New to Yoga > Cihangir Yoga Introduction
Cihangir Yoga is a community of yoga teachers in Istanbul who are teaching the most contemporary methods of hatha yoga. Cihangir Yoga partners are; Rebekka Haas, Zeyneb Uras and Chris Chavez.
Cihangir Yoga has 2 locations, in Cihangir and Istinye offering over 200 classes per week. With any membership or class pack you can freely move between both studios.
Cihangir Yoga has been a starting point in Istanbul for thousands of students and hundreds of teachers.
After completing the Cihangir Yoga teacher training many of our teachers have pursued there own paths and returned to teach and enrich our community with techniques such as Yin Yoga, Flow, Yoga Therapy, maternity and children’s yoga. All of these classes are offered under the roof of Cihangir Yoga and under the guidance of the founding members of the studio.
Our Cihangir Baby classes support pregnant women, new mothers and young children with specialised yoga postures and teaching.
At Cihangir Yoga we want to nourish and support the development of our students and teachers. Our programs are continually evolving. We now offer students the opportunity to complete a certified teacher training program of 200 and 500 hours. Upon Completion of the 200 hour certification newly qualified teachers have the opportunity to begin a teaching apprenticeship at Cihangir Yoga. We have found that the apprenticeship is invaluable experience for new teachers. It helps give the confidence needed to start working professionally.
To ensure the continuous development of our teachers we have created a structure that further develops teachers through apprenticeships, workshops and teaching. Our structure also recognizes teachers who have made a long and deep commitment to teaching yoga.
Along with our Yoga Asana classes you can participate in meditation, breath technique, massage, homeopathy, family Constellation and workshops by Osho therapists organised by Owokun.
We also offer a 200 Hour Teacher Trainings by Chris Chavez, Yin Yoga education by Berivan Aslan supported by Paul Grilley, Free form classes and education by Zeynep Celen who has assisted Erich Schiffman. Trainings by Mey Elbi who trained in Om Yoga New York. Yoga Therapy with Banu Cadirci as taught by Gary Kraftsow. Baby yoga from the birthright institute and Reiki Initiations by Devrim Akkaya. Defne Suman teaches from her experience with Shadow Yoga.
Every year we host regular workshops from visiting teachers Godfrey Devereux, Tias Little and Paul Grilley.
Zeynep Aksoy’s Cihangir Yoga’s Foundation 1 – 200 Hour Teacher Training is based upon the Dynamic Yoga Method of Godfrey Devereux and the teachings of Ramesh Balsekar.
The 10 TL Community Class has also been a signature class in Cihangir Yoga offering everyone the opportunity to attend yoga classes for only 10 TL with no other commitments and at the same time supporting the development of new teachers.
Our certified teachers teach safe and considered yoga classes. However please read our guidelines so that together we can practice yoga in the most safe and effective way.
Yoga For Everyone….