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100-hour Anusara Immersion in Berkeley, CA at YogaKula
September 22, 2018 - February 10, 2019
Our Yoga Immersion is for committed and curious yoga students who wish to take their practice to the next level in the company of like-hearted souls. During our 100 hour Immersion we’ll dive deeply into the traditions and practices of yoga, connect with the fullness of ourselves and each other, and harvest the fruits of a dedicated practice.
Participants will receive in-depth instruction in asana performance, biomechanics, alignment, applied anatomy, core yogic texts, various philosophical lineages and traditions, meditation techniques, pranayama, mantra, and yoga therapeutics. Yoga Immersion moves our yoga practice off the mat and deep into our hearts, minds, and spirits, where it can transform our lives in powerful ways.
In the Immersion we will integrate the practices and wisdom from the yoga tradition to our daily lives where they can benefit our families and communities. By first attending the yoga immersion and deepening your practice, you will know if continuing 100 more hours on the Yoga Kula teacher training path is right for you.
Saturdays & Sundays 12pm-7pm
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$1575 before July 15
$1675 after July 15
Payment plans available
$500 deposit required
Siri Peterson is a proud wife and mama, certified Anusara® yoga instructor, E-RYT 500, and a practitioner of yoga for over 25 years. A New York Times recognized dancer and choreographer, Siri’s classes explore the unique relationship between yoga, artistic self-expression and mindful movement. Having healed her own physical injuries through yoga, she loves helping students access their innate healing capacities through optimal alignment. She offers public and private yoga lessons, meditation instruction, coaching, retreats, and yoga teacher trainings in Oakland, Berkeley, and the greater Bay Area. In 2016 she was named one of 100 Trailblazers in Yoga and Ayurveda by Spirituality and Health magazine.
Chrissy Graham has been a student of yoga for 17 years, and is a Certified E-RYT 500 Yoga Instructor. She presently teaches public classes, workshops, Immersions, and Teacher Trainings through out the Bay area, and abroad. Chrissy brings a lighthearted dynamic energy to her classes that blend philosophy, therapeutics, and insightful wisdom from her own life experiences. She finds inspiration from being in natural settings of all kinds, from the mountains to the ocean. Chrissy is also an avid student of nutrition and dietary wellness, she worked for 6 years at Second Nature a health food store, where she mentored under Cheri Jiosne, and Andre Cholmondeley. Chrissy has also ventured into many different forms of meditation and spiritual practices from lineages such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Bon po. www.chrissygraham.com
Saraswati Clere: San Francisco Bay Area filmmaker Saraswati Clere is the founder of Yogakula Productions and owns Yogakula Wellness Center in Berkeley, which attracts thousands of students each year. For the past 20 years Saraswati has trained in the Iyengar and Anusara Yoga method. She has been teaching yoga for 10 years and currently offers teacher training programs. Saraswati has produced a line of educational CDs and DVDs in collaboration with some of the world’s most prominent yoga teachers and scholars. She is the director of the Kula Coworking Hub and offers monthly workshops designed to empower and support entrepreneurs to be successful in business and in life.
In 2011, Saraswati produced Yogawoman, an award-winning documentary narrated by Annette Bening, that features 50 of the world’s leading experts – doctors, researchers, renowned yoga instructors – all empowered, compassionate, inspiring- all women. Since its release yoga woman has screened in 12 countries and has won five film awards.
Suzanne Zuber (RYT 500), European-American yogini and international yoga instructor, has been fortunate to study in-depth asana, anatomy, therapeutics, and the various Yogic traditions and philosophies with world-renowned Hatha and Vinyasa teachers. With Noah Mazé, she earned her 300-hour Yogamazé teaching certificate during a year-long course of study in Berlin, focusing on Iyengar-based alignment Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. She is a graduate of the 200-hour Anusara-based yoga teacher training with Siri Peterson, Chrissy and Kenny Graham, and has further studied with Abby Tucker, Jim Bernaert, and Sianna Sherman. She has taught at various studios in Stockholm, Munich, and the Bay Area, and currently runs a yoga-program for students and teachers at the German International School of Silicon Valley (Berkeley campus).
Yoga classes with Suzanne are upbeat and humorous, challenging and reflective. She likes to interweave ancient myths (with a grain of salt), tapping into timeless universal truths as we explore asanas, pranayama, and meditation on the mat. Suzanne is happiest when her students come out of her class feeling balanced and energized, strong to the core, and well-aligned in body, mind, and spirit.
Read more: suzanneyoga.net
I learned quite a lot about how to describe poses and alignment completely verbally, so that I can watch students while instructing them. We teach much better when we are seeing what’s going on in students’ bodies. I’m grateful for all the suggestions of language to use to get students into poses in a way they will understand. – David
I think it is an awesome training with a supportive community that’s not too judgemental. I like how there are a lot of different topics (alignment, anatomy, philosophy, pranayama, etc.) It’s a very good “sample” of what’s out there. Another note: I think Siri has excellent classroom managements skills! So many different personalities here and it takes a lot of love and patience and intelligence to keep everyone engaged, encouraged and on track! – Tiffany
This training is fabulous in it’s holistic approach, for it weaves together all the aspects of ancient yoga tradition and helps students to apply and integrate them into their own asana practice and their teaching. Integrating why we teach yoga into teaching and also integrated the sacred texts, sutras, mantras, chanting so it’s the whole study of yoga, rather than only focusing on asana practice. – Catherine
The yoga training gives me a lot of knowledge to learn and teach yoga. It makes my practice much deeper and encourages me to share my knowledge with others. I would recommend the training for how serious the teachers are and how much care I have received during the training. – Shanon
On the first day I just knew I was in the right place, at the right time in my life. Siri and Saraswati are experienced, graceful and warm teachers. This program brought together all the elements of a mind body and soul connection for me. I feel very grateful and fortunate for all the amazing speakers. I am even more hungry to learn more and take these tools into my life – Magdalena
Siri and Saraswati have been elegant and fearless leaders with so much knowledge and wisdom and with to share with us. It helps to feel that we can all become the teachers in our own unique way and I’ve felt that in the space all along. I’ve learned so much about alignment and foundation, about my own yoga body and path, the wisdom and philosophy we studied helped me go deeper into my 18-20 year path of total Yoga. Very empowering for life regardless of becoming a teacher. – Jewel
I’m so appreciate of the Anusara principles for providing a structure for learning/teaching asana. Siri and Saraswati are both wonderful teachers. Each shared their wisdom and personal insights with a kind and generous spirit. – Amy
I love the balance between practice and lecture. Enjoyed guest speakers and topics, Ayurveda and anatomy. I love that this has been so much more than the poses. I feel that this has been taught in a spirit and grace – not just one “right” way to do things. I’ve felt cared for as an individual. – Tara
We started teaching other immediately and got used to trying out our skills very early in the training – teaching us a teacher’s point of view. Visiting experts are always interesting and a constant review of the Anusara principles. Good mixture of movement and learning. Partner work and group very helpful to learn and practice and support each other. Anusara is a system that is so right for me in every way and finally meets the other practices I’ve done for many years, to join the asana and compliment all my other practices and life style. My body has changed and mind and attitude. It’s been such a deep, amazing, challenging and beyond journey. It’s been a total life support for it all. – Sarah
The Anusara method is key! All information about how to refine a pose and make it “feel good” by using muscle/organic energy, spirals, etc., is going to eventually make me a great teacher. – Heather
It has been great! The thoroughness of the training has been awesome and I love the Anusara system. This training has empowered me to “know what I already know”. I like the variety of the training. – Leah
The teachers were both so loving and helpful. I’ve made this my yoga home and do worktrade here and attend the many workshops and events that YogaKula spearheads on a regular basis. It makes for such an interesting Kula and lots of variety and fun for make-up hours and more education. – Jewel
TI am so grateful to have found this training at YogaKula with Siri and Saraswati. I have enjoyed rich, comprehensive training by seasoned teacher trainers; changed my own personal yoga practice for the better; gained exposure to high quality yoga-related/healing practices and topics (Ayurveda, TRE, koshas). – Jerri
I think it is an awesome training with a supportive community that’s not too judgmental. I like how there are a lot of different topics, alignment, anatomy, philosophy, and pranayama. – Tiffany