Mahny Djahanguiri is the UK and Europe’s leading founder and author of DOGA -Yoga for you and your Dog .
She founded her brand Dogamahny TM in 2012 leading London based and International Dogamahny TM classes/workshops and teachers training program (alongside her furry companion “Robbe”). Her method, as seen in her Book DOGA Yoga For You and Your Dog is designed to help support dog owners and their dogs to destress through the ancient art of Yoga. Her yoga system is carefully designed to work on the central nervous system on both owner and dog alike.
Over the years she has worked with various dog rescue charities and psychologists and introduced her method to a multitude of customers who suffer stress and anxiety or finding it difficult to manage their dogs.
Doga works on the natural bond we have with nature and restores the balance between mind and body with the support and aid of dogs and yoga.
She was born in Switzerland to a British mother and Iranian father. Since the age of seven, she spent most of her time surrounded by nature in the Swiss Alps spending as much time as possible with animals. Her love for animals lead her to write her first children’s book, “The Story of a Girl and a Mouse”, which follows a mouse with yogic superpowers.
In 2009 she visited Los Angeles for a yoga workshop. There she had a “Eureka Moment.” on Venice beach as she observed owners meditating with their dogs during a glorious sunset. Her love for teaching yoga and her unconditional love for dogs lead her to combine the two most favorite things. She developed her own brand and teaching style throughout the past eight years and began teaching DOGA at Harrods Pet Spa in 2012.
From Yoga to Doga
Yoga found Mahny in 1999 at the Life Centre in the tranquil neighborhood of Notting Hill (London, England). 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 a certified Kids and Adult Yoga teacher, receiving her teaching diploma through the British Wheel and Yoga Alliance. Mahny was trained with Yogabugs™ and ‘The Special Yoga Centre’ as well as obtaining certificates in behavior management, safeguarding, team culture, and child protection through the employment at Kids Company.
After appearing with her dog Robbie on Made in Chelsea 2013, Mahny was presented with a book deal from Octopus Publishing House.Mahny and her maltese pooch Robbie appeared on numerous TV Shows the likes of Jimmy Kimmel , ITV This Morning ,The Lorraine Show,Britains Got Talent and The Sunday Brunch,Blue Peter,Britain’s Top 100 Dogs,Walks with my Dog and many many more. Together they make an excellent dog yoga couple.