Teaching Residency Program
The Teaching Residency Program is an innovative model for supporting burgeoning Anusara communities in creating sustainable, flourishing practices.
The idea of the residency program came from my experience traveling to teach in Anusara communities across the United States and abroad. At each stop, I have been inspired by the dedication of the local teachers who are building community and transmitting the power and grace of this practice. During this time, I got to thinking about how I could offer greater support to these communities, particularly in contexts where Anusara Yoga is relatively new and there are not local certified teachers.
With the Teaching Residency program, I’m hoping to share the model of community-building that I have been a part of in New York City over the last 10 years. At the heart of this model is supporting the dailiness of practice through regular, public classes and mentoring newer teachers in cultivating and expressing their gifts. In this way, I hope to help foster greater integration and sustainability of the teachings of Anusara Yoga into the daily lives of teachers, students, and studios.
Every community is unique, and so each teaching residency is structured based on what the local community says they need and want. My proposal for each residency period is to include some combination of a weekend workshop or immersion alongside regular public classes and workshops for teachers. I will also be available to take and/or observe the classes of aspiring Anusara teachers (whether they are working toward Anusara-inspired or Anusara-certified status) and offer practical and constructive feedback on refining their teaching.
Sample Schedule for 10-Day Residency Program:
Friday-Sunday: Weekend workshop or Immersion (Part A, 17 hours)
Monday-Friday: Daily public class (open level, advanced or YogaNerd); class review and feedback
Friday-Sunday: Teachers’ workshop or Immersion (Part B, 17 hours)