Mangalo is a British born Hatha Yoga and Stillness teacher with more than 25 years of self practice experience. He is accredited by the Yoga Alliance UK as a Senior Yoga Teacher SYT and registered with the Independent Yoga Network as a Yoga Elder. Mangalo has been teaching Classical Yoga and Meditation classes and leading day-long practice workshops and a range of 2, 5, 7, 10 and 13 day residential Retreats worldwide since 2001.
Mangalo has had a long rich Yoga journey that began in 1990 in Byron Bay, NSW. He completed the General Teacher Training and Remedial Yoga Teacher Training with the Yoga for Health Foundation at Ickwell Bury in the UK in 2002 with Bill Feeney, Phillip Xerri and Angela Thompson as his teachers. He then trained for a 4 further years with direct B.K.S. Iyengar disciple and Senior Instructor Shiv Sharma and also with senior Iyengar teacher Yogi Ma Karin O’Bannon, before going on to the International Sivananda Vedanta Forest Academy where he qualified as a Sivananda Yoga Acariya (Teacher).
Mangalo trained for 10 years in Buddhist meditation and dharma teaching with Buddhist meditation master Ajahn Sumedho. He began teaching retreat yoga in 2002 on Buddhist ten day retreats and has now taught over 100; as well as teaching on wellness retreats, spending a year as resident Yogacariya at Yobaba Lounge in 2015.
Mangalo has been very privileged to study and practice extensively in the UK, Australia, Austria, India and Thailand, learning and teaching an eclectic mix of Hatha styles, Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha and Theravada Buddhist Samatha – Vipassana meditation.
He has been teaching Classical Yoga and Meditation classes since 2001 and leading day-long practice workshops and Retreats Worldwide since 2002. He has extensive Remedial Yoga and Yoga Therapy experience and training, bringing Yoga Therapy to MS, ME, HIV, Asthma and Cancer clients.