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Mikhail Maryakhin

Yoga Instructor and Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor.

“My passion is Yoga. I discovered that wonderful treasure years ago; it helped me to recover my poor body destroyed by many chronic diseases, it carried me through the troubled times and honestly supports me now in my everyday life. There is another Vedic science – Ayurveda, or Science of Life – which is closely intertwined with yogic approach. It serves to recover any disorders in one who suffers and maintain balance in healthy person.  Ayurveda fascinates me by its wise integral approach to human life.

One of the main Ayurvedic accent is on individual approach in any sort of healing as long as disease prevention considering individual physical and mental constitution and conditions. Similarly, unique person’s constitution shall be respectfully considered to build individual yoga practice. As a result of attentive and persistent self-perception and self-appreciation under leadership of Ayurvedic principles, a person is able to construct own unique life style and yoga practice to get maximum benefits on the way of self-advancement.

I am applying the deep wisdom of Ayurveda for my own self-tuning and full of inspiration to bring them into students’ practice.

With the Love in the heart which is one staying beyond all the Life.


Teaching Style

Mikhail’s own teaching style emphasizes close interaction of physical body postures (asanas) and movements (vinyasas) with conscious breathing accompanied by mental attention flow. Periodic relaxing pauses organically embedded in practice are considered as a very important element of raising of consciousness and self-balancing of body-mind system.  All these tools are employed to turn on inner natural self-balancing forces and strengthen life energy flow in the body.

His teaching is oriented on giving the essence of classical hatha yoga tradition organically intertwined with a bunch of modern yoga techniques scientifically elaborated in Universal Yoga of Andrey Lappa. That mixture does still deeply follow the essential principles of Yoga Sutra of Patanjali encompassing the Eight Limbs: Yama, Niyama,  Asanas, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi.

Formal story and credentials.

Mikhail has been practicing yoga for more than 15 years. Initially he started to learn this ancient science in form of therapeutic yoga techniques to apply them to his own self-healing. Those were the methods of classical hatha yoga and yoga therapy mostly brought by venerable guru Swami  Shivananda. Another helpful source of those healing knowledge was the books of well-known and respected in Russia yoga devotee Anatoly Zubkov who was taught, certified and blessed in India to bring yoga into Russia in seventies of 20th century (

Due to the unbelievable and wonderful health recovery by yoga, Mikhail was inspired and deeply involved into learning that ancient yogic tradition and science. Proceeding in his own practice, Mikhail was taught and certified as yoga instructor thru Classical Hatha Yoga course by Andrey Lobanov’s school called Academy of Human Ecology located in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (, ).

Later attracted by modern tendencies in yoga and inspired by Andrey Lappa’s approach ( well-known in different countries, Mikhail did successfully complete and was graduated from the Universal Yoga Certification Teachers’ Training Course in Crimea in 2007. The course was given in accordance with USA National Education standard of Yoga Alliance ( Mikhail was graduated and certified to teach Universal Yoga concept and techniques. As an amazing supplement, he also learned and can teach the Dance of Shiva, the method of yogic practice of direct mental concentration, control and balancing.

Mikhail has an 8 month official post-graduate experience of teaching hatha yoga in Russia in Academy of Human Ecology of Andrey Lobanov.

Especial Mikhail’s interest is in Ayurvedic healing and life style adjustment. In 2011 he has successfully completed 625-hour Ayurveda Wellness Counselor course at the Kerala Ayurveda Academy, in California, USA  ( Later in 2013, continuing his education, Mikhail took 1000-hour Ayurveda Wellness Practitioner course.

Great fortune was that Mikhail met profound yoga teacher, the author of Structural Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy – Mukunda Stiles ( In 2013 Mikhail completed Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy course with Mukunda Stiles and then had a half year period of individually crafted personal practice to get deeper into the science.

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