Yin Yoga Directory

Welcome to the Yoga Journal Yin Yoga Directory page. In this section you will find yoga studios, retreat centers, and teachers who specialize or incorporate Yin Yoga into their practice and philosophy.

Yin Yoga classes are designed to be a physically passive practice. Its aim is to maintain mobility in the deep connective tissue such as the ligaments and fascia. With out practicing Yin Yoga the fascia and ligaments tend to become stuck and less pliable with age. It uses seated and supine poses held for long periods of time. Props can be used to help support the person as well. Some poses can be help up to 5 minutes at a time. Most of the poses are focused on the lower back and hips. These areas of the body have dense connective tissue and require extra care and attention. In addition, Yin helps move the flow of prana freeing

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Emily Herrick is a yoga instructor + creator of space to come home to yourself through yoga, meditation and mindfulness. She specializes in private and small-group sessions with a blend of vinyasa-style and yin yoga. She also does yoga workshops, classes and sessions for wedding and bridal parties at her home studio on Vashon Island, near Seattle, WA.

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Emma first discovered yoga in 2011 and has wanted more ever since. The clarity she felt after that first practice kept her coming back. Yoga provides her a deep sense of strength and release that has been her foundation through life's ever changing journey. Emma completed Teacher Training at Health Thru Yoga which has broadened her knowledge, deepened her practice, and heightened her spiritual awareness, bringing her closer to the light within.

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Go Natural Jamaica retreat sanctuary is an oasis for your body & mind & spirit.

Situated on the sea side, surrounded by pure nature, lush green mountains on one side and crystal blue sea on the other side. You can tune into the sound of soothing waves...Oasis for your mind & soul & body*

 

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Join us for an ongoing retreat & wellness experience. If you are here in Feb. visit http://optimysstique.com/ for our annual festival.  Yoga,organic food from the onsite garden ,cooking classes,massage,surf,sup,snorkel, etc.... This hands on interactive retreat inspires,rejunvenates and educates people from all walks of life. A variety of teachers,studios,food and activities are offered. Send us your wish list!

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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.

November 05, 2017 to November 10, 2017

Chris Wilson (Yoke, Australia) and Deb Langley (Laughing Lotus, USA) come together to take you on an adventure that is full of heart and soul. 

Indira Kate Kalmbach, Founder, Pavones Yoga Center Costa Rica.. Nature-based yoga teacher trainings

Indira Kate Kalmbach understands yoga as a physical, mental, and emotional discipline with the potential to transform human being-ness. Her yoga teaching embodies an ecological sense of the world-community which includes all of nature, exiling nothing. Through a seamless weaving of physical alignment, emotional attuning, and a deep understanding of the human psyche, Indira creates inspiring yoga classes that invite students to practice radical self-acceptance and to leave class feeling fully present, grounded and awakened.

Jamie, ERYT200/RYT500, has been practicing yoga since 1995. She completed her 200 hour training at Yoga H'Om in Pittsburgh PA in 2010, and her 300 hour advanced training at Yoga Breeze in Cave Creek AZ in 2016. She is the owner of Desert Shakti Yoga LLC in Anthem AZ where she teaches private and semi-private classes. Jamie focuses on proper alignment,awareness of anatomy and breath, and the therapeutic benefits of yoga. She believes in an individualized approach to asana practice and employs extensive use of props and the yoga wall to enhance her student's experience.

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.

Jenny Greene Certified Yoga Instructor and Ambassador of Awesome

My name is Jenny, I am a certified Yoga instructor in Bradenton, Florida. I offer Yoga instruction to beginner and intermediate yogis. In addition to teaching classes in traditional settings and in my NW Bradenton home, I offer beach yoga by appointment as well as periodic donation only classes on Anna Maria Island.

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Gentle & Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Yoga for Cancer

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If you can't smile then you're doing this wrong

I have been practicing Yoga for 5 years and now wish to share the knowledge of self and Yoga I have collected with others.  My classes are casual and a great place to start a practice or to grow your practice reaching for more advanced poses.  I am an RYT 200, trained in CPR and First Aid in the event of any emergency.  I have studied Yoga for Trauma, Chair and Chakra Yoga as I reach into the deeply personal healing work I feel called for.  I am also a Local Church Lay Servant in the United Methodist Church.

Julia Marie Lopez is a nationally recognized teacher and teacher trainer, bringing her skills as an instructor, teacher trainer and coach to cities across the US including Chicago, Austin, D.C. and Tampa. She uses her heart-filled message to empower those who wish to develop their own voice, take the deep dive into self-healing, and hone in on teaching and leadership skills.

As a Reikimaster, Kat is an alleviator of the body. Motivated to teach and help others getting their minds out to connect with body and breath, to be more present. Practicing yoga since her freshmen quarter Fall 1997 at CalPoly, her practice deepened as the years passed. Teaching yoga informally while teaching surf lessons for Sandbar Surf Company with her surfing dog Saint since 2013, she will guide you into asana, breathwork, and meditation. Restorative, yin, gentle, flow and alignment oriented yoga are emphasized. Tapping into the nectar of yoga, she provides a cushion from which to sit on and come into balance with. As a certified Ayurveda Wellness Counselor, she can incorporate diet and asana recommendations to achieve balance within. Being in the field of healthcare for over a dozen years as a certified phlebotomist technician, lab assistant, nurse assistant, and nursing student, she is motivated for self-care. Her many years of mechanical engineering, nursing, biochemistry, biological sciences help her see the anatomical, physiological aspects and importance for alignment. Studying the Patanjali's Sutras, yogic philosophy, and original texts, she has aligned herself with ancient wise theories. Applying them to form and function is an everyday practice.

Keri Honea has, in all honesty, not been practicing yoga for decades. She was talked into trying out yoga with a friend in 2014. Keri begrudgingly went, strongly believing that yoga was just a bunch of hippie dippie baloney. By her first class, she was HOOKED. A few months in, she wanted to be a teacher. Yoga completely changed her life. As such, she couldn’t keep it all to herself. She had to share yoga with others and hopefully change their lives the way only yoga can.

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Ahimsa-Yoga with Keri

Keri Knutson – yoga teacher, Official Yoga Instructor of the Rockford IceHogs, Rockford native, and 20 year practitioner of yoga, Keri is trained in and currently teaches Vinyasa Flow, Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and chair/therapeutic yoga in Rockford/Rockford area. Her journey has included studying the history, lineage, philosophy, and systems of traditional Hatha and Raja Yoga, Anusara, Bhakti, Iyengar, and Integral Yoga – focusing on Vinyasa Flow to deepen her own practice.

Lisa is a yoga and dance teacher living and practicing in the beautiful New River Valley in Virginia.

She completed her RYT-200 hour training with Nicole Boyle in 2016 at In Balance Yoga in Blacksburg, Virginia, and is pursuing her 300Hr Kunga Yoga Service Leadership Yoga Teacher Training with the Wilmington Yoga Center. She is also trained in:

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Yoga Instructor, Chicago and Suburbs

After 20 years as a high school teacher and school administrator,  I retired  to help others find the 'peace within.' I am a 200 hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) registered with Yoga Alliance.  I currently teach group yoga classes in a local yoga studio in the Chicago suburbs, work with private clients, and school athletic teams to incorporate yoga into their training and conditioning.

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75 Hour Yoga Sculpt Certification- CorePower Yoga- June 2015

Yoga Sculpt Extensions Training- CorePower Yoga -August 2015

200 Hour Power Yoga Certification- CorePower Yoga- December 2015 Yoga Alliance Certified

Restorative/Yin Yoga Certification- CorePower Yoga- October 2016

Private Instruction- Individual and Groups

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I took my first yoga class 5 years ago and instantly fell in love with the practice.  The positive effects it has had on my life inspired me to share it with as many people as possible.  I underwent the 200-hour training to become an instructor in 2016.  The training expanded my knowledge of yoga and provided a space for me to perform in depth self-study.  The transformation I underwent has given me a new outlook on life and yoga.  Yoga has become a way of living for me.  I incorporate postures in my classes that will str

Inner peace is priceless and health is wealth! With 20 years experience in yoga, meditation, natural healing and esoteric awakening practices; Naomi is an expert at guiding top executives and elite professionals into the deeper layers of their being where true power, focus and wealth reside. A Certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and Master Yoga Instructor who leads workshops in France, Monaco and Costa Rica.

Olivia is a 200hrRYT, specializing in beginner and intermediate Vinyasa yoga, as well as Yin and Restorative yoga. She particularly enjoys teaching those who are just starting out in yoga, and individuals suffering from illness or injury. She has worked with a number of students coming back from recent health issues, to help them find true, whole health again, and to build spiritual, physical, and mental joy and confidence. She works on an individual basis, and with small groups in the Chicagoland area. 

Patti teaches a soulful and dynamic style of yoga, incorporating all disciplines and philosophical practices. Linking movement with breath, Patti guides the energy in each class to create change, peel off layers and work towards the balance between mind, body and spirit. Patti has a passion for cultivating community and empowering creativity through individual expression. She strongly believes that yoga is a practice that everyone can apply to their personal and professional life.

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