Sinem was born and raised in Istanbul. She has been practising yoga since 2005 and finds great joy in sharing the teachings of yoga since 2010.
She was fortunate enough to learn about yoga from many valuable teachers, but her root teacher is Cyndi Lee, the first western female yoga teacher to integrate yoga and Buddhism, the founder of the legendary OM Yoga School. She completed her 200-hour training in 2010 and 500-hour advanced training in 2015 with her. In 2018, she had the honour of translating her book ‘Yoga Body, Buddha Mind’ into Turkish. Cyndi’s take on yoga and meditation radically changed herperspective, her relationship with herself, the world, and the teachings of yoga.
She sees the yoga practice as a reminder that everything is interconnected and interdependent and vinyasa as a physical expression of this fact.
She teaches multi-level, alignment-based vinyasa yoga classes, grounded in the practices of mindfulness and compassion. She distills the postures, offering the building blocks for the student to choose from to meet their needs. Her classes are an invitation to practice placing the attention on the breath, the body and the mind, noticing everything that happens on the way, to move, to engage, to let go and most of all, making friends with it all.