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​I am the co-founder, owner and yoga teacher at Akshara Yoga School. During my childhood, along with my education, I used to participate in a team of aquatics in Greece from where I hail. I had participated in several swimming competitions and I had secured 3 gold medals in 50 meters freestyle.

Before my college, I had excelled in two languages (French and English) and later I was authorized by the Greek government as a tutor. After two years in college pursuing advertisement, I understood that this field doesn’t reflect my personality thus I focused on teaching English to children. I had also worked in the tourism industry, in the customer care service where I had to deal with an average of 100 people per day with great success because of my good skill in communication and my quality of empathy.

“The autobiography of a Yogi” by Swami Paramahansa Yogananda was the book that inspired me to start my yoga journey at the end of 2009, when Yoga was not yet that much popular in Greece. The unique self-transformation that Yoga gifted me, led me four years later to undertake the first Hatha Yoga teacher training course in Greece, under the guidance of Andreas Provelleggios. Andreas Provelleggios is one of the most senior teachers in Greece, he was one of the founders of Hellenic Yoga Association and a former president of the Yoga Association. After finishing that course, I was selected as an assistant teacher for the next batch of students, next to the leader teachers Tina Myntz Zymarakis and Chrysi Bambali (very well-known and respected teachers in Greece).

My passion and yearning for yoga and spirituality made me visit India for the first time in 2015. I visited Mysore (South India), where I was trained in Ashtanga Yoga, under the guidance of the yogacharya Ramesh Shetty, disciple of Shri BKS Iyengar, and Praveen Somu, disciple of K.Pattabhi Jois. In Mysore I met Saurabh Chaudhary and together we developed the vision of establishing a Yoga School. Next year I visited North India, where I got trained in traditional Hatha Yoga and Indian Philosophy under the guidance of Saurabh Chaudhary, whom now I consider my Guru.

I am an eligible teacher according to the requirements of Yoga Alliance, USA (E-RYT 500). I am member of the IYTA (International Yoga Association) and member of HYA (Hellenic Yoga Association). I have more than 2000 hours of training and more than 5000 hours of teaching.

I am a certified yoga teacher in Hatha Yoga from Greece & India. I am a certified yoga teacher in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga from Mysore India, a certified teacher in Vinyasa yoga & yin yoga from Rishikesh India, I am a certified aerial yoga teacher, trained by Tanya Popovich and I have completed a 2,5-year Tantra Yoga course from Atman Yoga Association. I am also certified in Basic Ayurveda & in Ayurveda and Nutrition by the International Academy of Ayurveda in India (IAA) and I am still under training with an ayurvedic doctor, until I complete my full education in Ayurveda at the International Academy of Ayurveda.

I believe that knowledge is endless, it is power and the ultimate tool by which ignorance can be removed. That is why I keep myself abreast with the latest trends and developments in the field of yoga.

I have participated in many workshops of anatomy and physiology, under the guidance of physiotherapists which are specialized in athletes’ traumas. I am trained in yoga for seniors and yoga for orthopaedic diseases under the guidance of physiotherapists and orthopaedic doctors. I have attended workshops in prenatal & postnatal yoga by qualified midwife and yoga teachers.

I have done a genuine and deep research of Indian philosophy, hence I can analyse the deep concepts and its definitions, to extract what is essential from its large quantity of information and to explain them in simple terms, so that it will be easily understandable by the modern mind. I have been introduced in Vipassana meditation, in the Dhamma Suddha institute of India under the tradition of acharya S. N. Goenka. Since then, I practice vipassana meditation daily and I visit every year the Dhamma Suddha for a 10-day intensive meditation & silence course.

I offer yoga classes to senior people in a “care centre for seniors” in Greece as part of my Karma Yoga.

I strongly believe that in every student there is a potential teacher that has not been manifested yet. I love observing my students progressing and I am always ready to support them.

My desire is to live a peaceful life free from any kind of mental bondage.