Our team

Alexandra Rossopoulou

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!

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.

Immediate student of Leela Miller, she is an ashtanga, alignment, yogad’up (children yoga) 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  Debora Taddeiet 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 Bhavana Yoga Center, in Athens, Greece. She collaborates with NYSY studios regarding the BASI Pilates comprehensive training.

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).

Since 2011, she hosts the BASI Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training,  since 2018 she hosts the Leela Miller Yoga Teacher Training, accredited by Yoga Alliance and since 2019 she is a BASI Pilates Faculty.

Katerina Sintaki

Η Κατερίνα γεννήθηκε στην Πτολεμαΐδα. Ασχολήθηκε με τον αθλητισμό από πολύ μικρή ηλικία – ενόργανη, ρυθμική, τένις, στίβο, σκι – όπου απέκτησε διακρίσεις σε τοπικές και πανελλήνιες διοργανώσεις.

Η Κατερίνα γεννήθηκε στην Πτολεμαΐδα. Ασχολήθηκε με τον αθλητισμό από πολύ μικρή ηλικία – ενόργανη, ρυθμική, τένις, στίβο, σκι – όπου απέκτησε διακρίσεις σε τοπικές και πανελλήνιες διοργανώσεις. Επίσης έπαιξε μπάσκετ στον Απόλλωνα Πτολεμαΐδας.

Αποφοίτησε από το Τμήμα Επιστήμης Φυσικής Αγωγής και Αθλητισμού του Αριστοτέλειου Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλονίκης. Παράλληλα, παρακολούθησε τα δυο έτη της σχολής GRAFTS και εκπαιδεύτηκε στο aerobic και στο fitness. Παρακολούθησε πολλά σεμινάρια, από Έλληνες και ξένους εισηγητές, για αερόβια άσκηση, άσκηση με αντιστάσεις, διατροφή, όπως και management επιχείρησης και ανθρώπινου δυναμικού.

Από το 1996 ως το 2005 εργάστηκε στο χώρο του fitness ως γυμνάστρια και συνιδιοκτήτρια γυμναστηρίου ενώ την επόμενη δεκαετία ασχολήθηκε με την γυναικεία ένδυση όντας συνιδιοκτήτρια εμπορικού καταστήματος. Παράλληλα συνέχισε την μαθητεία της σε Pilates και Yoga και έγινε μητέρα. Το 2018 επανήλθε επαγγελματικά στον χώρο της άσκησης, παρακολούθησε και ολοκλήρωσε την πρακτική της στο Human Mama Prenatal Fitness Training και από τότε καθοδηγεί τμήματα άσκησης εγκύων.

Παρουσίασε τα αποτελέσματα της μελέτης που έχει κάνει με τη Σία Ζουρλαδάνη, για την επίδραση της άσκησης στη γονιμότητα, στο 10ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο με Διεθνή Συμμετοχή, Ιατρική της Άθλησης στον 21ο αιώνα και το 2019(Μάρτιο) στο 3ο Διεθνές Συνέδριο Αθλητικών Επιστημών. Είναι κάτοχος μεταπτυχιακού διπλώματος με κατεύθυνση την Άσκηση για Πρόληψη και Αποκατάσταση, στη Σχολή Επιστήμης Φυσικής Αγωγής και Αθλητισμού του ΑΠΘ.

Είναι δασκάλα pilates BASI TT 500hr. Έχει παρακολουθήσει το Pilates through Pregnancy and Beyond, της Ashley Ritchy και το Pilates for Breast Cancer Recovery της Αλεξανδρας Ρωσσοπούλου, υπό την αιγίδα της BASI.

Παράλληλα παρακολούθησε σεμινάρια Pilates με τον Rael Isacowitz, Ashley Ritchie, Debora Tadei, Tash Barnard, Αλεξάνδρα Ρωσσοπούλου και Eduard Botha.

Στο anima διδάσκει τα μαθήματα εγκυμοσύνης & λοχείας, τμήματα μηχανημάτων, ματ και ιδιαίτερα.

Argiro Makri

Argiro, was born in Plati, studied computerized accounting, marketing and advertising and at the same time raising her daughter.

Argiro, was born in Plati, studied computerized accounting, marketing and advertising and at the same time raising her daughter.

The last ten years she attended seminars about communication, trade, adults training on marketing, public relations, complaint handling, crisis management etc.

She speaks english and italian and she is a yoga and pilates student. She is an excellent user of social networks and PCs. In anima she is in charge of secretarial support as well as the reception.

Thanasis Saramourtsis

Thanasis began his journey into Yoga in 2006 at Yoga Arts with Joanna Hatzisavva as his teacher, after having practiced martial arts for a long time (Kung-Fu, Qi-Qong, Judo).

Thanasis began his journey into Yoga in 2006 at Yoga Arts with Joanna Hatzisavva as his teacher, after having practiced martial arts for a long time (Kung-Fu, Qi-Qong, Judo). A special stage in this journey has been the acquaintance and systematic involvement with the system of Aṣṭāṅga Vinyasa Yoga, under the guidance of exceptional teachers.

He has attended numerous trainings on many types of modern Yoga, which have infused in him the belief that Yoga is one and –should be– is simple. He has been authorized to teach the 1st and 2nd series of Aṣṭāṅga Vinyasa Yoga by Manju Jois, Aṣṭāṅga Yoga Guru of Mysore, and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois’s eldest son. Another area of exploration is the Vinyasa Krama Yoga method, which he is currently practicing and studying.

Nancy Hitzanidou

Nancy ‘s deep love for Yoga as a physical exercise, as a philosophy and as a way of living, infused in her the desire of sharing the joy of Yoga practice with other people.

Yoga Alliance E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Nancy ‘s deep love for Yoga as a physical exercise, as a philosophy and as a way of living, infused in her the desire of sharing the joy of Yoga practice with other people. So, having apprenticed at Yoga Arts School since 2001, she completed in 2008, the Yoga Alliance 200-hour Registered Yoga Teachers Training Program at NYSY Studios with Vivi Letsou. In August 2011, she completed the NYSY Studios Yoga Alliance 500-hour Registered Yoga Teachers Training Program, having chosen Meditation and Tantric Studies as her focus field. In December 2016, she was certified from the Traditional Yoga Studies Institute (Georg and Brenda Feuerstein), for having completed a 3-year Distance Learning Course (800-hour) in Philosophy and History of Yoga.

Her practice is deeply inspired by her Teachers, as well as by the numerous Yoga workshops and Teacher Training programs she attends, in Greece and abroad, led by exceptional Teachers, and concerning various techniques of physical practice (Asana), Pranayama, and Meditation (Dhyana).

Since 2008, she teaches classes, leads workshops, and participates in Teacher Training Programs, in which the physical postures, meditation and applied Yoga Philosophy lead and inspire each other.

Marina Statopoulou

Marina Stathopoulou was born in Thessaloniki. From an early age she was interested in sports and she was involved in athletics, participating in local and National events, as well as in swimming and rhythmic gymnastics.

Marina Stathopoulou was born in Thessaloniki. From an early age she was interested in sports and she was involved in athletics, participating in local and National events, as well as in swimming and rhythmic gymnastics.

Marina is a graduate of the School of Agricultural Technology, Food Technology And Nutrition of the Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki. During her studies her love for movement led her to engage further in sports such as cycling, mountaineering and aerial acrobatics. Eventually she grew an interest in Pilates and since 2017 she is a certified teacher completing the BASI Pilates Mat Teacher Training program (130h). In 2020 she continued her training at the Anima Studio with the BASI Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training, Mat and Equipment program (500h).
Teaching Pilates since 2017, Marina continues deepening her knowledge in the Pilates method by attending workshops with various teachers, such as Karen Clippinger, Maria Sylla and Georgia Kissa among others.
At Anima she teaches pre-postnatal, equipment, mat and private classes.