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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
Founder Marilena Shyama Shakti CYT® is an artist and instructor of yoga, founder and director of the center. 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 many more. 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 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. She practice yoga since the age of 15, starting at her own.
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
All of our activities in Yoga, Tantra, Arts, Alternative and other kind of therapies, are offered by qualified professional collaborators. Yoga teachers and therapists are specialized in different fields offer at the center as a class, workshop or treatment. Please find more about them at the reception. 

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.

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