Learning the sequence was like receiving one’s first gift – a new world had opened. Life would never be the same, beauty had entered and it would continue to blossom

Derek Ireland

Kristina Karitinou

member of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Association of Greece

Authorized by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and later Certified by Manju Pattabhi Jois in 2012, Kristina is a Senior Ashtanga Yoga teacher and member of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Association of Greece. She was qualified as an Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher by her late husband, Derek Ireland and has been teaching the tradition of
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois since 1991. After many years of assisting Derek around the world, Kristina became one of the first Ashtanga teachers in Europe. While living in the UK, she was the main teacher of the Ashtanga Yoga Community at the Natural Health Centre in Brighton and was first to teach the method at Brighton’s Evolution Centre.

RETREATS & WORKSHOPS

Ashtanga Yoga courses

Practice Place Crete

In the historic landmark of Rethymno, with sandy beaches only 1km away, we offer a summer practice and retreat for practitioners that wish to enjoy the serene environment of Pigi Village.

Workshops

Dear practitioners, please note that even though our workshops are offered in the beautiful island of Crete, our center of attention was, is and will always be Yoga studies.

ONLINE CLASSES

On line courses with Kristina and her assistants!

Original Teachings

Ashtanga, as described by the sage Patanjali, is comprised of eight limbs:

Yama

moral codes

Niyama

self observation

Asana

posture

Pranayama

breathing techniques

Pratyahara

sense withdrawal

Dharana

concentration

Dhyana

meditation

Samadhi

a state of joy and peace

Intensive Teacher Training Course

Teacher Training

Intensive Teacher Training Course with Manju P. Jois and Kristina Karitinou.