Irana JiAn Fouroulis -Yog’ratna – is Senior Yoga Teacher, founder of Anapnoe Yoga®Awareness through the body and Yoga Shala Paros. 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 centring, strengthening and flowing.
Irana has been teaching since the year 1998 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. Her background as Dancer since the age of 5, Artist & Designer, her Zen Buddhist practice and Therapeutic experience infuse her lifestyle and teaching.
She has a Therapeutic approach towards the physical and emotional well being. Her knowledge of yoga, body and mind inspire a transformational approach to yoga practice. Her experience as a Vinyasa Yoga practitioner and her background can be clearly felt in her precision of alignment and fluidity of movement in practice.
Irana teaches with skill 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.
Senior yoga teacher and women’s wellness specialist, Irana JiAn is a Transformational Yoga instructor specialised in Yoga Therapy, Purification and Trauma and known for her ability to simplify the complex concepts of Ayurveda in a way that makes the ancient practice available and applicable to modern day living.
She is the founder of Anapnoe Yoga®Awareness through the body and Yoga Shala Paros, her wellness coaching business, which 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 health coaching, which aims to empower people with organic, authentic behaviour change. With 19 years certified experience in Personal Training, Nutrition and Yoga, Irana continues to encourage her clients to live well, be present and gain the energy they need 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.
Her skills include excellency in Asana alignment ,Communication skills, Physiology, Anatomy, Senior Transformational Yoga teacher, Integral Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Master, Vinyasa Krama, Physical Yoga Thetapeutics & 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 Tranformational Yoga – as taught by Sri Swami Vidyanad- she promotes Purification. Mantra, Pranayama, Yoga Nindra & Meditation are integrated within her practices.
Irana Trains Teachers, Coaches women, organizes and leads Certified Yoga Teacher trainings, Transformational Yoga Experiences, Detox programs, Yoga Holidays, Workshops and seminars all throughout the year in Paros-Greece, Lanzarote-Canarias, India..and around the globe.