Soteria International, an organisation specialised in the newly emerging domain of spiritual human rights, has been closely following the case of Gregorian Bivolaru and MISA for more than 10 years now.
In the wake of Grieg’s arrest on 26th February 2016, Konrad Swenninger, film director and human rights activist in Soteria International, invited my good friend and fellow yoga teacher, Adinathananda Nicu Catrina and I, to an open dialogue on the hot topic of the day: the yoga school MISA and its founder, yoga professor Gregorian Bivolaru.
Konrad Swenninger is one of the human rights activists who have advocated the case in Brussels and in human rights forums over the last decade. Knowing the case well from political, sociological and human rights angles, Konrad invited us for a talk to better understand Gregorian Bivolaru and the school from a spiritual and Inside perspective.
For the first time we had the chance to answer open and unbiased questions about MISA and Grieg; to have a talk without being pushed by a hidden agenda and the preconceived idea of the journalist.
The talk was from an angle that was neutral and gave us the chance to share our perspective, motivations and experiences from within this yoga school. As the title so well puts it, “MISA and Gregorian Bivolaru UNCENSORED!” was intended to become an example of communication and dialogue with the outside world, a sharing platform where we can also meet others for an open talk.
In a world obsessed by drama and scandal, it’s refreshing to be interviewed from another more real, truthful and ethical angle.