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Indian Yoga Association was a maiden effort made by the Government of India and also all leading yoga institutions following lineages of more than 25-30 years to bring together all institutes of Yoga under one umbrella.

The Association is a non-profitable, non-political and non- religious body, set-up with the sole and bona-fide aim to develop and promote the knowledge, education and applications of Yoga for the benefit of all sections of the society.

A self-regulatory body established in 31st Oct., 2008 approved by Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India & Min. of Health & Family Welfare.

The registered office is , presently at Morarji Desai National Institute of India, Delhi. 15 Yoga Institutions registered under IYA and 15 more in progress.

Governing Council:

Executive Council:


Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra Modi has taken a leadership to spread this India’s cultural and spiritual heritage worldwide with credible system which shall provide India leadership to ensure the quality in teaching and training in Yoga.

Today Yoga has not remained restricted to the hermitages. People across the globe practice Yoga in one form or the other. The need of the hour is to impart quality teaching and training to the public which is one of the main objectives of IYA.

Indian Yoga Association responding to the call of the Hon’ble Prime Minister and accepting the responsibility of making the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister into a reality.

Accordingly IYA has taken an initiation to make PrCB approved under the Scheme for Voluntary Certification of Yoga Professionals owned by QCI launched by Ministry of AYUSH. IYA has created an independent entity within itself named as IYA CB by giving functional autonomy to it. The focus of the Scheme for Voluntary Certification of Yoga Professionals, as it is being called, is to certify the competence of Yoga Professionals who provide Yoga training as Teachers or Instructors etc. and also to shortly certify the different categories of Yoga institutions as per the QCI scheme.

Initially the examinations will be conducted in Hindi and English will be conducted and subsequently more Indian and foreign languages will be added.

Management Commitment

  • Management commits to be impartial without any prejudice against caste, religion, race, gender etc.
  • Fair practices is ensured to be followed
  • To maintain the quality standards throughout the process.