Ananda was founded
in 1968 by J. Donald Walters (Swami Kriyananda) a direct
disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda. Although not affiliated
with Yogananda's Self-realization Fellowship, the focus
is on Yogananda's Kriya yoga.
Kumaris World Spiritual Organisation
As a worldwide family of individuals from all walks of life,
the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization
offers an education in human, moral and spiritual values.
To meet the challenge of change, it initiates dialogue and
presents a fresh vision of the future. It recognizes the
intrinsic goodness of all human beings and teaches meditation
to help each one rediscover their inner resources and strengths.
Details on free meditation classes and locations near you
can be found on their website.
Founded by Swami Rami, the Himalayan Institute offers
yoga, meditation, stress reduction, biofeedback, ayuevedic
and other health related programs at its headquarters in
Honesdale, Pa., and branches in New York City and Glenview,
Ill. The yoga training places great emphasis on the breath.
Himalayan Institute, RR1, Box 400, Honesdale, Pa., 18431.
is a spiritual based on the principles of Integral Yoga
® as taught by Sri Swami Satchidananda . Situated on 1000
acres of woodland along the James River at the foothills
of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Buckingham, Virginia, the
center offers yoga and related courses, retreats, teacher
training and other activities. Integral Yoga International,
R.R. 1 Box 1720 Buckingham, VA 23902. 1-800-858-9642
Information on Sri Aurobindo, Mother, Integral Yoga, Auroville
and the Ashram.
Association of Yoga Therapists
International Association of Yoga Therapists
Now a division of the Yoga Research and Education Center,
the International Association of Yoga Therapists seeks to
promote the field of yoga therapy and publishes an annual
journal and tri-annual newsletter. International Association
of Yoga Therapists, P.O. Box 426, Manton, CA 96059 Tel.:
(530) 474-5700. Fax: (530) 474-5704. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga Teachers Association
Established 33 years ago (in 1967) in Sydney, Australia,
the International Yoga Teachers Association has members,
representatives or established branches in 29 countries
around the world. International Yoga Conferences are held
approximately every three years in different countries around
the world. For information on certification, classes, teachers
and branches near you, contact the IYTA at email@example.com
or visit their website at http://www.iyta.org.au/.
B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States
is committed to the dissemination and promotion of the art,
science, and philosophy of yoga according to the teachings
of B.K.S. Iyengar and his family. Site includes a directory
of Iyengar yoga teachers and regional associations.
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health is
a spiritual retreat and program center serving people of
all backgrounds for more than 20 years. Kripalu was founded
on the yogic philosophy that physical health is the foundation
of mental and spiritual development. The center offers a
wide range of yoga, self-discovery, holistic health, and
spiritual programs. It is located in the heart of the scenic
Berkshires in Massachusettes near Tanglewood. Kripalu Center
for Yoga and Health Box 793, Lenox, MA 01240 800-741-7353
(7 for one SELF).
Founded by Yogi Bhajan in 1969, the 3HO Foundation revolves around the simple
belief that to be healthy, happy and holy is the essence
of a fulfilled life. The focus is on kundalini yoga, as
taught by Yogi Bhajan, who is credited with bringing kundalini
teaching to the West. Today, 3HO operates more than 300
centers in 35 countries. 3HO Foundation, Rt. 3 Box 132D,
Espanola, NM, 87532. Phone: 505-753-0423.
Developed by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi in 1970, Sahaja
Yoga is a meditation-based system focusing on the effortless
and spontaneous awakening of Kundalini and self realization.
The organization has operations in more than 70 countries,
including the U.S. Its programs are free.
Sivananada Center, founded by Swami Vishnu-devananda, a disciple
of Swami Sivananda from Rishikesh, India, is one of the
largest yoga organizations in the world. The center offers
yoga and teacher training programs at nearly 80 locations
around the world
Self Realization Fellowship was
founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography
of a Yogi is considered a classic in the field and was instrumental
in opening the West to yoga. The center's teachings focus
on Kriya yoga. Self-Realization Fellowship, 3880 San Rafael
Avenue, Dept.6W, Los Angeles, CA 90065-3298. Tel: (323)
225-2471Fax: (213) 225-5088.
The White Lotus Foundation's mountain retreat
center overlooks the city of Santa Barbara, the Pacific
Ocean and Channel Islands. White Lotus offers regular classes,
retreats and teacher training programs. White Lotus Yoga
Foundation, 2500 San Marcos Pass, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
Office 805-964-1944 Fax 805-964-9617.
The Yoga Alliance is a voluntary alliance
of diverse yoga organizations and individual yoga teachers
that seeks to uphold the integrity of yoga, establish voluntary
national standards for yoga teachers, and provide support
for yoga professionals in the United States. Yoga Alliance,
122W. Lancaster Ave, Suite 204, Reading, PA 19607. 877-yoga-all
(964-2255) or (610) 777-0556. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Yoga Group is a Colorado non-profit
organization providing free Yoga classes and information
since 1988 to persons living with HIV/AIDS, and helping
other Yoga teachers start similar programs. It offers programs
in cities in the U.S., Canada, Australia and the U.K.
A private non-profit organization, Yoga
Inside Foundation brings yoga to incarcerated youth
and adults in juvenile halls and probation camps, and to
mental institutions, women's and children's shelters, homes
for runaway youth, senior citizen homes, drug rehabilitation
centers, as well as community settings where isolation and
economic deprivation make yoga unavailable. Operating in
the Los Angeles county area, the group's basic philosophy
is that learning and practicing yoga - the physical postures,
breathing techniques, and meditation - can help those in
institutions and disadvantaged communities to find freedom
on the inside while learning to better deal with the many
issues and challenges they face moment to moment. For more
information contact Yoga Inside Foundation, at email@example.com or call (310)
Research and Education Center
Yoga Research and Education Center (YREC) was
established by noted author and researcher Georg Feuerstein
in 1996 to conduct and promote textual, historical, and
comparative research on Yoga, and to promote and serve as
a clearinghouse for medical, psychological, and other scientific
data on Yoga. The site contains over 100 articles, and YREC
also publishes the tri-annual Yoga Studies newsletter and
the annual International Journal of Yoga Therapy. The International
Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) is a division of YREC.
YREC, P.O. Box 426, Manton, CA 96059. Tel.: (530) 474-5700.