Emmanouil Stroubakis. “Manos”, was born in Crete in a town called Heraklion and has been an English resident since August 1985. As he was growing up, he was fortunate to have a very loving and compassionate family who were open to the hospitality of others. Emmanouil was taught to respect and enjoy life to the full.
At the very tender age of six, he had a lot of awareness and observations about how people lead their lives. He was very receptive even then to other people's emotions and suffering.
Fascinated with Greek Philosophers such as Pythagorus, Hipocrates and Socrates and the way they lived in those days had a great impact on his adult life.
Throughout his young life and early adulthood, Emmanouil was witness to the stress, worries and fears of people around him and became fascinated as to why they choose to liove in this way. This pushed him to seek alternatives so that he could help people find balance in their lives.
During the late 70's he found that there were no forms of 'learning' to assist him in his journey to help people transform their lives so he made a decision to move to England after his National Service and started a family. Here he felt that the UK had greater opportunities and democracy and that there were many different schools which were teaching alternative courses and spirituality.
Emmanouil had sustained a spinal injury in Crete through Greek wrestling which became quite severe and restricted his spine. Although he started Martial Arts in the UK, he was pushed to look for something which created a new mentality and a balanced life. For a while he lost that thought process but his own health problems put him staright back to that place of discovery.
Through his own discomfort & high emotions, he began to really search for alternatives. During a bout of touch sparring in Kung Fu, he sensed strong energy within himself which gave him a sense of peace. He decided to investigate this further and started Tai Chi & developed his interest in Chinese Medicine to which he felt a close connection. Through Tai Chi he started to relax more and learnt to release with meditation and to relax his spinal muscles with the aid of Oriental Physiotherapy and massage.
Emmanouil was on the path to Medical Qigong which deepened his sense of healing. This combined with meditation, Scared Geometry, NLP and Alchemy and of course the teachings of Greek philosophy, he developed unique methods of solving states of mind and problems within peoples lives.
Through the opening of the meridians and breathing correctly, Emmanouil has helped people to find their centre, increase their confidence, become stable both physically and mentally and to gain harmony. Increased energy has lead to good health all round.
One of Emmanouil's goals is to help people find the inspiration to lead a better life through breaking free of frustrations and to push past their own limitations to live freely, balanced and abundantly. He also wants to educate many people to a new way of feeling and thinking from young adults to seniors.
For the past 14 years Manos has run his own clinic, Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes and healing workshops and retreats throughout Europe.