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"5th World Yoga Cup & Festival"

The Yoga Ministry of Canada and the Canadian Yoga Association do not take any guarantee or responsibility for the visa process, and the organisation will not interfere in the immigration process. All participants have to satisfy Canadian immigration to get the visa on their own. The Canadian Yoga Association or Yoga Ministry of Canada will only provide a valid official invitation to participants, which may help every participant.

The Canadian Yoga Association and the "Yoga Ministry of Canada" personally invite all yoga leaders from around the world to participate in the "5th World Yoga Cup/Festival," which will be held for the first time in Abbotsford, BC-Canada, and is organised by the "Canadian Yoga Association" and the "Yoga Ministry of Canada."

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Notes no.2.: 

What makes us different:​

1. The winner of the "World Yoga Championship" will be honoured with "certificates and medals."

2. Job opportunities in the international market for Canadian legal residents

3. Tourism Possibilities in Canada

4.Settlement direction

Winners can be shortlisted for "International yoga instructor’s jobs" by qualifying the interview sessions with our collaborative guests. For details of the championship, follow the below:

Note: Each country will be responsible for informing Canadian immigration officials about their own arrangements and liabilities.

Participants have to pay a fee to challenge and break the Canadian First Book of Amazing Olympia World Records (AOWR).

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5th World Yoga Championship, 24 to 26 February, 2023, Canada

Contact Details: Head organizer-Dr. Aman Sood : +17789820550

RULES

1. ELIGIBILITY:

The competition is open to all individuals as well as members. of YMC, schools, colleges, educational institutions, any district yoga association or any country.

Pledge

There will be a Pledge under the organisation flag of "Yoga Ministry of Canada" as below: We swear that we will take part in the "5th World Yoga Championship 2021" in fair competition, respecting the rules and regulations which govern them, and with the desire to participate in true sportsmanship for the honour of our country and for the glory of sports.

2. GROUP:

The competition is open to both male and female participants in four separate groups as follows:

Group A, 8 to 12 years

​Group B, 12 to 18 years

​Group C, 18 years–25 years ​

​People in Group D are over the age of 25.

The four groups are divided into age groups which cover the age of the competitors from 8 years to 45 years and above. The details of age group classification are shown in the rules and regulations of the competition separately. The Confederation awards gold, silver, and bronze medals to the winner, runner, and 2nd runner-up in each of the age groups listed above. Besides this, rolling trophies and titles are also awarded.

3. Age Verification:

Competitors (male and female) applying for entry shall produce a birth certificate or identification card for proof of age. For candidates under age 18, the form must be signed by their guardian or parent. The competition is open to all individuals as well as members of clubs, schools, colleges, educational institutions, and any district yoga association. Every participant has to submit his medical fitness certificate before participating in the event.

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place from each category in the Yoga-asana Competition will be awarded with medals and certificates. 4th, 5th, and 6th places will be awarded with Merit Certificates. The winners of each group will compete for the title of Champion of Champions and Runner Up. The title "The Champion of Champions" will be awarded with a trophy, certificate, prize, and cash amount. The runner-up will be awarded with a trophy, a certificate, and a prize . The winner of the Artistic & Rhythmic Yoga-asana Competition will be awarded with a trophy, certificate, and prize.

4. PRIZE:

All participants will be awarded with models and certificates of participation.

​5. PROHIBITION:

Any stimulating drug or alcoholic beverage must not be used before or during the competition by any competitor, and their use will be treated as a violation of the rules. The Committee has the full right to suspend a competitor for up to five years as disciplinary action.

6. Joining Process & Charges. 

Entry services for the 5th Yoga World Cup, which will take place from February 24 to 26, 2023.

The invitation fee is USD $650 plus tax (for one event free as Yoga Spectator)

5 nights' accommodation, food confirmation, and pick-up from the airport: USD $ 1350

The cost of consulting for visa application services is USD $1000 by a Canadian immigration expert.

Invitation for Official & Coaches: USD $300 +TAX

For the best deal, call +17789820550.

Athletic Yoga USD $150 + Tax

USD $150 + TAX for artistic yoga

AOWR & GWR Official World Record Attempts: USD $150 +TAX

USD $150 each Person + tax for an artistic yoga pair

Artistic Yoga Mix Pair (Any age, gender): $150 USD +TAX

$180 USD +TAX for Yoga Dance (solo).

Yoga Dance Pair: $180 USD + Tax 

$180 USD + Tax for Yoga Dance Mix Pair

Order a tracksuit with the Yoga Ministry of Canada logo for USD $150 +TAX.

Jury Examination USD $250 + TAX

Award Nomination USD $250 +TAX

 

To view the record titles, click on the Amazing Olympia World Records Official Logo.

CLICK HERE TO FILL THE REGISTRATION FORM

Go to the payment link and add the total amount of your events, then continue and send us the payment receipt at gc@yogaministryofcanada.ca with the details of your event name or invitation request if required.

Note: All fees and payments are non-refundable.

7. ARRIVAL:

Competitors are to report 2 hours before the competition. Competitors are liable to be disqualified from competition for late reporting.

8. LANGUAGES:

Hindi, Punjabi, and English.

9. COMPETITION FORMAT:

Please refer to Section-2 for details of the selected asana and elimination round. Please refer to Section-3 for details of the Artistic and Rhythmic Yoga-asana Competition.

10. JUDGMENT:

 Judges will be appointed by the Committee and their decisions will be final. 2.Two (2) marks will be deducted from the full score if the competitor fails to complete the asana in the first attempt. Four (4) marks will be deducted from the full score if the competitor fails to complete the asana in the second attempt. No mark will be awarded if the competitor fails to complete the asana on the third attempt. 3.The Judges will look at: a) body proportion; b) performance in terms of grace in execution and steadiness of posture; and c) dress, smartness, and appearance.

11. LOCATION OF THE VENUE:

"Yoga Ministry of Canada", Abbotsford, BC.-Canada

Notice

A photocopy of the certificate of medical fitness

The organiser will not be liable for any injury to competitors or participants during the whole festival/championship.

Competitors must maintain good conduct and discipline during festivals and competitions or face suspension for 5-10 years.

The committee reserves the right to add, alter, amend the rules, program, dates and venue of Festival/championship as its sole discretion without prior notice.

Photography of this form will be accepted, if necessary.

DETAILS OF SELECTED ASANAS & ELIMINATION ROUNDS:

FIRST ROUND:

According to lottery system Competitors have to perform one (1) asana from each category (Backbend,

Balance and Forward Bend) and one (1) asana OF

THEIR OWN CHOICE. (Total 4 asana)

Time to stay in each asana is 30 seconds

Competitors those will achieve 80% marks and above will be selected to compete in the second round.

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SECOND ROUND:

 

Competitors have to perform one asana of their own choice from each of the 5

category below:

 

A. Backbend

B. Twisting

C. Forward flexion

D. Arm Stability

E. Leg Stability

The time to stay in each asana is 30 seconds.

 

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places from each group will be selected from the second round. The first place holder will compete for the title of Champion of Champions.

 

WORLD CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS:-

Competitors have to perform 10 asanas of their own choice in the below sequence:

 

A. Backbend

B. Twisting

C. Forward flexion

D. Arm Stability

E. Leg Stability

The time to stay in each asana is 30 seconds.

 

Note: In the situation of a tie break for the winner, management will take a different performance on the spot from both competitors, and the management result will be the final decision.

Tie-Brake Golden Round: ( Total: 5 Asanas)

In this round, competition will be according to the lottery system, and competitors have to perform 3 out of the following 12 asanas plus 2 asanas of their own choice. ( Total: 5 Asanas)

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Section 3:

ARTISTIC YOGA COMPETITION & RHYTHMIC COMPETITION

(1) Singles Artistic Yoga Competition:

The competitor(s) will perform a series of asanas choreographed to music in Artistic Yoga. The competitor(s) should perform a wide range of asanas, including

Forward bend

Backward bend

Arm-balancing,

lying and sitting postures, etc.

It will be judged on the grace of the body movement along with the synchronisation with music without break. The competitor (s) should try to utilise all four corners of the stage during the performance. Within the time limit of 2:30 minutes, the competitor(s) must perform at least 8-10 asanas. The Artistic Yoga Competition will be held in the following age groups:

1. Under 18 (Junior)

2. Over the age of 18 (Senior)

3. Mix Pair (any age Junior & Senior)

 

2. Pairs Artistic Yoga Competition

Artistic pair yoga will involve either 2 females or 2 males, or 1 male and 1 female from the same age category, performing a series of asana, choreographed with music. The asanas need to be in perfect synchronisation with each other and there must be body contact between the competitors. They will be judged on the grace and execution of their body movements, along with music without break. The competitors should use a diversity of asanas, including forward bend, backbend, leg & arm balancing, lying and sitting postures, etc. The competitors should try to utilise all four corners of the stage during their performance. Competitors should perform at least 8–10 asanas within the time limit of 2:30 minutes. The Artistic Yoga Pair Competition will be held in the following age groups:

3. Junior/Senior Mix Pair

Artistic pair yoga will involve either 2 females or 2 males, or 1 male and 1 female from any age category, performing a series of asana, choreographed with music. The asanas need to be in perfect synchronisation with each other and there must be body contact between the competitors. They will be judged on the grace and execution of their body movements, along with music without break. The competitors should use a diversity of asanas, including forward bend, backbend, leg & arm balancing, lying and sitting postures, etc. The competitors should try to utilise all four corners of the stage during their performance. Competitors should perform at least 8–10 asanas within the time limit of 2:30 minutes. The Artistic Yoga Pair Competition will be held in the following age groups:

1. Under 18 (Junior)

2. Over the age of 18 (Senior)

3. Junior/Senior Mix Pair

Rhythmic Yoga Competition (Pairs) 

Rhythmic yoga consists of either 2 females or 2 males performing in perfect synchronisation of body movements with music. Rhythmic Yoga will involve the pair performing a series of asanas, including:

Forward bend

Backward bend

Leg balancing

Arm-balancing

Lying and sitting postures,

with no variations between the two. There should not be any body contact between the two competitors, and they should try to utilise all four corners of the stage during the performance. The performance should involve at least 8-10 asanas within the time limit of 2:30 minutes. The Rhythmic Yoga Competition will be held in the following age groups:

1.Below 18 (Junior)

2.Above 18 Years (Senior)

3. Junior/Senior Mix Pair

On August 1, 2010, this entry was published.

(4) Yoga and Dance

On August 1, 2010, this entry was published.

1. Under 18 (Junior)

2. Over the age of 18 (Senior)

To read the yoga dance rules:                  CLICK HERE

CRITERIA FOR JUDGEMENT

The following officials shall be appointed for the management of the competition/championship:

(One) Competition/Championship Secretary

b) One observer:

c) Technical Controller, who will serve as the Technical Committee's Chairman/Secretary:(One)

d) Chief Judge, Chairman/Secretary of the Judges Board/Referees Board/Grade "A" Judge: (One)

e) Number of Judges: (Five)

f) Scorers, one of whom may be an official from the competing team:(Two)

(One) Time Keeper

(One) Announcer:

(One) Stage Manager:

Note:-The officials (as mentioned in sub-clause to i) shall be 11 in number. The Judges' Board/Referees' Board shall appoint them.

OFFICIALS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF CHAMPIONSHIP/COMPETITION

1. All the asana, whether they are compulsory or optional, carry 10 marks for each.

(a) Each ten marks for a 'Compulsory Asanas' are divided into four parts as follows:

2 Marks: Asana Performance (Starting & Returning): 2 Marks

4 points for posture perfection (correctness/accuracy).

Exhibition of the Posture

(Stability & Tense Less): 2 Marks

Fixed Retention 2 marks for posture duration (time).

(b) Every ten marks for an 'Optional Asanas' are divided into five parts as follows:

2 Marks: Asana Performance (Starting & Returning): 2 Marks

Perfection of the posture (Correctness / Accuracy): 2 Marks The Difficulty of the Posture: 2 Marks

Exhibition of the Posture (Stability & Tense Less): 2 Marks Fixed Retention Duration of the posture (time): 2

Marks

Further, the order of difficulty for Optional Asana is as under:

1. Flexibility

2. Balance

3. Twisting

4. Balance and twisting flexibility

(Note: Priority is to be given to No. 4, then No. 3, No. 2, and lastly to No. 1.)

CRITERIA FOR JUDGEMENT

TROPHIES, MERIT AND PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATES, ETC.

The organisation shall issue merit and participation certificates to the competitors, manager, and coach appointed as notified officials, including office bearers of the organisation, chairman/convener sub-committees and other essential officials during the Championships for all age groups. On the merit certificate, a photograph of the participant may be pasted. The Manager/Coach must collect two (2) stamp-sized photographs of each competitor in each age group and turn them over to the Stage Manager/Technical Committee to be affixed to certificates and other items.

MERIT CERTIFICATE: (By Organization) Merit Certificates will be awarded to the winners, runners, third place, and fourth to sixth place finishers in each age group. Only the organisation may issue a Merit Certificate.

PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATE:

 (1) A participation certificate shall be given to all competitors, managers, coaches, specified officials of all age groups and to other notified officials of the Host State Association/Organizing Committee. The Federation General Secretary, Honorary Secretary of the Host Association, President of the State Association or Organising Committee, and Organising Secretary of the sponsoring agency, if any, must sign these certificates.

(2) The participation certificate model must be approved in advance by the Organization's General Secretary before being printed by the host state Secretary/Organizing Secretary.3) The judges/officials of technical nature who attend the championship duty during any championship will be given participation certificates by the "Canadian Yoga Association" or by the Referee’s Board.

TROPHIES: -

The organisation will award trophies to the overall team championship winner and runners-up. Rolling trophies or permanent trophies sponsored by the well-wishers/donors may also be given as per the decision of the organisation. The Organization of Organising Committee will award gold, silver, and bronze medals to the top three finishers in each age group.

Contact us to create an invoice for the Invitation Letter:

Conditions:

  • Payment is non-refundable.

  • Each Participant who is applying visa from India must submit the cheque of 5 Lakh INR. in favor of AMAN SOOD. 

  • Each invited participant has to submit a fitness medical certificate.

  • Each invited person must submit a valid medical insurance card.

  • Each invited person has to submit a legal affidavit to declare that he will return from Canada after the event and that he will be liable for his own return to his/her country. It has to be mentioned that Yoga Ministry of Canada Inc. , Amazing Olympia World Records Inc., and any connected person with an organisation will not be responsible for any of my immigration or health issues.

  • All have to book their own hotel and arrange their own food.

  • All participants have to submit their police clearance certificate from their country.

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