Yoga Academy of North America is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization. YANA provides educational and service opportunities to transform your life and the lives of others.

What Makes Us Different

Yoga Academy of North America is not just a yoga school.

Our courses are for serious students who want a very strong theoretical and practical knowledge of all aspects of yoga and are open to the possibility that their lives will be profoundly transformed by this knowledge. Historically, we have  only conducted in-depth and in-person trainings. We lead groups for in-depth trainings in India and elsewhere. We are augmenting our offerings and are pleased to bring you this online learning platform.

We are part of an authentic lineage that is thousands of years old and has living masters that continually adapt ancient teachings for modern life.

The proliferation of yoga in modern day society has taken on many forms. Now, more than ever, individuals seek personal growth. Yoga is a tool for the development of the personality with the aim to bring about greater awareness. Yoga is about creating balance and harmony in one’s life.  Our tradition contributes to the peace, prosperity and, ultimately, the betterment of the world. 

Explore what YANA can do for you!

"Yoga transforms us subtly through greater awareness of our day to day activities, adding a new dimension to even mundane things like eating, talking, fighting, sleeping, working, walking, pain, pleasure, everything." 

-Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati