Ozlem’s journey into yoga began in January 2010 where she practiced her very first Bikram yoga class. This discovery ignited a fire to dwell deeper into other styles of yoga. Having come from a dancer background, she has always been interested in the movement of body and music. But was instantly intrigued with the movement of breath and focus points that yoga instills. Yoga has guided her by tearing through the years of layers that had barricaded her from discovering one’s true self. She believes that all those layers were removed by doing one simple thing, which was to step on her mat regularly.
After several years of regular practice she embarked on the teacher-training program with Fierce Grace Yoga and is one the first group of Spring 2014 graduates. She hopes to connect with many students and spread the notion that yoga is not merely about touching your toes. It is about rehabilitating and being kind to yourself so you can be kind to others. It is about letting go of your fears that have paralyzed you from achieving the impossible. It is about slowing down and recognizing the beauty in the simplest things that you would normally dismiss. It is a connection and a unionship with all things great and small.