Jana Long

Jana Long, E-RYT 500, a yoga therapist, meditation facilitator, is cofounder and executive director of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance, Inc. She is the author and editor of Yoga as a Peace Practice, a curriculum and movement which brings contemplative practice to individuals and communities impacted by violence. As a member of the Global Peace Initiative of Women, she shares her wisdom and insights in global dialogues about the spiritual dimensions of climate change. Jana also inspires and empowers people 60 years and older to revitalize their bodies and spirits with yoga practices specially designed with aging bodies in mind. She blends her training in Integrative Yoga Therapy and Kripalu Yoga with studies in the therapeutic application of yoga for seniors at Duke Integrative Medicine. Jana is also the owner of Power of One Yoga Center in Baltimore, MD, where she directs and manages a private practice and small client base. She has spent the last decade as adjunct faculty at the Community College of Baltimore County Senior Institute.

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  • 10 Black Yoga and Meditation Teachers Who Are Changing the World

    We kick off Black History Month today by recognizing 10 Black yoga and meditation teachers who are making an impact in their communities and beyond, and inspiring other teachers with their voices and their work.

  • Where Yoga and Politics Overlap: My Women’s Week at Kripalu

    When yoga teacher Tracy Ramos read the description of Women’s Week, she found it hard to believe that there were people out there merging the wakefulness and wholeness and truth of yoga with the will, the grit, and the “good fight” of political activism. So she came to Kripalu to see for herself.

  • Women, Power, and Being the Change

    Wise words from Maya Breuer and Jana Long, cofounders of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance.

  • How Yoga Supports Women's Empowerment

    Kripalu CEO Barbara Vacarr sat down with four Women’s Week presenters to discuss what "the revolution within" means to each of them, and why gathering together is so important.