Tanya Popovich

Tanya Popovich is a certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance ERYT500, and Yoga Acharya (Master of Yoga) in classical Sivananda Yoga tradition. She started her meditation practice at the age of 14 through Transcendental Meditation while at the same time working as a dancer, and from age 23 and onwards is immersed in Yogic lifestyle, study and practice of Yoga through numerable trainings and long term visits to Yoga Ashrams across India. Tanya holds a B.A. in Fine Arts and she is currently pursuing her M.A. in Indigenous Studies, and a degree in Sound Healing. For the past 14 years Tanya teaches yoga internationally including 200-hr and 500-hr Yoga Alliance certified educational programs, Unnata Aerial Yoga training programs, Vedanta Philosophy, workshops, seminars and cultural retreats. A teacher’s teacher, Tanya founded Swaha Yoga Center in 2011, and Shri Gaia Institute in 2017. Swaha Yoga Center is based in the center of Athens, right underneath the ancient Acropolis, and since the summer of 2018 is under the management of Dimitris Soutsos, Tanya’s trusted friend and student. Tanya’s love for culture, arts and mysticism of our world continues to take her across the globe where she explores and trains in spiritual practices of various cultures of our Mother Earth, Pacha Mama, or Shri Gaia. She has been initiated into the Rights of Passage practiced by the Inka Shamans of the Andes and the Amazon and the Q’ero culture in Peru, and is currently training in Shamanic Journeying through Dance and Breath. Most recently Tanya has experienced a practice in Sama, Sufi whirling, during a course on Conscious Death, and began studying Storytelling and Myth with Dr. Martin Shaw, a mythologist, award winning author and a director of the Westcountry School of Myth in the UK. All these practices unite at Shri Gaia Institute as a homage to our planet’s peoples and traditions long forgotten in the west. Tanya believes that community, connection, practice, nature, and sharing around the fire are the fastest ways of healing the unfortunate condition of humanity today.

Tanya’s Schedule 2019

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Auroville, Pondicherry Nov. 20 – Dec. 10, 2018
Morjim, Goa Dec.10, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019
Agonda, Goa Jan. 8 – Jan. 18, 2019


Athens, Feb. 10 – Feb. 24, 2019


Sydney, New South Wales Feb. 26 – March 7, 2019
Hobart, Tasmania March 8 – 13, 2019
Akaroa, Tasmania March 14 – 21, 2019
Melbourne, Victoria March 22-25, 2019


Canggu, Bali March 28 – May 18, 2019


Ibiza, May 20 – June 2, 2019


Athens, June 7 – 24, 2019
Crete, July 20 – August 18, 2019
Athens, Sep. 6 – 18, 2019