“It’s not where you take things from, it’s where you take them to.” ― Jean-Luc Godart
Having studied with pioneers in variety of modalities, I am actively practicing and integrating multitude of techniques to my eclectic formation towards a deeper understanding of the human being as a bio-psycho-social whole.
I am trained in :
› Trauma Healing: Somatic Experiencing®, TRE®, Integral Somatic Psychology™, Full Embodiment: Working with Sexual Traumas, Autoimmune Diseases
› Contemporary Dance: PhD in Modern Dance, Contact Improvisation, Release Technique, informed and deeply influenced by Somatics (Body Mind Centering, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method, Experiential Anatomy), Physical Theater
› Sociology: Master of Arts, Bachelor of Arts
› Psychology: Guidance & Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
› Art Therapy: Intermodel Expressive Art Therapy & Creativity, Authentic Movement
› Body Therapy: Deep Tissue Release, Trigger Point & Movement, Thai Massage, Reflexology, Integrative Cranio-sacral Therapy
› Meditation: Dhammakaya Method by World Peace Initiative
Besides my private practice, I am invested in building safe, inclusive, and collaborative creative environments.
I offer my practices to and continue learning with :
› Professional dancers
› Amateur movers
› Individuals seeking support for psycho-social & psycho-physical wellbeing
› Therapists seeking creative approaches and embodiment practices for working with their own clients
› Researchers and scholars from other disciplines and fields of inquiry
In years, I have worked intensively with women, children & youth.
I have been active member of WINPeace, Beyond Borders, and Peace Revolution Initiatives in the MENA Region.
I offer my workshops Every Body Knows™, Gravitating to Joy, Embodying Consent, Hunting Gathering Cultivating™, and Embodying Time; and support many other trainings and projects around the world.
I have been regularly teaching at :
ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival, organizing symposia and artist/researcher meetings. I taught in Tanzhaus Zurich, Konservatorium Wien, MSGSU Istanbul State Conservatory, ElimSende-Istanbul, ÇATI Contemporary Dance Artists Association, CI-Turkey, HaRaKA-Cairo, Helix-Lyon, CFMI Université Lyon 2, Holotropic Association of Europe, Art Therapy Symposia in Athens and Istanbul, and many international festivals like Kuala Lumpur, Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Tel Aviv and Freiburg CI festivals.
I am assisting in the teams of :
› Somatic Experiencing® in Turkey and Romania
› Integral Somatic Psychology™in Turkey and France with Raja Selvam
› Full Embodiment Workshops around the world with Ariel Giarretto
I am :
› co-founder of ElimSende Association in Turkey
› co-founder and previous editor of IDOCDE.net
› co-creator of MINDTHEDANCE.com
› founding director of The Moving Library
› co-director of ISSC-Institute for the Study of Somatic Communication
› member of Culture Committee of Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute
In sum, I am curiously and rigorously dancing on the transitive line between art and life – where the prospect of all my work is to mediate people to relate to their own self and accompany them in their physical, mental, and emotional processes towards wellbeing.