Meet Nevsah, a recognized authority on emotional and physical healing through breathing, a Wellness and Health Guru, a World Spiritual leader, a researcher, a bestselling author, a global educator, a speaker and a faculty member in different schools around the world, founder of 5 companies, she has inspired more than 100,000 people in her lectures, workshops, seminars, and private tutorials.
Who is NEVSAH? define yourself
I am a spiritual leader committed to enlightening people, I am an internationally renowned breath expert, a meditation teacher, a well-known author of 9 best seller books, a mother and a wife. I was born in Izmir March 17th, 1975, graduated from Izmir American High School, Yildiz University as an architect and created my own educational company working on behavioral habits, breathing and thinking habits in 2004.
I have led more than 10.000 people in her trainings, I have influenced more than 100.000 people with my lectures and systems I have created, I have trained more than 1000 breath coaches around the world. I have 5 companies around the world. I am leading self-mastery courses globally living in London, Istanbul and New York.
Tell us more about your family, How was NEVSAH as a kid?
NEVSAH was always a very much CONSCIOUS KID which means, she was always connected with who she was and was always aware. She was a free soul, free of all the meaning-making mechanism of the ego self. Her family especially her mother was extra caring for her. I guess everyone around me saw me as a spiritual teacher and was transforming just being around me, I did not have the courage to admit that.
I thought I was pushing people’s buttons all the time but what was actually happening was transformation. With my ability to see the truth beyond illusion and people’ meanings, I would free people around me when they got stuck to ‘things’ because I did not give meaning to those ‘things.’ It took me some time to realize that I was a natural born spiritual leader, admit that and own that. I had to have many astrology sessions, mentoring, human design analysis, work on my dysfunctional breathing habits, etc.
You are from Turkey, you studied there Architectural Design at Yıldız Technical University, why did you study that?
I was very much conditioned when I was a young girl. I was trying to go from a path that ‘seemed right’ instead of my own path, what ‘felt right’. Even though I was always interested in people, psychology, human behaviors, I wanted to study architecture because my mother was an architecture and I thought that was something wise to do.
I did learn many things though. I think building a system where more than 500 breath coaches work hand in hand globally needed that architectural ability and I got that.
"With a powerful tool like breathing, you connect with everything you are and everything that is meant to happen starts happening. That is what happened to me as well. The more functional I was breathing the more my abilities were seen"
You got certified as a yoga and breath therapist, certified as a Transformational Breath Facilitator and Trainer, you got also your Coaching Certification and Rebirthing Certification as well. You are certified as a breath and behavior analyst from Applied Breathing Sciences from the Graduate School of Breathing Sciences.
Full Circle of Alternative Therapies, and earned a Behavioral Biofeedback Certificate from the Graduate School of Breathing Sciences in 2018. How did you jump from studying design to become a spiritual leader with all those certifications?
I actually did not become a spiritual leader, I just am. It's in my astrology, numerology, human design map, everything I did, talked about was already transforming people spiritually, I just did not realize that until I started teaching breathing.
With a powerful tool like breathing, you connect with everything you are and everything that is meant to happen starts happening. That is what happened to me as well. The more functional I was breathing the more my abilities were seen. Thousands of people started coming to my courses, listening to my lectures, following me on social media.
I only had to express my truth and that was it. My books were best sellers, thousands of people were enjoying my teachings and since I was a breath expert, I was able to connect them with their truth, which was the perfect scenario, already planned by the universe. I believe I became a spiritual leader which I already was, the moment I started letting go, surrendering and accepting who I am.
You founded the Breath Coaching Federation in Turkey in 2016, what did it drive you to do that? Tell us more about what´s BREATH COACHING and what are the benefits?
I am very motivated by seeing people GET IT. The most important thing in my life is seeing people got what I got. It's easy to say ‘this world is an illusion’ but when it comes to freeing people from the ego self, there are so many things they are holding on to, its though without a powerful tool. And I have the most powerful tool because I know where people get stuck in their ego. In their breathing.
People get stuck in the world because of dysfunctional breathing habits, so the moment they learn new, functional breathing habits they can fully let go, surrender, go beyond the ego, the world and enlighten. That is what I love to do and see happen.
I love seeing people EXPAND THEIR CONSCIOUSNESS BEYOND LEVELS THEY CANNOT EVEN IMAGINE. I love seeing people go beyond the illusion and get it fully. I love seeing people create real miracles in their lives and that’s what I teach. And for people to get it, they need healthy breathing habits. Of course, there are many other benefits. There are more than 200 symptoms caused by, triggered by, perpetuated by dysfunctional breathing habits. I have worked with amazing people in 15 years. Some of them healed cancer, migraines, panic attack, attention deficit problems, asthma.
I have literally seen hundreds of symptoms disappear when people start breathing functional. And the best part is that you can always stay balanced, calm, peaceful when you have functional breathing habits. Breath Coaching, working with a good breath analysis can create miracles in your physiology and psychology. And on top of that, if you have a naturally gifted spiritual leader, there is nothing, really nothing a person cannot create. That's what I focus on.
For the people who don´t know, what are the Differences Between Breath Coaching And Breath work techniques?
I breath coaching we analyze people’s dysfunctional breathing habits and support them overcome them and learn healthier, functional breathing habits. We don’t teach or use a specific technique. We analyze breathing habits and support people to practice the exact opposite of what they learned as a habit. If the person is breathing too fast, we ask them to breathe slow, if they breathe too slow, we ask them to breathe fast.
We analyze what they do and practice what they cannot. That way we align the breathing habits and respiratory physiology, which means EVERYTHING for the body. We cannot have optimal health without having a healthy breathing habit because respiration is very important for our health. So instead of teaching specific techniques, breath coaches concentrate on what you need and support you learn that.
In this point, you are focused on optimal breathing for improving health and performance of the people, you have developed courses and professional training that expands human consciousness, how did you discover that dysfunctional breathing habits can trigger dysfunctional thinking habits and how to get rid of them?
I have worked a lot on my own breathing. If I still had dysfunctional breathing, there was no way I could do what I am doing today. I have created a global business out of what I love. Being the founding president of 4 companies in 4 different cities globally, the FASTEST GROWING BREATH AND SPIRITUAL SCHOOL IN THE WORLD, I had to have a functional breathing habit and functional thinking habits.
I work with more than 500 breath coaches, travel, teach, do lectures most of the time, as well as create new projects, write books and I am a mother of 2 beautiful daughters, wife of a very powerful man. I would not be able to manage a life like mine without functional breathing habits. I learned a lot by working on myself, by the trainings I got but much more thorough research. I sometimes read 4 to 5 books a week.
I am a compulsive researcher and reader. I know more about dysfunctional breathing and thinking habits and how to change them, more than anyone else in the world. I read more than 1000 books, finished more than 200 training programs and I literally educated myself on what was not there as a graduate programmed. And here I am creating a whole new business with my expertise.
How has this breath coaching changed the life of your clients and people who have attended your events?
Breath Coaching is the system I created by the help of my team in 15 years with all my trainings, expertise, research. Working on this system and creating what I created has changed my life. Bringing my natural spiritual gifts and combining it with science made an amazing impact and I this is just a start. I believe we will do some amazing things in the next 10 years.
You are wellness and health guru, a world spiritual leader, a researcher, you have written 9 bestselling books, a global educator, a speaker and faculty member in different schools around the world. What is the recipe for your success?
DEDICATION. I dedicated my life to expanding human consciousness. My whole life is about empowering, enlightening and healing people. That is the recipe.
"I believe trying to be positive all the time, loving, happy, at peace all the time, is the main reason people get sick , how can a person stay healthy when they do not accept one part of themselves? "
In your experience, what are the things that inhibit human beings to become happy and full? how can we change that reality?
BEING WHOLE. Being a real human, not running away from emotions, not creating good or bad but accepting life as it is, seeing the perfection of all. I think positivity was the worst idea humankind ever had. Because I believe ‘’trying to be positive all the time, loving, happy, at peace all the time, is the main reason people get sick.’’ How can a person stay healthy when they do not accept one part of themselves?
How can a person ever be happy and fulfilled when they are trying to reach something they never can? LAW OF POLARITY is a universal law. And humans live in the universe. A human cannot be ‘just happy’ all the time. Sadness is part of happiness like hate is part of love on earth. People trying to love and be nice to each other are the reason for all this war and death in the world. It is so sad for me to watch this unaware, fake awareness act going on, around ‘let's be positive’.
These people don’t know what they are talking about, creating illness, drug addiction, negativity by ‘trying not to be negative.’ Positive people are the reason the world has negativity. That is why I teach the TRUTH. Neither positivity or any kind of insane concept. Only the truth. I support people to become REAL PEOPLE. I support people to accept themselves and see THERE IS NO DARK OR LIGHT. THERE IS NO EVIL OR GOOD- UNLESS YOU SAY SO…
How is your day-to-day?
I have a bit of a morning ritual. I drink my coffee, exercise a little, meditate, sit down and create what I need to create for that day. I usually write, create, work on my computer in the mornings cause I think that’s when I can be more focused. If I have training that day, I start around 10 am which gives me a lot of ties to meditate and ready. I have my meetings, interviews, in the afternoon.
Do you have any particular philosophy that guides your career decisions?
MY INTUITION. My intuition is always my best guide. It can never go wrong. When I listen to my intuition I either learn a big lesson or I am very successful.
What do you love most about your job as breath coach? & what is the most difficult part?
I love training breath coaches, I love leading and mentoring breath coaches around the world, I love the whole management, responsibility as being the main expert of trainings. I love leading people, seeing them get enlightened and get free of their stories.
I love when people are face to face with themselves and when they are empowered to become something extraordinary. All humans have extraordinary abilities but most don’t use them. I love supporting people to become extraordinary beings!
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as a coach?
I have TO DO LISTS and I finish those lists.
"Take risks and think to yourself : What is the worst thing that can happen? what is that happened now? what would I do about it?’ and be ready for everything"
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else does?
To take risks. Take risks. And think to yourself ‘what is the worst thing that can happen? What does that happen now? What would I do about it?’ and be ready for everything.
You have a husband and 2 daughters, How do you balance your personal and professional life?
Having a functional breathing habit, coaching, mentoring, leading thousands of people made me a highly aware person. And BALANCE IS ALL ABOUT AWARENESS. IF YOU ARE AWARE AND AWAKE, YOU STAY HEALTHY, FIT, YOUR RELATIONSHIPS, LIFE, EVERYTHING IS BALANCED.
People lose their balance because they lose their awareness. A person who is fully awake cannot lose balance, that’s how I see it and that’s what I teach.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
You will probably laugh at this but I like working in my spare time. My work does not feel like work. I do what I love and I love what I do. There is nothing in the world I would rather do so I work…
What are your plans for this 2019?
We are building an amazing system in London right now, which will lead to many global projects. By the end of 2019, we are planning to have a successful franchise system. We are working on a documentary right now, will probably be ready in a year. I have breath coaching certificate programs, lectures, other trainings as well.
There is still the glass roof for women in the world: Fewer opportunities, jobs underpaid just for that fact of being a woman, etc. Have you experimented the glass ceiling? if yes, what are the biggest challenges you have faced and how have you overcome them?
No, I haven’t. I actually feel more respected because I am a woman who created a big business maybe only a man could do.
"I think when you align your business with your abilities you cannot fail. REAL SUCCESS COMES FROM YOUR UNIQUENESS. When you honor your uniqueness success will come by itself because there are words you can only say and things you can only do "
What tips can you give to young girls who want to work in the wellness sector as you?
My tip for everyone would be finding what they love, finding the business that is aligned by who they are. I think when you align your business with your abilities you cannot fail. REAL SUCCESS COMES FROM YOUR UNIQUENESS. When you honor your uniqueness success will come by itself because there are words you can only say and things you can only do. Find that. Go after that and leave everything else.
If I stayed as an architect, I would probably be an ordinary architect. Just because I aligned my business who I already am, I created an extraordinary life and business. That’s the key.
I think in your position, many people may have the wrong idea of who you really are (personally), and what do you (professionally), with this the idea in mind, what is being NEVSAH and what's not?
In my case, they are the same. NEVSAH is a spiritual teacher in her life and business.
Who is the woman you admire the most and why?
Oprah because she is free to be herself. I adore that.
Name: Nevsah F. Karamehmet
Company: Breath Coaching Federation
Designation: Founding President