Google reviews

Yogis, I have started to look at my business in a different light and I have had some amazing support and mentoring by someone very special. Google reviews is one of those steps I had to take to build my business. It made me realize that this is a great and important addition in ensuring that what I do and what you like about me – my yoga teachings, homeopathic work and my clothing range – gets a voice that stretches out to the community, city and beyond.

Thank you to all the yogis who have taken the time to give me a Google review, thank you, thank you.

I would really love you, yogi, to please use the link below and give me a review xxxx

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Celebrating our Sweet 16

August is an empowering month with the strength of Leos.

A month of harsh realities. A month of inner strength. A month of constant change. A month of frustration. A month of tears.

But I don’t wish today’s blog to go down the road of Coronavirus – we talk about it 24 hours a day all over the world. Vaccinations, close contact, isolation, lockdown, closures, tighter restrictions, closures, testing, penalties.

Instead I just want to share what for me, is a joyous time (although I do feel slightly weird writing the word “joy”!!!)

Our Yoga Studio will, on the 22nd of August, celebrate….Sweet 16!!!!

Yes – 16 years old.

So that’s why I feel I need to spread some magic dust, (no balloons, they are terrible for the environment) fairy floss and hundreds and thousands to celebrate.

It feels like a loooong time since anyone has had a party.

I remember the studio’s 10th birthday party at the Clemton Park Bowling club which was so amazing. The turnout of all yogis and their families was wonderful and better than I could have imagined. We celebrated with smaller parties at the Bexley North studio but then, since 2020: nothing!!!

I have wanted to celebrate our new Clemton Park Headquarters but keeping up with all the Covid restrictions kind of stopped me.

On the other hand how do we plan? I feel let’s all go with the flow, which even I will admit is sometimes hard to implement.

But hey – back to 16 years as a full time yoga teacher, Australian Registered Homeopath health and lifestyle consultant, business owner and for the last two years the designer and creator of my Yoga- active- lifestyle clothing range. All of the clothing is made in Sydney with samples, patterns, sewing, and pressing made by two wonderful women, mother and daughter team Chrysoula and Fotini. Even the materials are sourced in Australia, supporting our markets.

I cannot tell you how frustrated I get knowing that most activewear has not been manufactured in Australia. I get sent all the samples of tights, crop tops, bras and then big  brands buy them, just stick their label on top and charge you 1000% mark up. Crazy!!!! Thank you to everyone for your amazing support of my new venture. So many of you out there have purchased my clothing way before it was online. My deepest most wonderful thank you.

Thank you also to everyone who has attended my yoga classes. Every single student. Students who came once, a few weeks, months, years, on and off. I feel as though I have met everyone’s families and wherever I go it seems I bump into a student.

Thank you to all the wonderful support of yogis who have attended my yoga retreats, here and in Tonga and of course Greece. Again so glad our retreat at Callala Beach in May was able to happen. I still vote it as the best retreat ever – but definitely more to come.

16 years is a long time but I also feel it just flew. My strength as a business owner and creator is to never give up and to always bring passion to my work. My job is beyond a job, yoga is a way of life. I have been blessed to have changed my business after last year’s lockdown. Big commercial rents and overheads are gone. So I have been able to breathe and not stress but my heart is broken with how many businesses are suffering. Downsizing has saved me this time around.

From the start of this lockdown, I reduced my private teaching fee from $80/90 to $50 an hour. It has been a wonderful experience teaching yogis outdoors and of course keeping up with all the new changes I have been able to work with. Mask on and also currently we have local border restrictions and the 5km rule so from today a lot of yogis will be restricted.

Of course nothing is forever. We will get through this. As lockdowns continue at some point there will be some easing. Most likely we will transition to 10 or less in a group with classes held outdoors. I love teaching outdoors and so many of you have been converted to enjoying yoga in Mother Nature. When we resume outdoor classes I will post on social media and keep you updated with newsletter release.

Planning ahead is not something that can be done at the moment- which is a lesson to be in the present. What we can do today is to be kind, thoughtful and as caring as you can be to yourself and others.

From the bottom of my heart thank you to everyone for all the support and courage and strength you have given me to thrive and work with this small business the last 16 years.

Thank you also  to Veronica Robertson from Commotion Marketing for everything you have done for me. Your unwavering support and love. You have held my hand for so many steps of getting my business more technologically updated and so much more.



Another lockdown – but outdoor classes will continue

Early last Wednesday morning, I had a fabulous run at Bondi. I was super excited because I made it to Wylies Baths at Coogee. What was different about this morning, though, was the number of cars lining up for COVID-19 testing. All of Bondi Road was bumper to bumper. I attended my Pole class afterwards at Bondi and there was talk of new measures for Sydney.

That afternoon, I started teaching with a mask on, as did the yogis who were participating. It was the most surreal experience!! On Thursday one of our yogis, Maggie, texted me to confirm if class was still on and that we wearing masks. I said “yes” and she replied: “See you then ? I know people say you can’t breathe with a mask on but I figure surgeons use them so that’s good enough for me.” Amazing.

Then news of the Eastern Suburbs lockdown was then of course swiftly followed by news of the Greater Sydney lockdown for two weeks. Unfortunately, this means there will be no group classes at our awesome little studio for a while – at least until we get the all clear from the State Government.

However – outdoor Yoga classes are a big YES!! I cannot give you a fixed timetable because it’s so weather dependent, so please keep a close eye on my social media where I’ll be posting about classes that are available each day. In the meantime, do not hesitate to contact me. Bookings will be essential to ensure we do not exceed maximum numbers.

With positivity and a calm mind, we will get through this. Big love and hearty laughs to everyone experiencing lockdown.


Until lockdown began, I had seen more yogis attending classes this season than in summer or past winters. Classes were booking out well in advance. I’m a wuss in winter. I have been moaning about it and spending a lot of time dreaming my past Greek summer escapes. How can you not? While rugging up in a few layers for outdoor classes will be the norm for a little while, we will get back into the studio eventually – and we have a new heater waiting for us on our return wooohoooo!

Also when restrictions ease, we will have a few new classes to add to the timetable. I will let you know when this will come into effect.

Is 2021 flying by (or is it just me?)

Well, we’re nearly saying goodbye to April and May is just about here (or maybe by the time you read this it will be May already!)

We are all reflecting lately on how fast is each week going by. Is 2021 flying?? I’m still having trouble remembering that the year is not 2020 (case in point, when I was making my April Spotify playlist, I typed 2020 instead of 2021. Oooops. Not sure if I have changed it yet.)

What I’m loving more than ever in 2021 is teaching yoga. You are all amazing!!! Your progress has been so uplifting and SUPER (must read that with a Greek accent ?) I have to make things harder for you all!!!

Please note that some of the private groups have changed to open classes. For example, bookings for the Wednesday night 7:30pm class are now open for anyone who wants to attend in that time slot.

There will also be one or two classes shifting this season so please check my timetable for any changes.
And I will be adding some pop up classes including meditation and slow flow yoga, as well as abs, butt and thighs. These will be advertised on Facebook and Instagram – another reason why you should like and follow haha.

I’m really grateful to everyone who has been willing and able to shift, compromise and change their schedules and still make it work. You have all been wonderful in your bookings and cancellations. Thank you so much for such smooth sailing.

Hello, also, to all the new students who may still be in shock of the amount of talking I do in class. Which leads me to this: how well do you know your Yoga teacher? Just for fun, answer this mini quiz below??
Send your answers by email, text or photo and be in the running to receive a FREE yoga class to the value of $24.

xx Eleni

Q1:  Are my stories true or false?
Q2: List 6 items that you will find at the entrance to the studio space.
Q3: My favourite food group or type of food is….
Q4: How many years have I operated Eleni’s Yoga and Movement Studio?
Q5: What used to be one of my jobs (pre-yoga times)?
Q6: The modality that I practice in the area of health is….
Q7: Do I have a TGA?
Q8: What’s one of my latest passions?
Q9: Have I ever attended a Silent Meditation Retreat?
Q10: How many studio spaces has Eleni’s studio been in?
Q11: List five of my favourite music artists
Q12: Have you ever seen me without lipstick? What colour do I wear?
Q13: I swear in class! True or false?
Q14: What is my favorite line?
A – And that was the warm up
B – I’m excited !!!
C – Grateful every day
D – How good is yoga?
E – All of the above
Q15: What do you like about yoga at Eleni’s studio?

Small businesses = BIG hearts <3

One day, I decided to buy perfume. So damn random because I never buy commercial perfume, and I have never bought a perfume with a celebrity’s name or from a couture house (but damn I love J.Lo haha). I just use natural, handmade essential oil mixes or natural perfumes and body sprays.
I entered this perfumery with mum who was looking at some jewellery in the cabinet for my niece and I realised I had never noticed how beautiful this store was.
I loved the glass, the colours and the designs of all the bottles. It’s a stunning Art Gallery of colour and perfume.
I remembered I had once smelled an amazing perfume that was of pure rose essence at a duty free store at an airport. I could never find it back in Australia and then I just really forgot about it. Of course, I asked the Sales Assistant owner of the store and you would not believe it – she had it in stock!!!
She had no tester (maybe because she kept small ranges of everything, I’m not sure.) But guess what? I bought it without hesitation. It was so damn expensive but this yogi is all about living in the moment and looking at signs and right then I thought: I have to have it. Just no hesitation. It’s here, it’s meant to be.
Smells are so distinctive, they transport you back in time. The smell of my late teacher’s yoga studio; the food my grandmother made in Greece in high rotation. I can still smell the taste of her homemade tomato sauce for the pasta. With this perfume, I always remembered how magnificent it was.
Of course, I opened the bottle and it smelled nothing like that. I was devastated!!! Yes the expectations were high and as I’m typing this I cannot express how ordinary and flowery it smelled. Just yuck!!!!
What would you do?
I called the store and explained to her how I felt, and that this perfume smelled of everything but roses. In reality, it was not her issue. It was my choice so suck it up yogi Eleni ? She asked me to come by the next day.
To cut a long story short, she kept 30% of the purchase price and with the balance, I was able to choose something else. She was so lovely and I was so happy with the outcome. She explained to me about the PH of the skin and how it changes every 10 years. Perfume that once we loved may not be the same years down the track. It’s also possible that there was a change of formula and that the original perfume was no longer in production.
She did not make me feel like an idiot, she cared for me as as an individual. She did not have to do that at all.
My reaction: I was like, well damn! I’m coming back again to buy perfume from here again! (which I will test on my skin haha)
As a small business owner heading into 16 years, I have experienced so much support and kindness that I would not know were to start. Don’t get me wrong, I have had  clients who have tested me out!!! But they come to less then 10 people. That’s not bad is it?
As a small business, we rely on and thrive in our communities as well as on a larger scale with online shopping. I have experienced that with my clothing range. The financial exchange and commitment enhances small business owners’ ability to thrive and stay in business which we in turn spend back in our community. Choice these days is massive but that also comes with its own responsibilities. For example, do I purchase my vitamins and soaps from an independent health good store or from Chemist Warehouse?
To purchase Australian-made is even a bigger love affair and commitment that I have. Hopefully you yogis will start that love affair as well (although  I’m sure you have already :))
Having said that there are a couple of products I could not compromise e.g Greek Fetta from Greece and olive oil. #woglife
xxx Eleni

Spring makes me happy + a homeopathy story

In Spring, I feel like I’m on holidays. My music selection for classes probably reflects that.

Yoga is my number one de-stressor. What I try to do in every class is really honour the reason of why on that day you have chosen to come to class – it’s all important for me. Sustaining our practise is such a precious tool for our wellbeing. How good does it feel when you have reached the end of the class!? You are all so motivated and I feel this year you have just pushed to a higher level. This has nothing to do with me, but you – superstar yogis.


Did you know on 22nd August the studio reached a super milestone of 15 years!!!!! I feel so strong and lucky to be able to follow through after the COVID shut down. The decision to move from Bexley North and set up in a different space was not taken lightly, but wow. I have been so busy, it’s been super exciting and a pleasant surprise. I did not mark the 15 year anniversary with a party, but hey, we have so much to look forward to. Thank you for your support everyone. I’m really, really grateful. This could not have happened without you.


I have been registered as an Australian Homeopath for the last 12 years and as a practitioner, I know that you are all looking at your health from so many different angles. What makes Homeopathy stand out as a holistic modality is that how we feel – the mind symptoms – are rated with as much importance as the physical.

I want to share a story. On Monday, I walked to my chiropractic appointment in Bexley North and on my walk back to Clemton Park, I took some detours. As I walked past a house and admired a beautiful plant, there was a lovely lady sweeping her porch.

I said ‘good morning’ and she told me that this particular plant was planted by her late brother, who had died 10 months after planting it. This was followed a year later by the death of her other brother on Christmas Day. We talked for a while, and I felt that she had not talked to anyone for a while. I was there to listen to her story.

Her Mum had dementia and her younger sister had Cerebral Palsy. She herself had survived bowel cancer and detrimental heart problems (she mentioned the name of her diagnosis, but I cannot remember.) She gave very detailed descriptions about her health issues, including dates and names of her doctors and specialists.

She said “No one could explain the reasons for my heart problems before I had surgery to fix. I never smoked or drank alcohol, but I’ll tell you why – the grief ate me up. All the worry, and and grief, I kept it all in my heart, until I could not hold anymore.”

In my mind, as I listened to her story, I thought of all the Homeopathic remedies I could have given her. Yes, medical intervention was needed – she’s only around because of surgery by a specialised team that brought her back to life in a 13 hour operation. Allopathic medicine is wonderful but us humans are such complex creatures, healing takes many avenues and I truly believe Homeopathy can help do that.

The lady was so wonderful and wise – a retired academic. I’m happy that she shared her story, we all need to share our stories.

I asked her name and she replied Helen.

I said: I’m Eleni.


A new studio, a new perspective

I’m so excited and happy to be writing this blog post.

Eleni’s Yoga has moved to a new location at 59 Jarrett Street Clemton Park.

I have a new way of working, a new business plan, a new energy flow – but at the end of the day, it’s still the same old me.

A loud, talkative, transparent and happy Eleni.

A huge shoutout to everyone who has supported my business, I am truly grateful. For checking in, for your unwavering continuation of positivity, for keeping up with your yoga and homeopathic consultations. Thank you also to everyone who embraced my yoga clothing range, and told friends and family. Simply WOW. I’m going to smooch you when we can.

I propose the following new words to add to our conversations, intentions, self belief,communications, and our hashtags FOR THE REST OF 2020:

Connection, Kindness, Calmness, Uplifting, Exciting, Loving, Meditative, Empowering, Enriching, Truthful, Exploring, Carefree, Joy, Peaceful, Compassionate, Prosperous, Beautiful, Resourceful, Simplicity, Vibrant, Mindfulness, Laughter, Spirituality, Conscious, Vitality, Adventurous, Holistic, Understanding.

As I type this blog in July 2020 it’s instead all about Clusters, Social Distancing, Restrictions, Travel-Bans, Quarantine, Death Rates, Hospitals, Lockdowns, Hand Sanitising, Masks, Toilet Paper, Infection Rates, Sickness, Non-Body Contact, Closed Borders, Unemployment, Getting Tested, Closed Off, Rules, Regulations, Stay Home.

It has been a very stressful, confusing last few months. The fear amongst can, at times, feel big. We are stressed and scared. We cannot continue like this. We will get through this but please look after yourselves and one another. Build up your inner resilience and stay motivated.

With every path of negativity there is also a positive. For me personally, the complete shut down of my business in March gave me time and space to heal after a surgery I had to have. I Thank God always that it went ahead at the end of March. I completely healed and had the time to rest and time to recover well. It forced me to rethink and recalibrate as i made some huge decisions about my business.

I let go of so much!!!!! Decluttering took on and felt like an entirely new meaning.

I became more resourceful and found out that I can do much more then I thought I could.

I’m grateful to so many people. There is so much kindness that can be experienced every day. Even on a rainy Sunday, I had the most helpful Sales Assistant in Bras & Things at Roselands, who excelled in her manner to serve me, and assist. There’s abundant kindness out there, be open to feeling it as well as to giving it.

Be brave, kind and happy. Be grateful and give thanks for all that we have.

I can’t wait to see you in Clemton Park.


Reflections and updates of Autumn 2020

Hi everyone,

I cannot express how amazing I feel. There’s a strength in my mind and body, a trustful energy of protection and positivity. There were many moments of OMG over the last few weeks! Thoughts of:

  • I don’t want to get sick
  • I don’t want my parents – or anyone else in the world – to get COVID-19
  • I don’t want to lose my business
  • I don’t want my surgery to be cancelled
  • But damn you fear I did not let you come in, and when you did you had to leave after just one glass of red wine.
    Resilience, faith and daily goals allowed me to adapt to the daily new temporary normal. I stayed focused. I did not plan too far ahead – five days max.
    My surgery also went ahead and everything was fine – I’m in perfect health.
    Thank you to everyone who booked for private yoga sessions, had homeopathic consultations, and bought clothing from my yoga range. I was so excited when I posted two pairs of the yoga pants to South Australia!
    I also allowed and will continue to allow yogis who have passes to use their stickers for private classes to the value of $80.
    Thank you for all the messages from past and present students checking in and saying hello. What a beautiful community that we have.
    There will be more changes this year (it’s that kind of a year!!) but no fear – just abundant positivity and inner perseverance.

    A little bit about me

    There are so many new faces at the studio this year, so I thought it could be a good time to talk a little bit about myself. I already talk about myself in class and sometimes I have to clarify that the story I am telling has nothing to do with your yoga practise! Lol 🙂 Welcome to my random Aquarian energy.
    Before I list all my facts and figures I would like to say that, so far,2020 has been a beautiful year with health, abundance, love, clarity and happiness. As with every year, I am super thankful for this yoga-holistic space. I have no idea where and how the last 15 years went, but what I can definitely guarantee is that you, my yogis, are part of a supportive community where all of us want to thrive, and to uplift our spirits. Laughter, understanding, acceptance, and community is what you will get at this studio.
    Now to the part where it’s more about me and less about your yoga practise:
    ** I love Greek cheese
    Yes, you all keep talking about French cheeses, blue, vegan cheese…. hmmm no!!!
    Alright, I do love tasty, ricotta, provolone cheese… ok, all cheeses rock (except the mouldy ones).
    ** I used to teach aerobics
    So in Yoga Fitness or the Abs-butts-thighs-triceps class, I still try to bring hamstring curls, grapevines and easy walks back into fashion. I was there through the whole ‘g-string leotard over the tights’ and ‘skin coloured tights phenomenon’ so enough said, haha.
    ** Running rocks!!!
    I have a beautiful GP who, over the last 20 years, has seen me go from a total exercise/food obsessed woman (who had no periods for a zillion years) to the healthy, balanced woman that I feel I am now. He would always admire my fitness and then he would tell me how he wanted to get more fit himself. Guess what? He’s currently training for a marathon. Yes, a marathon. His training route was the one I trained on endlessly when I decided to run a marathon. I know it by heart. I still do it. But let’s be real, 70 minutes is usually my maximum. I’m so, so proud of him, and I love talking strategy with him. He’s had such a turnaround in relation to exercise and fitness. I guess I see that in so many people whom I come across daily. Many communicate to me that Yoga is not for them. I believe timing is everything so I tell them to be open to change and to trying something new (but please do not wait 20 years until you come back to my yoga class or want to start a practise!)
    ** I feel I have lived a few lifetimes on this earth.
    From the age of 5, I have always felt more connected with older people. These days, I’m a middle aged yogi 🙂
    ** I only started participating in gardening the last three years.
    Boy is it hard work but so, so fulfilling.!!!!
    **  I’m a magazine-oholic!!!
    When I was 6 or 7 years of age, I would save to buy Manina and Katerina magazines (Greek magazines for young girls), which then became Dolly, Girlfriend and Seventeen. As I got older, I was drawn to fashion publications including French and Italian Vogue. I have collected so many Vogue issues including the UK and American editions and I really don’t think I can ever throw them away. I also love Elle magazine (the Greek publication as well) and of course yoga magazines galore. What has saved the budget – and office space – is joining the local libraries at Earlwood, Marrickville and Campsie. I get my high by borrowing magazines and then returning them in 14 days. Earlwood Library even has the Greek version of InStyle magazine and a pretty amazing cookbook publication called Gastronomos. PS. Please do not mention magazines that are online. It’s not the same as turning a glossy page and it never will be.

    **I love crystals.

    If I could, I would have 100x times the collection that I currently have. My homeopath, who was also one of my lecturers when I was studying Homeopathy, has written extensively on the Rose Quartz and there is another amazing book called The 12 Jewels by Peter Tumminello.
    All crystals have remarkable properties and they can be used as remedies for healing. My current obsession sleeping with three beautiful Quartz crystals sourced from Brazil – I simply have the best sleep.
    ** I’m obsessed with languages.
    I dream of speaking fluent Italian and Spanish, conversing at a beach near you. hahaha – meanwhile, I will stick with Greek.
    ** I believe in miracles.
    Magic has touched me and I have witnessed it many times. Faith strengthens my soul.
    I believe that yoga, conscious breath and meditation are tools for rebalancing each individual regardless of age, sex, nationality. We are all as one, but of course some are more talkative then others.

    Resilience + Perseverance

    The theme of this blog – the last one of 2019 – has been inspired by an unknown: a young kid who I see kicking and practicing soccer at my local park every afternoon.

    He is no older than 13 or 14 and he says ‘hello’ whenever I walk past with my crazy dog Jedda. Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn, rain or shine, he’s there, concentrating on going through the drills. He does not have a coach or mum or dad going through the drills with him, he’s just on his own. He practices non stop – so dedicated and in the moment. A strong mindset, a strong inner purpose. Time is of no consideration to him.

    Such a resilient young soul, he just radiates. Like an old Nanna, I always whisper: may he be blessed with all the luck in the world.

    Personally I feel I have needed to have resilience and perseverance in spades this year. I have definitely been spoilt in the past, with my annual trip to Greece. Greece is my inspiration – a portal to creativity and wellbeing, an essential part of my life. This year I actually took no holidays. Zilch, just public holidays. Of course, no violins serenading here, I am blessed to work in my dream jobs. Healing, health, yoga, movement – it’s soul-inspiring work. I am surrounded by such nice, nice, nice people, I have no words.

    Getting to a yoga class week in, week out requires such perseverance and discipline. So many of you did that. Some yogis never missed a week of practise this year. I find that extraordinary. I feel so in awe of you. Morning practitioners, afternoon, evenings. Some yogis running 5-10 minutes late to make class, leaving kids to designated baby sitters, dashing post work, to not miss their class.

    This year I truly noted how far some students have progressed in their practise. Regulars who truly stepped it up. And up. And up!!! Yogis who were beginners who are now just so strong and smooth, beautiful, mindful operators.

    My Homeopathic practise has also been a blessing. Even in my personal life as well, when I see the benefits that my clients experience. For me, Homeopathy took care of me, and it was on the sphere of the mind. My compulsive mindset. My anorexia in my early 20’s later saw me become exercise obsessive and food obsessive. I counted my daily food intake relentlessly and I set my own warped standard to follow. I punished myself by restricting food and adding more exercise. Over the years, behaviour patterns like that become normal. But self awareness and the will to change took over. I could not continue to live like that. My body complained, I had no periods for one stretch of three years, then in my 30’s, I experienced six years of amenorrhea. My mind at times would add and subtract what I ate 40 or 50 times a day until I felt satisfied. The the next day came and it started again.

    My first Homeopath, who still is and was also my lecturer, steered me to a remedy that was so subtle. I will never forget, I was walking with my Mum on the sand at Brighton Le Sands, and I turned to her and said: “Today I have not made a mental list of all that I have consumed.” I was so surprised!! And the best feeling was realising that WOW, my mind was at rest, and I could do other things. Another of those WOW moments was when I experienced a progressive guided relaxation class with my late teacher, Acharya Upendra Roy.

    Homeopathy took off this year like a rocket, and I have officially practised for 10 years. 10 years of Perseverance and Resilience. I’m happy that I did not give up, I kept up my registration requirements, and education. I continued even when some months the work that came was at a snails pace.

    Life is at times such a challenge, but so wonderful and amazing. Thank you for choosing me as your yoga teacher, guide, Facilitator, Homeopath, friend. Truly I cannot ask for anything more.

    Merry Christmas if you celebrate the religious/Christian aspect of this holy day like I do.

    Otherwise, a Happy Happy 2020 and an amazing festive season for whatever you are celebrating. I wish you a year with more love, connection, health, peace and blissful smiles and hearts. There is no room for anything else.

    PS. I wrote this blog before the week of the great fires that have engulfed our state and caused, among other devastation, such poor air quality in Sydney. Well, this kid still practised on those afternoons. Never give up.