Ananda Marga Yoga Academy in Singapore

The Ananda Marga Yoga Academy in Singapore is in the process of being registered and recognized by the ministry of education. Very high standards are set by Singapore authorities for such registrations as to establish themselves as an educational hub in Asia. Dada Shankarsana’nanda and sister Rohita have dedicated much time and effort to this registration.

The main aim of this academy is not to educate yoga teachers, but to bring Ananda Marga Yoga to a scientific and academic level. Just like a university course in psychology is not open just for those interested to become psychology teachers, our courses embrace any qualified person with keen interest in yoga science and self-development. The focus is not only on yoga and tantra, but important aspects such as Neohumanism and Prout have central roles in the courses.

Taiwan, Korea, Russia and Italy are in the process of setting up similar academies, affiliated with Ananda Marga Gurukula.

For more info on the Diploma and Certificate courses offered in Singapore please visit the website:

Yoga Educators Conference in Malaysia

November 12-15, 2009

The first Asian Ananda Marga Yoga Educators Conference was successfully held in the beautiful environment of Sungai Petani Eco Master Unit in Malaysia from 12th – 15th November 2009. Due to accommodation limitations the event was limited to 30 participants. Some of the participants were yoga teachers, but many attended the event for enhancing their knowledge and individual practice.

The program included: physiology of asana (yoga postures), yoga and tantra history, concepts of tantra, science of meditation, specialties of Ananda Marga yoga and the role of the yoga teacher. Anatomy of asana played a central part of the program and was conducted by physiotherapist Carol Yip from Kuala Lumpur. Dada Shankarsana’nanada conducted the rest of the workshops.

The workshops were conducted in an interactive way where the participants had a chance to share their knowledge and experience. In this way many interesting discussions came up especially related to how asanas should be performed. The last day was dedicated to meditation science and aimed to give the yoga teachers confidence to teach a simple general meditation and inspire their students to receive individual instruction from an acarya (trained instructor).

A very strong spiritual flow developed during the conference and many tears of joy were shed on the last day. We are all looking forward to the next conference, which is scheduled to be held in 2011.