Art Of Living Section – International Day Of Yoga 2018

On Behalf of Art of Living Section & Panaga Yoga jointly co host 4th edition of International Day of Yoga.

IDY International Day of Yoga IDY, or commonly and unofficially referred to as Yoga Day, which is celebrated annually on 21 June since its inception in 2015 by UN General Assembly.

With every passing year, IDY has received a stupendous response from people from all walks of life, caste, creed, and age globally.

As the world gears up to celebrate the 4th edition of IDY, AOL Section & Panaga Yoga Section along with a Group of teachers from different Districts of Brunei organizing the IDY at Panaga Club in Multi-Purpose Hall which is Sunday 24th of June 2018 from 8:00 AM onwards, we are fortunate to have Indian High Commission with some of their team as Guests/Participants for the first time joining this event.

IDY 2018 will be grander and bigger only with your resolve to make yoga a part of your life. Yoga bestows you with a healthy body, mind and adds quality to life. Yoga helps you to stay calm and composed, while you tackle the stress and ‘#Promise to Yoga’ is an initiative urging people to live a peaceful, joyous, healthy, and holistic life.

Yoga is performed by Certified Yoga teachers from different platforms guiding the audience through various yoga poses.

The yoga poses will be suitable for beginners as well. The event will be free of charge

Looking forward to see you all

You can also register using the Click Link


NOTE : There are two events :

Option 2 for the event @ Panaga which is on 24th June  8:00 AM 

Date of the Event : 24th June 2018

Time                       : 8:00 AM

Venue                     : Panaga Club Seria, Multi Purpose Hall


AOL Section – Art Of Meditation

AOL Section – Sahaj Samadhi Meditation Course

AOL Section will be conducting a Sahaj Samadhi Meditation course during 1st to 3rd Dec in Pelangi Hall;

This is a mantra meditation technique and individual will be given a personalized ‘Seed’ mantra and taught over 3 days on how to use the mantra for the deep meditation;

More details in the flyer; For registration please contact – Mahesh-7173586

AOL Section celebrates International Day of Yoga – 21st June 2017 @6.30-7.30pm

AOL Section welcomes all Yoga enthusiasts to celebrate 3rd International Day of Yoga on


Wednesday, 21st Jun at Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH) from 6.30-7.30pm


Registration will begin from 6pm


For more details and queries please Contact Mahesh – 7173586





















Blood Donation – 4th June 2017

For It is Giving that We Receiving

International Day of Yoga 2017- 21st June from 6:30-7:30pm at Multi Purpose Hall!


The International Day of Yoga 2017

The 3rd International Day of Yoga will be held on June 21st, 2017. Keep looking at this space for more information on how you too can be a part of the celebrations with the Art of Living.

Millions around the globe celebrated the spirit of yoga with The Art of Living during the second edition of the International Day of Yoga (IDY) on June 21, 2016. To mark the occasion, yoga sessions based on the common yoga protocol were held in prisons, corporate offices (about 1000 locations), on cargo ships, schools for specially-abled children, the Indo-Pak border, public parks, and many different locations.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar inaugurated the International Day of Yoga Celebrations at the European Parliament, Brussels. He interacted with parliament members in a Q&A session and through a guided meditation at the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin Hall.

For over 35 years, The Art of Living has spread the joy and benefits of yoga, meditation and breathing techniques across 155 countries. These techniques allow for the blossoming of an individual’s potential, increase a sense of belongingness among people and communities, creating a one world family.

For more information please contact: Mahesh-7173586; Mae-8920541; Swati-7237578

Location: At Panaga Club. Exact location to be confirmed.


BIG THANKS to All Who Have Supported the Beach Cleaning Event!












































18th March 2017
AOL committee would like to thank all the people who have supported this beach clean campaign:

        1. Government officials for this drive by sending their staff for the campaign.
        2. Panaga Indians from Panaga Club.
        3. Cafe Mauri from Panaga club, by contributing half of the cost for refreshments.
        4. KBBC crew especially moving the logs which have blocked the path.
        5. Panaga in house contractor Syarikat Haji Yacob Tajudin support by moving the trash bags from the beach to the skip.
        6. Indian Association of Belait. Provided water.
        7. Various local groups from Jonny Yap
        8. Many Individuals who walk in, the biggest surprise was our (BSP) Managing Director Ceri Powell.
        She was proud to say that she started to work today by joining beach cleaning campaign, even though her official start day will be on Monday.
        9. Firing Features who have donated $100

It was a very good start and we hope that such great support and event can be organised in a more frequent basis.

Following are some photos to share:
















Why Beach Cleaning?

Garbage and other Individual pieces of plastic are estimated to float in every square kilometer of ocean.
tons of rubbish find its way into the world’s oceans every year.
Three times as much rubbish is dumped into the world’s oceans annually as the weight of fish caught.
Most people agree that this horrifying amount of marine debris is unsightly, but not everyone is aware of the huge impact that it has on our marine life and seabirds.

Marine species have been shown to be impacted by marine life, many of which are killed by this floating rubbish.
Marine debris can cause entanglement, getting caught around necks, flukes, flippers and fins. The plastics and ropes cannot stretch as the animal or bird grows which can cause painful infections, amputations, strangulation and ultimately death.

Even the smallest pieces of plastic and cigarette butts can have fatal results. Seabirds could pick up these pieces, thinking they are food. They can then be regurgitated to feed their young chicks who cannot digest plastic. Turtles and other marine life may eat plastic bags thinking they are jellyfish.

The ingestion of plastics can physically block the digestive system, causing pain, internal injuries, suppression of the immune and reproductive systems and death.

Once discarded into the ocean, plastics can take hundreds of years to breakdown into a fine plastic powder, but will always remain in the marine environment. Plastic bottles can take up to 450 years and monofilament fishing line up to 600 years, the cigarette butt, up to 10 years. This gives the marine debris an opportunity to kill time and time again as it remains in the food chain.

Keep a record of debris collected
Once a clean-up event is complete, the coordinator could share the data sheet for awareness.
The data which is used by local, state and national government as well as industry and communities to identify the types and amounts of marine debris impacting each site, and then to find practical ways of preventing those items from ending up in the ocean in the first place. The data can also be used to gauge levels of improvement or worsening of our marine pollution problem.

How to run a beach clean-up event
1. Pick your beach clean-up site and run a risk assessment to make sure there are no hidden hazards to your volunteers.
2. Promote your event with local media and other partners. Think about organizing a BBQ/picnic etc for after the clean up to thank your volunteers.
3. The day before the event, run another risk assessment to make sure no new hazards are at the site. Ensure that you have an appropriate first aid kit and mobile phone available.
4. We recommend having someone trained in first aid available during the clean-up.
5. Hold a safety briefing (please see page 4) for all volunteers. Volunteers under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult.
6. Delegate clean up areas to the volunteers informing them of any hazards, time frames or other additional information. Distribute clean up materials to volunteers. Ensure that volunteers work in pairs or groups, but not alone.
7. Ensure that all volunteers have appropriate safety equipment including gloves, shoes, sunscreen, drinking water, sunglasses and eye protection and appropriate clothing etc. Ensure there is hand washing facilities or antiseptic hand wipes available for volunteers.
8. Ensure that there is at least one volunteer who knows how to handle syringes (see page 4).
9. Let volunteers know what to collect i.e. all man-made materials during their clean up.
10. At the end of the clean-up, empty the bags onto a tarp and sort into the item groups (see the Data Collection Sheet attached). Separate materials that can be recycled and dispose of appropriately.
11. Fill in the Data Collection Sheet and keep as a Database along with any photos, reports and media coverage.
12. Make sure you have a plan on how to get rid of the rubbish, contact the local council. If you need assistance contact.
13. Please be environmentally sensitive – some clean-up sites may include nesting areas for endangered birds or have aboriginal historical sites – please keep clear of these areas. Contact the local Department authorities.
14. Please contact your local government authorities for additional help, permissions or if you have any questions.


Stay away from those evil plastic bags! The best you can do is bringing your snacks and such in reusable bags or containers! It is a perfect prevention method and you still get to enjoy those chips and chocolates you love so much.

Volunteer Safety Briefing Thank you for volunteering to participate in this clean up and helping to protect our oceans! For your own and other volunteers’ safety please read the following information.
If you have any questions or concerns, please alert your coordinator before participating in the clean up event. Advice, equipment and assistance are available from your coordinator.
You must complete the Volunteer Registration Form and hand to your coordinator. Be aware of any pre-existing medical conditions as requested on the volunteer registration form. Discuss limitations with the coordinator to ensure your activities are appropriate.
Save your skin.
Just one blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence more than doubles a person’s chance for developing melanoma later in life. Racking up more than five sunburns at any age also doubles the risk for melanoma. Keep the red at bay by slathering on a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher, and make sure you have a source of shade — think hats, umbrellas, tents — readily available (especially during the sun’s peak hours of 10am to 4pm). Remember — eyes can get sunburned, too, so don’t forget some shades.
A few hours of baking under the sun can cause some seriously uncool symptoms and may even lead to severe sickness. Heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and sun poisoning can all result from dehydration and extended exposure to high temperatures, so make sure to drink plenty of water

• No person is permitted to participate unless registered.
• No Vehicles allowed during Beach cleaning except for moving Garbage collected.
• All children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
• Some items to be cleaned up may be hazardous (e.g. building materials, asbestos, chemicals). DO NOT handle these or any items that you are unsure of – inform your coordinator.
• Do not handle syringes. If you find a syringe, inform your coordinator.
• Some clean up areas may be potentially dangerous (e.g. beaches, roadsides, cliff edges & river banks) or contain hidden dangers (e.g. big surf, strong water movement, rogue waves or venomous snakes & spiders). Please act with due caution & avoid these areas where possible.
• Sturdy enclosed footwear, gloves and protective equipment must be worn (i.e. hat, sunglasses, eye protection, sunscreen and long sleeves).
• Please ensure that you keep yourself well hydrated during the activity.
• Wash hands after the activity and before eating.

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