Samudra Shakti Online

The kul-est place to hang out is ONLINE with your Anusara kula. Receive one hour of FREE continuing education. Learn something new! Share your thoughts.

Join us LIVE and ONLINE on the 2nd Sunday of every month at 8 p.m. EST (USA) on a meeting platform called Zoom. The seat of the teacher moves around the internet as Anusara licensed teachers volunteer to present diverse topics.

Note: On the Zoom meeting platform, we have space for 100 log-ins. First to log-in on the day of the event, get the spots. “Doors open” at 7:45 p.m. EST.

Samudra Shakti ONLINE is brought to life by a USA Region volunteer team.

Upcoming Offerings

julia pearring in warrior pose

Open to Grace and Ankle Loop

Sunday, February 9, 2020 @ 8 p.m. EST
Presenter: Julia Pearring, Anusara Certified
Topic: Open to Grace and Ankle Loop- uniting these initiation points to deepen their efficacy.

Julia first presented Ankle Loop as an Open to Grace principle at Samavesha 2016 at Mount Madonna. This additional potential of Ankle Loop has been warmly received each time she has presented it within different communities as it adds a powerful initiation point for stepping into the flow of Grace. Join Julia as we enjoy discussion and explore a refinement to our understanding of the UPAs, specifically within the loops.

Please have a block and a belt handy for the call as we will explore a few methods of initiating Ankle loop during our time together.


jana castellano

Teaching Older Adults

Sunday, March 8, 2020 @ 8 p.m. EST
Presenter: Jana Castellano, Anusara Certified
Topic: Teaching Older Adults

With a passion for teaching older adults, almost exclusively, Jana will share her success with this population as well as how she uses the UPAs to balance, strengthen, and enliven their yoga practice in a Chair and hence in their lives.

Frequently, Seniors are distressed about their health, sense of balance, and their sense of worth in a culture which pretty much ignores them and is impatient to tolerate them. These barriers can be very real, or imagined (samskaras).

Jana is the first Ansuara teacher to earn Certification by submitting her video teaching a Chair Yoga class.

A portion of the presentation includes a demonstration of UPA’s in a chair. When you tune in to Jana’s live presentation, be sure to be prepared to participate in a brief chair yoga practice.


Carmel Calcagno in seated meditation on a beach

Experience Knowledge

Sunday, April 12, 2020 @ 8 p.m. EST
Presenter: Carmel Calcagno, Anusara Certified
Topic: Experience Knowledge

How important is it to share with our students not only our knowledge of Anusara & The Universal Principals of Alignment but also the gift of the experience these principles in our practice offer us?

This is the gift of Anusara.

Carmel’s presentation is based on the tantric philosophy of Nyaya.


What is Samudra Shakti ONLINE?

With Samudra Shakti ONLINE, we continue the collaboration, expand the connection, and deepen the learning of Anusara methodology and philosophy.

Using a video conferencing platform called Zoom, we meet LIVE online the 2nd Sunday of every month for one hour.

The seat of the teacher moves around the internet as Anusara licensed teachers volunteer to present.

Samudra Shakti ONLINE is open to everyone.

Furthermore, you may earn Yoga Alliance CEU’s if the Presenter is a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider).

How did this idea originate?

In Fall 2019, our USA Anusara teachers’ gathering in Estes Park, CO was shakti-filled. With a desire to keep the energy alive, Samudra Shakti ONLINE was born.

USA teachers’ gathering Fall 2019

How do I present?

We are interested in a dynamic and diverse lineup for 2020 from our licensed Anusara teachers. Apply to present today.

What kind of topics may I present?

Any topic related to Anusara methodology and philosophy. Also, feel welcome to lead an Anusara asana practice.

people practicing anusara yoga
Samudra Shakti ONLINE – creative collaboration and connection online