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).
Her need for continuous training and briefing on physical exercise methods brought her into her first contact with yoga.. She started out as a student to get know the new form of exercise. She was fascinated by the first practice and continued with passion, deepening more and more into this “strange system”. In her course the changes and development through yoga at a physical and mental level have made her change her original concept of “another method of physical exercise” and admit it as a method of awareness, integration, completeness and welfare filled with wise techniques. So as her body was cured everything became clearer and her inner truth came to the surface, yoga became her way of life.
She graduated from the Hatha Yoga Teacher’s School, the Chiron Teacher, supervised by Andreas Proveleggios, Robert Najemy and the International Yoga Teachers Association, attended seminars with great teachers and began teaching in group and individual programs.
She is a student of Kristina Karytinos Ireland since 2006 and has completed her apprenticeship and teacher training in the Primary and Advance series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
She has completed teacher training in the Primary and Advance series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Manju Pattabhi Jois.
She has completed Aerial Yoga level 1 training Yoga teacher WYACertified yoga trainer George Andrianopoulos and Level 2 ,Therapeutic & Restorative aerial yoga with Jessie Rae.
She has also attended first aid seminars and dealt with alternative therapies such as holistic massage, anatomy, aromatherapy, muscular assessment and reflexology seminars later she became specialized in yoga for kids with Stavroula Kartsakli.
The path of learning lead it her to Thai Massage for which she completed her education with Εleftheria Μatzwrou in Flow and wellness.
Today she is a founding member of the Association Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.Hellas, she teaches, makes massage therapies while smiling.
In her classes she aspires to give her students the gift she has received from her masters which is no more than a connection with their own inner light and joy not only to improve their own lives but also the world that we all share..
Her collaboration with Yoga Sadhaka Retreat, brought her to the blue-green island of Skopelos , in scenic Glossa , where she teaches in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Aerial Yoga Center during the summer months.