Sebnem Ozilhan

Sebnem Ozilhan

Yoga teacher

I have been teaching for 6 years. I’m a certified Hatha and yin yoga teacher by Yoga Alliance.

I have been working in marketing communications for a long time and spending most of my days in an environment which is very competitive, stressful and focused purely on success which sometimes makes me feel spiritually and mentally stuck. When I discovered yoga, it made me realise that another way of life is possible, and it is much more rewarding for me both in a spiritual and mental sense. I have a yang personality and yin yoga balances me and heals me. Everyone, no matter what their age is or what type of body they have, can practice and benefit from yoga.

To me, yoga is a lifestyle and a journey to true-self and I would love to share this journey with anyone who is also taking this path in life.

1:00 - 1:45

Hatha Yoga for a Healthy Spine

Hatha Yoga for a Healthy Spine with Sebnem

Hatha yoga is the oldest branch of yoga. The Sanskrit word haṭha literally means “force” and thus alludes to a system of physical techniques. The Hatha Yoga Pradīpikā is a classic fifteenth-century Sanskrit manual on hatha yoga, written by Svāmi Svātmārāma, is among the most influential surviving texts on hatha yoga.

This yoga class taught by Sebnem will also have a focus on opening the spine. The diverse set of postures in the sequence will work on all areas of your back. You’ll learn how to stretch it, strengthen it, relieve lower back pain, and soothe your spine.

This workshop will explore the best way to improve your backbend and explain how and why it works, and why, sometimes, it doesn’t. The workshop also includes pranayama and relaxation. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

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3:00 - 3:45

Yin Yoga for Relaxing and Opening Tight Hips and Hamstrings

Yin Yoga is one of the most relaxing and static style of Yoga that allows you to make a deep connection with your body and release hidden tension. A passive practice, Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held, accessing deeper layers of fascia.

If you struggle with too many racing thoughts and crave for calm, Yin Yoga is perfect for you. Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things; yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect. In the body, the relatively stiff connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) are yin, while the more mobile and pliable muscles and blood are yang. Led by the certified Yin teacher, Sebnem, this class will have a special focus on opening and stretching the stiff muscles in hips and hamstrings.

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