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Gülnihal Özdener


Over 15 years of professional experience in the field of translation and modern yoga practices, and a decade of academic research on the premodern and modern history of yoga, my goal is to introduce accessible, comprehensible, and critical educational material to all Turkish readers interested in this modern global phenomenon with ancient roots.




Yoga Studies Academic Summer School (Online), SOAS, University of London ('21)

PhD - Cultural Studies, Yıldız Technical University (2020 - ...)

Yoga Studies Academic Summer School, SOAS, University of London ('19)

MA - Social Anthropology, Yeditepe University ('19)

BA - Translation and Interpreting Studies, Boğaziçi University ('12)

Certifications in Yoga Teaching
sVYASA Post-Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy (continuing)
United Yoga Montreal, 150 hours Advanced Teacher Training in Therapeutical Approach ('15)

Dharma Yoga Center, Life of a Yogi 800 hours Advanced Teacher Training ('15)

Dharma Yoga Center, Life of a Yogi 500 hours Advanced Teacher Training ('14)
Yoga Bharati & sVYASA, 250 hours Teacher Training ('14)
Yoga Alliance, 200 hours Teacher Training ('12)


Turkish - Native

English - Near-Native

Spanish - C1

French - B2

Persian - A1

Sanskrit - A1

Hindi - A1


English Instructor at School of Foreign Languages, Boğaziçi University (2023 onwards)

Co-Founder and Translation Editor at Sujala Publishing Inc. (2017 onwards)

Co-Founder and Head Coach at Sujala Yoga (2017 onwards)

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