Baptiste Yoga Directory

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

Baron Baptiste is the son of yoga pioneers Walter and Magana Baptiste, who opened the first San Francisco yoga studio in 1955. He began practicing yoga as a young child and has studied with multiple Indian yoga masters. He developed Baptiste Yoga and runs teacher trainings in his specific style of yoga.

The aim of Baptiste Yoga is to create freedom, peace of mind, and the ability to live more authentically. Expect a physically challenging flowing practice that will get your heart rate up. Each class features a vigorous 90-minute vinyasa sequence in a heated room. It is geared to more athletic practitioners but everyone is welcome. Baptiste style encourages students to work and honor their own level of fitness.

Recent and featured articles about Baptiste Power Yoga.


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.


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.


    Aya Jane Waite grew up in the woods north of Marquette, home-schooled by a musician and a dancer.   At twelve years old she began her yoga practice on the forest floor: down dog in the sand, leaves, and bridge over Wilson Creek.  Aya unearthed a love of teaching while taking a 5-month teacher training course at the Baptiste studio Namaspa, in Bend, Oregon.


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.

April 22, 2017 to April 29, 2017
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Set yourself apart as a yoga professional who is committed to continuous learning and growth!

We offer 200 & 300 HR Yoga Teacher Trainings & programs/certifications designed to diversify your yoga offerings and expand your reach as a teacher.  How can you touch more lives and have a bigger impact?  These programs give you great tools and creative ways to connect with more students daily.

January 15, 2016 to January 18, 2016
Come for the day, weekend, or the full 4-day experience.

Yoga for beginners and beyond - This is the weekend to get your asana on! Choose from more than 100 yoga classes in a variety of styles, uniquely crafted by world-renowned yogis.