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.


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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.


Devotion Yoga's Teacher Training is nationally recognized and Yoga Alliance-registered. We are a non-dogmatic training offering an expansive overview while encouraging students to discover their own points of view.


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.


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!


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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 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.

January 11, 2016
Jan. 11-15, April 11-15, July 11-15, Oct. 17-21

Spectacular Retreats: A renewing 5-day vacation filled with fun and the serenity of Yoga.  Experience the splendor of Sedona, the Grand Canyon, and YOU! Enjoy deluxe lodging and pool at the elegant Arabella Hotel in the heart of Sedona. Learn techniques to reduce stress, quiet your mind in meditation, and deepen your yoga practice. (Beginners welcome)  Cultivate Contentment in your life, as your leader, Johanna Maheshvari Mosca, Ph.D., offers coaching and practical self-care strategies, plus a complimentary copy of her book by that title.

April 02, 2016 to April 09, 2016
Begins April 2 at 6 pm and ends April 9 at 10 am.

The True Yoga Retreat based on the new book True Yoga: Practicing With The Yoga Sutras for Happiness and Spiritual Fulfillment offers a fun and inspiring week of practices to help you achieve lasting happiness no matter what life throws at you. Through a mix of asana, meditation, philosophy discussion, devotional chant and more, Yoga Therapist and Author Jennie Lee  shares strategies for applying the Eight Limbs of Yoga throughout life.

October 23, 2015 to October 24, 2015
Friday Evening Talk 7-9pm (FREE), Saturday Workshop 9am-5pm ($195)


Use the potent tools of yoga to tap into the power hidden at your core and live with greater aliveness and purpose. When practiced to discover the wellspring of spirit that animates the body and illumines the mind, yoga ceases to be just a physical exercise. It opens a door to the transpersonal and sacred where it is possible to know your true self.