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 FAROUK

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. Yoga took a big part of her daily movement for 8 years, then she realized that teaching is her passion. She is a strong believer in the power of mind and mind-body connection. Teaching Yoga and connecting with students has been the most fulfilling step towards her life purpose.

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.

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.

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.

GOURAV BAHUGUNA

Originally from India, Gourav grew up in Rishikesh, the birth place of yoga.
So it was no surprise when he pursued his Bachelor’s in yogi science and completed his 500 Hrs RYT.

His style is dynamic and intuitive, mixing creative movement with a powerful asana practice, still focusing on breath.
Be ready to leave his classes feeling peaceful, yet empowered.

Gourav began teaching in 2018, and continues to deepen his yoga studies through Masters in Yoga from Uttrakhand Sanskrit University of India.

His passion for yoga philosophy and meditation is a part of his daily life and weaves naturally into his teachings. 

Combining personal insight, precise teaching methods, awareness of breath and humor he intends to help his students explore their fullest potential.

He teaches ashtanga-vinyasa, iyengar and traditional hatha focusing on mobility, range of motion, strength, and flexibility. His aim is to bring a unique sense of empowerment to each of his classes, through intention setting, meditation, pranayama and asanas.

CHRIS WALKER

Chris Walker is a grateful student of yoga and lover of connection who shares his passion through teaching yoga and human connection workshops and programs around the world. Following an +11 year career in the corporate world in which many of his successes were heavily driven and based on society’s definition and image of success, the practice of yoga and subsequently teaching it saved his life. While only being slightly dramatic, this focus on success was a blocker to his journey towards self connection, self awareness and ultimately self acceptance, and if you aren’t being you are you even living?

His studies began in London and have evolved while studying with teachers like Janet Stone, Bernie Clark, Mark Whitwell, and Leslie Kaminoff to name a few. With More than 3000 classes, workshops and trainings facilitated, Yoga boils down to its simplest definition: UNION, and he believes that every person has the right to and can feel empowered to find, focus, and deepen whatever union they feel is important to them, which reinforces his belief that there is no right or wrong yoga.

Chris loves Yin Yoga and considers himself a yin teacher first due to the simplistic beauty of the practice and its philosophy on the mat and how it translates to life off the mat, find your edge, find stillness, and stay for some time. While yin is his passion, Chris loves creating fun, strong, sweaty vinyasa and power yoga classes that build energy and develop strength through connected conscious movement. One of his goals as a teacher is to connect the dots between the sometimes overly complex yoga philosophies and deliver them in a grounded way that resonates with regular people.

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.