Empanada, or simply Panda, was a goddess of Ancient Rome. Her name derives from the Latin root “pandere” (to open, to share and means “The Open Gate”). Her temple was situated at the Capitol Hill, close to the gate that was named Porta Pandana, in her honor. Her temple was always open, and it offered shelter and hospitality to those in need of food and roof. Essential ingredient to this form of hospitality was the strong bond between host and guest.
Porta Pandana Shala was founded by Aris Kapetanakis. He possesses a deep knowledge of the essence of Practice and the Art of Ashtanga Yoga, and through his teaching he strives to communicate and inspire the passion for a disciplined form of Practice.