with Certified Anusara Yoga Instructors:  Robyn Smith, Patrick Harestad and special guests

This Immersion is for anyone wanting to dive deeply into yogic teachings and practices on and off the mat, wanting practices to support a balanced and yogic lifestyle, and a great community of like-minded friends to share in the journey. It is an exploration into all aspects of yoga, with a focus on the alignment of Anusara Yoga, and offers you many tools for understanding yourself and enhancing your life.  Based in Tantric philosophy, Anusara Yoga offers a heart-centered, life-affirming approach to hatha yoga, with an exquisite attention to biomechanically sound alignment.

  • Are you wanting to deepen your asana practice with guidance by experienced teachers? 
  • Have you been curious about the historical roots of yoga and its philosophy?
  • Do you want to begin or deepen a pranayama or meditation practice? 
  • Do you seek teachings that can help you experience harmony in your relationships?
  • Do you long for a community of like-minded friends to share in your yoga journey?

If so, this new course is designed for you. It includes:

  • Technique and practice of Anusara alignment principles
  • Thorough instruction and practices of yoga asana, meditation and pranayama
  • Classical yoga chants
  • Introduction to Ayurveda and its approach to asana (postures) and diet
  • Yoga philosophy and lifestyle guidelines with emphasis on Tantra
  • Exploration of the chakras and subtle body
  • Yogic communication and relationship tools
  • Study of classic yoga texts
  • Goddesses of yoga
  • and much more!


Training has been postponed. Please stay tuned.


Fridays 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (yoga class) and 7 – 9 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. ( with 1.5 hour lunch break)
Sundays 9 – 12:30 p.m. and 2 – 5:30 p.m (No Sunday class on April 23)

Immersion Prerequisites: 1 year of yoga practice, at least 10 classes in Anusara Yoga or 10 workshop hours of Anusara Yoga and genuine enthusiasm for yoga. (For those who don’t have access to Anusara Yoga teachers, these hours can come from videos/DVD’s of John Friend or from Anusara classes online. has many CD’s for sale).

$1225 if paid in full by December 10, 2016 or $1295 by January 25, 2017

Plan 1:  $1360 with $560 deposit due January 10, $400 due February 10 & March 3
Plan 2: $1410 with $450 deposit due by January 20, $320 due February 10, March 3, and March 31 with automatic Paypal payments

Space is limited.  Please register as soon as possible to hold your spot.

All deposits and payments are non-refundable. Prices do not include approximately $100 for reading materials.

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REGISTRATION: Download the updated Immersion Application.2017 and send it in with payment
Contact with any questions.



Robyn 2014 orange shirt headshotRobyn Smith, owner of Inner Freedom Yoga, is a certified Anusara yoga instructor, Hendricks Big Leap Life Coach, Integrative Yoga Therapist and Hanna Somatic Educator (Somatics).  She attended her first yoga classes with her mother as a teenager and in college yoga classes, she realized she might like to teach yoga.  She fell in love with Ashtanga yoga in her early 20’s, did her first teacher trainings with Ana Forrest and Integrative Yoga Therapy in 1997-98, and explored Iyengar yoga with some of the greats.  She found Anusara in 2000 and studied extensively with its founder, John Friend, from 2001 – 2012, as well as numerous other top Anusara instructors.  She’s also had a dedicated meditation practice since the mid-90’s.  Robyn has now been teaching yoga for over 20 years, leading annual yoga teacher trainings since 2005, and helping people in pain through Yoga Therapy and Somatics since 1998.   Her teaching blends her love of postural alignment and therapeutics, heartfelt messages, life lessons, and a playful spirit.  It is her great joy and honor to facilitate transformation through yoga, meditation and Hendricks teachings. See more here.


IMG_0112Patrick Harestad is a Certified Anusara Yoga instructor, Board Certified Structural Integrator, (Kenesis Myofascial Integrator) and a Certified Massage Therapist. He has been teaching Hatha Yoga since 2000, and Anusara Yoga since 2002. His love affair with yoga began at age 16 as a student of Swami Satchidananda, when he spent two years studying and practicing Integral Yoga. Since then, he has studied many forms of body/mind/spirit disciplines, including nine years of Aikido practice, (he holds a black belt), five years of Jui Jiutsu and decades of surfing. Since 1997, he has had a regular practice, which has included meditation, Ashtanga Yoga and Anusara Yoga styles. He studied extensively with John Friend, creator of Anusara Yoga, from 2002 – 2012.  Patrick’s teaching blends his deep exploration of Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Structural Integration modalities with Anusara Yoga to bring a unique experience of hatha yoga.

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