About Yoga

Yoga Alliance® provides meaningful and affordable educational opportunities to equip our members with the tools and resources needed to improve their business practices, network with peers and utilize their Yoga Alliance membership to the fullest.


what is yogaWhat is Yoga?

Answering the question, “What is Yoga?” is challenging and is the subject of extensive academic and philosophical study. As the largest nonprofit supporting yoga, we offer this brief introduction to yoga, along with perspectives from leading scholars and yogis, to help answer this question.


yoga researchYoga Research

The Index of Yoga Research is our helpful repository of peer-reviewed research about the benefits of yoga. We update the Index quarterly with new research.


yoga researchYoga in America Study

Discover the latest trends in the yoga community with the 2016 Yoga in America Study conducted by Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance.


article archiveArticle Archive

The article archive is the place to find original content released by Yoga Alliance since 2013. Topics include partnerships, advocacy, education, and community. Browse the archive.


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