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Press Release

GOPIO Jointly Organises ‘NOW YOU CAN DO YOGA’ Train the Trainers Programme

The Yoga Train the Trainers program is a joint effort by GOPIO Malaysia, the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indian Cultural Centre of Indian High Commission of Malaysia, and Atmasiva Aashrem Klang. This unique and noble program aims to create Teachers trained in basic Yoga.

The programme is an initiative of Atmasiva Aashrem Klang. This program is open to all Yoga practitioners and those who have a passion to teach Yoga. On completion, the participants will be given certificate to enable them to assist in conducting Yoga classes in and Klang Valley. The first class was held on 11th September 2016, at Thiruvalluvar Hall, Port Klang, for 30 yoga practitioners.

The module for the programme was prepared by Yoga Master Mr. Ajaya Kumar from the Subhash Chandra Bose India Cultural Centre and he will also conduct the programme. The programme will run on Sundays for 9 weeks.

GOPIO wishes to extend the call by United Nations to spread the Yoga knowledge to the world. Yoga is rooted in the notion of developing a positive personality. Therefore ethical discipline or the practice of correct conduct is necessary for success in yoga. It defines the attributes to be practised in everyday life by a spiritual aspirant. The discipline has gained world recognition and has a strong appeal in many countries worldwide. The United Nations declaration of 21st June as International Yoga Day is testament to the significance of Yoga practice.

According to the President of Atmasiva Aashrem, Mr. Krishna, there are eight limbs or branches of Yoga. These are; Yama (taking vow), Niyama (laws of life and living), Asana (posture), Pranayama (breathing), Pratyahara (withdrawal of senses), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation) and Samadhi (settled mind). And Mr. Krishna emphasizes on the importance of teaching Yoga in its wholesome context.

The aim of this programme is to extend the knowledge on Yoga to the lower income group. Therefore, the programme is Free of Charge.

GOPIO thanks the Indian High Commission and the Thiruvalluvar Mandram for their support and believes that the ‘Now All Can Do Yoga’ objective is achievable in the near future. For further Information, please contact Mr. Krishna at 016-3605355.