YAI’s History

2004 : Swami Vidyanand, the renowned Indian master, first created Yoga Alliance Asia-Pacific in 2004. He was inspired by Sri Aurobindo’s vision for mankind and had a view to creating an organizational body dedicated to fostering this vision.

2006 : Yoga Alliance India was born to lay the roots of this Yoga community in the mother land of Yoga. After all India, is the birth place of yoga and there is a need for bringing the fundamentals back into the practice and life of those who truly aspire for progress.

2007 : Yoga Alliance International® was officially established in 2007 assisted by Sri K.M.Chandrashekaran, who has had a lifelong interest in Yoga and allied matters.

YAI has a number of Divisions around the world, each headed by a dedicated Director, who serve as our representatives in their respective countries. They come from all corners of the world and share a passionate commitment to the cause of authentic Yoga traditions.

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YAI’s Ambassadors serve as our flag-bearers and take YAI’s message around the world.