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.
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.
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!