About

OUR TEAM

INSTRUCTORS

FAYE

After years of teaching ancient and modern Greek literature Faye has decided to fully dedicate her time to her yogic journey. Having completed her first training in India she has practiced several types of yoga and started teaching. She loves to share her passion for breathing through movement and encourages her students to create their own style and explore their potential through practice. Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga are her favorite physical tools, but she also adores Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra. She believes that yoga is for every body and tries her best to make practice accessible to everyone.

HIMANSHU BAHUGUNA​

Himanshu comes from a traditional yoga family in India, where he completed his 500 RYT, B.A Degree in Yoga & Naturopathy and M.A. (yoga) degree from Uttrakhand Sanskrit University of India. Himanshu is combining his young and enthusiastic attitude with a technical asana approach and is most passionate about inspiring his students to improve their practice for long-term health, well-being and fitness goals. He has taught various yoga styles and currently focuses in the Hatha and Ashtanga-Vinyasa traditions. Himanshu is also experienced in asana theory, adjustments, and yoga alignment. He has previously taught in 200hr and 300hr teacher training courses back in India and since then is the lead teacher of YogaUnion.

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RACHEL BERRYMAN

Coming from a background of 20 years of ballet and contemporary dance training, Rachel has always been interested in working with the body and the amazing capacity our bodies have.  Rachel has been practicing yoga for 14 years and has taught over 5000+ hours of yoga classes and teacher trainings.  Originally from the U.S.A., she has been a lead teacher in over 30 yoga teacher training courses world-wide. Rachel teaches Vinyasa Flow, Yin, and Restorative yoga classes, as well as applied anatomy, teaching methodology, adjustments, and alignment classes.

LAILA

Laila is a yoga student and teacher who decided to quit the desk job, corporate life and focus on her health, wellness and peace of mind. She is fascinated and inspired by the human body, structure and movement, and she has been reading about and practicing yoga for 7 years. Laila realized that this is what she wants to do everyday for the rest of her life, it’s her passion. She is a strong believer in harmony and mindfulness; and yoga helped her in connecting her breath with her movement, as well as, linking her body, mind and soul, to better harmonize with the universe.

IPPOLITI

Ippoliti’s yoga journey started in 2010. At the time she was searching for something that would help her get rid of the anxiety and the pressure of corporate work. Her daily practice made her seek something beyond physical exercise. That’s how she started her first yoga training. Ippoliti creates a safe and comfortable space to release physical and emotional tension that allows for true healing to begin. Her classes help you bring mindfulness to your daily life, encourage you to explore your limits and give you a deep understanding of your yoga practice.

JONAS VELLAS

A medicine Student and a passionate practitioner of martial arts and calisthenics Jonas began his path in yoga with Ashtanga. He soon found himself in India in search for a deeper understanding of yoga, on a physical and spiritual level.Upon his return he started teaching yoga in studios and soon in YogaUnion ttc’s as well as hosting specialised workshops and seminars. Today, Jonas is the owner of “108 Studio” in Greece and is teaching various yoga style’s classes, breathing, philosophy, anatomy and alignment.

ELENI CHANTZARA

Eleni Chantzara started since 2009 her journey to Yoga! Early on she understood the treasures that were lying under that magical technique and philosophy of yoga. The practice became part of her daily life and that still goes on.
She has been teaching yoga for more than ten years focusing on the self love and connection that happens in a yoga class, complimenting a soft, compassionate heart and a strong mind and body.

TANYA

Tanya is a certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance ERYT-500, and Yoga Acharya (Master of Yoga) in the classical Sivananda yoga tradition. She started her meditation practice at the age of 14 through Transcendental Meditation. Her 20 years of experience practicing and 17 years of teaching yoga includes numerable yoga training in classical and modern styles of yoga and long stays at yoga ashrams across India. For the past 16 years Tanya teaches yoga internationally including 200-hr and 500-hr Yoga Alliance certified educational programs, workshops, seminars, and retreats.

CASPIAN

Caspian is a Yoga, Acroyoga, Fly High Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage with an extensive background in competitive sports and a black belt in Karate.

He loves to teach and practice Acroyoga because of the incredible benefits the practice unlocks, such as community, connection, trust, communication and respect.

As an Acroyoga teacher Caspian gives a lot of focus on breaking down the technique and alignment in movements and skills, whilst always encouraging development of the non-physical skills of communication and empathy too.

He is the founder of the AcroSpirit community and it’s his mission to spread the positive values, joy and connection that Acro has brought so much of into his life!

Before becoming a full-time yoga and Acroyoga teacher Caspian was a professional Aerospace Engineer, designing components for Aeroplanes and Formula 1 race cars.

Now instead of making planes fly, he makes people fly!

LAURA

Originally an educational teacher from Holland, Laura combines her love for sharing knowledge and skills with her passion for movement. Laura practiced many different sports, has an extensive background in martial arts (Judo, Aikido, Boxing and Kickboxing) and has been a yoga, handstand, yoga and AcroYoga practitioner and teacher. What makes her teaching unique is that she places a lot of emphasis on the non-physical aspects of the practice. Laura recognizes that to be a truly skilled practitioner, you must be skilled in communication, safety, trust, empathy, respect, support and much more. As a teacher, she gives focus to safety, inclusivity and play. Inviting students to step outside their comfort zone, challenge beliefs and bring out their inner child! 

CELINE

Celine is teaching and sharing her love for yoga and soul growth since 8 years. When she left Switzerland 5 Years ago she became a Yogi Nomad and was teaching the last years in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Australia and Bali. She is a passionate 650hr certified Yoga Teacher in Vinyasa Yin and Hatha Tantra Yoga.  Holding space, empower and encourage others is what is important to her and close to her heart.” Yoga has taught me so much about how to be a better Version of myself, how to treat my body and mind and also how to treat others around me on and off the mat. That is what I want to share”. Her background as a fitness trainer and nurse allows her to integrate the various biodynamic aspects of the body, into her teaching and to combine the functionality of the body with spirituality.

FOUNDERS

SPYROS KAPITSINOS​

A track athlete in his youth, Spyros’ love for the human body and movement led him to pursuing a career as an ASCM certified movement trainer and specialist, which soon enough led him to Yoga. After falling in love he quickly become a 500 RYT and started travelling the world gathering knowledge, experience and inspiration. Spyros and Ourania founded YogaUnion Bali, a life-long dream and the place where he was able to share his knowledge and passion for movement and the human experience. As of 2020 Spyros is still very involved in the trainings and focuses on working in the background and delivering Anatomy lessons.

Ourania Bouzouki

Once a very successful architect working in Florence, Ourania decided to follow her passion and devote herself to yoga. She started practicing with Giovanni Formisano in 1996 when she completed her first 4-year teacher training in Hatha yoga. Since then Ourania has accumulated thousands of hours by following inspiring teachers in TTC, seminars, and workshops all over the world, including her beloved India where she still visits every year. Since 2010 Ourania has been running an international teacher training school, and now calls Bali home. Ourania is still involved in TTC’s and creating vision of spreading the love of yoga to all, past and future students of YogaUnion.