When Yesim first read the Autobiography of a Yogi a whole new world opened up for her, she was deeply touched in a place that she didn ́t know existed. For her, Yoga is the most precious gift and a philosophy of life. She strongly believes that the practices of Yoga will eventually but inevetably change our perspective which opens the gates for liberation in this life, Yoga giving guidance on and off the mat to live in a more kind and compassionate way not only toward oneself, but towards all beings equally. Ahimsa ,when put into practice, can dissipate our present culture which is based on the notion that the Earth and all other animals only exist for our benefit and to be exploited for our own purposes. The practise of Asana, meaning seat, connection to the earth, becomes much more than mere physical exercise to keep one’s body fit, it becomes a way to improve one’s relationship to the earth and all other beings, dissolving the sense of separateness, realizing the oneness of being, and therefore making the world a more peaceful place for all beings. Yesim studied different Yoga styles, completed three teacher trainings before finally taking the Jivamukti teacher training. Through all the years Jivamukti has always been the method that inspired her the most and she feels privileged to be an official Jivamukti teacher now. She is deeply grateful to all her teachers.