Recent Yoga Alliance announcements, workshops and podcasts.
May 7, 2019
Is there any “scientific proof” that yoga is, in fact, beneficial? In this modern era of yoga, researchers have tested and proven a multitude of physical and mental benefits that yoga offers.
April 22, 2019
At this pivotal time for yoga, the former COO is looking forward to addressing issues with integrity, care, and measure.
April 1, 2019
Rosa Vissers, the Executive Director of Yoga Behind Bars, joined our Unity in Yoga podcast to discuss how prison yoga programs benefit those incarcerated and to share the challenges she and her volunteers have faced.
February 28, 2019
Cate Stillman shows us the importance of small, incremental changes that are essential for exponential personal growth. Learn how you can guide students through steady habit evolution that will allow them to explore the deeper levels of a yoga practice.
February 1, 2019
Many students come to yoga due to hip injury or pain. Dr. Ginger Garner will share the latest evidence in our understanding of asana’s role in hip/pelvic health. She will also go into risk factors for injury and provide us with a foundation for prevention and safety.
January 15, 2019
In November and December, we shared updates on the Standards Review Project in a series of virtual town halls. We’ve compiled excerpts from all four conversations where we answer questions about the purpose, status, and next steps.
December 20, 2018
Join us for a discussion on the accessibility of yoga asana for bodies with varying abilities. Matthew Sanford will lead a conversation on the subtle body, increasing our awareness and offering a foundation for integrating these insights into our teachings.
December 7, 2018
Join us as we learn how to bring the practice of Yoga Nidra into our teachings and how it connects the brain and the mind. Indu Arora will dive into Yoga Nidra and its four stages and how it can act as a bridge to higher stages of consciousness.
November 19, 2018
Join Jafar Alexander as he applies the three principles of "Kriya Yoga," Tapas, Svadhyaya, and Ishvara Pranidhana and sheds light on how to apply them on the mat and in daily life.
November 13, 2018
We are hosting a series of Standards Review Project Virtual Town Hall discussions led by Yoga Alliance Vice President of Standards Dr. Christa Schwind between Nov 8 and Dec 6.
October 30, 2018
Drawing from his own story of transformation through yoga, Quentin Vennie, Program Director for the Yoga Alliance Foundation, shares how he is using yoga as a healing mechanism to bring people together in collaboration and peace.
October 26, 2018
Drawing from her own experiences overcoming adversities through yoga, Yoga Alliance Vice President of Cross-Cultural Advancement Maya Breuer shares thoughts about cultivating a “Soul Inclusion” movement to foster alliances and build pathways to yoga for all populations and circumstances.
October 16, 2018
Yoga Alliance Vice President of Credentialing Erin Peck discusses the difference between standards and credentialing, the responsibility of YA in supporting yoga professionals, and the importance of working together in service to yoga.
Yoga Alliance Vice President of Standards Dr. Christa Schwind shares how she will use her academic and professional background to uplift the voices of a wide spectrum of teachers from diverse backgrounds and help elevate and evolve teaching standards.
September 28, 2018
Join yoga teachers and scholars Nicolai Bachman and Shawn Parell as they explore the foundations of three Indian philosophies: Vedanta, Samkhya, and Yoga.
September 26, 2018
Jivana Heyman shares ways in which teachers can bring yoga to every student, regardless of ability or background, as well as how to integrate different levels of ability into yoga classes to serve the needs of all.
September 21, 2018
Review the results of the global yoga community survey in which more than 12,000 yogis from 90 countries provided input on eight key aspects of yoga teaching standards.
September 4, 2018
Join Sreedevi Bringi for a guided exploration of texts from The Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Sreedevi will share her interpretations of these classic yoga texts by comparing and contrasting their key lessons.
August 28, 2018
Our independently audited, combined YA/YAF 2017 financial report has been posted. We invite you to review the documentation to assess our progress in achieving strategic objectives and operational effectiveness.
August 3, 2018
Our guest Jill Miller explains how providing clues to gaining optimum range of motion or position can improve students’ joints and tissue as they age, as well as help people become better advocates for their own health.
August 1, 2018
Amy Ippoliti and Deepti Sastry share practical knowledge and insights for expanding breathwork and chanting in your classes.
July 26, 2018
Susanna Barkataki discusses the importance of driving social change through yoga and brings her unique perspective to a conversation about equity, diversity, and inclusion.
July 19, 2018
On this episode of our Unity in Yoga podcast, Cora Wen identifies commonalities that unite yoga teacher trainings and explains how yoga lineage applied in a modern way can support the breadth and creativity of today’s yoga styles.
July 3, 2018
Two experienced and inspiring yoga teachers, Jules Mitchell and Arturo Peal, come together to discuss the role of anatomy and biomechanics in yoga.
June 29, 2018
On this episode of our Unity in Yoga podcast, Andrea R. Jain explains how the origin of yoga does not have a “clear-cut story,” and how cultural context has shaped yoga over time.
June 25, 2018
Please join Yoga Alliance CEO David Lipsius and COO Shannon Roche on our journey across the U.S. to personally share with you the ways in which the organization is changing to better serve the yoga community and to request your guidance and feedback.
June 14, 2018
On this episode of our Unity in Yoga podcast, Dr. David Frawley visits the origins of yoga and discusses interpretations of traditional teachings and how they relate to the yoga of today.
June 6, 2018
Dianne Bondy, Cherie Hotchkiss, and Sid McNairy share how they personally create an inclusive culture through representation, environment and outreach.
June 1 , 2018
On a new episode of the Yoga Alliance "Unity in Yoga Podcast," Jacoby Ballard speaks about why — and how — we should aspire to “radical inclusion" in yoga spaces.
May 17, 2018
Saraswathi Vasudevan, Leslie Salmon Jones, and Thierry Chiapello bring unique perspectives and expertise that will help Yoga Alliance advance its mission.
May 11, 2018
Yoga Alliance Foundation is excited to be working with the Yoga Service Council to support scholarships for students to attend their annual conference.
May 8, 2018
Judith shares some personal stories to illustrate how she uses thoughts as tools to stay grounded in yoga and non-harming, and communicate with compassion, kindness and empathy.
April 30, 2018
Yoga Alliance has made strategic changes over the past year, which lay the groundwork for better service to you.
April 17, 2018
Judy Weaver and David Emerson talk about the yoga teacher’s responsibility for understanding the effects of trauma on the body.
February 28, 2018
Sarah Court joins David Lipsius to discuss the conditions and injuries people often bring to yoga and how a teacher might respond.
Theo Wildcroft, yoga teacher and scholar, joins David Lipsius via Skype to discuss the specific challenges Yoga Alliance and other entities face when writing and enforcing a scope of practice.
February 9, 2018
We are undertaking a thorough and inclusive review of yoga teacher training standards in an effort to serve the education, practice, profession, and community better. Take our survey.
January 18, 2018
We partnered with RAINN (The Rape Abuse Incest National Network) to help us shed light on the issue of sexual misconduct and provide resources to those who have been victimized.
January 5, 2018
Everyone deserve to practice yoga free from abuse, harassment and manipulation. Learn what Yoga Alliance is doing to openly address the issue of sexual misconduct in yoga.
December 15, 2017
Explore your expression and depth in asana to establish joint balance on and off the mat.
December 5, 2017
Acts of sexual harassment, assault or criminal activity of any kind by any yoga teacher are unethical and illegal and will not be tolerated by Yoga Alliance.
November 29, 2017
Cyndi Lee provides tips to make your yoga class a supportive environment for those that are overwhelmed by the stresses of life, community, and the world.
November 14, 2017
This workshop will address how yoga can act as a movement for change and evolution, and how the practice of yoga can give us the tools to stand for justice for all beings.
October 26, 2017
Prashant and Manju Joshi moderate a discussion on how to integrate meditation and pranayama in class as a spiritual compass and source of inner peace.
September 19, 2017
In this workshop, Darren Main will answer your questions about ethics in the yoga-teaching world.
September 7, 2017
This workshop will look at key Sanskrit terms that will provide clarity on the principles behind asana, pranayama and other practices we find in modern yoga.
September 1, 2017
The existing Yoga Alliance 200-hr and 500-hr yoga teaching standards are now 17 years old. A lot has changed since the founding of our organization…
August 7, 2017
Yoga Alliance Foundation is proud to announce the 2017 spring scholarship recipients!
July 18, 2017
Join seasoned yoga teachers and yoga travel business owners as they discuss the logistics of offering retreats and yoga teacher training abroad.
July 10, 2017
From Vedanta, Samkhya, and Tantra to modern postural yoga, the paths of yoga have always shifted, adapted, and evolved. What is the next frontier in yoga?
June 29, 2017
What should you do if a pregnant woman joins your class and you are not a RPYT? Should you send her away? Are there any special liability considerations?
June 12, 2017
Scholarship winner Jennifer Bell offers 10 tips to help teachers understand the basics for teaching yoga to active duty military.
June 9, 2017
As a yoga teacher, this time of year is a perfect time to invite your students to consciously engage with the change of seasons.
May 30, 2017
Teenage years can be a mentally, physically, and emotionally challenging time in a young person’s life. Chelsea Brady, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, shares her tips for teaching yoga to this age group.