Deniz Kiral was introduced to yoga when she was 20. Although it was not a way of life for her in the beginning, soon enough her mom, who was living a yogic way of life and teaching yoga classes in Ankara, Turkey attracted her attention and lured her to move back to Ankara (from Istanbul) and join her to practice, teach and live a yogic way of life.
Deniz received her first teacher training certificate from Vivekananda Yoga University in 2004 and then she embarked on an exploratory path and tried many different styles of yoga with teachers from all around the world. She has received trainings on Yin Yoga, Vedic Chanting, Dynamic Yoga, Structural Yoga Therapy, Ashtanga Yoga and also have received teacher training certificates from some of them. She then joined Independent Yoga Network as a “registered yoga teacher” and Yoga Alliance as an “experienced registered yoga teacher”.
When she realized that mastering Ashtanga Yoga system does not come from certificates earned but rather from practicing and total self devotion, she showed every effort to practice with and learn from ashtangis who were lucky enough to be in the presence of Guruji, Sri K Pattabhi Jois. Practicing with them encouraged her to visit Mysore, India where she truly enjoyed the opportunity to practice ashtanga yoga with Guruji’s grandson Sharath and his daughter Saraswati.

Deniz has taught Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and Yin Yoga classes for over six years between 2004 and 2010 at YogaYolu. She got married and moved to Seoul to join her husband in 2010. After years of practicing alone she finally found her teacher when she moved to London in July 2011. She continued her practice at Astanga Yoga London with Hamish Hendry feeling grateful for this opportunity to finally have and surrender to one teacher. 
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