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Jovana Subotic

Jovana has always had a love of movement and dance. When she discovered yoga at age 17 she fell in love with the practice. It has always been her dream to be a yoga teacher, finally after practicing for many years she completed her first level one hatha/vinyasa yoga teacher training which was designed by a fellow Jivamukti yoga teacher. Jovana went on to also complete the Kundalini yoga teacher training as well. While she enjoyed both of these trainings her true love from the moment she discovered it was specifically Jivamukti yoga. This is the style that she practiced and connected to the most. Finally Jovana traveled to India to complete the Jivamukti Yoga teacher training. Jovana went on to complete the 800 hour Jivamukti Apprenticeship program at Jivamuki Yoga Sydney as well. Since completing her first yoga teacher training Jovana has taught at various yoga schools, spaces and music festivals including 'Rainbow Serpent Festival' 2013, 2014, 2016 and 'Subsonic' 2016, 2017. She is a very spiritual person and this is reflected in her yoga teaching style. Jovana is also extremely passionate about music and has been a DJ and a music events promoter in the past. In her classes she enjoys selecting an inspirational music soundtrack to go with the practice as well as chanting with a harmonium. Jovana feels very blessed and honored to be a Jivamukti yoga teacher and part of global Jivamukti yoga community. Jovana loves travel, adventures and exploring the mysteries of the Universe!

Spiritual Warrior! A Jivamukti Yoga Workshop

Jivamukti Yoga is 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. This core philosophy is expressed through five tenets which form the foundation of Jivamukti Yoga. Jivamukti teachers embody these tenets, shastra (scripture), bhakti (devotion), ahimsā (nonviolence, non-harming), nāda (music), and dhyana (meditation). Join Jovana Subotic an experienced Jivamaukti yoga teacher through a spiritual and physical practice exploring Ahimsa and an invigorating vinayasa style yoga sequence with inspirational upbeat music to go with the practice.