World Council for Yoga Therapy

World Yoga Council

Unity in Yoga - Unity in Diversity
International Advisors - World Yoga Council of International Yoga Federation
Life Members of World Yoga Council


Acharya Sri T.K. Sribhashyam
(India- France)
Son and disciple of Yogacharya Sri T. Krishnamacharya (lineage of Sri Natha Muni) is Director of Yogakshemam School of France
(Krishnamacharya Lineage) 


Marisa Cheloni Swamini Gauri
(Uruguay)
President of International
Yo
ga Federation 2010-2014
President of Latin America Union of Yoga
(Swami Asuri Kapila Lineage)

 
Fernando
Estevez-Griego

(Uruguay)
Former president
International Yoga Federation 1989-1991 and 2002-2005
President World Council 2010-2014
(Swami Asuri Kapila, Aurobindo and Sivananda Lineage)


H.H. Jagatguru Shankaracharya Omkarananda Saraswati Ji
Maharaj of Prayag Peeth
(India)
Sucessor of H.H. Jagatguru Shankaracharya
Swami Madhvanand
Saraswati
(Shankara Lineage)


Yogacharya Babakar Khane (Senegal)
Director International Yoga Institute (France)  
(Yogananda Lineage)


H.H. Acharya Dr. Prabhakar Mishra
(India)
President of World Religous Parlament, president of Brahmin Word Federation, World Ayurveda Academy and Universal Sanathana Dharma Foundation
(Brahmin and Vedic Lineage)


Swamini Taraji (Portugal)
Director of International Relationship of World Yoga Council IYF
President of Integral Yoga Association of Portugal
(Swami Asuri Kapila Lineage)


Yogacharya BKS Iyengar
(India)
Founder Director
of Iyengar Institute
President of Yoga Association of India
(Krishnamacharya Lineage)


H.H. Jagatguru
Swami Chidananda Saraswati Muniji (India)
Indian Heritage Foundation
Director of Parmath Niketan Ashram 
(Sw. Shukdevanandji Saraswati Lineage)


HH The Twelth Tai Situpa Rimpoche
(Tibet)
Spiritual Leader of Vajrayana Budhism
(Vajrayana Lineage)
Sucessor of 11th Tai Situpa Rimpoche

Reverend Swami Vidyanand
(India)
President of Yoga Alliance International
President of Yoga Alliance of India and member of Aurobindo Yoga Society -Aurobindo Ashram
(Aurobindo, Sivananda & Satyananda Lineage)

 
Yogacharya
Carlos Miguel Perez
(Spain)
President of European Yoga Alliance
President of Vasudeva Yoga
(Sivananda Lineage)


K.C. Sharma
(India)
President of Yoga Federation of India
President of Asian Yoga Federation
(Patanjali Lineage)


H.H.Swami Brahmavidyananda Saraswati
(USA-India)
Founder-President of Institute of Holistic Yoga of North America
Satyananda Ashram
International Yoga Fellowship
(Sivananda & Satyananda Lineage)


Swamini Lakshmi
(Argentina)
President of Yoga Federation of Argentina 
President of International Yoga Sports Federation
CEO of International Integral Yoga Society
Aurobindo Sivananda Ashram
(Swami Asuri Kapila Lineage)


Acharya Krishna Das 
(India-Italy)
Nada Yoga Master

  
Swami Sai Shivananda
(France)
President of Francophone Federation of Yoga
and Shamballa Foundation
(Sivananda Lineage)


His Divine Grace, Srila Bhakti Ballabha Tirtha Goswami Maharaja,  (India) 
President World Vaishnava Association
President-Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Gaudiya Math
(Krishna Vaishnava Lineage)


Swamini Om Murthyananda Saraswati
Official Yoga Schools Federation of Italy
(Sivananda & Satyananda Lineage)


Rama Jyoti Vernon
(USA)
Founder International Yoga College
Founder Yoga Journal
Fouder California Yoga Teachers Association
Founder Unity In Yoga
(ad Hoc Yoga Alliance of USA)
(Krishnamacharya, H Chaudury and Aurobindo Lineage)
Yogacharya Dr. B. Gopalananda
Director of Sri Vishwa Ashram the
International Yoga Academy
Secretary of Tamil Nadu Yoga Asociation
(Patanjali Lineage)
Reverend Sri Roy Eugene Davis
(USA)
Kriya Yoga
Direct disciple of
Parahamsa Yogananda
President of Center for Spiritual Awareness
(Yogananda Lineage)
Yogacharya Yogashiromani Sushil Battacharya
Swami Sadananda
(India)
President of International Sapta Yoga Association
(Goraksha Lineage)

 

 
Guru Ram Gaur (England)
Chair of Kundalini Yoga Teacher Association
Member of International Kundalini Yoga Teacher Association
Advisory Board of Kundalini Yoga Teacher Association of U.K
Director Sohan Jalaiaia Centre
Tutor of British Wheel of Yoga Annual Congress

(Yogi Bhajan Lineage)

Yogacharya Sri Philippe "Ajita" Barbier
(Belgium)
President of European Yoga Council of European Yoga Alliance and of Yogateachers Federation of Holland and Director of Raja Yoga Institute
(Patanjali Lineage)

 
H.H. Swami Ramananda
(India)
President of Indian Council of Spiriutal Sciences and Hanuman Temple of India
(Shankara Lineage)

Yogacharini Swami Saradananda
(USA)
President of British Yoga Teachers Association

(Sivananda & Vishnudevananda Lineage)


Swami Jyithimayananda
(Sri Lanka)
Doctor in Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy Teacher
President of International Ayurved College at Italy 

 
Reverend Swami Ramalingam
(India)
Swami Sivananda Yoga Reasearch Centre of Tamil Nadu
(Sivananda Lineage)


Yogacharya  Govindan  Satchitananda
(Canada)
Director  of  the  Kriya  Yoga  Babaji in Quebec, Cananda
(Babaji Lineage)

 


Yogacharya Dr Dayma
(India)
Secretary of North India Yoga Federation 
(Patanjali Lineage
)


Maria Helena Schmidt
(Brazil)
Former president of National Yoga Confederation of Brazil
(Patanjali Linaege)


Sh. Ashok Kumar Aggarwal
(India)
Hon. Secretary General of Yoga Federation of India

Secretary of Asian Yoga Federation

Neussa Verissimo
(Brazil)
President of
Yoga Confederation of Brazil
Director Neusa Verissimo Yoga Institute of Fortaleza, Brazil

(Caio Miranda Lineage)


Acharya Hathaway (USA)
President of American Yoga Foundation

H.H. Mahant Sri Pradeep Daji
(India)
President Kabir Yoga Ashram of Rishikesh and Secretary General of All India Saddhus Federation
(Kabir Lineage)


Sri Swami Santhi Santhiprashad (India)
Director of Santhi Yoga School of India
(Yogi Padmanabha Bhagavathar Lineage)


Larry Payne Ph.D
(USA)
Founder of International Association of Yoga Therapist
and Director of Samata International



Yogacharya
Juan Eduardo Nunez
(Chile)
President Integral Yoga Congress and Classical Yoga School of Chile

International Advisors of World Yoga Council


Ju Carvalho
(Angola-Portugal)
Escola Internacional de Yoga em Portugal

 
Violet Pastor Wilson (Canada) 
President
Canadian Yoga Alliance,
United in Yoga and Yoga Niagara
 

Sandra Summerfield Kozak, M.S
(USA)
Former vicepresident of World Union of Yoga (International Yoga Federation)
Former vicepresident of Unity in Yoga (Yoga Alliance of USA)
Director of International Yoga Studies Centre of USA


Sh. Naveen Acharya
(Goa - India)
Secretary of Asian Yoga Federation and Goa Yoga Association


Ma Devi Saraswati (Australia)
President
of Yoga Teachers Association of Australia

Paulo Murilo Rosas (Brazil)
Director of Kailsa Center
Founder of Dakshina Tantra Yoga Association of Brazil

Linda Burr
(Australia)
Principal
of Integral Yoga Academy of Autralasia

Pt Radheshyam Mishra
(Ujjani, India)

President Ujjain Yoga Life Society


Dinah Rodrigues
(Brazil)
Director of Hormonal Yotherapy of Brazil


Harbans Lal Arora (India-Brazil)
Director of Indian Yoga Institue Vivekananda of Brazil

Ved Lal Arora
(India-Brazil)
Director of Indian Yoga Institue Vivekananda of Brazil

Dr Clauido Freire de Azevedo
(Brazil)
Yoga Association of Ceara and Yoga Confederation of Brazil

Gautam Sarkar
President International Yoga Foundation
President of Indian Yoga Society

Member of International Integral Yoga Society Aurobindo Sivananda Ashram

Devidasika
(Brazil)
Founder of Suddha Dharma Mandalam and Sarva Mangalama Ashram of Brazil 

Erick Schultz
(Brazil)
Director of Suddha Dharma Mandalam of Brazil
Vicepresident of Ayurveda Association of Brazil

Daniel Petrov
(Bulgaria)
Former President of Yoga Federation of Bulgaria


Swamini   Locananda  sarasvati, yogacharini
Director  of  Padma Yoga  Center  Victoriaville - Quebec -Canada



Yogamata Shakti Mhi
(Canada)
President of Prana Yoga College of Canada


 Swami  Atmajananda  sarasvati
Director  of  Center  for  Holistic  Education  in Hull in Quebec
Canada


Eugene Estelle
Founder president of Yoga Mosaic association of Jewish yoga teachers


 Swami  Ujjayananda  sarasvati
Director  of  the  Lotus  Center  in Quebec, Cananda
Francophone Yoga Federation


Swami  Vijnananda  sarasvati
Director of  the  Center  of  well-being in Quebec, Canada
Secretary General
Francophone Yoga Federation


Swamini  Madhurananda  sarasvati
Director  Of  the  Ayurvedic  and  Contempory  Sciences
Quebec, Canada
Francophone Yoga Federation 


Yogacharini Zena Ursuliak
(Canada)

Director of Dakini Yoga Centre.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
 


 Master Carlos Muñoz
(Chile)
President of Yoga Society of Chile


Christine Kok
(China)
President
Asian Yoga Teachers Alliance 


Sherri Rao
(China)
President
Beijing Yoga Association
 of Colombia

Sandra Bianco
(Croatia)
Director Shanga Yoga Association of Croatia

Jan Knaisl
(Czech Republic)
President of Czech Yoga Association


Yogamata Wafaa Ahmed

(Egypt)
President Yoga Art Centre of Egypt


Dr. Robin Monro
(England)
Director of Biomedical Yoga Trust


Dr. Bernard Auriol
MD (France)
Medicine Doctor (Yogatherapy)

Yogacharini Parvati
Vice President Francophone Yoga Federation


Swami Vivekananda Saraswati
(Thailand)
Director of Agama International Thailand

 Swamini Uma, Yogacharini Petra Basler
(Germany)
Director International Yoga Integral School of Germany
Honorary Secretary of International Yoga Federation for Germany, Switzerland and Holland

Anna Troekes
(Germany)
Director of Trika Yoga Academy and Prana Yoga School ANNA TRÖKES of Germany
Former Member Board of European Union of Yoga, member of German Yoga Teachers Federation, German Academy for Yoga of Energy

Yogacharya Bertram (Venugopala) Mück
(Germany) 
President
INTERNATIONAL SAMVIT SAGAR YOGA SCHOOL 

 
Yogacharini Elisabeth (Radha) Mück
(Germany) 
Director
INTERNATIONAL SAMVIT SAGAR YOGA SCHOOL


Nalanie Chellaram
(Gilbraltar)
President of Integral Yoga Centre of Gilbaltrar
(Swami Satchidananda Lineage)


Joanna Hatzissava (Greece)
Director of Yoga Arts centre of Greece 

 


Yogacharini Sanjali
Maria Garcia
(Spain)
Director of Body, Mind and Soul Training Centre


Asi Gunnlaugson (Iceland)
Director of Yoga Centre of Iceland


Swami Ramaswarupananda
(India)
Divine Life of Rishikesh


  Suryananda
Ruben Starzak

(Argentina)
President of International Integral Yoga Institute


Bal Makund
(India)
Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga of India, Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India



T.K. Ray
(India-USA)
President of Yoga Central of USA

 


Father Joaquin Andrade
(India)
Roman Catholic Priest 
Dr. of Religions
Indian Dance and Yoga

Swami Pareshananda (India)
Director of Ramakrishna Ashram

Swami Nirmalatmananda (India)
Director of Ramakishna Ashram of Brazil


Yogacharya Lalit Kumar
(India)
Founder Director of Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre

(Patanjali Lineage)


Swami Murugananda
(India)
Founder of Arunachala Unique Mountain Trust


Dr Chidananda Murthy
(India)
Director of Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (Deptt of Ayurveda, Yoga, Umani, Siddha and Homeopathy of Ministry of Helth and F. W Govt. of India)  

 
Dr. S.N. Pandey
(India)
Member of Dr. R.M.L. Hospital
Member of Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (Deptt of Ayurveda, Yoga, Umani, Siddha and Homeopathy of Ministry of Helth and F. W Govt. of India) 


Dr. Mrs. Sunanda Ranade
(India)
Director of International Ayurveda Academy

Akhilesh Brahmchari
(India)
Director of Neo Yoga Centre of India


Yogacharini Dr. Rita Bala (India)
Director of Yoga departament of Himachal University and Yoga Cofederation of India 


Dr Indu Arora
(India-USA)
Director of
YogsadUSA

Prof. Dr. Subhash Ranade
(India)

Director of International Ayurveda Academy


Radhkrishnam (India)
Yoga Centre of Tamil Nadu


Yogacharini Swamini Vishwashakti
(India-Slovenia)
European Yoga Fellowship
Satyananda Yoga
Director of Tara Yoga Centre of Slovenia  

Yogiraj Bikram Coudhury
President World Yoga Foundation and Bikram's Yoga College of India

Dr. Suresh Kumar Agarwal
(India)
Vice Achancellor of Open Internatioal University for Alternative Medicines
Founder-President of Indina Board of Alternative Medicine

Maa Parvathi Nath Saraswati
(India)
Co-Director of the School of Awakening, U.K.
Saraswati River Yoga USA

Yogacharya
Sri A. M Mohanan
(India)
Director of Indian Yoga & Meditation Centre.
Hon. Secretary of International Yoga Federation at Chenai, India

Marie Quail
(Ireland)
Director of Yogatherapy and Training Cenre of Ireland


Charly Stevens
(Ireland)
Former president of Yoga Federation of Ireland


Grazia Magista
(Italy)
President of Associazione Yogananda
and Director of Yoga Alliance International in Italy

Marco Bianco
(Italy-Croatia)
Director Shanga Yoga Association of Croatia

Guillermo Ferrara
(Spain)

President of International Tantra Yoga School

Hikaru Hashimoto (Japan)
President of JapanYoga Fitness Association

Yogacharya Ron Katwijk
(Korea)
 Director of Magic Pond Yoga School of Korea

Elleke van Kraalingen
(Netherlands)
Director de Samyama School voor Yoga & Meditatie (Holland)

Eugene Derksen
(Netherlands)
Secretary of Stichting Raja Yoga Nederland (Raja Yoga Federation of Holland)


Diana Hooi
(Netherlands)
President of Karuna Integral Yoga Centre of Netherland


Yogacharini Savitri Devi
(New Zeland)
Founder of Integral Yoga Academy of Australasia



Anabela Tavares (Portugal)
Ba Psychology and Yoga Therapy Teacher
Yoga Therapy Association of Portugal

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Yogacharini Rupa Clotilde Ferreira
(Portugal)
Founder Yoga Association of Portugal

Jorge Veiga e Castro
(Portugal)
President of Lusa Yoga Federation of Portugal
President of Lusa Yoga Association of Portugal

Acharya Georges Stobbaerts
Honorary President of Yoga Federation of Portugal
(Marroc - Belgium)



Buddhist Monk Ngawang Guendun
(Ruanda)
Ogyen Kunzang Choling
Portugal

 


Denis Zaenchkovsky (Russia)
Director of Yoga Center of Moscow


Sergey Repin
(Russia)
President Yoga Federation of Russia


Mikhail Konstantinov (Russia)
Director of Yoga Center of S, Petersburg

Brian Cooper (Scotland)
Director of Yoga Alliance U.K.
Director Yoga Union of Sccotland

PhD Predrag (Krsto) Nikic
(Serbia)
President Yoga Federation of Serbia

MasterYograttan Dev Kapil
(Singapore)
President of Association of Singapore

Dikson Lu
(Hong Kong-China)
President of Hong Kong Yoga Association


Sabrina Mesko (Slovenia)
Yoga Arts Association of Slovenia 

Nwajyoti
(South Africa -Holland)
Director of Yoga Centre of Europe


Martin Cormick (South Africa)
African Yoga Federation

Joaquin de la Calzada Mazeres (Jaswant Singh Khalsa)
(Spain)
Director of the Khalsa Centre

Yogacharya Swami Omkarananda
(Spain)
President of Vedic Studies Associaton of Spain,
President of International Classical Yoga Federation
President Sivananda Ashram of Valencia

Swami Danda
(Spain)

Yoga Ashram of Spain
International Yoga Instiute

Jana Colonna (Slovenia)
Director of Suryasakti Yoga Studio

Saranagati Das
(Spain)
Director of School Mahashakti of Spain

Ronald Ramnandanlall (Suriname)
Raja Yoga Federation of Holland

Ruth Wäfler Bhattacharya (Switzerland)
Director of Yoga Schule Ruth Wafler
Member of Swiss Yoga Federation and European Union of Yoga


Ven. Lama Khenpo Phuntzok Tenzin Rimpoche
Director Buddhist Meditation Centre Drikung Kagyu 
(Drikung Kagyu  Lineage)


Karen Stollmeyer (Trinidad & Tobago)
Director of Bliss Yoga centre of Trinidad & Tobago


Ferhan Yuksel
(Turkey)
Director Yogahan Yoga Centre of Turkey


Janice Gates
(USA )
President of International Association of Yoga Therapist  

Dr. Marc Halpern
(USA )
Founder and director of the California College of Ayurveda and a founding director of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.


Yogacharini Mata Swamini Kali Ray
(USA )
President of Tri Yoga International Yoga Association USA


Richard Miller
(USA )
Director of the non-profit Center of Timeless Being, co-founder and co-president of the International Association of Yoga Therapy

Sarasvati Buhrman, Ph D
(USA )
Academic Director and cofounder of the Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and AyurvedaYogic renunciate in the Vairagi order 

Julian Middendorf and Katharina Middendorf
(USA )
Director of Nivita Yoga Organization

Swamini Nilavani
(Argentina)
Director of Yoga Integral International College

Yogacharya Nilamegame
La Reunion Island, France
Scientific Traditional Yoga Motivation Federation Ile de la Reunion


Swamini Dayananda
(Uruguay)
Director of Purna Yoga Integral Centre of Uruguay
(Sivananda and Swami Asuri Kapila Lineage)


Amy Weintraub 
 
(USA )
Founder and director of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute

Norma Pinheiro
(Brazil)
Former president of Yoga Teachers Association of Brazil

Mahesh Chand
(India)
Secretary of Indian Association for Yoga and Meditation
and Indian Yoga Alliance

Swami  Aksharananda  sarasvati,
(Canada)
Director  of  the Padma Yoga  Center, Quebec, Cananda 


Antonio Sausys
(Uruguay)
Director of Sat Yoga of San Francisco, USA
Director of the Life Force Yoga Healing Institute


Marcus Freed
(USA)
Director of Yoga Mosaic of Jewish yoga teacher
US/Canada

Dr. Randy I. Stein (Mahabuddhi dasa)
Bhakti-vaibhava
(USA)
President Florida Vedic College
President Institute for Gaudiya Vaishnavism

Tom Mendola
(USA)
President of Arizona Association

Jose Luis Leon Gleeson
(Mexico)

Founder and Director of Durga Yoga (Jurica, Queretaro. Mexico)

Jason Isaac Collar
(Malaysia)

Executive Committee Member
Malaysian Yoga Society (MYS)
Director of Operation
Malaysian Association of Yoga Instructors (MAYI)

Rashko Hristov Zaykov
(Bulgaria)
SK-AMRITA of Bulgaria

Yoga Federation of Bulgaria

Oksana Sivakovskaya
(Ukraine)
Director of Vasudeva Yoga School in Ukraine

Saji P K
(India)

International Vasishta Yoga Research Foundation

H.H: Swami Shankarananda
(Australia)
President of Shiva Ashram of Australia

Bora Ercan
(Turkey)
General Coordinator of Hariom Yoga Merkezi

Dr. James Findlay
(Denmark)
Founder of Meta Yoga

Ilya Zhuravlev
(Russia)
Ashtanga Yoga Center

Anne - Marie Newland
(England)

Sun Power Yoga
       
Former members (Maha Samadhi) of World Wide Yoga Council and International Yoga Federation


Swami Asuri Kapila
(France) 1901-1955
The Father of International Yoga Federation and World Council of Yoga


Yogavatar Krishna Kisore Das
(India) 1950-1997
Mahasamadhi
Founder of World Council of Yoga "Worldwide
Yoga Council"
at 1970
President of IYF 1992-1997


Gerard Blitz (Belgium)
Zen Buddhist Monk and Yoga Teachers
Secretary General of European Yoga Union 1976-1990
Patron of International Yoga Federation 1989-1990 and the soul of IYF


Mataji Indra Devi
(Latvia)
Honorary President of International Yoga Federation from de foundation 1987-2002


H.H. Jagatguru
Swami Madhvanand
Saraswati
(India)
Shankaracharya of the
Prayag Peeth
Patron of International Yoga Federation from 2004 to 2005


H.H. Jagatguru
Swami Chidananda Saraswati (India)

President Divine Life Society & Sivananda Ashram 
(Sivananda Lineage)


H.H. Jagatguru
Swami Buaji (India)

President Indo-American Yoga-Vedanta Society, New York
(Sivananda Lineage) 


Dhirendra Brahmachari

Former Director of Vishwayatan Yoga Ashram of Delhi

Sri Sri Sri Satchidananda
Yogi of Madras

(India)

Swami Pranavananda
(India)

President Sociedad Yoga Latinoamericana Swami Pranavananda
President Centro Yoga Universal Ciudad de Mexico

Swami Gitananda
(Canada - India)
Honorary President of International Yoga Federation 2004-2010
Founder of Ananda Ashram, PONDICHERRY YOGASANA ASSOCIATION, Vishwa Yoga Samaj

Swami Sarvananda
(Romania)


Former President of Sarva Swamis Order

Dr. Domar Singh Madariya
(India)

Former President of Ayurveda Foundation of Argentina

Babaji Singh Khalsa
(Mexico)
Director of Kundalini
Yoga of Mexico
 
Pietro Bonvini
(Italy)
Former President of Italian Yoga Schools Federation
 
 
World Yoga Council