[Y] Io Bletzaki has been an active member of the Yoga Community since 1992. She took her first training under the Satyananda System in Greece (Certificate In Yogic Studies) under the guidance of her Teacher Sw.Sivamurti Saraswati.
She taught at Satyananda Yoga Centre in Thessaloniki from 1993-1997 - at that period, she also worked as a volunteer there.delving in the branch of Karma Yoga. In 1998-1999 she studied in BYB (Bihar Yoga Bharati), the first Institute of yogic studies in India, from where she got her Diploma as a yoga teacher. The same year she was initiated in Karma Sannyasa by her Guru Paramahamsa Niranjanananda Saraswati, successor of her Senior Guru paramahamsa Satyananda.
Exploring further the field of Yoga, she completed the training program “Ayurvedic Healing” in the American Institute of Vedic Studies by David Frawley, specializing in “Yoga and health”.
She delved in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Kristina Karitinou-Ireland, following teacher’s training program of 1st and 2nd series with her. She had also practiced with David Williams and Manju Jois. With Haris Lironi -Certified Iyengar Instructor of Shakti Yoga studio Athens, she discovered Iyengar yoga.
She studied with Dr.Deva Vassiliadis, Eastern philosophy and religions. She specializing in “Yoga and health”. She opened her first centre, “Yoga Home Practice Ananda” in Athens (2002-2012) that evolved to a new centre, called "YogaSadhaka", in 2013 she started the YogaSadhaka and start sharing her life between India and Greece.
Moreover, she has strong links with experienced professionals from the Yoga field and the Holistic alternative Theraputic Community. She steadily keeps contact with all of the sources of her education, keeping herself up-to-date period. Her aim is to ensure that her skills and knowledge is up to date and uphold high proffesional standards.
She trained as psychotherapist (2000-2003) in the system of NDI (Non Directing Intervening Psychotherapy and Group Encouragement) with Michel Lobrot. From Julie Hardenberg she learned the Rejuvance technique under the frame holistic "health and beauty". She was taught Esoteric Astrology by Tima Vlastou and Clinical Aromatherapy by Sofia Kotzaloizoglou.
She has received the 2nd degree of Reiki from Harris Klonizakis.