For the past few years I am constantly traveling to teach. When teaching, my days are pretty much set to a standard wake up time and a full day program of sharing Yogic practices and wisdom with amazing people all over the world! It is my passion. When I am back home in Athens I really enjoy long walks with my dog, I try to make up for the time I am gone, and it is really the hardest thing about being away from home so much. Of course I love the family and friends time when home.
Relationships and quality time alone. Through our connection to the world around us we can understand ourselves. Our relationships are precious. Relationships with people, animals, mother earth. Quality time alone is necessary to reflect and meditate.
I love yoga, surprise surprise! Other than that I love the beach. I grew up in Greece, so I love everything summer related. I love to surf, it is similar to yoga in many ways, you are in the moment. I Love the music and I love dancing. I love spending time with my dog.
It is difficult to describe oneself in that way. My students have repeatedly used the expression “peaceful force” to describe the feeling of my teachings. If there is any truth in that, I may be doing a good job ;-p. I would describe my self as what may seem to be a controversial person/teacher, but that is because I embrace diversity and relativity in the material world. Ultimately when talking about the absolute, there is no controversy, is there?
Movement, breath, heat, alignment, discipline, playfulness, inner calm, self-reflection. Why are we really here?
I think it would be my diverse background of classical and modern yoga that allows for a wide spectrum of yogic philosophy and lifestyle incorporated into a rigorous physical practice that ultimately everyone can relate to.
At this point in my life yoga means peace. It means finding that inner strength and calm n the ever changing river of life while at the same time feeling as an organic extension of everything that surrounds me and trusting the flow of that river.
There is ultimately one yoga, and this is what we will concentrate on. Our specific path is through Vinyasa Krama, philosophically based on classical and traditional Yoga Scripture, with modern knowledge of physical anatomy and biomechanics. Ultimately though, the aim is to use the method in an intelligent way to experience yoga, which is itself beyond methods.
I have trained so far in Greece, India, Indonesia, Turkey, Thailand, Cyprus, Jordan, USA, Germany and Finland. Canada is scheduled for the summer 2016.
14 years, 12 years full time.
I don’t have one! Or All?? Through the practice of Vinyasa Krama we learn equanimity
It is good to have some experience teaching, 2 yrs or more of teaching prior to RYT500 would be most beneficial for you!
Not sure if there is a typical day! Besides our set time schedule, the practice and the materials that need to get covered, we will be co-creating the days. So each day is different and it very much depends on the group of people that I have in front of me. One of the perks of advanced teachings is to leave your “set” or “typical” program behind, get to know your students, meet them where they’re at, recognize group dynamics, and then intelligently lead the group AND the individual from there. Each day is a new day and it needs to be treated as such, and we are somewhat new each day.
Practice practice practice, reflect reflect reflect!!!