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

Marc Nelles, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, YACEP is the founder of Mankind Yoga NYC, offering many years of experience as a New York-based healer, certified yoga therapist, meditation teacher, and Reiki Master Teacher.


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 internationally. His far reaching clientele, past and current, include entities such as the Mount Sinai Hospital System, A+E Television Network and the United Nations.


Marc currently offers in-person, virtual and self-paced certification courses online 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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