Dee Cooke (Duygu Cooke)



Spiritual Name: Simranpreet

Director of Yoga in Fethiye
Yoga Teacher
 (Yoga Alliance Certified)
Reiki Practitioner (Reiki Alliance Certified)


Training
  • 10 Days Vipassana Meditation Course, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India, 2016 
  • 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training - Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India, 2016
  • 100 Hour Ashtanga Yoga Course - Kino MacGregor&Tim Feldmann - London, UK, 2015
  • 110 Hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training - I-SKY - Reading, UK, 2014
  • Basic Counselling Skills Course - Bristol, UK, 2014
  • Anatomy & Physiology Course - Bristol, UK, 2013
  • Reiki Second Degree, Level 2 - Christine Lunt - Bristol, UK, 2013
  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training - Laura Gilmore - Bristol, UK, 2012
  • Reiki First Degree, Level 1 - Christine Lunt - Bristol, UK, 2011
  • Yoga, Pilates, Meditative Dance - Istanbul, Turkey, 2004-2007
 

Dee has been practising yoga since 2004. Since then, at various times, she has taught yoga and meditation. 
Many years ago, she suffered from knee injuries and had operations on both knees. Even after the operations there was not significant improvement to her physical condition. Her recovery started with Yoga Therapy under Sinan Temizalp's supervision and shortly afterwards she could go back to yoga and dancing.

In addition, five years later she received a back injury which affected her previous knee injury and physical mobility. She was told that “cannot recover” but she didn’t give up and added Reiki healing to her life through her Reiki First Degree initiation with Christine Lunt in 2011. She also developed a yoga regime for her own treatment. As a result she recovered very rapidly and started her active life again. 

This experience made her think about her path and her purpose in this life. She decided to dedicate herself to Yoga and Reiki which she choose to use to serve others. With this confidence, she took Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance) with Laura Gilmore in 2012 and started teaching Yoga in the UK and in Turkey since then.
 
After spending 7 years in the UK, she now live in Fethiye/Turkey, where she teaches regular yoga classes and organises yoga retreats.
 
"Yoga has always been a great passion of mine. While I was focusing on other career paths, yoga and other forms of meditative exercises have always been core to my soul and identity. My experiences of serious health problems, have made me re-evaluate my life and eventually I gave up other career plans. I feel great pleasure in teaching and enjoy sharing yoga and reiki with others.
 
My journey continues with practising yoga and reiki every day, following my teachers' guidance and teaching yoga regularly as well as offering reiki treatments to others. I am excited to see where my journey is going to take me, as yoga and reiki are not only physical and mental disciplines but also lights to guide us on the right path. My passion is bringing this light to as many people’s lives as I can, and helping them on their own journey towards happiness, wholeness and health."