Vivi Letsou: A filmmaker by profession, Vivi found in Yoga and Zen practice a way to cope with her very stressful life. She has studied many types of Yoga and meditation for the last 20 years. She has had the opportunity to study with master teachers from the Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Hatha Yoga traditions. Her style is based on Ashtanga Yoga (which was the origin of Power Yoga) with emphasis on breath and awareness of our own body.
She completed her Yoga teacher training with senior Ashtanga teacher, Tim Miller, in San Diego, California. Tim Miller was the first certified teacher of Ashtanga Yoga in United States. Vivi also completed her Pilates Mat certification from the Physical Mind Institute of New York.
Her earlier endeavors include engineering studies, post-graduate studies in theater and film, and a career in directing - producing plays and films. She also worked for the Thessaloniki Film Festival and the Telluride Film Festival.
Vivi has explored many healing, exercise, and meditation traditions. She studied at Berkeley’s Acupressure Institute where she received certifications in acupressure, shiatsu, reiki, and acu-yoga.
For Vivi teaching is a way of sharing the richness of life’s journey. Anusara Yoga lays the foundation for a healthy body firmly grounded on this earth, and inspires the heart to align with its highest essence. Zen meditation allows us to be fully in the present moment, with compassion and freedom. For over 20 years Vivi’s practice straddled these two distinct paths of Yoga and Zen. Seeing how they complete each other, she has always sought a way to combine them. Now she invites us to step into a full experience of dynamic asana, conscious pranayama, and zen meditation—the joyful practice of being fully alive.
After living in San Francisco for over 20 years, Vivi and her husband Eraj founded NYSY Studios in 2004, a lively center in the heart of Athens where people meet to practice Yoga and Pilates. NYSY has become an international favorite for its full schedule of classes, workshops, retreats and teacher training programs.
Vivi Letsou, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts,
Certified Teacher: Anusara® Yoga, Yoga Alliance 500 hours, BASI Pilates™