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Meet Our Instructors

Avra Yoga Team of qualified teachers, specialized in many styles of yoga, bring years of experience to share with you. They love to connect with you and personally help you to any goal you have set for your yoga practice, reply to your questions and comments and support you in any way you feel needed.


Maria Natsouli

Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Power Yoga, Alignment Yoga

Maria, the mind behind Avra Yoga, lives in Greece and Dubai, where she teaches and studies yoga. She is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher. She studied Hatha Yoga in India under the lineage of Swami Vivekananda, practicing and studying Ashtanga Yoga in Dubai with her teacher Fatima Garcia (KPJAYI 2), and Iyengar Yoga with her teacher Ganesh Shinde. She has completed over 1000 hours in teacher training courses, while also holds a diploma in Wellenss Coaching from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Maria believes that yoga can benefit everyone, and invites all of you to visit Avra Yoga Studio, practice and embrace yoga, and develop on your own journey.


Vera Papanastasiou

Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga,

Yin Yang Flow

Vera came in contact with yoga only in 2019, when right from her very first practice felt the benefits and effects both physically and mentally. Realizing the change yoga can bring to the way of thinking and living, and feeling the need to share it, she decided to follow this path professionally. Her love for reading pushes her to discover and deepen her yoga philosophy constantly, while at the same time she continues to develop her personal practice. Vera is a 200hrs Yoga Alliance certified teacher.

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Alexia Gerardi

Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Prenatal Yoga

The practice of yoga is an integral part of Alexia's life in the essential sense of "union". The transition from student to teacher in 2020 was a natural progression and she is now a certified yoga teacher with experience in yoga for pregnant women and women after childbirth as well (prenatal & postnatal yoga). Having been an athlete and a lover of extreme sports, through yoga she discovered inner strength. Key goals of her practice are self-awareness, empowerment, respect and enjoyment of a meaningful life. Her ultimate goal is to invite to yoga those who experience the same need to connect with themselves.

Alexia's classes include breathing and creative flows to release tension and free the body and mind, so that after the practice her students will feel harmony and balance.

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Mina Giatropoulou

Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga

Mina’s passion for yoga started in 2017 and she is a 500hrs certified yoga teacher. She believes that the calmness and connection you achieve through yoga is the opportunity you seek to change your life and the world around you.  Mina will teach the early morning Vinyasa classes at Avra Yoga studio to help you start the day as positively as possible.

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Kostas Markozis

Vinyasa Yoga, Pilates Mat

Costas initially studied yoga in India with Pankaj Negi, and continued in Greece with Maria Maganari.

He specializes in Vinyasa aiming to increase body strength, and Restorative Yoga which targets the restoration of chronic pain.


Katia Sofrona

Aerial Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga

Katia was born and raised in Athens.

Υoga came into her life in 2011, when after a spinal injury it was the only practice that helped and her offered her the pain relief she was long looking for. Yoga became a necessity for her not only in a physically level but also mentally and emotionally. That is why she pursued this path and became a certified Yoga Alliance teacher. Katia holds a 200h yoga certification, an Aerial Yoga certification and a Yin Yoga certification.

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