Jaimie Epstein is an 800-hour Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher, vegan food foodie, and Sanskrit geek. Nada, sound, is one of the five tenets of the Jivamukti Yoga Method (the other four tenets being ahimsa, scripture, meditation, and bhakti), and so crafting wicked-fun playlists has always been part of her teaching process. She finds it just slightly ironic that she now practices ashtanga daily at a Mysore studio, where the only music comes from the constant rhythm of ujjayi breath. There are days when she really misses the support and encouragement that a good playlist provides, and if she had her druthers, she would definitely be rocking the tunes!
A very wise man (OK, one of her teachers, Lama Marut) once said, “If you don’t believe in past lives, how many lives have you already lived?” Jaimie, a former New York Times editor, used to teach at the Jivamukti center in New York and moved to Boulder, Colorado, in 2010 to live a new life by following her bliss—to dive more fully into sharing the breadth of yoga and spending more quality time in nature. Besides teaching public and corporate yoga classes in Boulder, she teaches Sanskrit for teacher trainings and bikes and skis and hikes and makes raw cheese as much as she can.
Jaimie’s goal is ultimately to bring a more enlightened life to light by creating an authentic yoga experience on and off the mat. You can find out more about her and read her blog at www.blissninny.com.