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 yoga teacher. 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 USA as an exchange student and 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 adventures with fellow travelers and pass on everything I’ve learnt both in the worldly and the spiritual sense.
My journey started when I took a sabbatical from my shiny career in advertising in New York in the early 2013. I had an irresistible urge to leave, to find freedom outside 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 and conformity 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 teacher.
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 materials or a higher status than others. 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. Participating to my first aya ceremony in the woods in 2012 opened the doors of a new reality. I learnt valuable lessons about who I was and what my purpose and place were in the universe. Since my third eye opened to this new dimension, I’ve been constantly learning to become a loving, kind, positive and compassionate person by bringing awareness to my actions.
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 ~