What Makes Us Different
Yoga Academy of North America is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization.
YANA provides educational and service opportunities to transform your life and the
lives of others.
"Yoga transforms us subtly through greater awareness of our day to day activities, adding a new dimension to even mundane things like eating, talking, fighting, sleeping, working, walking, pain, pleasure, everything."
- Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati
Yoga Academy of North America is not just a yoga school.
Our courses are for serious students who want a very strong theoretical and practical knowledge of all aspects of yoga and are open to the possibility that their lives will be profoundly transformed by this knowledge.
These trainings are the only ones in North America provided by the tradition that creates the Bihar School of Yoga series of books – including Yoga Nidra, Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha, Four Chapters on Freedom and Kundalini Tantra.

Our Yogic Studies and Teacher Training programs cover thousands of hours of material, including weekly feedback over months of home study.
We encourage service (seva) projects to improve the quality of life for those less fortunate through our seva initiative .

We are part of an authentic lineage that is thousands of years old and has living masters that continually adapt ancient teachings for modern life.
The proliferation of yoga in modern day society has taken on many forms.  Now, more than ever, individuals seek personal growth. Yoga is a tool for the development of the personality with the aim to bring about greater awareness. Yoga is about creating balance and harmony in one’s life.  Our tradition contributes to the peace, prosperity and, ultimately, the betterment of the world.
Explore what YANA can do for you!