Manolis is a certified sound therapist, a Vipassana meditation practitioner and a passionate musician. His involvement and love for music started at the early age of 12 with classical guitar lessons. Since then his musical journey has gone through many stages, first as a member of a punk rock band, then as an electronic music producer under the nickname MAMA, releasing in 2008 his personal debut album ‘Blue’ on The Sound of Everything Records, as a radio producer and also as a DJ. In 2007 he first came in contact with meditation and since then it has been an integral part of his daily life.
Manolis’ first contact with the sound of the Tibetan singing bowls (also known as Himalayan singing bowls) and the gong was in 2015 when he attended a sound journey of the therapist and later mentor and colleague Eléna Melnishca. He immediately fell in love with the sound of the singing bowls. Thanks to his musical background, a move into meditative music and sound healing was inevitable. In 2019 he decided to make a five-month spiritual trip to Southeast Asia.
In Kathmandu, Nepal, he learned to use Tibetan singing bowls and other sacred instruments for healing and well-being at the Katmandu Center of Healing under the guidance of Master Shree Krishna Shahi (3rd generation Tibetan Singing Bowl and Sound Healer). During his stay in Kathmandu he came for the first time in contact with Vipassana meditation which he has been practicing on a daily basis since then. Manolis has taken part in 10-day seminars in Kathmandu and Yangon, Myanmar. Since 2017 he has delivered sound baths and sound healing sessions in Nepal, Germany and Greece.
Together with his friend and mentor Eléna Melnishca, Manolis plays meditation music under the name Eleman.
Instruments used in a sound healing session
- Tibetan Singing Bowls
- Pure quartz crystal singing bowls
- Native American Drum
- Jew's harp
- Energy Chimes
- Hapi Drum