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Yoga part 1 with Anusara Yogi Bridget Woods Kramer 15 min daily practice
Yoga part 1 with Anusara Yogi Bridget Woods Kramer 15 min daily practice
Published: 2010/03/17
Channel: omshop
Anusara Yoga: Discover This Modern School of Hatha Yoga
Anusara Yoga: Discover This Modern School of Hatha Yoga
Published: 2011/09/15
Channel: WatchMojo.com
Complete Anusara Yoga Class with Marie Lumholtz
Complete Anusara Yoga Class with Marie Lumholtz
Published: 2009/11/12
Channel: David Rothstein
Anusara® Yoga - Offerings
Anusara® Yoga - Offerings
Published: 2017/11/08
Channel: Anusara Yoga
Anusara® Yoga Drop Back Assists
Anusara® Yoga Drop Back Assists
Published: 2017/09/14
Channel: Anusara Yoga
What is Anusara Yoga?
What is Anusara Yoga?
Published: 2011/12/02
Channel: YogaVibes
Yoga Style: Anusara Yoga - Let
Yoga Style: Anusara Yoga - Let's GOA with Elena Brower
Published: 2010/03/10
Channel: Anita Goa
John Friend : Anusara Yoga
John Friend : Anusara Yoga
Published: 2010/10/22
Channel: Wanderlust
Namaskar Anusara Yoga Sequence - Barbra Noh Yoga
Namaskar Anusara Yoga Sequence - Barbra Noh Yoga
Published: 2010/03/02
Channel: barbranohyoga
Anusara® Yoga Values
Anusara® Yoga Values
Published: 2017/11/08
Channel: Anusara Yoga
Anusara w/ Bridget Woods Kramer - Bali retreat 2009
Anusara w/ Bridget Woods Kramer - Bali retreat 2009
Published: 2009/02/18
Channel: omshop
Anusara® Yoga in China
Anusara® Yoga in China
Published: 2017/11/08
Channel: Anusara Yoga
Mark Lundbeck - Anusara Yoga
Mark Lundbeck - Anusara Yoga
Published: 2015/09/22
Channel: Mark Lundbeck
Anusara® Yoga - Supporting a Handstand
Anusara® Yoga - Supporting a Handstand
Published: 2017/09/15
Channel: Anusara Yoga
Anusara Inspired Yoga with Jock
Anusara Inspired Yoga with Jock
Published: 2014/03/29
Channel: Gemma Ford - Love Yoga Online
One Hand Handstand
One Hand Handstand
Published: 2017/09/19
Channel: Anusara Yoga
Intermediate Level Anusara Inspired Class
Intermediate Level Anusara Inspired Class
Published: 2014/03/29
Channel: Gemma Ford - Love Yoga Online
Ardha Chandrasana Variations
Ardha Chandrasana Variations
Published: 2015/10/04
Channel: Anusara Yoga
Yoga part 2 with Anusara Yogi Bridget Woods Kramer 15 min daily practice
Yoga part 2 with Anusara Yogi Bridget Woods Kramer 15 min daily practice
Published: 2010/05/08
Channel: omshop
Wide Leg Handstand Assist
Wide Leg Handstand Assist
Published: 2017/09/16
Channel: Anusara Yoga
YOGA LoveFEST - Todd Tesen - Anusara Yoga Class
YOGA LoveFEST - Todd Tesen - Anusara Yoga Class
Published: 2009/04/19
Channel: GarudanandaGreece
anusara yoga asana demonstartion by John Friend
anusara yoga asana demonstartion by John Friend
Published: 2007/08/11
Channel: Susan Rhoades
Anusara Yoga with Jeanie Manchester in Boulder, Colorado
Anusara Yoga with Jeanie Manchester in Boulder, Colorado
Published: 2011/02/01
Channel: Jeanie Manchester
The Truth about Dropbacks - Barbra Noh Yoga (Anusara Yoga Teacher)
The Truth about Dropbacks - Barbra Noh Yoga (Anusara Yoga Teacher)
Published: 2014/11/05
Channel: barbranohyoga
The Story of Yoga in Encinitas, by John Friend and Anusara yoga
The Story of Yoga in Encinitas, by John Friend and Anusara yoga
Published: 2011/04/24
Channel: SaegerMediaGroup
How to Meditate In Anusara Yoga
How to Meditate In Anusara Yoga
Published: 2009/07/29
Channel: LIVESTRONG.COM
Anusara Inspired Surya Namaskar by Peewee
Anusara Inspired Surya Namaskar by Peewee
Published: 2008/11/03
Channel: dancepeeweedance
Anusara® Invocation - Kirtan
Anusara® Invocation - Kirtan
Published: 2017/09/19
Channel: Anusara Yoga
Anusara Yoga Grand Gathering 3
Anusara Yoga Grand Gathering 3
Published: 2009/04/30
Channel: totalfitnessdvds
hatha yoga anusara 2017
hatha yoga anusara 2017
Published: 2017/07/08
Channel: Владимир Фетисов
John Friend - Men demonstrate Pigeon Pose - Anusara Yoga Bogota, Colombia
John Friend - Men demonstrate Pigeon Pose - Anusara Yoga Bogota, Colombia
Published: 2010/02/19
Channel: sweetlaurakay
Anusara FILM Trailer
Anusara FILM Trailer
Published: 2010/09/10
Channel: Indievillage
Anusara-Inner Spiral
Anusara-Inner Spiral
Published: 2011/07/06
Channel: Wei Chang
Living-Yoga.com - Sneak Peak at one of Ashley Fiala
Living-Yoga.com - Sneak Peak at one of Ashley Fiala's Anusara Classes
Published: 2009/11/22
Channel: LivingYogaCenter
The Kidney Loop in Anusara Yoga
The Kidney Loop in Anusara Yoga
Published: 2015/06/16
Channel: LIVESTRONG.COM
Taller de Anusara Yoga - B.J. Galván.
Taller de Anusara Yoga - B.J. Galván.
Published: 2009/10/12
Channel: KarlaNovy
How to Do Anusara Poses
How to Do Anusara Poses
Published: 2009/07/29
Channel: LIVESTRONG.COM
Anusara Style Home Practice Yoga Sequence Part 3
Anusara Style Home Practice Yoga Sequence Part 3
Published: 2014/07/30
Channel: Stephanie Rodigas
Anusara Yoga 100-hr Immersion Training w/ Jeannine Plaiche
Anusara Yoga 100-hr Immersion Training w/ Jeannine Plaiche
Published: 2017/04/17
Channel: Jeannine Plaiche
Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher Christina Sell Introduces the 3rd Spiral of Anusara Yoga
Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher Christina Sell Introduces the 3rd Spiral of Anusara Yoga
Published: 2011/07/17
Channel: Christina Sell Yoga
Travel Yoga, an Anusara Yoga Sequence
Travel Yoga, an Anusara Yoga Sequence
Published: 2012/07/02
Channel: Ekhart Yoga
Anusara-Loops
Anusara-Loops
Published: 2011/07/06
Channel: Wei Chang
Desirée Rumbaugh, Anusara Yoga Workshop, Pueblo, Colorado
Desirée Rumbaugh, Anusara Yoga Workshop, Pueblo, Colorado
Published: 2008/02/10
Channel: Churchladie
Anusara Yoga Teachers Darren Rhodes and Christina Sell Team Teaching
Anusara Yoga Teachers Darren Rhodes and Christina Sell Team Teaching
Published: 2010/08/27
Channel: Christina Sell Yoga
Anusara Yoga Grand Gathering 1
Anusara Yoga Grand Gathering 1
Published: 2009/04/29
Channel: totalfitnessdvds
Anusara Yoga with Anusara Inspired Yoga Teacher Nefeli Makr
Anusara Yoga with Anusara Inspired Yoga Teacher Nefeli Makr
Published: 2014/11/26
Channel: Nefeli Makri Yogalife
Anusara® Yoga by Barbra Noh
Anusara® Yoga by Barbra Noh
Published: 2013/02/22
Channel: YOGIFILMS - yoga videos for yoga teachers
Intermediate Level Anusara Inspired Class
Intermediate Level Anusara Inspired Class
Published: 2015/05/14
Channel: Lime House Yoga Studio
Christina Sell teaches G
Christina Sell teaches G'Nell Smith Scorpion at an Anusara Yoga Practice in Austin, Texas.
Published: 2009/11/30
Channel: Christina Sell Yoga
Anusara Yoga
Anusara Yoga's John Friend Giving a Special Talk at Bikram's 2009 Yoga Championships - part one
Published: 2009/12/18
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ASHY
Anusara yoga
Founder John Friend
Established 1997
Practice emphases
alignment, "heart opening" postures and the spiritual and meditative aspects of hatha yoga
Related schools
Iyengar Yoga

Anusara School of Hatha Yoga, also known as Anusara Yoga, is the successor of a modern school of hatha yoga originally started by American-born yoga teacher John Friend in 1997. Friend derived his style from the Iyengar style of yoga and reintroduced elements of Hindu spirituality into a more health-oriented Western approach to Yoga.

The Anusara style emphasizes a set of Universal Principles of Alignment which underlie all of the physical asanas and are connected to philosophical aspects of the practice. The school's ideology is "grounded in a Tantric philosophy of intrinsic goodness".[1] The term "Anusara (a-nu-sar-a), means 'flowing with Grace,' 'flowing with Nature' and 'following your heart,'" as interpreted from the Sanskrit anusāra (अनुसर), meaning "custom, usage, natural state or condition".

Instructors who are certified to teach Anusara are exclusively associated with the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga, formed in 2012, after John Friend and Anusara Inc. were embroiled in a scandal that resulted in Friend's stepping down from his role in Anusara.[2] Friend transferred all rights to the name “Anusara” to the newly formed school and dissolved Anusara, Inc.

The Anusara School of Hatha Yoga (ASHY) became a non-profit corporation in 2017 and is now recognized as a 501(c)(3) by the United States Internal Revenue Service. It now has over 800 teachers worldwide. [3] ASHY’s Vision is "To foster a unified community that inspires and supports all practitioners of Anusara yoga from local to global" and its Mission is "To provide the structure that promotes and sustains the growth of Anusara yoga’s philosophy and methodology."

Founder[edit]

John Friend ringing a bell to start a workshop in Anusara School of Hatha Yoga in Copenhagen, June 2010.

John Friend (born May 30, 1959)[4] started practicing yoga postures as shown in the book Integral Yoga Hatha by Swami Satchidananda at age 13. He lived in Ohio until 19 years old, and then moved to Texas. Before becoming a yoga teacher, Friend worked as a financial analyst until he quit in 1986 to teach yoga full-time. In the years following he traveled to California to study with Judith Lasater, and began to focus on Iyengar yoga. Friend was a popular teacher in the Iyengar style and, during the 1990s, served on the board of the Iyengar Yoga Organization for four years before leaving to found Anusara, Inc. in 1997.[5][4] Since 2012, Friend has no role in Anusara nor the training and certifying of teachers in the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga.

2012 scandal and exit from Anusara[edit]

In February 2012 an anonymous author published online accusations against Friend.[6][7] The allegations accused Friend of being associated with a Wiccan coven made up of Anusara teachers and employees, and that Friend engaged in sexual relations with women in the coven, several of whom were married. Friend was also accused of de-funding employees' benefits plans without notifying them, and for arranging delivery of marijuana shipped for his own use to Anusara's main office.[7] [8][9] Friend soon announced his resignation as officer and director of the Anusara Inc. [7] In September 2012, Friend returned to teaching a set hatha yoga sequence of 108 asanas called "The Roots" based on Anusara's Universal Principles of Alignment.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Principles of Anusara yoga philosophy
  2. ^ Mom, Chicago. "John Friend Steps Down as Anusara Yoga Leader". ChicagoMom. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Anusara Yoga site[1]
  4. ^ a b "About John Friend". 
  5. ^ Swartz, Mimi (July 21, 2010). "The Yoga Mogul (NY Times)". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ Dork, Yoga. "John Friend, Head of Anusara: The Accusations". YogaDork. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c Roig-Franzia, Manuel (29 March 2012). "Scandal contorts future of John Friend, Anusara yoga". Washington Post. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  8. ^ Dork, Yoga. "Anusara Exodus Continues: Amy Ippoliti Latest Teacher to Publicly Resign". Yogadork. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  9. ^ Dork, Yoga. "Update: More Anusara Teacher Reactions; Noah Maze, Bernadette Birney and Others Continue Wave of resignations". YogaDork. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  10. ^ Friend, John. "The Roots Practice". John Friend Inc. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 

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