In the article posted in May 2005 and still up on the official MISA website that states that MISA is a member of the International Yoga Federation as well as other various international yoga organizations. Now let's see if they are (since they didn't remove the article from the site and if someone find this article they can think that it's still true. It's not and this is a blatant lie, which they should know that is not only illegal but also forbidden by their own teachings in the very first year, so they should know).
The first site cited is the website of the International Yoga Federation.
The site is not available now.
But the International Yoga Federation I found is here. And there the list of member organizations does not mention MISA nor their Danish/Swedish/Russian/any other branch Natha.
The next organization mentioned is the European Yoga Federation.
The website for this organization is given as
http://www.europeyogafederation.cjb.net/ which is also not available. But on the site we can find the recognized organizations by continent and looking at the European section we can't find anything similar to the MISA or Natha schools.
The next organization is the European Yoga Alliance. No website is given in the article but after a few seconds of search we can find the site. Here if we look at the list of the council members we can't find the name of neither Gregorian Bivolaru nor Mihai Stoian. Nor can we find their names at the list of board members.
Also at the list of member organizations we can't find MISA nor NATHA.
But let's look at the list of individuals registered at the European Yoga Alliance. Nope, their not there either.
Nor are they on the registered people list on the international yoga registry list for Romania.
Or Denmark. The only person registered at the International Yoga Registry in Denmark (Natha's home) is Meta Yoga.
But the article makes a point of differentiating between the international and the European yoga councils and organizations. Ok, let's see the World Yoga Council Europe section. No, their not there either.
And in another article they criticize the (oh the horror of) practicing yoga as a sport. So I'm guessing their not a member of the International Yoga Sports organization. Well of course not.
How about those international congresses organized by MISA?
According to the International Yoga Registry's site regarding news mentions the conferences since 1986 till 2010 but MISA is missing in an absolute manner.
How about that?
So what was all that big spectacle in 2006 with the “international” and since even more “international” congress that they organized?
This year the congress was exclusively MISA. And they went as far as giving the prizes of the conference contest to Natha teachers. The winner of course was Adina Stoian, the female counterpart of MISA nr. 2 Mihai Stoian and the current boss of MISA.
Ok, so the final count is? No international organization recognizes MISA or any of their other branches as their member. Great. Now why can't they admit that?