Immersion and Teacher Training

Immersion: preparation and prerequisite for Teacher Training

An Anusara Immersion is an in-depth study of Anusara Yoga. In a series of workshops of at least 100 hours, we cover in detail all the basic elements of philosophy and asana alignment technique for Anusara Yoga.

I love the Immersion curriculum. It is so full, and designed to give any student of yoga a broad foundation in asana practice and the philosophy of yoga. Of course, it also offers a solid foundation in the Anusara philosophy of non-dual Tantra and our Universal Principles of Alignment. The main results are the expansion and depth of our practice, experiencing a new vision of life based on non-dual Tantra, and the creation of a great community of friends and fellow students. The Immersion is also the prerequisite for an Anusara Teacher Training.

The Immersion year is an opportunity to take a big step forward in your practice, your awareness, and in daily life:

  • Practice: Our main activity is a dynamic, energetic asana practice, moving from the basics to more advanced poses, supported by Anusara’s Universal Principles of Alignment, all with the highest spiritual intentions – to know the inherent Goodness of our own Hearts and to celebrate that goodness in all of life. The Immersion year is also a good time to begin a regular practice of meditation, and Jayendra has lots of experience to help you get started. We also will learn various pranayamas or breath practices.
  • Awareness: we’ll receive an informed overview of the history of yoga with a focus on the pinnacle of yoga philosophy, the non-dual Tantra of Kashmir Shaivism and its vision of intrinsic goodness. Also part of the philosophy curriculum is an introduction to the two most respected and important books about yoga, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita.
  • Life: profound practice and refined awareness have to affect our daily lives. This is the Tantric vision – we do yoga to know the beauty in the Heart and then to experience that goodness in all of life.

The Immersion is for all students of yoga who want to immerse themselves in Anusara philosophy and technique, and is the main preparation and prerequisite for Anusara Yoga Teacher Training.

In the coming two years I will be directing and teaching two Immersions in the Netherlands.

Jayendra Hanley

200-Hour Anusara Yoga Teacher Training

Anusara Yoga is a style of yoga that is fun to practice and teach, that will take our asana practice to an inspiring new level, and can potentially transform our lives, because Anusara yoga:

1. Follows the highest, most refined path in the ancient yoga tradition, the Shaiva Tantra philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism. This philosophy says “yes to life”. It holds the vision that says life is a good thing, that we can experience that goodness at our core, our innermost being, and also in all the areas of our lives.

2. Anusara yoga also created the Universal Principles of Alignment, which are based on the biomechanics of the body and are applied to all poses. Many other yoga schools use these alignment principles, but why not learn this powerful way of going deeper and further in your asana practice from the source – Anusara yoga?

3. And Anusara teachers are able to integrate the most important skills for teaching asana into one coherent, cohesive class that is inspiring and safe at the same time.

If you want to learn this philosophy and method of doing asana, take the 100-hour Immersion in Anusara yoga.  If you want to learn how to teach it, after completing the Immersion, take the 100-hour Teacher Training.  The two together are a 200-Hour Anusara Yoga Teacher Training.

Jayendra Hanley

100-Hour Level 1 Teacher Training

Bindi Yoga Studio Amersfoort, begins October 7-8 2017

Having completed a 100-Hour Immersion in June, we will begin the Level 1 Teacher Training at Bindi Yoga Studio in Amersfoort this October.

My home studio is Bindi Yoga Studio in Amersfoort, and it’s a pleasure to begin another 100-Hour Immersion and 100-Hour Teacher Training in their very expanded space!

If you would like to receive more information about any of these programs or receive an application, please send me a message.

Jayendra Hanley

200-Hour Level 1 Teacher Training

Bindi Yoga Studio, Amersfoort begins March 10-11, 2018

We’ll begin a 200-Hour Teacher Training early next year at Bindi Yoga Studio in Amersfoort. Our schedule includes more days over a longer period of time than most trainings have in order to give students the opportunity to practice and assimilate what they learn. The result is that when you finish this training, you will already be a highly skilled yoga teacher, ready to teach an inspiring and safe class for your students.

If you would like to receive more information about any of these programs or receive an application, please send me a message.

  “The highest intention of practicing Anusara® yoga is to align with the flow of Grace, to awaken to the truth that our essential nature is part of this divine flow, and to lovingly and joyfully serve this flow.”