Whether you’re a beginner, deciphering the difference between vrksasana (tree) and sirshasana (headstand) or an advanced yogi who can put both feet behind their head, the Jivamukti Open class welcomes you, as it is open to practitioners of all levels.
Javier has studied Nursing, Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Therapeutic massage, Chiropractic, Kinesiology, Osteopathy, Nutrition and Dietetics, which gave him knowledge of anatomy, physiology and of both Eastern and Western theories on how our complex organism is functioning. He is a graduate of the Military School of Mountain and Special Operations and is a Security Director from University of Barcelona. He has Black Belt in five martial arts disciplines. With twenty years of experience as a martial arts teacher, he is currently teaching Gracie Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai. In 2015 Javier was certified as a Jivamukti Yoga teacher. He is a co-founder of Jivamukti Yoga Barcelona with his wife Olga Oskorbina. He believes in the philosophy of yoga as being complete for the integral development of human being and along with his wife and all the Jivamukti family promotes love for all sentient beings, focusing his priorities in this project.
Karina is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher and Thai massage Therapist. She was born in Latvia but lived in USA, France, UK and can call Barcelona her home. She studied in Mandiram Yoga Dinamico in Barcelona to begin with and continued her training in Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. She is dedicated to Jivamukti yoga method since 2012 because it “adapts ancient teachings to the modern urban lifestyle”. In her classes Karina opens a space for self-understanding and growth, her experience in Thai Massage helps her understand the energy body and assist the students toward more focused and elevated practice.
Maria is an 800 hour Advanced Certified Jivamukti teacher. She was born in Madrid, and lived abroad for thirty years in the US, Europe and Latin America before coming to live in Barcelona with her husband and three children in 2014. Maria has been practicing yoga since 2000 and Jivamukti’s focus on a dynamic practice that places strong emphasis on scriptures and on the well being of all, has magnetized her since she discovered the method with Yogeswari in 2001. In 2016 she had the fortune of doing her 800 hour apprenticeship with Jules Febre whose creativity, energy and his demand for excellence has pushed her to try to want to always become a better, more knowledgeable teacher who can better serve all students. Maria is also trained in yoga for trauma, addiction, depression and anxiety and works with individuals and groups to offer them a practice that can best complement the traditional therapy they receive. Maria is a writer who has published fiction short stories and contributes in several blogs that focus on art and design – her previous profession, as well as articles on Yoga and Yoga therapy.
Zuzana Duriskova - Zuzana is a 300 hr Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher and an inspiring artist. She started living Yoga in Slovakia in 2004 thanks to Vishwaguru Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Sri Swami Maheshwarananda’s selfless mission to help people understand themselves and others, love and protect all living beings and environment. His system is called Yoga in daily life. In 2012 Zuzana’s life path brought her to Jivamukti Yoga Barcelona. In Lokah samastha sukhino bhavantu she recognized the same precious message. She is profoundly grateful to Swamiji and Olga for guidance and support. After receiving teachings from Jules Febre, Rima Rani, David Life and Sharon she is willing to share them with others.