Her partners call her “little buddha” because she carries her students’ secrets and stories within, like a lucky charm. She teaches yoga, yoga swings, pilates equipment, and pilates mat classes, and offers private classes as well! She’s a hurricane in all kinds of weather!
Alexandra Rossopoulou, founder and owner of the Studio Anima was born in Thessaloniki and graduated from Kalamari Greek-French High-School Studied Modern Languages (Bachelor of Arts with Honors) at the University Lincolnshire- Humberside, UK.
Obtained the diploma of dancer and dance teacher from the Ministry of Culture (Machi Kafantari Higher School of Dance). Student of Aspa Foutsi, Dimitris Kyanidis, Marianthi Psomataki, Popi Sfika, Machi Kafantari, Zuna & Milan Kozanek et al. Student of L. Mcconville, Sasha Roubichek, Lauren Potter, Rachel Krische, Yael Flexer, Akram Khan, Union Dance Co, Candoco et al. (GDA, ID, Place, Laban Centre), in London.
2009. Taught for a first time in a Hatha Yoga instructors training program, hosted by Atmanasana Studio.
2010. Founded Studio Anima
2011 (August) & 2010 (July): Attended the Thai Yoga Massage course with Krishnataki (Sunshine Network) and acquired the respective diploma
2012 (June): Started organising and teaching yoga workshops with yoga, pilates & fitness elements, around Greece.
2012 (July) & 2011 (August): Attended acro yoga immersion 1 & 2.
2013 (July): Assistant of Elyzabeth Williamson (PBPY) in Yoga Teacher Training hosted by Athens Yoga.
2014 (July): Obtained her diploma from the International Training Massage School.
2015 (June): Attended the Prenatal/Postnatal (www.basipilates.com/education/pilates-through-pregnancy).
2015 (September): Attended the Mentor Program with Rael Isacowitz (www.basipilates.com/education/the-mentor-program).
2016 (November): Attended the Master 1 Program with Rael Isacowitz (www.basipilates.com/education/the-master-program).
2017 (June): Attended the Pilates For Dancers with Karen Clippinger (www.basipilates.com/education/pilates-for-dancers).
2017 (Οκτώβριος):Attended the Pilates for Injuries and Pathologies με τη Samantha Wood (www.basipilates.com/education/pilates-for-injuries-pathologies).
2017 (December):Attended the Master 2 Program with Rael Isacowitz (www.basipilates.com/education/master-reunion)
Immediate student of Leela Miller, she is ashtanga, alignment, yogad’up (children yoga) and pilates (Polestar® and BASI® educated) instructor.
Attended yoga and pilates classes and seminars with: Todd Tessen, Susanne Lahusen, Lara Baumann, Jonathan Monks, Howard Napper, Doug Swenson, Leonidas Mezilis, Alexandra Ruiz, Pau Castellsague’, Nikky Chrisostomou, Dharma Mittra,Peter Goodman, Primo Lombardi, Vivi Letsou, Dylan Bernstein, Rael Isacowitz, Lolita San Miguel, Eduard Botha, Amit Younger, Elizabeth Larkam, Samantha Wood, Mathew Sweeney, jonny nobleza, maral hadidi, anastasis, Kristina Karitinos- Ireland, Karen Finck, Elyzabeth Williamson, Richard Orbach, Karen Klippinger, Sheri Long,Ashley Ritchie,Maria Sylla, Georgia Kissa et al.
Collaborated, as a dancer, with the following teams: Exis, Kinaisthisi, x-soma, Frauke Requardt co, Adrasteia, as well as with the Organization of Thessaloniki Concert Hall.
Worked at Aspa Foutsi and Vicky Sianou dance schools, the Body Soul and Tribody studios, as well as the Kundalini Yoga Centre. Moreover, worked at Triyoga, Pilatesworks, Queen Mother Victoria, Brixton Cultural Center and Hampton’s Houses, in London, UK.
Has collaborated with “Chorokinisi” dance school in Chania, Crete, Greece and the yoga centre Atmanasana as well as with NYSY Studios and Bhavana Yoga Center, in Athens, Greece.
She specializes in the rehabilitation of women treated for breast cancer. In collaboration with the association AELIA she gives speeches in oncology conferences around Greece and teaches specialized seminars for teachers and health professionals in this area, under the BASI name (www.basipilates.com).
In recent years she offers the internationally known BASI Pilates (www.basipilates.com)Training Program and Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Leela Miller, certified by yoga alliance.