Shiva Shakti Tantra w/ John Friend of Anusara Yoga. New Video.

Via on Feb 15, 2010

shiva shakti tantra anusara "john friend" encinitas "dave kennedy"

Our Nature is Joy. Even our Confusion is Joy.

“As soon as you start to lose the integrity, it’s over,” John Friend says referencing a yoga posture. But, of course, it could and does apply to life and business and love, as well.

We elephantians have been given exclusive first (well, second, after Anusara itself) look at this happy cool stylish hip touching meaningful 8-minute video, only 24 views, help us get it out there..! Post it to Facebook profile, tweet it, email it, share it with friends over the breakfast table.

Stars our friend and occasional advisor, John Friend of Anusara Yoga fame. Gorgeous video by our friend and frequent advisor Dave Kennedy and the ever-talented Milo “Yogafellini of Our Generation” Longstaff.

Commemorating John’s spontaneous visit to Encinitas, California, celebrating the New Year and setting the tone for a rockin’ next decade for Anusara Yoga.

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39 Responses to “Shiva Shakti Tantra w/ John Friend of Anusara Yoga. New Video.”

  1. Alison A. says:

    This is really lovely. Thanks to all.

    • mariapatella says:

      wow! check it out- what a beautiful blending of "what is and what shall always be" and what is happening right now. I am so happy & grateful to be part of this- to call myself an Anusarian- hmm nation of all.

    • Me too. I wish he were my dad, or more likely, troublemakin' Uncle. Anusara should market Friend Dolls, that wind up and say things like "no integrity, all over!" They'd be a hit with yogis everywhere.

      • swati jr* says:

        he used to make fun of me and my sister at classes and call us "the miller sisters" and then chuckle. i think there should be a chuckle feature perhaps. he has that contagious sort of laugh….

  2. Mario Covic says:

    what a blessing to be a part of this creation and part of the Anusara Kula……..Thank you John for all the Light & Love that you spread =)

  3. ULTRA says:

    What a masterpiece! Practicing yoga is an art form…

  4. Elize says:

    really amazing video!

  5. ellin says:

    These my peeps.

  6. dk says:

    My deepest praises and appreciation to all who participated in these practices w/us, SO much heart felt seva during John's stay making it so memorable. Mad love and thanks go out to Mario Covic, Jai Zeta for their photography, Maestro MiLo for so many sleepless nights, his love and patience w/me all the while caressing this into existence (mad!!! editing skills) and yes none of this would have been if not for the great Goddess herself ~ too the Shakti I bow.

  7. Nova says:

    Wow, so beautiful. I'm so honored to have been there and to be a part of this amazing kula. Thank you John! thank you DK and Tiffany! Nova

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  9. anusarawendy says:

    Beautiful, creative, full expression art piece! Reveling in the delight of all that it is. Amazing!

  10. mb janssen says:

    really lovely!

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  12. Dennis Dean says:

    Thank you John, DK and all the wonderful Anusara lovers of life. My heart has not been this open in many years. I feel truly speechless in the presence of such beauty and devotion. I look at this picture, reflect upon the event and visit with the stream of new friends that come by my little shala and my heart bursts open every time. I am humbled, inspired and in love. Peace to us all. Dennis

  13. Spiraling, whirling, dancing Shiva Shakti. This sings to my heart in the joy of community, sharing, playing, laughing, living and loving. We are blessed dear friends, we are blessed!

  14. Gianna Mia says:

    So many of the people I love in an amazing work of art. Such a pleasure to watch and listen! Nice work guys ;)

  15. Kent Lindemer says:

    Beautiful Teaching! Beautiful Video! Thanks All for your work and dedication in putting this together.
    Jai John! Jai Anusara!

  16. Katrina Knudsen says:

    Thank you Waylon, for posting this piece. Thanks to dk and Milo for creating such a beautiful reflection of Anusara yoga. I love that it's both raw and refined at the same time. Such a full experience all the way around. It is truly the merging of Shiva and Shakti that has danced this video into creation! More, please.

  17. sharona beaupre says:

    Totally rocks in both a raw and refined blend of yumminess!!!

  18. Daniel Salerno says:

    There is so much power/love/goodness/integrity in what we all do. TOGETHER WE CHANGE THE WORLD! Can you feel it?

    • dave kennedy says:

      Thank you for your kind words and presence Daniel. Yours and Maral's Acro-Yoga cameo from that evening, brings such a wonderful light and refinement to all of us blessed to witness. The trust, commitment and Shri that is demonstrated in both of your Sadhana never ceases to inspire me! …OM

    • davekennedy says:

      Thank you for your kind words and presence Daniel. Yours and Maral's Acro-Yoga cameo from that evening was such an exquisite offering of Shri, so glad we got to share a taste. All love–dk

  19. Katie Shults says:

    Very, very sweet. What a lovely offering from all.

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  21. Jason says:

    Really captures that golden California light as well as the warm, sattvic vibe of the workshop.

    What a fun and profound experience of anusara yoga!

    much love,
    jason

  22. evangeline says:

    very inspirational!!! :))

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