Max Munro. Born 1995. From Hampshire, England. Currently resides in London.
When and how did you start yoga?
I started yoga when I was 16 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. I went to America for a family 6 month long trip I was meant to do stunt school and martial arts. However, I ended up joining some yoga classes with my mum who was training to become a teacher herself.
What style of yoga do you practice?
I began with Budokon yoga and have since gone on to trainings in Broga and Tapasha hot sequence. But power vinyasa is my go to style.
How has it changed your life?
It’s made me very open minded and aware, but not only has it changed my life - it may have saved it. I suffered a traumatic brain injury earlier this year and was told I’d never do yoga again due to the severity of the injury. Yoga has allowed my mind and body to work together and made me strong enough and lucky enough to get back on my feet teaching 6 months later. The surgeon also believed yoga to have played a very big part in my fast recovery.
What is your most memorable yoga moment?
Teaching a big outside workshop, and calling the sky the ceiling too many times!
What makes a great yoga teacher?
Personality and creativity. Someone that can break down the ego and make everyone feel comfortable in class.
What is your favourite pose and why?
Yogi squat because firstly, it feels good and secondly, you can easily transition into many arm balances and handstand from there.
What do you do when not doing yoga?
When I’m not doing yoga I’m socially active - frequently out and about seeing the city.
What are you listening to?
What are you reading?
Children’s short stories - it's about all I can manage after (TBI).
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I'm already doing it. I always wanted a relaxed lifestyle, but I’d also like to write music and produce videos.
If you could be any animal in the world, what would you choose?
Who would play you in the film of your life?
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Cartoons, rom-coms and musicals.
When are you happiest?
On holiday with my mates.
What is your greatest fear?
Not doing the things I want to achieve.
Where would you go if you could time travel?
Somewhere in the past to fix something I regret.
Why should people do yoga?
It makes you a better person, humble and open minded.
Tell us something we don’t know.
When I qualified in Budokon I was the youngest in the world to do so at the time.