Welcome to the Yoga Journal Ananda Yoga Directory page. In this section you will find yoga studios, retreat centers, and teachers who specialize or incorporate Ananda Yoga into their practice and philosophy.
Ananda Yoga is based on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. It was founded in 1968 by Yogananda's direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda. The teaching is rooted in the realization that God in everyone and the Divine is accessible to everyone. Ananda Yoga brings yoga back to its original spiritual essence and context. It seeks to raise a persons level of consciousness by reinforcing the natural effects the poses have. Similarly this yoga is designed to help harmonize your body, mind, and spirit. A typical class includes Asana (yoga postures), Pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, and teachings on yoga philosophy. It is suitable for all body types and physical conditions.
"One of the 10 best yoga retreats in the world." (Yoga Journal)
Described as the place "where Robinson Crusoe meets Architectural Digest," Haramara Retreat is an exclusive, intimate, magical and idyllic place created and designed to provide a natural and supportive environment. Haramara offers serenity, seclusion and security to ensure relaxing and renewing retreats and vacations for groups, couples and individuals.
Escape to Istmo Yoga and Adventure Retreat in Playa Grande, Panama, to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Rainforest and beach in one spectacular tropical location. Seven a/c bungalows accommodating groups up to 22 participants. Facilities include a yoga studio sorrounded by nature, a walking labyrinth, a beautiful nature trail, and meditation areas. Additional highlights include our gourmet cuisine, SUP classes and excursions, massage, and much more!
Prana del Mar is a stunning beachfront yoga and wellness center specializing in yoga retreats and yoga holidays, and featuring many acclaimed international teachers.
It features luxurious accommodations in wonderfully-appointed rooms and suites, two elegant yoga studios, a community building with reading library and rooftop deck, delicious and healthful cuisine, a swimming pool and hot tub, a desert garden and stone labyrinth, environmental awareness (including being fully-powered 24/7 by an extensive solar electric system), magnificent views, and warm Mexican hospitality.
Spectacular Retreats: A renewing 5-day vacation filled with fun and the serenity of Yoga. Experience the splendor of Sedona, the Grand Canyon, and YOU! Enjoy deluxe lodging and pool at the elegant Arabella Hotel in the heart of Sedona. Learn techniques to reduce stress, quiet your mind in meditation, and deepen your yoga practice. (Beginners welcome) Cultivate Contentment in your life, as your leader, Johanna Maheshvari Mosca, Ph.D., offers coaching and practical self-care strategies, plus a complimentary copy of her book by that title.