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Akasha Center, is an organization offering a wide range of activities in Yoga, Tantra, Arts, Alternative therapies by qualified professionals. Each section of the center includes a number of classes, courses, seminars, workshops and one-to-one sessions, and covers a variety of subjects from ancient, contemporary and interdisciplinary practices.
Galileo once said: “There is nothing we can teach to people, we can only help them discover it within themselves.”
This is also our intention: to provide effective tools and methods through yoga, tantra, arts and holistic therapies for the development of human potential into the path of self-Transformation and Evolution. We do not offer conventional medical treatment. Yoga, Meditation, Tantra, Arts, Therapies, Treatments, etc., have therapeutic properties on the human body and psyche!

AKASHA आकाश

In the ancient philosophy of India, is a word that means ”Heaven”, ”Space”, or ”ETHER” / आकाश. Ether, which is the fifth element that permeates the universe. In accordance with the philosophy of yoga, is the first material element created by the astral world and its main characteristic is the sound.

Team

Founder
Marilena Shyama Shakti CYT® is an artist and yoga-tantra-meditation teacher, founder and director of Akasha center & Open Yoga Day Cyprus initiative. She is the founder of Silentruth  – Inner Arts Institute.
She studied painting and art history at the Academy of Fine Arts in Czech Republic, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2001 and a Master of Fine Arts in 2004. During her studies she practice, study and worked with traditional tantric hatha yoga, tantra yoga, meditation, laya yoga and other forms of traditional tantric yoga practices. She became a yoga instructor at the approved international Resonance Center member of Atman Federation in 2003. Later on she took she became GroovyKids ® yoga teacher in 2012, Swaha Aerial yoga teacher in 2013 and Unnata® Aerial Yoga teacher in 2014. She is certified as a MASTER YOGA TEACHER 500hr CYT® from the International Yoga Alliance. She is a certified VEDIC ART practitioner. Her last training as a practitioner in 2014 was on Mindfulness Meditation.

She found the Open Yoga Day Cyprus in 2015, an annual pancyprian non-profit event initiative, where yoga lovers, teachers and people all over the island, gather together to celebrate oneness, unity and love!
She has been teaching yoga since 2003 starting in Praque of Czech Republic and she continue teaching Yoga, Meditation, Yoga Theory and Philosophy and also Tantra in Cyprus at her own center and in Greece since 2006. In 2010 she continue creating AKASHA CENTER, and in 2016 she founded and initiate the SILENTRUTH – INNER ARTS INSTITUTE were they offer a range of advanced teacher trainings, continuing education programs and educational programs.
She has written and published articles on yoga and esoterism, in various magazines and in her own column for the magazine PURPLE of Politis newspaper. She has work as a fine art teacher at her own fine art center and on schools, winning Pancyprian first places with her students art work. She has conducted seminars in yoga and tantra and fine arts and she has exhibited her art-work in Cyprus and abroad, being continuously an active artist.

Team
Stavri Ioannou (Stavroula), has a BA in Interior Design and an MA in Design: Product + Space, she worked as a freelance Interior & Product designer in Cyprus. She started practicing yoga in 2009 as a form of recovery after a serious health problem. The changes in her health, emotional and mental state made her continue her yoga practice during her studies in Cyprus and UK. In 2014 she finished her 200hr teacher training in Hatha Yoga Asanas, Yoga Anatomy, Pranayama & Meditation from World Yoga Alliance. She also became a certified Kids Yoga teacher from GroovyKids Yoga. She finished her training in Unnata Aerial Yoga in 2016 and Swaha Aerial Yoga in 2017. In 2017 she completed her second Kids Yoga training Garuda Kids Play and Garuda Fly and she also became a certified Aerial Yoga Teacher for Kids. The same year she successfully completed The Mindful Educators Essentials course for mindfulness meditation for kids/teens. She is a Part 1 Prenatal Yoga Teacher and she will soon finish the part 2 from Birthlight UK. She also participated several times at Vipassana Meditation 10-day course in Greece.

Karma Yogis
Our aim is to create a wonderful community of people who love esoterism, arts, yoga, tantra, spirituality and want to grow up in a special path of life. Karma yoga / कर्मन् योग , or the “discipline of action”, is often understood as a yoga of selfless (altruistic) service. Literally translates to the path of union through action and is described as a way of acting, thinking and willing by which one orients oneself toward realization by acting in accordance with one’s duty (dharma) without consideration of personal self-centered desires, likes or dislikes. One acts without being attached to the fruits of one’s deeds. (wikipedia.org)
At the Akasha Center offers a Karma Yoga program and is specifically built as an exchange of energy between you and the center. Our intention is to create a community service offering opportunities for personal growth and making our services accessible to everyone.
If you are interested to be part of the community then you can become (if you like) a karma yogi / yogini (volunteer), helping on what is available and you choose what works best for you. In exchange you will receive free yoga classes and / or therapies!

Our Policy

SPACE POLICY 
• Please arrive at least 10-15 minutes early for your class or session and on time for the following ones.
• As a courtesy to fellow students we enforce a strict late-arrival policy: if you are late, you may not be able to join the class.
• All courses, seminars, workshops or other events start right on time and the doors close.
• The center is a free- mobile & shoes area. So, please turn off or silence your mobile phone before entering the space and leave your shoes at the entrance. • All of our classes are done barefoot.
• Backs are not allowed in the class room. Keep them at the changing room.
• Please to bring with you less, only what you need for your time at the center.
• The center is not held responsible for any lost or stolen items.
• Silence! Most of the times, a class is in progress. In order to maintain a peaceful atmosphere in all areas of the center please speak in a low tone and all our movements to be subtle and soft.
• Cleanness! Each one is responsible for keeping the w.c. clean and the space after eating or drinking, please to wash up your cap after having tea or anything at the center.
• The library is available to all. Books are not for lending, but can be studied in the space freely.

CLASSES / WORKSHOPS POLICY
• Bring with you yoga mat, blanket, comfortable and plain clothes.
• If you must leave early, inform the teacher at the beginning of the class, (it is important to stay throughout the whole class as well as not to disturb others).
• Do not eat for at least 2 hours before class time. Drink water before and after class.
• Make sure you have taken care of your personal hygiene: freshly washed body is appreciated by fellow students! Please do wear deodorant.
• Please don’t wear heavy perfumes.
• Bring your own towel and yoga mat.
• If you have any type of injury or illness inform your teacher.
• Practice on your own as yoga is a personal and not a competitive practice.
• Follow teacher’s instructions exactly and practice slowly and carefully.
• Be regular and consistent in your practice, (do not make it a habit to arrive late and/or leave early from the class).

MEMBERSHIP PAYMENTS
• Ways of payment are by cash, bank deposit. Credit cards and checks are not accepted.
• All monthly classes must be prepaid.
• For all yoga classes to reserve your spot you must prepaid the month / class / package, if you absent from a class for 1 session without notification the you must re-arrange and reserve your new spot.
• In case of class cancellation without 24 hours notice the class can not be replaced.
• The classes can be replaced according to the schedule and only if there are free spots, during the month that was the payment, NO classes can be moved to another month.
• The center is not oblige to replace classes missed during public holidays or holidays.
• Workshops, seminars and other events should be always prepaid at least 5 days before the event.
• The booking is done by full prepayment.
• If the participant cancel his/her participation minimum 2 days before, he/she will be charged the one third of the total amount and will be refunded the remaining amount.
• NO refunds for unreasonable absence or last minute notice.
• Therapies / treatments / massages are pre-payed and NO refunds for not using the coupons in the dates written on them.
• For therapies / treatments / massages packages bought as an offer in advanced, NO refunds if the patient stop the treatment at any time during the therapies series OR didn’t appear at the session.

Schedule & Events

YOGA/AERIAL/PILATES SCHEDULE
Please see below the new weekly schedule for all Yoga, Aerial, Pilates, Kids Yoga and other classes, for the academic year 2019-2020. Please note that dates its a subject to change.

MEDITATION & MINDFULNESS SCHEDULE
Please see below new schedule for the academic year 2019-2020. All Meditation courses and Mindfulness Meditation courses are offered at Akasha Center studio.

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MONTHLY EVENTS
During the year, we offer a range of activities, events, workshops, training’s, gatherings, open to everyone. Our aim is to create an environment friendly to everyone who would like to learn more, experience more, relax, have fun and educate.

ANNUAL EVENTS
During the year, we offer a range of activities, events, workshops, training’s, gatherings, open to everyone. Our aim is to create an environment friendly to everyone who would like to learn more, experience more, relax, have fun and educate.

  • YOGATHON events
    Yogathon (Yoga Marathon) is an annual event since 2009. An experience that will make you fly! The practice of HATHA YOGA and the simultaneous activation of all the chakras, PRANAYAMA and bandhas activate all the mokshas, bringing to the body a feeling of incredible lightness and freedom. The continuous movement combined with the PRANA and mantras for a protracted period of time offers wellness. 
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  • MEDITHON events
    Medithon (Meditation Marathon) is an annual event since 2009. An experience that will uplift you! Meditation Marathon aim is to bring us closer to our higher Self and our inner world, finding our abilities, limitations, our propose, our brain way of action, the power of our energies, chakras, etc. The practice of “mental” YOGA with techniques of simultaneous activation of all the chakras and the deeper meditation will uplift you.
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  • SPIRAL MEDITATION events
    Spiral Meditation is an annual event – an experience that will uplift you! A unique way to meditate in a group, increasing the etheric energy of the body, transcending the mind and emotions on a spiritual level, expanding consciousness, opening to a superior stage of evolution of humankind.! Aims at the awakening of individuals and groups who participate to these meditations, for bringing into awareness the presence of Cosmic Consciousness. With this experience, every individual can have access to the universal dimension that exists in potential in every soul. Suitable for everyone of 16 years old and over, regardless of physical condition. No previous experience is needed. Duration differs in each spiral meditation.
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  • OPEN YOGA DAY CYPRUS annual Pancyprian events
    Established in 2015, the Open Yoga Day Cyprus is honored to educate the public about benefits of yoga through annual free community events held at different locations across Cyprus. The occasions, facilitated with the support of local municipalities, sponsors, yoga instructors and organizing team of volunteers, annually gather yoga enthusiasts, families and friends for a day filled with inspiring program. Promoting well-being and social interaction, the initiative aims at showcasing yoga benefits to all, while ultimately contributing in developing healthy society. Join us in celebration of life, love and unity thru those events.
    Click here for more: Open Yoga Day Cyprus  Open Yoga Day Cyprus

Policy

SPACE POLICY
• Please arrive at least 10-15 minutes early for your class or session and on time for the following ones.
• As a courtesy to fellow students we enforce a strict late-arrival policy: if you are late, you may not be able to join the class.
• All courses, seminars, workshops or other events start right on time and the doors close.
• The center is a free- mobile & shoes area. So, please turn off or silence your mobile phone before entering the space and leave your shoes at the entrance. • All of our classes are done barefoot.
• Backs are not allowed in the class room. Keep them at the changing room.
• Please to bring with you less, only what you need for your time at the center.
• The center is not held responsible for any lost or stolen items.
• Silence! Most of the times, a class is in progress. In order to maintain a peaceful atmosphere in all areas of the center please speak in a low tone and all our movements to be subtle and soft.
• Cleanness! Each one is responsible for keeping the w.c. clean and the space after eating or drinking, please to wash up your cap after having tea or anything at the center.
• The library is available to all. Books are not for lending, but can be studied in the space freely.

CLASSES / WORKSHOPS / TRAININGS POLICY
• Bring with you yoga mat, blanket, comfortable and plain clothes.
• If you must leave early, inform the teacher at the beginning of the class, (it is important to stay throughout the whole class as well as not to disturb others).
• Do not eat for at least 2 hours before class time. Drink water before and after class.
• Make sure you have taken care of your personal hygiene: freshly washed body is appreciated by fellow students! Please do wear deodorant.
• Please don’t wear heavy perfumes.
• Bring your own towel and yoga mat.
• If you have any type of injury or illness inform your teacher.
• Practice on your own as yoga is a personal and not a competitive practice.
• Follow teacher’s instructions exactly and practice slowly and carefully.
• Be regular and consistent in your practice, (do not make it a habit to arrive late and/or leave early from the class).

MEMBERSHIP PAYMENTS POLICY
• Ways of payment are by cash, bank deposit. Credit cards and checks are not accepted.
• All monthly classes must be prepaid.
• For all yoga classes to reserve your spot you must prepaid the month / class / package, if you absent from a class for 1 session without notification the you must re-arrange and reserve your new spot.
• In case of class cancellation without 24 hours notice the class can not be replaced.
• The classes can be replaced according to the schedule and only if there are free spots, during the month that was the payment, NO classes can be moved to another month.
• The center is not oblige to replace classes missed during public holidays or holidays.
• Workshops, seminars and other events should be always prepaid at least 5 days before the event.
• The booking is done by full prepayment.
• If the participant cancel his/her participation minimum 2 days before, he/she will be charged the one third of the total amount and will be refunded the remaining amount.
• NO refunds for unreasonable absence or last minute notice.
• Therapies / treatments / massages are pre-payed and NO refunds for not using the coupons in the dates written on them.
• For therapies / treatments / massages packages bought as an offer in advanced, NO refunds if the patient stop the treatment at any time during the therapies series OR didn’t appear at the session.