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).


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.


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 beaturiful nature, and meditation areas.  Additional highlights include our gourmet cuisine,  SUP classes and excursions, massage, and much more!


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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 features 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.