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.

Yoga teacher training in Rishikesh is the best way for performing the asanas such as Mysore Ashtanga Yoga, Led Ashtanga Yoga, and many more. Collect all sorts of info 200 Hour Yoga Teachers in Rishikesh and details on the process to perform the postures and catch positive effects on your mind and body. 

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!

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Join us at the Yoga Evolution Retreat Center deep in the heart of the beautiful countryside of central Portugal. Established in 2008 the retreat center is set in 13 acres of a rural Portuguese estate with breath taking views across the valleys of this unspoilt part of the earth.

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.

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.

“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.

May 18, 2017 to May 22, 2017
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From 18 to 22 May, you can enjoy of 5 days of yoga, 100 workshops, 3 concerts and 50 yoga teachers from around the world in the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya, a magical space in Barcelona where you can practice yoga at all levels and maximize your training.

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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.

May 07, 2017 to May 14, 2017

Santillan centrosantillan.com is a world-class yoga centre initiated by Simon Low of The Yoga Academy. 

It has a salt water pool where you can swim lengths, two studios and yoga wall, paddle tennis, spa and overlooks the sea. 

Temperatures in May are perfect. It is near Seville, Alhambra, Granada and Malaga.

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.

Jennie has travelled the world, after returning in 2009 began attending yoga classes at Breeze yoga studio in Kent and found that she really enjoyed it, and also found other benefits started happening to her, it helped with her stress and anxiety, and helped build her self-esteem and confidence as well as helping with an ongoing neck problem she had, and she lost weight.

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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