Danai Kougiouli - Founder



Danai founded the Light in Mykonos yoga retreats in 2012, as part of the Luminous Club. Her passion is to ensure that not only will guests have a meaningful yoga experience, but also an unforgettable time on the island. She is excited to continue the tradition of Light in Mykonos through some of the most inspiring yoga teachers who are invited to lead the retreats every summer.


Danai, a former competitive runner, was first introduced to yoga in her teens, as a means of improving breathing, focus, and confidence for competition. She studied Psychology (BSc, MSc) and worked both in the clinical and corporate worlds whilst in London.


She is 800-hour certified, after completing the Jivamukti yoga teacher training in New York directly under Sharon Gannon and David Life.


Danai has taught at London's most prestigious studios, including Jivamukti Yoga London, Triyoga Chelsea and Bodyism (Bulgari Hotel London). Now based in Manhattan, she continues teaching yoga while working on new yoga projects. In the summer, you will find her in Mykonos for the yoga retreats and for one-to-one lessons.  



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2017 Light in Mykonos Wellness Retreats