I’m a dreamer, believer, lover and sun-worshipper. I’m an environmentalist who’s obsessed with all living things, an avid world traveler, and a yogi. I’ve been on a quest to find my truth and discover the best version of myself.
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
I was born in Turkey and spent most of my conscious life in New York. While growing up, I took every opportunity to travel abroad and finally transported myself to the US as an exchange student and that’s how my adventure began! I don’t believe in being identified by nationality since it’s not a choice we were given, so I call myself a world citizen and wish for a borderless world someday.
I have started this blog to share my experiences with other free souls and pass on everything I’ve learnt both in the worldly and the spiritual sense to grow our tribe.
My journey started when I took a sabbatical from my shiny career in advertising in New York City in 2013. I had an irresistible urge to break free to find freedom outside of the corporate world.
By following my inner voice, I packed my backpack and started traveling in and around South American jungles, the peaks of Andean mountains and the Himalayas, the beaches of Hawaii and Uruguay and the ashrams in India, Bali and Thailand discovering new cultures, experiences, and worldviews. My motive was to leave my comfort zone to experience a more authentic and more fulfilling life.
Prior to returning to the US in 2016 for a short period of time, I’ve lived in Asia, mostly in India volunteering and educating myself as a mindful human being and yoga practitioner.
I am currently living minimalist lifestyle on a beautiful island called Koh Phangan in Thailand, teaching yoga as well as helping people find their dream jobs in the US.
In the last few years of my life, I have been so fortunate to realize the dreams I’ve had. Now when I look back, I laugh at the rat race I have been a part of to gain more possession or a higher status. It is so liberating to finally see that we all exist in unity and there’s no success in anything unless we all succeed together.
I can tell my remarkable transformation from the old Asli to this new me started with my introduction to Ayahuasca, the ancient plant medicine that connected me to my true-source as well as to everything around me.
Participating in my first ayahuasca ceremony in the woods in 2012 opened the doors of a new reality. I learnt valuable lessons about who I was and what my place was in the universe. Since I woke up from the dream, I’ve been constantly facing and taming my mind (=ego) and learning to respond from my true source. You can read more about my experience here.
Thank you so much for visiting my site! Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions I can help you with. Or enter a comment below about your dreams and journey. I’d love to hear from you!
May you all follow your dreams and namaste ~