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MEET THE FOUNDER

YOGACARYA GEORGIOS DEMETRIADES

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Yogacarya Georgios Demetriades is the founder of the South African-based Hiranya Mandala School of Yoga Integration and Meditation founded in 2020.


He is a Vedic (Vaidika) scholar and an aspiring priest (purohit). He is a professional yogi, and has practiced and taught Yoga techniques since 2008 and 2011, respectively, and has studied and taught Samskrtam grammar (vyakaranam), literary language of India, since 2016 and 2018, respectively. He is also an avid student of Tantra and Ayurveda. A professional graphic designer since 2007, he researches, develops and designs the Hiranya Mandala School's visual and instructional collateral, thus promulgating its ethos and vision, and propagating the teachings of the Hindu yogis, worldwide.

By uniting the "best" teachings proferred by the oriental sages, Yogacarya Georgios assists people through an integral approach to Yoga which is both safe and gentle, and which conduces to the unfoldment of a life of balance, peace and bliss.

He follows the Kriya Yoga approach of Paramhansa Yogananda Giri.

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QUALIFICATIONS

 

Vedic priest (pandita) in training under Dr Bisraam Rambilass (M.A. Ph.D. Sanskrit, Vidya Vacaspati), Pt L Benimadho and Sugen Reddy of the School of Vedic Studies, South Africa

 

IGCSE Samskrtam Grammar (University of Cambridge), 2018

500-HR ISHTA (Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda) Yoga, 2010

(accredited through the Yoga Teachers Fellowship of South Africa under Marina Contardo of Studio Namaste)

National Diploma: Graphic Design (Central University of Technology, Free State), 2007

Awards: Best 2nd Year Graphic Design Student, 2005; Best 3rd Year Graphic Design Student, 2006;

Best National Diploma Graphic Design Student, 2006

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