Therapeutic Yoga blends restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, breath-work, hands-on healing, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle yet effective for bringing the body into balance and reducing stress.
Certain therapeutic asanas are used and other postures avoided. We go deeper than average yoga classes, covering the connection between the asanas, physical and mental imbalances and the subtle energy of the chakras. The importance of affirmations is emphasized whether the client wishes to work on a spiritual, psychological or “purely” physical level.
Clients are guided to understand how a personal practice of meditation and prayer can be of great assistance. Therapeutic yoga can be defined as applying the techniques of yoga to alleviate specific problems (physical, mental and/or spiritual) coupled with a combination of knowledge (specific to the problem), experience and intuition. Therapeutic yoga has very positive side effects, as ones whole being comes into a healthier state of balance.
Dee was born and raised in Ankara/Turkey, until the age of 15, and relocated to South Africa in 2003. She graduated from a Performing Arts College, studying full-time music. With her dreadlocks and bare feet, she spent years between Cape Town and Johannesburg, mountains and forests, dancing, loving, living.
It was only after she had her daughter, that she found herself on a yoga mat, and has not been off ever since.
With her foundation being Vinyasa Yoga, she has also completed teacher trainings and has a passion for teaching Restorative, Yin and Postnatal Yoga. She has been studying and practising Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy since 2017, which has immensely deepened her understanding of the Art of Living and has also influenced her practising and teaching.
Through the experience of her journey of healing and serving, she feels that Yoga is Life, with endless meaning and definition, and if practised authentically, it is a mirror, a reflection of one’s essential self and intrinsic quality, a portal through which she hopes to help others experience the best of themselves and how to Be Here, Now.
My journey with yoga began at a very early age; I was blessed to be allowed to practise yoga with my mom at the age of three in the 1960s when yoga was first introduced to the western world. That is where the initial seed was planted and lay dormant until I reached my twenties.
I rediscovered the healing practice of yoga out of a need for stress relief during my stint in the Corporate World as a fashion buyer, realising that I found sanity and serenity on my mat. After I left the corporate industry I started my own fashion design label and once again the stress encouraged me to pick up a more serious practise which leads to my wanting to teach and share this passion that is yoga, meditation and pranayama.
I did my teacher’s training in Hatha in 2013 with Taryn Herselman at Shakti yoga centre and am registered with Yoga Alliance International. In 2014 I completed the foundation course of Yogabeez children’s yoga teacher training programme. The current styles of yoga that I teach are Hatha, Vinyasa flow and restorative yin. My aim is to inspire all whom I teach to fall in love with this very ancient and very magical healing practice.