Yoga, Belly Dance, Pilates
and Zumba Instructor
SAMADHI YOGA AND DANCE was started by Turkan Aydogmus who spent her lifetime on a journey of self-discovery, seeking the true meaning of life. This triggered her to learn more about her own mind, body, and spirit ultimately finding peace, serenity, bliss and enlightenment in the practice of yoga and dance. She found that through yoga and dance, the connection between mind, body and spirit is ignited and one is able to experience an almost supremely divine, all-pervading, self-amorous ecstasy. Inspired by an intense desire to share this experience with all those around her, Turkan opened her yoga and dance studio in the Heights, appropriately named SAMADHI, and invites everyone who wishes to experience a transformational spiritual experience to come join her at the studio.
Turkan's dream for SAMADHI Studios is to provide an environment where people can feel free, blissful and safe, in an environment where they can tap into nature both inside and outside of the body. This will be a place of discovery where things like similarities between our basic needs as human beings to other creatures such as a bird or a flower will be revealed. Through SAMADHI YOGA AND DANCE, Turkan embraces Rumi's words. "Let the beauty of what you love be what you do."
Rozi Sabanoglu-Goldberg is a licensed physical therapist assistant and licensed massage therapist. She always seeks ways to improve people's health and well being as well as her own. Rozi has been working in various settings (i.e: hospital, out patient, home health care, and aquatic therapy) with various types of patients such as stroke patients, those with orthopedic problems, patients with chronic pain and disabilities for many years. She became a LMT to practice more preventative approaches in order to help and teach people how not to get injured. Some of her skills are, myofascial release, cranial therapy, muscle energy, strain and counter strain, and trigger point. Rozi believes in growth with knowledge.
Hatha Yoga Instructor
Jessica Garcia was born and raised in Houston, TX. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2004 with a Finance degree and soon found that her passion lied in Yoga and dance instead. She has actively gone towards her goal of becoming a Yoga teacher and Zumba Instructor and now teaches at Samadhi Yoga & Dance Studio. She is a certified Yoga instructor, Kids Yoga Instructor, Pre-natal Yoga Instructor and Zumba Instructor who has a passion for life! She wants to share Yoga and Zumba with adults and kids alike! Please come and join Jessica in a Yoga and/or Zumba class. She targets the following: Stress, Depression, Obesity, ADD, ADHD, Anger issues, Runners, and much more!
These statements are not to say that Yoga will cure any of the above, however the research shows that Yoga can help many of the above named and much more. Sign up for classes and enjoy the benefits of YOGA!
Summer Camp / Acting & Drama Instructor
Jennifer Almaguer has been working as an actress for the past thirteen years. She has credits as both supporting and principal leads in television, film, and theatre. Jennifer works in both the local Houston market as well as in major production film houses like 20th Century Fox and the National Geographic Channel. She has completed a trailer for an upcoming feature film directed by Mr. James Hong (Kung Fu Panda, Balls of Fury, Wayne's World). Her recent Film credit includes "Portion 71" starring Bruno Bichir. Jennifer was long time host of Latin based television program "Salsa TV" where she received the opportunity to sit down with A list actors: most notably, Bruce Willis, Will Smith and Sandra Bullock amongst many more. She is credited in Stage-Managing and Production Design for the Wortham Theatre Center. Her recent production credit includes Associate Producer for MTV music videos.
She is currently a full time teacher registered with Yoga Alliance (the National Yoga Registry in the U.S.) as an experienced teacher-E-RYT. Her passion for Yoga has led her beyond the classroom into volunteering as the membership coordinator for the Yoga Association of Houston and being involved in the yoga teachers hiring process at the Weekley YMCA. Still at the same YMCA she subs the meditation classes on a volunteer basis. In addition, she holds a B.S. in Biology.
Sri is a Reservoir Engineer in Shell. She has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Houston. She loves reading, working out, dancing, travelling, painting, cooking and watching movies. She is a black belt in Shotokan Karate. She loves dance of any style and would like to spread her own passion of dancing to other people.
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