For Mina, the initial seeds of yoga were planted back in 1999 while she was working in the finance and banking sector in New York City. Since then she has been practicing yoga and its philosophy in her daily life. After returning to Istanbul, Mina cultivated a strong and solid foundation which formed as a result of her regular daily practice. She chose to pursue the Jivamukti method, which consists of a mixture of asana, scripture, bhakti, nada, ahimsa and meditation. Mina thereby completed Jivamukti Yoga Specialization Program in New York in 2010
Apart from her yoga specialization, Mina is a certified instructor of The Art of Living Happiness Program, Sahaj Samadhi Meditation and the ARTExcel program for children. She has been giving Art of Living courses at home and abroad since she completed The Art of Living instructor program in India in 2011.