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Interview with Dominik Gackstatter

Welcome, Dominik. Good to have this opportunity to speak with you and it’s great that you agreed to share some stories with us. Could you tell us about yourself? I was born 1967 in Southern Germany and spent a carefree childhood with my brother in a large house with four generations. Nearly carefree, as my […]

Interview with David Green

Aron O’Dowd talks Kriya Yoga with David Green, December 2020 ARON: Hello and welcome everyone! Today I am interviewing David Green, a devoted Kriyavan and author of “The Invisible Hand”. David was instrumental in setting up Kriya Yoga UK in 1999. Hello and welcome David, how are you doing today? DAVID: Hi Aron, good to […]

Interview with Mark Givert

Mark, I know you are a long time Kriyavan, but tell us where it all began. Success Was Not Success! Oh my goodness, you know, it all began when I used to be a chartered surveyor in commercial property. This was the early 80s, the time of the property boom; everything was amazing. My career […]

Interview with Dr Callum Livingstone

Welcome Callum. Good to have this opportunity to speak with you and it’s great that you agreed to share some stories with us. Could you tell us about yourself? I have spent most of my working life in the south east of England but am originally from Scotland, having been brought up on the south […]

Interview with Eve Pereira

Welcome Eve, good to have this opportunity to speak with you and it’s great that you agreed to share some stories with us. Please can you give us a brief introduction. Born in Kenya of Goan heritage, left at 17 to come to a convent boarding school in the UK to finish my education and […]

Interview with Karen Mander

Interview with Karen Mander by Aron O’Dowd. August 2021 Welcome to another edition of the kriya yoga newsletter interview. We’ve got an amazing individual as usual. Her name is Karen Mander and we now welcome her to share with you her experience. Were you always interested in spirituality or did you stumble across it like […]

Interview with Rebecca Lunn

July 2021 Welcome Rebecca, good to have this opportunity to speak with you and it’s great that you agreed to share some stories with us. My first question is what prompted you to become a Kriyavan? In a way, I feel that Kriya prompted me, rather than the other way round. I’d long had a […]

Interview with Michael Mannion

Michael grew up on the west coast of Ireland. His career as a geologist in oil and gas exploration allowed him to travel widely and to indulge his passion for adventure and personal development. Good morning Michael. Can you recall how you first got interested in meditation? Good morning Hagen. I think I was always […]

Interview with Swami Atmavidyananda Giri

October 2020 In 2016, Aron O’Dowd interviewed Swami Atmavidyananda and we have permission to include the interview transcript here for the benefit of Kriyavans. The transcript which follows has been faithfully reproduced with minor grammatical changes to aid readability. Can you describe to us a bit about your journey and how it all began? I […]