Faruk’s yoga journey began in 2002 in Istanbul. After attending Osho workshops in Istanbul and India, he completed his Yoga Alliance 200-hour teacher training with Zeynep Aksoy. While giving classes in the most reputable yoga studio in Istanbul, he completed his 500-hour Yoga Alliance training by working with world famous trainers. He completed an additional teacher training with Chris Chavez and took Dynamic yoga training courses in Italy and France. He also took Family Constellation and Zen Way of Consulting training with Svagito Liebermeister and assisted his training for five years.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Yoga)
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
from Great Britain, August 2017
"A very positive retreat experience."
I chose this retreat because the advertised programme looked interesting. I was also intrigued by the title "Ifeelyoga" having been previously on a Buddhist retreat called "Meditating with the body". However, there were no reviews at all and I was a little apprehensive before going. Fortunately, everything turned out to be better than I expected.
Faruk was a very good teacher with a friendly, playful manner. During his classes, I had a sense of experiencing something special, serious and joyful. Central to his instruction of the asanas was an invitation to focus in an experiential way how to really be with our bodies. Paying homage to Patanjali, he brought yoga right back to its roots as a practice for re-establishing a union between body and mind. His emphasis was on how yoga is ultimately about gaining wisdom and truth by lbeing in a proper relationship with one's body. Through making us go right back to basics and do yoga slowly and mindfully, his "feeling" yoga is a very powerful tool for discovering different levels of experience. Each time we go more deeply into our cells and inner body, we cannot help but encounter that inner stillness which feeds one's life with calm, joy, trust and confidence. For me, it was wonderfully nourishing to be on a retreat where the focus was on yoga as a practice for living life rather than as a kind of exercise for getting more flexible and fitter.
from Netherlands, January 2018
"Go with the yoga- flow"
I loved the yoga and dancing lessons aswell as the awareness, as the talking wasn't too much..
The farm was super! Great food and very friendly people who were very supportive to us.
I have experienced our group as very insinq with each other. We seened to connect very well and made deep friendships with lots of fun aswell as compassion. I was happy with and surprised about everybodies lifestory and awareness..
Especially the activity to go to sea and do a group-meditation with a spontanious prayer through the mountains was very magical and special to me. I felt pure happiness being in the blue lagoon and sun..feeling so light as music was spontaniously welling up in me and i heard the sound of the wind and water and was free to enjoy, alone or together:).
There was a lot of giving to each other, aswell emotional as material i/we have been spoiled and i did experience it as a gift.
A gift of life..in my life: transforming my last little step into the new year.
Ready to enter 2018!
from France, October 2017
"Being a Yogi in Cappadocia is like a true fairytale"
Cappadocia as a place was beyond my expectations. the surroundings and landscape was great comparable with the Grand canyon but better. The best part of starting the day was watching the sunrise with a cup of coffee. There were more than 100 hot air balloons in the air, which was making the surrounding like a fairytale. After that we gathered with our yoga mats in the garden to start our yoga session. Our yoga teacher Faruk put an emphasize on the meditative part of yoga. He gave us the tools on how to meditate with guided meditations. This was awsome with the sound of the birds and bees and the sun shine on my face. After Yoga we had an amazing breakfast on the terrace and a full program of sight seeings, hiking, museum visits, dance meditations etc and closing this with a great Turkish dinner. These all compared with the Turkish hospitality made the experience great. We were like a big family and I will definitely stay in touch with me new friends.
The hot air balloon tour is recommended! it was really an amazing experience.
Everything was organized very well and I would like to thank Esra, Faruk and all others who spend their great energy for this event.
My goal was to get closer to my feelings and to become more mindful. I think that I have made a good start with the yoga camp of Faruk, as I am more enjoying the little things of life now.