“I offer you a ground where you can grow stronger within, a refuge where you can breathe at ease and find peace, a community where you can find support, connection and friendship, and authentic, insightful, diverse yoga practices where you can make progress truly in your body, mind & heart. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. Let us work together for unity and peace!”
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Let The Crow Be Your Guide
On the Mat
I offer you authentic, comprehensive and rich yoga & mindfulness practices. My classes are for all ages, genders and abilities. I welcome complete beginners as well as advanced practitioners in our friendly, non-judgmental and non-competitive classes.
I offer yoga classes, workshops, courses and collaborative wellbeing events in Essex region and pride myself in teaching inclusive, welcoming and authentic sessions which have a mindful approach for all members of the community.
I teach Hatha Yoga in a progressive scheme with the focus of building up strength in the body, mind & heart, and without using up body's energetic resources excessively. We follow and complete well themed sequences where each one of them unfolds in stages and in consecutive weeks to achieve solid aims & objectives that suit both - those new to yoga and those with experience on & off the mat. By following the aims of the yogic principles and the yogic branches and aspiring to experience them through safe, continually and gradually developing stages, practice becomes mindful, progressive, regulated and beneficial for all, not only for a short term but in a long term too. As a final result, you leave the sessions with an improved strength & flexibility, calm and clarity in mind and with a greater sense of balance, harmony and connection.
As we know, many diseases these days are stress related. Restorative yoga balances a hectic and stressful modern lifestyle and has an enormous capacity to heal physical and mental effects of everyday stress. Restorative yoga accelerates the body's natural healing process. During deep relaxation, all the systems of the body benefit from the practice. Restorative yoga postures help us learn to relax our overstimulated mind & body and to rest deeply and completely to achieve physical, mental and emotional ease. They are specially designed to guide you to feel FULL and WHOLE again through breath trainings, restorative yoga and meditation practices. By practising active rest deliberately, you are able to become your best-self, sustain your energy, boost your creativity in every area of your life, and lengthen your career without feeling burned out at all.
Menopause Yoga sessions are carefully and methodically designed for women who need support and a tailored practice for their specific needs in their menopause journey. Menopause Yoga combines western medical science & holistic eastern health practices to educate women in depth about menopause so they can make informed choices. It provides women with a therapeutic & practical toolset to help manage menopause symptoms so that they feel empowered and equipped in daily life. It provides support & guidance for them to accept menopause as an opportunity for self-knowledge and growth so they can feel nurtured. Through the expertise and guidance of a Menopause Yoga Teacher, women can benefit from purpose-built applications of yoga more comprehensively and effectively.
I work with young people to make sure they have healthy bodies, clear minds and thriving lives. My teaching is based on a systematic, well-evidenced set of practices which provide them with lifelong skills to support their well being. Achievement is at the centre of all we do. Our work will help these young people to overcome stress and ready their minds for study.
My yoga retreats generally involve travelling to a place that is surrounded by natural beauty. You have a great opportunity to relax your body, mind, and soul by taking the practice of yoga & meditation in the stunning rural areas of the UK or in the heaven-like places of the Globe. I aim you to connect closely with yourself, with the nature and feel an intimate sense of rejuvenation, health and happiness. My yoga retreats, holidays and weekends always include rich plant based nutritious food, plenty of free me-time and transformative experiences.
Well, here I am; Aslihan, the Crow! A citizen of the Earth, a community member who cares the external & internal wealth and wellbeing of all from the age of zero to 100+, mother to a gorgeous teen, a beloved wife, a keen advocate of "Stop! Drop! Rest!" with a restless past and a life long learner on the path of Yoga who found deep healing and long lasting calm in this ancient practice. More and most importantly, I am one of you!
I am also Progressive Hatha Yoga Teacher who was trained 4.5 years comprehensively and intensively by the British Wheel of Yoga (the only governing body of Yoga in the UK) teachers Zoe Knott & Bob Insley for BWYQ Level 4 (500hrs) Diploma of Yoga Teaching; Relax & Renew® Advanced Restorative Yoga for Therapeutic Applications Teacher trained by Judith Hanson Lasater, one of the leading yoga teachers across the Globe; Menopause Yoga® Teacher trained by Petra Coveney; Teen Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher trained by Charlotta Martinus, one of the most respected teen yoga teachers in the UK and beyond and Ayurveda In Action teacher integrating ayurvedic principles on &off the mat practices trained by Tarik Dervish & Cathy Mae.
... and with all my passion & love, I am ready to offer you my guidance through sharing my strong yogic skills, deep knowledge and experiences. This is a great joy to help you towards cultivating a happy & healthy life style in your personal life journey... Because this is how all begins: By being inspired for positive living with the right knowledge and for the right actions!
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