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.

September 02, 2016 to September 04, 2016
Gates open to the Public at noon on Thursday, October 1st, 2016

The FLOYD YOGA JAM is a 3Day, Outdoor Yoga and Music Festival, held every Labor Day Weekend.

Celebrating the beginning of National Yoga Month, the Yoga Jam brings together Nationally known Yoga Instructors and World Music together on a beautiful farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Floyd, VA.   Family friendly, Kids under 16 free!   Yoga All Day! Dance all Night!  Tickets start at $100

Included in your Weekend Pass:

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.


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!

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.


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.

March 10, 2016 to March 13, 2016
Opens Thursday PM. Join us for pre and post conferences, too! SYF Gives Back training for yoga teachers, March 8-10: "Traumatic Stress: Healing and Resiliency with Yoga", Introduction to Yoga full day with Mark Whitwell Thursday, Yin, Chair Yoga and more!

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.


Since 1977, Omega has introduced people to a variety of yoga practices, including asana, pranayama, meditation, and chanting, along with newer initiatives in yoga service and yoga therapy. We offer an array of workshops and training opportunities on our Rhinebeck campus—just  90 miles north of New York City.