List of yoga schools

List of yoga schools

The term "Yoga" refers to the system of meditation also known as Raja Yoga as introduced by Patanjali (2nd century BC), as well as to derived systems, specifically Hatha Yoga as introduced by the Hatha Yoga Pradipika (15th century), and the various schools and disciplines derived from that.

More generally, yoga is also a term for "religious path" or "spiritual exercise" in Hinduism, Buddhism and Tantrism: see Three Yogas, Six yogas of Naropa, Mahayoga, Anuyoga, Yoga (disambiguation).

The following is a list of the schools or sub-disciplines within these traditions, as well as entirely modern systems inspired by the general concept of "yoga".


List of styles and schools

Modern Hinduism and Neo-Hindu revival

The term "Yoga" has been used for various philosophies and concepts in the context of Hindu revivalism and Neo-Hindu new religious movements.

Styles of Hatha Yoga

Eclectic styles


  • Tsa lung Trul khor, a concept in Tibetan Buddhism described as "Yantra Yoga" by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu (2000)
  • Kum Nye, Tibetan practice, sometimes dubbed "Kum Nye Yoga"
  • Shin Shin Tōitsu-dō, a system of "mind and body unification" created by Nakamura Tempu in the 1940s which sometimes been dubbed "Japanese Yoga".
  • Taoist Yoga, title of a 1999 book about Taoist meditation


  1. ^ Yoga Journal Editors. "Guide to American Yoga Styles". Yoga Journal. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Styles of Yoga: Truth is One, Paths are Many". iHanuman. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Forrest Yoga". Yoga Life Journey. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 

See also

  • List of Yogis

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