Dimitra Eisterer Petimeza
Yoga & Meditation Instructor
My first experience with Yoga was back in 2012 in my country of origin, Greece, when I first tried a kind of Raja Yoga Meditation. Between 2013 and 2014, I started practicing Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga. This practice involved not only bodily postures, but also a set of breathing as well as concentration techniques. Through my own personal journey thus, I came to know that Yoga was much more than a mere physical activity. Likewise, its tremendous benefits were being felt in all areas of life — mental, emotional, physical.
It was this tangible experience of mine that soon after brought me to India, where in 2014 I became a certified Heartfulness Meditation Trainer. Ever since then, I have been voluntarily offering my services as a meditation trainer. In addition, I have attended multiple HFN meditation seminars, courses and trainings all over India and Europe.
My interest in meditation grew in parallel with my keenness to explore several philosophical traditions from Ancient Greece, India and China. What I found in those sources of ancient wisdom was so similar to what one may experience in daily life through yoga and meditation — their message is simple and yet, in real life most of the times evades us: how to live here and now. The fervor to explore exactly this practical dimension was what fueled my Indian Philosophy and Sanskrit Studies in the University of Madras in Chennai, India, back in 2017 as well as my academic pursuits that followed. During my stay in India, I completed multiple Yoga Teacher Training programs and started teaching yoga as well. In the meantime, I have completed my Master Studies in Philosophy in the University of Vienna, Austria, and I am a certified 500-hour Hatha Yoga Trainer with teaching experience in India, Austria, & also online.