Yoga Alliance

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Our Mission

Last updated: February 6, 2017

Yoga Alliance® is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Our mission is to promote and support the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga. We do this through:

  • Celebrating the diversity of yoga styles, traditions and lineages;
  • Advocating for self-regulation in the yoga industry and universal access to safe yoga practices;
  • Upholding the worldwide growth of yoga through education and community;
  • Educating the public on the value and credibility of voluntary registration with Yoga Alliance Registry, our related 501(c)(3) non-membership public charity;
  • Encouraging safe yoga instruction by promoting adoption of Yoga Alliance Registry’s quantitative Standards;
  • Inspiring members to foster an informal yoga community by providing fair and full feedback to Registered Yoga Schools, which fosters accountability and continual improvement;
  • Advocating to protect the yoga community from unfair or unnecessarily burdensome patents, taxation or government regulation;
  • Guiding yoga teachers and schools in achieving success with conscious and effective business practices; and
  • Serving the member community by supporting scholarship programs, providing benefits, and developing strategic alliances.

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