Announcing The Center | John Friend
It is a thrill for me to share with you one of my life's dreams in The Center, a global home base for the teachings and practice of Anusara yoga. To teach and live in the same area where Parmahansa Yogananda lived and wrote Autobiography of a Yogi is a great honor for me. Encinitas is also the home of my friend and Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher, Tim Miller. This beautiful seaside town 20 miles north of San Diego, is home for some great yogis, top surfers, tri-athletes, world-class rock climbers, and many other very creative beings. Since Pattabhi Jois first came to the US to Encinitas in 1975, it has been regarded as the fountainhead of vinyasa style yoga in North America.
The Center is located on Hwy 101, just 2 blocks from the gardens of Yogananda's Self Realization Fellowship and the beautiful bluffs overlooking the great surf at "Swami's Beach." With a large dome roof, skylights, and large windows, the Southern California sunshine pours onto a huge hardwood floor designed to accommodate hundreds of students and friends from around the world. Opening this Fall, I will be teaching from The Center along with many certified Anusara yoga teachers, scholars, and master teachers in a variety of disciplines including anatomy and Tantric philosophy. Also, with a new home base I will be practicing regularly at The Center, so I invite you all to come join me to co-create some positive energy during this critical period of history on the planet. Enjoy a sunny refuge with a vibrant, mindful, and affirming local community while aligning with the highest through our yoga practice.
Blessings of love,