Diversity Inclusion and Growth

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Our School is committed to celebrating and expanding our diversity, strengthening our dedication to inclusion, and continually growing.

The Anusara School of Hatha Yoga’s roots lie in the highest value of Yoga: recognizing the sacred in every being and in every life. The School sees the unifying and valuable essence at the core of every heart and life among different nationalities, skin colors, genders, sexual orientation, body types and cultures. We are called to protect and expand this essence in our method through our teachers.


To dig down to the roots of separation from within ourselves and within the industry of yoga through education.


Creating workshops about equity in wellness spaces, spiritual bypassing, and inclusive/accessible practices will ensure we are reflecting on our teaching, branding/marketing, and community values.

This committee will also work on ways to collaborate with more communities to ensure the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga is of service and constantly growing unity within diversity.

We are committed to digging deep into our shadow, to questioning what we have normalized, and to building a capacity to sit with discomfort.

Through this excavation we will grow together toward the light of truth, love, and wholeness. We invite you to connect and join with us as this new committee grows in our mission to serve our global community.

Committee Members:

Jennifer Benning, Virginia, U.S.A.
Tezra Bryant, New York, U.S.A.
Kelly Grace, Saudi Arabia
E.J. Merlin, California, U.S.A.
Crystal Kelly, California, U.S.A.
Ashley Sherburne, Montana, U.S.A.