200 hr - Hatha Yoga - Mathatitu Yoga Ashram, Varkala, India

15 hr - Yoga Sequencing with Panos Katsandris

15 hr - Form. Function. Flow. A Katonah Yoga Training with Mary Dana Abbott

30 hr - Anatomy and Body Physical Differences in Yoga Teaching with Ionas Vellas

I am a certified yoga teacher and bodyworker hailing from the Dominican Republic and currently based in Patras, Greece. From a very young age I've been interested in philosophy and the spiritual side of our human nature, a curiosity that brought me in contact with Yoga for the first time in 2008. 

I studied Hatha Yoga under Richard Logan in India, and I got my 200 hr Yoga Alliance Certification there. In India I also got the chance to study Pranayama, Meditation,  Philosophy and Ayurveda with extraordinary teachers and ayurvedic healers.

After my initial certification, I took further trainings in Vinyasa Sequencing, Katonah Yoga, Anatomy and I'm currently studying and practicing Iyengar Yoga, gently integrating it's approach to my current teaching.

 After returning from India I started working in Greece for Aman as a resident Yoga Teacher and Massage Therapist. On my time there I got the chance to be further trained on various holistic and alternative therapy treatments such as deep tissue & holistic massage and energetic - chakra balancing bodywork.

I am also a graduate student of Spanish Philology and Literature from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. I'm interested in the written exploration of inner landscapes through prose and poetry and my work has been published in magazines and literary journals such as Belleville Park Pages in Paris and Ozon Raw in Greece.

I keep travelling to India, Bali and throughout Greece in order to expand and deepen my knowledge of spiritual practices, ancient philosophies and yoga.

All photographs by Rodrigo Valsamis -

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