Mystical Dance and Yoga Trainer, Founder of Koza Donusum ve Ozgurlesme Merkezi
Graduated from Bosphorus University, Economics Department. Has worked for Shell for 10 years mostly in the area of Martketing Communications and Change Management areas.
Since her childhood, she was trained in various types of dance like ballet, Latin dances, Sirtaki, Valz and Tango, as her hobby. At 2008 she attended to a Mystical Dance Workshop of Monika Nataraj in İstanbul and was deeply impressed. In 2011, in her journey of self search, she heard about the first Mystical Dance Teacher Training Programme by Monika and became one of the first trainers in the world. (www.mistikdans.com)
During the last couple of years, in order to understand the body and muscular system better and connect with herself more, she has attended Body Awareness Method classes (Marcela Trapé), Alexander Technique (Nedret Gulcan), Feldenkreis, Skinner Releasing Technique, Authentic Movement Workshop (Marcia Plevin), Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Massage, Reflexology (Tatjana Rottenberg), a mystical workshop of Alper Akcay, Sema Rituals-Dance of the Heart. With the leadership of her beautiful hearted friend Defne Erdur a group was formed and experienced Contact Improvisation and Dance/Art Therapy with her for 16 weeks. She has started studying Dance Therapy with Leandra Perotta in 2015 and still continues.
Since 2002, she has been practicing Sivananda Hatha Yoga, awareness yoga, Yin Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and Svashta Yoga Therapy. She has been to Sivananda Yoga Ashrams at France and Austria. In 2015,she was highly excited to go to India and to be trained as a Mystical Yogini in Lorraine Taylor & Monika Nataraj’s Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training programme (RYS-200 Yoga Alliance). In order to deepen on the therapeutical aspect of Yoga, she started to her Svastha Yoga Teraphy Training. She also has Reiki 1 & 2 initiations.
In 2011, after all her experiences and her inner motive, she decided to open a personal development center, Koza Donusum ve Ozgurlesme Merkezi at Istanbul. (www.kozadonusum.com) Since then, she has been giving trainings at her center or in different centers and festivals.
Hande continues to give inspirations within her own center or outside, with the light of her own experience, inner peace and happiness.