9:00 am - 10:30 am
In November, CreativeMornings Istanbul will take place physically at ATÖLYE. In this edition, we are hosting Deniz Bağan, Mindfulness and Meditation Trainer , under the theme “liminal”. During the event, Deniz will talk about this month’s theme based on her personal journey.
09:00-09:30: Welcoming and Breakfast
10:00-10.30: Q&A and Networking
*This event will be held in Turkish.
About the Speaker:
Deniz Bağan is a mindfulness and meditation trainer, ‘organic Intelligence’ facilitator. She was born in 1980, graduated from Istanbul Technical University and has corporate work experience of nearly 9 years in engineering. She was the founding partner and lead trainer of Yogatime Studio in 2009 – 2021.
She is the leading meditation content creator and Turkish voice of Meditopia, an application in 12 languages with more than 29 million users. Deniz, who produced more than 1200 thematic and tailor-made meditation contents, is also involved in specific meditation and mindfulness sessions for Meditopia B2B customers.
She is a mentor of Neurosystemics CARE training under Swiss Institute for Mindfulness and certified by the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy. In addition, she continues to offer mindfulness coaching and is being trained for mindful self-compassion.
Deniz received training over 1000 hours on yoga, meditation, mindfulness, zen counselling, family constellation, group processes and somatic training, and has been offering seminars and workshops tailored for specific groups.
She is currently offering a course called “Let your heart rest”, which is an online ten-week discovery and inner strength development programme based on self-compassion and awareness for adults who seek to let their minds rest, reflect on their habits and have a deeper connection with the meaning and pleasure in life.
She has a gorgeous daughter, numerous plants and lives in Istanbul.
November’s Theme is Liminal.
When we find ourselves in an in-between place, we might call our location “liminal.” Liminal space is found at the threshold, between leaving an old life and starting a new one. When we have shed a tired identity but not yet donned a fresh one. Liminality is a state of becoming. It slips away, eluding easy categorization.
Invite yourself into the cocoon of transformation. Instead of asking what comes after the chrysalis, what if, in the words of anthropologist Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, we look around rather than ahead? If we learn to trust the process, we can remain curious and open. We can surrender our certainty and leave ourselves vulnerable and open to the mysteries of being. What joy and sweetness can we find in all this, in the depths of liminal spaces and times?
Our Sofia chapter chose this month’s exploration of Liminal and Sevda Semer illustrated the theme.