Maya (Sohiela) Machawe (Ahmadi)
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Maya Machawe

Last updated: 9/2/2019
Mrs. Maya (Sohiela) Machawe (Ahmadi)
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Payammehr Wellness Center
Educational Director and Owner
No.30, Abbasi Anari st, Darya Blvd.,
Saadat Abaad St.
1998945655  Iran
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009 82188699810 (Phone)
009 82188696325 (Fax)
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1905-18 Holmes Ave.
North York
M2N0E1  Canada
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647 5715306 (Phone)
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Professional Information
  Yoga master born in Ahmadabad India and grown up in a yoga family with more than 30 years of experience in India and Iran:

· Co-founder of Cyclic Yoga Style in Teaching Hata Yoga since 1984.
· Owner and Educational Director of Payammehr Cyclic Yoga Center since 1997.
· One of the primary founding members of the Iranian Yoga Association.
· Pioneer in setting standards for teaching eight limbs of yoga in Iran.
· Member of competency evaluation team of Teacher Registration for Iranian Yoga Association.
· Established Hasya Yoga (Laughter Meditation) in Iran.
· Yoga Therapy for arthritis, osteoporosis, psychiatric, M.S. & cancer syndromes.
· Research work on Osteoporosis.
· Train the Yoga Therapists working with cancer patients.
· Nonpaid counseling on stress management and wellbeing.
· Teacher of Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Sutra, Cyclic Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Mantra Yoga,
Karma Yoga, principals of Ayurveda and Teachers Training Course in Iran.
· Organizer of seminars and professional workshops on Chakra, Meditation, Detoxification,
Anger Management and Cyclic Yoga.
· Head Coach of Athletic Yoga Championships.
· Author of reference books and many articles on Yoga.
· Editor-in-Chief of the first Yoga Journal in Farsi.
· Guided students volunteer social services based on Karma Yoga Principals.
·B.A. in Sociology 1980- 1984
Pune University, India Ranked first
·Yoga School of Pune 1977-1984
103/2 Rasta Peth, Pune 411011 India
Instructors: Mrs. Shashikala Kanhere, Mrs. Neela Tikle Learned yoga philosophy
·Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Hall, 1983 Sadhu Vaswani Rd, Pune, India
Learned Hatha Yoga (Attained private classes)
·Dr. Vinod Yoga Clinic 1982-1984
Shanti Mandir, 2100, Vijaynargar Colony, Pune, India Learned principles of yoga therapy (Attained private classes)
·The Yoga Institute 1994
Santa Cruz East, Mumbai Instructors: Smt. Hansaji and Jaideva Yogendra Learned Yoga for Children
Social/Volunteer Organizations
Through participatory approaches with diligent care and supervision we try to guide our students to provide selfless services and prey to God that our involvement in welfare and social works will only bring the best out of all involved. We have chosen a methodology and adjusted it as we have gone along hoping it would prevent any abuse, laziness or crippling people’s potentials. Since 1998 to date this involvement provides hand on experience and opportunities for volunteer students and coworkers who have had the desire to perform acts of good intention and deed for their individual development in the path of yoga. We also believe in performing our institutional social responsibility.

For a detailed preview of social Volunteer works, please visit our website at:
More Information
· International Congress
Effects Of Cyclic Yoga on Bone Health in Postmenopausal Women 2016
Z Maghbooli, A.Bakhshizadeh, M Machawe, A Hossein-Nezhad, B Yarjoo, S Ahmadi,
MA Azarbayjani, S Shirazi, SM Eshaghi. Osteoporosis International 2016; 27: S280-S281.
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Cyclic Yoga for the Prevention of Age-Related Sarcopenia. 2016
A Hossein-Nezhad, B Yarjoo, G Niketeghad, A Bakhshizadeh, M Machawe,
SM Eshaghi, S Shirazi, Z Maghbooli, MA Azarbayjani. OSTEOPOROSIS INTERNATIONAL 2016; 27: S283-S283.
World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (WCO-IOF-ESCEO 2016), April 14 - 17, 2016 Malaga, Spain
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Submitted Paper: 2017
Stand Strong: Cyclic Yoga For Musculoskeletal Health
M. Machawe, S. Ahmadi, Z. Maghbooli, S. M. Eshaghi, S. Shirazi, A. Hossein-Nezhad, B. Larijani. OSTEOPOROSIS INTERNATIONAL 2017; In press
World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (WCO-IOF-ESCEO Florence 2017), March 23 - 26, 2017 Florence, Italy
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· Cyclic Yoga, 1986, Peyk Farhang.

· Yoga for Beginners, 2008, Yaran Mehr.
· Managing Your Negative Thoughts, Anxiety& Fear, 2009, Yaran Mehr.
· Yoga and M.S, Under Publication.
· Art of Yoga, 2010, Yaran Mehr.
· Pranayama the Life Force in Yoga, 2017 Chiman.