membership of International Yoga Federation (IYF)
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Subject: [internationalyogaf ederation] The structure of International
Yoga Federation (IYF)
The International Yoga Federation (IYF) was
founded in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1987. The International Yoga Federation
(IYF) was originally founded under the name "International Professsional
Yoga Teachers Federation" and the name was changed in 2003.
The main purpose of the International Yoga Federation (IYF) is to serve as an
international "umbrella" organisation concerned with the promotion
and dissemination of yoga.
International Yoga Federation is a non-profit tax-exempt organization founded
in1987, celebrates the authentic yoga teachings of all traditions, the
diversity, harmony and integrity of yoga practices throughout the world. From
1987, the 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 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 from 1987.
In 2006 International Yoga Federation (IYF) change the Statutes and Bye-Laws or
constitution and the internal structure in may 2006.
The HQ of International Yoga Federation (IYF) are in Montevideo City, Uruguay
under the rules of non-profit tax-exempt organization with the Number 10.968
with the legal status of Educational and Cultural Ministery of Uruguay.
International Yoga Federation (IYF)
Scoseria 2739, Pocitos. Montevideo, Uruguay.
The President 2006-2010 is: Swamini Dayananda Ma
http://www.internat ionalyogafederat ion.net/
IYF is legally registered Organization in Montevideo.
The Executive Office is located in the home city of the President (currently
Montevideo City, Uruguay).
Structure of International Yoga Federation (IYF)
A) The General Assembly is the supreme organ of the International Yoga
Federation (IYF) and consists of all IYF's full members yoga organisations with
right to vote. The General Assembly meets every year at april.
B) The Executive Board is elected by the General Assembly for a 4 year period
and meets every month. It consists of a President, Vice-president, General
Secretary, Treasurer and the Executive Director.
C) The Exeuctive office is under the General Secretary's Committee or
International Secretariat of IYF with 16 honorary secretary members, 8 Regional
Coordinators, the director of Public Relations, the director and secretary of
Communications and honorary ambassadors.
D) Advisory Council is the World Council of Yoga of IYF
International Yoga Federation (IYF) admits members in 3 categories which form
the General Assembly:
1) yoga organisations working in the field of yoga as full member
2) yoga organisations working in the field of yoga as associate member
3) yoga registered centres and teachers who working in the field of yoga as
** Only the delagate of the IYF's full members have right to vote in General
For be full member of IYF the future organization must send the annual fee and
the the Statutes and Bye-Laws or constitution and structure to: nternational
Yoga Federation (IYF), Scoseria 2739, Pocitos. Montevideo City, Uruguay
International Yoga Registry
In November 1987, International Yoga Federation established a International
Yoga Teachers' Registry to recognize and promote yoga teachers with training
that meets our international minimum training standards. Teachers who meet
these standards are eligible to register as "IRYT"s (International
Registered Yoga Teachers). In 2005, in conjunction with enhanced revised
standards for registration, we began recognizing and registering Master degree
for teachers with significant teaching experience in addition to training (
International Registered for Master Yoga Teachers, or "IRMYT"s).
International Yoga Federation also maintains the first International Registry
of Yoga Organizations to recognize yoga teacher training programs of at least
200 or 500 hours. A yoga organziations whose curriculum satisfies or exceeds
our international minimum training standards may apply to register as a
"IRYO" (Registered Yoga Organization) . Once a school is registered,
all graduates of a IRYO are automatically eligible to register with us as
Registered yoga organziations and centres are authorized to use the logo, the
flag of IYF ( after their names, and receive certificates of registration .
INTERNATIONAL YOGA FEDERATION registers both individual yoga teachers and yoga
teacher training programs (schools, centres, studios, ashrams, societies,
asssociations, etc.) who have complied with international minimum educational
standards established by the IYF.