Shelly Thorn. Do we need to pay American Yoga Alliance?

Basic Facts: 1) Yoga Alliance does not certify yoga teachers nor does it provide accreditation of trainers or training schools. 2) Yoga Alliance does not assess or certify teaching competency. It provides a registry, which is a list. 3) Neither teachers nor trainers are required to be registered with Yoga Alliance or any other organization. Teaching and studio insurance may be obtained without...


Dr. Madhavan Munusamy belongs to the South-Indian branch of Swami Sivananda tradition of yoga. Yogacharya Madavan is Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Venkatramana Ayurvedic Medical College (Chennai); he also received a Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy from Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana in Bangalore and attended the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta ashram TTC and Advanced TTC courses.