Samudra Shakti Presenter

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Call for Presenters
#SamudraShakti
2019 USA Teachers Gathering

Sunday, September 15
to Wednesday, September 18
Estes Park, CO

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Application Deadline Monday, March 25

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Share your expertise and passion with our USA kula.

Thank you for your interest.

Welcome to Samudra Shakti a gathering focused entirely on YOU, our licensed Ansuara teachers – the heart of the Anusara community in the USA.  For details on our Samudra Shakti gathering, feel welcome to visit the event webpage.

Our Samudra Shakti gathering will:

  • Offer workshops for Anusara teachers based on the needs expressed most often by our Anusara teachers.
  • Spark participants to build powerful connections within our USA Anusara community.
  • Provide skills and pathways for professional development as Anusara teachers regionally, nationally, and within our global non-profit yoga school.
  • Establish a regional support system of buddy teachers and studios to keep us connected and inspired.
  • Provide a forum to celebrate, inspire, connect and communicate while pushing our collective heart even more firmly into the teachings of Anusara.

A New Model

Anusara yoga, well known for its’ paradigm-shifting principles and presence, has again rocked paradigms by making the shift to an entirely teacher-run and teacher-held global community. This new model requires new skills and a deeper involvement among Anusara teachers. It also demands that we dive deeper into the responsibilities and teachings of this immensely sophisticated yoga system.

To this end, Samudra Shakti will depend on the active participation of many teachers as presenters, facilitators, and volunteers.

In keeping with the School’s core values and its participatory approach to governing and managing daily operations, the Planning Committee is seeking a diversity of teachers to present, lead and facilitate classes, workshops and sessions.

A Fresh Approach to Anusara Gatherings

Samudra Shakti is structured around the insights of an “Open Space” conference model. In addition to several traditional-style workshops led by one teacher, some sessions will have 4-5 facilitators speaking to the group on their particular area of expertise within a broader subject.

For example, in our “Marketing My Yoga Through Technology, Social Media and Beyond” sessions, if Facilitators with knowledge apply, we hope to have experts in the following areas of interest:

  • Social media
  • Podcasts
  • Video production
  • Writing articles and blogs
  • Publishing your book
  • Teaching at national conferences
  • How to package classes and workshops
  • Studio owners marketing
  • Community events and partnerships.

Participants have a choice to attend a few, or all of their areas of interest, stay for the entire presentation, or leave and hit-up another Open Space that fits their needs. Those moving from interest area to interest area are referred to as “bees” as they “pollinate” the areas with fresh ideas and discussions from what they have learned.

An Open Space model requires active participation from our community.  So, if you have an expertise or knowledge in a subject area, please apply to Facilitate an Open Space topic. Your wisdom is valuable.

Presenters, Teachers, Facilitators, and Volunteers

We want to hear your voice. We firmly believe you have something valuable to offer. And together, we will co-create something quite spectacular.

Overview

The Samudra Shakti Planning Committee seeks approximately 55 individuals who will teach and/or facilitate various aspects of our 4 day gathering.

  • Presenters Individuals with an expertise in an area who will lead/teach a workshop/session on a particular topic
  • Teachers Individuals who will lead an asana or meditation practice
  • Facilitators Individuals with mastery in a particular area who will present a topic interest area and facilitate a group discussion in an “Open Space” presentation (OS).
  • Volunteers Individuals who will lead fun activities during free time and help support the event process including onsite registration.

Minimum Requirements for Presenters, Teachers and Facilitators

To be considered for a leadership role at Samudra Shakti, applicants are required to be a

  • Licensed Anusara teacher, Subject Matter Specialist, or on the path to licensing with a recommendation from your mentor;
  • Registered Participant in Samudra Shakti. In order to be Registered Participant, you must purchase an event ticket;
  • and have submitted a completed application form by Monday, March 25.

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Application Deadline Monday, March 25

Details Workshop Presenter

A workshop Presenter will prepare a 1.5 hour topic to share with participants. We seek workshop proposals for the following topics:

  • Anatomy and Fascial Connections
  • Adjustments
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Anusara Alignment Principles
  • Sequencing
  • Tantric Philosophy
  • Kirtan

When submitting your application to be a Workshop Presenter, please be sure to include either an outline or written plan for your workshop so we have an understanding of your proposed offering.Payment for a presenter will be $100 per session. To be considered as a Workshop Presenter, you must purchase an Event Ticket.

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Application Deadline Monday, March 25

Details Teacher

A teacher will lead group practices. Payment for a teacher will be $100 for 1. 5 hours and $75 for 1 hour.As well, to be considered as a Teacher, you must purchase an Event Ticket. Teachers are needed for the following:

  • Anusara Asana Practice
  • Meditation

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Application Deadline Monday, March 25

 

Details Open Space Facilitator

Open Space (OS) is a revolutionary programming idea where we collectively come together to expand our knowledge of a topic by dividing into smaller interest areas led by a team of Facilitators. Open Space is very different from a Workshop Presentation. Facilitators do not prepare a class plan or agenda for the offering. Rather, as an expert on a topic, a Facilitator leads discussion of ideas.

Since Open Space is a new idea for our gatherings, we will provide additional support and understanding prior to our event in September to help you understand your role as an Open Space (OS) Facilitator.

Each Open Space topic will have a maximum of (5) facilitators and each individual Facilitator will be paid $50. As well, to be considered as a Facilitator, you must purchase an Event Ticket.

  •  Yoga Marketing/Open Space – Have you brought a book to life? Created online videos for distribution? Are you a social media or internet marketing whiz? Do you have a talent for blogging or podcasts? Have you taught sold out retreats or taught at national/international festivals? Are you able and willing to facilitate a group dynamic any of these topics? Apply to to offer your talents to Facilitate. On-site, in Estes Park, you will work with a team of up to (5) co-facilitators to lead this session.
  • Tantric Philosophy/Open Space – Are you passionate about philosophy? Have you studied ancient texts? Do you enjoy discussing and sharing the root of our teaching with others?  Apply to to offer your talents to Facilitate. On-site, in Estes Park, you will work with a team of up to (5) co-facilitators to lead this session.
  • Continuing Our Study and Practice/Open Space – Have you pulled yourself out of a personal rut? Have your re-inspired your personal practice and self study? Do you have tips and tactics to share? Apply to to offer your talents to Facilitate. On-site, in Estes Park, you will work with a team of up to (5) co-facilitators to lead this session.
  • Anusara Today and Vision for our Future/Open Space – Are you familiar with Anusara’s paradigm-shifting influence? Do you see the role Anusara can play in the greater yoga community? Are you inspired to see Anusara as a source of national influence and are passionate about sharing your vision with the collective community? Apply to offer your talents to Facilitate. On-site, in Estes Park, you will work with a team of up to (5) co-facilitators to lead this session.

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Application Deadline Monday, March 25

Details Kirtan Leader

We discovered at Samavesha 2017 in Italy, the power of one of our Ansuara teachers leading Kirtan. We are looking for a Kirtan leader to put together a “make shift” band, and, with one rehearsal during a break, lead our community in an organic yet joy-filled and unforgettable connection through song. Does this sound interesting to you?  If so, apply to lead us in Kirtan. As well, to be considered for Kirtan leader, you must purchase an Event Ticket.

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Application Deadline Monday, March 25

Details Volunteers

Volunteers/Play Time –  We are also seeking volunteers for Community-centered creativity and play during our afternoon and evening breaks. If any of these topics interest you, please let us know. Volunteers are unpaid positions. You must purchase an Event Ticket. Please fill out the application form to serve as a volunteer so we may know a bit more about you.

  • Writing and Poetry
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Team play in volleyball, basketball, mini golf and more
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Walking Meditation in Nature
  • Story-Telling

Volunteers/Registration + Logistics – Every Anusara event needs a group of volunteers who help welcome participants, field questions, and provide support.  If this is your talent, please let us know.  Volunteers are unpaid positions. You must purchase an Event Ticket. Please fill out the application form to serve as a volunteer so we may know a bit more about you.

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Application Deadline Monday, March 25

Details Payment

In addition to being a phenomenal personal and professional development experience for participants, Samudra Shakti is also designed to be a model fundraiser for Anusara to help support administrative costs to run our non-profit global yoga school.

The administrative foundation of curriculum, website management, outreach, marketing, newsletter and all other aspects necessary to run our non-profit global yoga school, needs our financial support.

As well, we chose to divide the budget for teaching fees among a larger population of diverse voices versus a handful of teachers.

Therefore, to honor our event budget,  we set teaching fees that are commensurate with class rates that many of us enjoy at our local venues.

  • Workshop Presenter 1.5 hours = $100
  • Asana Teacher 1.5 hours = $100
  • Asana / Meditation Teacher 1 hour = $75
  • OS Facilitator = $50
  • Volunteers donate time and are unpaid

Furthermore, please know that payment for teaching will be in the form of a discount off of your 2020 Anusara licensing fees. For your services, you will need to send an invoice to Anusara’s bookkeeper. After we close the books on Samudra Shakti in late Fall 2019 and you have submitted an invoice, you will receive a discount code to apply when you renew your license. We will provide more details on this topic and its process in the future to the selected Presenters / Teachers / Facilitators.

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You have something special to offer.

Application

Please fill out the form completely. Be sure to hit the submit button at the end of the form. You will receive an email confirming your submission.  Only complete applications will be reviewed and considered. 

Application Deadline: Monday, March 25, 2019

Minimum Requirements for Presenters, Teachers and Facilitators

To be considered for a leadership role at Samudra Shakti, applicants are required to be a

  • Licensed Anusara teacher, Subject Matter Specialist, or on the path to licensing with a recommendation from your mentor;
  • Registered Participant in Samudra Shakti. In order to be Registered Participant, you must purchase an event ticket;
  • and have submitted a completed application form by Monday, March 25.

If you have any questions about the application process, feel welcome to email Madhuri Martin our Samudra Shakti Planning Committee Chairperson.

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Thank you!
See you in Estes Park, CO
September 2019!