Mahny Djahanguiri was born in Switzerland to a British mother and Iranian father. Since the age of seven, she spent most ofher time surrounded by nature in the Swiss Alps spending as much time with animals. During her holidays in Greece and Italy, she would approach sheds or behind parked cars attempting 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 named Robbie.
From Yoga to Doga
Yoga found Mahny in 1999 at the Life Centre in the tranquil neighbourhood 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 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.