For everything that I have already been able to learn, experience and accomplish and for everything that I have yet to learn, experience and accomplish – with my enormous respect and love – I offer the most profound gratitude to my dear Master - His Holiness Vishwaguru Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Sri Swami Maheshwarananda. I was born in Siberia, Russia (city of Tomsk) in June 1969. I spent around 20 years of my life in Siberia. The rest of my life, I lived in different countries, including Germany, USA, Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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You can find something common and prosaic in all biographies - they start from “I was born”. And this one is no exception. I was born in 1980 in Tbilisi where I still live. I had, like everyone else, very happy childhood and quite happy, but a little more complicated period of my teens because these were the nineties, very difficult period for Georgia. But still I remember this part of my life like very nice and interesting. I went to school; I had good friends, hobbies.
I was born in 1982. I graduated from Georgian Technical University in IT field. Then I studied in Italy for 1 year. Last 4.5 years I lived in Czech Republic where I came in touch with Yoga. Those years were full of practice, retreats, seminars and karma yoga at the Ashram. My life before Yoga and after is as different as night and day. 24 hours a day one is fully conscious of himself, life and the whole universe. Life is full of meaning. Yoga affects each second of my life in all possible ways.
I was born in Rustavi, Georgia in October 1980 and given the name Giorgi, that very fast transformed to Gia. After living ordinary soviet child life, with huge ambitions in school and urge for patriotic independence, I smoothly moved to tough freedom with my parents, little brother (Vakho, currently also YIDL instructor) and the other happy Georgians. The life in the stimulating and interesting period of early 90s was even more interesting and diverse with coming teenage years.
It is complicated for me to elaborate on how "I came to Yoga" or "introduced to Yoga", since Yoga has become part of my life. Yoga surrounds me, and yoga is my thoughts, my actions and my words. I feel that Yoga has always been a major part of me, lived always inside me, and just as equally is shared by the outer world. However, there is no use to pretend that if a few years ago (when this Eternal Yoga in me was still deeply sleeping) someone carelessly would have lifted a curtain above The Future and let me had a peek at myself today, I would be very much surprised.