Unifying the community.
We believe yogis can offer proof of concept to the benefits of a yoga practice by holding a place for peace even in tumultuous times. As a community, we can demonstrate what’s possible when we come together across traditions and beliefs to elevate one another and hold space for continuous growth and evolution.
Yoga Unify is a circular organization created for the yoga community of students, professionals, studios, and schools. We’re not a top-down directorate, but rather a mutually-accountable organization here to serve the community.
Three Governing Councils (Ethics, Qualifications, and Community Investment) recommend policy and program implementation to the Executive and Advisory Board. The Governing Councils are supported by YŪ staff. The first round of Governing Councils have been appointed by our Executive Board, but go-forward, these stipended positions will be awarded by member-nomination and vote.
The Executive Board develops strategy and has fiscal and legal responsibility for the nonprofit organization. The Advisory Board is made up of thought-leaders from the yoga community and supports strategic planning.
Staff administers Professional Qualifications, student advisor and mentorship programs, the Yoga U Catalog, the Grievance review process, and scholarships and grant distribution.