IFEELYOGA is a brand name founded by Faruk Kurtuluş. Under that name he is organising various Yoga Teacher Training Courses and Yoga retreats in different places of the world.
Faruk’s yoga journey began in 2002 in Istanbul. After attending Osho workshops in Istanbul and India, he completed his Yoga Alliance 200 hrs teacher training with Zeynep Aksoy. While giving classes in the most reputable Yoga studio in Istanbul, he completed his 500 hrs Yoga Alliance training by working with world famous trainers Godfrey Devereux, Tias Little, Desire Rumbaugh, Paul Grilley, Chris Chavez, Sianna Sherman, Sean Corn and Edward Clark. He completed an additional teacher training with Chris Chavez and took Dynamic Yoga trainings in Italy and France.
He took “Family Constellation” and “Zen way of Consulting” training with Svagito R. Liebermeister and assisted him in trainings, during 2010-2015. He also attended Svagito’s “Woman Man Energy” workshop. By these comprehensive trainings, he extended his awareness of sensations in body created by yoga, to relationships and eventually every moment in life.
Taking various teacher trainings and capturing different points of views, broadened Faruk’s scope of teaching yoga. He began running his own retreats in 2010 and teacher training courses in 2012. He established his own brand IFEELYOGA in 2014.
Under that name Faruk is combining in his trainings yoga asanas with dance meditation, family constellation and somatic group practices about relationships. This method is opening a door to feel “yoga” the union, in every moment of the life.
I have been practicing a range of yoga styles for a decade and in 2015/2016 completed my hatha yoga teacher training with Faruk at I Feel Yoga.
Yoga has always provided me with a space to explore my body and connect with my sense of self. For me, yoga is a meditative practice that encapsulates the mind, body and breath. It is an opportunity to experience the present moment through our bodies.
I bring together my yoga teaching with my social work background and specialise in yoga for survivors of trauma. Participants use yoga forms to have a present moment experience centred on their body and can make choices about how they want to interact with the yoga forms. Choice, connection and mindfulness of the body are the key principles which guide my practice and my teaching.
I am passionate about ensuring yoga is accessible to everyone regardless of gender, age, cultural background and ability. I offer a space that is open, non-judgemental and compassionate, allowing participants to feel safe and supported which leads to greater change and growth. In this way, my students are welcome to delve into their own practice and explore yoga as a tool for embodiment, self-compassion and healing.