Yoga has been a part of my life since the early 2000s and is what I had always been seeking. Born on the boarder with China, I’ve been highly influenced by eastern culture, medicine and philosophy (Bön tradition, in particular). Before yoga, I did gymnastics, mountain hiking and swimming, all of which helped me to quiet and focus my mind, but I was longing for a deeper truth of life and sought out inner growth experiences.
Finding my home in the countryside of Cyprus, between beautiful fruit gardens and the sea has marked my transformative journey. Surrounded by tranquility and beauty of nature, I have opened to the true Self. Daily spontaneous practices have supported this journey, both in releasing the tensions in my body and resisting to the wandering of mind. I was amazed by the deeply harmonizing effect of spontaneous postures and breathing practices that I later found to be yogic asanas and breathing techniques when I started a formal, structured practice of yoga with Denise at Yoga La Source.
Pursuing a deeply experiential path and integrating information from professional fields of study (architecture, social psychology and pedagogy) have enabled me to sort out what has the most beneficial impact on me and on my interactions with others and the world. I would just know what to do and would intuitively sense and follow the creative impulses and insights that rang most true for me. All of this is distilled into what I share in my yoga classes.
I completed my 200-hour Vinyasa & Hatha and 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course (Yin, Somatic yoga, Pranayama and Mindfulness) with “5 Elements International School of Yoga and Movement” in 2017 and further my education in regular teacher intensives and workshops around the globe. I will always be a student of the practice.
I believe that my mission as a yoga teacher is to accompany and serve people in the journey of coming upon their true natural and individual selves in an intuitive and mindful way.