About Us

Welcome to Yoga Alliance Africa ®, a Division of Yoga Alliance International. YAI is an organisation devoted to nurturing authentic Yoga traditions throughout the world.

Yoga Alliance Africa ®, in addition to offering a banner under which Yoga Centres and Yoga teachers throughout the African continent can work together, also offers professional, certified Yoga Teachers Training Courses.

YAI is a renowned international organisation, recognised and registered with the government of India, founded by Sri Swami Vidyanand that seeks to promote and create minimum standards for yoga teachers and schools.

At the moment more than 80 directors (YAI Ambassadors) and regional/continental representatives of the Alliance operate in various countries throughout the world.

We provide ongoing support for education in yoga and promote mutual respect, sensitivity and support of different styles and traditions of yoga.

Certificates issued by the Alliance are recognised worldwide.

Accredited Schools

Aerial Yoga®
Anahata Teacher Training
Blissful Kids
Casey Chiang Yoga
Cathy Lee Yoga
Go With The Flow
Karen Ingman School
Kulua Yoga Space
Living Yoga

 

Meraki Yoga Studio
Mindful Minis – South Africa
Pure Peace Yoga
Sacred Spiral Yoga
Shakti Yoga® Teaching Academy and Therapy Centre
The Source Cape Town
Theresa Moodie
Transformational Yoga South Africa

Meditation Alliance International

Our Mission

  • Create a global network of people and groups related to Yoga, regardless of affiliation or tradition.
  • Provide a platform for continued support for an international community of yoga instructors.
  • Promote high standards formations and promote research and innovation, by applying yoga techniques in all areas of modern society.

Standards for Children’s Teacher Training

YAI Registration Categories for Children’s Teacher Training
The following are Yoga Alliance International’s Standards and Guidelines for a Registered Yoga School that offers a Children’s Yoga training.

  1. Topics for kids teaching teacher trainings must be relevant to Yoga Alliance International’s five Educational Categories as defined below.
  2. Additionally, YAI’s suggested curriculum includes Requirements related to ‘General Background Information of Child Development’.
  3. Each section is allocation a certain number of hours, however upon application the overall length and content of the course will be taken into consideration when determining the relevant level designation (100, 200 or 300).

Schools – Benefits of certification

  • Be recognised nationally and internationally as a certified school who has met with high quality standards.
  • Reassure your employers and students that they are receiving instruction from a well-qualified yoga teacher who meets our high training standards.
  • You are able to use YAI certified after your name, the YAI logo in promotions and on your website to optimize your credibility as a certified school.

Teachers – Benefits of certification

  • Be recognised nationally and internationally as a professional yoga teacher who has met with high quality standards.
  • Reassure your employers and students that they are receiving instruction from a well-qualified yoga teacher who meets our high training standards.
  • You are able to use YAI certified after your name, the YAI logo in promotions and on your website to optimize your credibility as a professional Yoga teacher.

Yoga Alliance International (YAI) is a network of dedicated, like-minded people and institutions devoted to the cause of authentic Yoga. Get the latest information about Authentic Yoga Teachers in Europe and other parts of the world. Gain insights into Yoga and find out where you can learn authentic Yoga to apply Yogic techniques to the complex problems faced by modern man. Connect with Yoga Teachers from across traditions.

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