Somananda became interested in spirituality and the powers of the mind at a young age. After completing his university degree in Law in his home country of Israel, he briefly pursued a career practicing law, but soon found that ultimately his real passions lay elsewhere – in spirituality.
In 1996, Somananda discovered Yoga and began practicing from books on his own. As his love and enthusiasm for Yoga and spirituality grew, he eventually left for India in 1999, where he met his teacher, Swami Vivekananda Saraswati, founder of the Agama school. As a result, Somananda immediately committed to an intense practice and study of Yoga and meditation, and in 2000 he began teaching. Instrumental in the development of the Agama ethos with his teaching in its centers in Israel, India and Thailand, Somananda was granted the role of Acharya (Yoga Founder) Level 5, by his teacher in 2007, and the following year he began teaching meditation and Tantra workshops throughout Europe.
In 2008, by the grace of his Guru, Somananda reached self-realization and Samadhi, and he has been deepening these experiences ever since. In 2010 Somananda founded an international school of spiritual Tantra Yoga – SOMANANDA.org – an inspired international enterprise in which Somananda and his wife Liisa and fellow teachers offer unique teachings around the world, conducting seminars, retreats and workshops. Together they bring a modern approach by conveying ancient spiritual teachings in a clear, practical and charismatic way, always with dedication and passion.
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Kim August 21, 2018
Recently the main center: agama in Thailand shutdown after many accusations. Somananda is also accused. please read https://www.agamajustice.com/accused-teachers/