YOGA ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL – India’s first international Yoga Alliance

Inspired by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, YAI’s mission is to create a world-wide network of people and institutions devoted to the cause of Yoga.The Mother & Sri Aurobindo

YAI’s mission:

– create a world-wide network of Yogic minded people and institutions, regardless of affiliation or tradition

– provide a platform for the encouragement of new Masters of Yoga

– encourage research and innovation in applying Yoga techniques to the complex problems faced by modern man

– establish an Yoga Institution that is open to all traditions.

YAI is proud to partner with Annamalai University to offer certificate, foundation, and diploma programmes in YOGA across the globe.

For more information on these programmes, please contact us.

Courses at YAI schools


Please note our new email id, and kindly use this for all future correspondence.

You can also contact us individually at:

If you have obtained YAI Certification and have sent in your photo, you can search for yourself or your school here – just enter your name, or the name of your school in the box below and press the ‘Search’ button.

Results of your query are shown in another page.

We invite all YAI-certified teachers and YAI-certified schools to join the World Yoga Federation (WYF). World Yoga Federation Showcase your knowledge of Yoga!

Membership in WYF is free to all YAI members – but you must submit a contribution (audio or video or photos) . Acceptance or rejection of the contribution rests with WYF.

Non-YAI members are also invited to register with World Yoga Federation (WYF) on payment of a fee. Applicants must submit an article or video or audio clip related to Yoga.

Contact WYF at

We are very happy to announce that GRANDMASTER VISHWA KULKARNI will now be Executive Director, World Yoga Federation. Simultaneously, he will also hold charge as YAI’s Director for Yoga Education & Research. With his outstanding background in Yoga, we have no doubt that he will contribute significantly to all of YAI’s efforts to promote authentic Yoga traditions around the world. You can find out more about him below…


Shown below is our ‘photo of the day’, randomly chosen from our albums of certified Yoga teachers. Click on the photo to get more details of the teacher.



YAI Certified Schools

Programs for an international career in Yoga

Swami Vidyanand will personally guide these unique YAI-certified professional-level Yoga teachers Training Courses where students can obtain practical, in-depth, multi-faceted knowledge of Yoga. In the programs being held near Auroville/Pondicherry, Swami Vidyanand will be assisted by Camille Gicquel, and in New Delhi, he will be assisted by Arjun Goswami.

Location: near Auroville/Pondicherry & New Delhi

Dates: Every Month

Courses :

  • 200-hour level(20-day program)
  • 500-hour level (30-day program)
  • Grandmaster-level Certification

Contact information:

Web-site: Srima Transformational Yoga India

Talk to: Swami Vidyanand on: +91 9810680711 / 9810670711

An invitation to all YAI-certified schools

If you are interested in displaying information about your programs/events here, please write to us with brief details and we will be happy to display the information below.


Courses at YAI schools



We are very happy to state that Sergey Repin, YAI’s Director for Russia, sergey-repin-president-founder-2will now also be YAI’s representative for the following countries:

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Estonia
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Moldova
  • Russia
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan.

All Yoga Schools and teachers in these countries are requested to contact Sergey Repin for obtaining YAI certification.

Contact details: Sergey Repin <>

As part of an effort to improve the quality of our networks, we are in the process of yai-group-photolaunching several new initiatives. As a first step, we are very happy to announce the launch of a new Facebook page for YAI’s Directors.


All our Directors are invited to link up with this group here:

Taryn Herselmann, YAI’s Director for Africa, seen in the photo flanked by Swami Vidyanand and Sri. Chandrashekaran, will moderate the group.

img_9541Continuing our efforts to strengthen YAI’s network, we are happy to state that Sri. Arjun Goswami, Executive Director – YAI, (seen in the photo alongside) will now be contacting all schools in our network to see how we can best help promote Yoga around the world.

To help connect better, we have a new Facebook page for all the schools on our network. Please check out the following Facebook link:


We are proud to present our Ambassadors.Working in many different parts of the world, their work embodies all that is good in Yoga. We hope you enjoy becoming friends with them…


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