Samavesha 2021 Online


(posted October 12, 2021)

We extend a heartfelt thank-you to all the amazing presenters who taught us all so much and to everyone who participated. It was a magical, restorative, inspiring weekend that truly renewed our individual and collective heart.

Starting on November 30, those who purchased a Samavesha ticket will have free access to recordings of the class(es) they attended. (Those who purchased a full event ticket will have free access to all classes.) Those who did not purchase a Samavesha ticket will be able to purchase recordings. Packages by language will be available. More information will be provided in Anusara News.

In the words of Bill Mahony, this year’s Samavesha scholar, “The source meaning of the word ‘kula’ refers to ‘a group, a gathering, a family, a community.’ Drawing on this meaning, we could say that a kula as a community embodies or makes manifest an essence shared by its members. In this sense, members of a kula share similar hearts.”

Questions? Email Aline Franco Flores, the School’s Administrative Associate, at

In gratitude and with a full heart,

Laura Casini (Italy)
Erika Nasi (Italy)
Christopher Palumbo (USA)
Kim Friedman (USA)
Brittany Winans (Yoga Vibes)

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This year’s theme will be Hridaya Navikarana– Renewing the heart.

We will gather to share our love for Anusara yoga, learn from each other, deepen our connection with people we already know and make new friends!

Samavesha Online 2021 will feature:

  • 43 live classes presented from across the world
  • Asana, Alignment and Therapeutic, Meditation, Dharma Talk, Philosophy, Pranayama, Kula Time, Workshops for Teachers.
  • Classes in multiple languages: German, Mandarin, Spanish, Italian, English & Japanese
  • 2 Free Kula Centering Gatherings and a free restorative class
  • Private Facebook Samavesha Online 2021 Group to interact with the community before, during, and after the event.
  • Continuing Education Credits
  • Recordings of all classes (Full Event Ticket only)

Volunteer and attend a session for free

We are recruiting volunteers to proctor/assist each Samavesha sessions. Volunteers can attend the class for free. We are limiting this to 15 assistants to cover all the sessions during Samavesha. 

If you are interested in volunteering and attending that session for free, please contact Christopher Palumbo at

Duties include:

  • opening the Zoom session
  • setting the presenter as host
  • assisting the presenter with audio and visual checks
  • and making sure the presenter’s screen is pinned to be the one recorded

No previous experience is required. We will be holding a training session beforehand.

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We are excited for a weekend of 43 live classes presented from across the world offered in many languages!

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We are very fortunate that William K. Mahony, PhD, will be our resident scholar once again. William — Bill, as he is known by his friends — has been an enthusiastic supporter of Anusara yoga since its beginnings. In coordination with Anusara teachers and teachers in training, and as a scholar of yoga philosophy and a practitioner himself, Bill has lead yoga retreats and workshops in many countries around the world. He is known for his informed, thoughtful and appreciative teaching style that makes yoga philosophy accessible to students at all levels.

Bill has published dozens of articles and books on the philosophies and spiritual sensibilities that stand as foundations of yoga. These include The Artful Universe: An Introduction to the Vedic Religious Imagination and Exquisite Love: Reflections on the spiritual life based on the Nārada Bhakti Sūtras. 

Bill has academic degrees from Williams College, Yale University, and the University of Chicago. Since 1982, Bill has also been a Professor at Davidson College, one of the premier institutions of higher education in the United States. 

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The Anusara School of Hatha Yoga and YogaVibes are excited to partner to offer a wonderful virtual gathering: Samavesha 2021 Online, the Anusara® Yoga Festival! The festival will take place from Friday October 8, to Sunday, October 10.

Samavesha is a well-rounded experience of Anusara Yoga teachings that includes yoga philosophy, therapeutic alignment, Dharma talks, and asana practices that focus on building strength, flexibility, and balance. Samavesha teachings will support you in traveling deep inside to re-discover your innate nature, full of goodness, lightheartedness and joy.

-Classes will be available in multiple languages with Anusara teachers from around the world.

-Classes will be 90 or 120 minutes depending on the topic, with time at the end to connect with teachers and yoga practitioners.

-Your ticket will give you access to live classes.

-Your ticket will also give you access to recorded classes, which will be available for 1 month starting November 30th . This timeframe will give YogaVibes time to upload the recordings to their platform.

A Word about the Theme: Hridaya Navikarana–Renewing the Heart

Samavesha, Anusara® Yoga’s annual international festival is a place to reconnect with yourself and with other yoga practitioners from all around the world. During the pandemic, our Heart may have felt fatigued, saddened, tender. The more we return to normality, the more the Heart is coming back to life again. The theme also implies that we are in this process together and are moving forward together. We are in a poignant time–one of pain and hope. Anusara’s heart-centered perspectives and practices inspire, support and nourish this renewal of the heart.

Come join the beautiful expression of Anusara Yoga teachings during Samavesha 2021! Enjoy the refined philosophy, the efficacy of Anusara’s Universal Principles of Alignment™, and the sweetness of a tight and vibrant worldwide community. Renewing your Heart with ease and joy.

Questions? Email