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7 Days Yoga Cruise Retreat in Turkey

  • Fethiye -12 Islands- Gocek Islands - Fethiye, Turkey

Overview

Turkey Yoga Retreat and Cruise

Yoga Cruise Turkey offers specialized Yoga Blue Cruises from April to November. On the exclusive cruise, guests will sail along Turkeys pristine coastline while participating in morning and afternoon yoga sessions held by an experienced instructor. Stopping at key sights such as Kekova and Gocek Islands, there will be plenty of free-time to relax, meditate, snorkel, and explore the islands. Suitable for beginners to advanced yogis, it is the perfect getaway for individuals, special events, corporate groups, and yoga groups. Experience tranquillity, equilibrium, and sodality as only yogis know how on this perfect sailing getaway.

Highlights

  • Twice daily yoga sessions
  • Attentive asanas and pranayama teachings
  • Free time for reading, swimming, or sunbathing
  • Organized excursions and activities along the way
  • 6 nights full board accommodation
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 6 days with instruction
  • English, French, German
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The gullet has eight cabins with attached bathrooms out of which two Queen cabins for two people with a queen double bed and en-suite, three double cabins for two people with a double bed and en-suite, one triple cabin for three people with a double bed, single bunk bed, and en-suite, two twin cabins for two people with two single bunk beds and en-suite. Each cabin has shower, en-suite, drawers, mirror, wardrobe, and window.

The total passenger capacity is 16 persons to be accommodated in the cabins, however, in the warmer months, most people prefer to sleep on deck on the comfortable sun beds.

During this yoga blue cruise, a one hour yoga-session will be taught every morning and evening. The asanas and pranayamas are introduced and taught in detail and the participants get relevant information for their daily practice. This course is meant for all yoga practitioners, and is suitable for beginners.

Additionally, the captain is has expert knowledge of the region, so you can trust the crew to tailor an itinerary to suit your desires, taking into consideration local factors such as weather and time. Next to yoga, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, sunbathing and some excursions will be organized for the activities on board.

Gocek Islands Cruise is offered as a tailored cruise. Therefore, there is no set itinerary. The cruise varies depending on what the group wants and the weather conditions.

Apart from some of the clearest waters that you will find in the Mediterranean, sea turtles and dolphins that you will be seeing on the way, and the unspoiled nature all around, these are some of the places of interest that you will visit on your hikes:

  • Ağa limani peninsula, with its wealth of archaeological ruins from Lycian, Roman, and Ottoman period. You’ll visit one of the very few nomadic families still living here.
  • Half-sunken remains of a Roman bath, popularly known as Cleopatra’s Bath - wonderful introduction to underwater archaeology.
  • Many other hidden peaks and coves, which are so small and obscure that they don’t even have an official name, but they will still blow you away with their beauty.
  • Staint Nicholas Island - apart from its scattered Byzantine ruins, it also features a somewhat flattened top - the perfect spot for your evening yoga and meditation practice.

Eva Baumgartner (September 24 October 1, 2016)

Eva Baumgartner has been a practitioner of yoga for ten years now. She followed Kates teacher training from 2009 to 2011 and has been teaching beginners of yoga at Patanjali Yoga Switzerland since. To deepen her understanding of yogic principles, she regularly attends workshops at Patanjali Yoga Switzerland and has spent two months at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, India. Additionally, her expertise as a cardiovascular nurse provides her with profound knowledge of the human anatomy and physiology.

Kate Beck (May 21-27, 2017)

At ten years old, Kate Beck went to her first yoga course. After her formation as an elementary school teacher, she attended the University of Bern to major in comparative religion emphasizing on yoga, Hinduism and Sufism. She became a yoga instructor in 1996 and has continued her education in philosophy and yoga through extended stays at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, India. Kate is the leader for the international teacher training programs of Patanjali Yoga Switzerland. She is known for her expertise in yoga during pregnancy and her knowledge about the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

The yoga cruise takes place on Board of the 27 meter extra large gullet the "Seaborn Legend", cruising from Fethiye along the along Turkeys pristine coastline stopping at key sights such as Kekova and Gocek Islands.

Vegetarian breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be freshly prepared and served on board. Non-vegetarian meals are served on request. Please send an inquiry to Patanjali Yoga Switzerland for specific dietary preference.

Snorkeling gear, fishing rods, backgammon sets and music systems are all available for use on board. Please bring iPods, etc., to play through the sound system.

  • 2 yoga sessions per day
  • Full board accommodation
  • Linen and towels
  • Practice material and props are provided
  • Service, all taxes and harbor fees
  • Drinks and tips
  • Entrance fees to some sights and optional activities like paragliding or water sports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to either Antalya Airport (AYT) or Dalaman Mugla Airport (DLM). A transfer service free of charge is being offered from Damalan to Fethiye or from Antalya to Demre.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Patanjali Yoga Switzerland an inquiry.
  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "I joined a yoga cruise with My Blue Cruise in September 2015 and had an excellent experience. Here are my highlights:- the staff on board the boat are some of the friendliest, accommodating, hospitable people in Turkey I have met on my trip so far. They are also very knowledgeable of the Lycian / Ottoman history in this region. Sunrise and sunset yoga with visiting yoga teacher was amazing to practice yoga in such a stunning environment - surrounded my the clearest turquoise waters and spotting turtles while we practiced. I did some spectacular snorkeling - every bay we visited I snorkeled with many giant turtles, hiking the Lycian Coast and visiting ancient ruins. The food on board is excellent - there's a lot of variety. I am vegetarian and had many dishes to choose from every meal."

    "The cabins are clean and comfortable however I always chose to sleep under the stars which was amazing to wake up to incredible sunrises. The staff and the rest of the passengers on board were all really friendly, laid-back and relaxed - it's possible to have many moments of being social but also to find a quite place on the boat for solitude and 'me time'. I would go back in a heart beat! I know there's lots of interesting yoga cruises they are running next year - check it out!"

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "Our gang of 17 went on an eight day cruise with My Blue Cruise aboard the Seaborn Legend and it was the best vacation we have ever been on! These are just a few of the reasons why: we had the nicest, most accommodating crew with our favorite captain, Ali! They made sure we were safe, comfortable and happy at all times! They were hospitable and genuinely made the Seaborn our home for that week. We can't thank them enough for how accommodating they were. Some of the best food we had in Turkey was on that boat. We were amazed at ever single meal! Again, the crew was so accommodating, especially considering we had three vegetarians and a serious gluten-free-or-will-end-up-in-the-hospital aboard our ship. Still, the crew made it work and made sure everyone was able to eat all the food. Everything we ate fresh, local, and delicious. Even our New York trained chef was super impressed! Our friends celebrated two birthdays and an engagement during this week long trip, and the crew even managed to get champagne and cake for us - seriously, the best."

    "The crew made sure we were always having a great time! They really thought of everything - they had snorkeling gear, noodles, floats - everything we needed for a great time! We jumped off the boat, went rope swinging, fishing, hiking, spent some days relaxing and reading, and ended every night looking up at the clear sky and star gazing. Could not have been more perfect. We highly recommend considering My Blue Cruise for your next vacation. We had the most incredible time with the best crew in Turkey!"

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "After being on a Blue Cruise this spring, there was no question, that we wanted to spend our summer vacation on the Seaborn Legend again! Although we chose the same route, the cruise was completely different, since we were taken to other marvelous bays and places to visit. We thoroughly enjoyed Captain Ali's and his crew's hospitality, delicious food, sea and nature at its best, the stars at night and the sunrise in the early mornings. Practicing and teaching yoga on the boat is a unforgettable experience - there is certainly no nicer yoga space than the deck of the Seaborn Legend. If you like crystal clear waters, fresh air, silence, good company of like-minded travelers, excellent food, and sleeping under the stars and you don't like crowded beaches and overrated hotels, you will definitely enjoy this cruise! And - this is a perfect vacation with kids (who know and enjoy swimming). We will again recommend this cruise from every point of view."

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  • Review by Rhys from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "Just a quick note to say thanks for helping me to organize my trip. We all had a great time sailing the Mediterranean with Ramazan and the boys and I'll definitely be recommending them and you in the future. We had a great time and all thought the food, service, boat and general experience was excellent. The boys did a great job of looking after our group - which I'm sure wasn't their usual fare. Anyway thanks again for all your help and I'll be in touch again as soon as I can send some more business your way."

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  • Review by Deena from Turkey
    10 out of 10

    "I wanted to thank you again for arranging our gullet journey in Turkey. Ayden and Suleyman were so great helping out with my mom, the food was excellent and of course the scenery was spectacular. I never imagined that my mom at 89 would be swimming in the Mediterranean with me and my kids. What a wonderful way to celebrate this part of her life. I know that you manage a number of boats, so please do keep me on your list of happy customers. We will certainly try to make a trip back in the not too distant future."

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Bern, Switzerland

Patanjali is an Institute for Yogic Science in Bern organizing International Teacher Training in Denmark, Germany, Norway, Tunisia, and USA.

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7 days / 6 nights

Availability

Arrival: Sunday May 21, 2017
Departure: Saturday May 27, 2017

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