Hi! My name is Rachel Bush and I came to the practices of Yoga and Ayurveda at the age of 20, already in poor physical and mental health and with the desire to heal. After my first year of practice I had undergone such a transformation in my body and state of mind that I decided to dedicate my life to these practices. After studying Anthropology in college I became a Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher, Licensed Massage Therapist and Ayurvedic Practitioner. I have been teaching Anusara Yoga and practicing massage since 2006 and studying herbal medicine and Ayurveda for 15+ years. I graduated from New World Ayurveda in 2018 and started my practice as an Ayurvedic Practitioner. Nature is my greatest teacher and so it is my deepest joy to witness how nature operates in each of my clients and students. I believe that we are each a brilliant channel, and by cultivating our health (especially our mental health), we cultivate our greatest resource.
Anusara Yoga was founded in 1998 by John Friend. John was influenced strongly by both B.K.S. Iyengar and the path of Siddha Yoga. In 2012 Anusara became the The Anusara School of Hatha Yoga, otherwise known as ASHY and is now an international organization.
Anu- Individual; sara- current; flow of grace
The 3 qualities that differentiate Anusara from other schools of yoga are:
Anusara is grounded and balanced in physical practice, intellectual study, contemplative practices and philosophical bridges to bring the practice back to our life in meaningful and concrete ways.
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Ayurveda is an ancient and traditional practice of medicine and longevity from India estimated to be more than 3000 years old. Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences, rooted in the same history, culture, philosophy and principles.
Ayurveda is the study of everything about life. In this way it takes a different perspective than Western Medicine. Instead of the focus being on diagnosing sickness or disease and treating symptoms Ayurveda focuses on what it means to be in a state of balance or imbalance and finding the root cause of imbalance. In this way Ayurveda is a wonderful companion to our western medical system and can be a great support in daily life for all of the choices we make about our routine, diet, exercise and spiritual practice. Because it is the study of all of life, Ayurveda can be applied to every facet of our experience: food, color, music, relationships, work ethic, exercise, hobbies, etc… This can seem overwhelming at first but this system is both intuitive and elegant and can be grasped and utilized by any practitioner.
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