My journey on the mat began in 2008 in Los Angeles. Working in the corporate fashion world, I was desperate for a practice that would encourage me to slow down and breathe.
I found yoga by going to a pranayama class in the hopes of healing my chronic asthma from birth. With the techniques I learned, I was able to use these tools to eventually shift my central nervous system to a place that no longer felt trapped, caged or stuck, but rather, a new found place of ease, freedom and harmony.
In a culture of scarcity where nothing is ever enough, yoga gave me the courage to be seen and the freedom to speak my truth. The more I started showing up for myself from a place of authenticity, the more I healed. Not only was I breathing consciously, but I started living consciously. Yoga showed me a way to take all my broken pieces and make them beautiful. This led me to where I am now, a life worth breathing.
Teaching since 2011, my goal is to give you the tools you need so that you too, can heal yourself. Availing myself to continuous philosophical, spiritual and physical education from various disciplines, I weave thought provoking messages throughout my classes. I apply the ancient wisdom to our contemporary western world in a useful and understandable way that will not only connect you back to yourself, but also the universe at large. You will walk out feeling encouraged to find a deeper connection with your body and empowered to live life gracefully on all levels. I use the physical body as a medium to the only thing that this practice is invested in; the ability and the art of letting go.
Born in Turkey, grew up in England, and having spent many years in LA, I currently live in New York City and hope you will join me on the yoga mat or the meditation cushion soon, be it in class, a workshop or a retreat near you.
My yoga trainings include 500hrs through The Kaivalya Yoga Method (Alanna Kaivalya), as well as continuing my education with my second 500hrs through Yoga Medicine (Tiffany Cruikshank). I also hold a certification through Yoga Tune Up® (Jill Miller). My meditation trainings include The Power of Awareness Mindfulness Training (Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield) as well as being a dedicated Vipassana meditator in the lineage of S.N. Goenka. I’ve taken intensives with senior teachers which include Max Strom, Elena Brower and Maty Ezraty.
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