Erik Schwarzfeld

Name: Erik Schwarzfeld


Lives in: Athens, Greece


From: Vancouver, Canada


Job: I manage a vegan bed and breakfast and am a freelance English teacher, writer & editor, animal rights activist, community event organizer, tour guide, podcaster, and reliable petsitter! Jack of all trades, master of none, just trying to live a meaningful life and have a lot of fun 🙂


Tell us your first three jobs (ever!): 1 Barista 2 Bagel Baker 3 Cheque casher.


Zodiac sign: Scorpio


Enneagram type: Don’t know yet. On my to-do list to find this out!


What do you love about Greece? So many things to love…The weather is amazing, and after many years of torturous Central European winters, I love that I can run in shorts and a t-shirt in January here…

I adore dolmathakia and can eat endless quantities, particularly when they are doused with lemon juice & cayenne. I love the delicious mushroom gyros @ Vegan Beat, they are the perfect affordable street food snack.

I love biking all over Athens, from Glyfada to Galatsi and beyond, even if Greeks tell me it’s suicidal. I love taking in the sunset from the docks at Stavros Niarchos. I love Athens’ outdoor cinemas, particularly Thission.


Tell us something most people don’t know about you: I’m a certified Hebrew to English translator.


Where we are most likely to find you in Lynn’s Kundalini Yoga?  Walking Andromeda or partying on the rooftop deck!


The first time you tried Kundalini Yoga? A few years back with Lynn at an Athens studio on Nikis Street.


Tell us your top tip to combat climate change: Go vegan! Making this dietary change helps the climate in so many ways.  But even if you’re not ready to take that leap yet, there are so many ways to reduce our own individual climate footprint.


Anything else you’d like us to know?:

I’ve launched a podcast entitled Meanwhile in Athens that features interviews with creative and interesting people living in Athens (including Lynn)!   The podcast on Spotify can be accessed here

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