Human nature is a moving one, either moving outwards to express ourselves while practicing to overcome the illusion of our separated existence from the rest of the world, or moving inwards, towards our innermost source finding our truth in unity with everything, we are part of this ongoing universal flow. This point of view, way of life or philosophy, is the fundamental element that sets my intention in everything I do. Sometimes all it takes is a leap of faith to overcome fear and set everything in motion... and my story and Yoga Fusion's started somewhat like this.
I am a certified E-500RYT and a YACEP (Continuing Education Provider) registered with Yoga Alliance, with Sivananda and Asthanga being the main Hatha yoga traditions while walking this path , a certified Ayurvedic and Classic massage therapist, and a voice and movement artist and performer.
Moving a lot and changing places since an early age in my life not only shaped me to a little nomad but also pointed me towards the direction of keeping centered inside when everything outside was constantly shifting and changing.
Yoga came to life when I was 12 after a serious traumatizing event that found me emotionally shattered and developed further into into a deeper inner practice when two years later a serious spinal injury made me change my perspective and ways that I perceived, appreciated and connected with my body, discovering the finer inner layers of this practice that go beyond the external physical experience of performing asanas. Suddenly I had discovered comfort, soothing, freedom within, and a new vision that anything was possible.
My immense love for singing and performing, led me to study classical singing, dance and musical theater performance and on 2011 I decided to move to the Netherlands to continue working professionally with music. Within my 7 years of stay there I followed a two year Sivananda yoga teacher training with Rama Shakti Janine Brall at Yoga Vidya in the Netherlands/Germany and started teaching intensively since 2013. Before the amazing experience of following a teacher training with Manju Pattabhi Jois, I had the luck to practice with Ma Bela Burgos Lipat KPJAYI authorized Ashtanga teacher that really shaped my practice and made me fall in love with this tradition.
In 2017 I decided to follow my intuition as my compass once again, and dedicated a year of my life in the Karma Yoga path ''The Cycling Sutras'' crossing Europe from the Netherlands to Greece on my bicycle, fundraising money for ''The Smile of The Child''... leading me ''back home'' when the idea of having a yoga school and a base of my own took form... manifested... and ''Yoga Fusion shala'' was born.
Settled in the Greek northern lands in the heart of Ioannina city center, if I am not in the shala you will find me singing and playing in the Urban Yoga Collective Kirtan band, escaping in nature, taking my tent and bike for some camping on the mountains, spending my time rafting down rivers, cycling south to the west cost seaside, or arranging my teacher training courses and retreats, visiting various places to teach workshops around Greece and abroad.
Professional development in: Sivananda, Ashtanga,Yin, Vinyasa and Aerial Yoga, Acro yoga and Yogadance, Yoga anatomy, Alexander-technique, Voice and movement Integration. Research and study upon Yoga/Vedanta/Tantra Philosophies, bodywork, movement and yoga anatomy, with a blend of different hatha yoga traditions are the inspiration behind my ''Shiva-Shakti Flow'' courses.