Membership Categories, Benefits, and Accreditation & Certification Fees


Membership is open to individuals and organizations. To register membership click here .

Individual Membership - $25/year; $250 lifetime membership
Eligibility – anyone
Membership Benefits – Periodic Yoga related seminars and information dissemination

Associate Organizational Membership - $150/year
Eligibility – any organization
Membership Benefits – Same as individuals, but covers participation by 10 people from each organization

Primary Organizational Membership - $250/year
Eligibility – Primary Membership will consist of well-organized yoga institutions whose depth and breadth of yogic knowledge is established by peer recognition. The Board of CYAI will approve primary membership based on the following key elements: (a) depth of yogic curriculum; (b) breadth of offering in yogic curriculum; (c) research and publications of principals and associates of the institution; (d) other equivalent measures of competence.
Membership Benefits – Includes benefits of Associate members and also has voting rights to elect Board

Please click here to register for membership.


November 21 2020 12 pm Eastern USA time on Zoom
Relevance and Methods of Yoga Application for Emotional Wellness in Current Pandemic This is a Continuing Medical Education course. Attendance is FREE. See Details by Document Clicking here.

Every Friday, 7 to 8 pm Dubai (UAE) time (10 to 11 am EST USA) on Zoom
HEALING CIRCLE Attendance is FREE. See Details by Document Clicking here.

January 17 2021 12 pm Eastern USA time on Zoom
History and Development of Electro-Photonic Imaging for Naadi Assessment and Application in Yoga Therapy – presented by Rajan Narayanan

February 21 2021 12 pm Eastern USA time on Zoom
Yoga Practices versus Yoga Experience: Relevance of Quality Certification


October 4 2020 12:30 pm Eastern USA time on Zoom
Sanjeev Krishna of Dubai presents on KALARI-PAYATTU – the system on which Shaolin Kung Fu is based. Discussion of Marma and Naadi system relative to muscle control.
For Details of Program Content and Speaker: Document Click here.
Access to youtube recording: Document Click here.


Fees for accreditation of organizations and certification of individuals is based on approximate cost recovery for the service. Following are fee ranges for these services:

• Accreditation fees for Yoga Institutions - $500 to $5,000 depending on nature of audit at the time of initial or renewing accreditation
• Yoga certification exam and certification - $200 to $500 depending on whether from accredited institution or otherwise
• Certification renewal between $75 to $225 every 3 years