Kristina Karitinou-Ireland

Kristina Karitinou-Ireland

YOGA PRACTICE

Ashtanga Yoga Greece

Kristina is a certified Ashtanga Yoga teacher, Zen practitioner from Greece who has been teaching the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois since 1991. She was qualified as an Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher by her late husband Derek Ireland, authorized by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Certified by his son, Manju Pattabhi Jois in 2012. After many years of assisting Derek Ireland 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 the first to teach the method at Brighton’s Evolution Centre. In 2001, Kristina and Michael Anastassiades established the Yoga Practice in London. Upon her return to Greece, Kristina’s focus shifted to the education of future Ashtanga yoga teachers and has since spread Derek Ireland’s teachings all over Europe, Asia and Latin America. For the past few years she has been actively involved in the practice of Zen chanting and sitting under the guidance of Zen Master Hyon Gak Sunim. Brought up in an artistic family, Kristina keeps herself in touch with her creative side and believes that knowledge, practice, meditation, arts, music, therapy, healing, healthy relationships, nutrition, nature are the vital elements to a balance life.

As a teacher, Kristina respects and appreciates the honest efforts of practitioners, their choices and the influence of their own teachers. Her mission is to support the Ashtanga method and community with honesty and devotion. Kristina considers herself honoured to belong to the Ashtanga Lineage. She believes that teachers and Gurus belong to the lineage and not the other way around.


Kristina’s work is a continuation of Derek Ireland’s teaching principles and techniques. Derek Ireland was one of the first students of Sri K Pattabhi Jois and is considered one of the most important yoga teachers of our era, having spread the Ashtanga method to and across Europe. Kristina's work is dedicated to him.

Kristina is currently living on the beautiful island of Crete where her yoga studio is also located. She teaches the Primary, Intermediate and Advanced A Sequence of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and offers classes, workshops, retreats and teacher training courses all year long around the world.



 

2019

8th - 10th March,Thessaloniki, Greece
Ashtanga Yoga Thessaloniki
mail
link
+306524761
20 Valaoritou street,Thessaloniki
Greece
14th - 17th March, Chihuahua, Mexico
Centre de Bakasana
Carbonyl 2933,Col.San Felipe
+526562844746
mail
link
29th - 31st March, Brussels, Belgium
Darin’s Yoga Shala
www.darinsyoga.com
mail
link
+32483430331
Boulevard Saint Michel 89 Etterbeek,Belgium
7th-12th April, Roussospiti, Rethymno, Crete, Greece
Intensive Easter Retreat
Yoga Practice
link
mail
+00306977715026
Cretavillas Roussospiti, 74100 Grete
link
13th -14th April, Athens, Greece
Ashtanga Yoga Association of Greece
link
mail
Evritanias 43, Athens, Greece
20th April - 4th May, Ubut-Gili Meno Island-Bali, Indonesia
"Heal Yourself" Ashtanga Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Centro Yoga Amrita
link
mail
10th -12th May, Kithira, Creece
Kithira Ashtanga Yoga
mail
697 2510 279
Κοντολιάνικα, 80100
20th - 24th May, Rethymno, Crete, Greece
Sparkle and Refreshing Workshop
Yoga Practice
link
mail
+306977715026
Moschovity Street 24, Rethymno, Crete,
25th May - 1st June, Salento, Italy
Υoga in Salento
mail
link
+39083600284
Via Stazione 166,73010 Zolino, Lecce, Italy
9th June - 29th September, Rethymno, Crete, Greece
Daily Practice summer season
Yoga Practice
link
mail
+306977715026
Moschovity Street 24,Rethymno,Crete, Greece
25th August - 6th September, Rethymno, Crete, Greece
Teacher Training Course (TTC) on Primary Series
link
mail
22nd -29th September, Rethymno, Crete, Greece
Celebration Derek Ireland Birthday Festival
Yoga Practice
link
mail
+306977715026
Moschovity Street 24,Rethymno, Crete, Greece
11th - 13th October, Arezzo, Italy
Olos e Logos Ahstanga Yoga Arezzo
Localita la San Polo
mail
+393348489482
Arezzo,Italy
13th -17th October, Athens, Greece
TTC with Manju Jois
ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Assosiation of Greece (AVYG)
link
mail

22nd-24th November, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Yogaayam
Mastabas, Heraklion
link
mail
+306908682286
15th December- International Practice for Derek Ireland!
For the Birthday Celebration of Derek´s Ireland Birthday
Athens (location and programme to be announced)
Please contact mail if you want to be part by organising event in your Shala!