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Online Iyengar-based yoga class with Eugenia Sivitou

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Adapting to the current circumstances, Eugenia has been teaching online on Saturdays (10.30-12.00 CET) since the beginning of June, and it has been beautiful to reconnect with friends made over the 14 years of operation of YogaOnCrete through this medium. The small group on Zoom allows some degree of personalized attention that students value in her live classes to also be present online.

The classes focus on building the foundations for a basic series of asana (postures) through principles of alignment, efficient use of energy through removal of unecessary layers of tension and use of breath; the correct understanding and practice of postures, especially in a home-practice setting, thus becomes a tool for deepening one’s awareness of body and mind and one's connection with the vitality and spaciousness of the inner body. Every few weeks the class is restorative, so students have the luxury of 1.5 hours of deep relaxation in different postures that benefit the cardiovascular, endocrine, immune, nervous and of course myosceletal systems of the body, a practice particularly beneficial in these highly stressful for many times that we are going through. All classes end with a deep relaxation and short, centering and grounding meditation.

Although nothing beats a live class, if you would like to give it a try, or are interested in joining at a different time or even doing a private session tailored to your needs, please contact us.

Eugenia Sivitou

Eugenia began practicing yoga in 2004, as a student of contemporary dance in Scotland.
She gained a Yoga Teacher qualification from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in Spain and soon after began organizing yoga holidays in Sfakia, Crete.
In 2012 she gained the Iyengar yoga teaching certification and is currently living and teaching between Crete and Rhodes.
Eugenia's practice and teaching has been deeply influenced by the great teachers she has had the good fortune to study with: Constantinos Giannetakis, Donna Farhi, Angela Farmer, Martine Le Chenic and 
Uma Dinsmore-Tuli.

Her classes strive to create a safe and nurturing environment within which one can come home to oneself, while in recent years she has been focusing on tailoring yoga practice to women's needs and bodies, cycles (menstrual and moon) and life transitions (pregnancy, menopause). The focus on breath and alignment, as powerful tools for gaining awareness of the body and mind, is integral in her teaching, while she also incorporates elements of her Vipassana meditation practice. Ultimately, her interest lies in finding links between psychology, artistic expression through various media, and yoga in light of a holistic approach to well being. Eugenia is also an authorized sport and exercise psychologist.

New covered yoga deck at YogaOnCrete

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Maybe you could tell that there was something new at YogaOnCrete, we now officially announce our beautiful new covered yoga deck, as an extension to our existing open-air one, under the olive trees, that will enable us to practice protected from the elements (sun, and occassionally wind and rain), as well as allow for an extended season: we'll offer our first course in 2021 over catholic Easter (1-8 April 2021 - click here for next year's schedule).

Until now the yoga deck among the olive trees offered a lovely blue sky and olive branch view at the end of Savasana, as well as the connection with nature, but a more protected space was necessary for unobstructed practice. And while we were at it, we also equiped it with a rope wall, that will be used in our Iyengar yoga workshops and enable us to defy gravity!!

Happy practicing to all who shall find solace in yoga in our new space!! 

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"Summer Scented Memories" photo contest

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As part of the first YogaOnCrete Online Festival that we organized in June, adapting to the new conditions created by the pandemic, we also held a photo contest, and here are the prize winners!! A big thank you to all who took part!!

First prize: Ziva Jakhelziva jakhel 1st prize

Second prize: Eeva-Liisa Bonet

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Third prize: Jill Turner

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Extra "cat" prize: Lori Punko

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Embracing the change with Victoria Karipidis

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YogaOnCrete teacher Victoria Karipidou introduces her work and journey at YogaOnCrete, offers practical tips on how to cope with the challenging emotions that may arise during these transformational times that we are all experiencing, and closes with a short and sweet de-stressing breathing practice from the Kundalini yoga tradition. 

YogaOnCrete 2006-2016

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I was still a contemporary dance student in Scotland when my ingenious mother came up with the idea. She had read an article about a celebrities' retreat including detox and yoga and thought that this would be an excellent use for the family holiday house now that her daughter was getting quite serious about something that did not seem to have the best career prospects: yoga.

My friend from uni, Nikos, made the website in April, and in June we held the first course together with a teacher friend, Marcos. My greekified Australian mum cooked delicious veggie dishes, following my instructions for the use of novel and somewhat obscure healthy alternative incredients, and for her own, imposed by me in my new convert's enthusiasm, "spiritual practice" of mouna (silence) quite diligently! There were four guests: a dancer friend from Scotland, two lovely ladies from Paris, and a woman researching retreat centres for a soon to be published book. What beginner's luck!

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    Dear Eugenia In this significant day I would like to wish you good health and further success to YogaOnCrete! Even though I've ha
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    Thank you for your message from some time back, Timur, it was a great pleasure for me to share the teachings of yoga with such a d

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