Kriya Yoga Directory

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

Kriya Yoga is a technique that was hidden in secrecy for many centuries. The great yogi Mahavatar Babaji revived it in 1861 and began teaching it to his disciple Lahiri Mahasaya. Kriya has been taught in a strict lineage style of teaching with the intention of keeping the yoga as close to the original teachings as possible. Paramhansa Yogananda personally authorized Swami Kriyananda (founder of Ananda Yoga) to initiate qualified people into Kriya. The practice is designed to help the practitioner manage their prana (life force energy) by mentally drawing the energy up and down the spine. This technique is used with awareness and will. According to Yogananda, one Kriya, which takes about a half-minute, is equivalent to one year of regular spiritual practice and growth.

February 05, 2016
Initiation Ceremony is on February 5th at 5.00 PM

200 Hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Course in Cambodia with Samyak Yoga is an intensive Yoga Teacher Training Course. The Yoga Certification is accredited with Yoga Alliance US and Yoga Alliance UK.

The morning practice will be based on the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series. The Mysore style will be practiced during the third week of the course. Students will learn how to teach the Ashtanga Yoga and will led their own class during the last week of the course.

Lessons customized to your interests, goals, & abilities. Offering Kundalini, Vinyasa, Tantra, Mental Health, Adaptive/Chair, Restorative, Coaching, & Orgasmic Meditation. Devoted to your yoga practice.


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.

Wisdom Flow Yoga
Life is Love in Action

Our teacher training rests on a clear vision of the Wisdom Flow Yoga philosophy: Life is love in action. When we deepen our alignment with the body's natural wisdom, love flows more effectively through us, enhancing well being, creativity, and joy. From this core philosophy, we unfold the methodologies of asana, pranayama, meditation, and more.

And no place can one experience more intensely the power of love in action than on the beautiful island of Maui, where the Aloha spirit shares its blessings with all who ask.

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.