Artists/Speakers European Yoga Congress 2022

Swami Suryananda Saraswati Amadio Bianchi - is the Founder of the World Yoga and Ayurveda Community, President of the World Movement for Yoga and Ayurveda, of the European Yoga Federation, of the International School of Yoga and Ayurveda C.Y. Surya, Vice President of the International Yog Confederation of New Delhi, a Founding member of the European Ayurveda Association, Advisor of the United Consciousness Global, Member of Global Council of Hindu Leaders, National Coordinator for Italy of the Hindu Acarya Saba.

Anna Galovicova - Chairman of Slovak- Indian Friendship Society,  Chairman of Slovak Anti-Poverty Network and Executive Coordinator European Anti-Poverty Network in Brusells, Coordinator of Project.

Current Role or Position:
Founder and  Chairman of Slovak Indian Friendship Society and Coordinator of the Projects.  As  Director of Mental Health Centre  in Liptov-Jakubovany she has been leading Training for the Psychophysical and Psychospiritual Awareness and she develops, and quality enhances the Relaxation and Stress management  training methods, and the team responsible for  implementing Preventive Health Projects and  Restart projects during pandemics COVID-19. Dr. Anna Galovičova is Yoga Teacher. She has been running yoga courses in many towns in Czecho-Slovakia last 52 years.


Emy Blesio - Mahamandaleshwar Pandit Yogacharini Swami Gayatri Devi, is a Yoga Paripurna schoolmaster and UPF Ambassador for Peace (recognized by the UN), received Honoris Causa doctorate by Techno India University (Kolkata-West Bengal - India), and elected Advisor of the same University. Her experience in the Yoga discipline and Indian culture dated since 1965, even she already was very interested in the culture and philosophy of India. In 2010 she received the "F. Gandhi Simplicity Award" at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial in New Delhi, India.

Jadranko Miklec - Yogacharya, Yoga and Ayurveda therapist, teacher of Transcendental Meditation and Maharishi's Vedic Science, Vanaushadhi Bhishagacharya (Herbal Scientist), President of Institute for Yoga and Ayurveda „SUN“.

Jadranko Miklec teaches Yoga in Europe, America and other continents (India, China). He gained knowledge about Yoga from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, A.G. Mohan – direct disciple of Shri T. Krishnamacharya, Maharishi Swami Dev Murti, Yogacharya Dr. Mukund Bhole, other Yogacharyas and his own insights which he gained trough the long practice and discovering deeper understanding of Yoga. He wrote 6 books about yoga. Also he has experience with the application of Yoga and Ayurveda to sport (tenis, football, diver, yudo, volley-ball, etc.).

Sukadev Volker Bretz - Founder and spiritual director of Yoga Vidya. 1st Chairman of the Professional Association of Yoga Vidya Health Consultants, Course Leaders and Therapists (BYVG) as well as the Professional Association of Yoga Vidya Teachers. He understands wonderfully how to pass on deep wisdom in a humorous way. In 1992 he founded the Yoga Vidya Centres to teach a holistic yoga that is close to life. Yoga Vidya now has 4 large yoga ashrams, over 100 Yoga Vidya centres and 11,000 trained yoga teachers. Experience the dynamic founder of one of Europe's leading yoga movements.

Swamy Tureyananda Saravanan Vijyakumar - is founder of European Yoga Therapist Federation, A private charitable organisation to promote and research yoga therapy.  Before his movement to Europe, he was the force behind the creation of the famous yoga research centre of Madura college, Madurai. He has customised and devised courses on yoga therapy at university level. he has trained more than 7000 students in yoga therapy.

Andre Riehl - Practices Yoga since the age of 11. By the age of 24, he first stayed in a monastery in the Himalayas, before wandering along the roads of India, meeting many traditional masters with whom he sometimes stayed, studying very specific teachings from classical as well as tantric yoga practices. After some searching years, meeting Kashmiri Babu, a wandering ascetic from the Shaïva tradition, he undergone a deep study retreat into the spiritual quest. Also very touched by his meetings with J.Krishnamurti and Sri Ananda Mayee Ma, he studied two other important aspects of the inner path, related to these two great instructors: discrimination and relationship.


Dr. Vikrant Singh Tomar - is an Internationally acknowledged Scholar, Academician, Writer, Trainer, and Management Consultant. He is an internationally certified NLP practitioner. His area of Research is ancient Spiritual wisdom and modern Living. He has conducted many Express Talks, EDPs (Executive Development Program) & MDPs (Management Development Program) on Life Management and Ancient Vedic Wisdom for more than 0.30 Million beneficiaries of more than 30 countries of the World. As a trainer he has served Cabinet Ministers of State, MLA (Members of Legislative Assembly), Officers of Defence, Paramilitary, Government, Public Sector Undertakings, Multinational Corporations. He has authored the book “Rule the world as Krishna Did” published from Author House Publications UK and “Vedanta and Life Management” published from Prabhat Publications India.


Aischwarya Devi Mary Soukoulis - Dance Teacher - Choreographer - Yoga Instructor, Spiritual Life Coach, Alternative Therapist born by the name of Mary Soukoulis is an experienced dancer, choreographer, founder of Yoga Dance System and one of the first Yoga teachers in Greece. At a very young age, at 1981, she met her Guru, Paramahmsa Satyananda. Her teacher initiated her to the spiritual path of Yoga and she received her spiritual name, Aischwarya Devi In 1987 she founded a Ballet school in Chalandri, Athens, where for the following 10 years she often hosted events, inviting several teachers from Greece and from around the world to make presentations on Yoga. 

She has over the years made various presentations and speeches on Greek Television, the radio and relevant magazines, speaking on all the yoga matters she has worked on in depth, in an effort to share her knowledge with the general public, thereby contributing to the betterment of our society and the elevation of the human spirit.


Akash Nair - I grew up and trained as a yoga teacher in India. There I still cooperate with old masters of the art of yoga. I also trained as a fitness trainer. I completed my studies in Mumbai with the "Progressive Fitness Education" certificate.


Amandio (Tino) Figueiredo - starts Yoga practice in the 60s, along with other arts and Eastern practices. From October 1982 onwards he started to study and practice Oriental Arts in the school of Georges Stobbaerts - Tenchi International Is founder of several associations of Yoga and other Eastern Art. Knows the Ayurveda in the 80s, and initiates studies and training in Ayurveda in 2003, getting training in Ayurveda during 4 years.Travels several times to India, and Europe, and others Continents which deepens the knowledge in Ayurveda and Yoga. Participates as a practitioner and trainer in some European Yoga Meetings, in Zinal, Switzerland. He participates in the preparation of meetings of the EUAA in Germany, being a founding member, and is a full member. He is a founding member of several Ayurvedic institutions in Portugal. He directs and teaches the discipline of Ayurveda in various Associations and Health Schools in Lisbon and Santarem. He is teacher of Yoga in the Teacher Course of the Portuguese Yoga Federation-PU
He is the Director of Department of Ayurveda and Yogatherapy (DAYT) of Portuguese Yoga Federation-PU.


Amelia Devi Rozzi - Yoga teacher and Holistic Practitioner (massage therapist and naturopath). Direct student of Master Amadio Bianchi (Swami Suryananda Saraswati) and Swami Ramaswarupananda (DLS).
Founder and President of Artemisia asd – The Art in Harmony and Wellbeing, located in Lanciano (Italy), that periodically also deals with organizing thematic meetings with various masters and with the help of various artists to experience the union between Yoga and Art: theatre, singing, music.


Andrii Mishchenko - started practicing yoga in 2008.There were various kinds of health problems, against which classical (alopathic) medicine could not provide anything, subsequently, a deep study of the systems of natural self-regulation of a person and their application in practice became the main occupation of my life.

In 2010 he began teaching in his hometown of Vinnitsa (Ukraine). Then he taught for several years in Moscow.Then in Poland. All this time, I was haunted by the feeling that the practice was incomplete. Flexibility can be developed to infinity, you can create complexes of gymnastic exercises, the implementation of which can cause the desired effect on the body, energy, mind or internal states of a person, but the more I developed, the more I realized that this is not yoga. He studied with many teachers, but he did not know both the truth and the essence of yoga.


Amra Kubat - was born on 25.01.1979 in Sarajevo. Amra has a bachelor's degree in business/marketing and has been working in this field for over 15 years. She has been involved in sports all her life, but started karate in primary school.

She is a licensed yoga and meditation teacher, Heal Your Life Coach&Teacher, Usui&Karuna Reiki teacher and the only certified teacher of Yoga Alliance School in BiH and the European Yoga Federation representative for BiH. She is the creator of the programme "My Issue", which she has been successfully running for a year.

Amra Kubat -

  • Yoga Teacher-Instructor (Ashtanga Mysore Style and Hatha)
  • Yoga Teacher-Instructor (Nidra Yoga and Meditation)
  • Yoga Teacher-Instructor (Partner Yoga)
  • Thai Yoga Instructor (Sardinian Branch)

Gisa Franceschelli - Pedagogist, Yoga teacher for adults and children and Teacher trainer. She began studying and practicing Yoga in 1972, at the age of 14. Teacher in the Primary School from 1983 to 2016. Qualified to teach foreign language (English) in primary school. Graduated with honours in Pedagogy (Sapienza di Roma in 1987).
Full yoga diploma with Maestro Roberto Mattei, Yoga and woman with Barbara Woheler, pranayama courses with Maestro Antonio Nuzzo. She followed and continues to follow Master Amadio Bianchi in Ayurveda and Yoga therapy.
Professor of Psychology and Human Sciences at the "Giulio Verne" Social and Health Institute of Rome from 2016 to 2019. Currently professor of Human Sciences in the Classical Lyceum and of Human Sciences “Anco Marzio” of Ostia. Second Level in  “Reiki Usui”.


Gudakesha Kurt Becker, Prof. Dr. - Integrative Yoga Psychological Counsellor (BYVG), Meditation Course Leader (BYVG), Reiki 3rd Degree (BYVG) and Yoga Teacher (BYV), Co-founder and Training Director of the Yoga Vidya Centre Aachen, Professorship for "Health Technology Management", part-time teacher for the university certificate course "Science of Yoga Vidya". Founder and director of a company for prevention. In his work he combines western knowledge with the rich experience of yoga. He has been particularly involved with the practice of mindfulness, Raja Yoga, energetic work of different traditions and complementary, personalised medicine. Gudasheka uses these ancient treasures of experience for the prevention of stress-related and/or neuromuscular diseases.


Ilija Daov - start with yoga practice in 1999. Twelfe years ago I finished my first 200 hours Hatha Yoga Pradipika under protection of teacher Pavlos Hasanagas, and many seminars (form 2007 – 2012, Struga 7 days, Krushevo 5 days, Ohrid 4 days, Veles 2 days, Krushevo 3 days, in Skopje, Strumica
In Sombor, Serbia – 200 hours Hatha Yoga, teacher Fabian Parishkic

In  Rishikesh, India (Himallayan Yoga Association)  - 100 hours Ashtanga yoga & Vinyasa flow. I have to mention teachers: Himanshu Joshi, Ajay Dhasmana, Parveen Sunil Sharma, Yashpal Rautela, Ram Negi….

In Rishikesh, India  (Ayurveda massage centre – Panchkarma treatment, Kerala style)  - 100 h


Dr. Krzsztof Stec - a former scientist at the University of Rajasthan, began his yoga practice at the age of 15. He received his diploma in yoga from Yoga College Kaivalyadhama in 1976. In 2014, he received his PhD in philosophy from Warsaw University of Sport Sciences. His articles on yoga have been published in international journals and he regularly lectures worldwide on yoga, health and nutrition.


Luanda Mori - has over 20 year’s experience developing educational and artistic work exploring the symbolism of movement and sacred body language from a contemporary perspective.

She heads the yoga program at two professional dance schools (CFPAA & Dance Area) in Geneva where she also teaches dance. Furthermore, Luanda, is cofounder of the Silvestre Associação Cultural in Brasil and director of her company, umA Danse.


Maja Milićević ex Popov -  the teacher of transcendental meditation, master in sports management, the founder and the owner of the Holistic Academy Maya and School for Yoga Teachers Maya.

Maja is the founder of the Holistic Academy Maya in Belgrade, established on the Unity of Eastern Wisdom and Western medicine. She gained the Vedic knowledge from one of the foremost TM teachers of today, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (TM, Ayurveda, Vastu & Yoga). She specialized in therapeutic yoga and individual training approach with Yogacharya Jadranko Miklec and successfully teaches and shares her skills in the school to many students and professional athletes.

Maja studied the ideal system of exercises for the spine with Maharishi Swami Dev Murti. Pulse diagnosis and Marma massage she learned from Dr. Ernst Schrott, director of the Academy of the German Society for Ayurveda. NLP and 20 life coach techniques she trained with Dr Nada Kaiser and Dr Vesna Danilovac.

Maja has developed and designed therapeutic yoga techniques and individual approach according to the individual physiology, age and health condition. She has published two books and two DVD's.

Mangala Stefanie Klein  - graduate theologian, alternative practitioner, meditation teacher (BYVG), yoga teacher (BYV) and spiritual life counsellor (BYVG). Founder, director and training director of the Yoga Vidya Centre Münster, part-time teacher for the university certificate course "Science of Yoga Vidya". Mangala has been running her own naturopathic practice since 2003, with a focus on homeopathy and sound massage, and brings more than 20 years of experience in different areas of educational work. In her seminars she combines the wealth of knowledge of various spiritual traditions with experiential, practical methods that can help people find their very own, individual path.

Marshall Govindan Satchidananda - is one of the most renowned Kriya Yoga masters, commissioned by Babaji Nagaraj in 1988 to teach worldwide. Founder-President of Babaji's Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas (USA, Canada, India) with currently 33 Acharyas in 20 countries and 3 ashrams in Canada and India.

Publicist and author of 15 books on Kriya Yoga and the South Indian Siddha Tradition; 2014 recipient of the IYF Patanjali Award for Outstanding Service to Yoga.

Nepal Lodh - Indian yoga master and chairman of the Indo-German Hindu Society Bremen. He holds a degree in social science, is a professorial lecturer and book author. He works as a yoga therapist in a psychiatric clinic and as a lecturer at adult education centres. His special topics are personality development, Indian healing arts, intercultural communication.

Pedro Pastor 

• Doctor in Health Sciences from the University of Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. Spain.
• Graduate in Nursing. Specialist in Occupational Nursing.
• Master in Public Health.
• International Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer registered by Yoga Alliance.
• Trained in Raja Yoga at the Bihar School of Yoga. Munger. India.
• Judo Teacher Black Belt 2nd Dan
• Founder and President of the Sankalpa Yoga Association.


Sanita Silina - a yoga student, began the path in her childhood, receiving  some yoga practices from her father.

Since 1998, while being professionally involved in the corporate world, Sanita continued to practice and to learn with the yoga teachers from Latvia, Europe, India, Canada and USA. Her meeting with the Yoga Master Andrė Riehl (Sri Bhaskar Nath) in Luxembourg, evolved in a continuous svadyaya and further study of Nidra Yoga. It also has created an opportunity for introducing the teachings of Andrė Ji  to other yoga students in Latvia. She continues to study in a Nidra Yoga Teachers Program, Nidra Yoga International.
Since receiving her Teacher Training Certificate from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Uttarkashi, India in 2014, Sanita has been giving regular group classes and individual sessions of yoga practice indoors, outdoors and online.

Sara Ghisaura - discovered yoga in London when she was living here at the age of 25. When she moved back to Sardinia she graduated with her diploma from the International School of Yoga & Ayurveda, Milan, under the teaching of Amadio Bianchi in 2011.

2008-2011 Teachers Course in Yoga under Master Amadio Bianchi; President of World Movement for Yoga European Federation; President of International School of Yoga & Ayurveda C.Y. Surya; Vice Presidente International Yoga Confederation Delhi;

General Co-ordinator of World Movement For Ayurveda Official Italian Confederation of Yoga; Ambassador to The World Community of Indian Culture and Traditional Diciplines;
2011 Sara trained in Yoga for Children in Cagliari, Sardinia at the Italian Association for Children’s Yoga (A.I.Y.B) graduating with a diploma for
Children’s Yoga in association with the Medittarranean Federation of Yoga.

Sara teaches Hatha Yoga and Yogaball in London and collaborate with Amadio Bianchi’s school of Ayurveda and Yogatherapy.

Tarja Kallio-Tamminen - is a physicist and philosopher occupied by the nature of reality and the potential that is contained within human beings. She has focused on the implications of quantum physics and on consciousness studies searching their relations also with ideas originating from Eastern philosophy. Kallio-Tamminen runs a philosophy practice (KalpaTaru) whose yoga philosophy and -psychology draws extensively on the teachings of Patanjali, Satyananda Saraswati and Hiroshi Motoyama. Presently she is delved in co-operation with neuroscientists developing EEG-guided meditation.
The benefits of this approach has provided tools like ‘BrainMind Audit’ which allows to show the objective results meditation practices do have on various brain functions and the ‘Self-Me-I’ index that is able to monitor the results of long-term meditation on different aspects of the self.


Dr. Vedamurti Olaf Schönert - Yoga teacher (BYV), Yoga Vidya Acharya, coordinator of the association's own city centres, business graduate, experienced training director for yoga teachers, meditation teacher (BYVG), systemic consultant (BYVG), psychological yoga therapist (BYAT), Yin Yoga teacher (BYV). Further training in bodywork, back yoga, teaching advanced pranayama and kundalini yoga as well as Yoga Nidra®. Many years of teaching experience as a university lecturer, book author. Studied traditional Vedanta with James Swartz.