Yoga Yamas is a group of yoga instructors, dedicated to offering a total experience of yoga retreats by discovering and enjoying the beauty in Greece.
Yoga Retreats (3)
Level 2 - Advanced Practitioner
Katerina has always been an artistic soul. She loves mathematics, music, painting, reading, and dancing. She worked for years as a graphic designer and later as a press editor. She was an athlete, until an injury kept her from continuing her favorite activity. Yoga came to fulfill her urge to keep in a good physical condition. But it was meant to become the tool for soul searching. A new world opened up in front of her. Since then, she never stopped searching and studying, aiming to broaden her knowledge in health issues and energy techniques.
Yanna was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. The relationship with yoga and meditation essentially started in New York in 2010 and has been evolving ever since. In 2010, she met her teachers and trained as a Hatha yoga instructor in Integral Yoga Institute. Yanna is a certified yoga instructor (700-hour) from the Integral Yoga Institute (NYC) and the Yoga Impact Institute. Her studies apply in all levels of practitioners (beginner-advanced) and her core approach is mainly therapeutic. She is the co-founder of the Thessaloniki Yoga Festival.
Victoria Papamichail was born in Thessaloniki in 1978. She is an English Literature graduate (London). She obtains an MA in ‘Psychophysical Theatrical Approaches through Indian Martial Arts, Yoga and Tai Chi’ (Exeter, UK, Phillip Zarilli). She has trained in the Indian martial art ‘Kalaripayattu’ and in the Indian drama-dance ‘Kathakali’ (Kerala, India). She has also trained in the tradition of ‘Hatha Yoga’ and in ‘Ayurveda Massage’ (Kerala, India). Since 2008 Victoria teaches yoga to all ages and levels and her approach is through the relationship of the body and mind (bodymind).
Hi, I am Ioannis. The first massage module I came in contact with was Chi Nei Tsang. This experience led me to further studies on Shiatsu, Reiki, Thai Massage, Hatha Yoga, Touch for Health (applied Kinesiologie) and Sotai Corrective Bodywork. Today, as a certified associate instructor of Master Mantak Chia’s Universal Healing Tao System, I teach Conscious Breathing, Healing Sounds, Chinese Yoga, Qi Gong and Meditation. I am also a 300h certified Hatha Yoga teacher by the Lotos Yoga Academy, one of the oldest Yoga Alliance Certified schools in Greece.
from United States, September 2018
"Santorini Yoga Paradise "
This was an amazing experience, led by great teachers. The hotel is perfect, morning and evening practice overlooking the sea, sunrise and sunset, couldn't have asked for more. The gong bath experience was very special in a beautiful spot near the stars,. Excursions were good, got to see some fantastic places. Our group was very good, got to know people in a lovely setting and have made some friends for life.
September 2018. YOGA YAMAS
Thank you Katerina and Yana for creating such an amazing opportunity for us all. Your patience and guidance has been inspiration. I have grown & become far more focused & decisive in all things, but with a compassion and kindness. Travelling with Athena has been a journey for we did not know each other at all prior to this. We are family and I am grateful for that. I wish her weel always. Simon & Donna - amazing people and couple which gives me hope and joy when I see them together; the love which shines between them is beautiful! Kathryn and Bethan part of a beautiful trio I feel all I can say is love you girls! Amazing fun time. Seize the moment, live for joy, laughter and kindness, show compassion and support without judgement and keep moving forward.
Chaido Rizou Greece
Yoga Yamas Website
I participated last summer at a yoga retreat in Greece organised by Yoga Yamas team. The location (the second peninsula of Chalkidiki) was very attracting and the hotel just across the sea and of very good standard. The staff of the hotel were very polite and generous. The yoga teachers (Katerina Patmazoglou and Chysa Kaimaksi) were excellent and the whole atmosphere very friendly. I wish I could join Yoga Yamas team this year as well.