SEMINOLE HEIGHTS YOGA STUDIO | ABOUT DINA GEORGOULIS
Dina Georgoulis is the owner and sole proprietor of ZOE Yoga Lifestyle. She is a CIYT-Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, & 500 hour certified Yoga Teacher – through Yoga Alliance. Her studio is located in the Hampton Terrace Historic District of Old Seminole Heights neighborhood in Tampa, where she teaches customized private & semi private sessions, group classes and workshops.
Dina is of Greek and Italian heritage and is an avid traveler. In 2019, she began to offer Travel Deeper Yoga Retreats multiple times a year. Her unique yoga retreats are designed to let you experience life like a local! Relax in her family’s village in coastal Greece, and explore with a local yoga instructor co-host in Italy!
Dina has been practicing yoga for twenty years and successfully teaching and healing for ten. She specializes in yoga for scoliosis, general back pain, injury rehab, posture strengthening and the creation of a stronger, more mobile and injury resistant physique. It is through her own struggle with scoliosis and back pain that she found the path to helping others with unique needs. Dina has a discerning eye for the asymmetric body and her therapeutic style helps bring her students and clients back into structural alignment, creating healthy movement patterns. She views the body as art that can be reshaped through a steady practice and logical sequencing which, in turn, fosters pathways to self rehabilitate through the Iyengar Yoga method.
She has studied with Certified Master Iyengar Teacher Karin Stephan for more than a decade, continuing to learn alignment and how to best correct the asymmetric body. Karin was one of the first students of B.K.S Iyengar, who is the founder of the Iyengar Yoga method and credited for bringing yoga to America. She also studies weekly with her mentor Anastasia Bizzari, and quarterly with her recommending teacher Pom Cayiero, and founder of Miami Beach Iyengar Yoga center. She also studies multiple times a year in Italy with her Senior CIYT, David Meloni. David is the highest certified Iyengar teacher in the world, and studied with the Master B.K.S Iyengar for twenty two years consecutively before opening Iyengar Yoga Rahasya Center in Florence, Italy.
Dina has also studied anatomy, physiology, normal infant development, proper diaphragmatic breathing for core stabilization, and functional movement under her mentor Dr. Heath Lambert. Dr. Lambert is an upper cervical doctor who holds a masters in kinesiology and a doctorate degree in chiropractic. Dina also is an advocate for holistic health and wellness as it saved her life and allowed her to life the best life possible.
She is also known for her skill in stress management and yoga for chronic illness through gentle, restorative yoga, meditation, breath work and aromatherapy. These skills in stress relief turn on the relaxation response of the nervous system, which quiet the mind and dissolve tension in the physical body thus, allowing for deep relaxation into body and life.
Dina teaches from a place of deep compassion and is honored to guide others to a place of healing, inner peace and freedom. She is also an avid writer, traveler, and lover of deep conversation and connection with community. Dina loves to share her wisdom and life experience with the world through her blogs which is on her website. You can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram at Zoe Yoga Lifestyle.
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