Create space, leave every thought for what you have to do,
there is no must, only “trust”. Everything is here for you.
Maria Levantinou is the creator of EYT ( Emotional Yoga Therapy ), a system that balances mind, body and emotions, perfectly suited to the needs of today’s life rythms.
Her spiritual journey began in theater, where she was given the opportunity to experiment on the bond of mind, body and breath in the Department of Theater Studies of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. After completing her Postgraduate Studies in Aesthetic Philosophy (M.Ph.), her contact with yoga appeared as a natural need.
She was trained in India in the system of Satyananda Yoga and in Ayurvedic Massage Therapy. Her desire for an honest interaction with the body, taking into account the needs of each human being, led her to Italy and straight into the intuitive teaching of Diane Long, direct disciple of Vanda Scaravelli.
Later on her path she met her Yin teacher Biff Mithoefer and completed all three trainings in Yin Yoga (Yin Yoga Teacher Training, I. Taoism, Anatomy and Sequencing, II Embracing the Yin Path, and III. Storytelling ). She deepened her Taoist studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine with my teacher I.Faitakis in Balance Method Acupuncture by Dr.Tan.
Her journey continued with the Bahiranga Yoga Therapy Instructor Course (RYT 500) next to Michalis Evangelidis and with him I further trained in Nada Yoga (Yoga of the Sound). Through her personal apprenticeship with her beloved teachers Angela Farmer and Victor van Kooten, she keeps exploring the free expression of the body always respecting each practitioner’s nature and choices, allowing space for curiosity, play and creativity.
In 2009 she met her root teacher Dr. Carlos de León and since then she hasn been studying and practicing, exploring different spiritual traditions such as Shamanism, Chi kung, Vajrayanna, Hindu Tantra, Dzogchen, Kabbalah, and Body Psychotherapy. Among my spiritual masters are: HH 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Namkai Norbu Rinpoche, Khandro Rinpoche, Swami Shankarananda, Swami Chandrashekhar Nanda Nath.
Maria Levantinou is certified by the Yoga Alliance International, offering Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings and Female Power Circles.