United Consciousness Global Board of Yoga Teachers Accreditation (UCGBYA)

Re-establishing Authentic Yogic Philosophy for Integrated Development


By re-establishing yoga in its original and classical format, United Consciousness Global Board of Yoga Accreditation (UCGBYA) ensures that individuals receive authentic and genuine yogic teachings, leading to a deeper understanding of the profound yogic philosophy.

Comprehensive learning

The UCGBYA is the most comprehensive yoga accreditation board with members from all six continents of the world.  Individuals can benefit from a diverse range of perspectives and insights, leading to a more well-rounded and holistic learning experience.

Integrated development

The authentic and comprehensive teachings provided by UCGBYA ensure the integrated development of all yoga sadhakas, helping individuals to cultivate physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. This can lead to a greater sense of inner peace, clarity, and purpose in life.

The Importance of Authentic Yogic Philosophy

The current state of yoga has diminished its original purpose, but by returning to its classical format, yoga can provide immense benefits for individuals and society.

The modern interpretation

The modern interpretation of yoga as mere stretching has diluted the profound philosophy behind it.

Classical Practice Of Yoga 

Practicing yoga in its authentic form can improve mental clarity, emotional stability, and physical health.

Authentic Format Of Yoga

The authentic and classical format of yoga integrates physical, mental, and spiritual practices for holistic development.


Aim is to bring back the classical format of yoga and create a unified community of yogis dedicated to its true purpose.

Our Vision: Re-establishing the Authenticity of Yoga Philosophy

The Power of Authentic Yogic Philosophy

At United Consciousness, we believe that the practice of yoga goes beyond just physical exercise. We are committed to re-establishing the authentic and classical format of yoga, as it was originally intended, in order to bring about a more integrated development of all yoga sadhakas. Our core philosophy is based on the following principles:

  • Honoring the ancient wisdom of yoga and making it accessible to all
  • Integrating mind, body, and spirit through the practice of yoga
  • Nurturing a sense of community among yoga practitioners worldwide
  • Emphasizing the importance of mindfulness and purposeful living in our daily lives.

Rajesh Rabindranath

Founder, Project Self 


Rajesh Rabindranath is a highly skilled Mergers & Acquisitions Implementation Specialist who possesses a keen interest in technology and management. Apart from his professional career, he is a devoted learner of Vedanta and is enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge with others. Rajesh is one of the founding members of Project Self, an organization dedicated to providing weekly classes on spiritual teachings. With his extensive experience in the corporate world and spiritual studies, he simplifies complicated spiritual concepts and makes them easily understandable for a broad audience. Rajesh's thought-provoking and insightful classes motivate people to embrace a more conscious and meaningful lifestyle.

Suryananda Saraswati

Presidentof EYF


Mahamandaleshwar Swami Suryananda Saraswati Yogacharya Amadio Bianchi Maharaj is an esteemed figure in the world of yoga and Ayurveda. He is the founder of the World Yoga and Ayurveda Community and President of the World Movement for Yoga and Ayurveda. He has also served as the President of the European Yoga Federation and the Vice President of the International Yog Confederation. As a founding member of the European Ayurveda Association and an advisor to United Consciousness Global, he has worked to promote these practices around the world. He has been recognized for his contributions, receiving the title of Ambassador of Yoga and Ayurveda at an international conference in Dubai. With a presence in many countries and a wealth of knowledge, he is a frequent speaker at major congresses and the author of numerous books on yoga and Ayurveda.

Sukadev Volker Bretz

founder of Yoga Vidya


Sukadev Bretz is a spiritual teacher and founder of Yoga Vidya, one of the leading Yoga movements in Europe, with 4 major Ashrams, nearly 100 Yoga centres and 20,000 yoga teachers. He is the author of 10 books and is known for motivating Yoga aspirants to practice intensely, see a higher meaning in daily experiences, and bring more energy and heart into everyday life. Sukadev also spreads Yoga via the internet in Yoga videos and podcasts in English and German. He had spiritual experiences from childhood and started practicing meditation as a teenager.

Shri Vivek Gupta

spiritual teacher


Shri Vivek Gupta is a contemporary spiritual teacher who offers a unique blend of formal monastic training and life experience to inspire people of all ages to pursue purposeful, independent lives. He shares his insights through various mediums, including weekly courses, workshops, international retreats, a podcast, a YouTube channel, and social media. He has authored two books and offers daily Meaningful Mornings sessions. Vivekji serves as the spiritual guide of Chinmaya Mission Niagara Falls and has started centers in London and Cleveland and supported centers in Albany and Pittsburgh.

Karine Shellshear

Yoga Therapist


Karine is an advocate for social justice and has a background in social research, planning, policy, and community development. She has a Masters of Philosophy in Housing and has played a leadership role in social housing development for disadvantaged communities. Karine has been a teacher in higher education and was the President of the Australasian Association of Yoga Therapy (AAYT) between 2015-2020. She has been practicing and teaching Yoga for many decades and is a qualified Yoga Therapist. Karine's teaching and therapy focus on synchronised breath-focussed yoga in the tradition of Krishnamacharya, with attention on addressing functionality and alignment for healing and wellbeing.

Siddviho Çabuk

yoga teacher


Master Yogibaba Adnan Ananda Siddviho abuk, also known as the Mesopotamian Yogi, was born in Mardin, Turkey and was influenced by the cultural richness of his homeland. He chose yoga as his path of existence and dedicated himself to serving humanity through yoga. He founded the Siddashram Yoga Center in Istanbul in 1997 and the nonprofit Yoga Foundation in Turkey in 2012. He owns an authentic ashram in Taurus Mountains of Alanya, Antalya, where he teaches Classical Spiritual Yoga with his wife and other masters. He has an autobiography called Without Disturbing the Silence: The Life Adventure of a Mesopotamian Yogi, published in 2008.

Andrey Lobanov

yoga master


Andrey Lobanov is a yoga master with a unique path and experience. He founded the first official yoga school in USSR and Russia in 1983, and in 1989, he established the first yoga teacher training school in Russia. He worked out the yogatherapy educational courses that were included in medical higher education institutions. Andrey Lobanov's vast experience in yoga, ancient and modern medicine led him to create a unique multilevel system called "Yoga LAM," based on principles of classical yoga Patanjali, scientific research, and original technologies and practices. "Yoga LAM" helps modern humans govern themselves, develop ecological consciousness and overcome ecological crisis, making them free from different manipulators.

Emy Blesio 

UPF Ambassador for Peace


Emy Blesio is a Yoga Paripurna schoolmaster and UPF Ambassador for Peace, recognized by the UN. She has been involved in the Yoga discipline and Indian culture since 1965 and received an Honoris Causa doctorate by Techno India University. She is the founder and spiritual guide of Suryanagara-Ashram in Milan and president of various organizations related to Yoga and peace. She has organized many events to spread Indian culture and philosophy, including "MITICAINDIA" and the spiritual Symposium "Rays of One Unique Light." She also trains Yoga Paripurna Teachers at her school in Milan. Over the last 20 years, she has published 12 books on her experiences.