Welcome to my story...
My name is Varvara, and I am a Certified Health and Wellness Coach with over 25-years’ experience in the health and lifestyle sector. I have helped many clients work through some of life’s toughest challenges, and here is why
Everyone embarks on a personal journey at some point, and I am no different. There have been some significant times in my life when my belief system, and life focus spun in many ways. I have suffered postnatal depression, a life-changing divorce, as well the upheaval of relocating from Greece to the UK (and back again!). While the obsession to meet unrealistic expectations of myself grew, so did my unhappiness. I put so much pressure on myself to be a Supermum and supportive wife alongside the pursuit of a successful career. What was truly important became completely distorted. Without the clarity and support to navigate through these circumstances, there is no doubt that my life would’ve taken a different path.
My background began as a masseuse on working onboard cruise liners before moving to London to become a special events makeup artist. Working in these industries gave me the opportunity to meet some incredible people, especially women. Both hospitality and beauty are fast-paced sectors, and a work/life balance is hard to achieve. It was through this realisation that I co-founded Healthy Options in my other homeland of Greece, a company which organises first-time retreat-like experiences for a more balanced approach to wellness.
Upon my return to the UK, and after my own experience with postnatal depression, I then trained to become a doula to support other mothers through similar circumstances. I launched Varvara Yoga in the New Forest, which soon became a source of support for many clients who discovered a new and enlightened way of living with yoga in their daily life, along with my wellbeing coaching. Training to be a Health and Wellness Coach was a natural, intuitive move for me due to my background, both personally and professionally.
I have supported, educated, and guided many individuals and groups to discover better ways to manage behavioural and lifestyle changes, as well as enabling them to live life to the full.
Health, Wellness & Life Coach
Mindfulness & Meditation Practitioner
Yoga, Movement & Alignment Teacher
Body Worker, Massage Therapist & Reflexologist
Birth/Post-Natal Doula & Baby Yoga Practitioner
Skincare & Make-up Consultant
Interior & Garden Design Advisor