Definition - What does Yoga Alliance mean?
Yoga Alliance is a nonprofit association in the U.S. that supports the teaching of yoga within the country. Their motto is "Many Paths, One Yoga Alliance."
The same name is also used in other countries for their respective yoga associations. For instance, there are Yoga Alliances in Canada, Australia and India, among others.
Yogapedia explains Yoga Alliance
This organization represents the country’s yogi and is dedicated to promoting integrity and diversity in the teaching of the discipline. It also promotes self-regulation and safe practices in the industry.
There are more than 68,000 registered yoga teachers and more than 4,400 schools registered by the Yoga Alliance in the United States.
The history of the U.S. Yoga Alliance goes back to 1997, when the idea was made a reality at a conference in California.