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Seated meditation with anjali mudra by the beach
Passionate About Inspiring Others

Marc Nelles, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, YACEP, founder of Mankind Yoga NYC, is a New York-based healer, certified yoga therapist, meditation teacher, and Reiki Master Teacher with an international clientele.


He specializes in therapeutic yoga in the Krishnamacharya tradition, and tantric meditation, Yoga Nidra, and pranayama in the Saraswati tradition of the Bihar School of Yoga in India.


As an IAYT-certified Ayurvedic yoga therapist and a certified Reiki Master Teacher in the lineage of Master Usui, Marc is holding certifications from Pure Yoga, the Prema Yoga Institute, and the Swedish Institute in New York City.


Marc earned his degree in Dance at the Rotterdam Dance Academy (Codarts) in the Netherlands, and had a career as a dancer and dance instructor in Europe and the US for more than 10 years.

He currently teaches yoga, meditation, mindful breath and Reiki as staff recreation to a variety of corporate clients in and around New York City, as well as internationally. Among them the Mount Sinai Hospital System, where he teaches yoga to medical personnel and staff, and United Nations Headquarters, where he offers Yoga Nidra to international staff and delegates. Marc also offers in-person, virtual and online self-paced certification courses in Reiki and other energy healing modalities.

He is a mentor and on faculty at the Prema Yoga Institute, where he presents research on immune and autoimmune conditions to becoming yoga therapists.


Energy healing, yoga and meditation facilitated Marc's transformative spiritual journey, and he is looking forward to continuing to learn and inspire, while teaching and sharing the wisdom of his lifelong journey.


Marc is grateful for his teachers and students, past and present.

IAYT-certified yoga therapist credential
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