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.