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.

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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 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
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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. 

April 26, 2018 to April 29, 2018

Bermuda Yoga Festival is an intimate 4-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.

June 04, 2017
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June 4 - 25, 2017

Doug Swenson / Author / E-RYT-500 / 40 yrs exp.

Offering 200 / 300 / 500 YA certification programs. Highest quality, professional, updated programs representing a holistic influence, for a balanced approach.

All levels will benefit - from our diverse program of Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Yin, Restorative, Power and Sadhana. This is not - just another Yoga program, yet a profound recipe for a better life.

We believe in placing no limits, on our yoga philosophy and our whole life. All those who attend will leave with warmth in their heart and a smile on their face.

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.

January 18, 2016 to May 31, 2016
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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.