studied French language and literature in Paris France,
and continued with applied foreign language translation
Effie studied Yoga consciously
later on in life, even though yoga was part of her life
at an early age due to her yogi mother Sn Kriyabindu
Saraswati. She started to really experience the benefits
of yoga in France in 2000 in an attempt to find ways
to relax and be still somewhere in the midst of the
hectic Parisian lifestlye...
She attended classes at the Sivananda
centre in Paris, later with Yogi Arun at Agni Yoga in
Paris and later went on to study at Yoga Vidya Dham
in Nasik, India to complete a teacher training course
in one of the most beautiful ashram locations near Trimbakeshwar
close to a majestic temple of Lord Shiva.
Effie embraces all Yoga traditions
and teachings absorbing and embracing all teachers and
teachings as a humble student. The last 5 years she
also attends training workshops with Jean Claude Garnier,
director of the Astanga Yoga Institute Brussels.
Effie also was drawn to Ayurveda
and Ayurvedic massage therapy and trained in P.V.A hospital
in Kannur, Kerala India in 2004 and has attended various
other ayurvedic training workshops and organizes ayurvedic
therapy training schemes in Cyprus with trainers from
She was initiated to Karma Sannyasa
by Swami Satsangi of the Satyananda Yoga tradition in
Harrogate, England on 17th of July 2009.
Effie fervently believes in selfless
service karma yoga as a means for spiritual advancement
and a way to a happier life. Keeping busy, being of
service and loving the simple things, cultivating the
magical habit of union with nature and seeking beauty
within, developing acceptance, forgiveness and oneness
with all and striving always to move forward and beyond
the limitations of the conditioned mind.