Vassilis Xypolias main academic background is in business and marketing, holding an MBA from the University of Bridgeport, USA. Around 2009 and due to personal life challenges, he began to deepen his understanding and knowledge of the theory, benefits and applications of mindfulness. The turning point for his decision to fully immerse and engage with mindfulness, came when he had the unique opportunity to meet and work with Jon Kabat-Zinn while participating in one of his workshops. Following a series of professional training programs, international workshops and formal studies including a semester in Buddhist psychology at the Kathmandu University (Rangjung Yeshe Institute), in 2015 Vassilis acquired authorization to teach the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program of the Centre For Mindfulness and Medical School of the University of Massachusetts.
He provides workshops for Social Dynamo on topics concerning mindful practices.