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I came across JourneyDance while searching online for Yoga Dance classes and trainings back in 2006. At that time, I had already spent 4 years in the grip of an eating disorder and was compulsively practicing dynamic yoga and contemporary dance. I loved moving my body, but was so scared of actually ‘living in’ it, terrified of its needs and emotions that I had neglected for years...
There was something about JourneyDance, Toni, the tribe, the philosophy of self-love and body-embrace, the combination of disciplines and approaches...that made me register for the 2007 Level I Teacher Training, book my tickets and plan my very first transatlantic journey, without ever having tried a single class!
And there I was! Deep in the woods of the Berkshires, in the beautiful community of Earthdance, being part of a group of incredible, powerful women, brought together by our love of movement, committed to support, empower and celebrate each other, as we learnt how to best love and care for ourselves...
During those 12 days that the training lasted, I had my very first ‘wake-up’ moments. I experienced for the first time how it was to move my body just like it wanted to be moved - not to look good, or perform technically. I allowed myself to be held and embraced by the strong container Toni and the practice offered and have the deepest emotional release of my life, until then...And, most importantly for me at the time, I found myself among women of all ages, shapes, sizes and backgrounds, fully inhabiting their bodies, courageously expressing themselves and connecting with each other from a place of such honest love and acceptance...
This training was the beginning of a long journey in healing my relationship with food and my body –but it was such a powerful start and all that I experienced there stayed with me and nurtured me along the way. Toni, my amazing self-love teacher; the magic of JourneyDance that she has birthed; and all the beautiful dancers and teachers that I had the blessing to meet both in Level I and Level II, all showed me that it was possible –they made it possible!
7 years later, teaching women how to fully love and accept their bodies, through movement, yoga, psychotherapy and healing, has become my passion and my life’s mission. JourneyDance, a combination in itself of all of the above, was a profoundly transformative experience for me –and this is what I aspire to offer my students every time I lead JourneyDance, from my heart...
I am a JourneyDance Guide, Prana Flow and Chakra Yoga teacher, Reiki Master and Reiki Drum practitioner. I am also a qualified Jungian psychotherapist and Somatic Movement Therapy practitioner, in private practice. I love bringing together all my various interests and trainings, with the aim of creating transformational experiences that facilitate deep connection with one’s body, mind, heart and Spirit.
I specialize in working with women who face eating and body image related difficulties, and am passionate about assisting them to heal their relationship with food and to love, accept and celebrate their bodies.
Originally from Greece, I am currently living in London, UK, and have the privilege of working with women all over the world through the Internet.