Nektarios Mitritsakis - Personal Biography
Nektarios Mitritsakis was born in 1971 in Chania, Crete where he still lives. In 1998, his studies in sitar and classical Indian music brought him to India and eventually to his first yoga class. Since then, yoga has been an integral part of his life. Each year following, while in India and concurrently with his music studies, he deepened his yoga practice by working with various teachers, coming in contact with many practitioners and studying thoroughly the classical yoga scriptures.
This quest brought him into contact with the Ashtanga vinyasa system, and since 2002 he has been practicing it systematically and with great devotion. He has been studying with Kristina Karitinou, also taking seminars with Richard Freeman, David Williams and Manju Jois. Nektarios has been teaching the Ashtanga yoga method as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois since 2009. In 2012, Manju Jois authorized Nektarios to do so further. He now teaches primary and intermediate series.
Nektarios's extensive time in India also led him to become an accomplished sitar and veena player as well as a certified Vedic astrologer. During the last few years, he has been practicing Vipassana meditation and spends much of his time on the mountains becoming a skillful mountaineer.