Monika’s Résumé

Education & Accreditation

  • Registered school ‘Aspects of Yoga’ RYS300 with Emphasis on Yoga Therapy 2012
  • Attended various workshops and trainings for yoga for scoliosis in NYC 2011 – 2012
  • Registered school ‘Aspects of Yoga’ with Yoga Alliance RYS200 2008
  • Yoga with Cancer Patients with Jnani Chapman in San Fransisco 2008
  • Registered with Yoga Alliance as ERYT500 2007
  • Health Coaching Symposium in Heidelberg Germany 2007
  • Continuous Teacher Training at Yoga Conference in San Fransisco 2007
  • Teacher Training courses with Aadil Palkivala in Munich Germany 2006 & 2007
  • Teacher Training and certification with Michael Forbes at IYoga-Munchen, Germany  2004 – 2008
  • European College of Yoga and Therapy in Gerode, Germany, 200-hour- yoga therapy training at ECYT 2005 – 2006

Responsibilities I Strive For As A Yoga Teacher & Trainer

  • to provide a safe environment
  • to help students grow in consciousness by self reflection and personal exploration
  • to understand where teacher’s and student’s limits lie
  • to keep boundaries
  • to maintain professionalism and integrity
  • to encourage students to seek alternative practice or help when necessary
  • to invest time and energy into teacher’s further development and self-study

Professional Experience

Founder and owner of Yoga Center Bodrum in Turkey 2000

  • this center had its beginning in 1983 with meditation groups
  • serves as a center for an ecology, organic food and meditation movement
  • serves as yoga studio where weekly classes, teacher trainings, yoga therapy trainings and seminars are held

Held Following Classes & Personal Trainings since 1990

  • in many cities of Turkey
  • in Munich and  Hamburg, Germany 2003 – 2004
  • at a meditation convention in Venice, Italy  2001
  • at a retreat teaching teachers in Oregon, USA 2002

Workshops since 1998

  • along with founder of ecology movement (Bugday Movement)
  • themed workshops internationally (London, Germany, Turkey) on the following subjects: anatomy, therapeutics, stress reduction, spirituality & corporate environment
  • British American Tobacco in Istanbul 2006
  • Heingas in Hamburg Germany 2003

Holds Teacher Trainings since 2008

  • Extended and intensive training programs in both Ankara and Bodrum. These were the first teacher training programs registered with YA in Turkey.
  • 200-hour-TTs and 300-hour-advanced TTs with emphasis on yoga therapy

National TV in Turkey:

  • documentary, often rebroadcast, about Monika introducing yoga, meditation, health and nutrition 2000
  • interviews 1998 – 2002

Lectures:

  • at sports university in Denizli, Turkey 2000
  • at convention in Istanbul about spiritual aspect of yoga in Istanbul Turkey 2002
  • in ethnically and religiously diverse communities in London, UK 2002
  • at physical therapy center in Bodrum, Turkey 1998

Author of A Yoga Manual. Book published in Turkish 2004

  • first yoga book with pictures and detailed descriptions in Turkish
  • a learning tool for new coming yoga teachers in Turkey

Articles in Magazines

  • Cosmopolitan, Yoga Round The Clock with a few quick exercises that can be done throughout the day 2008
  • National Geographic personal profile featured in article titled ‘Another Face of Bodrum’ 2004
  • Local magazines, introduction to yoga and conscious living 1999, 2006, 2008