Journey to the Heart with Anusara Yoga

A weekend Anusara Yoga retreat at the Kripalu Center for Yoga ~ Stockbridge, MA

Step into the current of grace and awaken to your highest potential as you celebrate and further unify the vision of Anusara Yoga!

In Journey to the Heart of Anusara we will our take inspiration from Hanuman, the monkey deity and Servant of The Divine.  Through the many journeys of his life, the one constant was Hanuman’s great love for Sita and Lord Ram, for the Divine embodied. That love guided his every action and decision.  Inspired by stories of his unflagging devotion, he will guide us through the journey of the retreat: into our own hearts where the Divine is embodied, and out into the journey of our daily lives where we learn to see the Divine in everyone around us.  That is the Heart of Anusara.

Four of Anusara’s most skilled and passionate leaders are uniting for a powerful weekend of asana, kirtan and community-building practices.

Join Jackie Prete, Tiffany Wood, John Seelye and Chaya Spencer to kindle or rediscover your passion for this life-affirming practice as you learn:

  • The latest refinements of Anusara Yoga methodology
  • Anusara’s Universal Principles of Alignment™
  • How to integrate the wisdom teachings of non-dual Tantra into your life, on and off the mat

This retreat includes five asana practices, daily morning meditation, yoga nidra and kirtan.

“It’s magical to spend time with a wonderful group of people who love yoga, and getting to know each person on a deeper level.” —Josie K., past program participant

Note: For all students with min. 1 year of experience with any style of yoga and yoga teachers. Please wear loose and comfortable yoga clothes, bring a journal, and also bring questions about your personal yoga practice, your teaching or Anusara Yoga.

General Info

Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7

Your Program Session Schedule (Subject to change). More detailed information to be added soon.

Friday 7:30-9:00 PM

Saturday 6:45 AM – 7:30 PM; 9:15 AM – 12:30 PM; 2:45 – 5:15 PM; 7:45 – 8:45 PM – and 1 – 2:30 PM: Optional outdoor session for teachers

Sunday 7:00 – 7:45 AM; 9:30 – 11:30 AM


Total Tuition: $265.00 (plus room and meals).

Housing costs for all program nights includes daily meals. Options include:
– Dormitory: $208.00
– Hall Bath Shared: $272.00 and up
– Hall Bath Private: $490.00 and up
– Private Bath Shared: $526 and up
– Private Bath Private: $738 and up
Learn More About Accommodations

CE Credits:Yoga Teachers (YA) : 9.25 credits, $30.00

Meet Chaya

Chaya Spencer, E-RYT 500, is a certified Anusara® Yoga teacher and the founding director of Shree Yoga in Saddle River, New Jersey. Born and raised in New York City, Chaya has been meditating since the age of six and first went to India to study meditation and yoga when she was 14. Chaya has traveled the world with her meditation and yoga teacher, studying Eastern philosophy, Sanskrit, hatha yoga, Indian music, and Indian cooking. She brings the fruits of her long, deep immersion in the yoga tradition, including a felt knowledge of the yogic texts and philosophies. A gifted teacher, her classes offer something for everyone.

Meet Jackie

Jackie Prete, certified Anusara® Yoga teacher trainer, shares a deep passion for the wisdom teachings of yoga and therapeutics with her students in New York City, Japan, and Europe. She brings 25 years of teaching experience to her position as Co-founder and former Certification Director as certification chair for the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga. A certified Yoga Health Coach, Jackie shares the teachings of Ayurveda with students throughout the world in her signature teleconference course, The Body Evolves. She has studied with numerous teachers, including Cate Stillman, John Friend, Bill Mahoney, Desiree Rumbaugh, and Ellen Saltonstall.

Meet Tiffany

Tiffany Wood brings tremendous depth to the therapeutic aspect of yoga. As a certified Anusara® Yoga teacher, she draws upon 16 years of experience as a nationally certified bodyworker and life coach. Her students learn to align with their own hearts by diving into the power of radical self-acceptance. Teaching nationally and abroad, she holds space for learning to be playful and connected to the source of wisdom. Her teaching is an artful blend of masterful alignment cues that speak to the body, mind, and heart. Tiffany serves the international ASHY yoga community as chair of the Ethics Committee.

Meet John

John Seelye, a senior yoga instructor with more than 25 years of teaching experience, is well versed in all levels of yoga practice, yoga therapeutics, and subtle energy biofields through the use of Pranic Healing and Reiki. John is a certified Anusara® yoga instructor, a graduate of the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy program, Pranic Healing Level III, Reiki Level II, and yoga therapy programs. He’s a longtime meditation practitioner, and his lifelong interest in human potential continues to fuel his journey. In addition to teaching yoga, John is on the board of directors of the Anusara® School of Hatha Yoga, serving as board president.