Gregorian Bivolaru (Grieg) - the founder of MISA - Romania was born 12th March 1952 in Tartasesti, a small village just outside Bucharest, Romania. While he was a child he often had recurring dreams about himself being a Tibetan Yogi of a high spiritual attainment. As a result of these dreams, he had many recollections of various yogic techniques that he started to practice with amazing results. Perplexing synchronistic events would link the events of his dreams with the events of his daily life.
In January 1990 Gregorian Bivolaru founded MISA, the Movement for Spiritual Integration into Absolute, organisation having as a goal to raise the spiritual level of the Romanian people through the dissemination of yoga knowledge. MISA opened yoga classes and holds also lectures on related disciplines such as kashmirian philosophy, and ayurveda (traditional Indian medicine). Also, the movement proved to contribute at the enhancement of moral and cultural values of the Romanians (see the official web-site of MISA, www.yogaesoteric.net).
The yoga courses opened first in Bucharest spread soon all over the country. Competent teachers were trained under the guidance of Gregorian Bivolaru. Based on the ancient yoga knowledge and also on his own reach experience, he succeeded to found an extensive and integral yoga system.
Due to its effectiveness, this yoga system was implemented in a similar manner in more than 20 countries in Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa, even Australia . This is how The International Federation of Yoga and Meditation, ATMAN, was created. It is an organisation that brings together spiritual movements from different parts of the world having as their main goals the awakening of the spirituality on Earth, the reconsideration of the fundamental truths, the reorientation of the humanity towards the highest possible aim of a man's life, spiritual liberation. Mr. Gregorian Bivolaru is the spiritual mentor of this federation.
MISA yoga school counts today almost 35,000 students and sympathizers in Romania and abroad.
In addition to the yoga course, he started many other directions of self-knowledge development. He brought into Romania –reconsidered from a scientific perspective, fitting better the occidental education system– ancient health systems, like ayurveda (a naturist medicine system developed in India ), fito-therapy, chromo-therapy, helio-therapy, as well as ancient esoteric systems like Kashmir Shaivism.
Due to his extreme curiosity and an enormous appetite for studying, he succeed to reformulate from an esoteric point of view modern aspects of psychology and sociology – like the study of the enneagram. He encouraged the study of the sacred books and made it possible by creating an immense library. Also his personal contribution to the mentioned library is not to be neglected. A number of 38 books written, translated or commented by Mr. Bivolaru, together with more than 100 articles stand for the high standard educative spirit he proved during his life. (see the List of Publications)
His close collaboration with the Ministry of health, with the Association for Psycho-somatic Medicine or the National Association for the Promotion of Unconventional Medicine create a favourable context for applying with success the principles Mr. Bivolaru sustain to be the base for obtaining and maintaining a healthy life.