2019 USA Teachers Gathering
Sunday, September 15
to Wednesday, September 18
Estes Park, CO
Converge in the Rockies
With open arms, we welcome all USA licensed Anusara teachers. Our first USA teachers’ gathering is designed specifically for teachers with the following designations:
- Certified Anusara
- Anusara Inspired
- Anusara Elements.
Furthermore, we fully welcome formerly licensed Anusara teachers as well as individuals aspiring to become Anusara teachers.
Samudra Shakti EVENT LOCATION
Join us in the scenic beauty of the Colorado Rocky Mountains at the spectacular Estes Park YMCA to re-gather (Samudra), re-charge and increase our creative energy (Shakti).
Our unique teachers’ gathering is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to collaborate and co-create.
Watch this video of our event location.
Samudra Shakti EVENT ESSENCE
We are only as awakened as the company we keep.
Shiva as a singular totality, is entirely concealed in the diversity and plurality of being. As we make the paradigm-shift to an entirely teacher-run and teacher-held global yoga community, we recognize that we are as realized as we are a connected collective.
Samudra Shakti acknowledges that the seat of the teacher must move around the room, must continually shift, to those who take up their own gifts, who show cultivation and whose self-empowerment invites the seat of the community.
This much more woven notion, where the hierarchy shifts authority to the community, requires new skills and a deeper involvement as we regard ourselves as holders of the immensely sophisticated system of Anusara Yoga.
Samudra Shakti is calling all licensed teachers to carry our mastery attained from our commitment to studentship, into the space of this gathering. By covering subjects from practice and teaching skills to professional development and beyond, Samudra Shakti is the weaving of our talents and gifts as a collective authority. Bring your passion, raise your voice and connect with the kula of the heart.
Samudra Shakti EVENT DETAILS
Get ready for an event that welcomes all of our USA teachers and features many unique voices as leaders of our interactive learning and growing sessions. Our gathering includes:
- Group asana practices
- Formal programming sessions
- Break-out sessions
- Collaborative sessions
- Community bonding
- Free time recreational activities
- Kirtan and African dance.
Recognizing that Samudra emphasizes becoming our genuine authenticity through the teachings of Tantra and Anusara while in the support of our teaching colleagues and our like-minded community, the overall Bhava of our time together will allow us to
- Be playful and have fun
- Feel warm, comfortable, and celebratory
- Offer time to network and hang out
- Re-inspire, re-motivate, revive and resurrect.
Samudra Shakti EVENT TOPICS
We sent out a survey in December 2018. Based on your response, in addition to group asana practice and meditation, here’s the initial plan for our event topics line up. We will continue to post updates on the incredible event programming we are planning for you.
- Creative Asana Sequencing
- Marketing through Technology and Social Media
- Philosophy Discussion
- Anatomy and Fascial Connections
- Connecting to my Community
- Yoga Therapy
- Hard-Core Alignment
- Speaking my Value and Worth
- 300 Hour Teacher Training Revealed
- Compassionate Communication
- How to Grow Me and my Teaching
Samudra Shakti EVENT COST
We have affordably priced our stellar event so you may join us in shri-filled Estes Park!
You will need 4 things to join us.
- An Event Ticket – We have great price options for you! Of course, the sooner you buy your ticket, the more you save! Please know when you buy your event ticket, booking goes through your Anusara account with Mind Body Online (MBO). Be sure to log-in using your licensed teacher information (username and password). Do not create a new Mind Body Online account.
- Lodging and Meals – We hope you’ll book a room with us at the Estes Park YMCA. Meals are included in the room rate. Please know when you purchase your lodging, booking goes through your Anusara account with Mind Body Online (MBO). Be sure to log-in using your licensed teacher information (username and password). Do not create a new Mind Body Online account. If you choose to explore lodging off-site, please know that the Estes Park YMCA charges a $25 per day rate to come onto the campus to participate. This would increase your event cost by $100. Our emphasis for this gathering is super strong on community. We are encouraging everyone to stay together on the YMCA campus.
- Travel to Estes Park, CO – Book your travel independently. Either fly into to Denver, Colorado or drive to Estes Park. We’ve launched a Facebook Event Page where you can chat with others about our event. And, you may use it to help you coordinate transportation from the Denver airport to Estes Park, if needed.
- A great attitude and an open heart. We are so psyched about this event and are breaking a few paradigms in event programming. Get ready for something a bit different!
Samudra Shakti EVENT TICKET PRICES
$285 – Bargain Deal
Offer good until July 5, 2019
Do not pass up this ticket price! Just think… for under $300, you’ll be in the Rocky Mountains with like-hearted people practicing, learning, sharing and talking about what you love. Don’t hesitate!
For an efficient ticket purchase, be sure to have handy your username and password for your account with Anusara /Mind Body Online (MBO). This is the same username / password that you created to renew your Anusara licensing in December 2018/January 2019. Do not create a new account.
$375 – Full Fare
Offer remains good until seconds before our event begins on Sunday, September 15, 2019. We totally get that sometimes we just aren’t sure if things are going to work out with the rest of life, and you needed to jump in with both feet closer to “go time.” We’re super glad it worked out and that you’ll be joining us! Yeeehawwww!
Event Ticket Cancellation Policy
Early Bird Risk Takers $250 event ticket is non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, your $250 becomes a donation to our non-profit global yoga school.
Both the $285 Bargain Deal and the $375 Full Fare event tickets have the following cancellation policy:
• before 7/10/19, 70% of the event ticket price will be refunded;
• after 7/10/19 40% of the event ticket price will be refunded;
• no refunds after September 8, 2019.
Samudra Shakti LODGING + MEALS
We have reserved a block of affordable rooms at Wind River Lodge.
Each room comes with 2 queen beds plus an optional floor futon, a bathroom, and a private balcony with a stunning view of the surrounding Rockies.
Our lodging deal includes meals in the dining hall for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Included meals begin with dinner on Sunday, 9/15 through breakfast on Wednesday, 9/18.
Rooms may sell out. Reserve your room today!
Note: if you reserve your room after August 1st, you will be charged an additional non-refundable $75 for an administrative late booking fee.
Our incredibly affordable lodging options include:
- Single Rooms
- Shared Doubles
- Shared Triples and Quads.
So grab a yoga buddy and join us!
You are welcome to stay off-site, yet the rates are so reasonable, we really hope you’ll join us in Wind River Lodge on the Estes Park YMCA campus.
If you choose to explore lodging off-site, please know that the Estes Park YMCA charges a $25 per day rate to come onto the campus to participate. This would increase your event cost by $100 if you stayed off-site.
Our emphasis for this gathering is super strong on community. We are encouraging everyone to stay together on the YMCA campus.
Register early to get the best rooms in Wind River Lodge where Anusara has reserved space.
Samudra Shakti ROOMS + RATES
Each room has 2 queen beds that can sleep 2 people in each bed. As well, each room has an optional floor futon and a bathroom. Remember, your room rate includes meals which is an awesome deal!
For booking your room, be sure to have handy your username and password for your account with Anusara /Mind Body Online (MBO). This is the same username / password that you created to renew your licensing in December 2018/January 2019. Do not create a new account.
Rooms may sell out. Reserve your room today!
Note: if you reserve your room after August 1st, you will be charged an additional $75 for an administrative late booking fee.
$630 (3 nights + 8 meals)
$389 per person (3 nights + 8 meals)
When you reserve your shared double, please indicate your room mate.
If you do not have a room mate, one will be assigned.
$308 per person (3 nights + 8 meals)
When you reserve your shared triple, please indicate your other 2 room mates.
If you do not indicate 2 room mates, ones will be assigned.
This option means you share a bed or your third person sleeps on a floor futon.
$274 per person (3 nights + 8 meals)
When you reserve your shared quad, please indicate your other 3 room mates.
If you do not indicate 3 room mates, ones will be assigned.
This option means you share a bed. And one roommate may sleep on a floor futon.
Lodging Cancellation Policy
If you cancel before 7/10/19, one night is non-refundable. If you cancel after 7/10/19, 2 nights are non-refundable. After September 8, 2019, no refunds.
Let’s stay connected!
Use our event hashtag to help create awareness and build community!
Our Planning TEAM
Our Samudra Shakti 2019 USA Teachers Gathering is created with love and a lot of volunteer hours. Say hello to your planning committee!
- Lisa Long, Certified Anusara, FL
- Deb Payne, Certified Anusara, AZ
- Kim Friedman, Certified Anusara, VT
- Madhuri Martin, Certified Anusara, CO
Frequently Asked QUESTIONS
I want to teach at Samudra Shakti. How do I apply? We are so glad that you are interested in Samudra Shakti! Our application deadline was March 25, 2019. Notification of acceptance to all applicants will be by April 25th.
I have a roommate request. What’s the best way to let you know we want to room together? For now, please send roommate requests to Madhuri Martin. Thank you for your patience as we implement new technology and processes for Anusara.
I want to look for offsite lodging like an AirBnB. Will I save money with that choice? You may save money. Yet, considering your lodging includes all your meals, it’s hard to imagine how you can beat the YMCA deal. All rooms are spacious, mountain rustic, hotel-style with two queen beds, a private full bath and a private balcony with spectacular views. Samudra Shakti will emphasize our confluence (Samudra), our coming together to build a strong, passionate community of Anusara teachers. The conference has a lot of scheduled, “community time.” The connections are built by staying on site, networking, mingling, creating relationships and co-participation. This is the reason we are coming together. ASHY has booked one lodge to hold our entire community. We strongly encourage you to enjoy your room and board with us at the Estes Park YMCA! Furthermore, please know that the Estes Park YMCA charges a $25 day rate fee. Our gathering is 4 days (Sunday – Wednesday). Your choice to stay off-site would increase your costs by $100.
What is Samudra Shakti’s schedule so I can arrange my travel?
SUNDAY September 15th
Registration: 2 – 6 pm.
Dinner: 6 pm
Check-in to room; 6 pm
Presenter’s and volunteer’s meeting: 7 pm
Meet and Greet Campfire: 8 pm
WEDNESDAY September 18th
Morning Meditation: 7am
Formal Programming: 9:30-11:15am
WOW! Estes Park? I’d like to make this a vacation and stay extra nights! How do I do this? Additional nights prior to or after the event must be booked directly through the YMCA. Call 1-888-613-9622. They are aware of our group and will work with us as much as possible to avoid a room switch for anyone wanting to extend their stay.
How do I get to Estes Park once I arrive in Denver? There is direct, round-trip shuttle service from Denver International Airport to the YMCA in Estes Park. You may reserve the shuttle on-line. Or connect with friends for carpooling by posting on our Facebook event page.
I’m working on it, yet I am not a licensed Anusara teacher so I do not have an MBO account with Anusara. How do I register? When you click the button to purchase your Event Ticket, just set up an account as a “New User” with Mind Body Online for Anusara. Be sure to use the same new account information that created (user name and password) for purchasing your lodging, too. That way, we will be able to keep track of you in the software system for our event.
What is the cancellation policy if I have an unforeseen complication? You will have to cancel both your event ticket and your lodging.
Lodging – Before 7/10/19, 2 nights will be refunded. After 7/10/19 1 night will be refunded. If you booked lodging after August 1, 2019, your $75 administrative fee for a late booking is non-refundable. No refunds after September 8, 2019.
Event Ticket – For the $285 and $375 tickets, before 7/10/19, 70% of ticket price will be refunded; after 7/10/19 40% will be refunded. If you purchased a $250 Early Bird Risk Takers event ticket, it is non-refundable and becomes a donation to our non-profit global yoga school. No refunds after September 8, 2019.
I want to volunteer to help out! How can I let you know? Wow! Thanks and YES! We can use a few extra hands, both prior to our gathering and once we are on-site. Please get in touch with Madhuri Martin to add your name to our list of volunteers.
When should I register by? Is there a possibility of Samudra Shakti selling-out? Our advice, register early. Just 2 days after our first email announcement, the response was awesome! This will be a fantastic gathering. Yes, Samudra Shakti will sell out. Please register as soon as possible.
I have more questions. Who do I contact? If you have additional questions about Samudra Shakti, please send a note to Madhuri Martin, our Committee Chairperson and Event Host.
See you in Estes Park in September 2019!