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Swaha Yoga Center

With the ancient science of Yoga at its core, Shri Gaia Institute focuses on conscious evolution, while increasing our skills as professionals and practicioners

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Tanya Popovich

Tanya Popovich is a senior teacher, teaching 200-hour and 500-hour training, yoga retreats, and workshops internationally. She is the founder of Swaha Yoga Center in Athens, Greece. She is also a Jivamukti yoga certified teacher and a Yoga Acharya (master of yoga) in the Sivananda tradition with a long background in alignment-based Anusara yoga. While keeping her base at the moment in Athens, Greece, she is mostly on the road sharing the joy of yoga across the globe.

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Jivamukti Yoga)

Echo Giesel Widmer

Echo has two 200-hour RYT training certifications with a total of 400 RYT training, and hundreds of hours of teaching under her belt. Her background began with Hatha, Vinyasa, and Power yoga. It evolved to Yin, Restorative, Sivananda, and most recently training under Baron Baptiste mentors. Like progression, her practice evolves as she does but most of her teachings are quite fluid. She focuses on alignment, breath, and flow. She tries her best to create organic movement in her individual practice as well as the practice she shares with her community.

Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)

Reviews 2


from Ireland, August 2017

"Pure magic"

I loved the balance between yoga asanas, and philosophy and yoga teachings. It felt really holistic, and I learned so much more than I expected. The teachers were amazing and the location is stunning.

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Maria Macsay, USA

Swaha Yoga Center website

Throughout my yoga teacher training I was impressed and inspired by Tanya‘s depth of knowledge on yoga and it’s philosophy. She is someone who really walks the walk and lives her practice. Her actions always expressed a deep respect for the tradition which deepened my own fascination and respect for it. Tanya really emphasized the important of alignment of each of the asanas, and how to most respectfully and effectively assist students in class. This has been a huge take away for me in my own teaching. What also struck me about Tanya, was her willingness to share from her own journey so that her students could learn from her experiences both in practice and in business. She showed us how to merge the two without compromising the tradition or ourselves. Thank you Tanya!

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