”Words fail to convey the total value of yoga. It has to be experienced” B.K.S. Iyengar    

xenoyoga is founded by myself Smaragda Xenofou (don’t worry Sam will do)  and originally from Greece I moved to Exeter in 1996 to complete my studies in industrial building design after completing my engineering degree in Athens. I found the Iyengar Yoga method initially in the teachings of Gerry Chambers and Lynda Purvis when I moved to Bristol and I have been practicing ever since with various senior iyengar yoga teachers form the UK and India. I am now qualified at Junior Intermediate 2 and currently preparing for my Intermediate 3 qualification. I now live permanently in Redland, Bristol with my husband and two young children, working in the design company I co-own with my husband, teaching weekly yoga classes and workshops and also organizing yoga holidays on my home island of Zakynthos in Greece every year.

I travelled to Pune, India in 2013 to attend classes at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute.” It was truly a magnificent experience and a blessing practicing in the same room as Guruji BKS Iyengar and at 95yrs of age he taught me that a true teacher should be humble and always remain a student in the path of learning. I loved the dynamic way of teaching in the institute and the ‘’no fuss’’ approach and I believe I have somehow adopted that in my teachings.