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Embracing Polarities! This mixed level practice is lead in English

Shiva Shakti Yoga is an energetic and joyful approach to practicing yoga. It celebrates the fullness of life, and all its aspects, through the wonder and experience of our breath and our physicality. This yoga is tantric in the sense that the yogi is considered a microcosm within the network of a divine macrocosm. The body becomes a portal to this divine source when opened, where one can discover within themselves sources of fresh energy, inspiration and interconnectedness with nature and spirit.

Shiva Shakti Yoga embraces polarities. The male aspect of creation is represented by Shiva: the muscular, mental and rational. Shakti, the female aspect, is expansive, intuitive and organic. The practice continually pulls our attention to these forces within us, fusing them, balancing them in a concious and active way.
Shiva Shakti‘s Sadhana is a well rounded practice that moves one’s awareness from the gross to the subtle as it progresses. Asanas and dynamic vinyasas create space, clear blocks and set energy free in our physical form. A deep and powerful breath gradually focuses our awareness, helping us become sensitive to the pranic flow that pulses within us, giving us life. Pranayama directs this flow in such a way that the mind becomes still, peaceful and ripe for meditation.

Shiva Shakti continues to evolve from Ananda Leone’s unique approach to yoga that spans over 30 years of his intense practice with Dr. Swami Gitananda, Anusara Yoga, healing, ecology and his exchange with his many students in Europe and abroad.

Jennifer enjoys sharing and leading this journey from the body to spirit. She fuses Shiva Shakti Yoga with her own experiences as a yogini, performing artist, mother and teacher. She brings these traditions down to earth with a tangible practice that one can integrate into their everyday lives. Clarity in flow and alignment is a strong focus in her class, encouraging students to practice with mindfulness and independence. In this safe space, she hopes that her students discover more trust in themselves and the courage to open their minds and hearts to the wonder and mystery of being a human being.

Jennifer is a professional dancer, choreographer, dance and yoga teacher. She recieved her initial yoga certification from the Academy of Yoga in Grand Junction, Colorado under the direction of James E. Bryan. She continued her education with Ananda Leone at the Yoga Akademie Berlin, and is now certified by the Berufsverband der Yogalehrenden in Deutschland (BDY) and the European Yoga Union (EYU).