Jana Long


Jana Long, ERYT, CIAYT, is executive director and cofounder of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance (BYTA), a nonprofit membership organization established to provide representation, continuing education, and professional development for Black yoga teachers. She also owns and directs the Power of One Yoga Center—a community-oriented space empowering "baby boomers" to embrace self-care practices for improved health and wellness along the continuum of aging—in Baltimore, MD. Jana is an Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant, meditation facilitator, State of Maryland certified Master Gardener, and mentor to many. She has learned, studied, and facilitated yoga gatherings with teachers and scholars of diverse lineages and cultures in Africa, India, Central America, and the United States. Her yoga practice spans more than 50 years. 

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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.

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