MEET THE FOUNDER

YOGACHARYA GEORGIOS DEMETRIADES

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QUALIFICATIONS

Samskrtam Praveshika 

(Madra Puri Samskrtam Vidyalam, Chennai, India), 2022

(Studies toward a B.A. Samskrtam)

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), 2004 - 2006

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Yogacarya Georgios Demetriades has practiced and taught Yoga since 2008 and 2011, respectively. He is trained in the complimentary practices of classical Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga. From 2011 to the present, Georgios has taught at many Yoga studios and gyms, in Johannesburg, and he is the founder of the Hiranya Mandala School of Yoga Integration and Meditation, based in Johannesburg, which serves the community through the aforementioned sciences.

In addition, Georgios studies and teaches Samskrtam Vyakaranam, and integrates the subject into the school's curriculum. He believes that a systematic study of the Samskrtam language is vital for further studies and comprehension of the Indian scientific, philosophical and scriptural teachings. He has facilitated Samskrtam courses online, and in person, as part of Yoga teacher training.

A professional graphic designer, since 2007, he researches, develops and designs the school's visual and instructional collateral; promoting its ethos and services to people who have a sincere interest in reclaiming their physical, mental and spiritual well-being. In 2021, he developed and designed the Amrta Holistic Magazine, and is the editor of this publication.


His vision is to unite the "best" of the  teachings of the oriental sages; creating an approach to Yoga that results in the integration of the body, mind and soul; promoting the elevation of human consciousness. 


He follows the Kriya Yoga approach of Paramhansa Yogananda Giri Maharaj.