Yota is a PhD Mechanical Engineer who has lived, studied and worked for a long period of time in Germany and Switzerland. More than that, Yota is an art freak, loves painting, drawing and uses creativity -in every way- as her means of expression. She discovered yoga in 2004 in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and started practicing Iyengar yoga with her first teacher Victoria. Since then, yoga has become an important part of her life. She has practiced different styles -Ashtanga, Vinyasa and others- till 2006 when she moved to Basel, Switzerland and was blessed to meet her amazing teacher, Dan Fuentes, who introduced her to the Jivamukti yoga world. This became since then her main yoga practice, meeting beautiful teachers and friends who helped her to develop herself. During these years she was honored to practice with great Jivamukti teachers from New York and London : Lady Ruth-Manenti, Yogeswari, Gabriela Bozic, Jeffrey Rama Cohen. In November 2012 she undertook the 300hr Jivamukti Teacher Training in UK. She is thankful to her teachers Sharon Gannon, David Life, Yogeswari and Patrick Broome and to her beautiful mentor Rima Radi Rabbath.