Malaysian 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 Manisekaran, who is a leading yoga master with more than 20 years of experience in the ancient science of life.s


The main aim of this neutral association is to unite all Malaysian yoga instructors to a common understanding of yoga.


It aspires 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.

Our Logo

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, Bhakti Yoga and the common practices under each type of yoga – Asana (Yoga Postures), Pranayama (Breathing Techniques), Dharana (Concentration) and Dhyana (Meditation) to yoga instructors.

The blue colour of this logo indicates the tranquility 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.

Our Founder

Master Manisekaran, the founder of Malaysian Yoga Society (MYS) and Malaysian Association of Yoga Instructors (MAYI), has 36 years’ experience in yoga and is one of the world’s leading exponents of yoga. 

He continues his 16-year track record of full time instructing commitment while spearheading the growing yoga movement in Malaysia.

Master Manisekaran propagates some of the most effective yogic trainings, possesses in-depth knowledge of psychology, yoga therapy, the healing sciences, yogic philosophy and the meditative sciences.

“The definition of Enlightenment, is love, kindness and compassion.

However, extending this love, kindness and compassion that we extend to the whole world is only ONE part.

But, how about me ?
I too, need to feel this love, kindness and compassion… “

Master Manisekaran

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