Kader Erdem

She graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Economics. Later, she went to Italy and completed her master's degree in the field of European Banking System and Entrepreneurship with a thesis and a full scholarship. 13 years in Turkey's largest banks, such as Garanti Bank and TEB she has made a successful career as a manager in Corporate Banking and Corporate Credit section. She worked in the Corporate Banking and Marketing department of Unicredit Bank Head Office in Milan, Italy, for about 1 year and gained experience abroad. Throughout her banking life, she received diversified positive psychology training from the leading institutions of the country.

With the birth of her twins in 2016, she took a break from her banking career because she wanted to take care of her children herself. Leaving the corporate life and busy city life she had been in for years, she moved to a simpler life outside the city. For 5 years, in nature, in a quiet home life, only her children took care of her animals and garden, she went on a deep journey into her inner world. Studying in the field of awareness and kindness day and night has been her greatest passion, researching and sharing her knowledge and experience. She describes the years she spent here as the most productive time and the longest retreat of his life.

She received many Mindfulness training both at home country and abroad. The main ones are:

• Completed MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) Teacher Training at Mindful Academy Solterreno in Spain. 

• Received a 10-Week MSC (Mindful Self Compassion) training from Center For Mindful Self Compassion, which is managed by Chris Germer and Kristin Neff in the USA.

• Has completed the 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training in Turkey. (Advayta Yoga)

• Completed the Oxford University Autumn School Neuroscience education. (2 full days, online)

Apart from these, other trainings she has received;

    • Integral Theory
    • Polyvegal Theory
    • Fundamentals of Buddhism, 4 Noble Truths, 8-slice Path,
    • Breathwork Training (4 days)
    • Mindfulness Training (8 weeks)

Apart from the trainings she received and the 5-year quiet 'seclusion' period, she spent in nature, away from the city and active life; Since her childhood, her passion and interest in subjects such as psychology, philosophy, life, death, nervous system, neuroscience, the human brain has been the greatest guide for her on this path. As a Mindfulness practitioner who knows that mindfulness is an experiential field rather than an educational field, at first he attaches great importance to his daily regular personal practice and does not include anything she does not experience in his training. Dedicated to a life full of awareness and kindness and nurtured by nature, art and children, the only thing that Kader Erdem is looking for in life is 'Her Reality'. Her dedication is to be able to open up a strong space through Mindfulness to those who seek their truth in life to find it.

Turkey, Istanbul


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My experience was eye-opening, transformative and fun. In between laughing and crying I discovered so so much about myself. I can only say thank you and that I think this is one course I would not mind repeating, for myself at some point in the future and I am sure then I will again discover yet…

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Great. My intention was to deepen my own practice as well as to take initial steps in learning how to pass on the possibility of the gift of mindfulness to others, and both of those intentions were met.

MBSR Teacher Training TT1 course October 2020 

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There are not enough words of gratitude for such a life changing 5 days. Even when I was frustrated, I reveled in the experience. When I realized through your presentations and discussions that I alone caused my suffering with my overthinking, overplanning…

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Overall, my experience was moving and intense. The training was incredibly insightful, collaborative and really well guided. I felt supported throughout the programme, with plenty of opportunity for reflection, questioning, exploring, practising and teaching. It was a great balance between…

TT1 online August 2020 

Spent an excellent week with Bodhin and Helen and participants from all around Europe. It was a learning experience, not just about teaching mindfulness, but also about myself. Particularly enjoyed meeting the other participants, all with their own journey and their own story. It was an…

TT1 online August 2020 

I participated in the online TT1 course in August 2020. I benefited greatly from this course and am very pleased that I chose the Mindful Academy at Solterreno for my teacher training. The teachers were highly experienced and knowledgeable, and truly embodied the principles of mindfulness. The…

TT1 online August 2020

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I loved every single aspect and moment of the course. It offered in depth training on all the core practices of the MBSR, the full experience of MBSR as a student and as a teacher, unique and essential insights that can only be offered by the most experienced mindfulness teachers, as well as an…

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