I am feeling a bit nostalgic lately. In a month, I'll be heading to Ancient Yoga Center for the Kindred Spirits gathering, in Austin, Texas. Kindred Spirits is a gathering of yogis and former/current licensed teachers of Anusara Yoga. Before the "fall-out" in February 2012, I had always wanted to attend the annual Anusara Yoga festival gatherings, but never made it. Well, this year, I could not be more excited because I am attending both Kindred Spirits AND the Samavesha Yoga Festival, the new Anusara Yoga gathering, in Massachusetts, September 28-October 3!
Here is my bullet-point list explaining why I keep coming back to the the methodology and teachings of Anusara Yoga (now, the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga or ASHY).
Anusara Yoga, offers (not an exhaustive list):
* a therapeutic approach, helping people heal. * partner work, fostering trust, faith and friendships in community. * alignment cues, offering a kind of safety-net for your practice. * principles, a type of guide for your practice, on and off the mat. * a philosophy, helping you connect to your truth. * a class theme that inspires, from teachers that show you their truth. * creative and intelligent sequences, fostering opening in the body and mind. * postures, with modifications and variations, for any level student. * adjustments, settling students into the seat of the pose. * chanting, recognizing our divine spirit within and around. * an acknowledgment, respect and honoring of all traditions, lineages, and schools of yoga.
Anusara Yoga encourages me to live more creatively, passionately, skillfully, compassionately, appreciatively, gracefully, playfully and NOT take anything too seriously!
Whether you are a former or current teacher in the school, you continue to inspire me to live this life fully.
This entry is dedicated to all my teachers, near and far. You know who you are. May you too, enjoy and be blessed in your journey, wherever it takes you ! <3
Boons & Blessings.
Desiree Eastham Soma Yoga and Wellness.com
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