Marilena Shyama Shakti CYT® is an artist and yoga-tantra-meditation teacher, founder and director of Akasha center & Open Yoga Day Cyprus initiative. 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 found the Open Yoga Day Cyprus in 2015, an annual pancyprian non-profit event, where yoga lovers, teachers and people all over the island, gather together to celebrate oneness, unity and love!
Since 2017 she works on new projects that will be released soon to the public.
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.

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. (
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!