Maranja Yoga School started in 2006 and is run by Anja, along with her husband Spiros, who is Tai Chi teacher. She is a full-time yoga teacher with extensive self-experience in yoga & meditation. She is educated at the well-established and renowned Yoga Teacher School in Norway (Over 1000 hours) and a member of the Yoga Teacher Association.
Anja Vibelund also has special education in yoga for pregnant women, artist education, Psychodrama therapist basic education, “Rythm for evolution” – rhythm education from the United States and basic studies in pedagogy and philosophy from the University of Oslo. Anja has attended many quiet retreats with her teacher after graduation, who has helped deepen the inner “space”. She practices yoga and meditation daily.
Spiros Peristeris teaches Tai chi, Qigong, Classic yoga and provides individual treatment in Yoga Thai Massage. He is also responsible for the teaching of Qigong at the Yoga Holidays in Greece.
He is a graduate Tai Chi Chuan-Qigong teacher and certified Thai yoga massage therapist from Wat-Po Traditional Medical School in Thailand. Spiros has classical music education from Athens and has written music for film, theatre and dance as well as run his own record label.
He has practiced Zen, Thai Chi and yoga, daily, for over 30 years.
“Through Qigong, Spiros, with his outstanding ability to teach, has given me an increased understanding of my inner strength and power. ” – Fride Hærem
He speaks English and a little Norwegian. He has extensive experience with Norwegian groups and does all the exercises, so it goes very well even if you don’t speak so much English yourself.