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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.