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Anusara School of Hatha Yoga

August 10, 2017 - August 13, 2017



The Anusara School of Hatha Yoga presents Samunnati: a spiritual elevation yoga weekend. Join Anusara-certified teachers Denise Stottmann (from Louisville KY), Gail Corvette (from Charleston SC) and QiQi Zhou-Das (Charlotte NC ). Jaye Martin, Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher and E-RYT 500, and Benji Humphries, fire performer, will be joining us as presenters at Samunnati August 10-13, 2017.

We will have long asana practices twice a day, a daily hike, morning meditations and evening Satsangs. CEU credit available for Anusara license renewal and advancement as well as Yoga Alliance. Students interested in learning more about Anusara yoga are welcome. No experience necessary!

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Gail and Denise in Arizona in 2014




Denise is the owner of Infinite Bliss Yoga and a native of Louisville KY where she lives with her husband, 3 children, a potbellied pig, and a dog. She is a Certified Anusara yoga teacher (2013), a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 & YACEP, and she holds a Masters of Engineering degree. Denise is inspired by sharing the connections she makes between science and math and the body, mind and heart. She has taught yoga since 2008.








Yoga has led Gail on a journey from her head to her heart. She found yoga at her health club in New York City and did her first Anusara immersion (prerequisite for teacher training) in 2002. She has been teaching yoga since 2006 and became a Certified Anusara yoga teacher in 2015. She holds the E-RYT 500 designation with Yoga Alliance. Gail has taught in New York, Hong Kong and now Charleston SC where she lives with her husband David and two cats. Gail’s students say her classes are nourishing, positive, playful and intelligently paced.





Anusara Jaye


Jaye Martin is an exuberant teacher who is highly acclaimed and widely sought after for his expertise, enthusiasm, and spirituality.  Jaye gifts students of all levels with his bright spirit and his skill in communicating both the subtle and technical aspects of the practice.

Jaye is one of my most beloved teachers & mentors, and has become a dear friend. In his presence, the best of me comes out, not only in my Anusara practice, but also off the mat.  He has the capacity of making everyone feel appreciated and special, and he also has a very unique ability to explain complex concepts and ideas in a very simple way, which makes it easy to understand for anyone. ~Farrah






Teaching yoga is the organic extension for QiQi. She brings her life experience and her Eastern roots to her teaching. Her sense of humor and precise instructions have attracted many. QiQi started her Anusara training in 2005 and became a Certified Anusara yoga teacher in 2016. QiQi is a mother of two, E-RYT 500 and YACEP. QiQi currently lives in the Metro Charlotte NC area where she teaches weekly yoga classes at the YMCA South Charlotte. When not teaching yoga, QiQi loves to knit and cook.








Benji Humphries will also provide us with an evening fire performance to bring the story of Hanuman’s rescue of Sita to life. Benji has performed for more than 15 years and working closely with the flame has been a lifelong personal passion of his.  His performance will include fire poi, fire breathing, and fire contact work. You won’t want to miss this unique fire show!





Here’s what their students say about them:

“I have studied other types of yoga before but never Anusara until I went to Gail’s class. She made this practice lively, interesting, full of wisdom and challenging but extremely level appropriate for anyone beginner to advanced. I have now had a chance to go many times and look forward to her particular brand of training and those bright lights in her eyes, that tell me there is something very joyful and enlightening in the journey!”


“I’ve been going to Infinite Bliss since I first moved here a couple of months ago and I love it! Denise’s classes are wonderful. She covers many aspects of yoga for body, mind and spirit. I learn something new about my practice and about yoga every time I go. Her classes have a personal touch and a genuine care for health and well-being. The classes are thoughtfully composed but also playful and fun. I leave feeling great after every class.”

— Kat W. Yelp review

“I have been practicing yoga for over 10 years. And I have never taken any yoga classes and feel the way that I feel after I take QiQi’s class. It feels like I am taking a “real” yoga class compared to other classes that I have taken in the past. Granted the other teachers are wonderful, but my body extends and goes to a much deeper state after taking QiQi’s class. I also like it when she only focuses one or two things at a time when I take her class. And I am able to go much deeper in my practice and stay focused. “

— Shannon


  • Program: August 10 – 13, 2017
  • Registration opens: February 23, 2017
  • Registration deadline: August 10, 2017

Registration Fee

  • Registration Fee includes
    • Lodging
    • Meals dinner on arrival through lunch on departure
    • Use of assigned facilities
    • Participation in program activities
  • 4 Day / 3 Night Adult Package
    • Register by April 10: $575
    • April 11-June 10: $650
    • June 11-August 10: $750
    • Private room charge add $105 (Availability limited)

Cancellation policy: If you cancel on or before June 10, your payment will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. All funds except for a $100 administrative fee will be refunded if you cancel between June 10 and July 10 if the space is subsequently filled. No refunds after July 11.


In our registration system, select Other Retreats then select 2017 Anusara School of Hatha Yoga