Victoria Papamichail

Contact:

Address: Georgiou Papandreou 31, Thessaloniki

Phone: +30 6944232938

Email: tors_vp@hotmail.com

Victoria Papamichail was born in Thessaloniki in 1978. She is an English Literature graduate (London). She obtains an MA in ‘Psychophysical Theatrical Approaches through Indian Martial Arts, Yoga and Tai Chi’ (Exeter, UK, Phillip Zarilli).  She has trained in the Indian martial art ‘Kalaripayattu’ and in the Indian drama-dance ‘Kathakali’ (Kerala, India).

She has also trained in the improvisation theatre ‘Playback’ and has been a founding member of the first Greek Playback group (2003). In 2013 Victoria meets John Britton and his work on physical theatre ‘the self with others’ and in 2015 she graduates from the ‘Duende School of Ensemble Physical Theatre’ (Athens).

She has also trained in the tradition of ‘Hatha Yoga’ and in ‘Ayurveda Massage’ (Kerala, India).  Since 2008 Victoria teaches yoga to all ages and levels and her approach is through the relationship of the body and mind (bodymind). Her useful tool is the deep connection of the practitioner with the self in the present moment, the here and now, aiming in accepting reality as it is, so that peace, holistic health and completeness may arise.  She also uses the ayurveda massage as a way of relaxation and connection of the bodymind. She has collaborated with various yoga studios, and dance schools, and has organized seminars and yoga retreats.

My Articles

Definitions of Yoga

Sanskrit definition of yoga Yoga means ‘union’ or ‘connection’. In Sanskrit, the word ‘yoga’ is used to signify any form of connection. Yoga is both a state of connection and a body of techniques that allow us to connect to anything. Conscious connection to something...

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Niyamas

According to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, the “pathway” (the way towards development and evolution of consciousness and its elevation to the light) of yoga leads upwards to eight stages. In the previous article we discussed about yamas, the first stage. The secong stage,...

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The five Yamas

The eightfold pathway of yoga According to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, the “pathway” (the way towards development and evolution of consciousness and its elevation to the light) of yoga leads upwards to eight stages. First stage (Yama) The first stage requires moral...

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WHAT YOU DON’T SEE in WARRIOR 2

When someone is in Warrior 2 position, what we see is that he has spread his legs and raised his arms… Easy, right? Let us examine what we don’t see and why this posture is so exquisite and so liked by many Let’s start our check from the floor up The feet are not just...

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I am not flexible… Can I do yoga?

When my daughter was little and the time had come for her to go to school, she was panicked and did not want to.  “Why child, don’t you want to go to school? “  “How can I go??? I don’t even know how to read!!!” This is a true story… It seemed very funny to me and I...

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Yin Yoga Secrets

Where there is the light, there is the shadow and none of these conditions is permanent. Each one encounters the possibility to be transformed to the other.  Yin Yang symbol pictures this by bringing a spot of light in the dark side and vice versa. Yin is the...

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The 5 stages of an asana

INTRODUCTION Just like when we were young children, when we first started to walk, it was hard in the beginning. It took time and practice. We would fall and get up again, and fall again… When we learn something new, our nervous system forms new synapses in order to...

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