We are please to welcome Marios for another workshop with NELIY.
Marios’ first yoga teachers were Patricia Booth and Jeanne Maslen, who inspired him to take his dedication to Iyengar yoga further and follow the teacher training course at Manchester and District Institute of Iyengar Yoga. As a professional classical musician he found that the concentration, discipline and self-practice needed in music could be applied to yoga in the same way. He qualified in 2002.
He has been a Senior Intermediate Level 3 teacher for several years, and continues to make regular visits to India to study with the Iyengar family at the Ramamani Memorial Institute in Pune, and also with Jawahar Bangera and Firooza Ali.
He now divides his time between Hertfordshire and Greece, and combines teaching local classes with giving workshops all over the UK and Europe. He has also taught in the USA.
In 2005 he began teaching yoga courses in Crete, an island that had felt like a second home for over twenty years, and he now spends several months there each summer studying and teaching yoga. He is inspired not only by his teachers, but also by his students, and the power of Iyengar yoga to work with and improve some very challenging conditions.
Yoga was instrumental in his own recovery from a serious car accident a few years ago, and he feels enormous gratitude to have worked with Guruji in the medical classes in Pune. In late 2018 Marios spent several weeks in India, culminating in the Iyengar centenary celebration in Pune where he was very fortunate to experience Geeta Iyengar's last teachings.