Name: Anna Skoulikari
Lives in: Normally in non-pandemic times, I live in Barcelona, Spain. But right now I’m in a tiny Portuguese village close to the city of Coimbra where my boyfriend is from.
From: I was born in Germany, I grew up in The Netherlands but my family and origins are Greek.
Occupation: I am currently a teaching assistant at a coding bootcamp for women. I am also the creator of an online course that is coding-related which is currently my little side business. And I’m the host of a podcast called The Anna Skoulikari Podcast, and theme is exploring the human experience.
Tell us your first three jobs (ever!): Babysitting, tutoring kids in Greek, waitressing
Enneagram type: I identify with both the Investigator 5 and the Enthusiast 7!
Tell us what you love about Greece: Where to begin.. Greece is the land of my childhood summers–long days, trips to the beach, meals with family. And when Greek is spoken, my ears perk up, and my heart softens. What I have come to appreciate and love about Greece as an adult is the immense and diverse natural beauty from magnificent mountains to breathtaking beaches. If you know where to look, Greece has it all.
Tell us something most people don’t know about you: I have been journaling consistently since I was 15. That’s something anyone that knows me already knows. But what they don’t know is that I have currently switched to using a smartpen that creates a digital version of my handwritten journal. This became necessary because I write so much that carrying my notebooks around each time I move (and I move a lot) is unsustainable.
Where are we most likely to find you in Lynn’s KundalinI Yoga? SUP Yoga. The proximity to nature and the calmness that overcomes me on the water just can’t be topped.
The first time you tried Kundalini Yoga? Summer of 2018. I was living in London at the time and going through a very rough period in my life. I decided to escape to Greece during the summer, and there I ended up trying Kundalini Yoga for the first time with Lynn on her Athens roof deck.
Tell us your top tip to combat climate crisis: I have no specific tip. All I can think of is let’s think outside the box. Sometimes what seems like the most obvious answer, isn’t!