International Yoga Federation(IYF)

Last updated: December 21, 2023

What Does International Yoga Federation (IYF) Mean?

The International Yoga Federation (IYF) is a nonprofit organization that aims to promote and celebrate the diversity and harmony of yoga traditions across the world. It was founded in 1987 and is currently the largest yoga organization in the world.

Their mission is to lead the world’s yoga community by providing resources, fostering integrity and setting common standards.


Yogapedia Explains International Yoga Federation (IYF)

The idea of the creation of a global yoga federation dates back to the 1930s, when it was proposed by Swami Asuri Kapila of France. Since then, a number of different organizations have been created with varying goals and aspirations.

In 1987, several national federations and associations from numerous countries came together under the banner of the global International Yoga Federation for the first time. Their services include international yoga teacher training, yoga courses and teacher identity cards.

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