Welcome to the Yoga Journal Integral Yoga Directory page. In this section you will find yoga studios, retreat centers, and teachers who specialize or incorporate Integral Yoga into their practice and philosophy.
Swami Satchidananda (1914-2002) founded Integral Yoga after studying intensively with Swami Sivananda. He brought yoga to the United States in 1966. Integral Yoga is focused on helping a student return to their "natural condition." Swami Satchidananda describes a persons natural condition as a sense of strength and health, calm and clear mind, loving unconditionally, and a life filled with joy. Its aim is to help each person realize the harmony that can arise from spiritual unity. A typical practice will incorporate chanting, pranayama, poses, deep relaxation, and meditation. Integral Yoga is accessible to all people no matter of your size, shape, age, or physical condition. Modifications are consistently given and students are encouraged to move at their own pace.
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 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.
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.
Bermuda Yoga Festival is an intimate 3-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.
Offerings: Classical Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga & Kundalini Yoga Therapy, Pranayama & Rebirthing Breathwork, Reiki Treatments. Private & small group sessions in Sonoma County, California; including Family Yoga classes. Plus: lessons in mantra, Kirtan chanting, Sanskrit 108, Yoga Sutras, and more.
"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.
Escape to Istmo Yoga and Adventure Retreat in Playa Grande, Panama, to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Rainforest and beach in one spectacular tropical location. Seven a/c bungalows accommodating groups up to 22 participants. Facilities include a yoga studio sorrounded by nature, a walking labyrinth, a beautiful nature trail, and meditation areas. Additional highlights include our gourmet cuisine, SUP classes and excursions, massage, and much more!
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.
Follow your path or deepen your studies in Santa Barbara's most beautiful space to practice yoga. Offering distinctive training for over 20 years, Santa Barbara Yoga Center's Teacher Training and Advanced Studies Program is 200, 300 and 500-hour Yoga Alliance Registered. Weekend and extended modules are offered by world renowned teachers such as Erich Schiffmann, Seane Corn, Lisa Walford, Nischala Devi, Cheri Clampett, Ravi Ravindra and more!
April 23-27, June 11-15, July 16-20, Oct. 15-19, 2016
Spectacular Retreats: A renewing 5-day vacation filled with fun and the serenity of Yoga. Experience the splendor of Sedona, the Grand Canyon, and YOU! Enjoy deluxe lodging and pool at the elegant Arabella Hotel in the heart of Sedona. Learn techniques to reduce stress, quiet your mind in meditation, and deepen your yoga practice. (Beginners welcome) Cultivate Contentment in your life, as your leader, Johanna Maheshvari Mosca, Ph.D., offers coaching and practical self-care strategies, plus a complimentary copy of her book by that title.
The True Yoga Retreat based on the new book True Yoga: Practicing With The Yoga Sutras for Happiness and Spiritual Fulfillment offers a fun and inspiring week of practices to help you achieve lasting happiness no matter what life throws at you. Through a mix of asana, meditation, philosophy discussion, devotional chant and more, Yoga Therapist and Author Jennie Lee shares strategies for applying the Eight Limbs of Yoga throughout life.