat for everyone to eat!
INDU is a natural, aromatherapeutic line of body wellness products blended with essential oils and a sacred mantra. In 1998, inspired by her teachers Sharon Gannon, David Life, and the students at Jivamukti Yoga Center, Marni Task, Advanced Certified Instructor, created INDU in her tiny NYC apartment. Today, Marni teaches classes, workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings and continues to hand-shake INDU and inspire relaxation in people all over the world.
Anisa Romero and Teri Brajewski, two New York based interior designers have joined forces to bring you Interior Provisions home products and furnishings that offer affordable elegance with a conscience. As LEED AP’s [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professionals] Teri and Anisa have always infused their interior design with an environmental approach. Years of sourcing and research has realized an amazing, eclectic collection of products ready to be shared with a larger audience
Since 2002, JadeYoga has made the Jade Harmony yoga mat – Nature’s Best Yoga Mat. Jade mats are made in the US with natural rubber, making them extra grippy and comfortable and eco-friendly. In addition, Jade gives back to the earth by planting a tree with every mat sold, with over 700,000 trees planted so far.
Jivamukti Yoga Charleston is committed to keeping the ancient teachings and practices of yoga alive. They have been open in the area since May 2005, and continue to bring about a shift in consciousness in the way we view and treat animals in the community and beyond. "Love people. Feed people. Tell the Truth."- Neem Karoli Baba
Jivamukti Yoga Center Jersey City offers over 70 classes a week as well as workshops and special events. It’s been called the coolest place in Jersey City. Owners Austin Sanderson and Bobby Hranichny have created a community gathering place for everyone on the path to spiritual enlightenment.
Jivamukti Yoga London offers vigorously physical and intellectually stimulating yoga classes. Classes include Vinyasa (flowing asana sequences), hands-on adjustments, Pranayama, meditation, Sanskrit chanting, Yogic philosophical teachings and deep relaxation. The centre also hosts a range of workshops, lectures and performances by internationally renowned teachers and artists. Jivamukti Yoga London first opened its doors in July 2005.
Every day, 500+ people visit the 12,000 square foot Jivamukti Yoga School in downtown Manhattan (Union Square), one of the largest and oldest yoga centers in the U.S. The New York school was the birthplace of Jivamukti Yoga.
Jivamukti Yoga Schloss Elmau is a studio and retreat located in the middle of the Bavarian Alps, close to the mountains and lakes in a silent valley. It is part of an incredible castle, with a luxury spa, vegan options in different restaurants and amazing concerts every week. There are separate spa areas for families.
At Jivamukti Yoga Sydney the average student walks away with a clear understanding of both the history and philosophy of yoga as a result of our physically and mentally challenging classes. That’s because the aim is to not only train your body, but to educate your heart, your soul, and your mind.
Jivamukti Yoga offers vigorously physical and intellectually stimulating yoga classes. Classes include Vinyasa (flowing asana sequences), hands-on adjustments, Pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, Sanskrit chanting, Yogic philosophical teachings and deep relaxation. To keep the practice inspiring, asana sequences are ever-changing. Classes are 60-90 minutes and open to all levels.
We also have Yin, Restorative & Yoga wall. The centre hosts a wide range of ski retreats, spirit festivals, workshops, lectures and performances by internationally renowned teachers and artists. Jivamukti Yoga Whistler first opened its doors in July 2008, and has now become finally established in 2013 at Nita Lake Lodge Whistler.
Janna Yoga offers Jivamukti style classes in the heart of Barcelona, Spain, at the top part of the Old City. Daily classes are taught for all levels of practitioners and offered in English and Spanish by a growing team of certified Jivamukti teachers.
Kris Carr is a New York Times and #1 Amazon best-selling author, speaker and health advocate. She is the subject and director of the documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer, which aired on TLC and The Oprah Winfrey Network. Kris is also the author of the award-winning Crazy Sexy book series. Her latest books, Crazy Sexy Diet and Crazy Sexy Kitchen, will change the way you live, love and eat! Kris regularly lectures at hospitals, wellness centers, corporations such as Whole Foods, and Harvard University. Media appearances include: Good Morning America, Today, The Early Show, CBS Evening News, Access Hollywood, The Doctors, Super Soul Sunday and The Oprah Winfrey Show. As an irreverent foot soldier in the fight against disease, Kris inspires countless people to take charge of their health and happiness by adopting a plant-passionate diet, practicing self-care and learning to live and love like you really mean it.
Larry Dvoskin is a Grammy nominated musician, songwriter, NYU professor with over 25 gold and platinum albums to his credit. Musically he's worked with everyone from MGMT, Bono, Sean Lennon to Brandy, Bad company, Van Halen and many others. His first book "Do What You Love" is about how to turn your joy into a money making career utilizing the 7 keys of "Do What You Love." Larry is also a 20 year veteran of Jivamukti School of Yoga since it's beginning days on 2nd avenue in NYC.
The Living Yoga studio is more than just a space; it is a sacred space where students immerse themselves completely in yoga. We encourage our students to take their practice off the mat and into the world we all share. Established by Cherryl Duncan in 2006, the studio and the community that has sprung up around it has continued to grow under Sarah Bentz, a certified Jivamukti teacher and the current owner and director of Living Yoga in Craighall. Sarah is supported by an incredible group of like-minded teachers all meeting the highest teaching standards and inspiring a path to yoga through compassion for all beings.
MC YOGI is a Hip-Hop Artist, Graffiti Writer, and Yoga Teacher. He is best known for pioneering a new sound by combining his love of Yoga with Hip-Hop Music. He currently travels the world performing and spreading the message of yoga to a global audience.
Michael Franti & Spearhead have earned a reputation as one of the most electrically charged and ultimately unforgettable live acts in the business. Michael Franti has sold over 2.5million singles of his hit song “Say Hey (I Love You)” and has charted his albums in Billboard’s Top 40 along with frequent appearances on David Letterman, Leno, Conan, Oprah, Ellen and CNN. Franti & Spearhead released the acclaimed album All People last year and have been touring ever since. Franti is recognized as a pioneering force in music as a vehicle for social activism. Not only is he a singer-songwriter-guitarist and philanthropist, he has also diligently created and supported numerous environmental, humanitarian and social causes. It all explains the evolution of sound on All People - colossal dance beats and dizzying electronic effects taking the fore, as well as lyrical sincerity that has always had Franti singing about what moves him most.
One Common Unity is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization charged with the mission of improving life outcomes for vulnerable youth through social-emotional learning curricula, creative arts programming, and wilderness immersion. Founded in 2000, following a string of school shootings in Washington, D.C. a group of committed young educators and artists came together determined to reduce the levels of violence by providing youth and families with the leadership development and conflict resolution skills needed to overcome hostility and emotional trauma in their lives.
Padmani (YuMee Chung) E-RYT-500 is a former securities lawyer who left a busy practice to engage more deeply with life. More than a decade later, she is a Toronto-based Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher who offers international retreats and workshops.
Peace Yoga Berlin is a Jivamukti Yoga affilliate offering Jivmaukti Yoga Classes along with products from a cruelty-free boutique, located in a environmental friendly designed loft space. It is directed by Jivamukti Yoga Teachers Moritz Ulrich and Niklas Noack.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 3 million members and supporters. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds, and other “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals. PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.
ELEVATE YOUR SPIRIT.
STIMULATE YOUR SENSES.
AWAKEN YOUR STYLE.
The San Francisco Integral Yoga Institute is a non-profit organization serving the San Francisco Bay Area for 44 years, dedicated to sharing the ancient teachings of Yoga as taught by Sri Swami Satchidananda. His teachings guide us towards a life of peace and religious harmony among all people.
A Sanskrit scholar, graduate of Columbia University, and founder of Luminous Soul™ & The Sanskrit Studies™ Method of Learning Sanskrit, Manorama is a renowned, highly respected teacher. Manorama tours the globe offering Sanskrit Studies™ programs for yoga teacher trainings, and Luminous Soul™ teachings; a unique method that guides students through key principles and practical tools to unlock the keys to happiness.
Tashi Dhargyal’s Tibetan Gallery & Studio in Sebastopol is the only place in the world outside of Tibet where you can watch a Tibetan master create a giant ceremonial thangka, known as thanbhochi. The two-story canvas is comprised of 37 Buddhas, deities and teachers. It was Featured in Forbes Life Magazine’s A-List.
White Swan Records is an independent music record label located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains celebrating our 23st Anniversary this summer. White Swan Records has played a leading role in cultivating the Sound of Yoga, encouraging Yoga Music to evolve with its listeners.
Will Tuttle, Ph.D. (U.C., Berkeley), author of The World Peace Diet, a #1 Amazon best-seller, is a recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award, and creator of several wellness and advocacy training programs. A vegan since 1980 and former Zen monk, he has created eight CD albums of uplifting original piano music. The co-founder of Circle of Compassion, he lectures internationally and is a frequent radio, television, and online presenter and writer.
At World Peace Yoga, we believe that our classes create a meditative sanctuary like environment, first embracing our stress and anxiety, then melding into a more peaceful and joyful experience that allows us to connect more deeply with our intuition and ability to empathize with all beings, creating a path to inner peace and world peace.
WFAS is driven by the simple philosophy that kindness and respect to animals is our duty and that all the creatures that share this earth are here with us and not for us. We are a place where visitors can come face to face with the animals they may only know as dinner and learn about the devastating effects of modern-day agribusiness on the animals, the environment and human health. Here you can frolic with goats in a large open pasture, sit down with a pig who wants nothing more than a belly rub, cuddle with chickens who seek out your attention or get nuzzled by some very friendly sheep!
YAMA Talent is the world’s first management company, booking agency and consulting firm dedicated to nurturing the careers of yoga teachers and other holistic professionals. We are passionate catalysts for better living who provide the business skills, savvy and infrastructure needed to support the yoga industry.