Online Iyengar-based yoga class with Eugenia Sivitou
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 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.