VISION JIVA IS BASED ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF YOGA AND GIVES YOU A FERTILE GROUND TO FIND YOUR EXPRESSION IN A WAY THAT IS VERY AUTHENTIC AND ALIVE ABOUT JIVA Jiva is an initiative that guides you in living authentically. This can involve living in the here and now (meditation), improving your focus and physical condition (yoga), cultivating high quality relationships, and being in alignment with your goals and dreams (coaching). For Jiva, learning is a constructive, self-directed and individually different process of developing skills and acquiring knowledge and meaning. MISSION Jiva is founded on the yoga philosophy and aims to develop authentic learning. This means learning from your experience. Our objective is a response to the growing number of people who are living ‘in the mind’, and increasing level of ailments such as burnout. By 2025 Jiva strives to see twice as many people who live and learn authentically as today. Thereby promoting well-being. MEANING The Sanskrit word jīva refers to the individual self and the immortal essence of its soul. The word jīva comes from jivás, a Sanskrit word with the root jīv- which means “to breathe”. So a soul in a body which breathes is called a “jīva”. In ancient scriptures jivas are a subject to attachment, ignorance and delusion. Although being a subject to the triple impurities, it is believed that a jīva has a divine nature.