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~ John O'Donohue

Immersions

What is an Anusara Yoga Immersion?

The Anusara Yoga® Immersion is an invitation to deepen your yoga practice on every level. Experience an exciting transformational spiritual, physical and mental journey into the ecstatic core of your own heart. For an average of five days, 30-36 hrs, students are immersed in focused studies of life affirming philosophy underlying the Anusara Yoga tradition, deep physical practice embodying the Universal Principles of Alignment™ and stimulating conversation with other like hearted yogin. (See the curriculum below) Anusara® School of Hatha Yoga™ Immersions are designed for all students of all levels, backgrounds, religions and ages to engage in the experience of your heart, mind and body. You will expand your yoga practice in ways that invite the recognition and engagement of the joyful nature within your self, develop the strength and flexibilty through balanced application of the Universal Principles of Alignment™ in your hatha yoga and share ideas on life with other seekers of Truth. Traditionally in India, the philosophy and theory were given to the students before they were given the practices. Immersions will give you the foundation to spring your physical practices to the next level. You will be immersed in the empowering knowledge of the deeper aspects and fundamental teachings of Yoga, all of which provides the tools to engage your life skillfully from your own experience of that ecstatic place in your heart. The immersion curriculum consists of a three-phase series totaling 100 – 108 hours and designed to offer a comprehensive understanding of Anusara Yoga. Though the immersions are not designed to instruct how to teach, the completion of Immersions 1, 2, and 3 is the first step toward and required for Anusara Yoga Teacher Training. Completion of HeartCore Yoga’s three Immersions and two teacher trainings with additional contact requirements or three teacher trainings qualify you for you to apply for the Anusara Elements ™ teaching license with Anusara School of Hatha yoga and also for the 200 Hour RYT Yoga Alliance teacher certification.

Shakti’nipata anusarena shishyo ‘nugraha arhati

-Kularnava Tantra 14.38

By stepping into the current of Grace, the seeker becomes capable of holding Light – The Kularnava Tantra “Ocean of the Heart” Tantra

Anusara Yoga Immersion w/ BJ Galvan

IMMERSION CURRICULUM

IMMERSION 1 – Path to the Ecstatic Heart Prerequisite: 30 hours of Anusara studies with a currently Anusara Certified or Inspired Instructor or permission from Benita

  • Universal Principles of Alignment™
  • Study and Practice of level 1 syllabus Yoga poses
  • Anusara Method & Tantric Philosophy
  • Core Metaphysical and Cosmological Principles
  • Adhikara (studentship) and Yoga Ethics
  • General Anusara Yoga Anatomy – Skeleton
  • Pranayama and Meditation basics

Required and Recommended Books Master Immersion* Booklet – Anusara School of Hatha Yoga (required) Teacher Training Manual  – Anusara School of Hatha Yoga (recommended) Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain (recommended) Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar (recommended)

Reading and Homework for Part One:

  • Master Immersion booklet – Pages. 1-22, 23-41, Level 1 Syllabus
  • Anusara Yoga Teacher Training Manual – Chapters 2-7, Chapter 10
  • Anatomy of Movement – Chapters 1 and 2
  • Tantra Core Metaphysics – Immersion Manual

IMMERSION 2 – The Illumined Heart Prerequisite: Anusara Immersion Part 1 or permission from Benita

  • Deeper exploration of the UPA’s and Level 1 syllabus
  • Level 2 syllabus poses introduced
  • Historical Overview of 3 main schools of Yoga Philosophy
  • Overview of Yoga Sutras of Patanjali & Astanga Yoga
  • Classic and Tantric perspectives on specific sutras of Patanjali’s Sutras
  • Malas, Kleshas & Bandhas
  • Tantra philosophy, Metaphysics and Cosmology
  • Tattvas – Intro to The Splendor of Recognition
  • Deeper practices of Pranayama & Meditation
  • Yoga Anatomy – Main muscles in Shoulders and Hips, Joints in Arms and Legs

Required and Recommended Books Master Immersion* Booklet – Anusara School of Hatha Yoga (required) Teacher Training Manual  – Anusara School of Hatha Yoga (recommended) Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain (recommended) Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar (recommended)                                                     Yoga Sutras of Patanjali* – any translation (required)

Reading and Homework for Part Two:

  • Master Immersion booklet – Pages 1-22, 23, 23-41, Level 2 Syllabus
  • Teacher Training Manual – Chapters 2-7, Chapter 10
  • Anatomy of Movement – Chapters 6 and 7
  • Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

IMMERSION 3 – Recognition of the Light Prerequisite: Anusara Immersion Parts 1 & 2, or permission from Benita

  • Continued exploration of the UPA’s, Level 1 & 2 syllabus
  • Level 3 syllabus poses introduced
  • Bhagavad Gita, Dharma & Paths of Yoga
  • Chakras, Kundalini and Subtle Energy Body Anatomy
  • Basic Sanskrit of philosophical terms
  • Deeper study of Philosophy & Practice of Yoga Postures
  • Continued Techniques of Pranayama & Meditations
  • Yoga Anatomy – Muscles of the head and neck; Spinal Muscles, Overview of joints, cartilage, ligaments and tendons

Required and Recommended Books Master Immersion* Booklet – Anusara School of Hatha Yoga (required) Teacher Training Manual  – Anusara School of Hatha Yoga (recommended) Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain (recommended) Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar (recommended)                                                     Bhagavad Gita* – Any translation (required)

  Other Materials for all 3 Yoga Immersions

  • Journal, pens and books
  • Water, snacks, mat and sweat towel
  • Your own props if necessary (blocks, blanket & strap)
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