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Sahaja Yoga

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Sahaja Yoga is a new religious movement founded in 1970 by Nirmala Srivastava (1923-2011), more widely known as Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi or as "Mother" by her followers, who are called Sahaja yogis. Vishwa Nirmala Dharma (trans: Universal Pure Religion, also known as Sahaja Yoga International) is the organizational part of the movement. It is a registered organisation in countries such as Colombia, the United States of America, and Austria. It is registered as a religion in Spain. The organisation is governed by the World Council for the Advancement of Sahaja Yoga (WCASY), proposed in 2003 and formed the following year. In addition to directly promoting Sahaja Yoga, the council promotes Sahaja culture, runs schools, a health centre, a youth movement, and a project for the rehabilitation of "destitute women and orphaned children."