Yanoula Athanassakis Yoga instructor, anatomy enthusiast, animal lover, and PhD. Yanoula teaches studio classes at Sacred Sounds Yoga (NYC).

A certified yoga instructor beginning in 2006 (RYT 400), Yanoula has taught a wide variety of vinyasa, flow-based classes, ranging from basic to challenging – but always fun! Yanoula holds a Ph.D. in literature and approaches biomechanics and functional anatomy with the same love of research that drives her off the mat. <a href="" target="_hplink">Her research focuses on environmental justice literature, animal studies, and the environmental humanities.</a> She teaches privately in NYC; she teaches studio classes at <a href="" target="_hplink">Sacred Sounds Yoga (NYC)</a> and <a href="" target="_hplink">Yoga Stream (NJ)</a>.