Yoga is a much easier way to exercise both mind and body than testing Einstein's theory of relativity by racing a beam of light. Avoid a science-related sprain with today's Groupon: for $24, you get 12 yoga classes at Jivamukti Yoga Charleston in Mount Pleasant (a $132 value).
The tranquil teachers at Jivamukti Yoga Charleston lead students in the pursuit of greater flexibility, fitness, and spiritual attunement. Jivamukti, one of the nine recognized styles of Hatha yoga, is based on five tenets, including bhakti, the cultivation of devotion and humility, and nada yoga, the practice of deep listening, chanting, and music. Reach multifaceted malleability in the 60-minute Spiritual Warrior class, a guided Vinyasa class that flows swiftly through warm-ups, poses, and meditation, or loosen up at Rockasana!, which uses the power of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and other members of the rock pantheon to vibrate out stress from the body and cause stiff joints to launch into freewheeling air-guitar solos. The schedule extends students seven days of sessions suited for every skill level.
Jivamukti Yoga Charleston
Jeffrey Cohen and Andrea Boyd know that yoga's lessons stretch far beyond the reach of the studio mat. By applying Jivamukti tenets to all aspects of their lives, these advanced certified teachers endorse continual compassion, self-awareness, and Satsang—the practice of gathering with those who inspire you. Beneath their physical teachings lie lessons on character, which promote behaviors such as humility and compassion. They also demonstrate the power of generosity by holding annual "Help Send a Student to Teacher Training" fundraisers. As they strive to extend yoga's core values into their everyday lives, they and their students hope to become "agents of change in the world," an underlying goal highlighted in their 2008 Yoga Journal feature.
This holistic approach to yoga is evident in their classes, in which they blend breath work, meditation, chanting, and philosophy into innovative formats. They fuel posing sessions with soundtracks that range from Led Zeppelin riffs to spoken-word stanzas and use hands-on assists to support guests who suddenly decide to crowd-surf.
320 W Coleman Blvd.
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464