Founded in 1997 by John Friend, Anusara Yoga is a Hatha Yoga system that unifies an elegant system of alignment principles with a non-dual tantric philosophy that is epitomized by celebrating the heart. It is an all inclusive view in which each person is seen as equally divine in every part - body, mind, and spirit. The body and mind are honored as sacred vessels through which the divine radiance of supreme Consciousness can shine.
The poses are considered to be heart-oriented and are expressed from the inside out. We delightfully dance with the flow of supreme Consciousness through each breath and every posture. With our willingness to be aware of all parts of ourselves, light or dark, we say 'yes' to the whole magical spectrum of life.
There is an emphasis on remembering the spiritual purpose of Hatha yoga, which incorporates all the limbs of the ashtanga system and the principles of Bhakti, Jnana, and Karma Yoga. All have the focus on reconnecting with our innate goodness, power, and beauty, and expressing ourselves from that divine place.