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5 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Edremit, İda Mountains, Turkey

Hizir Camp, Mehmetalan 10300 Edremit, Balıkesir, Turkey

Relaxing Yoga Retreat Turkey

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Turkey.

In this retreat, besides the yoga and dance meditations, there will be movie nights about relationships to support the understanding of yoga to spread out to all aspects of the life. You will learn all this together with the beauty of nature at the Hızır Camp, which is a holiday center on the foots of the Kirişik Valley on the Mount Ida, where Zeytinli stream passes through the place, which is already located in the forest.

Meet the instructors

Faruk
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Highlights

  • Dance meditations
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Picturesque view of nature
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Lots of free time

Yoga styles


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, Turkish, English
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
10:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga shala

In this retreat, you will have your accommodation in stone and wooden houses with their own bathrooms, or you can also stay in tents, all fees include open buffet breakfast and dinner.

Stone and wooden houses

Limited number of stone and wooden houses with inside plumbing are available, just made for your comfort.

Tent

For hardy ones who bring their tents with themselves and proud of lying down on the old terra firma, Hizir Camp have some limited tent spaces in the camp site.

Tree houses

These are actually real “tree” houses. Some are carried by the tree and some trees pass through them, all are hand-made and constructed by Muharrem ve Mustafa. There are clean and comfortable beds in these wooden houses. Commonly shared shower and toilet facilities are in an adequate number at the site.

Program

You can see the yoga retreats as a step for you to start doing yoga by yourself, in a safe and effective way. In the yoga pose applications during the retreats, very small details are being taught sensitively and in complete integrity. By repeating what you have learned every day, you have the chance to grasp things within your body as well. With the application during the retreats, you have the chance to make a very effective preparation for the yoga training in Istanbul or Fethiye.

The program, which will start on September 6, will end at 12:30 p.m. on September 10. Since the first day of the retreat, following the introduction meeting at 6:00 p.m., there will be a soft yoga class for an hour. The daily schedule will start from the second day of the retreat. Practical sessions will be during the trekking and free times, for the ones who would like to participate in it.

Daily schedule

  • 07:45 Yoga
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:45 Dance meditation
  • 12:30 Free time
  • 18:00 Yoga
  • 19:15 Dinner
  • 21:00 Movie night

Instructors

Faruk Kurtulus

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Hizir Camp, Turkey. It is a resting place on the edge of Kirislik Valley of Kazdaglari with a thousand pine trees. It is within walking distance to the borders of the camp Kazdagi National Park which is two from the village of Mehmetalan. It is the guests' main preference to swim in the cool water of the Zeytinli stream flowing through the camp, to walk in the magnificent nature of the Kazdaglari and to participate in various group activities organized in the camp.

Unique features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking
  • Swimming

General

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • River

Services

  • Tour assistance

Food

For this retreat, you will be served daily open buffet breakfast and dinner.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

During your free time, you may prefer only to rest and relax in the camping while you may also choose to have different activities, like taking prearranged various trekking trips through the national park or joining yoga practices.

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Daily yoga and meditation practices

How to get there

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Driving directions from Istanbul

There are alternative routes to reach Edremit, the town where Hizir Camp is located. Starting from Istanbul, you have a choice which route to take.

  • You can take this long driving route: Istanbul - Gebze - Izmit - Gemlik - Bursa - Balikesir - Edremit.
  • You can also take this alternative driving route: Istanbul - Tekirdag - Kesan - Gelibolu - Canakkale - Edremit.
  • Alternatively, you can first take the Yenikapi - Bandirma fast ferry to reach Bandirma the easy way, and then, from there, you can take this driving route: Bandirma - Susurluk - Balikesir - Edremit.

Driving directions from Izmir

  • From Izmir, you can take the shore route of Izmir - Aliaga - Ayvalik - Edremit.
  • After reaching Edremit you can keep driving towards Akcay until you see “Zeytinli” junction.
  • After passing Zeytinli you come to Mehmetalan village and see Hizir Camping signs.
  • These signs will lead you to the campsite.
  • Be patient on the two kilometers dirt road before reaching the camp, as it causes slow driving.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Balıkesir Koca Seyit Airport (EDO). Atlas Jet has direct flights between İstanbul and Edremit.

Arrival by bus

If you do not have your own car, you need to reach Edremit-Akçay by bus. Kamil Koç Bus Company has direct buses to Akçay that they can recommend. Ulusoy is the second recommendation. Varan is another bus company option for Akçay.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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Arrival: Wednesday August 28, 2019
Departure: Sunday September 1, 2019

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