Mario Canki, Ph. D. is the CEO and a teacher of Higher Self Yoga (HSY). Curiosity about merging of science and spirituality inspired him to pursue Ph.D. in molecular virology, and to study Higher Self Yoga.

Dr. Canki’s academic work concentrated on the scientific study of HIV infection and discovery of novel drugs for AIDS prevention. At the same time, interest in the spiritual led Mario to the HSY teachings, which he has studied and practiced for over thirty years. Intersection of these areas continues to give his life meaning and purpose.

As a scientist and a Higher Self Yoga teacher Dr. Canki believes the best service is coaching and mentoring people interested in developing their inner Higher Self potential – both intellectually and spiritually. Dr. Canki aims to teach the skills you need for the practice of self-discovery that will guide your life’s purpose.