Yoga is not a religion but a way of life, a practical science refined over thousands of years that anyone and everyone can enjoy.

The Golden Lotus Yoga Teachers Association was founded by J. Oliver Black, known to thousands of Self-Realization Fellowship followers as Yogacharya Oliver. Yogacharya means yoga teacher. This title was given to him by his Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, founder of Self-Realization Fellowship and author of the spiritual literary classic, Autobiography of a Yogi.

Golden Lotus Yoga Teachers Association provides Hatha Yoga classes, training, & teacher certification. Our style is a gentle stretching, meditative Hatha Yoga. All of our teachers have been initiated into Kriya Yoga, a sacred pranayama and meditation practice, brought to America by Paramahansa Yogananda. Many of our teachers have over 30 years of teaching experience and were personally trained by our founder Yogacharya J. Oliver Black.

Our commitment to excellence and Self Realization is brought to every class that is taught. If you would like to attend a class check our teachers’ list to see if we have a teacher in your area.