What it focuses on: "'Enlightenment through compassion' is the philosophy behind Jivamukti yoga," says Katz. "It is a physical, ethical, and spiritual practice, combining a vigorous vinyasa-based yoga with adherence to five central tenets: Shastra (scripture), bhakti (devotion), ahimsā (nonviolence, non-harming), nāda (music), and dhyana (meditation)." Murdock says it also includes meditation and chanting for an intellectually stimulating practice.
Common moves or flows to expect: "We'll collectively breathe, dance, and flow vinyasa-style to amazing music in our Jivamukti yoga class," Katz says. "We'll leave our class inspired, empowered, and with a deeper understanding of compassion." Other poses to expect include Dancing Shiva pose, Bow pose, Peacock pose, and Hero pose, adds Murdock
It's good for: "Classes are intense, so you will definitely walk away with a sweat due to the internal heat generated by your body," Murdock explains. "With that being said, you should definitely go at your own pace to avoid exhaustion."