Anjuli Mahendra

Oakland, CA
United States
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

2 Reviews

Anjuli’s conscious movement practice started in 1999 with an Iyengar yoga practice, her primary teacher at that time being Naomi Bendiner. This yoga practice started her on a journey of training, studying, and travel around the world. She started teaching yoga in 2004 and soon made the journey to India in 2005 where she studied with a number of teachers, primarily in the Iyengar tradition.

Over the years, Anjuli has worked with a variety of yoga modalities, and her practice has evolved to include other movement arts such as butoh, shintaido, contact improvisation, and authentic dance. She gravitated towards these dance/martial arts forms as they allow the inner wisdom of the body to be the impetus for movement and expression. These forms require the practitioner to let go of pre-conceived, anticipated movement, and instead listen in the moment to how the body wants to respond to its specific, unique environment. She has been teaching dance workshops in the Bay Area, Hawaii, and India over the last few years, specializing in authentic, spirit journey work which she has coined Embodied Resonance.

In parallel with this work, she has been practicing partner yoga since 2004. In 2008, she co-hosted a weekly partner yoga/acro-balance class that combined elements of yoga, Thai massage, and acrobatics. She continues to teach partner yoga workshops and classes. Whenever appropriate, she enjoys weaving elements of her Embodied Resonance practice into her partner yoga teaching.

Anjuli’s teaching style fuses together a love for authentic expression, inner body awareness through movement, and partnered exercises that can vary in intensity from subtle, gentle movement to rigorous, acrobatic balancing. She is available for private sessions as well as workshops and retreats.

Since then, my movement and teaching practice has expanded into contact dance and acro-yoga.


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

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