Katerina Vangelidi was born in 1987 in Athens. Not much later, she discovered that movement can be a form of expression but also a path to self-knowledge. For many years that formally presented as a daily ballet practice. Informally, many other types of movement that foreshadowed what would follow.
While studying at the university, and after a very uncharacteristic period that lacked any intense practice, she discovered yoga, around 2007,online (!) on Yogatoday, and from that point forward, never stopped doing it. In 2008 she started practicing Iyengar Yoga with Haris Lironi. Later, she explored Hatha and Vinyasa -typeclasses, and also did a 200-hrYTT. In 2013, while searching for a deeper and more personal practice, she found Ashtanga and started practicing the primary series on her own. From September 2014 to April 2019 she practiced almost daily in Eleftheria Lagoudaki’s shala. She has attended several workshops in Athens and abroad, most notably Sharath Jois’ in Copenhagen 2017, and Angela Jamison’s in Arona 2019. She has traveled twice to Mysore, India (July 2018, December 2019) in order to study in SYC (formerly known as KPJAYI) with lineage holder, Sharath Jois.