Funda Yilmaz

About us

Hello from Atlanta, USA! I'm your retreat leader Funda Yilmaz. I'm a licensed professional counselor and meditation coach. After years of working intensively with children and adult survivors of PTSD, I've returned to my roots in the Sufi tradition and fine arts. Before becoming a therapist, I was an industrial designer, painter, sculptor and dancer with solo shows to my name. I studied Sufi relaxation and addiction recovery interventions with Adnan Sarhan, developed the meditative dance technique I call Tantric Dance and the EMDR Meditation process that's been having fantastic impact on my clients.


I believe that LOVE is the source of all healing. I use the term LOVE loosely; to encompass the joy you feel when experiencing an intensely fun activity, the intimacy, commitment and passion you share with your partner, the passion you feel for an ideal or toward your work... To me, these are all aspects of LOVE. To give and receive LOVE is the key to recovery from any difficult situation life can throw at us.


So, my retreats are designed to facilitate experiences of LOVE. If you come with your partner, there'll be times to share intimacy with your partner. If you come alone, you'll be able to experience LOVE for other things, people and most importantly, you'll experience the LOVE you have within and for yourself.


I can't wait to experience a Transcendence event with you!

Tags: adrenal fatigue diet dance diet emdr meditation enjoyment love healing meditation nature meditation ptsd prevention ptsd recovery sufi sound meditation tantric dance tantric healing yoga

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Recenter, Rebalance, Renew..... I cannot provide nurture and wisdom to the people I love without the opportunity to fill up my own cup. Diane
 

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