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  • 6 Things You’ll Want to Know Before Planning an International Yoga Retreat
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    6 Things You’ll Want to Know Before Planning an International Yoga Retreat

    Planning a retreat is a big undertaking—and if your destination is abroad even bigger. These expert tips will help you avoid every common snafu. From visas and vaccines to delayed flights and unexpected changes in plans, there is much to consider when planning an international vacation. And this is particularly true for yoga teachers planning… More

  • The Yoga Practices You Need to Get in Touch with Your Feelings
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    The Yoga Practices You Need to Get in Touch with Your Feelings

    In part 6 of this kriya yoga series, yoga teacher Laura Riley offers simple practices for surrendering to love—in order to feel everything else. When I was about 15 years old my mother read a Deepak Chopra book and told me that love was all about surrender, or something like that. Red flags went up,… More

  • 14-Plus Chances to Practice with a Yoga Journal Influencer in 2018
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    14-Plus Chances to Practice with a Yoga Journal Influencer in 2018

    From the Puerto Vallarta to Jerusalem, our YJ Influencers are taking their yoga around the world this year—and you can join them! Here at Yoga Journal, we are fortunate to work with such a powerful network of renowned teachers—and this year, you can too! Book a retreat with one of our Yoga Journal Influencers and… More

  • 3 Must-Visit Destinations for Every Yogi’s Bucket List
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    3 Must-Visit Destinations for Every Yogi’s Bucket List

    From immersion learning in Scotts Valley, California to a holistic getaway at Kripalu, these retreat centers will give you the healthy vacation you’ve been looking for. Going on vacation? Then don’t forget to weave wellness into the mix wherever you go! To truly reap the benefits of hard-earned time off, It’s important to pick a… More

  • 9 Ultra-Luxe Yoga Retreats We Can at Least Dream About
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    9 Ultra-Luxe Yoga Retreats We Can at Least Dream About

    We’ve compiled a list of totally drool-worthy retreats that offer it all. While out of many yogis’ budgets, we can still dream, right? Here’s your personal invitation to get lost in fantasyland. We’re taking the #treatyourself trend to a whole other level. Yoga retreats are an opportunity to take your practice off of the mat… More

  • Alan Finger on How He Didn’t Choose Yoga, Yoga Chose Him
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    Alan Finger on How He Didn’t Choose Yoga, Yoga Chose Him

    It was practically ordained by Paramahansa Yogananda that Finger teach. Learn more about his journey from young yogi to creator of ISHTA Yoga. Yoga Journal’s new online Master Class program brings the wisdom of world-renowned teachers to your fingertips, offering access to exclusive workshops with a different master teacher every six weeks. In April, Alan… More

  • 3 Simple Ways We Could All Spread More Love and Kindness
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    3 Simple Ways We Could All Spread More Love and Kindness

    Remember when you distributed love notes to every single kid in the class on Valentine’s Day? Imagine how the world would be different if adults spread that kind of light. What the world needs now, is more love, sweet love. It’s undeniable, as we’re bombarded by world news of hate-fueled terror attacks, discrimination, and injustice.… More

  • This Is Bhakti Yoga: A Photo Essay
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    This Is Bhakti Yoga: A Photo Essay

    Photographer Andy Richter shines a light on how Bhakti yoga—the path of loving devotion—can inspire a sweet surrender that unlocks a world of meaning, faith, and serenity to those who practice it. Printed with permission from Andy Richter from Serpent in the Wilderness. Copyright 2018. Published by Kehrer Verlag. See also A Yogi’s Travel Guide to… More

  • #TimesUp: Ending Sexual Abuse in the Yoga Community
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    #TimesUp: Ending Sexual Abuse in the Yoga Community

    Students, teachers, and organizations alike are speaking out—and figuring out where we go from here. Here’s a place to start. #MeToo Mary Taylor, Ashtanga yoga teacher and former co-owner of the Yoga workshop In light of the recent discussion around issues of sexual abuse and harassment that has swept the entertainment, political, and now yoga worlds,… More

  • Rachel Brathen on Motherhood, #MeToo, and the Future of Yoga
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    Rachel Brathen on Motherhood, #MeToo, and the Future of Yoga

    The teacher who found fame on Instagram shares how she’s pivoted to use her platform to serve a deeper purpose. I spend a lot of time every day just laughing and smiling with my baby girl. There’s something so beautifully intelligent about feeling your feelings in the moment, the way babies do. There’s no filter… More

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