So it's the first time our team has ever done yoga. This shot was taken before the yoga instructor began the class. I'd like to go through a bit about each team member and what the pre-class posture represents.
To set up the yoga event, we went on a Sunday evening. I know that our team has never done yoga before and completely aware that yoga is not exactly mainstream in Istanbul. But with a little curiosity and a lot of coercing, they all willingly came to the yoga session. Everyone in the photo is mentally preparing for what's to come. Sahin is on the far left, having practiced yoga a few times before. He is happy and excited to practice yoga with the team. Lutfi is in all black, our engineer who is super psyched to find balance in his mind and body- he's always up for anything! Taner is our former Microsoft Manager who's third from the left. He's unbelievably shocked he's been seduced to come to class with the team. Unsure of what's to come he plays with the black yoga block to cope. 🙂 Esen is next to Taner in the Coke shirt. She's our designer who's also slightly unsure how she ended up in the class and very hesitant to begin. Serhat is our UI/UX engineer who is happy to participate and open to trying new things.
Ultimately the team did a great job trying something new. I have a feeling Sunday night yoga will become a small MovieLaLa ritual where we can all participate in doing something for ourselves- together aside from computer work.
Until next time.