Max has been practicing different forms of yoga for most of his life. He first got to know Eastern martial arts, philosophy and practices in his youth in the mid-1980s, then experimented with Meditation and inner Qigong in the 1990s. But the real yoga knowledge and competence came later - when he has studied with accomplished Indian Masters and Schools including Sri Vagish Shastri (Varanasi); Swami Veda Bharati and Swami Ritavan at SRSG (Himalayan Yoga Tradition, Rishikesh); Dr. Madhavan (Vivekananda Institute of Yogatherapy); Swami Vidyananda (Transformational Yoga). During those many years of studying genuine yoga in India, he received direct transmissions and initiations in Shakta sampradaya lineage as well as Himalayan Tradition. Has completed various TTC and holds a Master of Hatha Yoga (500hrs+) and a Grand Master of Meditation, authorization to conduct and certify 200hrs Yoga Teacher Trainings.
After deliberately leaving behind a successful career in media and publishing in 2010 (with the top achievement - CEO of a high profile international media company with upmarket media brands and 100+ employees), Max has concentrated fully on teaching Hatha, Kriya and Raja Yoga. His approach is based on authentic traditional knowledge and synthesis, while keeping techniques simple, effective and accessible for many. Besides that, he lectures on different aspects of Classical Yoga and Tantra Philosophy, conducts Yoga Nidra, Meditation sessions, teaches Tao Yoga (rooted in Qigong and Tai Chi), as well as provides a range of extended workshops and Yoga Retreats.
In the recent past Max has started up, developed and led a large international yoga & wellness center Auromode Yoga Space
, Auroville, India, where he also taught regular classes and held in-depth workshops and intensives. Being a member of Auroville International
, he represents Auroville in Montenegro.
Since 2015 Max Pranic has been running Yogaboka studio in Kotor Bay, Montenegro, where he is a Head Teacher. He also teaches regular yoga classes, special master-classes and does private yoga training at PMYC Sports Club, Porto Montenegro and at One&Only, Porto Novi.