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Sri Aurobindo
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Vasupalli Srinivasa Kumar
Deepa Gowdar
Divi Ratnamala
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Veronique Reimonenq
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YAI Community

YAI Community

Yoga Alliance International, (of which Yoga Alliance India is a division) is essentially a network of dedicated, like-minded people devoted to the cause of personal transformation. Without personal transformation, it is idle to talk of changing the world. The network adds energy to our efforts at personal transformation, which, in turn, impels change in the world outside.The YAI community has members from around the world: from Africa, from Asia, from Europe,from America…
There are many ways for you to network:

  • Become a Certified Yoga teacher
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  • Take part in our events, and strengthen your network by interacting directly with people

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Swami Vidyanand, (Founder-President of Yoga Alliance International, India’s first international yoga alliance) and Sri K.M.Chandrashekaran (Organizing Director, Yoga Alliance International) have been invited to visit China for discussions on Yoga and related matters by the Sports Institute of Jiangsu Province, an institution of the Chinese government, in association with Master Dickson Lau's Hong Kong Yoga Association.

This visit, from 25 to 30 March 2015, is part of the Chinese government’s initiative to promote Yoga in that country. Discussions are expected to be held on plans for events on international Yoga Day - June 21st - as announced by the United Nations, following Prime Minister Modi’s suggestions. Plans for an International Yoga conference to be held in China are also to be discussed.

Swami Vidyanand holds regular classes in Transformational Yoga in New Delhi and at other locations. We, at the Grand, are proud to be associated with Swami Vidyanand. The visit to China, ahead of Prime Minister Modi’s proposed visit to China in May 2015, is expected to pave the way for the spread of Yoga in China and contribute to better relations between the two countries.

Swami Vidyanand - founder of the Transformational Yoga system - has been active in the Yoga field for well over a quarter of a century. Born in Datiya, Madhya Pradesh, his first guru was the famous Tantric yogi of Peetambar Peeth. He later studied Yoga with the late Paramahamsa Swami Satyanand of the Bihar School of Yoga. He enjoyed the satsang of Swami Rama of the Himalayas and many other Yoga teachers of various traditions.

After returning to India from a long period of work in Hong Kong and inspired by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, of Pondicherry, he set up Yoga Alliance International (YAI), with the help of Sri Chandrashekaran (an alumnus of IIT Madras and IIM Bangalore).

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