Swami Agung is a Yoga and Martial Arts Master. Originally from Bulgaria, he has dedicated his entire life to the exploration of self-realization techniques inherent in many different spiritual teachings. He was first introduced to yoga at the age of 8 when Swami Dev Murti visited his hometown in Bulgaria. His yoga journey continued with daily sadhana and austerities. His main dream was to leave socialist Bulgaria so he could practice yoga and his spiritual beliefs openly. Karma gave him the opportunity to immigrate to Switzerland in 1984. There he began studying with Master Selvarajan Yesudian.
In 1986, Swami Agung opened a Kung-Fu and Yoga School in Schaffhausen, Switzerland and the Anima Mundi Creative Unfoldment Global Arts Laboratory in Zurich. This is where he cultivated the foundation of what would later become the Qi-Yo Multi-Yoga System. On New Year’s Eve 1990, Swami Agung visited the grave of Nicholas Roerich in the Nagar village, Kullu Valley, India. There, during meditation, he received the message to form a spiritual and creative foundation in Eastern Europe. Inspired by Hilarion, an ascended Master from the Great White Brotherhood of Light, All Who Seek Via All Paths was established a few months later in Bulgaria. For the years following, it flourished as the first spiritual center of synthesis in Eastern Europe. The center gathered spiritual seekers and healing artists from across the globe in order to present workshops and performances, and conduct lectures on esoteric disciplines. Swami Agung’s other teacher, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky’s ideas of synthesis also served as guiding light for the center in Bulgaria.
In April 1991, All Who Seek Via All Paths organized an international esoteric meeting in the Palace of Culture, Sofia which permanently transformed the spiritual movements of Eastern Europe. At the end of 1991, Swami Agung received a personal initiation from Master Sri Chinmoy in Malta and was assigned the mission to bring the Sri Chinmoy movement to Bulgaria, which he did in 1992. In 1994 Swami Agung also brought Alice Bailey’s Lucis Trust to Bulgaria. Then in 1995, he started conducting research in India, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, New Zealand, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain, ending with an initiation in Bali in 1996 by the grand Sandhi Murthi Master, Ngurah Harta, where Swamiji received his spiritual name Agung (holy mountain of fire) and received the blessing to found the system later to be named Qi-Yo.
In 1999 he returned to Switzerland to found the Overground Arts Alliance with partner Antonia Katrandjieva, PhD. In 2002 both of them arrived in the USA to spread the teachings of Overground. A couple of years later, in 2004, each founder pursued research in new directions. Swami Agung then entered into a period of incubation, during which he tested and perfected the Qi-Yo method through his daily work with students. The Qi-Yoga Multi-Yoga System finally debuted in 2012 in New York City, at the dawn of the new curve of our planetary evolution.