Anthea Yoga & Healing Arts Center in Astoria
Anthea is an elegant and peaceful Healing Center located at the heart of Astoria, Long Island City and Sunnyside. Anthea, the name comes from the Greek word “the blossoming one” a term often used to describe ancient Goddesses of healing and hearth. The Center was created about four years ago by Sylvia Mouzourou, originally born in Cyprus and her business partner who is from mainland Greece. Sylvia studied psychology and mental health counseling and is offering a unique approach of therapy, which combines Mind, Body and Soul. “We were motivated by care for our fellow human beings and a desire to uphold the true essence of healing, which derives from balance of body and mind,” she says.
According to Mouzourou “Creating Anthea as a center of healing and transformation is the manifestation of a life’s dream, and I feel deep gratitude to all the people that contributed to this creation, especially our teachers, colleagues and friends. Our dream is to sustain a community-a safe place where people can grow, educate themselves and awaken the healer from within.” Through the practice of Meditation (silencing the mind) body stretching (Yoga) and pranayama (breathing technique) Anthea is introducing a way to find balance, purify body and mind and move to a state of healing and higher awareness. Joy is also part of healing, so creative arts such as dance and other mindful events are part of theis monthly schedule. “Following the seasonal cycles encourages us to feel in-tune with our bodies and be closer to nature even while living in NYC,” explains Sylvia, a stunning brunette with almond shaped eyes indicative of her multifaceted ancestry.
“We are blessed to be in a quiet, friendly and amazingly diverse neighborhood. Some of our practitioners speak Greek, German, Check and other languages. We welcome people of all ages and shapes to practice Yoga and reach their full potential. We encourage a life style leading to inner peace and physical well being allowing you to unplug from all the stress and worries of our everyday lives,” she says.
Anthea is actively involved with the Community, teaching public high school students and donating time for Community Yoga Classes at Astoria Park. It is also a center of healing arts where various holistic practitioners come to practice and teach from all over the country. “Here you can find licensed professionals in Reiki Healing, Energy Healing, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy and Psychotherapy. We also rent space for Social Events. We are looking forward to meeting you,” adds Sylvia with her captivating smile.
Anthea Yoga & Healing Arts Center is located on 34-01 45th Street F2, Long Island City, NY. Their phone number is (718) 606-0049 and the email firstname.lastname@example.org