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Meet The Team

~ Namaste ~

Welcome to the personification of our philosophy and vision..


Elina Elia

Owner & Founder of Hammock Wellness Centre
Certified Massage Therapist & Bodyworker

Teacher of Thai Massage affiliated with TMC School, Thailand

Elina completed her Fine Arts Bachelor's in 2015 at the University of West of England, and concluded that working with her hands is the most honest form of expression. Beyond her work as an artist, she was always drawn to give massage to her loved ones and beyond, and went on to pursue the art of Healing Massage with Prana. 


She first visited Thailand in 2016, where she was Professionally trained by a high standard, awarded, and most renowned Massage Schools of Thailand, recognized by the Thai Government and Thai Ministry of Education. In 2017 she completed the Government Certified Thai Massage Professional and Teacher Training Program. Affiliated with her School (TMC) she now annually teaches a variety of Thai Massage certification courses. Elina is certified to teach Thai Massage Level 1-3, Thai Foot Massage & Reflexology, Thai Table Massage, Thai Herbal Compress Massage, Thai Chair Massage, Thai Yogi Exercise, and Thai Table Massage Level 1 +. 

During her practice in Thailand, she supported children and adults that faced severe physical and mental limitations in various institutions. In those cases, Thai Massage Healing with prana with proved to increase the quality of their life, which gave her more impetus to learn more about Thai Medicine,  Asian Bodywork, and other Traditional Healing practices. Elina is certified in many other Massage styles from all over the world, trained by professionals and accredited organizations. She is also certified in Chinese Gua Sha Therapy, Chinese Medical Cupping Therapy, Ancient Thai Tok-Sen , Thai Reflexology, Yumeiho (1), Shiatsu, Advanced Deep Tissue Massage 3D, Hawaiian Massage, etc.

Elina owns and manages Hammock Wellness Centre in Limassol since 2018, also approved by World Massage Council as a Massage School, which consists of a Team of Holistic health professionals, with a vision to educate her clients and community further and deeper into holistic wellness. In addition, she hosts High Standard Health and Wellness events with professionals from CY and abroad. Her passion for travelling keeps her involved in global trainings and holistic events up to this date. Elina re-visits Thailand annually, and has also trained in Laos, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, and other globally accredited organizations.

Elina's higher purpose beyond the world of holistic health and healing is to invite people to return to innocence, fall in love again with humanity, tune in with their authentic self, and share love and loving touch ethically and wholeheartedly.

"Hammock is my baby, I love it, and I want to raise it in a way that it respects everyone, and everyone respects it in return. Hammock will always be unique, just like every other life that unexpectedly survives the concrete and plastic jungle we live in! I can feel the challenge of doing what I do in this part of the world, but this only makes the fire stronger and allows me to be proud daily, as Hammock is well established with strong foundations of trust with our clientele, whilst protecting the ethics of our traditional practices.  You...the wonderful beings I interact with daily, fuel my passion, to keep growing and immerse my whole being into what I do, I thank you for this gift. "​ 


Marilena Louka

Yoga Teacher & Mindfulness, Movement and Meditation Practitioner

Marilena's love for physical movement has its roots from childhood, when she started attending dance classes of various styles and swimming lessons. In addition to the benefits of physical exercise, she realized from an early age that through movement, she can express feelings, thoughts and ease her concerns. 


In 2011, she started her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Technology and in 2016, she moved to England for postgraduate studies in Environmental Health. At the same time, wanting to stay physically active, she started participating in yoga classes as a student. From the very first lessons she realized the physical and spiritual benefits of Yoga and soon began her training at the British School of Yoga to become a Yoga teacher. Her ultimate goal was to expand her knowledge and gain a holistic approach to health, beyond the interactions of health regulations in the workplace and the wider environment. This way she could also promote health at individual level, transmitting her experience and techniques to gain physical, mental and spiritual health and reach overall wellbeing. 


In 2017, after completing her postgraduate studies and earning the title of Registered Yoga Teacher (OCN Level 4) at BSY, she returned to Cyprus and began teaching yoga in studios and gyms. In 2018, she obtained a diploma in Mindfulness, Movement and Meditation and trained in the fields of Children’s Yoga (QLS Level 3) and Pre- and Post- Natal Yoga (QLS Level 3) in 2019, through the British School of Yoga. At the same time, she started working at Hammock Wellness Center. In 2020, she obtained a Pilates diploma (QLS Level 3) and a year later, she attended a Barre Belle seminar.  


Marilena believes "Yoga is not just a series of certain movements. It's an escape from the crazy world we live in. It teaches us to love ourselves, respect what's around us, accept the change and appreciate the little things in life. It's a place of stillness when all we need is calm and a source of energy when we feel exhausted." 


Esmeralda Lamaj

Yoga & Pilates Instructor

Prenatal & Postnatal Instructor

EU & USA Registered

PhD©, MPH, MSc, BSc

Esmerada Lamaj is a PhD© of Public Health Program at European University Cyprus (2019-present). Graduate of the BSc Midwifery, Faculty of Health & Medical Care at International University of Thessaloniki (2005). Holds MPH (Master of Public Health) (2011), MSc Yoga Instructor (2018), Diploma: Perinatal Yoga Instructor (2017), Advanced Pilates (2018), MINGLE Project Mentor (2020-2021), ANAD Instructor (2019), Build Your Personal Yoga Business, US Yoga Alliance (2019), Advanced Hatha Yoga Instructor (2017), Pilates Instructor Mat level I & II with props (2016), Preparing and Supporting parents in the Perinatal period  (Eutokia Association 2015 ). Psychoprophylaxis Training, 2005-2019, Breastfeeding for Occupational Health (2011), Mental Resistance (2011), ALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetric) (2009), Family Planning (2009).

In 2021 participated at the 3rd Training European Program RISEUP-PPD Cost Action ‘Evidence-based Interventions in Peripartum Depression’ in Madrid. In 2020 she won a Scholarship at 2nd European Training Program RISEUP-PPD Cost Action. ‘Principle and Practices in Clinical Trial-Prevention and Treatment Strategies of Peripartum Depression Disorder’ in Barcelona. In 2019 she successfully won the 1st Scholarship of the Hellenic Psychoprophylaxis Society for an Innovative PhD Proposal Research with thesis: The Assessment of Postpartum Depression in Cyprus and the Effect of Psychoprophylaxis.

She performed her practice at the Public General Hospital Ippokratio Thessaloniki (2005). Since then she worked in few Private Hospitals and Clinics: as a Deputy Director/ SPV of Maternity/ Gynecology/ Neonatology/ NICU/ IVF at the Hygeia Group based in Tirana (2012-2018), Coordinator of Newborn Screening Program (2015-2017), Head Midwife at Apollonion Private Hospital in Nicosia (2007-2012), First Aid Staff in the White Satin Company at Mediterranean Cosmos Thessaloniki (2007), First Aid Staff in Pathology/ Orthopedic Clinic at Kilkis (2006). She has collaborated with many Obstetricians/ Gynecologists/ Embryologists/ Neonatologists and other specialized doctors.

She is participating in different activities as a Speaker, Trainer, Mentor, Member of Associations. She has been also the main Coordinator and Trainer in some projects of Hygeia Group and Member of the Quality Committee. She has also participated in scientific researches that have been published. She has volunteered at the Cyprus Association Family Planning Cyprus, Campaigns and Fundraising, First Aid Staff, Yoga and Pilates Instructor in gym and studios in Albania, New York and Cyprus. She is a Volunteer at the European University Cyprus and Member of the Yoga Association in America / Europe / India. She was a guest Trainer at the International University of Thessaloniki and also presented Prenatal Yoga and Pilates program in TV. She was a Yoga Instructor & Pilates in a Corporate Program in the New York Department of Transportation in America. She is Founder of the Perinatal Seminars of the Hygeia Group (2013-2018) and the Prenatal and Family Yogilates Studio in Tirana (2018). Esmeralda also works as an Instructor in Training Programs and as a Yoga & Pilates Instructor.  In addition, she is a Collaborator/Trainer of the Hellenic Association for the promotion of natural childbirth "Eutokia", as well as a Certified Trainer by the AnAD in Cyprus (Human Resource Development Principle)

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Nidhi Mishra

Yoga Therapist

Nidhi is Yoga therapist from the Birthplace of Yoga- India.

Growing up, yoga had always been a part of her family, however it became an integral part of her life since she recovered and regained strength after suffering severe injuries from an accident. Yoga completely transformed her physically and spiritually.


She has been teaching since 8 years and worked as a Yoga Consultant with Luxury Hotels in India, worked with renowned studios, conducted private therapy sessions, organised events with the High Commission of India in promoting Yoga in Cyprus. Currently working as a freelance Workplace Yoga and Wellness consultant and Yoga Therapist in Cyprus.


She’s a certified Yoga teacher and evaluator certified by the Government of India

Done Yoga teacher’s trainings (1700 hours) from some renowned Schools of India like:

·        Sivananda Yoga Vedanta, Uttarkashi

·        Mysore Ashtanga Yoga Shala, Mysore

·        The Yoga Institute, Mumbai

·        Yoga Certification Board, Ministry of Ayush, India

·        MSc Yoga Therapy (pursuing)



She teaches Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Gentle Yoga, Kids Yoga and Yoga Therapy for several ailments.

She uses a holistic approach using Integrated Approach of Yoga Therapy (IAYT),  a broad range of breathing exercise, asanas, pranayama, kriya, meditation, Special yogic techniques according to one’s need, abilities and requirement.


Bandana Thapa

Yoga Instructor

I am Bandana Thapa from Nepal, lthe and of Never Ending Peace and Love, land of Himalayas..Land of Gautam Buddha...I began my yoga journey with Buddhist Vipassana meditation of Buddhism in 2000. Then in 2012 I continued with 6 months of Yoga and Naturopathy study in Nepal with great yogis and master.  Later on in the period of 2014-2015, I received a one year Diploma course in Advance Yoga and science in India from in Bihar school of yoga Munger India, Satyananda Yoga Tradition, one of the first yoga university in India based on Kriya yoga.. Under the Guidance of Paramhamsha Swami Niranjananda Saraswati the president and the great spiritual Master of Bihar school of yoga, I was guided to various forms of yoga like Karma Yoga, Gyan Yoga, Mantra Yoga, Dhyan yoga, Hatha kriyas and Yoga, Raaj Yoga, etc...for 24 hours - 7 days of continuous awareness and bliss.


After those studies, I taught for two years in Kathmandu Nepal with various groups of foreign students, and held my gave teacher training in Pokhara Nepal. I continued with one more year of Sannyasa Training course in 2018-2019, and got Karma Sannyasa Initiation from My Master with the Spiritual name, Mounavilas...


Then I teach 5 more years yoga in various cities of Nepal with various groups, such as women's group from all over the Nepal and South Asian different groups of female athletes, orphanage homes, to old age groups,  private sessions, and private sessions to treat health issues...


Lastly,  lastly I received my 200 hours Yoga Alliance certification in 2022 and got registered as certified yoga instructor by Yoga Alliance. 

Until this day,  I am offering the blessings of yoga to all whoever I met wherever I go... I have my regular yoga practice every day to this day and I continuously explore my life and my learnings deeper and deeper in various dimensions...

I look forward to share my journey with you!


Evi Karsera

Mover - Dancer - Yoga Instructor


 Hi beloved people! I am Evi Karsera and I currently live in Limassol. Back in 2011 I started my dance studies on Contemporary Dance at Leeds Beckett University. Since then I am trying to keep on learning as much as I can absorb. I strongly believe that motion is integral in our daily routine and I consider myself as a moving person! I started yoga at the age of 18 and continued my Yoga Teacher Training when I turned 21.


At the moment I run my own studio where I teach Contemporary and Ballet, where the whole idea is to focus on adults who used to dance in the past or even better, adults who never danced before and have the inner urge to fulfil a childhood dream!!Since 2014, I work with people from different moving backgrounds and through my sessions I welcome and include them to attend the same routine, as I believe that Yoga is for everyone. In fact, I dream of a world where everyone has the opportunity to practice Yoga daily!


In addition, since 2017, I am a dancer for a Physical Theatre Company in Denmark called ‘Don Gnu’. One thing that’s good to know about me? I love working hard and to be pushed more and more, to my limits.


●•Every-Body Moves•●

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Tina Samara

Thai Massage Practitioner

Yin Yoga Teacher - YAI 200hr 

Self Development & Wellness Coach

Tarot Reader & Consultant

Tina is a Thai Massage Therapist, trained for Level 1 & 2 Traditional Thai Massage and Thai Foot Massage & Reflexology. She has been trained by Elina Elia of Hammock Wellness Centre.

She is also a Self Development & Wellness coach, Yin Yoga teacher and

Tarot reader at her organization, Celene's Dream.

She fully embraces the healing benefits of Thai Massage and believes it can provide a deeply transformative journey. Thai Massage is not just a physical practice; it's a holistic approach to well-being that blends physical, mental, and spiritual elements.


Kaya Pogacar

Spinal Attunement Practitioner

Creator of Golden Quantum Attunement, Future Technology & Quantum Field

Dear beautiful humans, my name is Kaya. In Sanskrit Kaya means body. Transformation - deaths and rebirths - is the topic of my life. I experienced my first profound transformation in 2014 upon my first return from a trip to India. Chronic illnesses and the way I had lived and eaten up to that moment had led to a build-up of toxins in my body. Physical detox led to an emotional and mental detox. I stopped eating meat, naturally, and broke free of white sugar addiction.


During 2020 I experienced the dark months of the soul, and at the end of the year I burned out. The year 2021 was the period when I started the transformational journey of my life - From the body up. I intuitively took a class in spiritual mediumship Level one Finding Magic in Mundane - Ashley Torrent, where the gifts of body clairsentience and claircognizance revealed itself. I became a certified Integral Transformational Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga teacher - Irana Jian, gained knowledge and wisdom of Shamanic Astrology - TIFA - Andrea Paige and Saturn: The liberator, Daniel Giamario. I completed the De-Armouring Training Level One - with Sunny Ju, where I experienced an awakening. Since my second return from India in April 2023, I've been in the wheel of transformation. I birthed the Golden Quantum Attunement method - a vibrational technology that works through chakras, using different colors of rays and circular flows of them throughout the body and cells.


I'm a certified Spinal Attunement practitioner - Sigourney Belle, the founder of Spinal Attunement & Soma Mystica, and I’m going on transformational journeys with people who are ready to come back home to themselves; to the body, soul, intuition and wisdom. Since I was a child I've been connected with the snake symbol and herbs, especially rose. I’m nurturing my love for herbs by creating herbal ritual himalayan salts and tea mixtures. I offer 1:1 and group sessions and journeys such as monthly free online group Spinal Attunement sessions, Back to Base, group Spinal Attunement Chakras Journey and From Nigredo to Rubedo 1:1 Journey. I host transformational retreats From the Body Up & work as a private and retreat Chef. Welcome to a gentle space to come back home to yourself. Remember, all the power and wisdom lie within us.


With love, Kaya

What to know before a Massage Therapy session

Prior to receiving any manual therapy you should have an empty stomach, consider a doctor's approval (according to your condition) , stay hydrated (due to detoxification) , be sober, and always remember that you can communicate your experience during and after a treatment.

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