Category: Mind

Body
All welcome at this year’s Love & Light (Vegan Yoga) Festival

This one-day festival in Dartford is billed as a “day of wellness for all the family”. Organised by yoga teacher and psychotherapist Leyla Ramadan (aka House of Leyla), it aims to “feed your soul” and returns “bigger than before”. The varied programme allows guests to participate in unlimited yoga classes for all ages and abilities, […]

Art
Last week to enrol on Yunus Emre Institute’s Istanbul Art Trip

Do you fancy exploring one of the most magical cities in the world? The Yunus Emre Institute (YEI) is organising a six-day Istanbul visit in October, combining art workshops with trips to important historic and religious sites and museums, such as the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Sultanahmet Mosque. YEI’s illumination (tezhip) course instructor Nagihan […]

HP Wellbeing
Study Turkish language and culture in Central London this autumn

Whether for personal or professional reasons, there is so much to be fascinated with Turkey’s unique culture. For those wishing to explore up close, the opportunity to learn is closer than you think. Based in Maple Street, Fitzrovia in Central London, the Yunus Emre Institute (Turkey’s equivalent of the British Council) runs a host of […]

HP News
Ramazan has started: tips on how to fast safely
 

Yesterday was the first day of fasting for Muslims in Turkey and the Balkans. Today, the rest of the Muslim world joins them. The countries’ start dates vary by the way they follow the lunar calendar, with some waiting for their top Islamic clerics to see the crescent part of a new moon, which signals […]

Mind
Learn the beautiful craft of needle felting with one-day London workshop

  This month, the Yunus Emre Institute (London) are hosting two half-day workshops to teach the art of needle felting. Renowned felting artists and authors Elvan Özkavruk Adanır, Jovita Sakalauskaite and Berna İleri will tutor you in the core techniques of this beautiful and ancient craft. Perfect for beginners, the workshop will cover the basics […]

Community
Profile: Dr. Fazıl Küçük Turkish School, Catford
 

  If you live in southeast London and are looking for a place where your child can learn Turkish, and explore their cultural heritage through art, dance and theatre, look no further than Dr. Fazıl Küçük Turkish School. Established in 1984 and named after the founding father of Turkish Cypriot nationhood, Dr. Fazıl Küçük is […]

HP Wellbeing
Dive in and learn Turkish at the Yunus Emre Institute in London

  Whether you are keen to learn for personal or professional reasons, one of the best places to take up Turkish language classes in Britain is at the Yunus Emre Institute (YEI). Located in central London, YEI runs multiple Turkish Language Courses that are suited to all levels, from beginners to advanced learners. Classes are […]

HP Wellbeing
Another chance to learn Ottoman Turkish in London
 

Later this month, the Yunus Emre Institute London commences a new short course in Ottoman Turkish. The intermediate level classes are for those with a basic understanding of the language. The course will run weekly for 14 weeks, with two hours of instruction every Wednesday evening. Students should register by no later than Tuesday 21st […]

Body
‘Music in Therapy’: a talk by one of Turkey’s leading authorities Prof. Levent Öztürk

With people increasingly turning to complementary and alternative medicine, one area that is being heralded for its wellbeing properties is music. Today music therapy is used to treat a wide range of ailments, from reducing pain and anxiety, to fighting dementia, and aiding stem cell transplantation. This Thursday, Prof. Levent Öztürk, author of Makamdan Şifaya […]