“More specifically,gentle streching exercises are being executed by the practicioners,wich focus on
areas of the body that are particularly burdened by the sedentary lifestyle”…
C V s of the two contributors of the training course in Music-Therapeutic Hatha Yoga .
Athanasia has been practicing yoga constantly since 2010.She obtained the Yoga Alliance diploma
for teachers (yoga 200h) in 2014 from the Yoga Institute of Athens ,emphasizing the alignment
principles of Anusara Yoga.
She has attended anatomy with Martin Kirk ,as well as an allignment and therapy seminar with
Maja Zilih,and has participated in several seminars conducted by renowned teachers, including
Elizabeth Williamson (partner yoga),Todd Tessen,Sianna Sherman,Megan Curie and Michael Stone.
She was trained in Kalari yoga dance by Professor Grigori Gaitanaro,holds a diploma in Thai
Therapeutic Massage,and has been trained by Ariadni Oikonomidi in Fun Kids yoga.
She has been teaching yoga to groups of vulnerable people and continues to do so until today.
Courses in Music:
Started lessons in classical guitar with teacher Alexandros Sotirakis.
Courses in classical guitar ,emphasis on the interpretation of rennaisance and baroque music
transcribed for guitar,with teacher Stavros Katirtzoglou.
1996 First degree in classical guitar from the Conservatory of Voula,Attica,with teacher Stavros
Katirtzoglou.Consecutively,higher degree in classical guitar with honors from Elefthero
Conservatory in Ampelokipi,Athens,with teacher Christos Sotakis.
Started lessons in piano.
Seminars and master classes by well -known guitarists:M.Barueco,R.Dyens,K.Kotsiolis,and others.
2005 First degree in piano from the Conservatory of Ilion ,Attica,with teacher Pavlos
2002-6 Courses in the Open University of Greece,branch of Athens,studying Greek
Civilization,leading to a degree in Studies in Greek Civilazation.
Specializing in various music styles:
Specializing in chamber music:
Taught in Conservatoriums:
3 conservatoriums in the large Athens area.
Address: 8 Avlonos Str.
166 73 Voula
Mοbile phone: +30 693 8310261
Music-therapeutic Hatha Yoga
The music-therapeutic hatha yoga consists in the synergy of two parallel actions.The first of these
α) physical exercises(asanas)
More specifically,gentle streching exercises are being executed by the practicioners,wich focus on
areas of the body that are particularly burdened by the sedentary lifestyle.Such are the neck,the
waist,the hips,the knees .In this way the normal bodily movements of the above articulations get
help to be restored towards a much needed,better condition.
As for the breathing techniques taught to the practitioners ,they contribute to their physical and
The second parallel action of the music-therapeutic hatha yoga includes listening to serene high
quality renaissance /baroque music from illustrious composers
(Mudarra,Milan,Narvaez,Sanz,Dowland,Bach and others),in live guitar performance.The above
musical genres exert a calming effect upon the mind ,with the additional benefit that the
practitioners can perform the exercises,with less effort. Also, during the application of relaxation
techniques ,the live music inspires to the practitioners well-being ,serenity and optimism.
In addition , sould be stressed that thanks to the synergy of these two parallel actions
aforementioned ,music-therapeutic hatha yoga offers to the practitioners:
a)well-being in their central nervous system
b)strengthening on their musculoskeletal system and
c)improvement in their flexibility.
In all, health and well-being are taken care in a holistic way.
The course is beneficial to everybody. Kinds of Music therapeutic hatha yoga
Music-therapeutic Hatha Yoga, Prenatal
This type of yoga includes all the basic functions of music- therapeutic hatha yoga(see the
description in the initial text.)As far as physical exercises are concerned ,its kinesiology is
compatible with the needs of pregnant women.
Therefore, prenatal music- therapeutic hatha yoga offers the pregnant woman relaxation and
muscular flexibility ,while producing a discharge effect on the nervous system.It also relieves
eventual bodily pains occuring in the pregnant woman’s waist and knees,caused by changes to her
body’s center of gravity.
In addition,thanks to prenatal music- therapeutic hatha yoga ,the pregnant practitioner manages to
handle any physical and mental changes in a sober and optimistic way.
Music- therapeutic Hatha Yoga ,Chair
This type of yoga is beneficial for older practitioners and also for those wishing to practice in a
sitting posture.Throughout the course ,practitioners remain seated.It includes all the basic functions
of music- therapeutic hatha yoga ,as follows:
a)gentle physical streching exercises (asanas),which focus on various parts of the body,such as the
back of the neck,waist,hips,legs,knees and feet.
c)relaxation techniques (savasana),and
d)listening to high quality and serene renaissance/baroque music from illustrious composers
(Mudarra,Milan,Narvaez,Sanz,Dowland,Bach and others),performed live with the classical guitar.
The above musical genres:
a) exert a calming effect upon the mind ,so that the practitioners perform the exercises with less
b)inspire well-being,serenity and optimism
As far as the physical exercises are concerned,they are adapted to the needs of the older
practitioner’s body type,whereas the kinesiology is compatible with the conditions of the sitting
position.The benefits enjoyed are the same as those of music- therapeutic hatha yoga
Music -therapeutic Hatha Yoga, for kids.
This kid’s yoga type includes all the basic functions of music -therapeutic hatha yoga(see the
description in the initial text).
As far as the physical exercises are concerned,they are adapted to the needs of the children’s body
type.Therefore the practice of this type of yoga offers the children mental-physical
relief,strengthening their muscular system and finally familiarizing them with their body.
Through using the special breathing exercises(pranayama) ,it helps children learn to manage stress