Our Story

Greek Island

"The stories we tell literally make the world. If you want to change the world, you need to change your story. This truth applies both to individuals and institutions."

Michael Margolis

Anåsa (Greek for breath) is a multimedia eco-system created by Mirka & Efsevios as a way to share their own journey towards a more healthy, sustainable and now-focused life. It embodies Mirka's love for movement and breath, Efsevios' passion for writing, photography and video, as well as their common desire for a life full of joy, great food, travelling and nature.

Mirka

Mirka studied contemporary dance and musical theatre which was the building block for a strong connection between playful movement and breath.

After dancing for multiple companies around the globe she visited Nepal for 3 months, completing her yoga teachers training course.

Her experience of teaching in Amsterdam for the past 2 years has brought forward a wish to find new ways of sharing her love for movement, travelling as well as living a joyous and healthy life.

Anasa has offered her the breathing space to further explore the concepts of dance, yoga, meditation and art in order to bind them together with her love for travelling, nature as well as all the natural treasures Greece has to offer.

 

"Let's smile and play our way closer to our own magnificence, our higher self, to each other and to Mother Earth." 

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Efsevios

Growing up, Efsevios spent most of his days in his fathers restaurant where he was taught from a young age the importance of good communication and acquired the ability to make people feel comfortable around him. Searching for many years his calling in life he realised that happiness and fulfilment are not found in some effortful place in the future but in this very instant. 

After completing a Thai Massage course (and a lot inner work) he understood that self-love and self-worth are powerful instruments. Together with the awareness of what feels right as his guide he left the comforts of a safe job behind. 

With Mirka they co-created Anasa; a space to unite Efsevios' passion for writing, wellbeing and massage with Mirka's creativity, natural ability to flow through space, and their common love for food and nature.

"We grow, through focused breathing, we learn that deep within our heart space lies our true power, our home."

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