Marilou is the founder of LU Creative Studio, an artistic multiplex where creative workshops, alternative yoga retreats, and special events are organized. She studied management and communications and participated in various arts and crafts workshops, including photography, pottery making, and sewing classes. She also started practicing yoga from a very early age with a variety of instructors and participated in many theoretical courses and workshops in Greece and abroad. She enjoys teaching in beautiful landscapes and to combine the benefits of yoga with a simple way of life close to nature.
Sivananda Vedanta Centre in Kitzbuel Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)
Ghyta Yoga School Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)
Nikos co-founded the non-profit organization Pangea World Music Center, which aims to cultivate and disseminate various forms of art from around the world in the wider Greek public. After completing a course in modern and traditional percussion in Greece, he participated in many workshops in West Africa, deepening in African percussion and performing alongside famous musicians, including Ponda oBraian, Drissa Conne, Reiner Polak, Harouna Dembele. He is actively engaged in the dissemination of African music culture and teaching and organizing percussion workshops, musical events, and concerts.
Ζοι Gaitanidou is an experienced and inspiring Iyengar yoga teacher (Junior Intermediate II) practicing for over 15 years. She has attended classes in Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) and also practiced with senior teachers worldwide.
Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) Junior Intermediate II (Iyengar Yoga)
Caroline Cunliffe (RYT 400) has been practicing yoga since 1999 and has been sharing her understanding of the teachings since 2008. She is very grateful for all the wise beings that have guided her along her path. Her asana practice has grown in depth particularly through the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli, as taught by Diane Long. She flourishes when on silent retreat and remains forever enchanted by India.
Daphne is a dancer, dance teacher, choreographer and musician. She holds a Bachelor (BA) degree in Music (classical piano) and Dance (Bryn Mawr College, USA, 1994) and a Master (MA) degree in Dance Studies and Choreography (Laban Center for Movement and Dance, London, UK,1997). Her passion for West African dance and music inspired her to travel to many places (Guinea, Mali, USA, France, UK, Germany, Italy) to learn from experienced teachers and talented artists in the field. She has studied African dance, song and percussion (doundoun and balafon) with members of Ballets Africains. She recentl
Roza started her self yoga practice in 2005 with Swami Nirvikalpa. Her teaching incorporates elements of Satyananda and Kundalini Yoga, always with the aim for the practicioner to work on the body, as well as on a clearer consciousness of their own existence, separating the 'self' from emotions and thoughts. In order to create an ideal exercise and meditation environment, she uses the sound of the Tibetan singing bowls, also used for personal sound therapy sessions.
from United States, September 2017
"Authentic Greek experience with peace & quiet!"
Anafi was a wonderful island where you felt the true Greek culture of the village. The ideal location for any yogi to escape and recharge. The staff was fantastic and flexible with planning the days to accommodate the mood of the class. I loved the combination of the yoga classes, djambe, African dancing and hiking. You had plenty of downtime to explore on your own or sink you feet in the sand. Highly recommend to anyone looking for an adventure with great instructors!
from Greece, June 2017
"A unique experience any yogi should try at least once!"
Marilou organised a truly unique retreat experience. The location was perfectly selected. The food was delicious and the accommodation was a perfect fit to a true yogi. We did our yoga classes while the sun was rising and setting. Our mind and body was truly "detoxed" and all of us left the island feeling tremendously better than when we arrived. Would definitely recommend joining Marilou's retreats - really once in a lifetime experience!
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