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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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!
Linda Oelschlaeger, E-RYT 500, has been teaching yoga 16 years. She is certified both in Kripalu Yoga and Anusara Yoga and teaches the Bowspring postural alignment system (www.globalbowspring.com). She holds an M.S. degree in Family and Child Development.
Join us for the 3rd Annual Love Yoga Fest Cape Cod, a transformative weekend of yoga, wellness, music and fun by the sea! Set along Hyannis Harbor in the heart of the Cape, LYF features more than two dozen regional + national presenters and over 40 classes of 90 minutes to two hours each. Enjoy workshops in meditation, vinyasa, aerial, nutrition, acro, kundalini + everything in between...all while taking in the beautiful views and ocean breezes.
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.
April 23-27, June 11-15, July 16-20, Oct. 15-19, 2016
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.
Tender Love and Yoga’s goal is to encourage overall wellness and health using yoga as a tool to care for you body. Combining the breath with movement yoga increases flexibility, strengthens and tones muscles, and can decrease stress levels. Yoga can also aide in maintaining a balanced metabolism, assist in weight loss, and improve over all athletic performance. See you on the mat!
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Boost your confidence and ability to teach yoga safely and effectively to the fastest growing sector of the population--adults age 65 and older. Created in collaboration with top medical experts, and offered since 2007 at Duke Integrative Medicine, the Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors teacher training is designed to help yoga teachers make the practice appropriate and enjoyable for older bodies, minds and spirits.
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.