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JIVAMUKTI YOGA CHARLESTON
JIVAMUKTI YOGA CHARLESTON

JIVAMUKTI YOGA CHARLESTON

JIVAMUKTI YOGA CHARLESTON
JIVAMUKTI YOGA CHARLESTON
JIVAMUKTI YOGA CHARLESTON

JIVAMUKTI YOGA CHARLESTON
JIVAMUKTI YOGA CHARLESTON
JIVAMUKTI YOGA CHARLESTON
JIVAMUKTI YOGA CHARLESTON
JIVAMUKTI YOGA CHARLESTON
JIVAMUKTI YOGA CHARLESTON
JIVAMUKTI YOGA CHARLESTON
JIVAMUKTI YOGA CHARLESTON
JIVAMUKTI YOGA CHARLESTON
JIVAMUKTI YOGA CHARLESTON
JIVAMUKTI YOGA CHARLESTON
JIVAMUKTI YOGA CHARLESTON
DIRECTORS (scroll down for more teachers' bios)

JEFFREY COHEN
DIRECTOR
ANDREA BOYD
DIRECTOR

JEFFREY RAMA COHEN teaches yoga worldwide. He has been called authentic, real, and funny. He teaches the international Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Trainings and has certified and mentored hundreds of teachers. He is a dedicated student of yoga since 1995 and is known to inspire, nurture and motivate with a unique aptitude for revealing the mystical depths of the yoga teachings in a relevant, riveting way. He is a musician and recording artist with a new album due out this year. Check out his debut single, "Sometimes Angles" on Youtube. Michael Franti featured him on his most recent "Artist Spotlight". Music (Nada Yoga) is an integral component of his teaching.

He offers his love, gratitude, and efforts to all his teachers: Supreme to all, his wife Andrea and teachers Sharon Gannon & David Life. He also bows down to the lotus feet of his parents, Ruth Lauer-Manenti, Jack Kornfield, Jayashree & Narasimhan, Ram Dass, Rock n Roll, and the courageous students of yoga.

 

 

 

Andrea is often described as an earnest and compassionate teacher, her classes are musical, challenging, fun, creative and disciplined, with messages grounded in ancient scripture. An Advanced Certified teacher, she has been an integral part of the renowned Jivamukti teacher trainings for many years, teaches all over the world, and involved in fundraising for amazing organizations, including Bhumi Sehat, The Haiti Clinic, Shyamdas Foundation, and Animal Mukti. With Ruth Lauer Manenti, Andrea edited and produced the books “An Offering of Leave” & “Sweeping the Dust" and has produced 7 albums called “The Spoken Word Series” featuring 3 of her teachers. Her lineage is Sri K Pattabhi Jois, Swami Nirmalananda, Sri Brahmananda Saraswati, Sharon Gannon, David Life, Sri Shyamdas, Ruth Lauer Manenti, and Jayashree & Narasimhan.

She is humbly grateful to her teachers for inspiring her with tireless efforts and enthusiasm to spread peace in the world: Sharonji and Davidji for their courage, teachings, guidance, and love. Lady Ruth for her purity, opening my heart, teaching the sutras and so much more. Ram Dass for his wisdom, simplicity, and humor. Shyamdas for everything. Krishna Das for sweet sounds of God. My parents- words cannot suffice. Jeffrey, my satsang and love. For the practice/study of yoga and all who are radical.

 

TEACHING STAFF - SCROLL DOWN FOR BIOS

JENNY NANTELL - CERTIFIED JIVAMUKTI YOGA® TEACHER
This unique experience that we are all having called Life is something that has been quite the challenge for me. For my first 25 years, I knew that I was most definitely on a path, but where it lead remained unknown, and this caused me great unhappiness. After many years of being confused, overweight and frustrated with my "state of mind" (quite literally my "state of being"), I was blessed with a gift from my mother: a yoga mat and the weekly schedule of classes offered at Jivamukti Yoga. In one years’ time, my yoga practice transformed me into a being full of passion and showed me a way to share my love of Life! What an amazing opportunity. I am eternally grateful to my teachers, whose greatness is beyond words, Jeffery Cohen and Andrea Boyd, Sharon Gannon and David Life. They are living inspirations for us all to create a life that embodies compassion and love for all beings, everywhere. Peace and love, Om shantih.


BECKETT BROOKSHIRE - CERTIFIED JIVAMUKTI YOGA® TEACHER
My journey began with Jeffrey Cohen as my guide. Shortly after my first class, I found out I was pregnant, and would become a mother. I was unwed, in an unstable relationship, with no college degree and I was scared out of my mind. To say yoga found me when I was lost, scared, and alone is an understatement. Fortunately, I landed face first on my mat. As a mother I have learned all things come with time. One must first plant the seed, nourish it, love it, and sing to it, so it will grow. While my life lay in shambles, and a new life depending on me, I decided enough was enough. From that moment on the real work began. I practiced as much as possible and was blessed to become of service to my teachers, Jeffrey Cohen and Andrea Boyd and the Satsang of Jivamukti Yoga Charleston. As my practice evolved I encountered some beautiful and some hairy things. It isn't always easy, but I continue to resist the urge to fall back into old patterns, and my life continues to grow to new heights.


BRANDON MAXEY - CERTIFIED JIVAMUKTI YOGA® TEACHER
Brandon received his degree in International Studies and Business from the University of South Carolina. Shortly after college he chased most of the common pursuits of young Americans, including a top sales job, building a real estate business and on the brink of marriage. All of these ambitions were aimed towards happiness but it was not until these external compulsions faded away through the practices of yoga did he find his true self and happiness inside. Soon after beginning to practice yoga Brandon developed a deep interest and understanding in personal health and continues to heal himself, regaining a dimension of himself that had been lost to the SAD diet (standard American diet). In February 2011 Brandon found himself in a David Life master class and his first Jivamukti experience. After that intense, one of kind class, Brandon felt deep peace and presence. He then began practicing daily under his beloved teachers Andrea Boyd and Jeffrey Cohen. Around the same time that Brandon made his way onto the yogic path he started Sleeping Organic, a sustainable organic mattress company.


LINDSAY SIMMONS - CERTIFIED JIVAMUKTI YOGA® TEACHER
For as long as I have practiced yoga I have wanted to teach. I was blessed enough to find yoga at the age of 12 as a way of healing my back. The moment I walked into the door of the Jivamukti Charleston School in 2012, I knew my world was about to change, and this method is everything I had been missing. I feel that the principles of yoga have healed my soul, and taught me the meaning of true unity, forgiveness, gratitude for life and compassion for all beings. As a Massage and Craniosacral Therapist, I often remind my clients how rare it is that we take time to thank our bodies! My blessings are great, and I am abundantly grateful to my parents Jim and Missy Simmons who have taught me how to love, pursue my dreams and believe anything is possible. I bow at the beautiful lotus feet of my beloved teachers Jeffrey Cohen, Andrea Boyd, David Life, Sharon Gannon, Rafael Cervantes and the amazing caliber of teachers we have at the Charleston school who constantly encourage and inspire me. See you soon!


WILLIS TANT - CERTIFIED JIVAMUKTI YOGA® TEACHER
In 1998, I began a true search to regain my body, mind, and spirit connection. Being very overweight and emotionally distraught, as well as a deeply philosophical and spiritual person, I turned to yoga. I’ve been blessed by many wonderful teachers who have served me on this mystical journey. In 2005, I found Satsang, and felt abundant transformation with this community and the powerful teachings from Andrea Boyd and Jeffrey Cohen. Although I’d been working to spread Union into every aspect of my life, the potency of these teachings gave me an awareness and clarity that created a feeling of being truly AWAKE!
I have since gone to study with their (and now my) teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life. I am particularly grateful for their guidance in non-violence, scriptural study, and meditation. Gratitude to ALL who have inspired me through their devotion. I strive to create an environment within a yoga class and myself where others feel free, happy, inspired, and open to grow. My husband & I homestead creatively and organically on Johns Island SC & play and work to serve children, animal and plant beings- for the evolvement and happiness of all. We try to serve this existence following Ghandi’s words “My life is my message.”

B BROWN ADAMS - CERTIFIED JIVAMUKTI YOGA® TEACHER
B is a Cosmophysiologist, a student of the Universe. She has been known to run down into active volcanoes, inner tube along underground waterways, and split one type of atom from another. Classically trained as a geologist with active side interests in both Astronomy and Chemistry, B encourages students to find a dynamic tension in their yoga practice, simultaneously grounding themselves deeply into the Earth while they reach outward for the stars with every atom of their beings.
B has studied with David Life and Sharon Gannon, Jeffrey Cohen and Andrea Boyd, Dharma Mittra, Ruth Lauer-Manenti, Kelly Morris, and Sandhi Ferreira. B is also an active proponent of ethical vegetarianism, sustainable living design systems that emulate nature, and environmental awareness.



STACEY REAVIS - CERTIFIED JIVAMUKTI YOGA® TEACHER
I started practicing yoga in 2001, while living in Chicago, mainly because it was free with my gym membership. I wanted something to add to my exercise program. As I was soon to discover there was much more to this "yoga thing" than just exercise. After years of practicing yoga in a multitude of different styles and studios all over the country, gratefully I found the Jivamukti method at Satsang Yoga. Through these teachings I have discovered a profound understanding about love, compassion, and kindness. I am continually inspired by my teachers Jeffery Cohen and Andrea Boyd to further my practice and unveil the true Self. I am also humbly thankful to my teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life for their huge generosity of spirit and showing me how to be at home in my own heart. I hope to bring enthusiasm, insight, love, challenge, spontaneity and great music to my classes.



CORTNEY OSTROSKY - 800 HOUR CERTIFIED JIVAMUKTI YOGA® TEACHER
I came out of the womb WILD. a Jammer. a Rebel. a Lover. a Believer. a Dreamer ....in search of TRUTH. I experimented with many different avenues of life. And one day I stumbled into a yoga class. A spark, turned into a fire. I came to the conclusion that "work as usual" will not suffice. I wanted to live a compassionate life. I completed my first yoga teacher training in Bali. When I returned to Charleston, I realized that my guru was in my back yard! I found Jivamukti Yoga, and I knew instantly this was what I had been looking for! This was my tribe. I found a way to channel all this energy and wildness inside of me that is beneficial to the planet, and all beings. I've found a path of compassion and abundance - and I want to share it with the world! Words cannot express my encompassing gratitude and love for Sharon Gannon and David Life, for their teachings and their Light. For my guru and mentor Jeffrey Cohen, and his humility and earnest desire to know Truth, to be truth personified. To the beautiful and inspiring Andrea Boyd, for her passion, joy, and steadfastness. To all my teachers past, present, for those to come. To the one true teacher who resides in all of us, inside all beings, Namaste.


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