Giselle Mari is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher and an E-RYT 500 whose yogic path began in the early 1990s. Drawn to the Jivamukti Yoga method early on in her practice, she began her extensive study with her gurus Sharon Gannon and David Life, and joyfully assisted them throughout the western United States. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Giselle also teaches around the globe. She is known for her dynamic classes that infuse funky eclectic music, Sanskrit chanting, skillful hands-on assists, and a down-to-earth approach. She has appeared on the cover of Yoga Journal and Yoga International and has been featured in many of their articles. She is an ambassador for Gaiam, a contributing writer for Origin magazine, and served as a mentor on the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training faculty. Learn more at gisellemariyoga.com.
Hot, Hip, and Holy
- Course ID: EVMARI
Friday, January 15 — 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Friday Evening Classes
Are you ready to lose your mind and be free? Accessing modern-day mantra, asana, and wisdom, we'll go on a unique spiritual journey that will crack your heart wide open and inspire you to realize your highest potential. Prepare yourself for a vigorous practice replete with classic Jivamukti sequences that will tap into your past, present, future, and your wild side. If you want to expand your mind, heart, and soul and are interested in letting go, this class is for you. *Possible Side Effects: Spontaneous Enlightenment.
Fire in the Soul
- Course ID: M6MARI
Sunday, January 17 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
For complete spinal health and flexibility, twisting movements are integral to our yoga practice. This action also balances and harmonizes our bodies as it brings us back to the very basis of life on earth--DNA. Taping into this internal spiral coding helps us achieve a new level of understanding and our connection to this larger web of life. Letís awaken our organs and lymphatic system and get our twist on.
**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**
Awakening to Your Life Through the Chakra System
- Course ID: AMMARI
Monday, January 18 — 9:00am - 4:30pm
Monday Full-Day Workshops
Are you ready to revitalize yourself, your practice, and your life? Through the powerful energetic system of the chakras, we'll explore these components and more. Using asana, mantra, lecture, contemplative journaling, and meditation, we'll address the possible root causes of mental, emotional, and physical challenges that keep us from a meaningful, empowered life. Be prepared for sweat, tears, plenty of laughter, and heaps of compassion as we journey together to awaken to our life's purpose.
What to bring: A blanket and a journal.
Lecture, asana, meditation, and journal writing.