Joel – Industry Professional and Mystic Explorer
Joel brings a wealth of experience from the world of industry and transportation, coupled with a profound interest in exploring the mystical and divine aspects of humanity. His journey has been a fascinating fusion of professional pursuits and personal exploration, creating a unique perspective that sets him apart.
Having dedicated significant time to the industrial and transportation sectors, Joel possesses a deep understanding of the complexities of these industries. However, during his leisure time, his fascination with the mystical led him to delve into the profound aspects of human nature. This exploration ignited a deep passion within Joel, driving him to seek a greater understanding of the interconnectedness between the material and spiritual realms.
Joel’s journey into the world of mysticism took an exciting turn in 1987 when he and Nadia began their practice of yoga under the guidance of a respected yoga teacher in Chambéry. Their journey encompassed various styles, including Hatha Yoga, Egyptian Yoga developed by Babakar Khan, and an energy-oriented version of Kung Fu. Through their teacher, they were introduced to Natha Yoga, a tantric tradition rooted in the ancient wisdom of Kabir, a sage and poet. This lineage, supported by lived experiences and traditional tantric texts like Vijnana Bhairava and Goraksha Padhati, provides a solid foundation for their practice.
Driven by a desire to deepen their knowledge and share their insights with others, Joel and Nadia undertook a rigorous four-year training program under the tutelage of Christian Tikhomiroff, a renowned yoga teacher. This training equipped them with the skills and wisdom to become certified yoga instructors. Their journey continued with personal encounters and interactions with Christian, ultimately leading them to gain authorization to train and mentor aspiring yoga teachers.
Joel’s passion for mystical exploration and his background in industry provide a unique perspective on the balance between material and spiritual aspects of life. Drawing from his experiences, he infuses his teachings with a holistic approach that resonates with individuals seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them.
Joel’s journey, enriched by his travels to India and his exposure to the country’s mindset and mysticism, including stays in the ancient city of Varanasi, has left an indelible mark on his path. He continues to engage in transformative rituals and Sadhana, participating in workshops and festivals facilitated by Christian, who also serves as the President of the French Federation of Yoga Schools.
Joel’s commitment to personal growth and his dedication to exploring the mystical aspects of existence make him a truly inspiring guide and mentor on the spiritual journey.