To ensure that every student receives the personal attention they need, students will be mentored in small groups by a dynamic team of advanced certified Jivamukti Yoga teachers and mentors from around the world.
Sharon Gannon and David Life, founders of Jivamukti Yoga, have been teaching yoga around the world for more than 25 years. They have been featured on the Today Show and PBS, and have been recognized as “innovators in yoga” by Yoga Journal. Vanity Fair credits Gannon and Life as “making yoga cool and hip” and Time magazine names Jivamukti Yoga as one of the important forms of hatha yoga taught in the world today. Pioneers in teaching yoga as spiritual activism and activation, Sharon Gannon and David Life are accomplished yogis, scholars, activists, authors, poets, and musicians, who teach the ancient methods of yoga in a modern context, making the ultimate spiritual goal of enlightenment accessible to all. They have been blessed by their teachers, Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati, Swami Nirmalananda, and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, to create the internationally influential Jivamukti Yoga Method, which is a path to enlightenment through compassion for all beings. Pioneers in teaching yoga as spiritual activism/activation, they travel extensively teaching and presenting at American, European, Canadian, Asian, South and Central American and Conferences. They have produced numerous yoga-related DVDs and music CDs, They are prolific writers and have authored several books, including Jivamukti Yoga (also translated into German, Russian, and Italian), The Art of Yoga, The Jivamukti Chant Book, Yoga and Vegetarianism (also translated into Italian, German, and Japanese), Cats and Dogs Are People, Too!, and Yoga Assists. Their essays and poetry have appeared in numerous publications, including Yoga Journal and the books Toward 2012 and Arcana V. Sharon writes a monthly essay called The Focus of the Month, which can be read at jivamuktiyoga.com. Sharon and David work to change the way people view spirituality, life, themselves, each other, animals, and the environment. They reside in a wild forest sanctuary in upstate New York.
Rima Rabbath was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, but eventually traveled to Paris to pursue an undergraduate education in economics and later finished graduate school at NYU. In 2001, while pursuing a fast-paced career in brand management, Rima Rabbath took her first yoga class at the Jivamukti Yoga School in New York City, which changed the course of her life.
In May 2005, Rabbath entered the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training. Since then, she has been teaching five days a week at the Jivamukti Yoga School, leading Jivamukti Immersions, and is very active in the apprenticeship program.
Please note that this course will be taught in English. All students who attend must arrive with a good understanding of English, even though it may not be their first language.