TUESDAY JULY 29 / 6:00 PM > 8:00 PM / CAROL ISSA (Paris France) / Register by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Aerial Kick with Dani and Ruby Tuesday with Layal will be CANCELLED on JULY 29
You can check our schedule for July right here, but before you wander off, read below.
This special two-hour master class will give you the opportunity to go deeper than what we can typically accomplish in a standard practice! Students will hear and experience what makes JIVAMUKTI** a unique method.
In addition to a full asana practice, this class will cover chanting, pranayama (breathing techniques), and meditation, infused with practical philosophy.
This is an Open Level class, though a basic familiarity with yoga is recommended.
CAROL ISSA is the first certified Jivamukti teacher trained in Paris. After completing the extensive one month training at the Jivamukti school in Nyc with Sharon Gannon and David Life in New York, she took the 800 hours advanced certification program. Carol is also a certified teacher in Kundalini Yoga in the lineage of Yogi Bhajan. After 3 intense years, now she helps at the ashram for the mentoring of new teachers. She was born and lived in Paris for almost all her life, she spent 6 years in Lebanon in 1996. She has a master in Communication Arts and graduated from La Sorbone in Philosophy (focus on philosophy of religions, mystic and spirituality). Yoga came to her life as a natural consequence of the personal research she was working on through Art, Philosophy, Psychology, dance, music, martial arts… Now she uses all the disciplines she has practiced in her teaching of Yoga. Her classes are physically challenging, flowing into creative sequences and mentally and emotionally uplifting. She’s known for her open heart, sincerity and humor. New York Times : « One of my favorite classes is an energetic session with an infectiously joyful teacher named Carol. She leads the class in French — “Inspirez … expirez!” — but who, inevitably, trained in New York, cradle of Jivamukti. Yoga in France, at least the yoga I’ve found, is inescapably American. »
David Life and Sharon Gannon launched Jivamukti Yoga in New York in 1984. Since then the method has spiraled into an internationally renowned form. It is a vigorously physical and intellectually stimulating practice leading to spiritual awareness.
The emphasis in the west has been on Yoga as mostly a physical practice. More and more people are achieving firmer bodies through regular yoga classes, but many are finding something more. What begins as a purely physical practice creeps into the hearts and minds of even the least spiritual practitioners. David and Sharon became teachers because they were passionate about communicating yoga as more than just a system of exercises. They embraced it as a spiritual practice; a path to enlightenment. From the beginning, they have taught a living translation of the Indian system of yoga in a way that western minds can comprehend. That is why Jivamukti Yoga emphasizes vigorous asana as its primary technique, but practices such as meditation, devotional chanting and study of the ancient texts are so important.