B.SC (Psych) 2004, Art-therapy graduated 2006
Mental health and Art therapy were the basic fields of my initial professional training for six years. Through a dance internship introducing Iyengar Yoga, I discovered that my essence was rooted in the natural healthcare path. Touched deeply by therapeutic body work, opening a new sensory understanding of compassion, I understood that my path was into mastering the art of self-healing for giving back genuinely.
Mandana has also studied with Seniors Iyengar teachers, Father Joe Pereira (India), Carrie Owerko(New York), Louie Ettling (Vancouver), Manouso Manos( U.S). With an open mind, she has also studied with the remarquable Chuck Miller, well known as the teachers of Ashtanga teachers.
After 10 years of teaching for groups in different milieu, Mandana can now be counted among the amazing crew of teachers holding 500H of Yoga teacher Training. She has decided this year to focus and share her time with colleagues and build up a community of passionnate learners.
Having more skills and knowledge in therapeutic Yoga, her goal is to refine her teaching and offer more tools for beginners teachers.
Doug Keller is influencing tremendously her teaching and her own yoga practice. Here a little bio:
Bachelor in Sciences and Arts : Psychology, 2003-2004
Training in Ethnopsychology with Dr. Jose Adolfo Segura, 2005-2008
Post-degree Certificate in Art-therapy, UQAT, 2004-2006
Studied Master degree in Art-Therapy,UQAT, 2006-2009
Registered Yoga teacher (Iyengar oriented), United Yoga Montreal, certified, 2010.
Certified Prenatal Yoga teacher by Janice Clarfield ,2011.
Certified continuous training 300h advanced YTT, United Yoga Montreal,2017-2019
Registered Massage Therapist
Thai Yoga Bodywork therapist, since 2009.
Specialized on elderly and prenatal massage 2011
Studied Bharata Natya dance with Arnab Bandyopadhyay in 2011.
Dance critic Journalist for Dance News Montreal online Magazine.2011-2013
Assistant Teacher for Thai Yoga massage programs