He has been a yoga practitioner for 22 years, and has been teaching for 16 years. He is grateful to his teachers, such as Monika Munzinger, Godfrey Devereux and Dharma Mittra. The huge body of works-books and videos- by B.K.S. Iyengar illuminated his path.
He still teaches to six classes every week, with enthusiasm and pleasure. He has also been organizing yoga holidays by the seaside during summer time for the last 15 years.
He follows classical Hatha Yoga tradition, and his teaching philosophy is based on strengthening the spine, increasing the overall flexibility of the body and improving total health with a holistic understanding.
Barış Özistek led the sale of two successful internet companies in the SHR Group, which he joined as CEO to foreign investors in early 2011. He has been serving as CEO of Netmarble's EMEA region, one of the world's largest gaming companies since 2013. He is one of the founders and a board member of “StartersHub”, the largest venture building program that supports startups in Turkey.
Mr. Özistek has worked for several companies at top executive positions such as Adecco and Bureau Veritas in Turkey, Caspian Sea and Middle East & North Africa region. He is one of the founding partners of “Hugent”, a well-known HR company in Turkey. He is also one of the investors of various technology ventures.
He holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing in addition to his MSc degree in Energy and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Yildiz Technical University. After studies on multiple trainings of management, sales and marketing, he completed an advanced leadership programme from IMD Business School in Switzerland.
Özistek has acted as the President of Turkish Digital Games Federation (TUDOF) and board member of Turkish Informatics Foundation. In addition, he has roles among several NGOs and associations like 1907 Fenerbahçe Association, Entrepreneurship Foundation and TUSİAD (Turkish Industry and Business Association).
Deniz Ertürk was born in 1970. In 1981, she started Izmir State Conservatory and in 1982 transferred to Ankara State Conservatory from which she graduated. In 1985 she travelled Europe for one and a half month with a Ballet Tour. Since 1989, she has worked in more than 60 works and has been active in Ankara State Opera and Ballet for 29 years. Since 2006, she has been working to reach the masses with LINE DANCE, a social and professional dance activity, to prove that everyone can dance. As the world’s most popular social activity, which does not have an age limit and necessity to have a partner (however, also you can have a partner ), Line Dance includes all the rhythms (Cha Cha, Waltz, Rumba, Tango, Mambo, Salsa, Samba, Bachata, Jazz, Rock ') and anyone with the idea that learning to dance is difficult can start to dance.
Ebru Uygun was born in 1971, İstanbul. She finished Austrian High School and then graduated from the department of Marketing-Economy, Webster University in Switzerland. She was a volunteer for two years at Christian Children Foundation in Switzerland. During this period, she decided to establish a foundation in Turkey. When she returned Turkey, she worked for accounting manager assistant in İpaş which is textile company. Ebru Uygun established TOÇEV in 1994. She has been managing the TOÇEV foundation since 1994. TOÇEV, contribute to raise a cultivated, well-educated, generation for the future of Turkey, to give material and moral support to children who want to be educated during all their school life, but who are deprived of education due to the economic insufficiency of their family and who are obliged to work to earn their living, to support them to be harmonic and creative people in our social life. She is member of the board Elpa Textile Company, vice-chairman of Artists Supporters Foundation, vice-chairman of FMF Foundation, chairman of 100-year ISIL Education Foundation. She has written four book which are named “Room with the number 102 (2005)”, “The Hearts that I Touch (2006)”, “Growing Together (2009)”, River of Hearts (2013). “The Hearts that I Touch” was taken by the Ministry of National Education and it was given out in the primary schools.
Ebru Uygun has been making Ottoman Art of ebru paintings and exhibited her works of the following exhibitions until today:
“Mixed Exhibition” organized by Artists Supporters Foundation
“Exhibition to help Somalia” organized by Silivri Rotary Club and Artists Supporters Foundation
“Mixed Exhibition” in USA and Barcelona.
“Hand in Hand With Art Exhibition” organized by TOÇEV and Artists Supporters Foundation
And her solo exhibitions which are named “I Touched” (2012 İstanbul), “EBRUca” (2013 İstanbul), “EBRUca Bodrum” (2013 Bodrum), “EBRUca Bahrinn” (2013 Bahrinn), “EBRUca Breath” (2015 İstanbul) and “EBRUca Bodrum 2015 (2015 Bodrum).
She speaks English, German and French. She has got tween children.
Emre Şen began playing the piano at the age of 13.
He received international awards including the Rome International Piano Competition in 1995.
Following his studies in music, Emre finished a 4-year postgraduate training in Gestalt Psychotherapy and started to work towards his accreditation with UKCP, the leading organization for psychotherapists and counselors in the U.K.
In 2018, Emre founded his film company emresenpictures in London and in the process of making, directing and producing his first feature film “Meeting”, in which he plays the soundtrack Liszt Sonata in B minor.
Gülşah Sever dreams to create positive, musical and democratic environment to all children, because she believes that music has all practices that make people human. She graduated from Music Education Department, Gazi University to realize this dream. After that, she worked on Suzuki Method and became a Suzuki Teacher.
Through the violin, she continues her researches to provide a creative environment in which children can express themselves comfortably and learn music with pleasure. She organizes concerts, workshops and lectures for this purpose.
Born in 1934, the artist started violin education at the “Akpınar Köy Enstitüsü” in 1946-1951 soon after the primary school. In 1951 he started his higher education at the Music Department of Gazi Education Institute and graduated in 1954. He went to Germany twice with Germany's DAAD scholarship and Turkish State Scholarship and graduated from the “Cologne State High School of Music” with an "Artistic Maturity Diploma". He worked as the first violinist in “Folkwang Chamber Orchestra”. After returning Turkey, he worked as a lecturer in the Music Department of Gazi Education Institute. He gave numerous concerts as a soloist and also with the "Gazi Education Trio" he founded. In 1980, he started as the first violinist of the General Directorate of State Opera and Ballet Orchestra and worked for many years as the konzertmeister of the orchestra. He took place as a guest artist at the international concerts of the Presidential Symphony Orchestra. He retired in 1999. As a veteran, he volunteered for more than 40 years as the konzertmeister and managerial director of the “Başkent Oda Orkestrası”.