Swami Vidyanand

International Yoga Teacher, Founder and President of Yoga Alliance International, creator of the Transformational Yoga System. 
Mob: +91 9810670711
Skype: vidyanand.swami
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KM Chandrashekaran

K. M. Chandrashekaran, Organising Director of YAI. Mr Chandrashekaran was instrumental in setting up and promoting Yoga Alliance International.

Taryn Elise Herselman (Ma Akash)

Is the director of Shakti Yoga Therapy Centre in Gauteng and Yoga Alliance International South Africa / Africa.

She is a qualified yoga therapist and internationally trained yoga teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience.


  • Yoga Circle one year Yoga Teacher training course – August 2005 – South Africa
  • Yoga Vidha Gurukul certified Yoga teacher training course – March 2008 – India
  • Yoga Vidha Gurukul certified Advanced yoga training course – October 2010 – India
  • Yoga Vidha Gurukul certified Yoga Therapy training course – October 2011 -India
  • Aerial Yoga ® YAI-certified training course – November 2015 – South Africa
  • Transformational Yoga 500 level Teacher training course – Dec to Jan 2016 – New Delhi, India
  • Masters Degree in Psychological Research – WITS- 2016
  • Grand Master in Meditation course with Swami Vidyanand – Jan 2016 – Pondicherry, India
  • 200 hour TTC and Therapy course at Paramand Yoga Institute – Dec 2016 – Indore, India


  • Practicing Yoga since 1998
  • Teaching yoga since August 2005
  • Director of Shakti Yoga Centre since Jan 2008
  • Conducting 300 level Teacher training courses since March 2011
  • Director of Yoga Alliance International South Africa since August 2014
  • Director of Yoga Alliance International Africa since Jan 2016
  • Conducting 500 level Teacher training since April 2016
  • Conducting 300 hour Yoga therapy courses since Feb 2019
  • Conducting 100 level Yin Teacher training since April 2019
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