A Yantra is a symbol for the heart - it stands for Compassion, Love, and Truth. We built Yoga Yantra from that foundation up. The studio floors are made of bamboo so that no tree was harmed; our blocks are made of natural cork instead of foam blocks; the yoga mats are made of recycled yoga mats; and our bolsters are made with all natural fibers. Everything used and sold at the Yoga Yantra studio is sourced from ethical distributors and providers. We strongly believe that we must be the light we wish to see in the world and we do our best to live by that.
The studio overlooks the majestic San Jacinto Mountains in beautiful Palm Springs. We service Coachella Valley as well as the High Desert, including Joshua Tree.
As yoga teachers, we have a deep desire to serve our yogi students and our community. We approach every class with love and compassion to ourselves and to one another. We strive to always deliver the truthful and authentic yoga as it has been passed down for thousands of years.
Mission & Vision: At Yoga Yantra, we are dedicated to embodying and transmitting the authentic wisdom and experience of yoga to further the evolution of humanity. As such, we have created a space of love and compassion to allow for the truthful transmission and experience of yoga.
We look forward to serving you. Namaste.
Join us for Yoga & Meditation classes that will help you improve your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Our experienced instructors will guide you through each session with personalized attention and support. Namaste
477 South Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 8, Palm Springs, California 92262, United States
We are looking for yoga teachers & guides of all backgrounds. If you're interested in one of our open positions, start by applying here and attaching your resume. We look forward to meeting you. Namaste.
Dina has been practicing yoga for 20 years and meditation for over 25 years. She subscribes to and lives by the philosophy of Know Thyself. Dina’s Yoga training was transformed after she moved to Bali, Indonesia where she learned the ancient healing methods of the whole of Yoga, which included Meditation, Pranayama (breath work) Ayurveda, philosophy & lifestyle, Mantra, Puja, Reiki, energy healing, and traditional Hatha yoga. There she studied with local healers and masters and travelled to the island of Java to further deepen her studies. Dina then lived in an ashram where she practiced daily meditation, yoga, chanting, puja, kirtans, service, and so on. She then travelled to Singapore to learn about Traditional Chinese Medicine using roots, mushrooms, and herbs for medicine and detoxification, as well as studies in acupressure and reflexology. Dina then found her first mentor and began an in-depth multi-year study in yoga therapy and Hatha Yoga. Her focus dove deep into pranayama techniques, yoga philosophy, studies in Chakras, Kundalini, Prana, meridians, and more. From there, Dina refined her practice and incorporated more advanced techniques including bandhas and Kriyas. Currently, Dina is deepening her studies in Kriya yoga and Ashtanga yoga. After reading Patanjali’s Sutras, Dina dedicated herself to living the yogi lifestyle of service and loving kindness in thought, word, and deed.
Dina has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and a Bachelor in Business Management and Organizational Studies. She has published a book on mantra chanting and is currently working on expanding her book in methods and practices in Self-Realization. She has been personally mentored by masters in Hatha Yoga, Kriya Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama (yogic breath work), Meditation, Ayurveda, Reiki & energetic healing, Blessings and Purifications. Dina has dedicated her life to both pursuing the yogi path as well as guiding others on their own path to Self-Realization.
Dina teaches Meditation, Pranayama (breath work), Mantra chanting, Hatha Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Kriya Yoga and provides 1-on-1 mentorships in several forms of studies.
Nina Kulkarni grew up in Pune, India. Yoga and meditation was an integral part of her upbringing. Nina has completed over 300 hrs of teacher training at the Jayswal Naturopathy and Yoga center in Pune, India in 2011. Since then, she has continued to build and expand on her knowledge. She recently completed 300 hours training Viniyoga from The Worldview Yoga School in the lineage of Krishnamacharya and T.K.V Desikachar in 2019. Nina strives to be a lifelong student of yogic philosophy and loves visiting yoga ashrams during her yearly visits to India. Sanskrit was a part of her school curriculum in India, which has been a blessing in her continued study of the Yoga Sutras. Nina believes that there is a treasure of untapped potential in a simple, yet complex, cycle of breath. Her yoga class consists of a combination of meditation, pranayama, and asanas. She likes to bring the playfulness of a dance and the stillness of meditation into her yoga practice. To her, yoga is essentially a moving meditation and the goal of yoga is self-discovery.
Nina has always been fascinated with the mind-body dynamic. In addition to yoga training, Nina also has a masters degree in Psychology and a background Indian classical dance, Kathak. She came to the USA as a Phd student in Social Psychology but yoga & meditation is where she found her calling.
Nina's quotes: "The universe too breathes.” Never underestimate the power of a simple breath.
"Practice yoga like you are doing a joyful yet calm dance"
Marina is a certified vinyasa teacher. Growing up in the ballet, modern, and contemporary dance world, Marina became very passionate about movement as a form of self-expression. She was first introduced to yoga at the age of 19 and began to notice the deep transformation within the body as well as the mind immediately. After a few years of complete embodiment and devotion to her personal practice, she was encouraged by her teachers to pursue teaching. Marina decided to take a leap of faith and completed her 200HR certification at the College of the Desert. Once gaining a divine knowledge of yoga philosophy, Marina has made it her mission to create an inclusive, supportive, and loving community through this ancient healing practice. Marina strives to share her passion with others to empower them on and off the mat.
Nicole is a native to the Coachella Valley where she has been practicing various styles of yoga for over 15 years. Nicole furthered her practice through teacher training after spending time in Bali and Australia. Receiving her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training certificate and Hot Yoga Certificate in 2019, Nicole returned to Australia where she continued her yoga training and teaching. As an epileptic warrior, Nicole views yoga as more than just a practice; rather, yoga is a lifestyle for her, bringing balance, strength, peace and acceptance inside and outside. The benefits gained through yoga has helped support her through many challenges, which is why she strives to share her knowledge and practice with others. In each class Nicole will guide you into a beautiful flow of energy and connection to your mind, body, and breath.
Daisy is a Yoga Alliance Certified instructor and earned her 200-Hour Registered Teacher certificate in Palm Springs. She is passionate about centering the body, mind and spirit through yoga practice, breathing, Japanese tea ceremony and other sensual and creative pursuits.
Daisy also completed a 1000-hour massage therapy training in 1999 at the National Holistic Institute. She incorporates a wealth of knowledge in anatomy and body awareness to her yoga practice through gentle massage and hands-on adjustments.
Her 17+ years of training in sensuality and communication with consensus honed her ability to put attention on others, listening for their highest goals and desires. She studied at The Lama Foundation in Northern New Mexico for 4 years in spirituality and consensus-based decision making.
Daisy has lived in the Coachella valley since 2016. Any given day you can find her swimming and playing with her young child and husband in their home in Cathedral City. Much of her life experience living as a part of intentional communities gives her a fresh perspective about creating and supporting community and pleasurable living.
Daisy is Adult & Pediatric CPR Certified, First Aid Certified, and Basic HIPAA Awareness.
Henny is a full time 500 hour E-RYT Yoga Teacher with focus on functional yoga and spiritual connection.
Additionally, she is Bernie Clark Yin certified, trained in Pilates, HIIT, and Barre. Her continuing education centers around anatomy, well-balanced yoga sequencing, pre and postnatal modifications.
She practices Yoga Therapy in realms of breathwork, Sound healing and essential oil aromatherapy.
She is honored to guide you through your moving meditation on your mat.
Tiffany Rose is a somatic practitioner, a women’s embodiment coach, as well as a sacred birth doula. She has been facilitating yoga classes for many years and has cultivated a unique earth-based movement yoga practice. Each class offers her students a chance to embody the elements, rhythms, and cycles of the earth. Her classes are an opportunity to slow down, connect to your body and wisdom within.
Clarisa’s Yoga style encourages mindful movement, emotional awareness, and spiritual growth. She earner her 200hr certification in Vinyasa Yoga. Often inspired by the rhythms of nature, she’ll guide you to explore how the Earth’s seasons, lunar cycles, and other shifts influence our physical body. She practices & teaches Vinyasa as a modality to nurture and strengthen the connection to our body. Calrisa is passionate about the arts - in all of its forms and loves to connect over recent reads, music, old film, and new recipes.
Movement has been Lauren’s primary language and way of expression since childhood and continues to support her healing journey to this day. Lauren started practicing yoga in high school and when she moved to New York City in 2014 she set forth on a lifelong study of Yoga. During her 6 years in New York she pursued multiple trainings and education programs including 200 hour Vinyasa teacher training at Sonic Yoga, 125 hours of training in Yoga Therapy through Prema Yoga Institute and 25 hour Prenatal Yoga Training with Juniper Yoga. More recently Lauren completed a certificate in Somatic Attachment Theory from the Embody Lab and this work has proven very helpful to her personal practice and teaching! She has taught in a wide variety of settings and has led yoga retreats in New York, California and Costa Rica. In 2019 Lauren moved to Lanai, Hawaii as a founding Wellness Practitioner at Sensei, a health tech company based in Santa Monica, CA. She moved to Yucca Valley in 2020 and is currently teaching across the high desert and with Yoga Yantra in Palm Springs. Lauren is in constant awe of the desert landscape and reminded of the fortitude that exists within every creature living in this wild ecosystem. Join Lauen as she leads you through an intuitive and graceful practice into the Self, through mind, body and spirit.
Chuck is a local legend. A beautiful soul and a phenomenal yoga teacher, we are proud to have had him teach here. Chuck has recently retired and we are happy to see him embrace this wonderful part of his journey. Chuck, thank you for being an inspiration and a guiding light to us all. May you always be surrounded with love and light.