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].

Recent and featured articles about Ashtanga Yoga.

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Bali Yoga Adventure in depth spiritual/cultural immersion and teacher training

Nature, Seva, Bhakti, Bliss, Grounding, Giving, Embracing, Receiving

April 9-27immersion; Yoga Adventure teacher training, Yoga Alliance-registered 200-/300-hour level

Bali embodies a spiritual and cultural existence like nowhere else on earth.

The deep reverence with which the Balinese live in harmony with nature and each other is reflective of their deep roots and the honoring of all life. We go to Bali to join in that honoring.

Siddhi Yoga is a premier institute for Yoga Teacher Training in India, offering the consummate experience of yoga learning in an environment that is completely in sync with yoga principles. Unlike most contemporary yoga institutes, we aim to bring to fore this vedic knowledge in its pure, adulterated form.

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Ignite Your Practice | Inspire Transformation | Live Your Passion

Deepen your practice, gain confidence, find your voice! Our programs set the standard for excellence focusing on alignment, intelligent sequencing, and finding your voice.  Our time-tested curriculum, online learning resources and knowledgeable teachers will expertly guide you in developing techniques to sequence, adjust and practice with clarity and skill. 

We are a multi-studio center offering the largest curriculum of classes and workshops in the region. 

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Yoga NH Teacher Training/Develop Your Practice Programs began in early 2006, led by Maureen Miller (E-RYT500, Certified Life/Health/Business Coach, Reiki Master Trainer and MA in Women, Spirituality & Well-Being). Every January-December, Maureen and several outstanding guest teachers will lead the 500-hour Teacher Training Program in Concord, NH.

I believe life is better with breath and movement. I can teach you the skills you need to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle long-term. Whether that be through increasing your performance, helping you with weight loss, maximising your flexibility, or simply over all better fitness and health, I can help. I believe Yoga brings you warmth for your mind, body & heart.

October 12, 2015 (All day) to November 27, 2015 (All day)

If yoga is the dissolution of all self-limiting thoughts, patterns and tendencies, then self-awareness and getting free are the keys!

Yoga Hanalei offers a non-dogmatic, practical and fresh approach to hatha yoga, appreciating it as an evolving science and art of living well-being. We recognize there are as many paths to yoga as there are individuals, and strive to offer a diverse selection of styles, approaches and disciplines to best fit the individual's needs.

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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Therapeutic Classes, Intensives, Workshops and Teaching Trainings. Go deeper into yourself and your practice in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. 200/500-hour teacher trainings offered throughout the year. 200 and 300 hours offered in the Fall and Spring. Complete your 200 hours in one month or spilt it up and complete 100 hours at a time.

Yoga in Mankato, since 1995. Southeastern Minnesota's most beautiful studio. Qualified and experienced teachers; welcoming yoga community. Ashtanga, vinyasa, gentle yoga; variety of styles and instructors.

Teacher trainings offered in eight-week intensives perfect for weekend commuters. We will help you deepen your practice, regardless of your skill level.

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Flow deeper into your practice by taking this Nationally Recognized 200 and 300-Hour Yoga Alliance Certification in Vinyasa Flow Yoga.

Based in the tradition of Ashtanga yoga, this 4-12 - week small group and mentorship program will steep you in yoga as a way of life. We work with each individual student and their needs and wants as a teacher and to develop a deeper understanding of their own practice to work out, work in and build awareness while building income.

Sphota, in Sanskrit, literally means, "to burst." It is creative, unstoppable, and indivisible.

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