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 Io Calis-Bletzaki has been an active member in the yoga community since 1992.

Her first training was in the Satyananda System,  earning a Certificate in Yogic Studies.
 She taught at the Satyananda Yoga Centre in Thessaloniki, Greece from 1993 until 1997,  where she also worked as a volunteer, delving deeper into  Karma Yoga. 

 


Ganesha Photo

Io studied from 1998 until 1999 at Bihar Yoga Bharati (ΒΥΒ), the first Institute of yogic studies in India, where she earned her yoga teacher Diploma.

She delved into the system of Iyengar yoga and has completed a teacher-training program in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga 1st and 2nd  series.   

She opened her first center, Yoga Home Practice Ananda, in Athens in 2002 which in 2013 was renamed to YogaSadhaka Retreat.

Io completed the Ayurvedic Healing training program at the American Institute of Vedic Studies by David Frawley, specializing in Yoga and Health.
She also studied Eastern philosophy and religion with Dr. Deva Vassiliadis.

 


She was trained as a psychotherapist from 2000 until 2003 in the system of NDI (Non Directing Intervening Psychotherapy and Group Encouragement) with Michel Lobrot.
She has also studied Astrology, Rejuvance, Aromatherapy, Dowsing Pendulum therapy and holds the 2nd degree in Reiki. 

Moreover, she steadily keeps contact with other experienced professionals from the Yoga field and the Holistic Therapeutic Community, keeping her skills and knowledge up-to-date and upholding high professional standards.

Io Calis-Bletzaki is married to artist painter George Calis and they live in Skopelos island in Greece.