Karina is an 800-hr Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher and Thai massage Therapist. She was born in Latvia but has 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 in India. She is dedicated to the 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 a more focused and elevated practice.
Jivamukti is a path to liberation through compassion to all beings. Jivamukti is a physical, ethical, and spiritual practice, combining a vigorous hatha yoga, vinyasa-based physical style with adherence to five central tenets: shastra (scripture), bhakti (devotion), ahimsa (nonviolence, non-harming), nāda (music), and dhyana (meditation).
The name Jivamukti means “liberation while living”. Jiva means “individual soul” and mukti means “liberation”. It derives from the Sanskrit term “Jivanmuktih” which means “liberated while living” and is used to describe the state of enlightenment or God realization.
This method of yoga was created by David Life and Sharon Gannon in 1986. They named this yoga practice “Jivamukti” because they wanted the student to be reminded of the ultimate aim of the practice: spiritual enlightenment and awareness.
It is a vigorously physical and intellectually stimulating practice combined with an equally strong foundation in the ancient spiritual traditions of Yoga.