Who we are

The International Association of Yoga and Ayurveda – IAYA – is a non-profit Association, with the purpose of studying, teaching and promoting Yoga and Ayurveda, as well as Indian culture. IAYA attends to clients interested in Yoga and Ayurveda, as well as other eastern and natural therapies with a holistic focus, without any restrictions.

In order for IAYA to achieve its objectives it can: Coordinate, organize and realize graduate courses, workshops, symposiums, congresses, conferences, speeches, encounters, journeys and reunions of Yoga and Ayurveda; Edit published or recorded material, independent or associated with other editors; Accredit training courses and support activities in this area. Support its associates with that which pertains to Yoga and Ayurveda, in regards to aspects of organization, accounting and legal issues.



Accredit Professionals: Check here the professionals graduated by the International Association of Yoga and Ayurveda and are members of it:

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accredited professionals



  • Sheila Coelho Quinttaneiro

    President Director

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  • Marcella Menezes

    Vice-President Director

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  • Dra.Mara Rúbia Ferreira de Freitas

    Scientific Director

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  • Pythagoras Cavalcanti Alcântara

    Legal Director

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  • Gisele Domingues Araújo

    Administrative Director

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  • Patrícia Mello

    Diretora Cultural

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