Jessica's Jivamukti Fundraiser

Thank you for visiting my page!  As you know, yoga is my passion.  Not just practicing, but studying.  Though a teacher, I believe that I am always a student thirsting for more knowledge.  I have been wanting to further my education and advance my certification.  The time has finally arrived.  

The next step in my certification is a 300 hour training, which I'd love to do at Jivamutki Yoga.  Below is only a small piece of what Jivamukti is about, but it may give you an introduction to their philosphy if you are unfamiliar with it.

Taken from their Core Philosiphy:  As a path to enlightenment through compassion for all beings, Jivamukti Yoga is grounded in the original meaning of the Sanskrit word asana as “seat, connection” - relationship to the Earth. Earth implies all of life.  Citing Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, which states that asana should be sthira and sukham, Jivamukti Yoga maintains that one’s relationship to others (asana) should be mutually beneficial and come from a consistent (sthira) place of joy and happiness (sukham). This is a radical idea that, when put into practice, can dismantle our present culture, which is based on the notion that the Earth and all other animals exist for our benefit and to be exploited for our own selfish purposes. So the practice of asana becomes more than mere physical exercise to keep one’s body fit or to increase strength or flexibility; it becomes a way to improve one’s relationship to all others and thus lead to enlightenment - the dissolution of the sense of separateness, the realization of the oneness of being, the discovery of lasting happiness.  

Jivamukti Yoga speaks to me in a way no other style of yoga has. I am passionate about it's philospihy, tenets, activism, teaching style, class sequencing, study of scriptures...and I could go on and on.  If you'd like to read more about the training, please click here.

I am asking for your support in helping me reach my goal of $10,000 for training.  This is the definite next step in my journey and I am honored to have your support.  By donating, you will help me be of greater service to my students.  I believe it will help me learn to teach this philosiphy, to my students and the community as a whole, which I believe in no small way will help make the world a more loving and peaceful place.  Isn't that worth a few dollars?
  • George Nguyen 
    • $50 
    • 75 mos
  • Karen Gulutz 
    • $50 
    • 75 mos
  • Emily Scollon 
    • $100 
    • 75 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 76 mos
  • Meredeth Oliver 
    • $25 
    • 76 mos
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Organizer

Jessica Ashen 
Organizer
Jersey City, NJ
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