Comments about the so called “international” yoga day in Iași, Romania

I don't really know any people from Iași so I'll just comment on the obvious mascaraed supported by MISA.
According to the official website of the cult MISA has “more then 40000” sometimes members, but when somebody asks for proof of this astronomical number the official response is that oh, no you misunderstood. We ment that MISA as in the organization (that by the way is also a lie, because the so called registration form of the association if a false) has only a dozen members. Among who there are people who are no longer connected and (at least inside the cult) are considered demoniac (and to be avoided by the true and pure students of the divine MISA) and no longer active members so the actual people who were on that particular list are now at around 5.
The next formulation is simpatizanți (people who support the movement ideologically or otherwise or someone who has sympathy for the MISA principle). Well this is also a nice formulation. Because this term is also not defined by them everyone can fit this criteria. This is the precise goal of it. This way they can say that if someone who was just walking by on the street where there is an event organized by MISA, then that person can (and will) be considered a “simpatizant”. This can of course be called a long stretch, but it's very common in the MISA folklore that some paranormal power of the cult leader Gregorian Bivolaru (Grieg) is supposedly proved by this, and this is willingly induced by the instructors, the “students” are thought this way of thinking, in all this is the only thing they are really thought, and thought very well: to give up all logic and reason and to hang on to the smallest thread of “proof” of the spiritual power of the master and the divine goal of MISA.
But also the therm a person who sympathizes MISA can also refer to a big part of the Romanian population who feel sorry for the “yogis” (but they wrongly equate the term yogi with the cult members of MISA). They do so not wrongly. The video's you can see about the police raids in the MISA “ashrams” are indeed wrong and unjust. But there is a big butt here. And that is the big but of MISA yoginis and yogis who abuse their power and position given to them by their students or colleagues who trust them. 

Another therm used is yoga students or people who follow the diverse courses organized by MISA or one of it's clone organizations. This also can not be veryfied because of the fact that the lists of yoga and othe course students are kept secret from the public eye. There are long and detailed lists made at every course, but these all end up in the hands of the MISA leaders, the students who sign these papers do not receive a copy of it (although it constitutes a contract and they as an organization should be obliged to give one) and they are not made public under no form.

On the Romanian anti MISA forums there have been made attempts to estimate the number of yoga course students based on the adding up of number of yoga magazines (edited by MISA and printed for free by the people living in the ashrams, and which are also sold for money, that goes into the pockets of unknown people) plus the number of people that can be seen on the biggest event of the year for MISA the so called yang spiral in Costinești every summer and the number of estimated students in the cities based on rumors, number of years and size of city.
At the end of this estimation a (very optimistic) number around 5-6000 people is given.
The 4-50000 number according to MISA also includes the students from outside Romania. But the most optimistic number of the total of students outside Romania is around 1-2000. Adding up these numbers you can only get max 8000 people. That is a long way from 40000.

So in all either we use the term member, yoga student, sympathetic person or any other therm there are way less people at the hand of MISA as they pretend.

Let's see a beautifully example of this.

MISA invents an international yoga day (but we can't find any evidence of this so called international day, but let's move on) and they want to show that MISA is innocent as a baby and no one has anything to fear of it and to do this they need to organize hatha yoga practice sessions and to show off their “invention” the so called yang spiral. What must they do? Just gather up a few of those 40000 students.
Let's see how many showed up.

Aaaa, that's 15 people for the Hatha yoga practice. There is no picture of the spiral, so we don't have information about that, but this is still incredibly bad performance.

Comments about the so called “international” yoga day in Arad, Romania

I certainly hope that this is not all of the people that were there but maybe the spiral is more popular. Let's see.

So 5 people in total. But this is just one picture. But considering the abundance of pictures from Brasov I can only interpret the small number of photos is that there were very few people and they were ashamed to put up more. But that's just my theory.
But let's see the spiral.

In the second picture on the left we can see a man in an orange t-shirt with wavy hair and on the right a bald man and a blond woman in a green t-shirt in the center. These are our reference points. These people can be observed in the wider picture where we can see the whole spiral and we can estimate the center of the spiral is made up of 8 people, and we ad to this the number of people that can be seen in the bigger picture 15.
So let's give them the benefit of doubt. Lets double the number of people in the big picture. Even so we get 30 people. That's very few for a big city like Arad.  

About the so called international yoga day in Brasov

Because I know a lot of the people from the films posted on the non-official second website of the cult: the blog misa-yoga, on Blogspot, I will be commenting on some of the things being said by the propaganda-machine of MISA.
Firs I will address the problem of the therm “international” yoga day. A brief search on Google show us that the international organizations consider the international yoga day the 31st of January 2010 and respectively the 30th of October. Nowhere can we find the date given by MISA: the 8th of October.

The first thing we can notice is the once again artificially exaggerated number of participants: above 150 people according to the MISA-sources and the Romanian television channels, who just quoted the MISA source without counting.
Well I don't, so I counted (the best I could based on the low quality photos available, but a better and exact number of participants could be determined if one has sufficiently good quality photos from the event) the people in the photographs.
After counting the participants in this way we find 113 and 109 people.
The exaggeration is not as bad as the 40-50000 members instead of 3-4000 like they claim regarding the members or yoga students that MISA has, but still it's an exaggeration and it is being spread by the media and it's helping MISA sustain a pretty picture about themselves, which is not true.
If you want to verify yourself here are some pictures.

So in the first case we have 113 people and in the second 109. If we take into account the good old MISA tradition of coming to only one event and we consider this fluctuation of the number of people maybe then we can come to the total number of 150 people. But even in this case 37-41 people had to come and go from the beginning of the end of the whole event.

And the thought of 150 MISA-yogis is way exaggerated. I personally know people from the images that are not from Brasov, but because of the limited number of close-up images I can not identify more people. I know the following:

Here because of the overlapping of the two images it's not very clear but this is a woman I know and I saw her boyfriend on the film and so I can say with a pretty big certainty that it's her.

Her boyfriend can be seen on the following picture:

And on this one as well. He's the second one from the top. The other man in this picture is also not from Brasov.

As well as the woman in this picture who thinks MISA is equal to God.

All this of course does not mean that they did this deliberately. In Romania (if you are not from Romania and don't know how this works) it was, and sometimes still is a common practice at the time of elections that people were transported by a certain political party to different locations in order to give the impression that the party's sympathizers are more in number than they actually were. This is called electoral tourism. I am not saying that this is necessarily the same here (although in the case of the famous demonstrations in Bucharest, for which you can see advertising on the official MISA site, yogaesoteric.net, people are brought to the demonstration site in an organized matter. I know this because I participated in such a demonstration). In this case I think it's the case of advertisment of the event in other cities than Brasov. All of the people I mentioned above are active in their home town, they are present at the most private events of the yoga course so they were easily accesible and willing participants.

Another familiar face is that of Doina Tănăsoiu. If you don't know who she is, she held two conferences in Costinești (two as far as I know, she is with MISA since a long time ago so it's possible that she held more conferences along the years), last year about literature and love, and this year the conference titled “How can we avoid the Apocalypse, fulfilling in this manner our spiritual meaning” (Cum vom putea evita Apocalipsa, împlinindu-ne astfel menirea spirituală) on the 26th of August, together with her sister Cristina Tănăsoiu.

Which is her (and the most important person at the event, and at Brasov for that manner).

She sould be familiar because of her spectacular performances in several MISA porno movies.
For example in Extasy water

in Kingdom of golden pee

and Secrets of Seduction.

I suspect that she's responsible for informing the people form other cities about the event. She teaches in other cities and there she could advertise the event and convince others that it's incredibly important to go and support the good cause.
As I can deduce from her behavior that I could observe, she and her circle of friends are the heads of inventing this holliday. 

And for those who don't know the famous MISA theaters one of them is in Brasov named Esoteria Artis. They had a couple shows last year at Costinești, they also organize the angel's week in Brasov. Link to their official site Esotera Artis
And when you enter the website (at least this was the case today on the 3rd of March 2010) you are greated by a song from the hit movie Slumdog millionaire that I suspect they don't have the rights necessary to use, but of course that's only a hunch.
The boss of the theater is her:

One of the girls from the theater

and another

The spiral
Just one question about the spiral: Why are they doing it in the wrong direction?
In the last year or so all the so called yang spirals are done with the people facing outside from the center. But as we can see on the pictures and in the film this time they are facing the other way.
Why? Can't they decide on how it should be done? They say that the “method” of the spirals is a direct revelation from God. If this is the case did God change his mind?
I suspect that they are doing it for one of the following reasons:
either to diversify things for the MISA-yogi's, so they don't get bored with the same old same old all the time
or to manipulate them with the frequent changes.

And before someone suspects me of being malevolent or a Freemason spy or a secret agent here are the proofs:
The firs is from this year's Mahashivaratri in Bucharest, the second from a last year's Herculane spiral, and the rest from this years Yin-Yang spiral, which is maybe the best example. Here you can observe the Yin spiral is with people facing outward from the center of the spiral and the Yang spiral is with people facing inwards.

This was also a good opportunity to display the quality of yogis MISA has. As you can observe for yourself most of the people present can't really do the asanas as they should be done.

For example here is the pose called Paschimottanasana by MISA. As you can see in the picture, almost no one does it right.

For comparison this is how the teach it during the courses, or here's a picture is from the Yoga Journal website for the correct execution.

Another example with Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose).

Picture from the Yoga Journal website.

You can see 11 people on this picture and only one person does it correctly. Those are some pretty bad odds.

So there you have it. The quality of MISA.