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Our Mission

At Ayoga, we are here to bring you the complete yoga experience to inspire you on your life journey. We honor the meaning of yoga as a philosophy and lifestyle practice, and the collective awareness through community. With many years of experience in the yoga world, we are here to share unique yoga and life experiences which can empower you towards transformation and joyful living.


Education: Life–changing YTT’s to transform, evolve and live your purpose;

Adventure: Unique Ayoga retreats to restore, recharge and explore beautiful destinations.

Connection: Wherever you may be, we are here with you to maintain your practice consistent through online classes and philosophy lectures. 

Insight: An abundance of yoga, Ayurveda and joyful living knowledge and inspiration blogs and informative articles.

Meet the team

We have a highly skilled and knowledgeable team who are all connected through the love for yoga and here to guide you patiently on your yoga journey.

Stamatis Giannakopoulos

Co-founder & chairman

Stamatis Giannakopoulos is the general manager of Aegialis Hotel & Spa and the director of Aegialis School of Yoga. Growing up in the USA, Stamatis graduated in Boston with a Hotel and Restaurant management degree. 

Shortly after, he moved back to his country of birth, Greece and settled in Amorgos island. Being a place known for its high terrestrial magnetism and also where his family is from, Amorgos island became a hidden treasure for the yoga community worldwide as Stamatis and his family created Aegialis Hotel. His enthusiasm for yoga and wellness has always been inspired by following his vision to create a greater good for the world. As a savvy businessman and passionate yoga practitioner, Stamatis runs Aegialis, one of the most popular yoga retreat destinations in the world, hosting over 100 groups every year. He has devoted the last 15 years of his life to develop the hotel as an oasis of peace and tranquility, for yoga enthusiasts all over the world. Stamatis is a skilled violin player and has graduated with a conservatory diploma in Violin.

Stavros Loulourgas

Co-founder & CEO

As the operations and resident manager, Stavros comes with many years of experience in the management and event organising field.

He is the glue to the team, the man behind all operations going smoothly. Known for his kind nature and great sense of humour, Stavros is also passionate about wellness and has a great eye for all details leading to the bigger picture.

Miriam Indries

Co-founder & lead yoga teacher

Miriam Indries is an international certified E-RYT 500 & Ε-CYT 500, YACEP yoga teacher. Known for her unique & intuitive teaching style with a deep focus on yoga philosophy

Miriam is the trainings creator and lead teacher at Aegialis School of Yoga on Amorgos island, Greece, leading yoga teacher trainings all year around. With a vast experience of teaching asana & meditation as well as yoga teacher trainings, she is devoted to her mission and service of sharing the yoga philosophy through her teachings.

She is a published author and her articles have been published in some of the top international yoga & wellness publications such as Yoga Journal, Yoga magazine, Mantra Wellness, Om Yoga Magazine as well as being featured on the cover of Om Yoga Magazine. Interested in the holistic wellness field, Miriam studied and qualified as an Ayurveda Practitioner, the sister science of yoga. She is also a Pilates Instructor & fitness enthusiast. She continues to remain open to being a student of life.

Kalliovi Giannakopoulou

Yoga Teacher

Kalliovi comes from Amorgos Island. Daughter of the founders of Aegialis Hotel & Spa, from her early age, she grew up to learn how to make their guests feel at home.

Passionate about gymnastics and sports, she studied in Thessaloniki where she graduated from the Aristotle University in 2010, with a Bachelor’s Degree in fitness, aerobic and personal training. Furthermore, she studied Swedish Massage and Reiki to provide a holistic approaching in well being. In 2012 she completed her 200H.Ashtanga Teacher Training with Caroline Klebl. Since 2014 she has been the Manager of Lalon Idor Spa. Married to Stavros Loulourgas and a mother of two wonderful children. In 2020, she had her Teacher Training for Aerial Kids Yoga and in the same year, Kalliovi completed another 200H.of Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Miriam Indries at Aegialis School of Yoga. Grateful for life, she is a goving person, ready to spread positive energy and love.

Evelpis Voritsi


Evelpis is our administration assistant and coordinator. She helps you with all your questions in regards

to the trainings information and your trip here with direct email communication with her. She is also a yoga teacher and practitioner.

Giannis Grigoriadis

Web dev & brand development

A talented IT and tech wiz, Giannis plays an important part for the website creation and maintenance, provides 

marketing support and all things tech. He brings fresh new ideas and design concepts to the team and is passionate about wellbeing and all things creative. He enjoys getting into handstands and is keen on the inversion practice side of yoga.

Natali Portokali


Natali organises the bookings and payments. With many years of experience in event organising and customer relations

Natali is responsible for the accommodation bookings. With her friendly nature, Natali enjoys the more vigorous types of yoga practice and pilates.

Katerina Triandafyllou

Graphic designer

Katerina Triantafyllou is the graphic designer & illustrator of the team.

She completed her 3 years BA diploma and has more than 4 years experience in graphic design and illustrations. Art is her secret passion. She is experienced in logo design, business cards, flyers, character design and branding. She has perfect knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design, After Effects, Premiere and Dimensions, Procreate and Toon Boom Harmony. Katerina enjoys designing for Aegialis School of Yoga, because she has always had a huge interest in spirituality.

School Team

Hossain Lokman


Hossain is our main chef. Highly skilled with many years of experience Hossain and his team prepare all our vegan and vegetarian meals

with fresh ingredients. Food is a very important part of the yoga journey and thanks to Hossain and his team we are well nourished for the practices.

Artaa Marku

Restaurant Maitre

Arta is the restaurant manager (Maitre) at our award winning Ambrosia Gallery restaurant.

She is always with a smile and welcoming all our students with a warm attitude for their breakfast, lunch and dinner. Arta and her team are here to provide our students an enjoyable culinary experience, for the food service at the restaurant during the meal breaks.

Thodoris Vosdogiannis

Yoga shalas administrator

Teo is the shalas administrator and responsible for all operations with the yoga shalas.

Teo and his team prepare all the yoga equipment necessary and ensure that our yoga environment is always clean, fully equiped and ready for practice.