Welcome to the Yoga Journal Power Yoga Directory page. In this section you will find yoga studios, retreat centers, and teachers who specialize or incorporate Power Yoga into their practice and philosophy.
Power yoga is a basic term used in the West to describe a fitness-based vigorous approach to vinyasa-style yoga. This type of yoga is a rigorous full-body workout that promotes mental stability and concentration. Most power yoga is closely modeled on the Ashtanga style of practice. The term "power yoga" came into common usage in the mid 1990s, when several yoga teachers were looking for a way to make Ashtanga yoga more accessible to western students. Unlike Ashtanga, power yoga does not follow a set series of poses. Power yoga classes can vary widely from teacher to teacher. However, power yoga will most likely appeal to people who are already quite fit, enjoy exercising, and want a minimal amount of chanting and meditation with their yoga.
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.
We are proud to share with any of you considering our training that Body Language has been voted best Yoga studio 9 years in a row in the metro Detroit area. Our students have voiced that their votes have been in large part due to the warm, friendly environment as well as the caliber of teachers who guide them through their practices and offer them individual attention and support. In fact our teacher training program includes many of our staff who are experts in a variety of fields including a physical therapist who offers our anatomy segments, a Ph.D in psychology who offers several segments on using yoga as a tool to deal with anxiety and depression and a Registered Dietitian who helps students understand the link between nutrition, weight management and yoga. Lastly our training is divided into two 100 hour segments...1/2 in the fall and 1/2 in the spring...allowing students more time to absorb the information. Would love to have you join our training!
Our mission is to bring forth mindful guides who share yoga in its whole form, as a means of healing and maintaining the health of mind, body and spirit, and the cultivation of the soul.
Samdhaana Yoga Teacher Training is an integrative study of yoga philosophy, anatomy and anatomical movement, sequencing of the Asana practice, and the dynamics of teaching. Samdhaana trainees gain the knowledge of creative sequencing and rotational movement on the mat. It can be taught in multiple formats, beginner, alignment-based, or vinyasa.
Our popular 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Intensive will be held again this June at the Four Seasons Resort in Westlake Village, California (just northwest of Los Angeles). Our program is inspired by the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya and his focus on an individualized approach to yoga for each student. We value the individual in you and through our program students learn how to teach and practice many different forms of hatha yoga, and to discover their own unique voice and yogic path.
Aya Jane Waite grew up in the woods north of Marquette, home-schooled by a musician and a dancer. At twelve years old she began her yoga practice on the forest floor: down dog in the sand, leaves, and bridge over Wilson Creek. Aya unearthed a love of teaching while taking a 5-month teacher training course at the Baptiste studio Namaspa, in Bend, Oregon.
Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is located in the foothills of Nosara and is a ten minute walk from the world class surfing beaches of Guiones. Utilizing its unique and tranquil setting in the Nicoya Blue Zone, Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is the ideal spot to meet your desires of finding peace, relaxation, and rejuvenation.
Brigitte Kouba Neves, better known as Gigi Yogini, teaches yoga in a way that promotes confidence and courage, both on and off the mat. As an advocate for body positivity and healthy body image, her classes are designed to strengthen both the body and the mind with progressive sequencing, options for modifications, and a constant reminder to listen to the wisdom of your inner teacher.
"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.
The Hawaii Yoga Institute is committed to the living art of yoga. Our curriculum is specifically designed to engage a playful spirit through inquiry into the multi-dimensional self. Our educational model facilitates an inner journey, while fostering a safe and warm environment for experimentation and discovery with others.
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!
I learned the art of meditation from my Grandfather as a teenager, which helped me through some incredibly rough years. It wasn’t until later that I was introduced to yoga, and the combination of calming the body along with the mind, drew me in immediately. Before I knew it, I was attending classes daily, eating, breathing, and sleeping yoga. I wanted to learn anything and everything I could about it. My love affair with it flourished until it seemed the only logical next step was to sign up to become a teacher
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.
With NEARLY TWO DECADES of yoga experience and a focus on holistic lifestyles, wellness, AND better decision-making, I will help you find the OM you need to accomplish your personal and professional goals.
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.
Lauren has always loved working with people and has spent her life finding ways to connect to others in her career, personal relationships and even interactions with strangers. Yoga was an unexpected but natural opportunity to share support, love and joy. She stumbled upon her yoga practice 10 years ago and was amazed at how alive, awake, and steady it made her feel. It wasn't until a couple years ago she really committed herself to yoga and it lead her to teacher training.
Studying and teaching yoga for over 18 years, Lyn is an E-RYT500 and was the first to bring Power Yoga to her area. While her personal practice began with Ashtanga and she still stays grounded in the foundational elements of that practice, Bryan Kest and Baron Baptiste have both been a guiding force behind her teaching. She is grateful to both for encouraging her to trust and listen to her own internal voice of wisdom. Eventually leading her to what she calls Buddhi Power Yoga, a “user friendly” yoga guided by intuition and breath.