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I was born 8 march 1963 in Belgium and studied philosophy, communication sciences, and environmental engineering. At the age of 20, I became a student of Harish Johari, after which I started traveling to India more and more frequently, while also living quite a normal life in Belgium. I organized the Rasa Sadhana workshop by Harish Johari in 1997. When Harish Johari left his body in 1999, I became one of the founding members of Sanatan Society. I also started writing around that time, which resulted in the publishing of "The Yoga of the Nine Emotions" and "The Yoga of Truth". In 2005 began the game of teaching, which is still my main hobby.
FREE ONLINE VIDEO TEACHINGS :
Feel free to watch these videos online : they are offered as playlists so that you can watch a series of clips on a certain subject in the logical order of the original class - click the following links :
FREE ONLINE TEXTS
Some of the texts on this website that I wrote :
Stories of Manu & Chai Baba : From Chai to Enlightenment
Interpretation of the Thomas Gospel through Vedic Philosophy
What is the best yoga ?
How to meditate ?
ONLINE COACHING WITH VIDEOCALLS
To give classes to groups and put them on Youtube is just by way of introduction. The old school yoga teaching mostly happened in a one-on-one relationship between teacher and student. This way, the teaching could be fully adapted to the personal needs, abilities and Dharma of the student.
The teacher would act as a mirror, allowing the student to see more clearly where there is need and room for personal growth. The teacher would also coach the student through certain spiritual practices that make this growth possible, making sure that no steps are skipped in the process so that the transformation is durable. Traditionally, this process would take many years, during which the student would live at the Gurukul, the house of the teacher. Most teachers would guide only one or a few students in this highly personal fashion and they would earn their keep at the Gurukul by helping out in the household or on the farm attached to the house. While I still have hope to be able one day to provide that kind of great service to Sanatan Dharm, today this is not possible and yet there are also other ways available.
I cannot promise what such more personal coaching might bring you. I can promise to be there for you. Whatever understanding, experience or energy I have to help you on your path, is at your service. I especially hope to help people find more happiness and deeper meditation.
MORE INFORMATION ON ONLINE COACHING WITH VIDEO CALLS
As Harish Johari left his body in August 1999 without having written a book on the Rasas, the essences of our emotions, he left me with a great challenge and opportunity. The writing of this "Yoga of the Nine Emotions" book has offered me more in terms of personal growth than the material could ever have given me in any other way. I can only feel very grateful to him.
THE YOGA OF TRUTH
My second book - the "The Yoga of Truth" - started as just a few pages that I needed to write on the subject of jnana yoga, the yoga of true knowledge. Surprisingly, the pages kept coming. Afterward, when I read them myself, they appeared as new. They are not mine. There is nothing new here. Everything I wrote has been written before. Perhaps it is an expression that suits this moment in time, that may suit some people of this time. It brought me so much happiness to write it - maybe some of that joy will also come to those who read it. I can hope for that.