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.


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.

May 02, 2016

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. 

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

April 29, 2016 to May 01, 2016

Bermuda Yoga Festival is an intimate 3-day yoga and music festival that brings together a community drawn to follow the path of spirit and the heart. The festival offers traditional and emerging yoga styles, wisdom teachings, transformational workshops, kirtan and live conscious music. Journey out of winter to the subtropical warmth of Bermuda's springtime and immerse yourself in master classes, sunrise meditation, sacred chanting in a magical crystal cave, ecstatic dance, soulful mantra grooves, and the creative possibilities of kirtan and live conscious music.

Joshua Tree Meditation

Candie Crespo is an avid practitioner who is drawn to the core technique of the Krishnamacharya lineage (asana, bandha, pranayama, meditation) while being true to the other streams of influence that have deepened her experience of yoga. In 2011, she trained in the Hatha Tradition at the Yoga Vidya Gurukul Ashram and University in Nasik, India and then decided to continue her education with studies in Yoga Nidra and Kundalini.  In 2014, she became a certified Aerial Yoga Instructor through Art of Flying Aerial in Torrance and continued onto level 2 in 2016.

Heather B Munro

The Basics:

  • Heather Briann Munro
  • 28 years old
  • 3 dogs
  • Living on San Juan Island in Washington State
  • 2 sisters
  • Grew up in California

I love to garden, get out on the trails, paddle board, play with my sweet pups, cook, savor flavors and watch movies with my hubby. I love to educate on all things in the Yoga-verse and move my body in as many ways as possible and as often as it feels good. I also frequently dive deep on mind-body nutrition, eating psychology and health research.

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.

January 18, 2016 to May 31, 2016

Ocean View Yoga Teacher Training, South Goa, India

Kranti Yoga is pleased offer a fusion of yoga and beach culture in South Goa, India.  We offer a comprehensive Yoga Alliance approved 200 hr YTTC directly on Patnem Beach.  

The course is designed to initiate students onto the path of yoga and prepare them to teach others.  It is a rewarding way to develop an Ashtanga Yoga practice and gain your teaching certification with the luxury of being directly on the beach.

March 09, 2017 to March 12, 2017
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.