Tina pashumati james
Manju P. Jois
Manju Jois is dedicated to his mission of training teachers in the ancient style of yoga, which combined the asanas, pranayamas, and meditation chants for a mind body spirit unification.
The asanas, or postures, are just one component of the ancient style of yoga. Manju is bringing back to yoga the other ancient components that are essential to assist those on the path toward Enlightenment: chants, which help with breathing; meditation, which relaxes the body and mind; and pranayamas, which assist with purification. Manju is honored to pass along all of the traditional components of yoga to his students and student teachers, as he encourages them, ‘Unite with Yourself.’
Sharon Gannon + David Life
Together, Sharonji and Davidji have cofounded the Jivamukti Yoga lineage — the path to enlightenment through compassion towards all beings. Their devotion towards animal, environmental and political activism resonates loud and clearly throughout all their teachings. They traveled to India to meet their gurus, Swami Nirmalananda and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. They later met their guru Sri Brahmananda Saravasti in upstate New York. Each guru guided Sharonji and Davidji on their spiritual paths and their teachings helped with the development of Jivamukti Yoga. After many years of diligent study with their gurus, they were given the blessing to incorporate these ancient teachings into the Jivamukti Yoga method.
Sharonji and Davidji dive to the root of these ancient teachings and make them relatable and alive to the contemporary world. “They are pioneers in teaching yoga as spiritual activism/activation, demonstrating that yoga is a living tradition, a complete system for accessing the lasting happiness that is available to all beings. They incorporate their profound talents and experiences as artists, performers and musicians into their teaching styles, making their teachings compelling, exciting and empowering.”
Shyamdasji was a true follower and seeker of the Pushtimarga—the path of grace. His gurus, Neem Karoli Baba & Sri Prathameshji strengthened his love and commitment to the bhakti teachings. He was devoted to the gathering of good associations—satsang—where he regularly led kirtan all around Canada, Europe, America and of course in the sacred region of Braj, where he dedicated a lot of his time and efforts.
Shyamdasji was a sanksrit scholar, steeped in the teachings of Vallabhacharya’s Pushtimarga tradition and published more than 15 books on these teachings.