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Pranamaya Yoga Media is proud and humbled to have such an outstanding roster of master yoga teachers on our team. Our talented teachers are regarded as some of the best in the world, including Paul Grilley, Gary Kraftsow, Sarah Powers, Andrey Lappa, Jill Miller, Edward Clark, and Sri Dharma Mittra. The heart of all that we do comes from the desire authentic yogaic teachings from visionary teachers. Our fifteen master yoga teachers, whose biographies are listed on this page are among the most respected teachers in the world. From treasured DVDs for yoga teachers to timeless books on the practice of yoga, they have all made their mark on the yoga community—as well as on the world at large.
A Variety of Styles Accessible to All
Students from all walks of life, from beginners to lifelong yogis, have benefited from the wisdom of these yoga teachers and educators. They are skilled in breaking down yoga to its most fundamental poses and principles to be accessible to all. Our master yoga teachers are also able to keep up with even the most avid of yogis, which is a rapidly growing number these days since yoga has become a widespread passion. This is because each Pranamaya Master teacher is deeply knowledgeable about the intricacies of yoga, from its historic origins to its ever-evolving, modern-day interpretations.
Pranamaya features master yoga teachers who deliver yogic wisdom in ways that make sense to our everyday practice, such as Paul Grilley, who breaks down yoga to fundamentals of function vs form, recognizing that we each have a unique set of bones. . We also feature instructors who push the limits of what yoga can do, such as Edward Clark, who founded a group that brings yoga to the stage as performance art. This wide range of perspectives is what makes Pranamaya the leader in making yoga accessible to every audience and the absolute gold standard in yoga media.
We invite you to get to know the master instructors at Pranamaya. Read on through each biography to find the teacher who resonates with you the most—be it their philosophy, teaching methodology or picture that you connect to—and find a guide for your personal yoga journey today.
Fair Prices for All
Pranamaya is proud to offer an affordable way to benefit from the unique knowledge of these highly sought-after master yoga teachers. We have found a way to make learning from them more accessible by selling yoga videos, online yoga classes and books that you can enjoy in the comfort of your home, without watering down any of their wisdom. Since these yoga classes are evergreen and based in tradition and authentic teachings they never go out of style. You will find yourself referring to them over and over again. Look through our media section to find the product that most suits your needs.
Paul Grilley’s insightful yoga DVDs and online courses break yoga down to its fundamentals and stress the importance of looking at each unique body. Since no two human bodies are exactly alike, Paul offers that yoga cannot be taught in a uniform way; instead, it needs to be tailored to the individual and our unique bone structure. A Paul Grilley DVD will not only inform you about yoga, it might also change the way you practice or teach it.
Viniyoga is a popular method of yoga that alters the practice to suit the specific needs of the practitioner so that yoga becomes an even more powerful tool for mental, physical, and spiritual change. A well-known teacher of this approach is Gary Kraftsow, who studied Viniyoga under T.K.V. Desikachar and T. Krishnamacharya of Madras, India. Pranamaya Yoga Media is pleased to present a variety of Gary Kraftsow yoga DVDs to its customers.
World-renowned yoga instructor Sarah Powers masterfully blends the yin and the yang of yoga, “integrating body, heart, and mind.” She mixes the popular yin yoga with flow movements inspired by Ashtanga and Viniyoga. Her approach to yoga is suitable for beginners, as well as experienced yogis.
Pranamaya Yoga Media could not be more humbled to feature the founder of Dharma Yoga, Sri Dharma Mittra, among its master yoga teachers. We are proud to offer our series of Sri Dharma Mittra yoga DVDs, Maha Sadhana: The Great Practice I&II, from which you can truly learn from the master of Dharma Yoga!
Yoga is universal. Yoga is for all. Yoga is not reserved for the young and limber. In yoga, we strive to improve the health of our body, mind, and spirit—three things that can help people of all ages and skill levels. This is precisely what Kimberly Carson and Carol Krucoff aim to promote with Yoga for Seniors.
Andrey Lappa is one of the post-Soviet world’s most famous yoga teachers. He lived in Mongolia with his family when he was younger during the 1970s, which deepened his understanding of the lifestyle in the East. Alongside his travels, Andrey was an avid swimmer. He was so dedicated to sports that he received a Masters of Sports in the USSR in the late eighties.
There are so many different forms of yoga that focus on just about every area of our bodies, including our mind, spirit, and breathing. When it comes to the hips, seasoned master yoga teacher Leslie Howard knows all. For over 15 years, Leslie has taught yoga in both the New York and San Francisco areas, concentrating primarily on the hip and pelvic region.
Pranamaya prides itself on working with a variety of teachers. Jill Miller is a teacher who stands out for her entrepreneurial nature. She created Yoga Tune Up® and is the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide. Our Jill Miller yoga DVDs feature various styles. Jill Miller’s Yoga Link DVDs focus on key areas like the shoulder, core, and hips to help improve flexibility and stability in targeted problem areas. They are particularly helpful for students seeking to ease pain or heal an injury. This makes Jill Miller DVDs a perfect fit for our product line, which is designed to bring a variety of yoga to the home.
Meditation is an integral part of yoga. Whatever your reason is for coming to yoga, from improving physical fitness and well-being to lowering stress and quieting the mind, meditation must be practiced. Depending on your background, spiritual health, and experience, meditation may come easy to you. However for some, meditating is just as difficult as some of the more advanced yoga poses.
At Pranamaya Yoga Media, some of the most talented and renowned master yoga teachers in the world are at your finger tips. Our teachers each have their own unique style and specialize in different forms of yoga, some of which are otherwise hard to come by whether online, in DVDs or in person.
Mark Horner is a Master yoga teacher who is well known in the San Francisco area, where he has been teaching yoga for almost twenty years. He has studied for over ten years under the prolific Zhander Remete, who created Shadow Yoga. This form of yoga has become an integral part of Mark’s teachings, which you can find in our online selection of Mark Horner yoga Videos. Mark also spent a considerable amount of time learning the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta, which was transmitted by the Indian sage Nisargadatta Maharaj and focuses on finding oneness within the self as well as the fundamental divine nature of man.
Pranamaya Yoga Media is pleased to boast about its unique, talented instructors. One teacher on our master list that truly stands out is Edward Clark. He elegantly brought yoga to the stage by founding the Tripsichore Yoga Theatre, a London-based group that performs yoga as performance art.
Utilizing yoga DVDs and videos, like those available through Pranamaya Yoga Media, gives the average yogi a chance to learn unique forms of yoga from some of the best master yoga teachers in the world. Such an opportunity would be almost impossible without such resources!
Pranamaya is proud to provide the best in yoga media, and that means we have the best yoga teachers, too. One of our favorites is Nischala Joy Devi. For more than 30 years she has brought inner fire, compassion, and unmistakable expertise to her yoga teaching style.
Lauren is a leading teacher of ParaYoga and was one of the first to be certified as a senior teacher by ParaYoga’s founder, Rod Stryker. She has closely apprenticed with Rod since 2001. She also apprenticed with Rodney Yee for many years and has studied extensively in the Iyengar tradition. An initiate of an authentic Himalayan tradition, she is been immersed in the study of Tantra, Sri Vidya and Ayurveda for more than ten years.
Tracee Stanley has been studying Yoga and Tantra since 1995. A former high level executive in the film industry, she began sharing her understanding of these ancient technologies when her teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker initiated her into the lineage of Sri Vidya in 2001.