About

Hi there! I am Irem from Istanbul, Turkey. I am 28 and a yoga instructor.

I was a corporate lawyer with 4 years of practice experience when I decided to go to a master degree in London on MSc Law and Finance. When I went to London for my master degree in 2016, I didn’t have many people around me and finally, I had the opportunity to listen to myself and understand who I really am. I was always the person who reads a lot and talks a lot about spirituality, nature, love and psychology. I was ambitious in discovering myself and the ones around me but I was never ambitious in corporate life. I often remember myself as talking to my co-workers about meditation, yoga and spiritual healing.

My interest in yoga begun 8 years ago when I was in university and attending yoga classes in the gym just to stretch and get fitter. Since I enjoyed yoga a lot, I started to research on it and attending yoga classes in yoga studios. This gave a wider perspective of yoga to me and helped me understand that yoga is more than just physical exercise. While I was on this journey and practicing law, I met my lovely yoga teacher Serdar Prem who is a yogi practicing Tantra Yoga. I learned a lot from him and attended to his Tantra classes and got one-to-one sessions to discover and heal myself. After years passed by and I had to get back from London to Istanbul because of a serious arm injury, I saw that Serdar was starting to give Yoga Allians certified yoga teacher training courses – which I have attended right away. TTC journey lasted for 6 months but it changed a lot in me. The awareness was real! ­čÖé

During the education period, I was working in a law firm which I was earning a sufficient amount of money to continue my life. However, after all the books I have read and the people I met on my way, I listened to myself during meditations and told myself not to carry all these burdens and just to go and live the life that I wanted which was nothing like being a corporate lawyer. I have a pup called Coconut (Coco), and I visualized spending my time with my dog while having my yoga students and helping them to find the way to their inner selves – to their divine selves and not to get attached to anything such as your education, the thoughts of your friends, family, and your own judgments.

And this is how I started my journey as Yogini With Dogini.

I hope you will enjoy my sharings. Please do not hesitate to contact me – I would love to hear back from you guys! Love x.


 

Herkese merhaba!

Ben Irem, 28 ya┼č─▒nday─▒m ve 5 senelik hukuk kariyerimi b─▒rakarak yoga e─čitmenli─čine y├Âneldim. Avukatl─▒─č─▒m─▒n 4. senesinde Londra’da gitti─čim masterda 26 senede ilk kez kendimle kal─▒p kendimi dinlemeye f─▒rsat─▒m oldu ve bu sene i├žerisinde kurumsal hayat─▒n asl─▒nda istedi─čim hayat olmad─▒─č─▒n─▒, hukuk ve finans─▒n da ilgimi ├žekmedi─čini ancak ailem ve arkada┼člar─▒m dahil olmak ├╝zere di─čer insanlar─▒n ne diyece─čine ├Ânem vererek icra etti─čim bir meslek oldu─čunu farkettim.

K├╝├ž├╝kl├╝─č├╝mden beri sporla ha┼č─▒r ne┼čir olan ve her buldu─ču bo┼č ortamda spirit├╝ellik, yoga, felsefe ve ki┼čisel geli┼čim konu┼čan birisi olarak asl─▒nda kurumsal hayat ile yak─▒ndan uzaktan alakam olmad─▒─č─▒n─▒ ├žok daha ├Ânceden anlamam gerekirdi. Ama yoga ├Â─čretilerinin de ├Â─čretti─či gibi pi┼čman olmak da sadece ge├žmi┼če tak─▒l─▒p kalmak ile ba─člant─▒l─▒ bilr durum, bu nedenle oldu─čum ki┼či i├žin ┼č├╝kredip yoluma devam ediyorum ­čÖé

8 y─▒ld─▒r yoga d├╝nyas─▒n─▒n bir ┼čekilde i├žindeyim. ├ľnce spor salonlar─▒nda derslere kat─▒larak uygulamaya ba┼člad─▒─č─▒m yogay─▒, sonras─▒nda yoga salonlar─▒na ta┼č─▒d─▒m ve 3 sene ├Ânce ise de─čerli yoga hocam Serdar Prem ile tan─▒┼čarak yogan─▒n felsefesine e─čildim. Son 2018’in ba┼č─▒ndan beri ise i├žerisinde bulundu─čum e─čitmenlik s├╝recini ya┼čamaktay─▒m. Yoga e─čitmenlik e─čitimlerine ilk olarak sadece kendisini geli┼čtirmek ve yoga prati─činde yo─čunla┼čmay─▒ sa─člayabilmek i├žin gitmi┼č olan biri olarak, hayat─▒m─▒n bu y├Âne evrilece─čini ve avukatl─▒k hayat─▒m─▒ tamam─▒yle arkamda b─▒rakarak yoga ile devam edece─čimi ger├žekten hi├žbir ┼čekilde hayal edemezdim. ┼×imdi ise bir ashtanga yoga uygulay─▒c─▒s─▒ ve Ba┼člang─▒├ž Seviye Yoga E─čitmeniyim.

Yolumu bulmamda olumlu ve olumsuz ┼čekillerde olan tezah├╝rleri ile katk─▒ sa─člam─▒┼č herkese ┼č├╝kranlar─▒m─▒ iletirim ÔŁĄ

 

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