Anusara, Inc. Statement of Progress letter
The following letter was sent out to the Anusara Yoga Community on March 15th, 2012
Statement of Progress
Dear Teachers, Students, and the Greater Community,
We want to extend our gratitude for your patience and understanding throughout this difficult last month, during which time we gathered the professional advice and guidance that will aid us in making critical decisions for the future success of Anusara yoga.
Over the last few weeks, we have been communicating with many of you and various groups within the Anusara yoga community, such as the Steering Committee, about the best way to engage licensed teachers in the development of policies for the company.
Immediately, the Steering Committee and Anusara, Inc. are accepting nominations for the establishment of a Leadership Committee. One of the purposes of this committee is to set up three other committees: Ethics, Certification/Licensing, and Curriculum. John Friend has removed himself from Anusara, Inc.’s Board of Directors and has also removed himself as an officer of the corporation. He will not be participating in any of the committees. This represents the first step toward a more inclusive participation with Anusara yoga teachers worldwide to ensure and preserve the fundamental elements of Anusara yoga’s high standards.
Submit your nominations to Wendy Willtrout at email@example.com by this Monday, March 19th, at Midnight CDT. The Steering Committee will also be accepting nominations and will be cooperating with Anusara, Inc. to submit their nominations as well.
Wendy Willtrout will now serve as the manager at the office headquarters and will be supported by a great team of both full-time staff and community support.
Although Michal Lichtman is not a co-owner, nor is she serving in any executive capacity for the company, she remains a great supporter of Anusara yoga.
There has been a lot of complexity with this transition and restructure of the company and the organization. So, thank you all for your great patience during so much change and uncertainty. Now together we can continue to practice and share the benefits of the yoga school that has helped hundreds of thousands in every part of the world.
(Original letter below)