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Welcome to the international Jivamukti Yoga community in Tokyo.

Explore your body and mind

Yoga teacher doing jivamukti yoga
Join weekly English-speaking classes in mini-groups, with experienced teacher and in cozy atmosphere.
Due to space limitations we kindly ask you to register at least 12h prior joining the class. Confirmation mail with guaranteed space will be sent shortly in reply.
No prepayment needed, just your commitment.
Upcoming Classes
Class type
Valid 30 days
4 x private class
Valid 45 days
Space in Minamiazabu
Private class
Pack: 4 group classes
Any class
First timer
Jivamukti Open 90'
13:15 - 14:45
Feb 12, Saturday
Jivamukti Open 90'
13:15 - 14:45
Feb 26, Saturday
3/5 spots available
Jivamukti Open 90'
13:15 - 14:45
Jan 29, Saturday
13:15 - 14:45
Feb 19, Saturday
Jivamukti Open 90'
2/5 spots available
Spiritual Warrior
12:00 - 13:15
Jan 26, Wednesday
5/5 spots available
5/5 spots available
5/5 spots available

Class Types

Class duration ≈ 60 to 90 min
All Open classes include asanas, meditation and spiritual teachings — in a smooth sequence creatively designed by the teacher. All classes are unique, and one of a kind.

The class is called “Open” because it is open and suitable to all levels of practitioner, however beginning level students should know that there will not be much detailed “how to do” descriptions.

Open Class

Space for Private Classes is located in Minamiazabu
The private session allows the student to explore specific areas of interest.
Whether you are a beginner, or an advanced student, a private session is right for you. In the guiding hands of the teacher, you can work toward overcoming any fears, blockages or challenges that may be holding you back.
Class duration ≈ 90 to 120 min.

Private Class

Jivamukti Yoga Basics

Class duration ≈ 90 min.
While Open and Spiritual Warrior classes are focused on vinyasa, during Basics classes - detailed alignment of asanas is emphasised. Practitioners learning the correct technique and alignment, as well as usage of props.
Basic class gives necessary structure which will allow to practice safely and mindfully on Open Class.

Spiritual Warrior

Class duration ≈ 60 to 75 min.
One of the signature Jivamukti classes. This class is dynamic and can definitely be described as the one ‘which will make you more fit’. Class structure - fixed sequence of postures, which include warm-up, few rounds of Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar), standing asanas, forward bends, twists, inversions, meditation and of course final Savasana.
Fixed sequence allows one to learn it by heart after a few classes and to use it at home or while traveling.
Jivamukti Yoga is a contemporary method of yoga practice. Born and created in New York and now placed among 8 of the main styles currently practiced in the world.

Founders of Jivamukti Yoga - Sharon Gannon & David Life - in the 80s spent several years in India and studied yoga practices from greatest teachers of that time - Swami Niramalanda, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Sri Brahmananda Saraswati. Upon their return to the US they created Jivamukti Yoga as an innovative yet precise method of received knowledge transfer to the students outside of India.

Sharon and David did an amazing job in adapting ancient wisdom of yoga to contemporary realities without losing the essence of this practice. Their method is well-structured and effective. They are pioneers in teaching yoga as spiritual activism, demonstrating that yoga is a living tradition, a complete method for attaining lasting happiness that is available for all beings.

What is Jivamukti Yoga ?

Jivamukti metod
The Jivamukti Method is grounded in the original meaning of the Sanskrit word asana as "seat, connection" - relationship to the Earth. Earth implies all of life. Citing the ancient philosophy, Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, which states that Asana should be sthira and sukham. Jivamukti Yoga maintains that ones relationship to others (asana) should be mutually beneficial and come from a steady (sthira) or constant place of joy, ease (sukham).

This is a radical idea that, when put into practice, has the potential to invert and dismantle the modus operandi of our present society. The current global destruction is based on the idea that Earth all the animals and most humans exist solely for our benefit of the some over the many, the exploitation of Earth for solely selfish purposes.

If we practice yoga asana as more than a physical exercise to keep ones body fit or to increase strength and 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 for oneself comes from integration and concern for others.

Official Jivamukti website
Five tenets
This core philosophy is expressed through 5 tenets, which form the foundation of Jivamukti Yoga. Jivamukti teachers embody these tenets so that they color all of his or her teachings whether in Fundamentals classes, Open classes, other classes, workshops, or even just interactions with others in the Jivamukti community.

Each of the five tenets should be clearly identifiable in every Open class, even though the names of the tenets may not actually be spoken. By doing this, students learn not to see asana as separate from spiritual study or chanting or meditation, but rather to integrate all of the elements that make up Jivamukti Yoga into one unified practice. This provides for a well-rounded approach to our goal—enlightenment through compassion for all beings.

A nonviolent, compassionate lifestyle extending to other animals, the environment and all living beings, emphasizing ethical vegetarianism (veganism) and animal rights.

Acknowledgment that God/Self-realization is the goal of all yoga practices; can be expressed through chanting, the setting of a high intention for the practice or other devotional practices.

Meditation: connecting to that eternal unchanging reality within.

The development of a sound body and mind through deep listening; can be incorporated in a class using recorded music, spoken word, silence or even the teacher's voice.

Study of the ancient yogic teachings, including Sanskrit chanting, drawn from the Focus of the Month to the extent possible.
Focus of the month
Each month one of the Jivamukti Yoga leading teachers suggests a theme to comprehend and study, known as 'Focus Of The Month'. This theme is integrated in the Jivamukti classes worldwide and unites us all under the umbrella of one thought.

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Born in Siberia, an active practitioner of various traditional yoga styles: from Iyengar to Ashtanga with more than 9 years of experience.

In the turbulent 2020 not only she is quitting the job in one of biggest world corporations, but most importantly becoming a certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher and moving to Tokyo.

Fell in love with a depth and subtlety of method under the guidance of the honored Jivamukti Yoga teachers: Olga Oskorbina (Barcelona) and Anna Lunegova (Moscow), in her classes Yulia inspires students to become aware not only of the body but to understand the work of the mind.

She believes that yoga practice goes beyond the physical forms on a mat, but can and should be applied to all aspects of living.

Yulia Urutina

Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher
yoga teacher in jivamukti yoga pose


Brighton Studio Daikanyama
〒150-0032 Tokyo, Shibuya City, 渋谷区
Uguisudanicho, 1−2 PAL bldg 3F&RF

Please make sure to register for the class in advance.
Q&A about classes
Do I have to register in advance?
Yes, try to register via form at least 12h before the class to guarantee that there is a spot available.

Hygiene and clothes:
Please use appropriate clean attire and wear a top for hygiene reasons. It is also more comfortable for teachers to give you a good assist if you have a shirt on.

If you use our mat, please clean it with the cleaning products provided in the room after you use it. If the mat is very wet, let it on the floor to dry. We encourage you to bring your own mat if you practice regularly.

With respect to your practice and concentration of other practitioners in the room try to be on time or even few minutes before the class. If it so happened that you are late and arrive during dharma talk or chanting please enter quietly and sit down, and only place your mat once asana part of the class begins.

Can I eat and drink before the practice?
We recommend not eating for a minimum of 2 hours before practice. Drinking is fine, but refrain drinking during the practice.

Can I do yoga if I'm injured or sick?
Please consult your doctor or health physician in relation to any injuries. However if you are sick or feeling unwell, please stay at home to prevent contamination."