Iyengar Yoga Directory

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

Iyengar Yoga was created by B. K. S. Iyengar and is based on the eight limbs of yoga as explained by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras. Iyengar a form of hatha yoga, emphasizes the development of strength, stamina, flexibility and balance. This style of yoga is great for beginners because a primary focus is on alignment and the structure of the posture. In addition, advanced practioners may focus may be on discovering the most advance level of a pose and inner states of the mind. Iyengar yoga aims to unite the mind, body and spirit to promote health and well-being. A typical class moves at a slower pace with precise attention to the posture. Poses are often modified with props and a lot of adjustments given by the teacher. Iyengar teachers complete a minimum of two years of rigorous training in order to receive just the introductory certificate. A senior levels teacher will have potentially many more years of training.

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Fall in Love with Yoga and Brazil during one of our 25 Day Immersion Training on Brazil's Santa Catarina Island near the city of Florianopolis.

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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 Brazil.

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Casey Health is excited to offer a unique Iyengar yoga teacher training program in 2016.  We are an integrative primary care medical practice featuring traditional and non-allopathic treatment modalities, including yoga and yoga therapy.  Committed to preparing yoga teachers with a deep-seated knowledge of and commitment to the practice and teaching of yoga, our program offers:

May 02, 2016
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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. 

May 01, 2015
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This yoga adventure varies in length yearly please check website for details

Bali Yoga Adventure in depth spiritual/cultural immersion and teacher training

Nature, Seva, Bhakti, Bliss, Grounding, Giving, Embracing, Receiving

May 2016 immersion; Yoga Adventure teacher training, Yoga Alliance-registered 200-/300-hour level

Bali embodies a spiritual and cultural existence like nowhere else on earth.

The deep reverence with which the Balinese live in harmony with nature and each other is reflective of their deep roots and the honoring of all life. We go to Bali to join in that honoring.

April 29, 2016 to May 01, 2016

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.

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Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is located in the foothills of Nosara and is a ten minute walk from the world class surfing beaches of Guiones. Utilizing its unique and tranquil setting in the Nicoya Blue Zone, Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is the ideal spot to meet your desires of finding peace, relaxation, and rejuvenation.

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Mountain View, CA
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Continuing till finish 200 hr, 300 hr, 500 hr, 1000 hr training

200, 300, 500, and 1000 hour tracks (for professionals or those currently studying)

We have the rare opportunity to work with some of the best teachers and masters in the Qi Gong, Taichi, TCM, Yoga, Psychology, Medical, Nutrition, and Education fields.

Emily’s yoga journey began nine years ago in the New Mexico foothills. Since then it has seen her through college and the move to Chicago where she lives with her husband and baby daughter. Emily graduated her 200hr Hatha Yoga teacher training at Bloom Yoga Studio in the summer of 2015 and aspires to strengthen her knowledge and practice with each new day.

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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.

October 09, 2015
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Escape, relax & renew.  Experience on site farm to table cuisine with superfoods, yoga,massage, surfing,hiking and more.... Year round availability make this retreat accessible when you need it. NOW!

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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.

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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.

Jill Falcone

Practice yoga in a friendly neighborhood setting in beautiful Morro Bay.  Private and semi-private classes custom designed to meet your individual needs. Gentle yoga for every body, vinyasa flow yoga, chair yoga, therapeutic restorative yoga, and meditation classes available.    

Judi Friedman, Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Judi is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher (Jr. Int. 1) and had been teaching for 15 years. She was formerly a corporate attorney. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Tufts University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. Judi serendipitously discovered Iyengar Yoga while seeking a tool to reduce stress and to find a balance between the demands of raising her two boys and her legal career. She was immediately drawn to the intelligence of the method, as well as its clarity, precision and layer upon layer of possibility for self-exploration and transformation.

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