I will always be grateful to MAYI and my instructors for opening my eyes to what Yoga really can be, to me as a practitioner and how I can in turn share this treasure with my students.
No words can describe how I felt then and how I feel now. To family and friends, I may have appeared more knowledgeable, but on the inside, I could feel a radical transformations taking place within the self – I was becoming more intuitive, more mindful and much calmer.
Much respect and appreciation to MAYI IYIC teachers for level 1,2, and 3 – Surya for her kind, encouraging and concise guidance, Master Mani for great inspiration with his witty, humorous way of imparting knowledge. With that much of experience in practicing both as a student, and teacher, you walk away being a competent and confident yoga instructor.
The syllabus was very well-thought-out and the instructors were always open to discuss and update according to new situations even sharing past experiences. We had a lot of great possibilities to practice our teachings at the MAYI studios and at various events which also help in building confidence in the teaching.
The unique hands-on approach of IYIC has certainly boosted my self-confidence and my speaking skills. I feel so happy that now I can earn extra income by conducting yoga classes on a part-time basis, which is as good as the income in my full-time job!
Today, I have completed Self Mastery (Kriya Yoga) and Super Yoga Kids Instructors Course and have been conducting regular yoga sessions in schools (as a karma yoga project), sharing the holistic science of yoga with my corporate clients, friends, and family, amounting to more joy and satisfaction!
Completing the foundation level of IYIC has given me a totally new perspective of what yoga really is. It’s the first time I have experienced breath awareness and am becoming more sensitive to my own internal circulation and energy flow. It feels great!
Signing up for IYIC was like a “retirement plan” for me and I didn’t plan on starting to teach even after I graduated as I was quite comfortable with my full-time job. But with encouragement from Master Mani and positive support from my classmates, I plucked up the courage to start teaching part-time, and have never looked back.
Learning the proper way of yoga practice in IYIC helped the healing of my knee, which was injured during gymnastics. My muscles have also been strengthened by the right techniques.
IYIC taught me the perfect techniques to teach, learn and embrace Yoga. This invaluable lessons and experience can never be explained through words, and I thank my destiny that it has allowed me to meet the people in MAYI Yoga Academy and Master Mani.