The 100 Most Influential Yoga Teachers in America


Our friends at Sonima have put together a list of the 100 most influential yoga instructors in the yoga world, and it’s one you shouldn’t miss.

Much like for our roundup of The 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness, the editors conducted extensive research to determine who is making the biggest impact not just when it comes to toe stands, crow pose, and savasanas, but also yoga as we know it in America today. (And not just those that happen to be YouTube-famous.)

We’ve highlighted seven of the instructors below (in no particular order) who will inspire you to take your practice to the next level. Be sure to head over to Sonima for the full list.

Patrick Beach

Photo credit: Patrick Beach

1. Patrick Beach

Seattle, WA
With over 275,000 Instagram followers, Patrick Beach’s gravity-defying handstands, adventurous spirit, and nearly Olympian physique precede him. Trained by Annie Carpenter and Brock and Krista Cahill, Beach teaches a rigorous Vinyasa flow class with an emphasis on strength, alignment, and inversions. B…

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