If someone had told to me ten years ago that today I can teach traditional yoga, pranayama, and chakra meditation, I would not have believed my ears. In those days my entire life had been pervaded on every single level by the overwhelming daily flux of the great treadwheel we call the Western way of living. I was under the thumb of its endless working hours, business trips, and an ever pressing tension and fear of missing something important. It would not be too far fetched to say that my life then as a musical manager was light years away from the world I live in now.
It was only with the unexpectedly swift passing of my father, that life came to shed a striking light on the fact how frail and ephemeral a creature the human being is, and how easily and capriciously the great wheel of life can turn with us at any given moment. This was the moment when I came to realize that there exists a different path based on mindful eating, transcending outdated old habits, a medicine-free life, and above all, regular physical exercise.
So I took a deep breath and went out to attend my very first class in hatha yoga. 90 minutes later I realized that I could finally breath, and beyond a sense of gentle fatigue filling my body, my whole being came to be permeated with a pleasant feeling of harmony and poise. From then on I started to attend the classes ever more often. My interest and appetite never waned, and from one day to another I wanted to know more about what, how and most importantly why I should do what I chose to do, to make my progress on my chosen path as perfectly as it was possible. In a few years I completed a 350 hour yoga teacher training course, which was followed by a 100 hour Chandra Krama Sequence in 2018. At that point I faced a new revelation, as a kind of breakthrough, when I had to understand that mere stamina and body consciousness are but a drop in the vast and almost infinitely deep ocean of yoga sciences. Thus becoming absorbed in yoga philosophy I realized, that regulating our body is a minuscule task in comparison to the one demanded by the calming of the mind, the letting go of thoughts which at times can be of devastating power and magnitude, and the releasing of the grasping of our ever craving egotistic hunger for recognition and control.