Jivamukti Yoga Directory

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

Jivamukti Yoga was created by Sharon Gannon and David Life in 1984. Jivamukti means “liberation while living.” Sharon and David blend the study of ashtanga yoga with Shri K. Pattabhi Jois with spiritual teachings. Their teachings place high importance on how to apply yogic philosophy to daily life. The practice is for students who want a physically vigorous and mentally stimulating practice to develop ones spiritual life. Typically in a class you can expect eclectic music, a vinyasa flow sequence, chanting, yogic breathing, references to yoga text, and meditation. One of the main principles of Jivamukti yoga is Ahimsa (non-harming) and classes often promote and teach about animal rights, veganism, and environmentalism.


"I am forever changed because of the program. I view myself, my loved ones and the world differently. I think before I react. I am more open-minded, accepting and kind. I feel that all of this shows through in my teaching.” ~ PC


Asheville's premier yoga studio has been spreading the yoga love since 1997. Benefit from the brand new state-of-the-art green-built yoga studio. Three yoga rooms accommodate 90+ weekly classes, Yoga Alliance-registered teacher training certifications, donation-based yoga and amazing weekend workshops with world-renowned yogis.

Immerse yourself in yoga, organic cuisine and the Pacific. This interactive retreat combines yoga, food and surfing year-round. Eat from the garden and play in the ocean.



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.


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.


Rodney and Colleen teach workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings worldwide. They are key faculty for the Urban Zen Integrative Therapist Program (urbanzen.org) and have created the online Gaiam Yoga Studio (gaiamyogastudio.com). They teach regularly at Yoga Shanti (Sag Harbor and NYC, NY; yogashanti.com) and Piedmont Yoga Studio (Oakland, California; piedmontyoga.com).

April through October

Exciting and experienced, rotating world-renowned teachers grace this spectacular, homey retreat. Engaging hosts, crystal seas, delicious food. Simon Park, Danny Paradise, Coral Brown...

Siddhi Yoga is a premier institute for Yoga Teacher Training in India, offering the consummate experience of yoga learning in an environment that is completely in sync with yoga principles. Unlike most contemporary yoga institutes, we aim to bring to fore this vedic knowledge in its pure, adulterated form.