Panos Katsandris

Teaches: Vinyasa Krama Yoga, Handstands

Founder and head of yoga of Evergreen Yoga Studios.

Through yoga, Panos finds the connection with the simplicity of life, which is missing from the modern lifestyle, the union with the One, that leads to the spiritual balance and acceptance of the human experience.
He believes that yoga gives the tools you need to explore and align with our true Self, the Self behind the mask we use to cope with everyday life and its weights. Through the acceptance that yoga teaches, human relations are bridged and become more real. First we connect with ourselves, to be able to connect with others.

Being a graduate civil engineer with postgraduate studies in architecture, his approach in yoga initiated based on a scientific way of thinking, which set him facing major challenges in the effort to understand it.That is why his teaching is deal for probing and restless spirits, introducing the student to the deep philosophy of yoga in a coherent and comprehensible way, carefully bending the restaints of the rigid western culture.

Panos specializes in Vinyasa Yoga and Handstands. His classes are dynamic, with demanding sequencing of poses.He emphasizes in breathing and self-concentration leading to a meditative state of peace and tranquility while exercising the body of course. 

Maria Arvanitaki

Teaches:  Vinyasa Krama Yoga, Prenatal Yoga

 

She was born in Athens. She is a graduate of the department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She is also a dance teacher graduated from the Higher Professional Dance School «Niki Kontaxaki».

 

Already in the years of her study at the School of Philosophy, she was interested in the expressive and therapeutic potential of movement. This interest was further expanded with the research and engagement in dance improvisation and eventually leaded her in Rotterdam, Netherlands where she studied Dance Therapy at Codarts University Rotterdam. In the Netherlands she first came across Ashtanga Yoga, in an attempt to cure back pain and find inner peace. Returning to Greece, she attended the teacher training program of Evergreen Yoga Studios, specializing in Vinyasa Krama Yoga and has been certified with RYT-200 from Yoga Alliance.

Out of love and respect for motherhood, she trained in prenatal yoga (RPYT) and accompanies women in the journey of pregnancy and childbirth through the path of yoga.

She believes that yoga can promote the body and mind connection and as a result improve the physical, mental and spiritual health of the practitioner.

She teaches yoga at various levels and in private classes with emphasis on the flow as well as on breath and movement connection. The classes have the structure of Vinyasa Krama, ie flow of movement and breath between postures and gradually increasing difficulty in asanas. This way, even less experienced students manage to reach demanding asanas safely. The classes are suitable for people who have experience in yoga and beginners interested in the element of flow in their practice.

Nadia Demartinou

Teaches: Vinyasa Krama Yoga

Nadia was born and grew up in 1989, in the city of Patras, where she engaged in physical exercise and care at a young age. Her acquaintance with yoga was in the early years of student life as an engineer in Athens. Inspired initially by the desire for inner peace and spiritual decompression, without even clearly understanding the reason, the contact with yoga continued, gradually nurturing ground for an alternative lifestyle. Continuing abroad, where she was for business and educational purposes, she came in touch,for the first time, with the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system. Covering a period of strong awareness and transition, yoga constantly stood beside her. The apprenticeship continued in studios abroad, but also through personal practice, and by that time was clear that yoga was one holistic approach of human existence, which transcends the physical exercise. In an effort to broaden her knowledge of the philosophy and practice of yoga, she returns to Greece and follow the teacher training program of Evergreen Yoga Studios, through which she met the Vinyasa Krama Yoga system.

Nadia feels that through the body and the practice, finds her way to reflect, observe and connect with herself in the present. Maintaining unbroken contact with the breath, the body finds space to talk, starting a dialogue with the mind and soul. The body responds to those questions that the mind cannot answer, leading to the knowledge of our deepest Self.

 

Nadia teaches courses at Evergreen Yoga Studios and also private classes, while continuing her training by participating in seminars on asana, but also philosophy of yoga.

Katerina Zerva

Teaches: Vinyasa Krama Yoga

Katerina was born in Halkida and from an early age she worked on the body and the expression possibilities through it.

In 2005 she received the 2nd degree in Reiki and from 2006-2009 worked and attended various kinds of dance workshops as Modern, African and Belly Dance. The years 2011 and 2012 acquired degrees in Thai and Tibetan massage.

Her restless spirit led her to yoga and Evergreen Yoga Studios from which he graduated and received the degree of 200RYT of Yoga Alliance in 2014. As in Vinyasa Krama we connect the breath with body movement, so Katerina was able to connect her restless spirit with the path towards the real Self, thus satisfying her need for knowledge and creation. This enables her students to start their own exploration to physical expression and treatment.

 

He teaches courses of various levels at Evergreen Yoga Studios utmost consideration precisely this connection. She believes that Yoga is the way to get closer to our true Selves, in connection with the body, which is the best Master. For Katerina teaching is primarily apprenticeship.

Papasideri Vicky

Teaches: Aerial Yoga

Vicky was born in Thessaloniki (1985) and grew up in Athens. She graduated from the Philosophical School, University of Athens, Department of French Language and Literature.

 

As a child she was involved in athletics as well as classical and modern dance. Yoga entered her life in 2007, after an accident which kept her away from her previous activities. Through constant practical and theoritical study of Yoga philosophy, she discovered the path she was searching all along. In June 2014 she completed the educational program Hatha Yoga (500 hours) of Ghytha Yoga School, mentored by Michael Filinis. 

 

In 2016 she started aerial acrobatics. Wanting to combine her two favourite activities, she turned to aerial yoga, successfully completing the relevant educational seminar by Elena Mouratidou.

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Through teaching, practicing and attending relevant seminars, she continues to enrich her knowledge and love for the gifts of yoga, recognizing her as "the art of life".

Sgourakis Panagiotis

Teaches: Handstands

Panagiotis was born in 1983 in Athens and grew up in Crete. He studied Mathematics at the Departmentof Mathematics & Applied Mathematics of Heraklion Crete and Sound Engineering at a private school in Athens.

 

After several years of working in the field of sound engineering, he realized that his western lifestyle and thinking had a profound effect on his physical and mental balance. The intense physical discomfort of several years, as well as the appearance of a spinal injury, led him to his teacher Panos Katsandris, who introduced him to the yoga practice. Panagiotis, that way, found the tools needed to heal his body. At the same time, the connection of breathing with motion also brought about the connection with one's true Self, again regaining the balance he sought.

 

He has been studying with Panos since 2013, and completed his Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Teacher Training Program at Vinyasa Krama System in 2017 at Evergreen Yoga studios. In 2018 he completed his training in Yoga Nidra, Mindfulness Meditation and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) with Valerie Saier.

 

He has a great love for arm balances, handstands, but also the philosophy of psychology that the yoga texts offer.

He teaches Handstands at Evergreen Yoga Studios and Yoga Nidra in group and private lessons.

He continues to study alongside his teachers and students, deeply believing in the infinite potential of human existence for learning.

Tsoukala Emiliana

Teaches: Vinyasa Krama Yoga

Emiliana was born in Athens in 1991. She studied Italian Language and Philology in Aristotele University. The first touch with yoga came in 2009, at the same time with contemporary dance. The reason that yoga attracted her more is the mentality of the respect of the body, the combination of movement and breath, the  simplicity and the calm that are inside it, in contrast with the west way of thinking of body exercise.

The desire for yoga exploration and specifically, her love for the full of flow vinyasa, drove her to the 200 RYT  of EVS. She continues to be interested in yoga training, so she participates in seminars and workshops.

At  the same time she receives a training on dramatherapy, which is totally connected to yoga, because she believes that are both usefull tools for self-consciousness and love of the Self.

Hector Lazaris

Teaches: Vinyasa Krama Yoga

Ektor was born in Athens in 1987. Being an anxious spirit from an early age, he was involved in sports and specifically basketball, water polo, ice skating and tae kwon do. Despite his many involvements, there was something missing that he could not identify. Up to the moment when a minor coincidence in 2012 led him to the EYS doorstep. So he was introduced to yoga and his teacher Panos Katsandris, who assisted him in linking the missing pieces and bringing out other deeply hidden. At the same time, he graduated from the National Technical University of Athens as a Mechanical Engineer and continued his academic career with an MSc in Applied Economics and Finance from the Athens University of Economics and Business. Over the years, he has tried many other types of practice, such as Ashtanga yoga, Hatha yoga and Kundalini yoga, as a way of expanding his horizons. Ηe also attended teacher training at Evergreen Yoga Studios, specializing in Vinyasa Krama Yoga and received a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 certification.

One of his beliefs is that teaching is one of the greatest challenges of empathy and a great way to connect with others. His deep conviction is that he can bring about positive impact through yoga practicing and help fellow human beings to acknowledge their inner Self.

Yiannis Spyroudis

Teaches: Vinyasa Krama Yoga, Handstands.

 

Yiannis was born and raised in Thessaloniki. From an early age he practiced various sports, at team and individual level. After completing his studies (Business Administration, MSc in Environmental Management & Sustainability) and getting his first job, the inevitable musculoskeletal problems that aroused as a result of a prolonged sedentary life brought yoga in his life. The journey of experimenting with various types and teachers (hatha, ashtanga, iyengar) led him to vinyasa, and his first teacher, Vaya Chanou. Soon, the practice became an integral part of his daily life, offering him significant physical and spiritual benefits, through a sense of constant kinetic meditation and deeper internal dialogue. A pivotal point in his practice and relationship with yoga was attending the Evergreen Yoga Studios (EYS) 200-hour RYT training program with Panos Katsandris, next to whom Yiannis continues to experience the ongoing transformation process.

Yiannis teaches vinyasa krama with an emphasis on handstands and arm balances, trying to convey his love and enthusiasm for the philosophy of yoga.

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