About us

Established in 2011, the Yoga Players’ Association (YPA) is comprised of the Yogasana players in the National School Yogasana Championship (SGFI), All India Inter-University Yogasana Championship (AIU), National Yoga Olympiad (NCERT) & Federation / Association National Players. The primary role of the Association is to act as the collective bargaining unit on behalf of the players, but also assists and manages in areas such as safety, fair play, equality, training, and communications. Some of the key areas of support and management the Association Basic Sports rights following the Universal Declaration of Players Rights.

our mentors:
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Rajashree Choudhury

Patron in Chief, Yoga Players Asso. Founder President, International Yoga Sports Federation
Five-times winner of the National Yoga Championship from 1979 to 1983

Umang Gopal Dawn

Founder & President
SGFI National 06 Gold, 1 Bronze
AIU All India Bronze 2006


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Chirag Thakkar LLM 

Legal Advisor

SGFI National 03 Gold

Mandeep Kaur Sandhu
Dilraj Preet Kaur

Board Member YPA &

Yoga Ambassador of Uttarakhand Government

SGFI National

1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
AIU All India Inter-University 
1 Silver, 2 Bronze

Jigar Choksi

Board Member YPA

SGFI National 04 Gold

Vice President YPA

AIU All India Inter-University

1 Gold, 4 Silver

National Championship 2 Gold, 2 Silver

Inter-College 4 Gold, 1 Silver

Namrata Verma
Mamta Bhatt
Rajni Malhotra

Board Member YPA

SGFI National 03 Gold

Board Member YPA

SGFI National 01
AIU Inter-University Silver 01

Vice President YPA

AIU All India Inter-University

04 Gold & Silver 01

Ms. Tania Nag
Yogacharya Khokan Baba

YPA Representative to West Bengal

SGFI National  00 Gold & Silver 03

YFI National Gold 4, Silver 2

AYF Asian Gold Medalist

YPA Representative to North East

IYF 1983 National Gold, NIS 1985

30+ years of experience in Yoga Teaching, Hon. Director (Yoga)