Power Yoga Directory

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.

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Fall in Love with Yoga and Brazil during one of our 25 Day Immersion Training on Brazil's Santa Catarina Island near the city of Florianopolis.

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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.

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2 part training, offered Spring and Fall

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!

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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.

June 19, 2016 to June 30, 2016

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.

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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. 

I am a Ct based traveling yoga instructor.  I hold certifications as a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT), completing a 95 hour training and I have completed my 200 hour training as well making me a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200).  I teach a wide variety of styles that can fit anyone's needs, from a gentle restorative class to an instead power session.  The voice is yours!!! Grab your mat and come join me!!  

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Namaste!

    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.

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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.

Carrie Hensley

Hi! I’m Carrie, a motorcycle riding yogini on the adventure of a lifetime helping women connect to their intrinsic worth to create a life they love.

My mission is to connect you to your inner guru. By turning our awareness inwards, we begin to connect to that place of intrinsic worth and Source the unique gifts that each of us brings into this lifetime. We live a more authentic and purpose driven life and are more adept at sharing our gifts with the world.

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

Offering 200 / 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.

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Haramara Retreat, Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

"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.

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SPRING, SUMMER & FALL Trainings

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. 

Listening to my heart

Irma Vázquez, Certified Teacher of Yoga (CYT)

Creator of Space: xuntas - the place to gather

Mistress of Energy:  chakraTUDE charm your chakra with an attitude of energy

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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!

My yoga journey started many moons ago when my Mom suggested my sister and I take a class.  ​I don't remember much about the class itself, but I do recall speaking enthusiastically about it afterward.  I also remember the smell of the satsuma oil that was burned throughout the class, and the various intrigues of my teacher that day, who wore endless strings of beads around her neck and had glittery, bright eyes and really wild curly hair.  Most strikingly, I felt calm.

E-RYT 200, CYT.  I believe that yoga, just like life, is a journey.  There are twists and turns, ups and downs but every experience teaches you something new.  In my teaching I work to empower students to find their inner strength and listen to what their body is telling them.  The true power of yoga comes in allowing yourself to surrender, open and explore...even when it is difficult and dark.  Moving bravely and steadily through the dark will always bring you into the most vibrant and beautiful light!

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