Greetings and Love

 

Welcome..

 

I've been a mover all my life and I am very grateful to dance & yoga. 

 

When I was growing up, my family had spontaneous dance sessions and that was my favorite time of the day. I got to dance and sing in ecstasy and did not depend on words to express myself. I remember having a lot of fun moving around. I was 6 years old when I took my first ballet class. I  knew something important was happening to me. After years of classical ballet training and graduating from Istanbul Bilgi University's Management of Performing Arts Department; I became a professional dancer/performer.

I have worked with great artists and have been exploring in different dance styles. I love what I do. It has always been fun, beyond my imagination.

 

I am constantly amazed by the abilities and beauty of human body. 

I respect the body as a vessel, temple, playground. I feel blessed to have cross paths with all my teachers, dancers, students & friends. They inspire me to unlock different aspects of my nature such as rhythm, silence, movement, stillness, ritual, play, 5 elements, somatics, psychology, mythology, aromatherapy and LOVE.

 

In 2011, I finished my first yoga teachers training, in Istanbul with Zeynep Aksoy. Since then, I keep traveling further. I love traveling because I believe it is the most humbling experience. I study yoga & dance, perform and share my understanding of the nature of movement. 

I experiment in contemporary dance techniques  and offer yoga classes & trance dance sessions; spontaneous flow of freeform movement as taught by my teacher, global yogini & fire keeper Shiva Rea. 

Earth, water, fire, air, space and DANCE.

 

I love the circus and I'm a break dance fan.  

I have a thing for books and sunsets. 

 

Enjoying the beats of this wild journey,

see you in the circle.. 

 

Peace!

 

O.

 

Love & Gratitude to all the inspiring teachers I had the privilege of learning from; Erich Schiffmann, Shiva Rea, Nina Abramova, Zeynep Çelen, Tony Giuliano, Douglas Brooks, Tamara Levinson, Leigh Brown, Sri Sevak Kaur, Zeynep Aksoy, Çag Gürle, Zeyneb Uras, Gül Dirican, Berivan Aslan Sungur...

The dance & the practice continues.. 

                                

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Istanbul / Los Angeles 2020