Anusara Yoga Immersion Program 2011

Anusara Yoga Immersions is for any student who wishes to take their practice to a deeper level. Through focused study of asana (yoga poses) using the Anusara Universal Principles of Alignment, the inspiring Tantric philosophy, and conversation with a supportive community (kula) of like-minded and like-hearted yogis, you will be invited to awaken to your true nature as a spiritual being. This program promises to be a rich and transformative experience!

Anusara Immersion 2011 in North County San Diego is a registered Anusara Yoga® Immersion and complies with the latest curriculum. It is a complete 108 hour course, including module one, two and three. Modules are two weekends each and are sequential and cumulative according to the official Anusara Yoga template. Therefore, partial enrollment is limited to module one. Students who have already completed Immersion module one and two with another certified Anusara Yoga® teacher may join us for the remaining module to complete the course.

Dates and Times

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Feb 11 – 13
March 18 – 20

April 15 – 17
May 13 – 15

June 10 – 12
July 8 – 10


Fridays 6-9pm

Saturdays 11:00 to 7:00

Sundays 10:00am to 6:00pm

The Immersion Curriculum includes but is not limited to:

• Detailed Exploration of the Universal Principles of Alignment
• Tantric Yoga Philosophy & History of Yoga
• Anatomy & Physiology
• Pranayama, Meditation, Journaling and Sanskrit
• All Asana from the Anusara’s Level 1 & 2 Syllabus

Each module will cover:

In each part of the immersion (34 hours) students can expect to receive approximately:

  • 10 hours philosophy
  • 18 hours asana practice and discussion of methodology
  • 3 hours pranayama, meditation and journaling
  • 2 hours anatomy
  • 1 hour empowerment review
  • 4 hours of homework

Required Reading:

  • Anusara Yoga Teacher Training Manual
  • Anatomy of Movement
  • Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • Bhagavad Gita

This 108 hour course meets the immersion prerequisites of Anusara Yoga® Certification.

Pre-requisites: 30 class hours of Anusara Yoga. Completion of the previous module is required before taking the next.

For more information or to request an application contact Ishwari


Ishwari Jay, certified Anusara yoga teacher, has been a student of yoga and tantric philosophy since 1991 and studied all main scriptures of classical yoga, vedanta and tantra in various ashrams including 2 years in India with her spiritual master, Gurumayi Chidvilasananda.  She met John Friend in 1994, three years before he founded Anuasara yoga and followed his teachings and the Anusara path since the very beginning. Her love, passion and deep knowledge for Anusara and the tantric philosophy of intrinsic goodness is contagious.

Christopher Wallis has been exposed to Indian spirituality from the age of six and was initiated into the practice of meditation and yoga at the age of 16. He now has 18 years of practice, 11 years of study, and 10 years of teaching experience. His degrees include a B.A. in Religion from the University of Rochester, an M.A. in Sanskrit from U.C. Berkeley, and an M.Phil. in Classical Indian Religions from the University of Oxford. He is currently earning a third masters from U.C. Santa Barbara, as well as doing doctoral research at Berkeley on the traditions of Tantric Shaivism. He received traditional education at yoga āshramas in upstate New York and India in meditation, kirtan, mantra-science, asana, karma-yoga, and more. He currently teaches meditation, yoga darshana (philosophy), Sanskrit, chanting, and sometimes offers spiritual life-coaching.

Payment Schedule

The Immersion requires advance registration!

To work out an alternate payment plan or for scholarships please contact Ishwari

• First Payment of $600 due by January 15 (or $1500 to pay in full)
• Second Payment of $600 due by March 20th (or $1050 to pay in full)
• Final Payment of $500 due by May 21st

Individual modules are $600

To Pay by Check

Please contact Ishwari for our mailing address if you would like to pay by check.

To Pay by card

To pay by card, use the pay pal button provided. Cancellations will be met with a full refund, less $75 processing fee, up to two weeks prior to the start of the course. Major credit cards accepted

Payment Options

For work trade, financial aide and scholarships, Contact Ishwari.


After struggling finding the right place for this immersion, Ishwari decided to use her home: perfect open space with wood floor and alters with statues of deities everywhere. Nice backyard with jacuzzi and trampoline (may come handy during breaks!), in Encinitas (address will be provided to participants at time of registration).

Referal Program

If you are struggling financially I’m offering up to 35% commission for referring students. Contact Ishwari for details

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