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Anusara Yoga Immersion Part One 

Part One | Part Two | Part Three

    Immersion Dates

    We regularly run Immersions.  If you are interested in participating, please email Chaya@shreeyoga.com for program details.

      What exactly is an  Immersion?

      The Immersion is for yoga students of all levels who wish to take their practice and understanding of yoga to the next level.  This in-depth program explores the principles and philosophy of yoga in an organized and cohesive way, surrounded and supported by a like-minded community, which fosters an environment of deep trust and camaraderie. The structure of the Immersion provides a solid foundation for diving deeper into your practice and understanding of yoga, and creates an opening that can profoundly transform both your practice and your life. In the Immersion we will explore:

      • The Universal Principles of Alignment
      • Yoga Philosophy and Tantra
      • Level I Syllabus of Yoga Poses
      • Breathing Techniques a.k.a. Pranayama
      • Meditation
      • Journaling
      • Anatomy

      Who can benefit from taking an Immersion?

      The Immersion is for yoga students of all levels who wish to take their practice and understanding of yoga to the next level. It is an excellent preparation for those who plan to take a Teacher Training. It is also appropriate for teachers of other yoga styles who want to deepen their understanding of the alignment-based yoga system taught at Shree.

      How many classes will I attend?

      The fall Immersion consists of 6 Saturday afternoons.  For those who work or have other responsibilities during the week, this is the ideal opportunity.  For those with families, it leaves your Saturday morning and all of Sunday completely free.

      What will happen in each class?

      Each class will include a balanced mix of asana and discussion. Together we will delve deeper into the alignment principles behind the practice of level I yoga poses. We will also meditate, do pranayama, and journal our way to optimal alignment. So don’t worry, you won’t be doing six hours of yoga! In addition, every class will include a break for snack and regrouping. Overall, you can expect to be pleasantly engaged physically, mentally and emotionally.

      Want to take it again?

      If you have already taken Immersion Part One with us and would like to take it again, you can do so for the reduced fee of $425. There is no on-line registration for re-takes. Registration must be made at the studio with cash or check.

      How can I prepare?

      You will need the following:

      1. Anusara Immersion Manual available from this link  for $20.

      2.Anatomy and Yoga by Ellen Saltonstall

      A reading assignment will be sent to you prior to the first class.

      Register for Part One Here


        $675 Early Bird for Immersion One before August 1


        $725 for the Immersion One Program


        $240 deposit for the payment plan:  4 payments: On or before 9/1 – $240 , 9/22 – $175, 10/8 – $175, 10/22 – $175 (includes a $10 additional fee per installment.


      You may also pay in full or make your deposit with a check or cash at the studio. Or, mail a check to: 12 Barnfield court, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 07458.  Pre-registration is required.


      Refunds are available up until 48 hours before the first class of the Immersion, less a $50 administrative fee. After the first class there will be no refunds given.

      Missed Classes

      There are no make-ups for missed classes. Please buddy up with another participant to get notes from any classes you miss.


      Fall Immersion Part One will be taught by Elizabeth Doberneck, Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher and E-RYT500


      Please contact the studio director, Chaya Spencer, at 201-822-1131 or chaya@ShreeYoga.com

      After attending classes at Shree for almost 2 years, I did want to deepen my practice.  I was mostly focused on learning more about alignment in asana poses when I signed on for the immersion. Indeed, in the immersion, we did a great deal of work exploring all the nuances of poses – the logic of the body, and the loops and spirals of alignment that advance balance and beauty in a pose.  This has been enormously helpful in bringing confidence and more enjoyment to my newly inspired personal practice. Kate Gregg

      The Immersion was a wonderful experience. The word that comes to mind is depth. We delved much more deeply into the principles and practice of yoga than is possible in regular classes. Each class, we focused on a different aspect of yoga and each class built on the ones that came before it. By the end, we had a much deeper understanding. Also, I enjoyed sharing the entire experience with the others in the class. Ronnie Kauder