Yoga Modern » Kulas or cliques? John Friend at Wanderlust Festival (video)

With the departure of my beloved yoga teacher from my neighborhood studio to new adventures that await her and her family, I have been doing a lot of thinking and conversing about what Anusara means to me. My introduction to the style and therefore to a great many friends, some far-flung, as she will be, are among my debts to her. I know that what is distinctive about the style are the Universal Principles of Alignment, a positive philosophy of intrinsic goodness, and the kula. Just what the heck is a kula, if not another bit of yoga jargon?Fortunately for me, in this supportive season, I have the words of “the big guy” himself, spoken in the context of Wanderlust, via YogaModern. Enjoy!

What’s the difference between a kula and a clique? John Friend, Founder of Anusara Yoga, talked with our Managing Editor Chelsea Roff about cliques, communities  and kulas at the recent Wanderlust Festival in Vermont.

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About Richard Hudak

I am Senior Adjunct Faculty in Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and I have been a practitioner of Anusara™ yoga. I have completed 200 hours of teacher training within its diaspora community, consistent with its philosophy and alignment principles.
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3 Responses to Yoga Modern » Kulas or cliques? John Friend at Wanderlust Festival (video)

  1. Chelsea says:

    Thank you so much for sharing the interview, Richard. I’m glad you enjoyed it. There’s a great conversation happening on the blog now about the difference between cliques, kulas, and cults inspired by this conversation. If you feel inspired, we’d love for you to share your thoughts as well.


    Chelsea Roff
    Managing Editor, Yoga Modern

  2. Pingback: Yoga Modern » Are the kulas of today the cults of tomorrow? | The Considered Kula

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