Connection between Siddha Yoga and Anusara Yoga? And Carlos Pomeda?
Date: March 10, 2009 08:44AM
Just putting it out there: wondering about Anusara yoga, John Friend, Siddha Yoga, and Carlos Pomeda. They all seem closely connected.
I have done some Anusara yoga in an LA yoga studio recently and learned a lot as far as asanas go (really well facilitated, no doubt), but... then I noticed on the Anusara website that they have a link to Siddha Yoga and also to Carlos Pomeda (who did a weekend workshop at an Anusara yoga studio near me about a year ago). It seems that Carlos Pomeda and John Friend probably know each other from a Siddha Yoga ashram in India, both of them having spent many years there, and that Friend probably began to develop Anusara yoga during that time... I guess this is a long winded way of asking if anyone else has wondered about there being a connection between the Anusara yoga community and Siddha yoga and how strong that connection might be.
Anusara seems like a beautiful and very intelligent variety of yoga instruction, but ... I am concerned about its connection with Siddha yoga (given the information available on this website and others from former Siddha yoga members).