I define myself as a truth seeker, passionate life lover and honest self reflector. I ve started practicing yoga because I was curious to experience a state of consciousness beyond the normal mind state. And I succeeded.
My first encounter with yoga was on a Kriya yoga retreat in Greece.
Kriya Hatha yoga is a system that is given by my Guru Shankarananda Giri, a Kriya yoga master in the lineage of Sri Yukteswar, guru of Paramahamsa Yogananda who wrote the book ‘ Autobiography of a Yogi ‘ and activated Yoga in the West.
The practice is based on the subtle connection of breath to the life force and the seven chakras.
This is my main discipline, as there I discovered how great is to be alive and how grateful I am to my breath.
Since 2013 I am sharing this practice.
I ve been certified with Yoga Alliance of 200h TTC with Sivananda Yoga in 2014.
I dont believe that you become a teacher after completing a TTC, but definitely it gives you a taste into the yogic way of life.
Vigorous sadhana, I loved it!
In 2016 I co-founded the yoga school and retreat center of Ellas Retreat, located at the Ionian sea, in a picturesque village named Palairos.
For the past 3 years I ve been active in all possible ways, administration, organizing, teaching, cooking.
The season would be long, from May to November, the rest of the year I spend it in India next to my Gurus in a continuous sadhana process under their mystical guidance.
Since January 2020, we decided to change the way of operating Ellas Retreat, and thus I am free from the 14th of July and available for any opportunity that will enhance my love for life.
I have been initiated in Kriya yoga in 2016 by Shankarananda Giri. into right hand Tantra practice with Guruji Raj Kumar, and into Vipassana.
I lead retreats that as their main interest have the deeper reflection into ourselves, to the places that we dont dare to look at, guiding my students gently through Hatha yoga, Nidra Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation.
The last 3 years I ve taught retreats to about 800 people from different places of Earth.
Its amazing how we all seek for the one and only thing that can make us happy : our aliveness, our activated consciousness.
I ve learned many things, got some lessons and now I m looking forward to new opportunities.
Will be happy to connect
A Little More About Me
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Kriya yoga ashram, Rishikesh