John Friend


John Friend is the founder of Anusara® yoga and is currently one of the most influential yoga teachers in the world. He was introduced to yoga in 1967, and first began regular studies and practice at age 13. A yoga teacher for 30 years, John has taught more than 700 workshops in over 20 countries within the US, Canada, Central America, UK, Europe, South America, East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. In 1997, he founded Anusara yoga, a school of hatha yoga that blends a life-affirming Shiva-Shakti Tantric philosophy with Universal Principles of Alignment™.

John is renowned for his shining charisma, tremendous experiential and scholarly knowledge of philosophy and yoga, and his down-to-Earth accessibility. While connecting to the heart of each person, he ignites students to express the poses fully and artfully as a delightful dance of Freedom. Above all, he sees everyone as a unique expression of the Divine and inspires students to see their own divine Goodness. Each practice with John is a path of awakening to our true nature and of celebrating the creative artistry of life through the body.