Mahny Djahanguiri Founder and Author of Dogamahny TM

Mahny Djahanguiri was born in Switzerland to a British mother and Iranian father. Since the age of seven, she spent most of her time in nature in the  Swiss Alps spending as much time with animals. During her holidays in Greece and Italy, she could  be found inside sheds or behind car parks trying to feed abandoned cats and dogs.
Her love for animals lead her to write her first children's book “The Story of a Girl and a Mouse “ which entails a mouse with yogic super powers.She is currently writing her second children's book about her slovakian rescue dog ,Robbie. 
 

FROM YOGA TO DOGA 
Yoga found her in 1999 at the Life Centre in Notting Hill. She fell in love with the fluid and energetic Ashtanga Yoga Vinyasa practice and she soon became an avid student of Shri K. Pathabi Jois.

Mahny is also a certified Kids and Adult Yoga teacher. She received her teaching diploma through the British Wheel and Yoga Alliance. She has trained with YogabugsTM and 'The Special Yoga Centre' as well as obtaining certificates in behaviour management, safeguarding, team culture and child protection through the employment at Kids Company. 

After  appearing on Made in Chelsea 2013,  Mahny  was presented with a book deal from Octopus Publishing House. 

 Her book DOGA , YOGA FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG , will be released May 4th 2015 , (Hamlyn )in all major bookstores. 


IN THE MEDIA 

Mahny and her Maltese pooch Robbie ,have  appeared on countless chat shows both national and  international and recently made the headline news with their recent appearance on ITV This Morning (famously known for the " doggie -hump-scene "live on national TV ) .

Previously she was invited on The Alan Titchmarsh Show,The Sunday Brunch and have a whole episode featured on Doga on Ronnie Corbetts Animal Crackers " BBC and "Fat Pets Slimmer By The Year" C4.She and Robbie are looking forward to their appearance on " The Auction House C4  " Series 2 shortly.

Mahny will soon carry out  international Dogamahny workshops to promote her method which benefits both humans and dogs.



Follow Mahny on Twitter : @DogaYogamahny


IN THE MEDIA ( 2012-1015 )

The New York Post & CHICAGO Tribune 

The Auction House C4 , Series 2 , Episode 1 

This Morning ITV 

The Mirror

Fat Pets Slimmer By the Year ITV 

The Londonist 

Yoga Journal Australia

London Live News

Tesco Living 

Cosmopolitan Body ( May ) 

The Dog Rescuers , C5

Telematin , France 2 

 Newsnight BBC2


The Sunday Times 


CBS News 

The Jimmy Kimmel Show NBC 

 OM YOGA SHOW  , Doga Demo ,Kensington Olympia  

BBC1  Ronnie Corbett's Animal Crackers

ITV The Alan Titchmarsh Show 

Top Sante Magazine 

British  Airways Highlife Magazine 

VETS CLINIC TV

Spirit and Destiny Magazine

Japan Journals

The Sun 

The Metro 

Evening Standard 

The Sunday Brunch 

THE  METHOD

Dogamahny TM  was born through Mahny's studies with Kids Company. In 2009. Mahny was invited to become an in-house yoga teacher at a South London street centre for Kids Company (Kenbury), where she has worked with hundreds of traumatised and abused kids. Based on the kids company method of the "attachment theory" , Mahny was quick to observe the immediate trigger points that would set off a "fight-or-flight response" in each of these kids when exposed to a new activity/situation .

THE BREATH is the Key

Similar to young children , dogs ‘copy’ the owners breathing habits. Restless, irregular breathing pattern can influence the dog’s behaviour as well as sound and touch.  Mahny came to realise by using ‘yogic’ breathing and physical contact (massage) the dog’s heart rate would slow down automatically, improving the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide to the flow of the blood. The dog’s parasympathetic nervous system would usually kick in after the first 20 minutes of a yoga session. Similar to a human yoga class some dogs may fall asleep on the yoga mat, some may enjoy a quiet space far out of reach from the group while other dogs may happily join in the fun.

 

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