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This is the first time this class has been filmed and available online! Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior classes are designed for busy people who only have an hour to practice. This online yoga class is fast paced and invigorating and is certainly a "get-in-shape" class. The structure is a fixed set sequence instructed in a vinyasa style. It is a fully balanced class which includes asana warm-up, chanting, setting of intention, surya namaskar, standing poses, backbends, forward bends, twists, inversions, meditation and relaxation. The teacher focuses on keeping the pace moving and does not stop to give spiritual discourses. Since the asana sequence is always the same, a student will pick it up quite quickly after only a couple of classes. (58 mins.)
Hollie Sue Mann came to yoga in her teens and has consistently practiced since the late nineties. Growing up in the theater, she spent many hours singing and dancing, so her early years were marked by experiences using the body as an instrument of performance. Like many, she came to yoga hoping to gain more flexibility and strength. Over time, and after many years of working on a steady and joyful practice primarily comprised of asana, meditation, and service, she has come to a deeper understanding of yoga as a path to freedom and connection with all living creatures. As a teacher, Hollie strives to help students better understand their own needs and how they might be of service to others. She guides a rigorous, dynamic asana practice, sustained by the breath, rad tunes, and high intention. Formally trained in the Jivamukti Method, she has also completed Allison Dennis's Veda Vinyasa 200-hour course and is blessed to have many teachers in her life. Hollie is especially grateful to holy teachers David Life and Sharon Gannon, as well as Yogeswari, Jeffrey Rama Cohen, Jules Febre, and Ruth Lauer-Manenti. All of her efforts are dedicated to the animals.