Meet our team

Everyday we are doing what’s necessary. Sometimes we do what’s possible, and suddenly we are doing the impossible.

Savvas Giantsis

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Savvas Giantsis is the owner and founder of the House of yoga since 2007. After many years of experience in the field of sports and fitness he’s been practicing Yoga since 2000 , after training in Vinyasa Yoga taught by John Tomayo, at the famous Atmananta Yoga studio, where he worked for 2 years, as well as at other studios and gyms in New York.

He attended Vinyasa flow classes for five months , in Los Angeles. Then for the next 2 years he stayed close to Dharma Mittra in NY. who was an inspiration for his courses.

In 2005 he makes his first trip to Mysore in India to be trained in the system of Ashtanga by its founder Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath Rangaswamy , a destination which he tries to visit every year. In parallel, to this day he has lessons with many teachers abroad and in Greece.

Savvas is Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS) – House of Yoga.

Sofia Xirotiri started practicing the sport of Gymnastics at the age of 7 transitioning to acrobatic gymnastics at 18 with appearances and victories in national championships. She joined the national team of aerobic gymnastics, with participations and distinctions in European and World Championships. Leaving the field of competitive sport at the age of 30, she is acquainted with Ashtanga Yoga by her teacher and instigator Savvas Giantsis. She starts daily practice and in 2010 she takes her first trip to India, Then she attends seminars abroad (Kino Mc Gregor, Taric Tamic)in Ashtanga Yoga and goes to New York to get her diploma on Vinyasa Yoga at the Atmananda Yoga Studio, taught by John Tamayo. At the same time she practices daily with Eddie Stern in Ashtanga Yoga and takes lessons from Dharma Mittra. In 2011 she goes to London to attend classes with Sharath Jois, where she decides to travel to Mysore, India. In January 2014 she gets authorized level 2 from KPJAYI and her teacher in India Sharath Jois.

Everyday practice with her teacher, the trips to Mysore and the yoga community are the source of her inspiration . Getting joy and energy out of communicating and shearing her teachings to all who love the practice of yoga!

Sofia Xirotiri

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Alexandra Vasileiou

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 Alexandra Vassiliou was born and raised in Athens. From an early age she engaged in classical ballet. In 2000 she graduated from the Professional School of Dance “Niki Kontaxaki”. Since 2001 she practices Capoeira (Brazilian Martial Art) and holds the title “Formada”. She has the Yogaworks Diploma since 2010, member of Yoga Alliance.

She was born in Athens in 1987. From a very young age she did classical and modern dance. She holds professional diplomas from the English system “Imperial Society οf Teachers of Dancing” for ballet and modern dance. She participated in many dance performances and dealt with theater kinesiology.

She studied civil engineer in National Technical University of Athens with postgraduate studies, which contributed to a deeper understanding of the mechanics of the body.

Being a lover of body and spirit, she met yoga and daily practice became a part of her life. She has completed the 200hours Vinyasa krama Yoga teacher training and Aerial yoga of Yoga Alliance. She traveled to Mysore, India, where she deepened her practice by completing the 300hours Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga of Yoga Alliance. She is a certified Pilates instructor in mat & studio equipment (MK Pilates).

She teaches classes with emphasis on the flow of breath through movement, alignment, harmony and holistic approach to wellness.

Vivian Marinou

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Christina Exarxou

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Christina Exarchou spent most of her early years training as a competitive rhythmic gymnast in Greece. Following a year of consistent illness due to exhaustion, she was later told to give up gymnastics and focus on her recovery. It wasn’t until later, in
2007, that she discovered the Ashtanga Yoga system and was instantly drawn to its dynamic, structured and grounded approach. She then committed to a daily Mysore style practice in the tradition of Sri K Pattabhi Jois which combines the discipline of physical practice (asana) with it’s related philosophy. 
She made her first trip to India in 2009 to study with Rolf Naujokat and completed a Yoga Alliance 200 hour Ashtanga Yoga Training with authorised (by Pattabhi Jois) teacher Caroline Klebl the same year. From 2012-13 she trained as an apprentice with Sarai Harvey-Smith in Triyoga in London, and continued her yearly studies with Rolf Naujokat in India. In 2015 she travelled for the first time to the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI), Mysore, India. She then returned to assisting at Triyoga, this time apprenticing with Ursula Scott from 2016 - 2018. Currently, she is working through the Advanced A series and is based in Athens, Greece, where she  teaches traditional Ashtanga and Vinyasa classes. She continues to study annually under the guidance of R. Sharath Jois, and has received the Authorisation (Level 2) by him to teach.

Having experienced profound change through this internally-focused practice, she is now a great believer in its therapeutic benefits. Her objective is to transmit her enthusiasm with each student and allow for them to safely experience the physical
and psychological healing effects of the practice.

Spyros Tarifas

Spiros got born in Toronto, Canada but grew up in Greece. He has been introduced to Yoga at 2005 by a teacher that taught the “inner cleaning” rather than asana practise. That experience was enough to led him at 2010 in Ashram of Sivananda at Vrindavan, India. Continuing his journey he visited North Thailand and been taught the art of Thai massage and since then he travels every year to Asia in order to meet and collaborate with various teachers but also to learn new Yoga practises.

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Akis Farmakis

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Akis Farmakis initially studied Law and worked as a Lawyer for 6 years, meanwhile he was practicing yoga since 2007.
Finally, Yoga won him and changed his life literally, as he travelled to India and got Certification of 500HR at Ashtanga-Vinyasa Yoga from "Sampoorna Yoga School" of Goa, India and teaches Vinyasa yoga since then.
Meanwhile Akis also got certified at Thai Massage from ITM School of Thailand.