Kripalu Yoga Directory

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

Swami Kripalu (1913-1981) was a Kundalini Yoga master who developed Kripalu Yoga. His teachings and yoga postures came to him after a spiritual awakening from his own intensive practice of mediation, pranayama, and yoga. The primary aim of Kripalu Yoga practice is to awaken the prana (life force energy) that will enable you to thrive in all aspects of your life. Kripalu is geared toward students who are interested in their own experience to guide their yoga practice. A teacher is merely a guide to help a student through asana, breath work, and meditation. Class styles can vary from gentle yoga for seniors to strenuous yoga. Teachers will always encourage students to listen to the messages their bodies are giving and let that be the guide to the practice. Kripalu encourages people to develop their own inner wisdom in all areas of their lives.

September 24, 2015 (All day) to September 27, 2015 (All day)

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Learn how to create a safe haven for people of all sizes, including anyone with special range of motion needs. As a HWY teacher you will provide yoga as a tool to people who never thought of yoga as an option to reclaim their health.

In addition to the 18-hour workshop with Abby, training also includes:


Florida's best-kept yoga secret . . . A beautiful, Kripalu-affiliated, full-service yoga center (with onsite housing) offering Yoga Alliance-registered yoga teacher training programs in the nation's oldest city. Take your 200-hour, Kripalu style yoga teacher training in an intimate setting with senior Kripalu teacher, Deva Parnell. Month-long programs are offered three times a year (Monday through Thursday for five weeks), or choose our nine-month weekend program that begins each fall.


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.

The Kunga Yoga School holds a leading reputation as one of the largest schools for yoga in the Southeast. Our approach to yoga is that by making conscious individual choices that serve the body + mind, we are also serving our relationships, the planet + all of its inhabitants. Building from this source of inner awakening, our training offers you the fundamentals of solid yoga teaching skills, including posture instruction + sequencing, posture assisting, pranayama + meditation + basic elements of yoga philosophy + practice.


Transform Your Life Immerse Yourself in Yoga

3 week Residential Programs in Hawaii - Costa Rica - Canada


This has been one of the most profound times in my life.  I feel so loved and limitless.  I now have the confidence to cultivate a strong home practice, as well as effectively spread the joy of yoga to others!  These three weeks have truly been an amazing journey of self discovery.
-- Emily I., Washington


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.


Janati Yoga School in Kingston, Ontario

Learn, experience and grow with our 200-hour and 300-hour Yoga Alliance-registered Hatha Yoga Teacher Training courses that integrate Ayurvedic Principles.


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September 22, 2015 (All day) to September 24, 2015 (All day)

Gather with Abby for one or both of her Women's Yoga Retreats in May 11-13or Sept. 22-24 2015!

Learn for the first time or refine yoga foundational poses either retreat is perfect for the beginner or experienced yogini. Practice with Abby at the amazing Camp Allen Retreat Center in the serene Piney Woods Texas yoga, swim, rest, read or, just hang out, in the bliss of just being.


Join the FUN in 2015! Convenient to Houston's Intercontinental Airport (IAH) each intimate
retreat includes: