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Soundwill Plaza, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Hailing from India, Mani found Yoga to be a part of his life since a very young age. Chanting, creating offerings, connecting with the spirits and nature comprised his day-to-day childhood. Mani is forever grateful to the yogic wisdom from his master Gopala Krishan who shared his knowledge and continues to inspire him on and off the mat. Mani acquired his first diploma in International Teachers Training Course from Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, Neyyar Dam, Kerala. Teaching since 2004 has taken Mani to India, Indonesia and Hong Kong, where he has taught at some of the most renowned fitness and yoga institutions. He has also won numerous yoga awards in the District, State, National and International levels competitions – one such accolade being “Champion of Champions” in the international competition. His other award titles include "Yoga Siromani", "Yoga Bhaskara", "Yoga Bhooshan" and "Yoga Jothi". Mani’s classes emphasise presence of mind, gaining joy from practice, and using your skills to minimise injuries. Teaching his students to honour their bodies, he also encourages them to challenge their comfort zones in a healthy way. Mani’s classes are fun, educational and inspiring for the body, heart and mind. The intention of his teaching is to allow students to embrace life, knowing that everything we experience in our lives depends on our perceptions. Qualification Highlights • P.G Diploma in Yoga, Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University, 2014 • B.Sc. Psychology, Alagappa University, 2011 • International Teachers Training Course, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantri Ashram, Neyyar Dam, Kerala, 2005 • Diploma in Yoga and Naturopathy, Thiru Moolar Yoga Natural Diet Trust, Chennai, 2003-2004 • Certified in TRX What Mani teaches • Advanced • Alignment • Hatha • Healing • Hot • Yin • Yin Yang • Yoga Therapy • Yoga Wheel
A non-vinyasa-based asana practice focused on connecting the body and mind with the purpose of increasing awareness and stability. Some pranayama, chanting and meditation may be included. Suitable for students with some yoga experience looking to have an invigorating experience. No full inversions are included in these classes. Some preparations for inversions and Level 2 postures may be introduced, with options for Level 1 students to ease the transition from Level 1 to Level 2 classes.