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.

Costa Rica Training: October 9-30, 2016 ; Brooklyn Training 2017 TBA

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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 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. 

April’s teachings encourage students to unravel the connections between conscious movement, intention, and philosophy and embrace yoga as a way of life. In each class, April offers an experience that balances individual attention with collective energy, a combination that inspires students to discover their unique, innate potential and incorporate that into their everyday lives.


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.

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.

February 01, 2015 to February 28, 2015
Month-long Residential 300+hr Certified Jivamukti Teacher Training

The Jivamukti Yoga 300-Hour Teacher Training is a month-long residential program held at different locations around the world. This rigorous program taught by Sharon Gannon, David Life and other senior Jivamukti Yoga teachers is considered by many to be the most comprehensive yoga teacher training available. It attracts students from around the world and produces empowered, knowledgeable and confident yoga teachers.

This rigorous, four weeks (300 Plus-hour) of extraordinary and intense study, held in one of our 4 hand picked locations around the world is a residential teacher training certification program for intermediate and advanced students and is considered by many to be the Gold Standard: the most comprehensive yoga teacher training available in the world today.

March 09, 2017 to March 12, 2017
Opens Thursday PM. Join us for integrated training, too! SYF Gives Back training for yoga teachers, March 9-12: "Traumatic Stress: Healing and Resiliency with Yoga"

SYF provides the keys to unlocking your greatest transformation with a focus on yoga and the expansion of consciousness. This conference is a world class opportunity for you to deepen your practice and tap into ancient wisdom with three days and three nights of yoga, meditation, hiking and energy work in the undisputed spiritual center of the West.