At Jivamukti Lisbon we offer a wide variety of classes ensuring there is something suitable for all levels of practitioner.
If you are new to the Studio please check our Frequently Asked Questions before coming.
DISCOVER OUR CLASSES
Whether you’re a beginner, deciphering the difference between vrksasana (tree) and sirshasana (headstand) or an advanced yogi who can put both feet behind their head, the Jivamukti Open class welcomes you, as it is open to practitioners of all levels.
You work at your own pace, following the teacher’s verbal as well as hands-on guidance. Asana options will be provided for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. A typical Open class incorporates the five tenets of Jivamukti Yoga:
- shastra (scripture)
- bhakti (devotion)
- ahimsa (kindness)
- nada (music)
- dhyana (meditation)
Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior classes are designed for busy people who only have an hour to practice. The class is fast paced and invigorating and is certainly a “get-in-shape” class.
The structure is a fixed set sequence instructed in a vinyasa style. It is a fully balanced class which includes asana warm-up, chanting, setting of intention, surya namaskar, standing poses, backbends, forward bends, twists, inversions, meditation and relaxation.
The teacher focuses on keeping the pace moving and does not stop to give spiritual discourses. Since the asana sequence is always the same, a student will pick it up quite quickly after only a couple of classes.
Classes are best for intermediate and advanced students, although beginners as well as anyone with a sense of adventure are welcome!
Spiritual Warrior classes are 1 hour in length.
Each Jivamukti Basic class is part of a four-week fundamentals course that explores a different theme each week:
- week one: standing asanas
- week two: forward bending asanas
- week three: backward bending asanas
- week four: inversions, meditation and “putting it all together.”
Whereas in the Beginner Vinyasa and Open class vinyasa is emphasized, in the Basic class alignment is the emphasis. Students are taught “how to do” asanas as well as the use of props. The Basic Class provides the underlying structure to help a student be able to eventually enter into an Open class intelligently and safely. Beginners are encouraged to take all four weeks of the Basic course. Intermediate and advanced students will also benefit from exploring the alignment essentials presented in these classes. It is advisable that a student register for the full 4 week program starting with week one, but a student can also drop into any class at any time during the month and can also take as many classes as they want each week. This class is suitable for beginners, but open to all levels of practitioner.
The length of a Basic class is 90 min.
Jivamukti Beginner Vinyasa classes are designed to provide the student with the underlying basics of how a vinyasa practice works. Vinyasa is a method of practicing asana (physical poses), where the asanas are presented in a sequence, flowing one to the next. The practice focuses on trying to align one’s breath and spiritual intention with movement
The class follows a set sequence of asanas but is presented at a slower more relaxed pace than in the Spiritual Warrior class. Beginner Vinyasa classes provide a good transition for a beginner student from a Basic to the Spiritual Warrior or an Open class and gives the opportunity to the more advanced student to refine their skills through a deeper, slower exploration. This class is suitable for beginners, but open to all levels of practitioner.
The length of a Beginner Vinyasa class is 90 min.
In-Class Private™️ (ICP)
MAGIC 10 AND BEYOND
As a class based on Sharon Gannon’s personal practice, it contains Asana, Kriya, Pranayama, Meditation and Affirmations. It is suitable for practitioners who seek a complete, yet slower and less athletic Asana practice, while having a stronger focus on Pranayama, Meditation and Relaxation
The length of a Magic 10 and beyond class is 90 min.
RESTORE & RENEW
This class is designed to rest your mind and you body. It involves gentle movements, breathing techniques, meditation, a guided relaxation, Sanskrit chanting and asana that are held for a couple of minutes. You will feel physically and mentally restored after taking this class and it is a wonderful addition to all vinyasa based Jivamukti Yoga classes, such as Open or Spiritual Warrior Classes. Your fascia will be gently but effectively stretched, your breath elongated and your mind calmed.
The length of a Relaxing Restore class is 60 min.
Yin Yoga sessions with sound healing is an invitation to ground and center yourself. It’s a safe space where you can leave the hustle and worries behind and enter into the sanctuary of the Heart. It’s a meditative practice, accompanied by sound healing within rich silence. It’s a great way to gently open your body: work the fascia, connective tissues of the body, open joints – the work necessary and complementary to active vinyasa practices.
The length of a Yin Yoga class is 75 min.
MEDITATION AND PRAYANAMA
Meditation is incorporated into every Jivamukti Open and Spiritual Warrior class, and is taught in detail during the Meditation classes. Jivamukti Yoga Meditation Classes instruct meditation as it has been taught by founders Sharon Gannon and David Life.
The length of a Meditation and Prayanama class is 60 min.
“Sat” means Truth, sanga – a group of like-minded people, who are interested in Truth. Our donation based Satsang sessions include group chanting, contemplation and meditation. Through chanting mantras you learn how to align yourself by working with sound vibration and to tap into the endless wisdom of mantras. It is a wonderful way to finish the week immersed into healing and restoring vibrations of mantra and meditation.
The length of a Satsang class is 60 min.