Andrei Knight began his meditation training over 18 years ago studying under martial arts legend Stephen K. Hayes, as well as his teacher, Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi in Japan. While training with Hayes, he served the Dalai Lama as a protection escort and security adviser, and was initiated into the Diamond and Lotus tradition of Tendai Mikkyo, a form of esoteric Tantric Buddhism.
Bridging the wisdoms of both the East and the West, Andrei holds a PhD in metaphysics and is certified as a Professional Life Coach by Fowler Wainwright International, as well as an NLP therapist. Today he works with people from all walks of life, from victims of rape and abuse, returning war veterans, to corporate executives, star athletes, Hollywood celebrities, and even a presidential candidate as well as three royal families.
In 2010, Andrei was inducted into the order of the Hereditary Knights Templars of Britannia, and in 2014 he was invited to join the board of directors of the Declaration of Consciousness Movement and World Yoga Day. An internationally-recognized keynote speaker, Andrei has led group meditations at the LA Coliseum and presented workshops at events including Bhakti Fest, Yoga Expo, Contact in the Desert, Lucidity, Lightning in a Bottle, One Love Festival, and the Conscious Life Expo.