Name: Catarina Afonso
Lives in: Petralona, Athens
From: I was born and raised in Maputo, Mozambique, and I moved to Athens when I was 18 years old to pursue my studies. My origins are Russian and Indo-Portuguese.
Occupation: I am currently working as a Revenue Optimization Associate at a mobile marketing company that specializes in brand awareness and gamification loyalty programs. In addition, I am collaborating with Belvedere Hotel Mykonos as a freelance copywriter and content writer. I am also a co-partner at Cristina- Pet Sitter, where my sister and I provide pet sitting services.
Tell us your first three jobs (ever!): 1) I was part of the cast of a Portuguese telenovela for one day when I was around seven years old. The first couple of days were filmed in Mozambique and the rest in Portugal..2) I was a choir singer and while singing at the church choir throughout my childhood sometimes we would be asked to sing at special occasions like baptisms or weddings. 3) When I was 17, I joined a dance group some friends had started; we performed ballroom dances, traditional Mozambican dances and other styles, mostly at weddings.
Zodiac sign?: Cancer
Enneagram type (if you know it)?: Type 2, the Helper/Giver.
What do you love about Greece? Living in Athens for the last 9 years, I truly feel like this has become my second home. There are so many spots to explore, things to do, Athens must be the city that never sleeps! From archaeological sites to traditional food, theatre, art expositions, concerts, outdoor activities and much more. I also like the fact that it’s quite safe to walk on the streets at night (aside from some specific areas) and of course, the weather! The islands are also something else, with one of a kind beaches and each of the islands, with its own charm. Last but not least, the Greek people are quite friendly and will always offer you a hand, if you ask them for directions!
Tell us something most people don’t know about you: I used to do martial arts when I was little; a Korean karate-based martial art named Tang Soo Do. I almost made it to black belt!
Where we are most likely to find you in Lynn’s Kundalini Yoga? You may definitely see me in Lynn’s night yoga classes that I have become fond of 🙂 And at the Ikaria Surf holiday. 🙂
The first time you tried Kundalini Yoga: On the Acropolis Roof Deck around the beginning of Jul, with Lynn!
Tell us your top tip to combat climate change: Focus on your actions as an individual (save energy, reduce, reuse, recycle). If everyone does their part, it will help the whole.