Linda Bashirians, Founding Director since 2007

Shushan Hovhannisyan, Qualified Yoga Instructor

Shushan Hovhannisyan was first introduced to knowledge of yoga by Pease Corps Volunteer Pamela Holmes in 2004. In 2007 she attended yoga teacher training course with certified Iyengar Instructor Francois Raoult, M.A. R.Y.T at Open Sky in Rochester, NY. From 2008 Shushan is taking part at Gabriella Giobilaro’s yearly seminars in many different countries. The seminar “From Foot to Hip” in States, which Shushan took in 2011, was focused on hip and lower back problems. Shushan has spent January of 2014 in Minsk, Belurus, studiing with experienced teachers of Ayengar yoga school.

Լինդա Բաշիրիանս, Հիմնադիր տնօրեն սկսած 2007 թվականից։

Zarine Grigoryan, Qualified Yoga Instructor

 Zarine Grigoryan received her yoga teacher certificate in Ashtanga yoga from Yagobov Yoga Institute, Los Angeles, USA. Zarine has been practicing yoga since 2004. She was introduced to yoga while studying Indian philosophy during her studies at the Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography. Zarine joined the team of Shoonch in the fall of 2009.

Nanor Petrosyan, Qualified Yoga Instructor

Nanor is a certified yoga instructor. She started practicing yoga since 2002.   Her involvement in Shoonch yoga studio has woken up a desire to acknowledge the Yoga world deeper and to become a Yoga instructor. In January of 2008, she travelled to India and attended the renowned International Sivanada Yoga Vedanta Center in Trivandrium.  When she was back  she began teaching Sivananda yoga in Shoonch Yoga Studio.

Luci Martirosyan, Qualified Pilates Instructor

Lucy is a professional ballerina graduated from Moscow State Academic Theatre of Dance, Russia. In 2002, after ending her ballet career on the stages of Armenian National Opera and Ballet Theatre she left for Moscow to train as a Pilates instructor and start her second career. In 2007 Lucy joind Shoonch's profetional team.

Vahe Danielyan, Qualified Massage Therapist

Vahe has been a sportsman since he was 7. His love of sports eventually took him in the direction of anatomy and massage therapy. In 1990 he qualified as a massage therapist at the Sports and Physical Education department of Moscow Medical School, Russia. Vahe is very creative and loves to experiment and explore with different massage types and techniques. 

Shoushanik Stepanyan, Qualified Massage Therapist

Shoushanik specializes in the therapy of newborns, children and pregnant women. In 2007, she furthered her expertise by attending Chinese Massage Therapy classes. In 2013 Shushanik was certified in The Chetawan Thai Traditional Massage school in Bangkok, Thailand.

Lusine Davtyan, Qualified Massage Therapist

 Lusine Davtyan graduated the College of Yerevan Haybusak University in 2009 and qualified as a nurse- massage therapist. In June of 2009 trained as a massage therapist in the Canadian International Academy in Armenia. Join Shoonch yoga studio in 2010: 

Zara Nahapetyan, Deputy Director

Nare Nahapetyan

Nare grauated from the Yerevan State Linguistic University after V. Brusov majoring in German and English. Nare  joined Shoonch team from 2009 and since she is an active practitioner of Yoga and Piltes.

Edith Petrosyan Qualified Yoga Teacher


Edith's in depth yoga journey started with the Iyengar tradition and her teacher Arthur Kilmurray. In 2016, she completed the Yoga Alliance 200 hour certification at Kripalu Center of Yoga and Ayurveda. Subsequently, she completed the 500 hour certification with  Natasha Rizopolous in Boston, Massachusetts. She was also invited to assist yoga masters Yoganand   Michael Carroll and Kari Harendorf in the immersion course of 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu. Since certification, Edith has been teaching public and private lessons and continues her studies and explorations in therapeutic applications of yoga.


Lusine Hovhannisyan, Qualified Yoga Instructor

Lusine Hovhannisyan started practicing yoga since 2013 at Shoonch Yoga Studio. She recived her yoga teacher certificate in Vinyasa Yoga fom Shoonch Yoga Studio. Lusine joined Shoonch team in 2015.