Conscious Living: The Story of Elias
What does it mean to live consciously?
In this livestream, Alexandros Lysios will be interviewing Elias Ananiadis, to explore what it means to lead a conscious life in practice, going over highlights of Elias's unique journey, sharing key lessons along the way and a vision of a conscious group of companies whose goal would be to establish greater consciousness, creating harmonious spaces and bringing healing to the world.
The Retreat Center Elias mentions in the video and is associated with can be found here.
The Yoga Teacher Training mentioned in the video can be found here.
Elias Ananiadis Bio:
Elias Ananiadis is a golden boy turned Yogi. He is also an Experienced Yoga Teacher E-RYT500, a founding member of the Conscious Group with projects that include retreat centers, a Yoga Teacher Training Academy, Sound healing training Academy, essential oils, remedies and more.
Elias was raised at the south suburbs of Athens in an affluent environment close to the sea. He excelled in school, sports, especially swimming where he competed at national level and enjoyed a connection with the water element. From an early age he had a profound curiosity for the human experience and reasonated deeply with the values of truth, freedom and fairness. At the age of 18 he moved to England to study. There he achieved BEng, MSc, MPhil and IMechE status in engineering. That is also when he came in touch with yoga for the first time.
Although he knew there was a different path ahead of him he was guided to gain valuable life experience and pursued a career in engineering and management. During that time he was integral for the execution of significant investments in renewable energy exceeding €100mil. and personally invested in property, tourism and tech projects.
In 2009 his first awakening happened through a health issue. He was diagnosed with a type cancer and when faced with the possibility of transition, he understood that his life to have meaning he ought to be of contribution to others.
Once his health had improved, he went deeper into his practice of yoga and underwent significant personal growth trainings. Later he pursued a karma yoga project where others athletes together with him would cross a sea to inspire others involved with cancer using just windsurfing, kite surfing, kayaks and small sailing boats. This gave birth to a team called Surfers4Life that today includes more than 300 members that wish to grow through offering service to others that led to the Well Being Festivals that have spread the use of meditation and yoga to more than 10,000 people, the Spirit Film Festivals that raised the consciousness of more than 2,500 people and many other meaningful projects.
A full kundalini awakening happened in 2012 and the spiritual teacher Paramahansa Yogananda came to his life. In 2013 he visited India to receive initiation in Kriya yoga.
Since then he has received many accreditations as a Yoga Teacher, a Life Coach, a Sound, Aroma and Energy Healer and also acts as the co-founder of the conscious community Kallipoli.
He works towards the completion of a number of books in relation to life, personal growth, conscious communities and what is possible on the spiritual path. He continues to practice Karma, Raja, Bhakti and Kriya Yoga and to inspire others to be of selfless contribution. He pursues ever-higher states of consciousness and has devoted his life to causes that have positive and meaningful impact to humanity.
Alexandros Lysios Bio:
Alexandros Lysios is a formally trained Greek philosopher (BA, MA), Bay Area entrepreneur, experience designer, psychonaut, and community builder, having lived & worked in Europe, North America, and Asia. He recently relaunched Seanius, a sociotechnical infrastructure for coordinating global awakening and universal flourishing, published a collection of his love letters at Letters to the One, offers philosophical guidance, and writes at Numinous Quest on Substack.