I am a certified Yoga teacher (E-RYT 500 - YACEP), published author, and spiritual teacher with an MA in Philosophy.
I am also the head of "Mediterranean Yoga (TM)," a Western traditional yoga system. I started to work in this school in 1983 and receive the full authority in 2003. I manage this school with my wife Patricia (See below).
Read my full Bio at: www.debiasi.org/jeanlouis-debiasi
Mediterranean Yoga in a nutshell
Such as the mainstream eastern yoga, the “Mediterranean Yoga (TM)” is essentially a spiritual discipline based on a pre-Christian lineage. One of its original names is "Aurum Solis” meaning “Gold of the Sun.”
This Mediterranean tradition focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body with specific tools developed during hundreds of years. The Sun is its heart and center. Eight rays shining from the Glorious Star define the eight categories of its system.
1- Movement and Workout: Physical movements (Asanas), planetary and astrological flow, mudras, purification techniques, workout, etc.
2- Mindfulness: Deep relaxation techniques, guided meditation, creative visualization, awareness of the present, concentration, etc.
3- Breathwork and Sacred Sounds: Breathing techniques, pronunciations of sacred sounds and words, overtones, throat singing, sacred musical instruments, etc.
4- Subtle Anatomy, Energy Healing and Diet: Study and vision technique of subtle bodies, energy work (aka animal magnetism, aka mesmerism), Mediterranean diet (only diet recommended by the American Heart Association)
5- Astrology: Eastern and Western
6- Devotion: Western equivalent of Bhakti Yoga and Deity yoga
7- Theurgy (aka theurgic path): the Western equivalent of Tantrism, which focuses on the ritualistic dimension
8- Philosophy: Pre-Christian Western philosophies and their practical exercises (and their relations to the main books of the Eastern yoga tradition)
I invite you to learn more about Mediterranean Yoga at: www.MediterraneanYoga.org