Growing up in Mersin, Turkey, Teslime Batan Davies graduated from Erciyes University with an accounting degree.  Teslime spent about 10 years working at International Shipping agencies Merit and Atako, before moving to the East coast of the US in 2000.

Teslime and Steve Davies married, and in 2003, made the climate and cultural adjustment of moving from North Carolina to Minnesota.   She has two sons, Nathan Kaan, 11 and Kyle Atakaan, 7, both in Spanish Immersion School, and calls Eden Prairie home.  A homemaker since moving to Minnesota, Teslime is a trained yoga teacher, continues her interests in child psychology, and volunteers at her sons’ school.  She has been active in Turkish American Association of Minnesota since moving to MN. Teslime was volunteering as a teacher at Turkish School in the past.  Her passions (after her kids and family) include Yin yoga and meditation.