Jivamukti Yoga with Yogeswari and Camilla Veen
15.-17. September // A Jivamukti Immersion™ takes the student deeper into the study of Jivamukti Yoga and its five tenets: Ahimsa, Scripture, Meditation, Nada and Bhakti, as well as Asana.
Jivamukti's passionate focus on the original meaning of the Sanskrit word "asana"—as seat, connection, relationship to the earth—is as practical as it is radical during this time of global crisis and consciousness shift.
The Immersion is perfect for those wishing to delve into the practical and mystical practices of Jivamukti Yoga. A Jivamukti Immersion™ provides great opportunities to make breakthroughs in asana practice, detox your body/heart/mind, and more deeply integrate your individual self with the greater reality.
Dato: 15.-17. September 2017
Instruktør: Yogeswari and Camilla Veen, assisted by Karina Elina Kibsgard, in English language
Reservations must be made before: 15. September 2017
17:00 – 19:00 - Welcome, Introductions, What is an Immersion? Chanting, Asana Class on Balancing
19:15 – 21:00 - What is Jivamukti Yoga? & Movie: “What Is Real?”
8:00 – 9:15 - Meditation, Chanting & Scripture
9:30 – 11:30 - Jivamukti Practice (Twists)
11:45 – 13:00 Practical on Assists 1
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch/ Break
14:30 – 16:30 Lecture: Bhagavad Gita
16:45 – 18:00 Practical on Twists
18:00 – 20:00 Dinner/ Break
20:00 – 21:30 Satsang: Meditation, Reading & Commentary of Spiritual Text, Kirtan
8:00 – 9:15 Meditation, Chanting & Scripture
9:30 – 11:30 Asana Class on Backbends
11:45 – 13:00 Practical on Assists
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:30 Lecture: Bhagavad Gita
16:45 – 18:00 Practical on Backbends
18:00 – 18:30 Q&A
Immersions serve as a refresher course for Jivamukti certified teachers, as well as a preparation course for those who would like to take the Jivamukti Teacher Training, and students, who would simply like to have a deeper experience and understanding of the different components that constitute Jivamukti Yoga.
What is an Immersion?
The Immersion is generally offered as an intensive weekend course at a Yoga Center in a city or as a 5-7 day residential course at a retreat center. Immersions are an all-day event, including Asana practice & practicals, meditation practice, chanting, Pranayama, lectures and Satsang.
Jivamukti Yoga is a practice that transforms the individual by means of spiritual activation. Through its practices we can as members of a greater, world-wide community dismantle this present culture and begin to build a new way of life—where peace, love and harmony among all beings forms the foundation. We don't have time to wait for enlightenment, alone in isolated caves or yoga bubbles—now is the time to become spiritually activated so that we can see what we have known in our hearts all along—that what we do to the world we ultimately do to ourselves.
Who attends Jivamukti Immersions™?
- Anyone who is interested in the Jivamukti Yoga method (brand new students welcome)
- Anyone who already practices the method and seeks a residential immersion experience
- Anyone who might be interested in taking the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training Course, but would like to experience a more relaxed "sample-taste" first before committing to the month-long course
- Anyone who wants to meet other yogis and yoginis from many parts of the globe
- Alumni from previous Jivamukti Teacher Trainings who want to experience a reunion with other teachers
- Yoga teachers from other disciplines and styles who wish to expand their experiential knowledge of other forms of yoga and gain continuing education credits
What are the benefits of a Jivamukti Immersion™ to someone who is already a yoga teacher?
- Enhance teaching skills
- Learn how to become a spiritual activist
- Develop an energetic understanding of alignment and yoga assists
- Deepen the understanding of yoga scripture and how to incorporate the teachings into yoga classes and everyday life
- Learn how to become a more effective communicator
- Re-invigorate and re-energize an asana/meditation practice
Note to certified Jivamukti Teachers: Time spent in an Immersion will count as credit hours toward 800-hour certification in Jivamukti Yoga. Sessions in the Immersion will go toward the 800-hour certification requirements of Jivamukti Yoga class attendance, Jivamukti Yoga workshops/retreats attendance, satsang attendance, Sanskrit and scriptural study, and meditation.
Yogeswari, based at the Jivamukti Yoga School in New York City since the year 2000, is one of the most senior teachers of the Jivamukti Yoga Method. She is Advanced Certified, a Facilitator of Jivamukti Teacher Trainings, and has taken many Jivamukti Certified Teachers through one-on-one apprenticeships towards their 800-hour-certification. Since 2004, she has been teaching around the world. Yogeswari is known for her vigorous, seamless Vinyasa sequencing, and her thought-provoking philosophical teachings. With 20 years of experience in dance and choreography, she brings liveliness and vibrancy to all her work. She holds an MA in choreography and dance from New York University and a BFA McL in dance from Temple University, Philadelphia. Born in Switzerland, she teaches workshops, immersions, and retreats in five languages.
She is the founder and president of AZAHAR Foundation, an international non-profit organization that promotes cross-cultural understanding and non-violent conflict resolution through Yoga and the Arts, with special attention to disenfranchised communities, and women and children in conflict settings.
Areas of Expertise and Teaching
Jivamukti Yoga; Vigorous and Seamless Vinyasa Sequencing
About Camilla Veen (Kamala Devi)
Camilla's first encounter with yoga was as a young child when she observed her mother in odd positions while doing breathing exercises on the living room floor at home. The fascination for yoga started already then!
Camilla has practiced yoga since the spring of 2000, and received the 300- hour certification as Jivamukti Yoga Teacher in the fall of 2003. She is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Teacher and has served previously as a mentor and this year as a facilitator in the Jivamukti Teacher Training program.
Camilla founded Atha Yoga in Stavanger, Norway in 2005. She is currently the director of the center and responsible for the faculty and the yoga program there, and she teaches regular classes and workshops both at Atha Yoga and internationally. It is the holistic perspective of Jivamukti Yoga that appeals to Camilla - with equal emphasis on the spiritual and mental aspects of yoga as well as the physical components.
She is eternally grateful for all the inspiration, encouragement and love that she gets from her teachers, Sharon Gannon and David Life.