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THE GURUS AND FOUNDERS OF THE JIVAMUKTI YOGA METHOD ARE SHARON GANNON AND DAVID LIFE. THEY MET IN 1983 IN NEW YORK CITY AND IN 1984 CREATED JIVAMUKTI YOGA.
In 1986 they traveled to India and met their first guru, Swami Nirmalananda. On subsequent trips, they met their guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and later in upstate New York, they met their guru Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati. Each of their gurus guided them further on their individual spiritual paths, and the teachings of their gurus helped shape the development of Jivamukti Yoga. Sharon and David studied with their gurus for many years and received their blessings to incorporate their teachings into the Jivamukti Yoga method. They have also studied with many other prominent yoga teachers.
BOOKS BY SHARON GANNON
& DAVID LIFE
Sharon and David have co-authored three books on yoga: Jivamukti Yoga, Practices for Liberating Body & Soul(2002), which includes a foreword by Sting and has been translated into Italian, German and Russian languages, and The Art of Yoga (2002), which includes a foreword by Ravi and Anoushka Shankar. Their newest collaboration, Yoga Assists, is available in both ebook and print editions.