Having a community in any realm of one's life is optimal for so many reasons. Yoga is no different. In fact, having a group of like-minded individuals to flow with feels great, and it goes beyond the mat. Yoga is a path to happiness, and like any good hike, it's better with the company of some inspirational people who keep you moving forward. Growing internally like this requires the support of other like-minded individuals striving towards a similar goal. Hence the establishment of AYS.
This is an effort to create a world of Yoga Practitioners, Yoga Teachers and Yoga Schools, to spread the Ancient & Traditional values of Yoga to the whole world from where it has originated. AYS is interested standardization of Yoga Education for both Students and the Teachers of Yoga. This is possible by implementing standards of curriculum for Yoga Teacher Training program or courses, which will benefit not only native but in a wider scope.
In contemporary world, Yoga is always correlated only with the practice of Asana and this is causing a superficial exploration of the subject. Whereas the subject like Yoga has been founded to understand one's full potential and our heartful intention is to simply restore the traditional path of Yoga, where one again starts experiencing the overall development. Even in an era where Yoga is spreading at ever accelerated rate, still there are people confused about Yoga as Asana, and our only concern is to make people to see Yoga as a wholesome practice which constitutes of eight limbs and Asana is just one of them.