Our History

1990 – 2010

WYA came up with the idea of gathering professional Yoga Masters and University Professors who have been organizing free yoga camps all over India. They were teaching yoga in many different places such as prisons, hospitals, army camps, universities and schools with the intention of sharing yoga knowledge with society.

2011 – 2014

Once yoga started to become more and more popular around the world, our masters decided to create the standards for yoga professionals and spread the Indian tradition of yoga to other countries worldwide. They were committed to stand up as an organization that works for the benefit of the whole society. On 17th November 2011, World Yoga Alliance officially registered and recognized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (NCT) in New Delhi, which functions under the Central Government of India.

2015 – 2019

Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister, also supported our idea of spreading the Indian traditions of yoga around the world, and therefore he launched the International Day of Yoga on 21st of June in 2015 to celebrate yoga unity all around the world.

Within a few years, WYA Organization has grown larger and now we have members over 80 countries worldwide.

We still continue doing our best to support our members and provide services to our yoga community.