Auroyoga International Academy

Auroyoga International Academy aims to empower individuals and accompany them to a holistic living of conscious, spiritual living, and connection with the higher through yoga retreats.

Instructors 2

Maria Karastergiou

Maria is a spiritual nomad who quits her Paris and Athens based psychotherapy practice and lecturing at the university to travel the world. She founded Auroyoga Academy to help people connect with their yoga practice on a deep spiritual level. She believes that Auroyoga practice is a powerful tool in helping people achieve balance, inner strength, and self-growth in their life. She teaches Auroyoga, Hatha, and Vinyasa yoga, meditation, and several courses based on the Eastern and Western contemplative and psycho dynamic approaches and Agni yoga.

Rihoko Sano

Rihoko is a Japanese yoga teacher from Tokyo based in Thailand. Being vegan for ethical reasons since her late teens helped her to refine her energy centers, especially her heart chakra. As a result, she started traveling and seeking the truth. She was introduced to yoga and Ayurveda during her first trip to India. Her life was transformed completely as a result. She did a yoga teacher training in Rishikesh and a training to Ayurveda. She was working as a yoga teacher in Tokyo. She was working as a yoga teacher in Tokyo. She wants to deepen her knowledge concerning the philosophy of yoga.

Reviews 4


from United Kingdom, October 2017

"Himalayan yoga retreat"

Daily yoga practice.

Travelling through the Himalayas, spectacular landscapes.

Informative teacher.

Alan Hau

from Hong Kong, February 2018

"Great instructor. Awesome retreat"

Maria was very knowledgeable and approachable. The group size was small and just right so everyone knew each other. The experience really took me to another world of possibilities and I'll always be grateful for that. The retreat is not only about body but also the mind and the soul. I am definitely taken by surprise with the depth and comprehensiveness of the retreat and it really adds to my philosophy in life.

Gian Luca Giannoni

from Italy, January 2018

"Beautiful experience "

The teacher was amazing


from United States, October 2018

"Not what we expected "

Very beautiful beach in front of the hotel

Friendly hotel staff

Testimonials 1

Axelle France

Auroyoga International Academy website

This retreat was an incredibly rich experience both humanly and corporately. Maria, a golden person, was present to introduce us to the global philosophy of yoga, to accompany us in the evolution of the postures, to feel from day to day a body-mind alignment that developed over the course of the retreat. I recommend it to anyone who wants to make a break, to work on oneself, who wants to see more clearly in their life. Thank you 1000 times for this life experience, everything was perfect.

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