Yoga Alliance RYT® 500
I am Apostolos Vontas. I grew up and live in Thessaloniki. With studies at the Polytechnic School of Mechanical Engineering and a master's degree in Informatics, I have been active in the field of research on innovative IT and their applications since 2000. Since 2011, I am the founder and director of a private research and technological development center based in Greece and Cyprus.
Working in an intense and competitive professional environment and living a fast-paced stressful lifestyle, led me to yoga for the first time in 2019, and also to Anahata Yoga Studio and Anahata Yoga Academy. This journey started with my favorite teacher and mentor, Elena Mouratidou, but also to Nancy Hitzanidou, Artemis Andrikaki and Alexandra Palantza. In 2021 I successfully completed the basic 200hr yoga teacher training at Anahata Yoga Academy and then I decided to deepen my education, with the aim of developing my personal teaching. Hence I completed the Advanced Yoga 500hr Teacher Training of Anahata Yoga Academy.
Inspired by my own journey of inner introspection and experience of the philosophy of yoga in my life and in my company, my main goal is to spread yoga as a comprehensive guide on how to manage and enjoy the gift of life and the magic of the world around me.
My main motivation is the experiential application of yoga in everyday life, where with small steady steps, we improve the observation of ourselves, our body and our emotions. We create a personality that will last, with an open heart and an active body, with fewer fluctuations of mind and without judgment.