200-hour Part Time Anusara® Teacher Training with Bo Srey, Feb 12 - Apr 17
200-hour Anusara® Yoga Alliance Recognized Course
Led by Bo Srey, assisted by Shirley Srey
Saturday & Sunday, February 12 - April 17, 2022
Thank you for your interest in studying Anusara yoga more deeply.
We have arranged the Anusara Immersion and Teacher Training cycle into 4 separate modules. Taken together, they comprise the full 200-hour Yoga Alliance recognised teacher training.
The Anusara certification is recognised as one of the most comprehensive and rigorous yoga certifications. The curriculum was created by a community of master teachers, renowned scholars, anatomists and bodyworkers.
From the Anusara website:
Anusara yoga classes are based on a nondual Tantric philosophy that an intrinsic energy of Oneness underlies everything and everyone. This energy is a ‘goodness’ without opposite, it is auspicious. Anusara yoga teachers are trained to look for this goodness first – in the poses, in our practices, ourselves and in all of life’s experience. This perspective is a shift from looking to ‘fix or correct’ the student, to a vision of service by enhancing and revealing more beauty and innate goodness that is the supreme nature already present in the student. Anusara yoga teachers are committed to creating an uplifting and empowering experience for every student in class. They inspire lightheartedness and playfulness with a joyful creativity that is the nature of the Anusara yoga practice.
THE ANUSARA IMMERSION
The Anusara Immersion is an introductory course in the fundamental principles of Anusara yoga’s broad, nondual Tantric philosophy and Universal Principles of Alignment. It is a fantastic way to deepen your understanding of not just Anusara, but yoga itself. While the scope of the immersion is broad enough to fulfil Yoga Alliance requirements, we plumb the depths of the Anusara practice and study some of the most sublime philosophical teachings in the yoga tradition, namely nondual Shaiva Tantra.
The immersion’s content and curriculum has been designed by a worldwide community of master teachers and scholars. In addition, only Anusara certified teachers can teach teacher trainings and immersions.
In the practice of Anusara yoga, there are five main principles of alignment that can be applied in every pose. While they are principles and not rules, the Universal Principles of Alignment are a biomechanically sound template that can be applied to any pose to practice deeply and safely.
The method of Anusara yoga is elegant in its simple organization, yet the philosophy and practice are highly sophisticated. A basic Anusara yoga principle has tremendous depth and the immersion is the first step for the dedicated yoga student on the journey to experience the full extent of its power, efficacy and connection to spirit.
The Immersion curriculum includes:
- Daily asana practice
- Anusara Universal Principles of Alignment
- Deep study of Anusara syllabus 1 and 2, and exploration of syllabus 3
- Nondual tantric philosophy, mostly drawn from Kashmir Shaivism
- Classical yoga (Patanjali)
- Overview of the basic schools of yoga philosophy
- Overview of the history of yoga
- Introductory Ayurveda, 5 elements, doshas
- Bandhas, selected kriyas and mudras
- Journaling and contemplation
- Anatomy for hatha yoga and the Anusara principles
- Anatomy of breathing
- Subtle body energetics and anatomy
- Restorative yoga
- Adhikara, studentship and creating a self practice
- Bhakti yoga
We welcome dedicated students of yoga, teachers of other yoga methods and aspiring teachers to the immersion. Individual immersion modules can be applied toward Continuing Education for Teachers under Yoga Alliance.
Each module builds upon the previous one. Modules can be taken separately, but in sequential order.
Note: Students will need to purchase training manuals directly from Anusara. Immersion and teacher training students need to buy the Immersion Manual ($30) and Teacher Training Manual ($45). We will make them available for purchase directly in Singapore. There is also a recommended reading list that students can purchase on their own.
Immersion 1: Taking the Plunge - Step into Alignment from the Heart
Sat & Sun – February 12 & 13
Sat & Sun – February 19 & 20
8am - 6pm
Early bird (by Dec 12): $780
Immersion 2: Diving Deep - Imbibe and Embody
Sat & Sun – February 26 & 27
Sat & Sun – March 5 & 6
8am - 6pm
Early bird (by Dec 12): $780
Immersion 3: Plumbing the Depths - Clarify and Refine
Sat & Sun – March 12 & 13
Sat & Sun – March 19 & 20
8am - 6pm
Early bird (by Dec 12): $780
TUITION FOR ALL 3 IMMERSIONS
Early Bird (by Dec 12): $2,100
Full Tuition: $2,250
THE ANUSARA TEACHER TRAINING
The Anusara Teacher Training, above all, empowers aspiring teachers to step into the current of wisdom within each of us. As students continue to deepen their understanding of Anusara yoga and learn to skilfully teach the method, they gain confidence to take the seat of the teacher while recognizing what a great honor and responsibility this seat confers.
In the Anusara Teacher Training, students learn teaching techniques such as sequencing, adjusting and use of voice. In addition, they receive teaching tools specific to Anusara, including how to teach the Universal Principles of Alignment and how to create inspiring class themes grounded in nondual tantric and classical yoga philosophy. Students will also learn practical skills such as classroom organization and business of yoga.
Upon successful completion of the Anusara Immersion and Teacher Training, students can then register for the Yoga Alliance RYT-200 designation as well as apply for the Anusara Elements Yoga Teacher designation, the first step towards full Anusara certification.
Stepping Out - The Art of Teaching
Sat & Sun – March 26 & 27
Sat & Sun – April 2 & 3
Sat & Sun – April 9 & 10
Sat & Sun – April 16 & 17
8am - 6pm
TUITION FOR FULL 200-HOUR TRAINING
Early bird (by Dec 12): $4,200
Full Tuition: $4,500
This training is subject to a minimum enrolment of 10 students.
Immersion and teacher training students will need to purchase the Immersion Manual ($30) and Teacher Training Manual ($45) from Anusara. We will provide them for purchase directly in Singapore. We will also provide a recommended list of books to supplement your training and understanding.
Any cancellation received 60 days prior to course incurs a fee of $250.
Any cancellation received 30 days prior to course will result in forfeit of the full tuition fee.
ABOUT BO SREY
Originally from New York, Bo began his spiritual journey in the 90’s as a student in Paris where life's deeper existential questions began to challenge his beliefs about reality. Upon returning to university in the States, he changed his focus from international affairs to inner affairs, diving headlong into Eastern philosophy with renowned scholar Douglas Brooks.
His search eventually led him to a master who gave him the experience of the Awakened state described by mystics of many traditions. Auspiciously, he bumped into Professor Brooks at the same program where he met this master. He spent nearly 15 years studying with his teacher, living and serving at her meditation centers in New York, San Francisco and India. Through his teacher, he found Anusara yoga, the main style of hatha yoga that he now teaches. Anusara yoga is a method of hatha yoga known for its clear alignment principles and expansive nondual philosophy.
Bo began teaching hatha yoga in 2002, moving to San Francisco for much of his training. Continuing the journey westward (from NYC), he moved to Singapore in 2005 where he became the first certified Anusara teacher in Asia. In addition to countless hours with Anusara founder John Friend, he has also apprenticed and trained in San Francisco with Iyengar Yoga teacher Tony Briggs. He is a Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Teacher (E-RYT 500) and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education provider. He is also approved to teach immersions and teacher trainings by the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga.
He views teaching as service. His classes, whether flowing or more static, include clear alignment instructions. In Anusara yoga classes, he weaves themes with alignment to focus the intention for the practice, always linking the themes back to the highest: Awareness.
In addition to hatha yoga classes, he also teaches pranayama and meditation, having shared his love for these practices with students in private sessions, outdoor meetups, corporate leadership events and prisons.
Since beginning the teaching journey in New York, Bo has taught at major studios in Berkeley, Singapore and Bangkok. In 2005, he moved to Singapore to join the first group of teachers at Pure Yoga. He joined Hom Yoga in 2015.
From 2008, he has had the great good fortune to be invited to travel and teach workshops, retreats, conferences and teacher trainings around the world with his wife, Shirley.
He loves to travel as most yogis seem to. He really loves immersing himself in nature hiking, running, mountain biking and photographing wildlife. He has also practiced Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Tai Chi.
ABOUT SHIRLEY SREY
Shirley Srey is a former licensed Anusara-Inspired yoga teacher and a dedicated student of Anusara for more than 12 years. Her in-depth study includes more than 200 teacher training hours directly with the founder, John Friend, and hundreds of teacher training and immersion study hours assisting Bo.
Shirley is also a teacher of Prajna Yoga. She completed a comprehensive teacher training with Tias Little in 2006, at the Upaya Zen Center, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, and was also invited to assist Tias at a yoga conference in Hong Kong and at his Yoga Anatomy Teacher Training and Prajna Immersion in Singapore.
Currently, Shirley manages Spandananda and travels with Bo to present deeper trainings at conferences, workshops, and retreats, sharing what their teachers have taught them to students around the world.