Certified Sivananda Teacher (RYT500)
& REPS registered
2018, 2016, 2015 New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards Finalist, Mind/Body Award
2014 Fitness Industry Awards Finalist, Group Exercise – Freestyle Award
Mans Parsotam was trained by revered Swami’s (monks) and Guru’s and the ‘yoga way’ permeates every aspect of his life. This lends authenticity and purity to his practice and teaching.
Initially trained at Sivananda Ashram in Austria, he was certified as a teacher in 2003. He has subsequently completed the Sivananda Advanced Teacher Training course. Mans has also trained with teachers from SVYASA University in Bangalore, India and has completed the VYASA Yoga Instructors Course.
His Hatha yoga classes combine relaxation, breathing techniques (pranayama) and physical exercises (asanas) and are suitable for all levels of practice.
‘Yoga helps you be all that you can be.
I have had people say to me ‘you’ve changed my life’ and it has definitely changed my life for the better.
I encourage all men and women to come along and try yoga and experience for themselves the positive changes that yoga can bring.’
Mans holds classes at the Orakei Community Centre; Remuera (Somervell Church); Mt Albert (Owairaka District School); Highbrook (OfficeMax); for the Indian Association of NZ and the Ellerslie YMCA and is also studying towards a degree in Natural Medicine.
I have attended a number of yoga classes and never particularly enjoyed them – until Mans’ class. It was an excellent mix of well-controlled strengthening and stretching movements, ( and this is from a physio), all of which moved fluidly from one to the other. Mans’ instructions were clear and precise and the whole manner of his class was of calm and gentle focus. He held positions for long enough to challenge (!) but not so long that it was tedious, and though there was a wide range of ability in the class, even as a newcomer I felt comfortable that the class accommodated my level as much as the remarkable strength and flexibility of Mans and those who obviously came often! The aspect of the class I liked best was the sense of peace, augmented by the gentle music in the background and Mans excellent manner with which he took the session. I would particularly recommend this class to my clients experiencing anxiety, and those who need to re-engage with their bodies in a holistic, healthy way.”
Janet, Physiotherapist, Auckland