We asked some of the faculty of ASHY why they wanted to renew their license. Here is what they had to say. Send in your own reflections in words or video by emailing ASHY today!
“Because this systematic teaching method of hatha yoga is simply the best that I’ve ever come across…I can’t imagine teaching hatha yoga any other way. If I’m going to keep teaching the Anusara way, then I would be inauthentic if I didn’t maintain my licence, pay my dues, and do whatever I can to keep the Anusara school thriving so that more people on this planet can experience the same healing as I have from this disciplined practice.”
Clayton Smith, AY-I, ASHY/CA, Policy and Procedures/ASHY Board of Directors member
“The birth of the new ASHY is a true blessing. As with all gifts, we have a choice whether to receive or not. We have freedom – to hold on to the past or embrace the present while creating our future. AHSY is offering us the opportunity to collectively manifest Anusara as we want it to be – in every aspect. It’s the Year of the Water Snake – let’s shed the skin that we outgrew and emerge as a true kula.”
Deb Payne, AY-I, ASHY/USA regional representative
“Because it’s a time tested and outstanding system AND now we are innovating without abandoning the best of what Anusara offers. Because strong, creative, innovative, and passionate people are asking questions about how we should grow. Renew, Contribute, Grow. Let’s practice community like never before.”
Adam Ballanger, AY-C, ASHY/USA, member Curriculum Team
“We are receiving many request from people in every city around the world asking for teachers to study with. There is a demand for Anusara yoga teachers. The Anusara name still holds a special place in the hearts of yogis around the world. Our magnificent method continues to be revered as being one of the highest standard in our industry.
Karen Claffey, AY-C, ASHY/CA regional representative
“I’m not a licensed teacher yet but I will share why I choose Anusara. I have always thought and felt that Anusara is something beyond a person, beyond a brand, beyond a name… It is a way of living, it is a lifestyle, it is flowing into the current. Anusara philosophy and the Universal Principles of Alignment™ can be experienced in the mat and off of the mat. As a teacher, the main reason I keep learning, practicing, and working toward becoming an Anusara licensed teacher is to share the joy that Anusara brought to my life. I want to plant these seeds in the hearts of people so they can remember their true potential. Being in kula gives us the each the opportunity to reflect other’s potential back to them.”
Gianni Chavez, Future AY -I, ASHY/LA regional representative, Policy and Procedures team member
“I chose to stay licensed and proudly affiliated with the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga because it is a methodology of physical and philosophical practice that, when skillfully embodied, offers tremendously positive growth in the asana practice on the mat as well as the practice of mindful living off the mat. Students from my local area and abroad reach out to me regularly asking how they can study more Anusara. Teachers in other styles of yoga are seeking out Anusara trainings because they respect and value the insights of the Anusuara Yoga methodology. I have taught this style for over 10 years and know its efficacy and elegance first hand.It is an honor to be connected with ASHY and staying steadily and publicly dedicated to this school clearly demonstrates that Anusara is about a body of remarkable teachings and a community of dedicated, studious yogis – rather than a founding figurehead. The way many fearless licensed teachers from all over the world have come together to build this school and to refine it in the future is a powerful example of conscious community. We can become more cohesive, clear and committed to improving and growing after the challenges we’ve faced. That, to me, is yoga/mindfulness in action and I feel lucky to be a part of that kind of profound process.”