Published with the consent of Gary Kraftsow My teacher Gary Kraftsow began his study of yoga in India with T.K.V. Desikachar in 1974. His father Sri T. Krishnamacharya is considered as the father of modern yoga. I feel deep gratitude to Gary Kraftsow and this great tradition. I am honored to be a part of…

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It’s light. It’s there. It’s alive. It’s aware. You press the buttons, you make it nice. We just give instructions, and give the time to listen. We all do this practice to reveal more clarity; in every detail of our physiology, t r a n s p a r e n c y is called…

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Do you also feel heatstroke and like you are craving for a vacation? When I think of a vacation, it came to my mind…. Some vacations energize us, recreate, give fun, refresh, change our world view. And there are some vacations in which we wander around here and there in our prisoner mind, visit and…

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I have been feeling it out lately- what is our purpose as Cihangir Yoga within our community? What is the one thing that we do best? One thing that lays at the heart of everything that we do? And today mothers day it all clicked- my beautiful partner Rebekka Haas mother of four to start…

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Rain, wind, waves and flood… Fall is making us feel its presence and here, at Cihangir Yoga, we welcome a brand new season. Every summer, while the dog days are still upon us and holiday pictures are parading on the social media, we start a long preparation process. Preparing our new season, our new schedule,…

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Our Caddebostan studio has now been fully completed with the addition of a specially designed mural. The art piece took months of work and belongs to Los Angeles based artist Jon Marro. Our partner, Rebekka Haas Çetin fell in love with Jon’s work in one of her USA visits. She guided the process of this…

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behind the quote The above quote is something that I said in a recent class at Cihangir Yoga. I was describing the brain’s process of taking information in from the world around us and creating a story of how what we experience relates to us — a very necessary tool for survival and to understand…

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