Ishta Yoga Directory

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

Alan Finger developed ISHTA Yoga with his father, Kavi Yogiraj Mani Finger (a disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda and Swami Venkatesananda) in the 1960's. The acronym ISHTA stands for Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda. The focus is on helping a person become balanced in all aspects of their being to create a strong foundation for spiritual growth. ISHTA classes are generally built around a theme such as balancing a chakra. Most classes include alignment-based vinyasa sequence, along with meditation, breath-work, and kriyas (cleansing techniques).


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.

May 02, 2016

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. 

Next Program Starts 1/30/17

Devotion Yoga's Teacher Training is nationally recognized and Yoga Alliance-registered. We are a non-dogmatic training offering an expansive overview while encouraging students to discover their own points of view.


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.

Laura Binder-Hines, MS, RD, 200-hour certified instructor

Laura has been practicing yoga since 2004, and earned her 200-hour vinyasa yoga and meditation instructor certification in 2010 from the Long Island Yoga School.  She is currently working towards her 300-hour certification through Absolute Yoga in Woodbury, NY.  Laura teaches in several locations on Long Island, and offers in-home sessions as well.  She is also a registered dietitian and loves to provide group nutrition education workshops in her community, as well as corporate wellness programs for organizations in the tri-state area.


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