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Diversity, Inclusion and Growth

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

Vision

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.

Mission

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

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 be part of this effort to serve our global community in new and better ways.

Public Statement from the Board of Directors-June 23, 2020

Recognize the Sacred in All Beings ~ Unity within Diversity

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.

The School’s Board of Directors, staff and volunteers are feeling the grief and pain of ongoing events happening right now in the United States of America (USA). These troubling incidents have exposed the deep and destructive forces of racism in ways that can no longer be ignored. This is a valuable opportunity for us to go within, take a closer look at ourselves and see where we can help move toward a more unified society. (READ MORE)


Public Statement from the Board of Directors issued on the anniversary of George Floyd’s Death ~ May 3, 2021

Anusara is a global community that heavily relies on Tantric teachings: We are all connected. Our love extends throughout the world. When there is pain, inequality and racism anywhere, it is our obligation to work towards healing, equality, growth, and enlightenment. 

Through our Tantric vision, we learn to stay grounded in our practices amidst grief, anger, pain. As students of yoga, we learn how to move through these challenging times with a commitment of anchoring to those practices. (READ MORE)


Offerings

By offering educational opportunities to learn more about equity in wellness spaces, spiritual bypassing, and inclusive/accessible practices, we hope to reflect our commitment to diversity and equity more consistently in our teaching, branding/marketing, community values, and actions.

For more information and to get involved: Email Board members Jennifer Benning at jennifer.benning@gmail.com or Tezra Bryant at tez@alacrityassociates.com.