Giselle Mari is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher and E-RYT 500 whose yogic path began in the early '90s. She was drawn to the Jivamukti Yoga method early on in her practice. Soon thereafter 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 currently teaches at studios, yoga conferences, and festivals around the globe. She's 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 funkyjiva.com.
The Yogi's Soul Train
- Course ID: M1GIMA
Saturday, January 19 — 8:00am - 10:00am
- Session 1
This class offers you a unique and powerful opportunity to explore and deconstruct your vinyasa practice. We'll investigate our habituated and sometimes unconscious approach to our yoga practice through the use of pranayama, meditation, and Surya Namaskar. Glean a deeper awareness of the rhythm of conscious, ordered placement of body and breath, and the power of intention for a complete experience of integration. Once you tap into the cosmic soul train and fluidity of this technique, magic happens and your practice will never be the same.
What to bring: A blanket.
Knowledge of Surya Namaskar A&B is recommended. Lecture and asana.
Hot, Hip & Holy
- Course ID: M5GIMA
Sunday, January 20 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
- Session 5
Are you ready to be free? In this rebellious yet reverential Jivamukti Yoga class, you'll go on a unique spiritual journey using sound, touch, and movement accompanied by music that uplifts and inspires 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 maybe even your wild side. If you have an open mind, a sense of humor, and are interested in your enlightenment, this class is for you.
The Inner Light Bright: Chakra Tuning Workshop
- Course ID: M6GIMA
Sunday, January 20 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
- Session 6
The chakras are portals through which we perceive reality. We'll explore the attributes of each of these seven colorful energetic wheels from the root to the crown through mantra, asana, and high intention. By energetically inhabiting each of these centers, we're able to address our karmas (past actions) and home in on possible root causes of our emotional, mental, and physical challenges. This practice has the power to instigate healing, ignite your inner light, and change your perception to make way for discovering your true nature.
What to bring: A blanket.
Lecture and asana.