About Me

Hi there,


I am Dee or Duygu. I am the co-founder and co-host of The Aligned Retreats. I co-host yoga & culture retreats in amazing locations worldwide, I facilitate yoga, breathwork and meditation sessions, and I am one of the lead teachers of The Aligned Elements yoga teacher training immersions.


I am very  passionate about yoga practices, human connection and creating experiences. My teaching style is Aligned Flow, it’s strong, playful, inclusive and straight from the heart!


My mission is to hold a safe space for you where you can slow down, move your body, sweat, laugh, feel amazing and connect with likeminded people while experiencing new destinations, new cultures, new tastes. I am so happy that you are here and I am looking forward to connecting with you and supporting you on your journey!


Here is how we can connect. Through my weekly online yoga classes on zoom, yoga retreats & festivals around the world, in-person yoga teacher training immersions in various locations,  online yoga teacher training courses and private in-person yoga experiences.


“i am a safe landing for others. i embody presence clear of judgement. connection over competition. support without expectation. when i hold this space for someone, i send them the message that they matter just as they are. my heart serves as an invitation for others to show up and share their brightest, most authentic light. what a gift i give to this world when i choose to remain open. and through it all, what a gift you give to this world when you choose to keep your heart open.” 
Danielle Doby


Yoga Classes

Online Classes


Tuesday 11am EST & Saturday 11am EST
Class Description – My teaching style is Aligned Flow, it is an inclusive, strong, playful teaching style with so much attention to alignment. I like to include my other offerings; yin & restorative postures, breathwork practices and sound healing elements to my classes so you can fully immerse into the healing benefits of this practice. Get ready to breathe, move, sweat, align, release, surrender and have fun. See you on the mat!


Time Zones:
8am PST
9am MDT
10am Tulum
11am EST
5pm Vienna & Zurich & Berlin
6pm Istanbul


Single class 12usd
5 class pass 50usd


*** If you can’t join me LIVE, you can practice with me ON DEMAND with the recordings of my classes. Please check your junk/spam folder for replies.


I understand that yoga includes physical movements as well as an opportunity for relaxation, stress re-education and relief of muscular tension. As is the case with any physical activity, the risk of injury, even serious or disabling, is always present and cannot be entirely eliminated.

If I experience any pain or discomfort, I will listen to my body, discontinue the activity, and ask for support from the instructor. I assume full responsibility for any and all damages, which may incur through participation. I understand that it is my responsibility to consult a physician prior to participating in classes offered online by Dee. I warrant that I have no detrimental medical conditions.

I also understand that, individually and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives or any other associated party (“Relatives”), I agree to release, acquit and forever discharge Dee and / or its employees, agents, officers, representatives, all other related persons or entities, the owner of the premises, etc. , from any and all liability whatsoever resulting from any damages, losses or injuries that might arise in any way out my activities.

Acknowledgement: By voluntarily and knowingly signing below / electronically agreeing, I am acknowledging that, among other things: I have carefully read this entire release and waiver, understand its terms without reservation and, accordingly, my Relatives and I are waiving substantial legal rights.

Book Private Wellness Experiences with Me

Book your private yoga, breathwork and sound healing experiences with me. Please email me at hello@deesboholife.com and tell me what you are looking for so I can plan it for you.

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Pre-Recorded Classes on Youtube

The Aligned Elements Yoga Teacher Training Immersions

Do you want to learn how to offer accessible and inspired yoga experiences?

If you’re ready to invest in yourself and dive into a transformational and life-changing experience, you’ve come to the right place. Our internationally accredited program provides students with the ability to explore yoga beyond the asana and what impact that has on the path to teaching.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn from teachers who embody what the Aligned Flow Method means through group discussions, practical labs and so much more. This is your chance to deepen your connection to your personal practice on a transformative journey into becoming an Aligned Flow certified teacher.

Dee Ortalan - Aligned Flow Movement Teaching Assistant
Richelle Morgan - Aligned Flow Movement Creator and Leader

Dee Ortalan · The Aligned Elements Yoga Teacher Training Lead Teacher
Richelle Morgan · The Aligned Elements Yoga Teacher Training Creator and Lead Teacher


October 16-21, 2024

Ciao, Bella! Welcome to a retreat like no other, nestled in the heart of Florence, Italy, where the art of indulgence meets the essence of tranquility.

Immerse yourself in five nights of pure bliss at our exquisite villa, a sanctuary of sophistication and serenity that sets the stage for an unforgettable experience.

This is more than a retreat; it’s a symphony of culture and well-being curated just for you.

Awaken your senses each day with a sumptuous brunch that tantalizes your taste buds and sets the tone for relaxation.

Savor two enchanting dinners at our stunning villa.

Elevate your well-being with daily yoga practices.

Embark on a wine tour through the picturesque landscapes of Tuscany, where the rolling vineyards and historic cellars invite you to savor the rich flavors of Italy’s renowned wines.

Join us on a curated shopping tour through the vibrant markets of Florence. Discover hidden gems, exquisite craftsmanship, and immerse yourself in the city’s captivating culture.

Join us in Florence, where every moment is an invitation to indulge, rejuvenate, and create memories that linger like the scent of Tuscan blooms. Your Italian escape awaits.


January 23-28, 2025

From the moment we walked the colorful and vibrant cobblestone streets, visited local markets, wandered through art galleries, explored artisan shops, and savored the local cuisine, we knew we had to come back.

We can’t wait to share Oaxaca with you!

The beautiful mountains and amazing street food captivated us, and we were so enamored by the colors and vibrance of Oaxaca that we knew it would be the perfect backdrop for our third annual Women’s Retreat. Join us for an unforgettable journey filled with culture, connection, and adventure.

Whether you’re looking for a well-deserved break, a chance to deepen your yoga practice, or simply a rejuvenating getaway, this retreat is designed to leave you feeling refreshed, inspired, and ready to embrace the world with renewed vitality.

Start your day with a yoga, movement, or breathwork class on the rooftop yoga deck, taking in the stunning views of Oaxaca. Afterward, savor a delicious brunch in our communal dining space.

You’ll have plenty of free time to explore Oaxaca’s vibrant markets, charming artisan shops, and local art galleries. Pamper yourself with a relaxing massage or book an excursion to discover the rich cultural heritage and breathtaking landscapes of the region.

As the day winds down, enjoy a wonderful group dinner and then join the locals for the delightful Mexican tradition of an evening stroll through the vibrant, pedestrian-only main square.

Experience the magic of Oaxaca, connect with like-minded women, and return home with unforgettable memories.


April 2-7, 2025

Are you yearning for a transformative and culturally immersive experience that will leave you spellbound? Look no further than our enchanting yoga and culture retreat in Hanoi, Vietnam. Our retreat base will be a gorgeous five star hotel in the heart of old quarter Hanoi, and from traditional temples to modern day amenities, we’ll dive into the rich culture of Vietnam.

Join your retreat experience hosts, Dee and Richelle, for an amazing immersion into Vietnamese culture that will include daily yoga practices, daily breakfast buffet, guided Hanoi tour, welcome dinner at our hotel, walking street food tour with a local guide, additional optional cultural excursions and experiences and free time to rest and unwind..


Things I love & care

  • Dogs are a big part of my life. I have a dog since 2011 who is pretty much my child and then we rescued a senior dog from the streets of Tulum, his name is Diego, he was in a pretty bad shape when we......

  • Cetin and I met in Los Angeles and got married with a super fun and super blurry wedding in Las Vegas. Soon we will celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary and man it’s been a hell of a ride! We left everything behind and moved from......

  • This girl is everything! Coco is a traveling, free spirited, hippie dog, who is also my sidekick! We almost never go anywhere without her. Every time we make a travel plan, the first thing we check is if we can bring Coco with us! We......


Feel free to reach out to me

You can contact me at hello@deesboholife.com for private lessons & questions!


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