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.

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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.

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Vera Papanastasiou

Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga,

Yin Yang Flow

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Anastasia Apostolidou

Dance Yoga, Yin Yoga, Gentle Yoga

Anastasia was born and raised in Athens. She has traveled and lived in many countries, one of them being India, a country that inspired and transformed her during the 2 years she lived there. Anastasia is is a certified Yoga Therapy 300h-Yoga Alliance teacher from Swami Krishnananda School in India, while she continues to enrich her knowledge through YACEP in Dance Yoga, Yoga Sequencing, Yin Yoga & Prenatal Yoga. Her goal is to help people to evolve holistically and find the true joy that lies within them, through yoga, meditation and coaching.

Vera came in contact with yoga only in 2019, when from her very first practice felt the benefits and effects both physically and mentally. Realizing the change it 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 certified yoga teacher, she teaches and at the same time continues her path as a student aiming to deepen her knowledge on the philosophy and system of yoga.

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Mina Giatropoulou

Vinyasa 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 was born and raised in Athens. From a young age he was involved in swimming championships with several distinctions at an international level.

With studies in gymnastics and physiotherapy he worked in the field of sports for several years, until he discovered yoga. He 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.

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Maria Itsiou

Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga,

Power Yoga

Maria was born and raised in Volos and she loved sports from a young age, especially gymnastics, volleyball and athletics. Her first contact with yoga was in 2012 when she started a journey of self-improvement. She believes that through the practice of yoga and meditation we unconsciously begin to take more care of ourselves and ultimately choose what is good for us. One of the reasons she decided to pursue teaching yoga is that she wants to share and pass on to her students all the spiritual, mental and physical benefits that she has gained during this journey. Maria is a certified yoga teacher by Yoga Alliance and Yoga Alliance International.