Yoga Alliance

Last Updated: June 29, 2020

Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community, with over 7,000 Registered Yoga Schools (RYS) and more than 100,000 Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) as of April 2020. We foster and support the high quality, safe, accessible, and equitable teaching of yoga.

Our work includes:

  • Celebrating and uplifting the many diverse yoga styles, traditions, and lineages;
  • Advocating for self-regulation in the yoga industry and universal access to high quality, safe, accessible, and equitable yoga practices;
  • Upholding the worldwide growth of yoga through education and community;
  • Encouraging safe yoga instruction via quantitative standards and a member-wide Ethical Commitment, which includes an enhanced Code of Conduct, new Scope of Practice, and responsibility to equity in yoga;
  • Serving the member community by providing tools for professional growth and development, exclusive benefits, and timely resources and information including those on COVID-19 and Social Justice;
  • Fostering accountability by encouraging members to provide fair and full feedback on RYSs;
  • Advocating for the yoga community's protection from unfair or unnecessarily burdensome patents, taxation, or government regulation; and
  • Providing yoga schools and yoga teachers with effective business practices to help achieve success.
 Yoga Alliance Board

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors provides strategic direction that advances the livelihoods of yoga professionals across the globe. Their dedication, wisdom, and energy act as a compass for Yoga Alliance and the Yoga Alliance Foundation.

 Yoga Alliance Leadership


Yoga Alliance is led by a team of executives committed to serving members through their collective experience and mentoring the Yoga Alliance staff.

 Yoga Alliance Committees


When required, our standing committees carry out the vision, mission, and objectives of Yoga Alliance and the Yoga Alliance Foundation.

 Yoga Alliance History


Yoga Alliance's historical timeline details formative moments of growth and highlights how the organization has adapted to the accelerating evolution of yoga.

 Yoga Alliance Policies


All Yoga Alliance policies and bylaws are carefully constructed to support the quality, integrity, inclusion, education, and safety in yoga for its members and the broader yoga community as a whole.

 Yoga Alliance Financials


As a nonprofit organization, Yoga Alliance the Yoga Alliance Foundation make public all of their financial records, including tax forms, audits, and other financial reports.

 Join Our Team

Join Our Team

Yoga Alliance is comprised of motivated and collaborative individuals committed to fostering high quality, safe, accessible, and equitable yoga teaching. View our current openings and apply to join our team.

 Join Our Team

The Yoga Alliance Foundation

The Yoga Alliance Foundation is our public charity 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to broaden access to yoga’s healing potential, foster greater equity and more diverse representation within the yoga community, and expand educational, service, and economic opportunities for yoga teachers.


Learn more about the ways to Get Involved with Yoga Alliance and the Yoga Alliance Foundation.

Yoga Alliance is a nonprofit 501(c)(6). Yoga Alliance Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3). This website refers to the two organizations as "Yoga Alliance." Copyright 2023 Yoga Alliance. Yoga Alliance, the Yoga Alliance logo, RYS, RYT, and YACEP are registered marks with the USPTO and other jurisdictions.

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