· Amma.org / Mata Amritanandamayi M.A. Center
Living from moment to moment in a constant state of supreme happiness, Amma warmly embraces thousands of people day after day, wiping their tears, giving them her divine guidance and offering solace to all who come to her. Amma recommends the path of selfless-service through the example of her own life.
International centers around the world.
· Ananda Church of Self-Realization
Founder: Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters), a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda.
A movement based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda that helps you bring God into your life through meditation and spiritual living. Swami Kriyananda has taken the ancient teachings of Raja Yoga and made them practical and immediately useful for people in every walk of life.
International centers and publications.
· Ananda Seva Mission
Dedicated to the teachings of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti.
Ananda Seva is an international spiritual community dedicated to meditation, yoga and service to humanity.
International centers (USA, Europe) and publications.
· Babaji's Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas
Founder: Marshall Govindan Satchidananda.
Mission: To promote the dissemination of Babaji's Kriya Yoga throughout the world through lectures, public classes, initiation seminars, and retreats through qualified and authorized teachers, acharyas. Babaji's Kriya Yoga is a scientific art of perfect God Truth Realization. The Order also sponsors research on the ancient writings of the Yoga Siddhars.
International centers and publications.
· Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University
Founder: Brahma Baba.
Current Spiritual Leaders: Dadi Janki, Dadi Hirdaya Mohini, Dadi Ratan Mohini.
A worldwide family of individuals from all walks of life, we are committed to spiritual growth and personal transformation, believing them essential in creating a peaceful and just world. We teach a practical method of meditation that helps individuals understand their inner strengths and values.
· Center for Spiritual Awareness (CSA)
Founder & Spiritual Director: Roy Eugene Davis, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda.
Spiritual growth through Kriya Yoga and Meditation.
International CSA Centers and Publications.
· Devi Mandir - Temple of the Divine Mother
Temple home of Shree Maa and Swami Satyananda Saraswati ("Swamiji").
The primary purpose of the Devi Mandir is to inspire the worship of Divine. Together with Swamiji, Shree Maa teaches the meaning and method of worship. Through the tantric traditions of prayer and meditation, Shree Maa and Swamiji teach that every home is a temple devoted to God.
· Himalayan Institute
Founder: Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas.
Spiritual Head: Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D., successor of Sri Swami Rama.
A leader in the field of yoga, meditation, spirituality, and holistic health. The mission of the Himalayan Institute is Swami Rama's mission - to discover and embrace the sacred link - the spirit of human heritage that unites East and West, spirituality and science, and ancient wisdom and modern technology.
· International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres
Founder: Swami Vishnu-devananda, disciple of Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, India.
The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers is a nonprofit organization founded by Swami Vishnu-devananda to spread the teachings of Vedanta worldwide.
· Isha Foundation
Isha Foundation is a non-religious, non-profit organization working towards creating an inclusive culture that is the basis for global harmony and progress. Offering powerful yoga programs for inner transformation through a worldwide network of Isha Yoga centers, publications and online videos.
· Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Founder of the Transcendental Meditation Program and Maharishi's Global Country of World Peace. Now establishing Maharishi Vedic Universities throughout the world to offer mastery over Natural Law to every individual.
· Reach Out Yoga Foundation
A non-profit dedicated to traditional study of Yogasanas, Advaita Vedanta, Ayurveda and Sanskrit. We support Vedic culture by donating and to the care of underpriviledged children in rural India. We offer classes, workshops and trainings around the globe as well as yoga service retreats throughout India. Our Community center of learning and growth is based in Colorado, USA.
· Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission
Founded by Swami Vivekananda, a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna.
The Ramakrishna Movement or Vedanta Movement is a worldwide spiritual movement which aims at the harmony of religions, harmony of the East and the West, harmony of the ancient and the modern, spiritual fulfillment, all-round development of human faculties, social equality, and peace for all humanity, without any distinctions of creed, caste, race or nationality.
International centers and publications.
· Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF)
Founder: Paramahansa Yogananda.
President: Sri Mrinalini Mata, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda.
The SRF, a worldwide religious organization, has been dedicated to carrying on the spiritual and humanitarian work of Paramahansa Yogananda. Through our worldwide service, we seek to foster a spirit of greater understanding and goodwill among the diverse people and nations of our global family, and to help those of all cultures and creeds to realize and express more fully in their lives the beauty, nobility, and divinity of the human spirit.
· Sri Anandamayi Ma
Sri Ma Anandamayi today is widely recognized as a personality of great spiritual eminence. She was born a hundred years ago and she took samadhi at the age of 86; these limitations, however, cannot be said to have conditioned her utter freedom to be just herself under all circumstances. Sri Anandamayi Ma was the embodiment of a joyous self-sufficiency, which enraptured the hearts of all who came near her.
· Sri Ramanasramam and Arunachala Ashrama
Dedicated to the teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi.
Sri Ramanasramam is devoted to the sole purpose of maintaining and preserving Sri Ramana Maharshi's teachings and spreading it through His ashram at Tiruvannamalai. Over the years there have been devotees who have started centers around the world to help in spreading His teachings.
· World Welfare Mission
Founder: Swami Krishna Deo.
World Welfare Mission is a non-profit organization with a mission to work towards the betterment of the individual, the society and the world and undertakes several social, environmental and holistic wellness programmes with the help of volunteers. A non-political, non-religious organization based out of New Delhi with a presence in several countries.
· Yogashakti Mission
Founder: H. H. Ma Yoga Shakti Saraswati ("Mataji").
Yogashakti Missions are non-profit organizations established worldwide by Ma Yoga Shakti to teach the essence of yoga, meditation, and spirituality to all those who seek guidance.
The India Yoga Directory is a great resource for finding Ashrams, Yoga Teacher Training courses, Yogis and Yoga Masters currently living in India.
· International Yoga Federation (IYF)
International Yoga Federation is the largest yoga organization in the world and is open to all yogis and yoga organizations. IYF supports the minimum international standards for yoga teachers since 1987. Emphasis has been on mutual tolerance, respect, friendship, sensitivity and support of different approaches to yoga and an equal voice for every member of the Global Yoga Community.
· International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)
IAYT serves as a professional organization for Yoga teachers and Yoga therapists worldwide. Our mission is to establish Yoga as a recognized and respected therapy. IAYT membership is open to Yoga practitioners, Yoga teachers, Yoga therapists, Yoga researchers and healthcare practitioners who utilize Yoga in their practice.
· The British Wheel of Yoga (BWY)
The National Governing Body for yoga in the UK. The British Wheel of Yoga is a registered charity and is the largest yoga organisation in the country, running for 40 years. As the Governing Body, we accredit other yoga teacher training organisations.
· National Association of Complementary and Alternative Medicines (NACAMS)
NACAMS support the yoga community with public education programs, scholarship opportunities, marketing resources, practice support, and professional liability insurance for their practice.
· International Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA)
Issues the designation: IYTA.
The IYTA's mission is to bring and deepen awareness and practice of Yoga in the lives of many thousands of people in Australia and around the world. To help achieve this, the IYTA aims to be pre-eminent in the training of Yoga teachers, particularly in Australia.
· Yoga Alliance
An organization that sets standards for the American yoga community and issues the designations:
RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) and RYS (Registered Yoga School).
Yoga Alliance® supports yoga teachers and the diversity and integrity of yoga. Our mission is to lead the yoga community, set standards, foster integrity, provide resources, and uphold the teachings of yoga.
· Yoga Alliance International (YIA)
A world-wide association celebrating the diversity and integrity of yoga practices throughout the world. Open to all Yogic minded individuals everywhere, Yoga Alliance International supports the integrity of Yoga practices and philosophy throughout the world, marking the commonality of the Universal Spirit.
· Yoga Alliance World
Yoga Alliance World is a collective effort to form a Yogic community of Yoga Centers and Yoga teachers all over the world. Founded by Maharishi Yog Vihar Foundation, Rishikesh, India, the alliance is aimed to facilitate communication and knowledge sharing between Yoga centers and Yoga Teachers all over the globe. Join us in this collaborative effort.... Om Shanti !!
· Yoga and Psychotherapy Association of India (Y.P.A.I.)
A non-profit organization for the welfare of humanity, directly working under the guidance of the World council for Psychotherapy and the Asian Federation for Psychotherapy since 2001. The Y.P.A.I. organizes various courses, workshops, seminars and conference at the national and international levels, and publishes various materials related to yoga and psychotherapy for health, happiness and peace.