About Lia

Lia Tsolaki was born in Athens, Greece.

She studied the Theatre Dance Course at the London Studio Center in London for a year, graduated from the higher professional dance school “Niki Kontaxaki” in Athens, and was granted a Fulbright scholarship to study at the Trisha Brown Dance Company in New York City.

As a choreographer, she has worked with the National Theatre in Greece and the Greek Art Theatre “Karolos Koun”. She has also collaborated with the Athens Festival and the Onassis Foundation-Stegi in Athens, creating her own works.

For ten years she was the permanent choreographer for Peter Stein’s works. She choreographed operas for the Salzburg Festival, the Rome Opera House, the Finnish National Opera, the Stanislavsky Music Theatre in Moscow, the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and more. For further information, please visit www.liatsolaki.com.

Lia, during her dancing career, has always practiced Iyengar yoga. For the last several years, she has been following an international yoga mentorship and teaches yoga in group, personal and online classes, as well as retreats. Her yoga mentor is David Meloni , who has been awarded the highest certificate possible in the Iyengar system. He is a direct student of B.K.S. Iyengar and an Advanced Senior Level II teacher, i.e. currently owning the Level 4 certificate. Lia practices yoga for 20 to 40 hours per month and follows David Meloni’s mentorship.

For the last 15 years, Lia has attended several mainstream and alternative self-development classes and seminars in Greece and abroad. She has had psychotherapy sessions for 10 years with the psychiatrist Eirini Siouti and has attended workshops and retreats with the life coach Yiota Fasouli for several years; she is practicing TM (transcendental meditation) and has completed the year-long personal growth Bob Proctor Coaching (BPC) Program.

All these practices and techniques enrich her research in exploring human nature, recovering from body injuries, inner trauma and working on evolving and thriving after experiencing traumatic events.


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"Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees."
- BKS Iyengar