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Ali Mahatma is a Greek ethnologist, martial artist, musician, sound healer and researcher of ancient spiritual paths. He has devoted his life to learning first-hand from as close to the source as possible.
His interest in sound healing began at a young age when he was introduced to Ancient Greek mysticism by elders in the sacred sites of Olympus, Pangaion Oros, Crete Island, and Samothraki. He first delved into the Orphic and Kavirian mysteries that connect nature’s healing sounds with the human body and mind.
He traveled to Central and South America to continue his research in shamanic and natural ways of healing as practiced by the indigenous tribes where he spent over 5 years in Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru.
On his return to Greece, he gained interest in Tibetan culture. He was initiated in Tibetan Tantric Buddhism with Vajrayana Dzogchen practices in the path of Ningma-pa, the Sangha (community) of the ancients. He is a close student and confidante of Lama Kunzang Trinley Dorje Tsal, personal student of Penor Rinpoche and Dudjom Rinpoche. Mahatma studied and lived with him in Greece and in various Himalayan plateaus for more than 10 years. There he spent time in the Dalai Lama Temple Complex in Dharamsala where he learned about the depths of sound healing through mantra chanting and Tibetan singing bowls.
This path led him to the sacred Altai Mountain to study Mongolian shamanic throat music and healing resonance. He later immersed in Sufism in Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, and India. He then traveled to Prah Kru Bah in the jungles of Chiang Rai, Thailand and stayed at the White Horse Monastery learning the healing Theravada chanting and Muay Boran, the ancient Siamese martial arts.
As a youth, Ali started martial arts training at the age of 5 with Greek Pankration and gained a passion for Chinese and Eastern martial arts. In his teens, he spent the majority of his time training in Shaolin Kung Fu under Sifu Kotsis the lineage holder of Head Master Shixingbo of Henan Shaolin Monastery. He studied Eagle Claw under Sifu Grigorios the lineage teacher of Grand Master Leung Shum, and Wing Chun under Sifu Papantonakis and Grand Master William Cheung.
This passion drew him to India, Burma, and Cambodia to learn the traditional ancient martial arts of Kalaripayattu, Lethwei, and Bokator respectively. After competitions and Iron Fist Body training with external styles, he began to seek the mysteries of inner martial arts like Qigong, Bagua, Xingyi, and Taoist Wudang exercises. In the Philippines he lived and studied Qigong and Bagua with Grand Master Dr. Luo Mei Cheng. This deepened his understanding of the dynamics between the body’s energy and breath.
As an ethnologist, he is continuously visiting tribes around the world to support the indigenous culture specifically the music, dances, martial arts, shamanism, and healing traditions.
Madonna is a devoted yogini, teacher and sound healer on a mission to uplift and elevate anyone looking to live an extraordinary life. She has delved into yoga and alternative practices for growth and personal development with world-renowned teachers for close to a decade. Her explorations into several yogic modalities include Kundalini, Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, as well as healing practices such as Reiki and Pranic.
Working deeper and deeper with the sound current in her own self-healing practices, Madonna has discovered the remarkable power of the Gong and other high resonance instruments (singing bowls; Tibetan and crystals, sound plates) as well as mantra and chanting for healing.
She is in constant pursuit of higher levels of Gong, Sound, and Energy healing among others. Incorporating the ancient potent practices of Kundalini Yoga and Sound healing, Madonna is focused on sharing their tremendous benefits with everyone who practices with and around her through workshops, trainings, therapy sessions, and retreats.
Marcia is an international yoga guide and Reiki healer who began her journey in the United States. She fell in love with the practice of yoga while studying psychology and spiritual philosophies in college at 2010. Her academic career propelled her into the physical aspects of yoga and she has since been pursuing the path. She now travels globally teaching about the spiritual elements that have transformed her life in accompaniment with the healing of asana; yoga postures.
Marcia completed 200hr and 300hr teacher trainings, kids yoga certification, and attunement to the Reiki Master Symbol. Her future plans revolve around deepening her personal practice and sharing the gifts of her labors. She's familiar with guiding in studio class, donation-based park events, and retreats hosting.
Her strengths include inviting people to be more comfortable in their own authentic expressions and leading by example. She values her time in nature where we can connect to the elemental energies of wind, earth, fire, and water. She's a lover of life, children, plants, fruits, and animals.
A Student first. Guided by Dharma.
Sarita began her asana practice in 2008. While drawn by its physicality, a tangible experience of subtle energy and heightened awareness of self and of space piqued her interest in its metaphysical aspects. She completed Hot Yoga teacher training in 2016 and honed her skills with over 1000 hours of teaching and in operating Om Ashram at the Manor Hotel in Baguio.
She continually seeks to enhance her perception of life force energy, particularly its healing expressions in Shamanism, Taoism, Dzogchen, Shivaism, Orthodox Christianity, and Yoga. In her youth, Sarita learned (and continues to learn) divination and herbalism from her elders as a natural facet of daily life. She offered tarot consultations for over ten years and has since shifted to sun modalities.
She deepens her practice with courses on flower medicine with Sara Crow and Daoist yoga with Bruce Frantzis. As a mother, she relies on flowers, plants, crystals, sound vibrations, and nutrition to bring healing and harmony to her family. Her reminder to students is that conventional medicine can provide only symptomatic relief and that ultimately it is the body that does the actual healing. She founded 4 Elements Healing with her Dharma tribe as a vessel of continuous exploration, discovery and sharing in the awareness and attunement to Primordial Wisdom.
Sarita is initiated into the Tantra of Ananda Marga; the Path of Bliss where the values of meditation, mantra, dance, and social responsibility are its pillars. Moreover, she is part of the Dzogchen Arya Tara Mandala where she is endowed with the spiritual name Karma Dolma Ati Sarita Virya Prajnaparamita.
Andrea is a passionate life coach and martial artist. He is devoted to the understanding of human psychology and behavior with the intention of guiding people to overcome internal and external obstacles on mental, spiritual, and emotional levels so that they may become the best version of themselves.
From an early age Andrea was always extremely curious about why people do what they do, what the driving aspects are that make them do, be or act in a certain way, and how come people with similar backgrounds have different ways of seeing the world around them. This curiosity led him to travel for years and grow as a Strategic Intervention Coach under some of the leading experts in the field of coaching and family therapy such as Tony Robbins, Cloe Madanes, and Mark and Magali Peisha.
On a metaphysical approach, he is certified as a Law of Attraction Coach under the Quantum Success Coaching Academy (QSCA) where he acquired skills and practices that empower individuals to manifest more quickly the kind of life that they most desire.
As an active competitor and a martial artist for more than 20 years, his passion for athletic performance led him to dive deeper into optimal nutrition by becoming an Irish Institute of Nutrition (IINH) certified nutritionist coach.
“Every day I learn that love and appreciation is the best shortcut to a fulfilled life, and I’m more then happy to teach it through my practices so we all can live life to our highest potential.”