Serkan, born in Berlin in 1985, came upon Agama Yoga in 2009 by "coincidence." While on Koh Phangan to join a diving course – the original reason why he came to Thailand – he had one of the famous motorbike accidents and could no longer participate. So at the recommendation of a friend, he took the opportunity to come by Agama’s free morning meditation sessions. After his first meditation, the very first lecture of the Level 1 Yoga Intensive began. He ended up participating in Level 1 for 10 days and after that, it was clear to him that he had to cancel his flight home in order to finish the course.
He was so astonished by the synchronicity of life, grateful for the knowledge he had received, that he never forgot his Yoga experience in Thailand. He completed his studies as an actor and worked in several theaters and on various TV projects. Six years after his first journey to the island, in 2015, he returned to attend the Agama 500-hour Teacher Training Course. The experience of becoming a spiritual teacher changed so much in him that he gave up his jobs and projects and went fully into a yogic life. He went home to Austria and, after receiving the blessing of Swami Vivekananda, later in 2015 he successfully opened the branch school of Agama Yoga Linz.
Serkan still lives in Austria and continues every year to advance in his personal practice while studying higher course levels at Agama in Thailand. At Agama Yoga Linz he teaches 10 classes a week of Yoga and meditation, as well as Vira Groups for his male students. In parallel he is working toward his goal of becoming an Agama Tantra teacher while aspiring to live the life of a yogi wherever he is. All his gratitude goes to his guru and great yogi example, Swami Vivekananda.
"With life as short as a half taken breath, don't plant anything but love." Rumi