Gülnihal encountered yoga in 2008 while studying at Boğaziçi University. After experiencing many different styles of yoga, completing several teacher training programs and attending countless workshops, she went to New York to learn from Sri Dharma Mittra.
She finished the “Life of a Yogi” 500hr and 800hr advanced teacher trainings in Dharma Yoga Center NY in 2014 and 2015, and subbed for Dharma Mittra himself. Her MA thesis in Anthropology focused on the history and practices of Ashtanga Yoga. Adding her deep academic background in yoga to the practical sessions she offers, Gülnihal shares the tradition of Dharma Mittra in its purest form.