Ananda Marga Yoga Association is a non-sectarian lifestyle movement and the largest yoga organization in the world. It has taught yoga in the Philippines since 1967. Founded in India in 1955 by Shri Shri Anandamurti (aka Shri PR Sarkar), it is registered as a non-government organization (NGO) with the United Nations and is present in over 150 countries. Its activities include thousands of service projects, such as pre-schools, orphanages, medical clinics, ecological farms, food cooperatives and welfare centers. Ananda Marga is unique in giving equal importance to both self-development and social service.