Just as her homeland of Turkey has acted as a bridge between the people and lands of Europe and Asia for millennia, Olgu Merandy’s teaching forges connections between a multitude of movement modalities and philosophical teachings to create a practice that holistically engages the mind, body, and spirit. Her classes are spaces for exploration and play, openings for self-discovery and transformation, that encourage practitioners to find their inner strength and the boundless joy of being! Olgu completed her 500 hour Yoga Teacher training through Yoga Works and is a certified personal trainer (NASM CPT), and has additional certifications in Pilates reformer, mat, and apparatus. She received her Master’s in Exercise Science at Brooklyn College and also created a line called Üstte, which offers practical layering for an active life-style. Follow Olgu on Twitter @olgumerandy and find out more about her clothing line at ustte.com.