Samavesha 2016 has ended
The 2016 Samavesha Yoga Festival will be at the beautiful Mt. Madonna Center in Watsonville, CA. Join us from November 2 - 6 and return to your heart and study with renowned fellow teachers on the Anusara path. 

Recognition of the sacred in the heart of all beings is the first of ASHY’s newly stated core values and the theme for this year’s festival. It speaks to the universality of the sacred and the power of attention to crystalize this truth within each of us. Samavesha means to dive into what one was never separated from in the first place - come to the California mountains to remember, reconnect, and realize the beauty of your own heart. 
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Carmel Calcagno

Yoga Anjali
Belmar, New Jersey
In 1989 after the book "Initiation" fell on her head at a local bookstore Carmel signed up for her first yoga class. After practicing for 7 years she organically began teaching when her teacher asked her to teach while he was away for 3 months. Three years later she took her first Anusara workshop in Brooklyn New York with John Friend and was certified in 2003. That same year she opened Yoga Anjali in Belmar, NJ, on the Jersey shore. After many years of teaching she does a yearly 30 hour Advanced Teacher Training: she loves to help new teachers gain confidence and knowledge. She also enjoys teaching 50+ . Carmel enjoys teaching week long retreats and in 2017 she will be at Lake Atitlan in Guatemala in February. In the past she has taught in Costa Rica and Panama. Carmel has been teaching "Yoga on the Beach" since 2001, which is the longest running beach yoga in Monmouth & Ocean County. Carmel is thrilled to be sharing her knowledge and love for Anusara in this year's Samavesha Festival.