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Ιώ Calis-Μπλετζάκη

Io Calis-Bletzaki

Io Calis-Bletzaki has been active in the world of yoga since 1992.

She received her initial training in the Satyananda Yoga system (earning a certificate in the period 1995-1996) at Satyanandashram Greece and the Thessaloniki Yoga Centre, and received hands-on training in all branches of yoga (Hatha, Karma, Raja, Jnana, Mantra, Kriya and meditation).

Io continued her studies and in 1998-1999 obtained her diploma in Yogic Science at Bihar Yoga Bharati (BYB), the first recognised Yoga Institute in India.

She delved into the Iyengar Yoga system and completed level one and two training in Ashtanga vinyasa yoga.

She opened her first yoga centre, YogaHomePractice “Ananda” in Athens in 2002 which was renamed YogaSadhaka in 2013.

Io completed the Ayurvedic Healing course run by the American Institute of Vedic Studies owned by David Frawly.

She also studied Asian religions and philosophy with Dr. Dimitris Vasiliadis.

She trained as a psychotherapist from 2000-2003 in non-directive intervention (NDI) psychotherapy and group facilitation with Michel Lobrot.

She has also studied Astrology, Rejuvance, Aromatherapy, and Dowsing Pendulum Therapy and holds a Reiki level 2 qualification.

Io Calis-Bletzaki is married to the artist George Calis and the couple are now based on the island of Skopelos.