TheContactProject is happy to welcome Seda Hantal to the family!
Seda Hantal is a multidisciplinary yoga instructor with over 10 years of experience and training. She began her yoga journey in 2003 in her final year of university. Then in 2009 she completed 200 hours of teacher training at one of the premiere yoga studios in Istanbul, Cihangir Yoga, with Zeynep Aksoy. Additionally, during this time she had chance to work with internationally recognized yoga instructors, Tias Little and Godfrey Devereux. Afterwards she completed children’s yoga teacher training with Gail Grosmann and gained certification in adult-baby yoga.
As her interest in the different disciplines of yoga continued to grow she went on to complete an additional 100 hours of teacher training in restorative yoga with Hart Lazer and Cindy Lee as well as yin yoga teacher training with Berivan Aslan Sungur, the student of Paul Grilley at their workshop in Istanbul. She has taught many styles of yoga including, hatha, yin, restorative, tao vinyasa and yin/yang yoga at internationally recognized studios in İstanbul while reserving time to help practitioners on their journey by teaching private classes. She has also mentored new teachers in yin yoga at Yogaşala in İstanbul.
After her son Ali was born in 2015, she moved from İstanbul to southern coast of Turkey and continues to teach classes, organize and teach teacher training programs, and study in advanced yoga programs in different cities. Her current teaching focus is yin/yang style because she believes in the balance that yin/yang brings to her students. She includes thai massage as a form of healing touch in her classes. Seda believes her breadth of study has positive and integrative effects on the classes she teaches in different styles of yoga. Now… she is excited to join TheContactProject family.