Harris Klonizakis was born in Athens in 1967.
He has devoted his life searching for true knowledge, wisdom and truth. Fascinated with Eastern philosophy, he believes life is a learning experience. Knowing thyself and awareness development have no end.
He has extensive experience in meditation, yoga, Kung Fu, Qigong and healing therapies. Since he believes that tai chi and qigong incorporate elements of all the aforementioned healing arts, they have thus become his main practice.
He is a massage therapist, a physiotherapy assistant, a certified tai chi instructor (his taiji master is Alex Dong) and an Usui Reiki Master. He has been trained in Thai Yoga Massage (Krishnataki, Thai Massage Circus, Pichest Boonthumme), Ayurvedic massage, Reflexology and Spineworks. Considering himself an eternal student, he currently studies Kinesiology (Touch for Health, 3in1 Concepts).
A natural-born teacher, he teaches from his heart, using whatever is appropriate for the student and combines all his experiences in his healing therapy sessions, open to what is, using his intuition abilities.
He loves music and explores its healing qualities, plays drums and percussion and enjoys being in nature.
Sofia Papadimou has been working professionally as a bodyworker since 2000. Having studied various kinds of therapeutic bodywork, she is constantly seeking new ways to help people experience balance and inner peace.
She holds, among others, diplomas in Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi Massage (Hawaiian Massage UK), Foot Reflexology (member of the Hellenic Association of Reflexologists, Association of Reflexologists accredited) and Biodynamic massage (Cambridge school of Body Psychotherapy), certifications in Natural face-lift massage (Rejuvance) and Touch for Health and is currently studying Kinesiology - 3in1 concepts, which includes techniques to defuse stress on various levels.
She has been trained to teach Ashtanga Yoga Primary and Intermediate series by Kristina Karitinou and Manju Pattabhi Jois, incorporating elements of precision and alignment in her teaching, inspired by Marios Argiros’ Iyengar Yoga workshops.
As a yoga teacher she has developed a teaching style that is easily accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. Her approach is safe and gentle.
She studied Business Administration (Athens University of Economics and Business) with postgraduate studies in psychoanalysis (Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust - University of East London).
Niki Kristalou, mother of 3 and experienced gourmet cook looks very forward to nourishing your retreat experience with traditional island food with an alternative twist. She will accommodate all of your dietary and nutritional needs with the purest ingredients, as she creatively whips up all meals with love. Additionally, she will be creating fantastical experiences and meals for children during the YogaSadkhaka retreat.