Constantinos Giannetakis

Constantinos has been an enthusiastic and dedicated practitioner of Iyengar Yoga since 1992. In 1996, he moved to France where he also obtained his certification as a clinical psychologist from the University of Picardie. During that time, he studied psychoanalysis both and became particularly interested in the possible role of the immune system as an interface between body and mind. His motivation towards this study arose from his own suffering from a chronic autoimmune disease and, therefore, the spectrum of health and disease became a central area of his research. In the course of time, it became apparent to him that health is not simply the absence of disease but also concerns a state beyond that, which relates to the plasticity and lightness of the energy body.
 
In 1999, he moved to London where he continued his study of psychoanalysis at a postgraduate level while also studying yoga at the South London Iyengar Yoga Institute. In 2002, he gained his Iyengar Yoga teaching certification After his return to Greece in 2003, he opened the first official Iyengar Yoga Centre in Athens.

His teaching is alignment-based and aims at clarifying the biomechanics of asanas and pranayamas in a very precise way. It is also informed by the belief that the study of the body, nature and breath gives one the opportunity to understand the mind.