Manolis Zografakis

Sound Therapist

Manolis is a certified sound therapist and a member of the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine (IPHM). He is also a Vipassana meditation practitioner and a music producer.

His passion for sound and music began at a young age, starting with classical guitar lessons. His musical journey has since evolved through various stages: from being a member of music groups to producing electronic music under the name MAMA, with his solo album ‘Blue’ released in 2008. He has also worked as a radio producer and a DJ. In 2007, meditation became a pivotal part of his life and development, and it has since been an integral part of his daily routine.

In 2010, he pursued postgraduate studies in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy at Goldsmiths University in London. Two years later, he moved to Berlin, where he was fortunate to experience the sound of Tibetan bowls and the gong during a sound journey led by his therapist, mentor, and later colleague, Eléna Sofia Melnishca. He immediately fell in love with the magical, universal sound of the bowls. Given his musical background, his transition to meditative music and sound therapy was a natural progression. From 2016 to 2019, he studied with Eléna Sofia and co-facilitated group sound therapy sessions in Berlin and other German cities. In 2019, Manolis traveled throughout Southeast Asia for several months to widen his knowledge and experience in sound healing and meditation.

In Kathmandu, Nepal, Manolis was taught traditional sound healing techniques with Tibetan singing bowls and gong under the guidance of Master Shree Krishna Shahi, a third-generation Tibetan bowl sound healer. He continued his studies at the Sound Healing Academy in the UK, learning from Tony Nec and Katie McCoy. Manolis has also attended sound healing seminars at the Peter Hess Academy, Chiang Mai Holistic Wellness Center, among others, and participated in 10-day Vipassana meditation workshops in Nepal and Myanmar.

Since 2017, Manolis has been delivering group sound baths and one-on-one sound therapy in Germany, Greece, and Nepal. Currently based in Chania, Crete, he offers group and private sound healing sessions, providing treatment for relaxation, stress relief, insomnia, pain, and more, aiming to nourish the mind, body, and soul. 

Additionally, he conducts educational seminars, interactive workshops, corporate programs, and events. He also offers personalised consultancy services to 5-star hotels and spas looking to integrate sound therapy into their offerings.

Manolis is the co-founder of the Be Now App, a mobile application that provides guided meditations, visualisations, and sound therapy in both Greek and English.

Instruments used in a sound healing session

  • Tibetan Singing Bowls
  • Gong
  • Pure quartz crystal singing bowls
  • Tuning forks
  • Monocord
  • Native American Drum
  • Jew's harp
  • Energy Chimes
  • Hapi Drum
  • Bells
  • Rattles

“Sound is the force of creation, the true whole”

Hazrat Inayat Khan