Anusara Yoga

Anusara (a-nu-sar-a), means “flowing with Grace,” “flowing with Nature,” “following your heart.”

Founded by John Friend in 1997, Anusara yoga is a school of hatha yoga, which unifies a life-affirming Shiva-Shakti Tantric philosophy of intrinsic goodness with Universal Principles of Alignment. Anusara yoga has become one of the most highly respected schools of hatha yoga with over 1,000 licensed yoga teachers, thousands of teachers in training, and hundreds of thousands of students worldwide. Anusara yoga has a presence on every continent throughout the world, excluding Antarctica, and is in 70 countries, thus attracting media attention worldwide.

Anusara yoga’s growth is due in large part to its uplifting philosophy, epitomized by a “celebration of the heart” that looks for the good in all people and all things. Consequently, students of all levels of ability and yoga experience are honored for their unique differences, limitations, and talents. This celebratory vision sets the basis for a yoga school in which the harmony and joy of a tightly knit community of highly trained teachers and fun-loving students is exalted. This community feels like it has the tightness of a family, yet the looseness of a merry band of bohemian artists.

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YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 5.00
based on 1 reviews

Power Yoga1 hour 20 mins

Shakti Rising

Alex Cordoba

By you this universe is borne,
By you this world is created,
O Devi, by you it is protected.
- Devi Mahatmya

This class is inspired by and dedicated to all the amazing women - mamas, grandmamas, (soul) sisters, wives, daughters, partners, girlfriends, teachers, weavers, lovers, dreamers, believers, fighters, mystics, space holders - in the world.

Throughout class you'll take the shape of the bow (dharnurasana, twisted mother, ardha chandra chapasana, natarajasana, kapinjalasana) so that your heart never forgets its target: to find voice instead of silence, hope instead of fear, courage instead of timidity, resiliency instead of victimization, community instead of isolation, and most importantly, STRENGTH and POWER to stand fully in all of who you are and were born to be!

VIDEO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
Block
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.50
based on 1 reviews

Anusara Yoga58 mins

Suspension and Flight

Roger Martin-Pressman

This class focuses on dynamic engagement of the back body muscles paired with full and focused breath to create a sense of suspension throughout the practice. Be lighter on your hands and feet by connecting the breath and dynamic function of the muscles and tissues of your body as you are challenged by the postures.

VIDEO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
Block
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 2.75
based on 2 reviews

Anusara Yoga1 hour 6 mins

Your Highest Self

Roger Martin-Pressman

In each of our individual worlds we should all be the most beautiful, creative, smartest and most skillful people we know; but how often do we practice this? Take time during this class to connect to your highest self, and let this practice remind you how to make a full offering of your practice, and yourself.

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Block and wall
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 3.75
based on 2 reviews

Anusara Yoga1 hour 1 min

Prana Moves

Tara Glazier

In this class, students will work deeply with their breath to allow their energy body or pranic body to guide them as they move through invigorating warm ups, standing poses, arm balances and deep backbends. Warm up quickly and challenge yourself by floating into flying crow and dwi pada viparitidandasana (deep wheel pose with forearms) all with the grace and guidance of prana!

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.42
based on 19 reviews

Anusara Yoga35 mins

Wake Up and Give Thanks

Alex Cordoba

Inspired by Louie Schwartzberg's time-lapse film, Gratitude, this class is to be, when practiced, a daily reminder that, "Today. It's given to you. It's a gift. It's the only gift you have right now. And the only appropriate response is gratefulness. " A perfect class to start your day, shift your day, or end your day with some beloved poses and a clear intention offered from the heart.

VIDEO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Block
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.00
based on 4 reviews

Vinyasa Yoga1 hour

Harness Your Energy

April Laliberte

Do you feel scattered and wish you could just "pull it together?!"

This intermediate vinyasa class will lead up to the peak pose of Ardha Visvamitrasana or Baby Friends of the Universe pose. You'll find physical postures, breathwork and meditation in this class with an emphasis on the subtle energy body. Harness Your Energy will teach you to increase your awareness of your energetic self, which is just as real as your physical self. Cut ties with old habits and create a new story for yourself that is healing, expanding and harmonizing.

VIDEO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.00
based on 2 reviews

Anusara Yoga1 hour 20 mins

Strength and Devotion

Patrick Montgomery

Strength and Devotion begins with the story of Vyagrapada, the devotee who ascends the tallest trees every day to bring down the most beautiful blossoms to lay at the feet of Lord Nataraja. It's about the strength and beauty of one's spiritual practice. Emphasizing strong work in the hands, this sequence is a steady climb through standing poses, arm balances and backbends leading to the transition from Wild Thing to Wheel Pose.

VIDEO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
2 blocks (optional)
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.59
based on 11 reviews

Anusara Yoga55 mins

The Gift of Light

Alex Cordoba

Inspired by and in honor of the Summer Solstice, we pay homage to the unconditional and luminous gift of light both inside and all around us. Mirroring the sun, this class starts slow with a focus on the hips, hammies, and hand-balances; builds heat at its peak with surya yantrasana (sundial pose) and visvamitrasana preparation, and then finally towards the end, offers you reprieve and relaxation to bask underneath a setting sun with a short guided meditation. This class can be practiced any time you would like to connect with the radiant energy of the sun!

VIDEO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.00
based on 5 reviews

Anusara Yoga1 hour

Engage Your Potential

Roger Martin-Pressman

This class asks you to expand what you believe that you are capable of. How you establish your foundation and engage your potential will lead to a full offering. Although the poses are simple and familiar, the technical alignment taught in this class will give you new information and awareness with which to deepen your practice.

VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 5.00
based on 2 reviews

Vinyasa Yoga35 mins

Chakra Awareness Flow

April Laliberte

You are energy--you are a vibrational being.

Increase your awareness of your seven main energy centers (Chakras) and connect to them through a series of poses that stimulate these centers. We'll start with an active set of poses to warm up with. Then, we'll continue our journey through the seven chakras with less active poses that will gradually cool us back down. Our exploration will culminate in savasana with a guided meditation through each of the chakras. You will feel a wonderful balance of energy throughout your entire body after this class!

VIDEO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 5.00
based on 1 reviews

Beginner Yoga1 hour

Learning to Engage

Roger Martin-Pressman

This class will introduce some new ways of engaging your body. By expanding your sensitivity of how you engage, you will expand your ability to create more balanced actions on and off your mat.

VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 3.63
based on 4 reviews

Anusara Yoga1 hour

Becoming Light on Your Feet

Roger Martin-Pressman

This class focuses on poses that will make you feel lighter as you lift your heels, work your toes and your fingertips and feel your body with new awareness. Lightness is not just a physical attribute; as you practice these techniques, you will not only become lighter on your feet, but lighter in your heart.

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Block, Blanket
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 5.00
based on 11 reviews

Anusara Yoga1 hour

Becoming Unbound

Alex Cordoba

This life is an ever-present journey of binding and unbinding ourselves to people, relationships, jobs, behaviors, stories (of the self), addictions, and other "stuff." Some of these binds are life-enhancing and uplifting, driving us towards a more balanced and harmonious way of being, while others take us away from our heart center and the joy we seek to find and live from. This class is all about recognizing what we are bound to that is no longer serving us in our life. Through a series of shoulder-openers, standing poses, twists and hip openers, we bind only to unbind, to release, let go, and ultimately become free from that which we no longer need. Get ready to explore Svarga Dvijasana (Birds of Paradise), Parivrtta Svarga Dvijasana (Revolved Birds of Paradise), and Bound Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle with a full bind).

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
Strap, wall (optional)
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.71
based on 7 reviews

Power Yoga1 hour

You Are Power-Full

Alex Cordoba

Rod Stryker once said, "Yoga has less to do with what you can do with your body or with being able to still your mind than it has to do with the happiness that unfolds from realizing your full potential." This class is all about awakening and igniting the navel center, the seat of your power and potential through core work, active sun salutations, twists, arm-balances, and various handstand variations so you can -- without a doubt -- recognize and remember that you power-full in every part of your life!

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
Block, blanket, and wall
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.35
based on 10 reviews

Yoga for Hips1 hour 15 mins

Deep Hip and Heart Opening

Jeanie Manchester

Some days, we just need to stay close to the ground. This class begins low to the ground in a mandala of Sun Salutations. The entire class is paced for all levels, yet culminates in an advanced posture, Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (One-legged King Pigeon Pose), with plenty of options for all levels of practitioners. The deep opening in your hips and heart will leave you feeling spacious, grounded and uplifted!

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
Strap
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 3.70
based on 5 reviews

Inversions30 mins

Let's Go Upside Down

Jeanie Manchester

Are you frustrated that you never get to inversions in your yoga class? Inversions are some of the most healthy postures we can do for ourselves and yet they are the most commonly neglected. In this 30 minute session you will flow to open the shoulders and then experience every basic inversion pose which will stimulate prana, energy for your day, and also calm you for a good night's rest. Inversions increase blood supply to the neck region to nourish and stimulate the thyroid and pineal glands. Give your feet a break and go upside down! This class is made accessible to most as it offers alternate options and basic alignment tips.

VIDEO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Blanket and a strap
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 2.89
based on 9 reviews

Anusara Yoga50 mins

50 min Juicy Hip Opener

Jeanie Manchester

The hip joints are designed for motion, but for many of us the hips feel more like mud than water. This class gets right down into the deep hip muscles to release tension and tightness creating a newfound freedom. Opening the hips in such a way will also work to free the low back and get rid of emotional gunk that tends to get stored in this region (it really works, try it!).

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Intermediate

Intensity
Bring a Towel

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.00
based on 2 reviews

Anusara Yoga1 hour 10 mins

Test Your Balance

Jeanie Manchester

How balanced are you today? Measure your balance... and your strength... and your stamina in this super fun and challenging flow class with the one-and-only yoga master, Jeanie Manchester. The class starts right off with Tree Pose and then moves through a wide variety of super creative versions of your favorite balancing poses incorporated throughout an invigorating flow. Root down to lift up as you put your core strength and balancing skills to the ultimate test!

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Intermediate

Intensity
Bring a Towel

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.00
based on 4 reviews

Anusara Yoga1 hour

Find the Unfamiliar

Roger Martin-Pressman

This class is an invitation to find something different within your practice; engage differently, transform the poses differently. May this class create a change or depth in your awareness that allows you to fully realize its transformative power.

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Beginner

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.67
based on 6 reviews

Anusara Yoga1 hour 10 mins

Balanced Action

Roger Martin-Pressman

Bringing balance to opposing energies in this practice can lead to a powerful experience. Use this practice to connect opposing forces together and use their balance to go deeper and honor yourself, to create more physical space as well as to offer more of yourself in your everyday life.

VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
block or blanket
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 3.30
based on 15 reviews

Anusara Yoga20 mins

Push the Reset Button

Roger Martin-Pressman

Use this free 20 minute class to quickly open your hips, activate the back body, and reset after a day at work, long travel day, or as a stand-alone energizer for the lower half of your body.

AUDIO

Level
Adv. Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.65
based on 13 reviews

Anusara Yoga1 hour

Ground Into Essence

Alex Cordoba

Using the uplifting and revelatory messages of the illumined sages of the Upanishads as our guides we open up and ground firmly into the fearless, eternal, and ever-present essence, or Self, that is in each of us. This class will take you deep into the legs with timed standing poses, hips, twists, and balancing poses to ground you into the all of who you are and will always be.

VIDEO

Level
All Levels

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
Blanket, block
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.84
based on 19 reviews

Power Yoga1 hour 25 mins

Infinite Freedom

Alex Cordoba

Being on the mat is never about the destination but rather a sweet savoring of a most exquisite and lifelong journey that sets us free. This class takes you on a journey through the whole spectrum of possibilities with handstands at the wall, core work, strong standing poses, hip openers and heart openers to all variations of vasisthasana (side plank), camatkarasana (wild thing), and dhanurasana (wheel). Get ready to let go, harness your strength and power, and experience freedom on the mat like never before.

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Intermediate

Intensity
Bring a Towel

Props
1 block and a wall
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.80
based on 5 reviews

Technique Workshops1 hour

Safe Sirsasana (Headstand)

Roger Martin-Pressman

This class provides an intro and safe alignment instructions for Sirsasana, or headstand. The journey toward this inverted pose will allow you to experiment with the unfamiliar, conquer your fears, and turn your world upside down as you watch your perspective change. There are many benefits to practicing headstand pose including: calming the brain, relieving stress, toning the abs, and improving digestion.

Please be very careful when attempting this pose and follow the instructions carefully to establish a safe and strong headstand practice.

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Beginner

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
Block
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.56
based on 8 reviews

Anusara Yoga50 mins

Align the Spine

Roger Martin-Pressman

This class offers slow and technical instruction for spinal alignment in basic postures. This is a great intro to yoga, and describes how our yoga posture can be different from our posture in our everyday lives. This class can also serve as a good refresher to bring strong awareness of alignment of the spine in the basic poses.

VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Block
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 3.50
based on 2 reviews

Anusara Yoga1 hour 40 mins

Core Radiance

Jeanie Manchester

This Core Radiance class will offer you an orientation to your midline, your core. It will provide a great overall work out as well as give you a greater awareness of the central channel which is key to any yoga practice or class you endeavor. This class gives you a full practice touching each category of postures including hip opening, arm balancing, back bending, and inversions. Enjoy!

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 3.88
based on 4 reviews

Anusara Yoga2 hours

Pursuing the Sick and Twisted

Madhuri

Discovering the best of who we are!

The love of life is not a function of the strength of the heart muscle, but depends on our willingness to reside in pure atman, invite deep intelligence and live in authentic expression. This backbend class challenges us to push the edges or our perceived limitations, and in so doing, short-curcuit our habitual ways of being. To open the locked door of our backbends, to open the locked door of our heart ~ ~ all it takes is the proper key. Then life becomes artistry.

This is a workshop-style class. Run time is 2:15:00

VIDEO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
A place at a wall
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.50
based on 16 reviews

Anusara YogaMultiple Lengths

Do it Yourself

Roger Martin-Pressman

Another genius class form master Anusara-Inspired instructor, Roger Martin-Pressman. Roger's theme for this class is based around the concept of being able to support yourself to move forward in a positive way. Thus, "Do it Yourself". It is an inspirational and motivating class that will challenge you physically, mentally, and emotionally.

The class offers lots of yummy heart openers as well as deep hip stretches, and shoulder openers. You will be left feeling open to possibility, both inside and out!

VIDEO AUDIO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.38
based on 13 reviews

Anusara YogaMultiple Lengths

The Place in the Middle

Roger Martin-Pressman

The Place in the Middle is the place between this or that - when we have a choice between two things and we don't know which direction to go, and we find ourselves feeling stuck. This practice is about being comfortable in this place in the middle and becomming aware of the fact that you have all the tools in place to to gain clarity about which choice is best for you.

This is a challenging flow that includes lots of twists, and works to open the front line of the body through hip openers, quad openers, and heart opening poses. Through this class Roger will help you become more open with a renewed sense of clarity. You will broaden your ability to be comfortable in the place in the middle.

VIDEO AUDIO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 3.26
based on 17 reviews

Anusara YogaMultiple Lengths

Align and Flow

Jeanie Manchester

Through this class you will work toward one of the most difficult, yet rewarding, poses yoga has to offer - Eka Pada Rajakapotasana, or One-Legged King Pigeon Pose. Jeanie uses her unparalleled experience and expertise to guide you, and prepare the body for this intense and uplifting posture by leading you through poses to open the quads, hamstrings, hips, chest, and shoulders. Even if you are far from reaching the full expression of Eka Pada Rajakopotasana, you will find yourself coming closer than you ever thought possible through this class. This is a fun, yet challenging, flow that encourages you to first find your alignment in each pose, then tap into the pulsation that runs throughout your body, outside into nature, and through the universe, so you can align and flow.

VIDEO AUDIO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
None