About the instructor

Click here to view an article about Anu published in the Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center, Palatine, IL newsletter.

Anu Buzruk learned Hathayoga from The Swami Vivekananda Center in India in 1996 & taught from her yoga studio at Pune,India for six years. In Chicago she completed her 200 hours Registered Teacher Training Course from the Lotus Yoga Center in Palatine, IL. For four years till Sept.2008 she worked as a Yoga Instructor at many centers in Palatine like the Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center, Buehler YMCA , Continental Athletic Club and Health Quest. Since Oct.2008 Anu has started teaching at various centers in Naperville & Bolingbrook. Throughout this all, Anu has trained over 400 students in Hathayoga. She conducts routine feedback sessions which allow her to tailor her sessions to meet the students' needs. Her students have reported marked improvement in flexibility, digestion, lung capacity, and self-confidence. Many have also had a significant decrease in anxiety as well as alleviation of menstrual disorders.

Anu has come up with a 60 minutes beginners’ yoga practice DVD where she has performed various loosening exercises, yoga poses & breathing exercises. Price US $ 20.



What Anu's students say about her

" Anu has been my yoga instructor for the past eighteen months. I have found her to be a serious minded practitioner who is careful to explain proper technique and who challenges you to succeed to a level that is comfortable for you. "
-Susan Engle, Palatine

" Anu has been my yoga instructor for the last five years. She has a profound knowledge of yoga, pranayam, and meditation. Overall I have benefited from her yoga class greatly and I will never stop learning from her if possible. She is very concerned about her students' needs and she guides her students based on their individual requirements. I am very fortunate to have a guru like Anu. "
- Anupama Bhat, Vernon Hills

" After taking lessons from Anu for almost two years, I feel fit, flexible and in balance... physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It gives me inner strength, a strong mind and a better perspective towards life itself. Thank you. "
- Thulasi and Subu, Hoffman Estates

" Anu creates a very warm, relaxed, and peaceful atmosphere for the class. She is very attuned to the needs of each student and can easily provide modifications. "
- Claudia George

" Anupama led a family yoga class which we all benefited from and enjoyed immensely... We wish our 7 year could join soon also... "
- Stefanie Temme-Bapat and Sachin Bapat, Schaumburg

" I enjoy taking Anu's yoga class very much. "
- Feng, Palatine

" After taking classes with Anu for a few weeks, my lower back and hip pain improved greatly. During her class I can tell that I am benefiting areas that do not receive attention from my normal exercise. I am grateful for her guidance and devotion to her students. "
- Sonja Seitamo

" Anu Buzruk is gentle in nature and strong in spirit. Her yoga teachings have had a profound impact on my life: I am more centered, flexible, clear minded, and physically/mentally stronger than I have ever been. Her precise instruction and cheerful encouragement helped me reach personal goals I didn't think were possible. "
- Tracy Odena, Palatine

" Anu was my 1st yoga instructor just over 4 years ago. Anu has helped me with breathing techniques allowing me to completely relax during stressful medical procedures. "
- Larry Nowak, Palatine

" I had the pleasure of participating in Anu's classes for about a year when she taught in the Northwest Suburbs. From pure beginner to someone at an expert level, she helped us with poses and techniques appropriate to individual abilities. She varies her classes so that each one of us can look forward to new activities each session. Anu emphasizes a combination of body, breathing and mental activities leading to a well-rounded and fulfilling yoga session."
- Esther P., Arlington Heights

" I am fortunate to have Anu as my yoga instructor. She is a very serious practitioner of yoga and an excellent teacher who provides precise personalized instruction that inspires her students to improve their technique and enjoy the benefits of yoga. The fact that I have been dragging myself out of bed on Saturday mornings for last 18 months demonstrates about how beneficial her classes are. I have seen many benefits of long term practice including strength, flexibility and help with allergies."
- Vijay, Libertyville

" I had the opportunity to take Yoga lessons from Anu for 10 months. Anu was a professional who taught me Yoga techniques and the importance of following them on a regular basis. She teaches so that students can learn these techniques in a perfect manner but at the same time understand the benefits and importance of each one of them. I am looking forward to getting more lessons from her in the future."
- Nandini, Libertyville

" I am an absolute believer in the power of yoga to improve ones overall health, well being and body. Anu is an instructor that embraces the traditional teachings and yet understands how to incorporate them into our busy everyday lives. She is extremely knowledgeable and has the ability to communicate the benefits and correct body position of each pose. She is patient and truly cares about improving the overall health and well being of her students."
- Stephanie Menegay, Naperville

"I have gained a great deal of flexibility, built core strength and stamina after beginning to learn from Anupama. I sit in front of a computer all day at work so the lower backache had become an annoying and painful part of life. Well, not anymore! I can even bend/squat/sit for hours working in my garage or the garden, and still no pains or aches in any part of the body! Anupama has a safe, gentle and positive technique to teach Yogasan and Pranayam. She tailors the Asanas to address specific concerns of her students and helps students to meet their goals."
- Sachin Lokhande, Naperville