Author, Teacher and Coach of Self-Knowledge, Spirituality, Nonduality & Tennis psychology
I was born in 1962 at a small village in North Greece. Ever since I was young, I was interested in spiritual matters, metaphysical phenomena and psychology. In 1981, I studied sports and physical education at Aristoteles University in Thessaloniki and for twenty years I worked as physical education teacher in primary schools, high schools and the Dimokrition University of Thrace.
Since 2012 I live in Barcelona, Spain
My spiritual journey
In 1991 I twice had a very strong experience of the presence of God. Everything became alive and vibrating. After these experiences and for ten years I participated in Self-Knowledge courses in Athens organized by the Universal Gnostic Movement. During that time I also studied the teachings of Uspensky, Omraam Aivanhov and a variety of books about spirituality, psychology, and natural healing.
Meeting my beloved master Haidakhan Babaji
In 2002, I went on pilgrimage to the Himalayas (India) where I visited the ashram of Haidakhan Babaji, who became my beloved master and played the most crucial role in my spiritual journey. Since then I started intense sadhana following the instructions of Sri Babaji as well as the instructions of Swami Sivananda. For seven years during summer time I did sadhana at Babaji’s ashram at Haidakhan Vishva Mahadam, at Anandapuri ashram at chilianaula-Ranikhet and also at Swami Sivananda’s ashram in Rishikesh. Later I was attracted to do sadhana at the sacred hill of Arunachala and the ashram of Sri Ramana Maharshi. In these three places I did the most important part of my sadhana having the great help of the powerful divine vibrations which permeate the atmosphere.
I followed an integral yoga sadhana, including a great variety of spiritual practices. Karma yoga, bhakti yoga, mantra yoga, tantra yoga, raja yoga, jnana yoga and other modern methods were all part of this yoga of synthesis.
The Call to Advaita (Non-duality) and the Awakening
In 2006, I had a great attraction for the teachings of Advaita Vedanta which started with the AdiSankaracharya’s book ‘Vivekachudamani’ which is my favorite one together with the book “I Am That” of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. I studied and I did reflection in the teachings of great advaita sages like Sri Ramana Maharshi, Swami Sivananda, Sri Nisargadatta, Chimayananda and various traditional advaita texts like Upanishads, Avadhuta gita, Ashtavakra gita, Baghavad gita, Ribu Gita and other.I also studied western Advaita teachers like Echkart Tolle, Adyashanti, as well as the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, as well as Nikodimos Agioritis (a great saint of Orthodox monasticism and pioneer of Philocalic renaissance) and Greek philosophers. In 2008 awakening happened in an unexpected moment, due to Self-enquiry and reflection on Nisargadatta’s teachings of his book ‘I Am That’.
Advaita Atma Yoga Academy
Academy of Spirituality and Inner Transformation
The method of spiritual development, inner transformation and awakening of consciousness that I have developed it is called Advaita Atma Yoga – The double approach.
Its philosophy and practices are based on Nondual Philosophy of Vedanta (Advaita Vedanta) and the main paths of Yoga. In its practical aspect are included traditional practice, practices that I have developed through my own experience, as well as some modern methods.
More information about the Academy
I am a Reiki teacher, Bach flower practitioner, pranic healer and geopathologist. I have studied David Frawley’s American Institute of Vedic Studies Ayurvedic Medicine Course ‘AYURVEDIC HEALING COURSE’. Ayurveda is the traditional natural medicine of India.
Sessions – Coaching
Thanks to my knowledge and experience in teaching methodology, natural therapies and spirituality, I offer sessions and coaching for spiritual practices, inner transformation, personal and spiritual development, stress and anxiety management, emotional management and well-being.
I have written three books in Greek (“The Art of Living Consciously moment to moment”, “The Name of God and Karma Yoga” and “Self-awareness and repetition of God’s Name”). I translated some spiritual books in Greek language. Two of them have been published in Greece (“The teachings of Babaji”,. ” Babaji’s Arti”).
Books of Atman Nityananda in Greek
- Η Τέχνη του να Ζεις Συνειδητά την Στιγμή – Έντυπο & Ebook)
- Το Όνομα του Θεού και η Κάρμα Γιόγκα – (Ebook)
- Η Επίγνωση του Εαυτού και η Επανάληψη Μάντρα – (Ebook), – ΥΠΟ ΕΚΔΟΣΗ
- Οι Διδασκαλιες του Μπάμπατζι – (Ebook), – ΥΠΟ ΕΚΔΟΣΗ
Activities & Programs
On the following pages you can find all the services and activities offered by Atman Nityananda and the Academy.
Lectures and Live Talks online
For two years I had a tv broadcast about spirituality and self-knowledge in Athens. I led small groups in which I delivered various spiritual practices. I also gave lectures on spirituality, self-knowledge and yoga.
In recent years I have been presenting topics on spirituality, self-knowledge, the philosophy of non-duality and yoga through my internet channels.
My web channels
For about 15 years I have been writing articles on my various websites in Greek, English and Spanish. I have written more than 500 articles in the three languages and two books in Greek which I am preparing to publish in English and Spanish..
I maintain the following websites
- Advaita Atma Yoga (English)
- Advaita Atma Yoga (Español)
- Αυτογνωσία και Γιόγκα (Ελληνικά)
- Ayurveda & Yoga (Gr-En)
- Haidakhan Babaji (En-Es-Gr)
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