Irana Jian Fourouli -Yog’ratna – Senior Yoga Teacher Trainer, founder of Anapnoe Yoga®Awareness through the body and Yoga Shala Paros School of Yoga. Her experiential approach and unique style integrate breath, alignment and anatomical awareness to draw the student into their inner experience of each posture and into centering, strengthening integrally and flowing through the breath.
Irana has been teaching since the year 2001 and living and practising Yoga for more than 27 years. She has dwelt in different lineages of yoga- Sivananda, Ashtanga, Traditional Hatha Yoga, Iyengar, Anusara, Jivamukti, Bhakti Flow, Prana Yoga, Vinyasa, Yin yoga, Scaravelli, Tantra & Kundalini Yoga. Her background as a Dancer since the age of 5, Artist & Designer, her Zen Buddhist practice and her Therapeutic experience infuse her lifestyle and teaching.
She has a Therapeutic approach towards physical and emotional well being. Her knowledge of yoga, body, and mind inspire a transformational approach to yoga practice. Her experience as a Classical Hatha Yoga & Vinyasa Krama Yogin and her background can be clearly felt in her precision, awareness of bioenergetic alignment and fluidity of movement in practice.
Irana teaches with skill, intuition and confidence. Her instruction is clear and concise. Her calm, generous and analytical teaching is loved by all, whatever their yoga experience. Exploring both traditional form and more deconstructed, natural breath inspired movement, her yoga practice is creative, grounding, powerful, compassionate and vital in healing the body-mind and the psyche. In her teaching, she accentuates the importance of discipline, patience, and endurance on the path of conscious evolution.
Certified Senior Classical Hatha & Vinyasa Krama Yoga teacher /Mentor and Women’s Embodiment Coach & Wellness Specialist, Irana Ji An is specialised in Transformational Yoga Therapy, Purification and Trauma and known for her ability to simplify the complex concepts of Yoga & Ayurveda in a way that makes these ancient practices available and applicable to modern-day living.
Anapnoe Yoga, her wellness coaching business, aims to inspire and educate people to transform their health through the core teachings of Yoga and Ayurveda. Irana now trains professionals all over the world with her method of embodiment coaching, Anapnoe Yoga® Awareness Through the Body, which aims to empower people with organic, authentic behaviour change. With 20 years of certified experience in Personal Training, Nutrition and Yoga, Irana continues to encourage her clients to live well, be present and access the energy they have to live a healthy, productive life.
Acknowledged for her ability to blend the realms of eastern & western health in a way that makes holistic healing accessible and relevant to everyday life, Irana incorporates pranayama, Mudra, Mantra & meditation in all her yoga classes and workshops, as she experientially believes in the power of personal growth and transformation by experiencing the spiritual potency of these practices as conscious evolution.
Her skills include excellency in Asana alignment, Communication skills, Physiology, Anatomy, Senior Transformational Yoga teacher, Integral Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Master, Vinyasa Krama, Physical Yoga Therapeutics & Yoga for Arthritis, Menopause & Diabetes and Senior Meditation teacher. She is a mother and an experienced Pregnancy Yoga and Kids Yoga teacher.
Irana anchors her work on the Yogic Chakra System and Vinyasa Krama-as taught by the Indian Yoga master, Sri T. Krishnamacharya. Incorporating Integral Transformational Yoga – as taught by Sri Swami Vidyanad- she promotes Integral Transformation & Purification. Mantra, Pranayama, Yoga Nindra & Meditation and Chakra work are integrated within her practices.
Irana Trains Teachers, Coaches women, organizes and leads Certified Yoga Teacher Training at 100-Hr/200-Hr/300–Hr Modules, Transformational Yoga Experiences, Detox programs, Yoga Holidays, Training Workshops and seminars all throughout the year in Paros-Greece, Lanzarote-Canarias, India..and around the globe.