YogaVibes, known for its online yoga video service, filmed and added a Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior class to its line-up – the first online yoga distributor to do so. The online yoga class is led by Vinyasa and Jivamukti trained yoga teacher, Hollie Sue Mann.
“Jivamukti Yoga is many things … It is a rigorous physical practice where the goal, which is enlightenment, is remembered throughout by the teacher and student alike,” said Mann. “The rigorous but deeply devotional practice that is Spiritual Warrior helps us to purify and heal relationships to Mother Earth, other humans, and animal beings. The jivanmuktah asks, ‘what can we do for others first?’ Indeed, this is how we begin every Spiritual Warrior sequence, by giving away the fruits of our labor, as the ancient texts teach us.”
Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior classes are designed for busy people who only have an hour to practice. 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, according to the company.
Spiritual Warrior and International Spiritual Warrior Classes are best for intermediate and advanced students, although beginners as well as anyone with a sense of adventure are welcome to explore this hour-long fusion of asana, mantra, and meditation.
For a preview of one of the online yoga classes offered, see the below video: