Christina Karavioti is a former champion of Synchronized Swimming. She started classical swimming at the age of five and took part in many Panhellenic Championships. At the age of nine she moved into the field of Synchronized Swimming, where she devoted the following seven years of her life. Her mentor was the Olympic medalist Christina Thalassinidou, alongside whom she cultivated the art of movement, swimming with passion every day. At the age of fifteen, she joined the National Swimming Team, with which she participated in international Competitions. She was distinguished for her participation in the Pan-European Championship (5th place in group swimming) in Bonn and in the World Cup (1st place in group swimming) in Cairo.
After her studies at School of Physical Education and Sports Science (TEFAA Athens), she worked as a gymnastics trainer in gyms, simultaneously looking for the method most suitable to her personality. Her love for her grandfather led her to look for proper therapeutic exercises and somehow, she met the Pilates method. Initially, she was taught the Stott Pilates system by Arsinoe Tsakalogianni, while she deepened her knowledge while being trained by Margarita Efthymiou, appreciating the value of the classical method. However, since knowledge never stops, she continued attending seminars with teachers such as Alan Herdman, Jay Grimes, Sandy Shimoda and Dena Drotar.
At the same time, she was being trained in the GYROKINESIS® method by Arsinoe Tsakalogianni and since then she has been renewing her knowledge with teachers such as Anke Hauerstein, Jackson Kellog, Erika Hassan and Rotem Cohen.
Her enthusiasm for the therapeutic exercise prompted her to attend physiotherapy seminars for sports injuries, cervical syndrome, lumbar spine and hieroglyphic joint by Costas Kotoglou. In addition, her collaboration with the physiotherapists of Performance 22 has enabled her to personalize exercises picked from the therapeutic exercise catalogue, always guided by the needs of each person’s body. Finally, it won’t be false if, as an epilogue, it is said that what mainly inspires Christina is the enjoyment of movement!
Eleftheria Exarchou took up classical and modern ballet at a very young age. She attended both professional and amateur classes by renowned dance teachers such as Ioanna Bolovini, Despoina Grigoriadou and Niki Kontaxaki. For Eleftheria "The art of dance refers to the dynamic of the body and soul and cultivates a natural connection between them".
Her passion for dance and movement in general led her to study the Pilates Method with Eugenia Papadopoulou (second generation student of Joe Pilates) and received her degree as a "Pilates Standard Comprehensive Certified Teacher".
She often attends workshops by renowned instructors of the classical method. She also has a degree in "Social Work of Technological Education" from the Technological Institute of Patras. Her goal is not only the empowerment of the body, but also the release of the accumulated tension.
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