Malaysian International Yoga Competition 2011
Objectives of the Malaysian International Yoga Competition1. To generate higher awareness for yoga as one of the body & mind exercises.
2. To support the local yoga industry for both instructors and students.
3. To establish a knowledge sharing platform through networking with participants & judges both locally & overseas.
3. To promote yoga to all ages, gender and suitable for all level of physical fitness.
Background InformationThe Malaysian Yoga Society (MYS) was established as a mental and physical health oriented humanitarian organization in November 2004. Non-sectarian in nature, the Malaysian Yoga Society is purely in pursuit of creating awareness and understanding of yoga as a science of holistic self-development for individuals in society through teaching practice and various related charitable activities for the underprivileged and socially disadvantaged. The Malaysian Yoga Society aims to do this through teaching and practice, and various other related charitable activities.
www.malaysianyogasociety.orgMalaysian Association of Yoga Instructors (MAYI) is a non-governmental organisation, registered under the Societies Act of Malaysia. MAYI has always been a vision of its founder, Master Mani Sekaran, who is a leading yoga master with more than 20 years of experience in the ancient science of life.
The main aim of this neutral association is to unite all Malaysian yoga instructors to a common understanding of yoga by acting as a central body of standardisation for yoga teaching techniques as well as updating and upgrading instructor members through a variety of yoga workshops and courses. Courses include internationally recognised certification for new and existing instructors, as well as opportunities for practical training. By becoming a member of MAYI, the sky’s the limit with a world of opportunities in the yoga teaching scene both locally and internationally. The Logo of Malaysian Association of Yoga Instructors (MAYI) demonstrates the objective of imparting the knowledge of different types of Yoga i.e. Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Bakti Yoga and the common practices under each type of yoga – Asana (Yoga Postures), Pranayama (Breathing Techniques), Dharana (Concentration) and Dhyana (Meditation) to yoga instructors.
Through this comprehensive education of yoga instructors, all students and practitioners of yoga will in turn be exposed to the many facets of yoga to enrich the overall learning process.
The blue colour of this logo indicates the tranquillity and calmness arising from various yoga practices. The round shape is a symbol of the earth where we learn about health and natural life through yoga. “MAYI” is written on an “olai” leaf, which was used in ancient days to represent the learning of traditional and authentic knowledge of yoga.
For more details, you can visit us at www.myyogacompetition.com
Jason Isaac Collar
Executive Committee Member Director of Operation
Malaysian Yoga Society (MYS) Malaysian Association of Yoga Instructors (MAYI)