YOGA ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL – India’s first international Yoga Alliance

Yoga schools and Yoga teachers from around the world are part of YOGA ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL, fostering tranquil transformations everywhere.


Some photos from the first YAI-seminar  held in Europe are shown below.


Yoga Alliance International recently opened its Headquarters in Nanjing, China. To find out more about our China HQ, please click here.

Seen below are photos from the inaugural event.

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Shown below are students from the SriMa International School of Transformational Integral Hatha Yoga India, run by Swami Vidyanand

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Sri Aurobindo’s third dream…

On Aug 15, 1947, when India became free, Sri Aurobindo talked about his dreams for the new India. Among other things, he said…

Sri Aurobindo

….The third dream was a world-union forming the outer basis of a fairer, brighter and nobler life for all mankind. That unification of the human world is under way; there is an imperfect initiation organised by struggling against tremendous difficulties. But the momentum is there and it must inevitably increase and conquer.

Here too India has begun to play a prominent part and, if she can develop that larger statesmanship which is not limited by the present facts and immediate possibilities but looks into the future and brings it nearer, her presence may make all the difference between a slow and timid and a bold and swift development. A catastrophe may intervene and interrupt or destroy what is being done, but even then the final result is sure.

For unification is a necessity of Nature, an inevitable movement. Its necessity for the nations is also clear, for without it the freedom of the small nations may be at any moment in peril and the life even of the large and powerful nations insecure. The unification is therefore to the interests of all, and only human imbecility and stupid selfishness can prevent it; but these cannot stand for ever against the necessity of Nature and the Divine Will.

But an outward basis is not enough; there must grow up an international spirit and outlook, international forms and institutions must appear, perhaps such developments, as dual or multilateral citizenship, willed interchange or voluntary fusion of cultures. Nationalism will have fulfilled itself and lost it militancy and would no longer find these things incompatible with self-preservation and the integrality of its outlook.”

It is in keeping with this spirit of oneness that Sri Aurobindo sees taking hold of the human race, that Yoga Alliance International aims to create a world-wide community of persons dedicated to authentic Yoga traditions, joined by the commonality of Spirit.


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.


What we need more than ever before is a network of dedicated, like-minded people devoted to the cause of personal and societal transformation. Without personal transformation, it is idle to talk of changing the world. The network adds energy to our efforts at personal transformation, and we could, if we tried hard enough, soon transform the world beyond recognition.

The YAI community has members from around the world: from Africa, from Asia, from Europe,from America…

There are many ways for you to network:

  • Become a Certified Yoga teacher, or get your Institution recognized. This simple process gives your work recognition and opens you out to the professional world.
  • Visit our web-sites, and get in touch with other like-minded people.
  • Take part in our events, and strengthen your network by interacting directly with people.


Swami Vidyanand in Mumbai

In October 2018, Swami Vidyanand was the Guest of Honour at an event organized by well-known star Deepak Tijori in Mumbai. Shown below are pictures of the event.

Contact e-mail: contact@yogaalliance.in


YAI in Vietnam – Swami Vidyanand awarding the Certificate of excellence to Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Anh of the HUONG ANH school and to students of the school in May 2018

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We are very happy to announce the appointment of Mrs. Tran Thi Diem Huong as Chairperson for YAI South East Asia. We look forward to receiving her valuable guidance on spreading authentic Indian Yoga traditions in the region.

Mrs. Tran Thi Diem Huong was elected Miss Jewel in Vietnam in 2009. She is now married and a proud mother of three. Her loving and joyful nature combined to her interest in beauty and well being, naturally lead her to turn to Yoga. She became the Director of Huong Anh Fitness and Yoga Centres in Hanoi with the endeavour of making yoga, general health and well being accessible to one and all in Vietnam.

Mrs. Tran Thi Diem Huong is an eminent member of the executive committee of the Vietnamese Yoga Federation and a successful YAI registered Yoga Teacher, having studied the science of Yoga under direct guidance of Swami Vidyanand. Since 2017, Huong Anh Fitness and Yoga Centres offer very successful Yoga Alliance International certified 200 Level Teacher Trainings and are willing to expand throughout Vietnam.


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 check this page and then contact us.

Our visitors from Europe and elsewhere might find it useful to look at our new site:”YOGA ALLIANCE EUROPE NEWS“. Do let us know what you think.


We invite all YAI-certified teachers and YAI-certified schools to join the World Yoga Federation (WYF).


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.

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Teachers who have obtained YAI certification under our ‘Special Category’ are shown below. Click on the picture to get more details about the teacher.

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Umesh Yogi
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Veurink Mieke
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Natascha Janssen
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Karin van de Schootbrugge
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Jolande Thannhauser
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Joice Van Dulken
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Jeanette Koekkoek
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Praveen Satthidaran
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Ronak Gajjar
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Alexandra Sotiropoulou
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Eklavya Verma
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Jhalak Jerajani
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Leon Stirling
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YAI Certified Schools

Other Certified Schools:

ADVAIT YOGA, Rishikesh, Director: Yogacharya Sanjay Soni

GANGA YOGA EDUCATION SOCIETY, Rishikesh, Director:Yogi Praveen Badoni

OM SHANTI, No:24,8 Metri Avval Alley,Besat Street,Mirdamad,Tabriz, Iran; Director: Behnaz Pouri

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 :

Of special interest to experienced Yoga teachers  and Yoga practitioners will be the exclusive GRANDMASTER  program conducted by Swami Vidyanand, where Yoga practitioners and Yoga teachers will be:

  • introduced to the energy generation mechanisms in every dimension of existence
  • able to establish powerful communication with the eternal dimensions of consciousness.
  • able to move from living an ordinary existence to  experience  life in a different state: tranquil and yet dynamically energetic.
  • able to develop the ability to express the eternal self in ordinary life.
  • To find out more about this course, check out the website on the link below:

Grandmaster-level Certification

Contact information:
email: srima.swami@gmail.com

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.

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In early 2015,at the invitation of Chinese authorities, Swami Vidyanand and Sri Chandrashekaran of YAI visited Nanjing, China to discuss issues related to Yoga in China.


Swami Vidyanand attended a Yoga Conference in Paris in 2013 and conducted a course in France.

Photos from various YAI programs held in Rishikesh and elsewhere are shown below..

Some teachers/schools who have joined our network recently…

You can search for yourself by entering your name in the ‘Search’ box below.

If you have obtained YAI Certification and have sent in your photo, you can also search for yourself by clicking on the name of your school to open the album for the school. Results are shown in another page.

If you are unable to find yourself on the page, please send us your name (as it appears on the YAI certificate) and the name of the YAI-certified school that you had attended.

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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

    At the meeting held on March 7th 2020, the following decisions were taken regarding YAI in Russia and the associated regions, keeping in view the local government regulations:

    1. There will be a new class of membership for Yoga schools and other fitness institutions in Russia, called ASSOCIATE MEMBER. 
    2. Links to websites of ASSOCIATE MEMBERS will be shown on our sites. 
    3. ASSOCIATE MEMBERS will be permitted to use YAI logos for publicity purposes
    4. ASSOCIATE MEMBERS will be eligible for discounts at YAI events
    5. ASSOCIATE MEMBERS will not be eligible for YAI TTC Certificates.
    6. In order to offer YAI certificates to their students, ASSOCIATE MEMBERS will have to upgrade their membership to CERTIFIED SCHOOL status on payment of the specified fee. 
    7. Yoga schools already certified by YAI are eligible to continue offering YAI-certificates subject to the condition that such certificates are approved by YAI- Russia. Certificates that do not meet this condition will not be deemed valid by YAI.
    8. Institutions that seek to become ASSOCIATE MEMBERS or CERTIFIED MEMBERS of YAI may please contact Sergey Repin, YAI’s Director for Russia for further details.

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

Contact details: Sergey Repin <siryogarepin@gmail.com>

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:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1842548579354312/

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:

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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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