We are highly aware of the importance of establishing a body-mind-soul balance in order to achieve and sustain a healthy life. Code Lotus Center focuses on new scientific research combined with the best modern therapeutic approaches pioneered in the West. Managed by a team of specialists doctors, our center is one of the best examples of the American Hospital's innovative approaches to support medical recovery. Code Lotus offers a broad definition of health care which goes beyond the traditional perceptions of patients either being sick or well.

  • OUR DOCTORS
  • OUR TRAINERS
  • CODE LOTUS TEAM
Dr. Elif Altuğ (Pulmonary Medicine)

Dr. Elif Altuğ (Pulmonary Medicine)

Dr. Elif Altuğ graduated from Robert College in 1988; she studied medicine at Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine and she completed her Pulmonary Medicine and Tuberculosis residency at Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty. She has been working at the American Hospital since 2002 and has been leading the Smoking Cessation Polyclinic within the Department of Pulmonary Medicine since 2016. In 2017, she completed Prof. Dr. Stephen Rollnick's Motivational Interviewing Training Workshop in Cardiff-England and received Yin Yoga instructor training with Berra Sertel and Advaita Yoga instructor training with Zeynep Aksoy. She also occupies the role of director of the American Hospital Code Lotus Mindfulness Center, where she has been providing regular Yin Yoga classes.

Dr. Bilgin Sait (Internal Medicine)

Dr. Bilgin Sait (Internal Medicine)

Dr. Bilgin Sait was born in 1977 in Kosovo. He graduated from Ege University Faculty of Medicine in 2004 and completed his Internal Medicine residency at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. He worked at the Memorial Ataşehir Hospital between 2012-2015 and Anadolu Medical Center (in affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine) between 2015-2018. Dr. Bilgin Sait has been working at the American Hospital’s Internal Medicine Department since March 2018. In addition, he is a consultant doctor at the Code Lotus Mindfulness Center.


 

Derya Çam (Mindfulness Meditation Expert and Yoga Instructor)

Derya Çam (Mindfulness Meditation Expert and Yoga Instructor)

She was born on February 4, 1983, in Istanbul. She started playing basketball at an early age and competed professionally at the national team level for 15 years. After graduating from Istanbul Bilgi University International Finance Department, she started working in the private sector. Simultaneously, she continued to be interested in dance as well as various sports. After practicing Pilates and seeing its positive effects on her posture, she decided to take the next step and become a trainer.

 

TRAINING

  • STOTT PILATES® training and became a fully certified STOTT PILATES® trainer.
  • Fibromyalgia and Osteoporosis Workshop Training
  • Scoliosis Workshop Training
  • Knee Injuries Workshop Training
  • Shoulder Injuries Workshop Training
  • Prenatal Pilates Workshop Training
  • Athletic Condition Workshop Training
  • Anatomy Workshop Training

 

TRAINING SHE PROVIDES

  • Breathing Mind Practitioner Training (BMP)
  • Code Lotus Pilates with our trainers David Cornwell and Banu Çeçen

Günsu Engin

Günsu Engin

Günsu Engin was born on December 1, 1988. She graduated from Mimar Sinan University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Stage Decoration and Costume. She started practicing yoga and meditation in 2009 with teachers Zeynep Aksoy and David Cornwell.

She studied Ashtanga yoga with Dany Sa, Dynamic Yoga with Godfrey Devereux, Vinyasa yoga with Nicole Ohme, and Yang-style Tai Chi with Aleks Kalenderoğlu. She has enthusiastically pursued rock climbing as a hobby since 2011 and she has been practicing WingChun Kung Fu and Escrima with Cemil Uylukçu since 2014.


TRAINING

  • Hatha Yoga with Zeynep Aksoy, Naz Şarman and David Cornwell
  • ABC of Meditation with Sudaka
  • Yin Yoga and Anatomy with Zeynep Aksoy and Paul Grilley
  • Philosophy of Yoga with Zeynep Aksoy
  • Developmental Kinesiology and Motor Skill Development with specialist physiotherapist Görkem Dizdar
  • BreathingMind Mindfulness Meditation Coaching with David Cornwell
  • She attended a Vipassana meditation course in Nepal.
  • She attended Mindfulness course at the Omega Institute in America with the leading names in the field of Mindfulness, Saki Santorelli, Florence Meleo Meyer, and Bob Stahl.
  • Since 2010, she has been actively participating in yoga, silence, and meditation retreats.


TRAINING SHE PROVIDES

  • With over 10 years of experience, Günsu provides expert training in the fields of yoga, yoga philosophy, meditation, breathing, and mindfulness,
  • Since 2016, along with Cemil Uylukçu, she has been organizing Yoga, MartialArts, and Rock Climbing camps in stunning natural settings.
  • She provided "yoga posture clinic" training as an expert teacher within Zeynep Aksoy's Advaita Yoga 200-hour Yoga Specialization Program.

Pırıl İyier

Pırıl İyier

Pırıl İyier was born on October 4, 1979, in Samsun. Initially, she was introduced to Pilates to correct her posture disorder; firstly she simply trained for her own well being and then she decided to advance her abilities to become an instructor.
 

TRAINING

  • She studied Business Management at London College of Management
  • She trained with the PMA Pilates Method Alliance.
  • She continued with the STOTT PILATES® method and became a fully certified STOTT PILATES® trainer.
  • Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Training
  • Scoliosis Workshop Training
  • Knee Injuries Workshop Training
  • Shoulder Injuries Workshop Training
  • Prenatal Pilates Training
  • Pilates Training with Props (ball, rubber, ring)
  • Athletic Fitness Workshop Training
  • Anatomy and Kinesiology Taping Workshop Training

 

TRAINING SHE PROVIDES

  • She continues to practice Breathing Mind Practitioner Training (BMP) with our trainers David Cornwell and Banu Çeçen
  • She teaches Code Lotus Pilates Lessons

Specialist Fenhan Demirağ (Mindfulness Meditation & Yoga Instructor)

Specialist Fenhan Demirağ (Mindfulness Meditation & Yoga Instructor)

She was graduated from Department of Ceramics, Faculty of Fine Arts, Mersin University in 2006 with honors degree. She worked in different units of various corporate firms. She worked at Cihangir Yoga in 2010 and also attended to Yoga Instructorship Trainings. After she completed 200 hours of basic instructorship training with Zeynep Aksoy in 2011, she received training on prenatal yoga. She received training on Vinyasa Yoga in 2012 and Yoga Therapy in 2013. She received training on Child Yoga and Yin Yoga in 2015 and she completed Mindfulness Training with David Cornwell in 2016. She has been working as an instructor in Code Lotus since 2017.

Zeynep Karagülle (Project & Operation)

Zeynep Karagülle (Project & Operation)

Şebnem Dural ( Psychologist & Mindfulness Instructor))

Şebnem Dural ( Psychologist & Mindfulness Instructor))

She was graduated from Istanbul Koç High School in 2009.
She completed her education at Department of Psychology, Northeastern University. She completed internships at Tohum Autism Foundation, Güzel Günler Clinic, Ekip Norma Razon and American Hospital and she started working at The LifeCo Well-Being and Detox Center. She started working at American Hospital Quality and Code Lotus Mindfulness Center in 2018.   She completed art therapy certification program in the same year and training on solution-oriented therapy in 2013. Following certification on Positive Psychology in 2015, she completed Mindfulness program in 2018. She attended to Breathing Mind training provided by David Cornwell and deepened her knowledge on Mindfulness. She completed 200 hours of Yin Yoga Instructorship training with Berivan Aslan Sungur in 2019. She provides Yin Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness trainings at Code Lotus since 2018.