Ananda Yoga Directory

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 person’s 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.


The Atmananda Yoga Sequence is the body of knowledge experienced through Hatha, Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga, combined to create a Vinyasa flow. The sequence is composed of seventy one classical and powerful postures across the six groups of asanas, including standing poses, balancing poses, spinal twists, inversions, back bends and forward bends, all working to leave the body completely open and refreshed. We use the breath and attention to detail as the foundation of the flow to develop a healthy yoga practice that can last for a lifetime.


Haramara Retreat, Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

"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.

August 13, 2015 (All day) to December 31, 2016 (All day)

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.