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About me

Having grown up in the lush Dandenong Ranges, East of Melbourne, Australia, I have always felt a strong connection to nature. These early years of immersion in the beautiful temperate rainforests not only fostered this appreciation of nature but also helped to cultivate a stillness and peace that would serve me later on in life.

At the age of 19, after having a blissful oneness-like experience, I asked my mother about meditation. She gave me a flyer for a Buddhist Insight Meditation course, which I enrolled in. This, you could say, started my lifelong journey with meditation and spirituality. Over the coming years I participated in many forms of meditation like Kriya Yoga, Vipassana, Dzogchen and other practices such as Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Amrita Yoga & Hatha Yoga. I was searching, following an inner impulse, but not sure what I was looking for. It was not until I was 22 that I finally encountered Master Choa Kok Sui and his school of Pranic Healing & Arhatic Yoga. This was an inspiring, uplifting and soul-fulfilling encounter and one that I still cherish to this day.

I immersed myself in Pranic Healing & Arhatic Yoga, participating in as many courses as possible and learning as much as I could.   Until this day I continue to practice daily meditation, Pranic Healing & Arhatic Yoga. In 2008 I became a Pranic Healing Instructor and in 2009 received my Associate Pranic Healing Certificate.

It was this path, which brought me to Germany in 2008. Here I would meet my future wife Erika. After many years of having a distant relationship and after living together in Australia we decided to move to Germany in 2012, where I have been living ever since. It was through this transition to Germany and loving guidance of Erika that I came to practice Hatha Yoga regularly. After many months of attending Erika’s classes and practising together in our lounge room I began to feel the benefits, the ease of movement, the relaxation and deeper states of consciousness in meditation.

In November of 2013 I completed my Yoga Teaching Training (Sri Sai Prana Yoga) in Rishikesh, India under Master Sai Cholleti and Archarya Sashidar.

It was David Holmgren’s book, Permaculture Principle, that ignited my enthusiasm for permaculture. The book moved and inspired me to look at our food systems, production systems and communities in a completely new light. After many years wanting to do a Permaculture Design Course, I finally enrolled and completed one in 2014.

Meanwhile we moved to Hofgut Rineck in the south of Germany where I found the perfect place to create a garden using the principles of permaculture. Many had unsuccessfully tried to grow various vegetables in the depleted, overgrazed, weed infested, compacted clay soil. It was not until the application of permaculture principles, lots of sheet mulching, composting and a clear design, that we were able to reap the rewards of our work. The incorporation of chickens, ducks and bees have added a completely new life to the farm along with the planting of over 100 unique fruit & berry trees.

The philosophies of oneness, interdependence, cooperation, bio-mimicry, cycles and systems theory which one finds prominent in Permaculture, fit nicely with my spiritual values, spiritual philosophy and experiences through Pranic Healing, Hatha Yoga & Arhatic Yoga. Gardening has become the external manifestation of my internal inner experiences.

Grand Master Choa Kok Sui

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Prana Germany e.V.

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Master Sai Cholleti

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