Useful yoga links and directories
Yoga Locators: Find classes, teachers, retreats and all kinds of yoga resources in your area with these directories.
Yoga Alliance: This site provides a place where qualified yoga teachers can register and can be a great place to find out what kind of programs and teachers are available in your area. You will see my profile here.
Yoga Trail: Whatever your style or level, find yoga classes, teachers, retreats events etc., reviewed by people like you. Support your teachers, and help other yogis around the world by sharing your own experience! I have a profile page and note my events here too.
Yoga Class Near You: My group class schedules are listed here. Use this to look up classes anywhere you are.
YogaFinder: This directory pulls together classes, conferences, events and teachers from all over the Web to make it easy to find something that suits your needs.
Yoga Everywhere: No matter where you live you'll be able find a yoga studio with this directory.
Yoga.com: This site contains articles on yoga, forums for practitioners, a yoga store and a studio/teacher directory.
International Yoga Centers Directory: Global guide to yoga instructors, studios, ashrams, and retreats!
YogaCity NYC: Comprehensive site for yoga classes, events, and studios in New York City. Also has a shop, blog, articles and a yoga sleuth best class picks.
Health and Yoga: Yoga information, articles, directory, retreats, shopping and much more.
Mindful Yoga Health: Yoga guide, news, interviews, goods, nutrition and classes - New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston
Informational, Publications, Articles
Yoga Journal: Website for the publication which contains a wealth of information on yoga from the basics to how it can fit into your lifestyle.
Elephant Journal: Lots of articles about things mind-body-spirit. Great variety of writers and some humorous articles.
Mind Body Green: All inclusive wellness site with inspiring articles,tips, news, and interviews.
Think Natural Today: A new online magazine offering a complete guide to personal growth, health, happiness, and spiritual development in natural ways.
Master Your Health with Yoga: Various useful resources about the practice of yoga.
Organizations and Teachers
Anatomy Studies for Yoga Teachers (ASFYT): Jason Brown (E-RYT500, LMT) offers yoga teachers, personal trainers and other movement professionals the opportunity to receive an in-depth education in musculo-skeletal anatomy and the study of human movement in general but also particularly as it applies to the practice of yoga asana. Course participants meet in NYC or can be done online! I finished all modules at the end of June 2010 and I continue to study with him. Send me an email if you have any questions about it.
Yoga Union: A wonderful yoga studio in the Flatiron district of NYC run by an accomplished yoga teacher and trainer, Alison West for the practice of yoga, yoga for back care and scoliosis and the training of yoga teachers. One of my favorite studios to practice yoga in NYC!
Yoga Anatomy: Accomplished yoga educator Leslie Kaminoff runs this course and co-authored the widely used book "Yoga Anatomy". He is an internationally recognized specialist with almost 40 years of experience in the fields of yoga and breath anatomy. I completed his Yoga Anatomy: Practices course in 2014.
Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: An esteemed staff of physicians, therapists and alternative medicine practitioners dedicated to diagnose and treat chronic and acute pain and medical conditions. Its founder, Dr. Loren Fishman studied yoga in India with BKS Iyengar, uses it in his rehabilitation practice and has written extensively about yoga as an adjunct to medical treatment.
B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: This yoga teacher has created a style that is meant to work for all people and uses a variety of props like blocks, ropes and and belts. Visit this site to find out where this type of yoga is practiced in your area.
Jillian Pransky: An international presenter, the director of Restorative Therapeutic Yoga teacher training for YogaWorks, and a founding Director of Bright Spirit Yoga trainings. She teaches group classes in NJ and NYC, holds retreats, workshops and teacher trainings.
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health: This yoga retreat and program center wants to spread the practice of yoga to create healthy minds and bodies. Located in Massachusetts, it offers numerous classes and retreats.
International Association of Yoga Therapists: IAYT supports research and education in Yoga and serves as a professional organization for Yoga teachers and Yoga therapists worldwide. Membership is open to Yoga practitioners, Yoga teachers, Yoga therapists, Yoga researchers and healthcare practitioners who utilize Yoga in their practice.
Jimmy Barkan: The nations premiere Hot Yoga teacher with roots in the tradition of Bishnu Gosh, the innovator in Hot Yoga and Bikram Choudhury. The Barkan Method Hot Yoga and Hot Vinyasa sequences are set in the tradition of Tantra Yoga. He has two successful Florida schools, a highly regarded teacher training program, and participates in national and international workshops and seminars. I completed my 200 hour teacher training with him in 2007.
The Recovery Village: Spirituality and the search for life meaning are integral parts of treatment at The Recovery Village. Our primary goal is to help each client understand the causes of their substance abuse and find renewed meaning in a drug-free life. Individual therapy, group discussion, and other reflective practices build a stable framework for sobriety that can continue long after treatment.
Help.org: A comprehensive guide that covers topics on alcohol assessments, the rehab process, and different types of treatments that are available.
Drugrehab.org: Yoga for addiction recovery. Yoga is a mindfulness activity that can help people deal with stressful situations, including those involving addiction and recovery. The practice uses physical and mental techniques to target the part of the brain affected by substance use disorders and to reduce drug cravings.