Merve Karakus

Merve is a Mindfulness Teacher based in Istanbul, Turkey. 

She worked as a bank manager for 12 years in Turkey and Austria for an International Bank. In 2016, she decided to take a break and started travelling to India and Nepal. During those trips, she stayed Tibetan Buddhist Centers for 7 months and took several courses about Buddhism, Positive Psychology and Meditation. Also attended different retreats between 10-40 days.

When she is back to Turkey, she decided to focus on Mind Training and started to teach Meditation and now Mindfulness to Corporates and Individuals. 

She is recently running Mindfulness Workshops and Mindfulness Trainings, available both in Turkish and English. Also organizing “Mindful Living” retreats. 

Her lifelong motivation is to make Mindfulness accessible to everyone in Turkey.

Also, in the long term to increase awareness of individuals and institutions that Mindfulness can be widely used as a preventative health care practice in Turkey. 

With this vision, as well as class trainings, she also works on digital and mobile application projects to increase the digital presence of Mindfulness and Meditation practices in the Turkish language. 

Instagram: @karakus.merve

Country
Turkey
Town
Istanbul

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Testimonial As a very reflective person who likes to be in silent observation of the world, I must say that by the end of this retreat I have got to know a different silence - turning inward and actively listening to the reactions of my body, accompanied by thoughts and emotions…

5-days silent retreat, Sept 2022

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TT3 is an amazing course. Highly recommended to anyone who wishes to deepen their own mindfulness practice and develop their teaching skills.

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TT3 June 2022

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I recommend TT3 to anyone who is interested in deepening their knowledge and skil ls for mindfulness teaching.

There is ample opportunity provided to deepen your practice including a 2-day silent retreat at the beginning. The instruction is superlative. The sessions…

TT3, June 2022

I loved how the course was structured. I took TT1 in the intense format of 1 week and TT2 was instead spread over 2 months. I really enjoyed both formats and I felt that TT2 was ideal in this format, because I really had the time to absorb what I learnt in each session and had time to prepare.…

What 3 words best describe your experience of this course

community, support, learning

TT2 Online, Oct 2021

Fantastic course. The structure of each day was fantastic. The days were long but every activity or teaching session felt like it was not rushed, there was spaciousness and yet things didn't often overrun or feel crammed in. Perfect balance. The teachers were absolutely wonderful, grounding,…

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TT1 8-day intensive 

I would recommend this TT1 training course to anyone interested in doing the course. The material is well structured and laid out. It is taught experientially which aids in long term learning. The trainers are knowledgeable and impart their knowledge in showing rather than teaching at the…

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TT1 Online August 2021 

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I have loved the course. Very intense in a way, but the safe environment and the sense of community that is created around my colleagues and the trainers is incredible and made me change the perspective of being. It brought me to an incredible space of love and kindness. I…

TT1 online August 2021 

Overall feedback

As always it was a beautiful and incredibly rich experience. I have learnt so much for my own practice and also my understanding for teaching feels enhanced. As always there were challenges but I felt held and supported the whole way through. It was always clear what was…

Silent Online Retreat, May 2021

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