Azize Sahin, who believes that life is a journey to build human beings from her own being, went to retreat in the Himalayan region of India to find answers to her questions at the age of 30. With the inspiration from there, she has decided to teach yoga and mindfulness as a professional. From 2009 to 2015, she continued to take classes from valuable instructors on yoga, body-oriented therapies and mindfulness. During this time she taught yoga and mindfulness simultaneously.
In 2015, she started her master’s degree in Applied Psychology at Uskudar University. Here, she had the chance to follow Prof.Sinan Canan’s Neuroscience classes and designed new trainings by integrating scientific knowledge into the mindfulness practices she taught. The combination of the ancient wisdom-based practices of the East, which she taught for years, with the analytical point of view of the West, made a difference both in her own practices and in her trainings.
In 2018 she completed her thesis titled “RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LIFE SATISFACTION AND WELL-BEING WITH MINDFULNESS AT UNIVERSITY STUDENTS” and she graduated.
She currently teaches stress and emotion management with mindfulness and yoga to adults, children, institutions and schools in OpenMindfulness Ltd.
In April 2019, her book on Neuroscience based Mindfulness Exercises for Children was published with Sinan Canan.
2019 – Oxford Home Study College, Child Psychology Advanced
2019 – Center of Excellence, Mindfulness based CBT
2019 – Center of Excellence, Neuroscience
2019 – Acikbeyin, Developmental Neuropsychology
2018 – Acikbeyin, Neuroscience with Prof.Dr.Sinan Canan
2018 – Acikbeyin, Neuroscience of Mindfulness
2017 – Riccon Akademi, Family Counselling
2015 – Mindful Schools, Mindfulness Fundamentals
2015 – Somatic Trauma Healing with Ursula Furstenwald
2015 – Birthlight UK, Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training
2014 – Yoga Alliance, Yin Yoga Teacher Training Istanbul
2014 – Yoga Alliance, 300 hours Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
2013 – Yoga Alliance,Meditation Teacher Training with David Cornwell
2013- Flow Yoga advance training with Mey ELBI
2012 – Zen Counselling with Svagito Liebermeister
2011 – Healing the traumas with Svagito Liebermeister
2011 – Birthlight UK, Baby Yoga Teacher Training
2010 – Rainbow Yoga UK, Kids Yoga Teacher Training
2009-2010 Yoga Alliance 200 hours – Cihangir Yoga
Yoga Teacher Training
CV for working with children
In 2010, she’s started working with children with the training of children’s yoga from Rainbow Kids UK. In 2011, with the birth of her son Deniz, he gave pregnancy yoga classes and mom & baby yoga classes. Afterwards, she focused on working with adults and after her education at Mindful Schools in 2015, she continued to teach mindfulness practices to small children groups. She has been organizing Mindfulness workshops for children in Acikbeyin since 2018 and she is continuing her ”Child Development” undergraduate online program in Istanbul University.
She wrote a book in Turkish titled “Kendimi Keşfediyorum” which includes neuroscientific explanations and mindfulness exercises for children with Sinan Canan.