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AYI spreads awareness of yoga

  • Andra Wisnu

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar   /   Sat, March 7 2009   /  02:19 pm

The newly established Indonesian Yoga Association (AYI) will work to promote awareness about yoga despite a recent fatwa (edict) issued by the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) banning its practice. Newly elected AYI chairwoman, Anak Agung Ayu Shri Sri Wariyani, a 43-year-old entrepreneur and yoga enthusiast, said the association would first and foremost concentrate on uniting yoga centers all around the country to ease communication among training masters. "We will be the center for all the yoga branches and hopefully help the masters communicate our vision and mission to the masses," Shri said at the Bali-India Foundation office in Denpasar on Friday. The association was created Thursday as part of the ongoing International Bali-India Yoga Festival, which will continue until Tuesday. The festival not only focuses on yoga techniques but also other various aspects of life fr...