"You are blessed souls. Your main duty should be to go beyond thoughts which create all sorts of fluctuations in life. And then the mind and the heart will be united as ONE."
- Shri Swami Nirmalananda
DURGA, JIVAMUKI & KIRTAN
Durga Devi, the name given to Denise by her beloved teachers, Sharon Gannon and David Life. Durga has been a devoted student of the Jivamukti Yoga method, N.Y.C. for over 24 years.
Jivamukti Yoga offers vigorously physical and intellectually stimulating yoga classes. Classes include Vinyasa (flowing asana sequences), hands-on adjustments, Pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, Sanskrit chanting, Yogic philosophical teachings and deep relaxation. To keep the practice inspiring, asana sequences are ever-changing with music playing an integral role in the class.
Jivamukti yoga is a method of yoga that was created by David Life and Sharon Gannon in 1984, which re-integrates the physical, philosophical and spiritual aspects of yoga. David and Sharon became teachers because they were passionate about communicating yoga as more than just a system of exercises but a also a spiritual practice; a path to enlightenment. From the beginning they have taught a living translation of the Indian system of yoga in a way that western minds can comprehend.
Kirtan training with Jai Uttal inspires her chanting which is a very important component in her teaching.