The tantra based Anusara Yoga means “flowing with grace” and helps you to experience joy in your yoga practice but also in daily life. It takes the habits of modern men into account to prevent injury and improve postures.
Anusara Yoga is a modern, heart-opening yoga style from the USA and was founded by John Friend in 1997. Anusara Yoga combines the life and body-affirming philosophy of Tantra with bio-mechanical based alignment principles. Anusara Yoga is suitable for beginners and advanced yogis because all asanas are taught with great precision and exact alignment to avoid injury. The Anusara style has flow character.
Anusara Yoga has its base in the Tantra philosophy. It is teaching the students a more self-accepting attitude in this world full of comparison and feeling of never being good enough. Instead of holding on to a strict form of how an asana has to look like, the asana should be growing out of your individual source. You learn how to deepen positive feelings and deal with negative feelings and many practitioners are becoming more friendly, conscious and calm when they have a regular practice.
In addition to the opening of the heart, Anusara Yoga focuses on the habits and anatomy of modern humans. With biomechanics and bioenergetics, John Friend developed extremely precise alignment principles that prevent injuries and reduce the postural damage that is being caused by unhealthy habits of modern life such as long office hours.
When you practice Anusara Yoga your body will be stronger and more flexible, injuries will heal faster and your posture will be improved. The heart opening practice makes you become softer, more balanced and joyful.
The 300 hour Anusara Teacher Training consists of three parts: The immersion (100 hours), the training (100 hours) and the certification (100 hours). The immersion focuses on the background and insights of yoga, tantra philosophy and on anatomy, whereas the training focuses more on teaching skills. The Anusara Teacher Training is an exciting journey to the Self, that brings more clarity and consciousness into your life and helps you to teach yoga with responsibility and an open heart. With the 200 hours of the two parts, you can register yourself as an ANUSARA ELEMENTS TEACHER at Yoga Alliance. To become a certified Anusara teacher you have to participate in the advanced teacher training that includes a written exam and a practical exam. Anusara Teacher Training is being offered worldwide.
Many yoga retreats offer Anusara Yoga because the method puts a strong focus on general well-being, alignment to prevent injury and health. An Anusara yoga retreat transports you from your daily routine into your heart, allows you to share this deep experience with like-minded people, and helps you to indulge in the beauty of nature to some of the most beautiful destinations around the world. Break the norm with an Anusara Yoga retreat.