Atman Nityananda
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. 

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.

A call to Advaita 
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’.

Academy of self-knowledge, yoga and personal development

The method of spiritual development and yoga
 that I have developed is called Advaita Atma Yoga - The double procedure. Its philosophy and practices are based on Advaita Vedanta and the main paths of Yoga. In its practical aspect are included traditional practices as well as practices that I have developed myself through my own experience, as well as some modern techniques.

~ More information about Advaita Atma Yoga you can find here: Advaita Atma Yoga Academy
/ A.A.Y.A. 

Coaching and classes

I offer coaching for
spiritual and psychological development, as well as consultation for stress management and emotions. I give private classes about self-knowledge, yoga and meditation.

For two years I had a tv broadcast about spirituality and self-knowledge in Athens and for four years I led small groups introducing spiritual practices. I give also conferences and speeches. I have blogs about Advaita, Self-knowledge and Ayurveda and youtube Channel. I translated some spiritual books in Greek language one of them " The teachings of Babaji" has been published in Greece.

I offer psychological coaching and consultation, stress and emotions management. I offer private and group classes of self-knowledge, meditation and personal development.

I am dedicated to natural and alternative therapies since 1997. I have Reiki master, I am practitioner of Bach flowers, geopatólogo (and healer of geopathic stress) and I do also pranic healing. I have a good knowledge of the basic principles of Ayurveda (traditional natural healing of India) and follow an sattvic life-style, ayurvedic diet and treatments.