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.


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.


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.


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 01, 2015
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.

Mountain View, CA
October 09, 2015

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!


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.


Holiday offers popular year-round yoga retreats & teacher training intensives with CEU credits available & professional hours for Yoga teachers and teachers of teens. Holiday's retreats are a perfect way to find & stay connected to the finest qualities of your being.


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!

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.


Imagine a yoga retreat that matches your values for sustainability, locally sourced and organic food, 100% off-grid solar, sitting in a natural environment on a private beach with a staff that caters to the needs of your guests. This is Playa Viva, located 30 minutes from Zihauatenejo-Ixtapa International Airport on 200 acres with close to a mile of private beach and surrounded by organically certified farm, coconut plantation, costal forest under restoration, mangrove and turtle sanctuary.  Playa Viva now has 12 rooms retrofitted so that most rooms are outfitted with only single beds fitting up to four, each with private bath and finished with local craftsmanship to the highest level of Eco-Luxury.  Healthy Mexican food with international flair included as well as ground transport.  New Yoga/Events pavilion recently completed that can hold groups up to 40 or more.  What more can you ask for? Let us know if we are aligned in values and the right place to host your next retreat.


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.


Debra Geymayr, E-RYT, RPYT, Directress of Prenatal Plus - Yoga based in Miami, FL. has been practicing yoga for 23 + years. A specialty teacher and expert in pregnancy, birth & beyond. Certified Childbirth Educator, Hypnobirthing® practitioner, labor, birth and postpartum doula, Debra hosts Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Certification Training for both 5 and 10 day intensives. Individual - Private "hands-on" trainings may be scheduled throughout the year. Author of the nationally recognized video "Yoga for Pregnancy" DVD, English and Spanish.

April 30, 2016 to May 07, 2016

Week of two Iyengar Yoga classes daily, designed to keep in tune with nature and ourselves.  All levels welcome.  April 30 - May 7, 2016


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!