Since an early age Max felt attracted and influenced by the vision and teaching of Mystics, Masters and Yogis like Rumi, J.Krishnamurti, G.I. Gurdjieff, R. Tagore andP. Yogananda, among others, which shaped the spiritual path to follow.

By the age of 20 was traveling to India where he spend several years in the Osho Rajneesh Ashram, participating to many work-shops, seminars and meditations influenced by the Eastern and Western spiritual traditions, deepening the practice in the Jnan, Bhakti and Karma branches of Yoga.

Extensive travels throughout India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, North Africa as well as the Americas, Australia and Europe brought him in contact with different spiritual paths widening the spectrum of ways in the quest of Human Consciousness Growth.

In the middle 90'ies co-founded and contributed in the creation and realization of Samasati Nature Retreat, a Sustainable Ecological project in the South Caribbean rain-forest of Costa Rica where Workshops, Retreats, Seminars and Teacher Training Programs have been held since.

Inspired by gifted teachers like Glenn Black among others, in the last 18 years he ventured into the journey of the practice and study of Hatha Yoga, experiencing different styles like Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kundalini, and Yin and attending classes, retreats an teacher trainings in Costa Rica, U.S., Italy and Australia where he got certified in the oldest school of Byron Bay under the guidance of John Ogilvie, promoter of Purna Yoga which represents a holistic approach to Yoga, integrating the postures, philosophy, pranayama, meditation, discipline and code of ethics.

Max currently teaches YTT with Hari-Om Yoga School in Costa Rica, Italy and the US, and private and public classes at the Samasati Nature Retreat in Costarica, combining a wide repertoire of Asanas and sequencing with Pranayama, meditations, talks... and fun.

The emphasis here is that the yoga on the mat can be a great pleasure and off the mat can be an amazing blessing. Yoga is for everybody, Yoga is non-discriminant, Yoga is Union, All is One.

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