Sharon Gannon

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Sharon Gannon is a 21st-century Renaissance woman, an animal rights and vegan activist and a world-renowned yogini, perhaps best known as the founder, along with David Life, of the Jivamukti Yoga Method. She is also an accomplished writer, dancer, painter, musician and chef. Sharon has devoted many years exploring the role of diet in promoting physical, emotional and mental well-being as well as spiritual development. She lives in a 125-acre wild forest sanctuary in Woodstock, NY.

A student of Brahmananda Sarasvati, Swami Nirmalananda, K. Pattabhi Jois, and Shyam das, she is a pioneer in teaching yoga as spiritual activism and is credited for making yoga cool and hip—relating ancient teachings of yoga to the modern world. Sharon's book Yoga and Vegetarianism has been called the "seminal" work on the subject, exploring the relationship of veganism to the teachings of yoga.

Sharon is a musician and is a featured vocalist on many CDs including Sharanam, which is her 2010 solo album, produced by Frenz Kallos. She has produced numerous yoga-related DVDs and is the author of several books, including Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body & SoulThe Art of Yoga, Cats and Dogs are People Too!, and Yoga Assists. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Toward 2012, Arcana V: Music, Magic and Mysticism, What comes after Money, Semiotexte, Yoga Journal, Mantra, and Origin. She writes a monthly essay called the Focus of the Month.

Publications:
Jivamukti Yoga, The Art of Yoga, Yoga & Vegetarianism, Cats (and Dogs) are People Too, Simple Recipes for Joy, Yoga Assists

Contact Info

Shady, NY
United States

This Teacher's Upcoming Events

Friday June 2, 2017

Sharon Gannon Talk & Booksigning

Taipei, TW

Sharon Gannon gives talk and book signing for new Chinese edition of Yoga & Vegetarianism Location and time TBA

Saturday June 3, 2017 to Sunday June 4, 2017

Master Classes with Sharon Gannon & David Life

TW

The founders of Jivamukti Yoga, David Life and Sharon Gannon, teach master classes.

Thursday June 8, 2017 to Sunday June 11, 2017

10th Evolution Asia Yoga Conference

HK

Sharon and David teach daily classes 

Asia’s leading yoga and wellness conference bringing together renowned presenters from across the world. Passionately dedicated to serving the growing community in the Asia region, the conference unites the best of cultures for all bodies and minds.

Saturday August 12, 2017 to Sunday August 27, 2017

Wild Woodstock

Shady, US

Sharon Gannon, David Life along with Anja Kuehnel and surprise guests teach two weeks of wild daily classes with some surprise events TBA.  (All levels of practitioner are welcomed)

For the third time in a row, Jivamukti Yoga Berlin humbly presents The 2017 Jivamukti Yoga Wild Woodstock Intensive...
Monday September 4, 2017 to Friday September 8, 2017

Immersion Rhinebeck, NY

Rhinebeck, US

with Sharon Gannon, 
David Life and Jules Febre, assisted by John Smrtic & Julie Kirkpatrick, with special
 guest teacher, anatomist: Lori Zucker and Kirtan with Krishna Das, Jai
Uttal and Deva Premal & Miten, in English language. 

Jivamukti Yoga® Immersion takes you deeper into the study of...