Yoga in Turkey
The hospitality in Turkey is as legendary as the colorful bazaars, beautiful beaches, and stunning landscape of the Mediterranean sea. Yoga holidays in Turkey will fulfill all your vacation desires.
Some of the most popular places for yoga in Turkey are in Antalya, Bodrum, Izmir and the metropolis Istanbul. There are a lot of reasons why to choose Turkey as a retreat location: From its friendly locals who will always help you out and offer you tea, to the delicious Turkish food, traditional hammams, the colorful bazaars and amazing beaches with crystal clear water. If you are looking to combine your yoga retreat with exploration, Turkey is a magical country and the ideal destination.
Turkey is home to monasteries, mosques, churches, and synagogues which makes it a highly spiritual place and a good spot for your yoga holidays.
When you choose a yoga retreat in Turkey you can either make it up to the place you want to see, the treatments you want to have or the yoga styles you want to explore.
If you want to go on a yoga retreat in Turkey that focuses on meditation then it is recommended to go to a retreat close to a beach with fresh air and crystal clear water. Half of Turkey’s borders face the Mediterranean or the Black Sea, so there are many coastal retreats available will have a lot of retreat options here. Bodrum, for example, is a stunning town by the Aegean sea that offers beautiful luxury retreats and is the ideal place to unplug, calm down and get back in touch with nature. Or you choose a retreat in Saklıkent National Park in Antalya, where you can explore one of the world’s deepest canyons, make a trip to the ancient city of Xanthos or just unwind at Patara beach.
Turkey also offers sailing retreats that combine yoga, meditation, sailing, and diving in the Mugla region. Sailing Turkey’s stunning Mediterranean and Aegean coastline is a unique experience – and why not explore the beautiful nature that Turkey has to offer when you are already here?
Turkey also offers everything you could wish for when it comes to wellness, detox, and healing. It is known for its baths and spas and with traditional hammam treatments as part of the culture joining a wellness retreat in Turkey is just the perfect choice.
Many of the yoga centers in Turkey also offer yoga teacher trainings. If you want to become a certified yoga teacher or just want to deepen and share your practice with like-minded people while exploring the fascinating nature and cities in Turkey, then there are places like Cihangir Yoga in Istanbul where you can do a 200-hour yoga teacher training program, certified by Yoga Alliance (RYS 200).