Beachroad Magazine meet up Eda Gungor the founder of Life 'n One an Alternative & Holistic Health, Yoga & Pilates Cafe in the hidden gardens of her venue in Jumeirah 1.
Eda was born in Germany on April 10, 1983 and raised in Istanbul. She studied in The Koc School & Koc University and Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon. Eda believes that by focusing on positive and inclusive lifestyle choices, change can be integral and long lasting and not merely quick fix for today’s fast paced and occasionally toxic world. In the end, there is nothing as powerful as a changed mind.
Eda became certified in almost all different approaches in her journey such as: Yoga, Pilates, Barre, Qigong, Tai chi, Anatomy, Reiki, Theta healing, Astrology, Breathwork, Buddhist & Sufi meditation techniques, Yuen method, Advanced energetics, Hypnotism, Provocative therapy, Tantra, and Dream therapy, …etc. Eda believes constant education is necessary for growth, and helps with both spiritual and physical health. She regularly attends Akashic records sessions, Sound healings, Inner dance and Sacred plant journeys.
Where do you like eating and socialising in our community? //
I go to Coya at Four Seasons and Ceviche Peruvian Cuisine is amazing. Shopping Mercato Mall is great. and I like to socialise in the garden at Life 'n One as everyone likes to come here.
Coya, Restaurant Village Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2 – Dubai.
Mercato Mall, Jumeirah Beach Rd – Dubai.
Eda answers the Beachroad Magazine Q&A.
NAME? // Eda Gungor.
YOUR FIRST JOB? // Working for BAT selling cigarettes.
YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION? // Spiritual Entrepreneur.
YOUR GREATEST LOVE? // The Beach and being with people I love.
YOUR GREATEST FEAR? // Dark holes in the universe.
WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY? // From which life?.
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY? // My mother……she was always loving, successful and great at everything.
WHAT WAS THE LAST GIFT YOU GAVE SOMEONE? // Colourful socks.
IF YOU WERE 80 YEARS OLD WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR CHILDREN? // Be yourself, be happy.
YOUR WORST TRAIT? // Temper…. But i am working on it.
THE WORST TRAIT IN OTHERS THAT GETS YOU MAD? // Unhygienic un-smiley people.
WHO WOULD PLAY YOUR PART IN A MOVIE? // Bette Middler.
FAVOURITE MUSIC? // Jazz.
LAST RECORD YOU BOUGHT? // Bahramji and Mashti
FAVOURITE BOOK? // Too many to choose just one.
LAST BOOK YOU BOUGHT? // Handwriting personality reading and Russian gypsy card reading.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU? // Sunny weather, happy people, the beach, reading and music.
THE CLOSEST YOU HAVE COME TO DEATH? // Skydiving.
FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // Home.
LEAST FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // My first 2 Ayahuasca journeys.
HOW DO YOU RELAX? // Meditate and Dance.
WHY DUBAI? // I followed the signs.
ARE YOU SPORTY? // Not since I turned 30.
BEACH OR DESERT? // Beach.
URBAN OR RURAL? // Both.
CATS OR DOGS? // Parrots.
COFFEE OR TEA? // Water.
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH? // Everything.
WHAT MAKES YOU CRY? // Everything.
YOUR MESSAGE? // My life is my message and I try to make sure I practice what I preach.