levitate wellness studio
Breathe In, Breathe Out
Founded in Heraklion in 2019, we believe in living a life full of positivity, kindness, gratitude, and free of judgement. These feelings guide our core teachings and practices at levitate wellness studio, as we focus on helping clients better connect to themselves and their bodies. We offer a variety of classes to help all of our clients achieve healthier bodies and minds and to promote the general wellbeing.
Meet your instructor
Dedicated to Wellbeing
Katerina is a former professional dancer. She trained with the Royal Academy of Dance (ARAD) and danced professionally in the UK between 2010 and 2014. During that period Katerina had been taking classes in the UK with acclaimed dance teachers including Vincent Hantam, Steinvor Palsson, Matthew Hawkins, Stephen Pelton, Avatara Ayuso and Kerry Nicholls to name but a few. She has also participated in dance workshops by Netherlands Dance Theatre2, Scottish Dance Theatre, Akram Khan Company and the Cunningham Dance Faculty.
Her dancing experience includes performing in several dance platforms and festivals in Europe, such as the ''Edinburgh Fringe Festival'', the ''Cloud Dance Festival'' at the Pleasance, London, ''Resolution'' at the Place, London and others. Katerina also performed with the Edinburgh Choreographic Project touring in Scotland in 2013 and 2014. She has worked on various material by Henry Oguike, Rui Lopes Graca, Peter Darrell CBE, Malgorzata Dzierzon, Royston Maldoom OBE and Ross Cooper among others.
She has taught dance in public and private institutions in Scotland. Katerina has also been photographed for the book ''Basic Principles of Dance Medicine'', 2002 and has participated in various research projects with the Dance Science and Education department of the University of Edinburgh.
She has received various scholarships, including the ''Dancers Emerging Bursary Scheme'' at the National Centre for Dance in Scotland in 2011, the ''Arts Trust Scotland Award'' in 2012 and a ''Professional Development Award by Creative Scotland'' to study the Merce Cunningham technique with the Merce Cunningham Dance Faculty in NY, USA.
Driven by her passion about movement, Katerina tried various different practices to finally become a certified Aerial Yoga Instructor in 2015 and has been teaching Aerial Yoga classes since then. In 2019 she completed the BASI Pilates Mat Teacher training and is very proud to be part of the BASI family. She has fallen in love with the BASI Pilates method and wants to share that passion and inspire other people too. Katerina relishes the opportunities she has to further her knowledge by attending classes and workshops with acclaimed teachers from all over the world. In June 2020 she completed the "Pilates for the Mature Client" workshop with BASI Pilates UK and Ashley Ritchie, in June 2021 she completed the "Pilates For Injuries and Pathologies" workshop with BASI Pilates and Samantha Wood and in November 2021 she completed the "Pilates through Pregnancy and Beyond" workshop with BASI Pilates Italia and Ashley Ritchie.
Katerina also holds a degree in German Language and Literature by the University of Athens. Yet, she has dedicated her life to sharing her passion about ballet, yoga, pilates and the aerial arts, focusing on being present in the moment and helping her clients better connect to themselves, their bodies, and to the rest of the world.
Bring a little levity into your life and dare to fly in Aerial Yoga! This is a fun workout that combines traditional yoga poses, pilates and dance movements, all performed with the use of a hammock. Aerial Yoga has particular benefits for stengthening and stretching the whole body, decompressing the spine, improving circulation and digestion, and increasing self confidence, as well as offering a deep relaxation.
Train like a ballerina! This class is designed to tone your entire body, creating long, lean muscles and a beautiful upright posture. It combines ballet movements as well as postures inspired by other disciplines like yoga and pilates. The major benefits are muscle defnition, increased flexibility, improved posture and reduced stress. It's a simply beautiful workout! Try it!
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Pilates mat work is considered to be the "Crown Jewel" of the pilates method. It's a total body low-impact workout, that aims to strengthen muscles, while improving postural alignment and flexibility. Using the BASI block system of the famous BASI Pilates method, this class is based on flow and precision, and it's guaranteed to leave you feeling centered both physically and mentally.
The ultimate fun workout
An amazing, safe and effective approach to cardio rebounding work. We put the boots on, turn the music up and move together to fun, easy to learn choreography that will work your entire body!
Rebounding on the famous kangoo jumps will help you reduce your body fat, strengthen your muscles overall, increase your cardiovascular endurance, improve your posture, coordination, strength and balance. What are you waiting for?
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"Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners"