Eugenia studied psychology in Athens and went on to receive an MSc in sports psychology in Wales. She then began practicing yoga in 2004, while studying contemporary dance in Scotland. She gained a yoga teacher qualification from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in 2005 and in 2012, she received her Iyengar yoga teaching certification. Her classes strive to create a safe and nurturing environment. The focus on the breath, as a powerful tool for developing awareness of the body and quieting the mind, is integral in her teaching, also incorporating elements of her Vipassana meditation.
Federica is a Yoga Alliance certified instructor who has practiced and studied Mysore Ashtanga, Iyengar, and other forms of yoga. With a background in professional dance, massage therapy, craniosacral therapy, and shamanic healing, Federica brings to her classes and workshops a wealth of background information in the mechanics of dynamic movement, energy flow, and effective healing techniques.
Yoga Alliance International (Ashtanga Yoga)
Constantinos is an enthusiastic and dedicated practitioner of Iyengar yoga since 1992. In 1996, he moved to France where he also obtained his certification as a clinical psychologist from the University of Picardie. During that time, he studied extensively psychoanalysis both in the Freudian and the Lacanian vein and became particularly interested in the possible role of the immune system as an interface between body and mind.
Kristina has been practicing and studying Iyengar yoga since discovering it for its therapeutic qualities. She is passionate about yoga and believes practicing it transcends the physical benefits. Her teaching is based on the Iyengar approach and focuses on the precision of the yoga postures (asanas).
Dion began teaching capoeira in 1998 and has been constantly developing ever since, guided by his passion to investigate and nurture the body. Four trips to Brazil followed, resulting in his title of Contra-Mestre by Mestre Marrom of Rio in 2011. Meanwhile, he also practiced Chi Gong and yoga, further fueling his desire to share health and joy through breathing and postures. In 2015, Dion graduated from a 200-hour yoga teacher training and became a part owner of Akasha Yoga studio in Roslindale, Boston, where he teaches regularly with a focus on explorative and Restorative yoga.
On the path to fulfillment and happiness, Victoria has been led to various courses and research on self-development on all levels. She began practicing yoga in 2005 and decided to further advance her knowledge by training as a Hatha yoga teacher at the Hatha Yoga and Budo Academy in Athens. Constantly evolving her studies in Self Realization and Spiritual Development through deferent paths and methodologies, she was inspired by yoga systems such as Kundalini and Prana Vinyasa Flow.
Antonella originally studied Physical Education in Italy, her native country, and thereafter worked as a professional contemporary dancer/performer for 20 years with various companies in Italy, Belgium, Holland, England, and Slovenia. During her travels in Thailand, she learned traditional Thai Massage at Wat Po in Bangkok and Chiang Mai and has now been a practitioner for several years. In the last few years, she also studied sculpture and video and is an abstract drawing artist.
Junior Intermediate I (Iyengar Yoga)
from Greece, August 2017
"A hidden gem"
It is with immense joy that I recommend Yoga on Crete. Eugenia and Federica were exceptional instructors and took us on a wonderful journey of discovery. The retreat was expertly designed with plenty of free time to rest or enjoy the many wonderful beaches nearby and Eugenia was delightfully accommodating with all my requests. Having two expert teachers for a small group of 14 gave us unprecedented individual attention during the class. Maria's food topped it all for me. It was plentiful and fabulous and mostly coming from her organic farm. Eugenia, Federica and Maria are such sunny and caring people that it was impossible not to feel at ease straight away. I also immensely enjoyed the company of the other participants who came from allover Europe. I will forever cherish the memory of the delightful yoga studio under the cool shade of the olive trees, with the sweet sounds of the countryside drifting through. A few words about the location: Sfakia is a lovely small town a bit away from the beaten path and because of this it was never too crowded even in the heart of summer. Also, while the whole of southern Europe was sweltering in a heat wave, we hardly ever went above 30 C. I consider myself lucky to have discovered Yoga on Crete and hope to be back again.
from Great Britain, August 2017
"An oasis of calm"
Beautiful location and very close to the town centre - whether you decide to stay in the yoga house or neighbouring hotel. Yoga is practised outside on a patio with all props (mats, blocks, belts etc.) provided and usage supervised by the instructors whilst the program itself is suitable for complete beginners in yoga practice. Daily schedule allows for a few hours on a beach or simple "me time" in between AM and PM sessions, with a day off to relax or explore Sfakia further. As Yoga on Crete runs various programs, expectations and results may vary - but I'm sure it will surprise you with something unexpected. Perfect choice for those not so fond of overpopulated mainstream resorts and buzzing nightlife.
from Great Britain, September 2017
"Idyllic relaxing retreat"
Fantastic week with brilliant and clear instruction from Eugenia. Was wonderful having the sessions underneath the olive trees outside. Food was delicious and nutritious. There's enough to keep you occupied in the area for a week and the yoga is not too strenuous to prevent you from wanting to explore in your free time. Am seriously considering booking for next year already.
from Israel, June 2017
from United States, May 2018
"Une belle aventure"
L'accueil, les hôtes, l'authenticité du lieu/résidence, le cadre, le calme, les cours de yoga à l'extérieur, la saison (mai), les magnifiques balades et la variété de la cuisine.
from France, June 2017
Les cours de Kristina , le lieu, le site , les excursions, la nourriture et l'accueil sans oublier le groupe.
Nat Lili France
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Thank you so much for your smile...your attention...your big heart....during this women yoga retreat... ..I feel good...in peace...trust in future and happy to enjoy each moment with you.....Merci les filles.....Nathalie
a traveler Cyprus
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It all happens for a reason. I'm so grateful to have found Eugenias little paradise place and to have enjoyed nature, yoga, people, delicious vegetarian dinners and most of all the wonderful sea-view that really brings me back to my breath. Namaste.
a traveler Japan
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Although I could only stay here for 5 days, I feel completely refreshed. Not that I am excited about going back to the city and office, but I do feel ready to go back to work and face new challenges. I also recovered from my chronic fatigue.
a traveler United Kingdom
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How can I begin to express the transformation and revelation that this week has been? Soul-food indeed. Such wonderful, open, warm people, exquisite surroundings, and days and nights full of sunshine and laughter. I feel blessed. I have found muscles I never knew existed, swam in clear, healing waters, gazed upon unbelievably beautiful sunsets, eaten truly amazing feasts, given myself permission to just do nothing, shared laughter and genuine warmth and love all around - and slept more than I knew possible! Do keep this precious place just as it is, so when I next come back, the journey may continue. Bless you, all. Thank you.
a traveler Malta
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The whole week has been a truly amazing experience - the yoga, the village, the surroundings, but most especially, the people and the wondrous spirit imparted. It has been a true awakening and the recognition of inner self and stillness. Everybody has been a true inspiration.