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The Yoga Alliance European Registry (YAER) is an internationally recognised standards-setting organisation for yoga, known for its membership credibility. Our credentials carry meaning within and outside of Europe.

The YAER is managed by its founders who have general supervision of the organisation's achievement philosophy, strategy, and goals. 

The mission of YAER is to welcome yoga professionals onto the registry from all lineages, styles and traditions, promote and support both the practice as a whole and practitioners at every level, and offer supportive guidance that honours ancient wisdom while meeting modern needs.  We are honest, open, ethical and fair. People trust us to adhere to our word.

Our credentials carry meaning within and outside of Europe. We accept applicants from all over the globe, regardless of whether they've attended an approved training school or not, as long as the training matches up to our pre-decided standards. 

We acknowledge and appreciate the work that many yoga organisations has done to standardise yoga teaching through certification. That said, Yoga Alliance European Registry is not affiliated with other “Yoga Alliances”


Our Committee is composed of vibrant and friendly internationally renowned Master Yoga Teachers who has authored books on yoga, international presenters and public figures who have made an indelible impact in the Yoga industry worldwide! These unique individuals are kindly lending their name to welcome new members to the Yoga Alliance European Registry!

Dr. Nunzio Lopizzo - Brand Ambassador

Nunzio is the head of the Holistic and Yoga Certification Department at the Benessere CSEN ( a Body for Sports Promotion recognized by the Italian National Olympic Committee CONI. Nunzio is also the creator and trademark owner of the "Yoghiadi"


Roberto Milletti - Master Yoga Teacher

Co-founder of Odaka Yoga® (one of Italy's largest Shool of Yoga) Roberto has been featured in “Om Yoga Magazine UK” as one of the three world leaders in new, contemporary forms of yoga.  Roberto teaches at studios and yoga festivals worldwide. 


Francesca Cassia - Master Yoga Teacher

Francesca Cassia is a world’s renowned leader and co-founder of Odaka Yoga® Her life has been dedicated to the empowering and transformative process of placing  the body and mind in a dynamic interplay to reach the perfect alignment. Students call her the Queen of Psoas. She has been teaching yoga and running teacher trainings for over 20 years. 


Dr. Roberto Laurenzi - Master Yoga Teacher 

Co-Founder of EFOA International school one of Italy's largest and oldest School of Yoga and Oriental Studies.


Francoise Berlette - Master Yoga Teacher

Co-Founder of the EFOA one of Italy's largest International School of oriental studies Françoise Berlette, born in the North of France, is the daughter of Denise Van Lysebeth and world's renowned André Van Lysebeth considered the "teachers teacher"


Paolo Proietti - Master Yoga Teacher 

Paolo has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 40 years. Paolo has authored a number of books on yoga and related disciplines. A Tuscanian pragmatist, Paolo has a straightforward, matter-of-fact approach and doesn't let emotion distract him!  


Francesca Bonsignori - Master Yoga Teacher

Teaching faculty at EFOA international school,  she participate in the structuring of programs and the development  of the school's methodology. She collaborates in the preparation of teaching material (handouts, DVDs), most of which are available as publications.


Cinzia Onorati - Master Yoga Teacher

Cinzia is the founder and owner of Chandra Surya a renowned yoga school in Rome-Italy. She has authored various books on yoga. She is the 2019-2021 Yoga Alliance International (Italia Division) "Inspirational Yoga For All Sizes Ambassador".  Her motto: "The word is a wing of silence".


Felice Vernillo - Master Yoga Teacher 

Felice graduated as a Yoga Teacher in 1984 at the Yoga Institute of Milan(Italy) directed by Master Carlo Patrian (the pioneer of yoga in Italy). He teaches  “Integral Yoga”, based on Hatha and Raja Yoga: faithful to the traditional teachings received by his masters: Swami Chidananda and Swami Yogaswarupananda from Rishikeh (India). Felice is the founder and President of the Shakti Yoga Centre in Civitanova Marche and the author of  the book YOGA SHAKTI theory and practice: Ed: Yoga Shakti Ass. www.shaktiyoga.it

Roberto Boschini - Master Yoga Teacher (Dhyan Nirman) 

Roberto became a Sannyasin of Osho in May 2005 with the spiritual name SW Dhyan Nirman. He is the recipient of various yoga qualifications as well as Master Reiki, Diploma Teacher Ayurvedic massage, Holostic Therapist and much more. Roberto is the author of "The Yoga Master”, stories of Yogic Life (Lulu Com Edition-UK 2011). Together with his wife Catia Longhi also a yoga teacher, in 2004 they founded a very successful Yoga and Ayurvedic school 'Il Piccolo Amrit" in southern Italy: Martina Franca (Puglia). www.ilpiccoloamrit.it

Dr.Lorena Pajalunga (Swami Pragya Chaksu Saraswati)  - Master Yoga Teacher and "Femme Extraordinaire" 

Lorena, graduated in 1989 from the Bihar School of Yoga in Munger (India) she  founded the Associazione Italiana di Yoga per Bambini (AIYB). With a degree in Human Sciences for Education, she teaches yoga at the GiocaYoga(R) laboratory at the Department of Pedagogy of the Body of the Bicocca University in Milan. She's also a "Serial" Yoga for Children books author. Highly respected by her Italians and International yoga colleagues, Lorena actively supports the activities and initiatives in support and protection of Tashi Orphan School at Katmandu (Nepal).


Laura Nalin ERYT 1500

Laura became involved in Yoga in 2001, when she started a teacher training program with Cristina Lopez , a Paramahansa Yogananda follower, at the Instituto de Yoga Clássico of Campo Grande MS, Brazil. In 2004 she obtained my PACY (Pan American Commission for Yoga) diploma, thus becoming the first yoga teacher of Bonito (city considered the capital of ecotourism in Brazil). With her partner Master Teacher Paolo Proietti they run the teacher training school "Yoga Citra" in Padova (Italy).  


Mohan Bandhari (China) -Master Yoga Teacher a.k.a  the Multimillionaire Yogi

Born in the high range of Himalaya Mountains and brought up in Rishikesh, Mohan (Manmohan Singh Bhandari) grew up in a spiritual family. He started yoga practice at age of 14 with Himalayan masters. In 2003, with his wife Mrs Yin Yan he founded in Beijin the teaching department of Yogi Yoga Academy www.yogiyogacenter.com China's largest chain of yoga studio in China with branches at Peking University, ShangHai, GuangZhou, Chengdu and HangZhou  they have over 500 graduates per month. 

From 2000 to 2003, Mohan was the head of teaching department in Parmarth Niketan Ashram whose President and Spiritual Head is His Holiness Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji Maharaj, where he conducted teacher training for students from all over the world. Since 2001, he is also one of the main teachers teaching in the International Yoga Festival organized by Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh). Mohan is today considered the world's richest Yogi!.

Gilbert Ng (China)

From Ahimsa to International Acclaim – the story of Gilbert Ng, founder of Yzone Wellness (HK) Internationally renowned yogi, Gilbert Ng, has been a practicing yogi for over 20 years and counting. He has a martial arts background having trained in Chinese martial arts from the age of 7 to 17 before embarking in yogic practices. For the past 10 years, Gilbert has been expanding his teaching career to the People’s Republic of China. He has come a long way from his first teacher training course (ttc) which was only attended by four students. His honesty and earnestness in teaching yoga from his heart has attracted thousands of practitioners in China since then. Gilbert does not believe in relying on the reputation of other yoga gurus and prefers to teach straight from his heart through open and honest sharing from all the years of his personal practice. He is a much sought after yoga trainer conducting over 25 ttc’s annually and appearing in countless television interviews and demonstrations in China. www.yzone-energyflow.com/en/