“For me it’s not about turning yourself into a pretzel, it's about the way we live our lives. Through the work we do on the mat, we learn about the connection the mind and body have. This helps us see the connection with others around us, and the world as a whole, a long way from what I originally thought yoga was.”
“Yoga doesn’t always have to be serious – in my classes I always try to bring in some fun & there is normally some giggling at points!”
Anusara® is a branch of Hatha yoga that is inspiring and uplifting!
Anusara means “flowing with grace,” both in the physical movement of the body but also spiritually by encouraging us to open up to the flow of life - “going with the flow,” or “following our hearts”.
Anusara classes have a meaningful theme, that sets the intention and attitude of the class, interweaved throughout them. The use of heart qualities to support the theme helps to go deep into the spirit of yoga, inviting us to remember and celebrate that life, in all its glorious forms, is a gift.
The Anusara Universal Principles of Alignment™ give students a blueprint on how to align the body, heart and mind, bringing balance. The principles are used to allow individuals to develop their own unique alignment – it is not a one size fits all model, making the practice suitable for students of all levels.
There are over 250 poses included in Anusara Yoga but there are no set sequences. Anusara classes include grounding breath work, a heart theme, physical practice, meditation and savasana.