“Horos” has been created with a view to help remind us the bright side of ourselves. Horos is a society with human-centered goals. It deals with actions related with the balancing, harmonization, healing and overall development of the human being through an holistic approach. It supports coexistence on an equal basis of the spiritual, mental and physical substance of the human being. It aims at tracing paths through which these three substances can be in harmonious communication with one another as well as with the present time.
The activities of Horos are divided into two categories:
By holistic training we mean the training of the body when it is in contact with its psychical and mental world.
One of the main goals of this workout, in addition to strengthening the body, is the awareness of the body’s energy. In our space, we host the following holistic practices:
Yoga and Pilates
Natural, supplementary therapies
By “Natural, Supplementary Therapies” we mean the processes of human care, through a natural way. They assist in the holistic harmonization of body, ie the balance of body, soul, spirit, the strengthening of the organism and the development of the ability to heal. Along with traditional medicine it helps the body to heal effectively, facing the symptoms but also the cause of the disease. In “Horos” we apply the following methods of natural supplementary therapies: Reflexology, Electro-acupuncture, Advisory Holistic Nutrition and Shiatsu.
Yiannis Yiaples has graduated from the Greek National School of Dance (dance teacher), the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance (Diploma of dance theatre) and the University of Peloponnese in the school of fine arts (BA in Theatre studies). He has been a member of several dance companies like Oktana, Iros Aggelos, Sine Qua Non, Transitions and has been a permanent member of the company ‘Omada Edafous’. He has choreographed and assisted movement in various dance, theatre and music performances. Moreover, Giaples was a member of the choreographic team for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004. Parallel to that he has been a dance teacher in England and Greece. Among his teaching genres are physical theatre, contemporary dance, creative dance for people without previous dance training and supplementary conditioning (yoga, somatics). He was also a basic collaborator and responsible for the dance and movement department of the Melina Programme- Education and Culture. Apart from his artistic qualities he has studied reflexology and electro-acupuncture (Natural Health Science), Yoga (Yoga Vidya Gurukul) and employs energy therapies and meditation. He is the administrator of ‘Horos’, Holistic exercise-Natural Supplementary Therapies association.
Amalia Grammatikou was born and grew up in Athens. She graduated from the Athens University Pedagogical Department of Early School Education, in 1996. Then, she followed a two-year curriculum in the private school ANIMA and in the Hellenic Children’s Museum. Since 1997 she is employed as a pre-school educator in Kaisaris private school.
She practices yoga since 2004, and in 2006 she was trained (250 hours) as a Hatha yoga instructor. In June 2009 she followed a training seminar in Thai massage and in 2013 she finished the advanced teacher training (500 hours) at Ghyta yoga school, with Michalis Filinis. She has also followed meditation and pranayama seminars, Dharma Mitra, Prana flow, yoga for kids teacher trainings with Shana Meyerson, Greville Henwood and Christina Matsi and Prenatal fitness training, with Sia Zourladani (20 hours).
She organizes and materializes hatha yoga programs for adults and children aged 4-8 since 2007. She instructs hatha yoga group lessons at Ghyta yoga school and Horos.
Kostantinos Karafoulidis was born in Thessaloniki in 1976. He studied Yoga in India at the Yoga Vidhia Dham – Nasik completing 250 hours of basic training and education of Hatha Yoga. He has also completed 100 hours of Yoga practice in the Yoga Works in Thessaloniki. Recently he obtained a diploma in Thai Massage at the Sunshine Network at Evoia. Completing the AcroYoga teacher training L1 in Corfu,&L2 in Evoia. The last ten years he has been practicing Hatha, Asthanga, Nidra and Iyengar Yoga in various studios in London, Amsterdam, India and Greece. He is the creator of Kupukupu Yoga, a company who uses supplementary teaching practices by giving classes, workshops and performances.
Anastasia Kulenko (Siri Santokh Kaur) was born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1973, where she studied dance, vocals, mime, ice skating. In 1992 she moved to Greece, where she continued her learning about the body, expression and healing. She has been educated as a dance teacher (ISTD), holistic massage practitioner (OM), a reiki master (HRA) and a sound healing practitioner (PETTER HESS). Since 1998, she has been developing the system “Remedy Gymnastics” which combines elements of dance, yoga, holistic perception of the body. Since 2006 she has been practicing daily in Kundalini Yoga. In 2009 she traveled to the “Land of Enchantment» New Mexico where she has been trained and certified as a teacher of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.
Today she is working through movement, breath, touch and sound, in order one can feel good in his body, be able to transform his emotions and be calm mind. She leads groups of Remedy Gymnastics and Kundalini Yoga. She offers sessions of: Holistic Massage, On Site Massage, Soundhealing, Sat Guru Charan Reflexology, Reiki.
Konstantina Plastourgou studied at the Oriental Medicine & Shiatsu Training Centre (Athens). She completed the Shiatsu Bodywork Professional Course and has been working as a Shiatsu practitioner since 2012. She has attended seminars on Aromassage (Holistic Massage with Essential oils), On-Site Massage & Seated Bodywork, Facial Shiatsu, Moxibustion and Cupping as well as Guasha and Sotai Corrective Bodywork, a method of neuromuscular re-education which relieves pain while directly improving the structural balance of the body and toning up its physical condition in an easeful way.
Papanastasiou Eftichia has graduated from the Civil Engineer Technology Institute. From an early age through various sports she showed her interest in the human body as a means of expression as well as its capabilities. At the age of 18 she met yoga for the first time , she immediately loved it deeply without understanding the exact reasons why at that time.
In 2011 she completed her first training in Hatha Yoga (200Hr) with Maritta Mittag at AFStudies, in 2012 she followed yoga for kids teacher training (4-12 years old) with Florance Lalanne and prenatal teacher training with Anna Konovesi at Yoga Budo Center. In 2014 she attended the Acro Yoga Elemental Immersion in Nysy Studios (30Hr). In 2015 she studied Anusara Yoga (RYS 200) at Spanda School Of Yoga with Maria Stylianaki. She has also attended seminars of various yoga styles, acro yoga, thai massage as well as pranayama and meditation.