Mindfulness With Zeynep

Why I practice and teach mindfulness

Mindfulness has been the most valuable tool in my wellness toolbox over the years. Through my mindfulness practice, I've learned more about my reactivity. I've learned that there is always a story I tell myself about what is going on and then, there is really what is going on. I've learned that once I accepted the reality of what is here and now, I could respond differently. Mindfulness has made me more present, more anchored in the current moment, and less in the past, the future, or in my never-ending to do list.

Through mindfulness, I've also learned the fundamentals of compassion. I've learned and am still learning to love myself with all my shortcomings, and to not take anyone out of my heart. I've understood that there are no bad humans, only humans suffering, and we can choose to constantly forgive each other.

As a teacher, I now have the privilege of witnessing how others benefit from these basic understandings and practices of mindfulness, how they open their hearts, and find fuller, more present, joyful lives.

My background & training

I have been practicing mindfulness for the past 8 years, and I continue deepening my practice every day. I am in a teacher training with world-renowned teachers Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield to receive my Mindfulness Teacher Certification in 2021.

My teaching approach

  • Focusing on real-world applications of mindfulness
  • Focusing on direct experience of concepts rather than theory
  • Sharing and learning from others in small groups
  • Moving from scientific evidence
  • Bringing teachings to life with literature and stories
  • Making wellness accessible to all by offering financial aid
  • Creating safe learning environments with multicultural communication guidelines

Introduction To Mindfulness 6 Week Courses

I open new classes about every 2 months. You can get on the waiting list to be notified when new registration is open.

Paris Mindfulness Community

Practicing mindfulness can get lonely! This English speaking mindfulness community in Paris meets once a week to learn, share and support. Come to any of our meetings to meet us!

Workshops

Follow me on Instagram & Facebook to be notified of upcoming workshops. If you would like me to lead a workshop at your organization or community, please contact me!

1:1 Sessions

1:1 sessions allow a deeper practice of mindfulness focusing on your specific needs. Sessions are 60 minutes and 60€. Contact me to learn more.

Daily information and inspiration

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Resources

Guidelines For Mindful & Multicultural Dialogue