Defne Suman is a sociologist who chose to teach yoga, travel the world and write blogs. She was born and grew up in Istanbul. Wherever she travels to and no matter how much time she spends there, she always returns to Istanbul. She published a book called Mavi Orman (the Blue Forest) and a not-yet published novel called Saklambac (hide and seek). In both books she writes about the issues of personal freedom, freedom of faith and expression of self and the evolution of consciousness at the individual and universal levels.