Our Yoga Teachers
Founder of Mahi Yoga
Therapeutic Yoga Teacher
Alignment & Yoga as a Tool for Health Yoga Teacher
Hands on Adjustment Specialist
From an early age Guru Mahi was introduced to yoga. His whole family followed the yogic principles practicing pranayama and meditation. Sri Ramana Maharishi a renowned Indian Yogi Master was his father’s teacher, and Mahi’s father endeavored to pass on the precious yogic knowledge imparted to him to his young son. Mahi naturally began to pursue a life of spiritual seeking.
Coming of age Mahi began to seek to continue his education on the yogic path, he travelled India practicing and learning from renowned Guru’s such as Jois in Mysore, on discovering Iyengar yoga Mahi began to develop his signature approach and interest in the healing quality of yoga, mostly concentrating on alignment and anatomy.
Mahi is renowned as a yoga teacher who has a style of teaching that is entirely his own. He teaches a combination of pure Vedic knowledge, intuitive alignment and hands on adjustment which creates a harmonious balance that helps to prevent and alleviate ailments and injuries specific to each individual practitioner.
ERYT 200, RYT 500
IYN Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher
Pre- natal Yoga Teacher
Art of Teaching instructor
Amy discovered the gift of Yoga as a teen, when she enrolled on a yoga course with her Mother. This seed grew into a daily practice and curiosity to understand the ancient Eastern Science of Yoga.
Whilst working as a Primary school teacher, Amy found an outlet to share her Yoga practice. She saw the need for children to learn and play with mindfulness and creativity. So she began facilitating ‘Kids Yoga’ classes. Her ‘Kids Yoga’ classes are a dynamic combination of storytelling, asana, pranayama and mindfulness techniques. Amy believes every child is unique and tries to instil a love of learning in a safe and harmonious environment for children to share and learn together.
Amy eventually felt called to India in order to immerse herself entirely into the ancient practice of yoga. Completing 500 hrs yoga training in India with Guru Mahi.
Through Yoga Amy found a deeper connection to herself, a re-balancing effect physically, mentally and spiritually. She believes that looking within and reconnecting with the self through yoga creates a healing experience which spreads outside into the community and finally the world. She hopes by sharing Yoga this connection and clarity of vision will help to bring balance to other peoples lives and ultimately help to balance our fast paced world.
In Amy’s Yoga classes you can expect to find an exploration of the self through flowing movement meditation, attention to alignment with moments of stillness and introspection that leave you feeling re-freshed, re-energised and re-connected.
Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Teacher
Art of Teaching Guide
Jane is a dedicated student of yoga she describes herself as passionate, creative and a dedicated self-starter with 8 years of training, teaching and studying yoga internationally.
Her devotion to her practice allows her to work with integrity and she prides herself on her kind and compassionate nature which allows her students to feel supported and gain confidence in their practice. Jane is based in Cornwall U.K. where she teaches SUP yoga, kids yoga and Hatha/Vinyasa classes that combine elements of philosophy chakra yoga, meditation and even dance. Most recently Jane has put her skills to running Bhakti Yoga festivals to raise money for charities in the ethos ‘Yoga Gives Back’
Yin Yoga & Hatha Yoga Teacher
Art of Teaching Guide
An advocate by profession, Aakanksha, who grew up in a traditional Indian home with a spiritual upbringing, had always felt a calling to study and practice the art of yoga and meditation. The hectic life she had led, coupled with the stress and health ailments finally motivated her to change stream and join the Mahi Yoga centre in the pursuit of a more balanced and sustainable lifestyle, where she has completed 500 hours of Yoga Teacher Training.
Aakanksha teaches on Yoga Teacher Training Courses at Mahi Yoga. She loves to share her broad knowledge of anatomy and combines her practical teaching tips with her deep yet accessible discussions of yogic philosophy.
In her Yin and restorative classes Aakanksha guides her students through well rounded sequences that leave you feeling lighter and happier. It is a wonderfully rejuvenating experience to attend her class.
Vinyasa Yoga Teacher
Himanshu is a human behaviour enthusiast who has done several courses revolving around human behaviour and happiness from MIT, Harvard, and other ivy league universities over the years. He is a economics major. He did his masters in economics from a renowned institute in India, namely IIT Kharagpur. He did his Masters thesis on the Indicators of Happiness and a internship project on the Cognitive Biases in Decision Making. He wrote a book on the interpretation of the Tao te Ching. He has been a regular meditation practitioner and has always been travelling to the mountains where he feels at home. He came across yoga in his search to connect all the dots in fathoming human behaviour. Understanding and practicing yoga philosophy, he realised that yoga is the source of all answers and gives one a lifestyle that every individual is looking for. He has been practicing and teaching yoga since then. He feels content with the life he lives and wants to help others realise their goals and create a environment of love and compassion for all. Given his background in human behavioural science, fitness, meditation and yoga, he joined Mahi Yoga as a teacher where he teaches yoga philosphy and vinyasa yoga.
Hatha Yoga Teacher
Hatha Yoga Teacher
Puneeth was raised in South India by an orthodox Hindu family. He grew up in the state of Karnataka, close to Mysore, an area rich in both soil and traditional methods of spiritual enlightenment. As a child, Puneeth watched his mother devoted herself to Bhakti yoga and his family pray to Lord Vishnu. Consequently, Puneeth has been fascinated by and engaged in spiritual life since his school days. During this time, he learned and practiced enlightenment techniques like pranayama and meditation and few asanas. Most of his life he has spent in many Ashrams doing his sadhana. Giving time for his spiritual principles and his self practice. He has done many programs in Isha Yoga Center. This upbringing influenced Puneeth to continue exploring spirituality in myriad ways, from helping people recover from drug addiction to following the yoga path as a student and instructor. He also has experience meditating in the 10-day vipassana method. Since his first vipassana experience, he has been teaching meditation.
For Puneeth, the purpose of yoga is to cleanse the body and liberate the practitioner from suffering and to reach the ultimate goal the liberation Since an early age, he has understood that all beings suffer. He thus decided he wanted to find ways to come out of this suffering, and his journey brought him to yoga and meditation. He strives every day to share the lessons he has learned with others in an authentic way, how he has been taught by his teachers so they too can come out of suffering. Puneeth his an authentic follower of the traditional text and the traditional teaching the yogic practices.
He is now working at different schools and teaching his students to become qualified teachers.
Yogacharya Shashi Kant Dixit
Hatha Yoga Teacher
Yogacharya Shashi Kant Dixit
(N.D.N.Y.T, M.Sc. in Yoga)
Shashi Kant Dixit was born in a traditional Brahmana family in north India and was sent to Gurukula at the age of 4 where he learnt about Vedic texts, Upanishads, Shad Darshanas, Yoga Vashishtha, Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta and great Indian classics. Inspired by his quest of learning more deeply, he settled at Bapu Ashram in Pune where he practiced Naturopathy and Yoga Science. He finished his masters under the guidance of Padma Shri H.R. Nagendra Ji from SVYASA University, Bengaluru. He has been teaching Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Therapy, Meditation, Pranayama and Shat Karma to various students across the world.
Shashi Kant Dixit hails to the traditional family of Brahmins where different streams of traditional Yoga are part of daily routine practice. He has excelled his learning in Sanskrit, Natural Healing, traditional Yoga. He has excellence in interpreting ancient traditional texts such as Upanishads, Brahma Sutra, Shad Darshan, Patanjali Yoga Sutra, Yoga Vashishtha, Hatha texts in easiest way to ignite Yogic fire in students .He helps his students to solve their modern conflicts by using classical methods searched by ancient Yogis. He has achieved a two years Diploma in Naturopathy and Yoga Therapy from Bapu Ashram, Pune and completed his Post Graduate Degree(M.Sc. Yoga Therapy) from Swami Vivekanand Yoga Anusandhan Sansthan, Banglore under the Guidance of Padam Shri H.R.Nagendra ji who is reknowned Nasa scientist and leader in Yoga research.
Shashi Kant Dixit’s teaching aims at the development of students at all dimensions of personality. He guides his students in learning Contemporary Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Yoga Philosophy, Meditation, Kriya and therapeutic practical and philosophical aspects of Yoga. He has successfully trained more than one thousands Yoga teachers to spread the light of Yoga from different parts of world. He has wholeheartedly dedicated himself in developing and establishing Yogic wisdom for health, happiness, prosperity and peace of the world.