Ashtanga Yoga Directory

Welcome to the Yoga Journal Ashtanga Yoga Directory page. In this section you will find yoga studios, retreat centers, and teachers who specialize or incorporate Ashtanga Yoga into their practice and philosophy.

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009) is the founder of Ashtanga Yoga. Ashtanga Yoga means "eight-limbed yoga" outlined in the Yoga Sutras written by the great sage Patanjali.This style of yoga is the inspiration for the majority of vinyasa style yoga classes around the world. Ashtanga is a vigorous athletic flowing practice. The practice produces intense internal heat that creates a strong body and a calm mind. Tradtionally it was taught Mysore style, meaning the student learned the series and practiced the sequence on their own. However, today students can take classes lead by a teacher. The practice is smooth and flowing allowing the practitioner to simply observe what arises in the mind/body with out analyzing or criticizing it. With continued practice the skill of non-attachment is applied to all aspects of a person’s life. This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a set series of poses. The eight limbs of yoga are: Yama [moral codes], Niyama [self-purification and study], Asana [posture], Pranayama [breath control], Pratyahara [sense control], Dharana [concentration], Dhyana [meditation], and Samadhi [contemplation].

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Residential intensive programs offered in January, February, April, June, July and August. Upcoming advanced program weekend format in Orange County, CA

Our 200 Hour Program includes Alignment Based Vinyasa Flow, Therapeutic Elements, & the Path of Yoga as a Framework for Holistic Health. If you have a love and passion for Yoga, then you are welcome to participate, whether it is with the desire to deepen your own personal yoga practice or with the intention to teach yoga to others.

Already an RYT200?  Take your teaching to the next level and THRIVE as a yoga professional!  Join our 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training and:

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200/300 hour certified training programs — Enhance & deepen your knowledge of yoga & gain the confidence & skills needed to safely experience & teach yoga.

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Fall in Love with Yoga and Hawaii during one of our 25 Day Immersion Training on Hawaii's Big Island. Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings take place in a fun and creative environment where you will have the time and space to dive deeper into your practice and learn to spread your Love of Yoga. Peak Beings Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance and all graduating teachers will be qualified to register with the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher.  We also offer this same training in Mexico and Brazil.

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Nicaragua YTT Trainings *Spring: April 19 - May 10, 2017 & *Summer: August 1 - 22, 2017
Introduction

Are you ready for a life changing experience?  Becoming a yoga teacher begins with taking a journey of self discovery, and ends with a desire to guide people along their own journey. It’s not about having the most strength or flexibility, (although those will certainly increase during training.) YTT is about finding yourself and your voice in this world, and then learning how to help others find theirs.

For 35 years Deborah and David have lived life exploring remote regions of the world, leading international yoga adventures, retreats, teacher trainings; studying with yogis, healers and medicine people; teaching, mentoring in yoga, wilderness and sustainable living.

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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 offers 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.

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Boutique, curated yoga holiday retreats around the Mediterranean area & beyond. EAT amazing cuisine, PRAY in mindful contemplation, & MOVE through powerful poses. Join us for an adventure of a lifetime!

 

VENICE, ITALY  - November 6-12, 2016
FORM+FOCUS - Join us for our annual Venetian FORM+FOCUS retreat - a magical, mysterious exploration through ART + YOGA in the floating city of Venice, Italy!

May 02, 2016
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Vineyard Arts Project is an arts and wellness retreat space located on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard. The center features two incredible 2,000 square foot yoga studios with high lofted barn ceilings and sprung floors. The center has a total of 23 luxurious bedrooms with private en-suite baths, communal dining and living rooms, a spacious kitchen, and expansive sun deck and yard. Available to rent for week-long yoga, fitness, and wellness retreats from May - October each year. 

April 26, 2018 to April 29, 2018

Bermuda Yoga Festival is an intimate 4-day yoga and music festival that brings together a community drawn to follow the path of spirit and the heart. The festival offers traditional and emerging yoga styles, wisdom teachings, transformational workshops, kirtan and live conscious music. Journey out of winter to the subtropical warmth of Bermuda's springtime and immerse yourself in master classes, sunrise meditation, sacred chanting in a magical crystal cave, ecstatic dance, soulful mantra grooves, and the creative possibilities of kirtan and live conscious music.

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Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is located in the foothills of Nosara and is a ten minute walk from the world class surfing beaches of Guiones. Utilizing its unique and tranquil setting in the Nicoya Blue Zone, Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is the ideal spot to meet your desires of finding peace, relaxation, and rejuvenation.

Calley Bliss (Yoga Alliance RYT-200) teaches yoga with the approach that the science of the mind is intrinsically connected to the state of the body. Learning, and re-patterning that state is often an emotional journey by way of a physical practice. The practice is always a practical tool to combat life’s challenges, and find opportunity for growth, health, and progress for your body, mind, and life.

Carrie Hensley

Hi! I’m Carrie, a motorcycle riding yogini on the adventure of a lifetime helping women connect to their intrinsic worth to create a life they love.

My mission is to connect you to your inner guru. By turning our awareness inwards, we begin to connect to that place of intrinsic worth and Source the unique gifts that each of us brings into this lifetime. We live a more authentic and purpose driven life and are more adept at sharing our gifts with the world.

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Upcoming 200 hour training Oct 29 - Nov 26, 16 and May 6 - June 3, 17

Centered Yoga began cultivating students into teachers in 1999, first based in New York City, and since 2002 from its current home in Thailand. It has, in effect, been a leader in the field of yogic education and training. In recent years a plethora of programs have popped up all over the world. You, as the interested student looking to train are now presented with a disarray of choices. We are not here to “sell” you on our program, nor convince you, as anyone who applies has to go through an involved application process. We seek sincere students.

“I had the honour and privilege of teaching Cezar throughout his 200-hour yoga teacher training course in June/ July 2016 at Chandra Yoga International in Dharamsala, India. 

 

From day 1, it immediately became apparent to me that Cezar had an incredible energy, discovered a devotion to his yoga practice and studies and was keen to dive deeper into his knowledge, understanding, and spiritual awareness. 

 

Christina is a Yoga Alliance certified RYT-200 and insured yoga instructor. She completed her training at Lotus House of Yoga in Lincoln, NE in 2015, and began teaching in early 2016. Christina specializes in Vinyasa and Astanga yoga, with additional training in Yin, Restorative, and yoga for special popluations.   

Gentle Vinyasa Flow, Chair Yoga and Restorative Yoga

June 04, 2017
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June 4 - 25, 2017

Doug Swenson / Author / E-RYT-500 / 40 yrs exp.

Offering 200 / 300 / 500 YA certification programs. Highest quality, professional, updated programs representing a holistic influence, for a balanced approach.

All levels will benefit - from our diverse program of Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Yin, Restorative, Power and Sadhana. This is not - just another Yoga program, yet a profound recipe for a better life.

We believe in placing no limits, on our yoga philosophy and our whole life. All those who attend will leave with warmth in their heart and a smile on their face.

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San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala

Emma first discovered yoga in 2011 and has wanted more ever since. The clarity she felt after that first practice kept her coming back. Yoga provides her a deep sense of strength and release that has been her foundation through life's ever changing journey. Emma completed Teacher Training at Health Thru Yoga which has broadened her knowledge, deepened her practice, and heightened her spiritual awareness, bringing her closer to the light within.

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Join us for an ongoing retreat & wellness experience. If you are here in Feb. visit http://optimysstique.com/ for our annual festival.  Yoga,organic food from the onsite garden ,cooking classes,massage,surf,sup,snorkel, etc.... This hands on interactive retreat inspires,rejunvenates and educates people from all walks of life. A variety of teachers,studios,food and activities are offered. Send us your wish list!

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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.

Jamie, ERYT200/RYT500, has been practicing yoga since 1995. She completed her 200 hour training at Yoga H'Om in Pittsburgh PA in 2010, and her 300 hour advanced training at Yoga Breeze in Cave Creek AZ in 2016. She is the owner of Desert Shakti Yoga LLC in Anthem AZ where she teaches private and semi-private classes. Jamie focuses on proper alignment,awareness of anatomy and breath, and the therapeutic benefits of yoga. She believes in an individualized approach to asana practice and employs extensive use of props and the yoga wall to enhance her student's experience.

My yoga journey started many moons ago when my Mom suggested my sister and I take a class.  ​I don't remember much about the class itself, but I do recall speaking enthusiastically about it afterward.  I also remember the smell of the satsuma oil that was burned throughout the class, and the various intrigues of my teacher that day, who wore endless strings of beads around her neck and had glittery, bright eyes and really wild curly hair.  Most strikingly, I felt calm.

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I learned the art of meditation from my Grandfather as a teenager, which helped me through some incredibly rough years.  It wasn’t until later that I was introduced to yoga, and the combination of calming the body along with the mind, drew me in immediately.  Before I knew it, I was attending classes daily, eating, breathing, and sleeping yoga.  I wanted to learn anything and everything I could about it.  My love affair with it flourished until it seemed the only logical next step was to sign up to become a teacher

January 18, 2016 to May 31, 2016
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Ocean View Yoga Teacher Training, South Goa, India

Kranti Yoga is pleased offer a fusion of yoga and beach culture in South Goa, India.  We offer a comprehensive Yoga Alliance approved 200 hr YTTC directly on Patnem Beach.  

The course is designed to initiate students onto the path of yoga and prepare them to teach others.  It is a rewarding way to develop an Ashtanga Yoga practice and gain your teaching certification with the luxury of being directly on the beach.

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