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8 Days Yin and Yang Yoga Holiday in Turkey

  • Gocek Bay, Turkey

8 Days Yin and Yang Yoga Holiday in Turkey

  • Gocek Bay, Turkey

Cruise and Yoga Holiday Turkey

Join Yoga Cruise Turkey for a week of sailing through the picturesque Göcek Bay. Swim with giant turtles, hike, and visit ancient ruins whilst enjoying the benefits of yoga and mindfulness meditation. Experience tranquillity, equilibrium, and sodality as only yogis know how on this perfect sailing getaway.


  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation practice
  • Snorkeling with giant turtles
  • Hike around the stunning landscape
  • 3 vegetarian meals per day
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All port fees and taxes
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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Seaborn Legend is a 27 meter long wooden gullet with two sun deck areas and eight air conditioned cabins all featuring en-suite bathrooms. You can have your queen cabin with a queen double bed, double cabin with a double bed, or twin cabin with two single bunk beds. All cabins are equipped with shower, drawer, mirror, wardrobe, and window. The capacity for this cruise is 16 persons.

The Yin and Yang yoga cruise will sail around Göcek Bay in Southern Turkey, visiting pristine Mediterranean islands covered with pine and olive trees. Every day, you will visit new coves and bays and have the opportunity to hike around the pristine landscape, visiting ancient ruins, and share a cup of tea with the few locals residing on the islands.

During the day, there will be endless opportunities to swim, canoe, and snorkel in the turquoise waters, which are habitat to giant turtles, or simply bask on the deck and soak up the sun's warmth. Have the opportunity to participate twice daily in yoga and meditation offerings led by Jordine Cornish.

At sunrise, a one hour and 15 minute Dynamic Vinyasa will be practiced, exploring a journey into Ujjayi pranayama, sun salutations, warriors, balances, twists, inversions, and backbends. At sunset, drop into a Yin yoga practice to find stillness and calmness in the bodies and minds. Explore the how, why, and when to practice this style of yoga safely and effectively.

Practice Yin yoga sequences for organ health, stimulating the flow of qi to organ pairs through meridian channels; kidney and urinary bladder, liver an gallbladder, spleen and stomach, lungs and large intestine, and heart and small intestine. A 30-minute mindfulness meditation practice will be offered daily. The yoga practices are suitable both for experienced practitioners and for beginners.

Yoga Cruise Turkey will take you to visit different coves and bays everyday. You will have the opportunity to hike around the landscapes and snorkel in the turquoise water with giant turtles.

  • Jordine Cornish

    Jordine Cornish is a performer, choreographer, dance educator, and yoga instructor. Her teaching is grounded in embodied knowledge and infused with a refined somatic sensitivity. In her classes, she shares the curiosity, compassion, and dedication that she has cultivated in her years of dance and yoga practice. She is passionate about empowering others to live more fully embodied, integrated, and balanced lives through yoga, movement, and meditation.

This retreat will be held on a cruise around the Turkish Riviera. The cruise will sail from Fethiye to Saint Nicholas and stop at a new location each day.

Nearby places

  • Antalya Airport (AYT), 206 kilometers - 2 hour 46 minutes
  • Dalaman Airport (DLM), 44,1 kilometer - 39 minutes
  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Dining area
  • Special menu request

Daily buffet meals will be provided in the cruise including coffee and tea for breakfast, afternoon snack, and barbecue for dinner. The breakfast is served with vegetarian menu, but you can also have non-vegetarian food upon request. Drinks are available with extra charge.

  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Sunbathing
  • Water skiing
  • 2 daily sunrise and sunset yoga classes
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All port fees and taxes
  • Complimentary chai and afternoon tea served daily
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast, afternoon snack, and barbecue dinner
  • Daily 30-minute mindfulness meditation practice
  • Activities off the boat (paragliding, water skiing, etc.)
  • Airport transfers
  • Drinks on board
  • Tips for the crew

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Dalaman Airport (DLM).

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Verified reviews

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    Review by Elif Schmidt from Sweden

    Fantastic trip! So much better than expected

    CONS Cons: Nothing!

    PROS Pros: People were great. The yoga master was fantastic. The location with yoga on a boat in the coast of Turkey was magical. We went hiking, swimming and slept outside underneath the stars. Magical experience and I will come again next year

    2017-May-29 07:50:15

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    Review by Hanna Jochims from Germany

    PROS Pros: The Yoga Cruise really is a special experience, far away from the touristic places, Ali and his crew made us feel most welcome and let us experience the beauty of the 'real' Turkey. The boat is spacious and very well equipped with lots if mattresses to relax and of course a grand space available for Yoga classes which were teached twice a day. I can only recommend as the classes have been suitable for all levels of Yoga knowledge and very carefully set up by an experienced teacher. The atmosphere was really familliar and perfect as a short escape. Thanks a lot for these beautiful days!

    2017-May-29 01:21:05


  • Review by Bruce R.
    9 out of 10

    "The food was the best I have ever had on any trip; freshly made at every meal and a 5 p.m. teatime. Ali made sure to ask about allergies and dietary restrictions and was very nice about providing appropriate foods for all of our group."

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "I was on the cruise to make yoga and enjoyed everything. Good crew, good food, and wonderful weather."

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "Wonderful hotel and a unique experience. Crew very friendly. Excellent food at home. Tea and coffee service for free. Worth the experience and complete calm. Sail in more of an island nature and crystal sea."

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  • Review by a traveler from Serbia
    10 out of 10

    "My Blue Cruise gave me a unique experience of the Turkish turquoise coast; a combination of daily yoga classes on board Seaborn Legend, exploring the unspoiled nature and the rich archaeological remains of the islands in Gocek Bay National Park and an authentic experience of Turkish cuisine and hospitality on board. A week spent cruising, doing yoga and walking the scenic paths on the islands left me feeling fully refreshed and rejuvenated. I would recommend their yoga and general cruises to anyone wishing to have a peaceful week of enjoying nature."

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  • Review by Phaka D.
    8 out of 10

    "I took the cruise from Fethiye to Olympos, I highly recommend this for a super relaxing four days on the Mediterranean. I was on Captain Soner's boat and he and his crew were excellent! Just watch out when booking airport transfers, though, the transfer from Dalaman Airport to Fethiye was 55 EUR (which was not communicated up front). I recommend taking the airport shuttle bus marked Fethiye, the buses just outside at the arrival pick-up points, then take a taxi to your hotel once in Fethiye. Also, unless you have something specific you plan to see in Olympos, skip this and take the bus directly from Demzri to Antalya or your next destination. All in all a super experience for the solo traveler."

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  • Review by Helen B. from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "We had such a lovely stay in Turkey, one of the many highlights was seeing the beautiful 12 islands region, surrounding Fethiye, on a yoga cruise. Stunning crystal clear waters and a different island to explore every day. The Seaborn Legend is a beautifully maintained wooden yacht, with plenty of space and private cabins, as well as a panoramic deck to sit back to enjoy the sun and fresh air. Hiking up to old ruins on the islands, snorkeling in Cleopatra's baths and being spoiled with delicious, fresh meals prepared by the experienced and friendly crew. I would definitely recommend this cruise if you are looking to see the most beautiful beaches and countryside. It was a great way to relax and unwind after our seven-day hike along the Lycian Way."

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  • Review by a traveler from Oregon
    10 out of 10

    "I cannot recommend this trip enough! Every moment was peaceful, relaxing, and surrounded by the gorgeous scenery of southern Turkey's coast. It will always be remembered as one of my favorite holidays."

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "We had a great time cruising with these guys. We all felt very welcome once we were on board, the staff is really friendly and so was the rest of the passengers. The boat was spacious and there are plenty of places to lounge about and read a book. We had four days on the boat and we all felt very relaxed by the end of the trip. The food was fantastic and I loved having fresh coffee in the morning. Thanks, guys, if we come back to Turkey we will jump on board again. "

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  • Review by a traveler

    "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."

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  • Review by a traveler from Israel
    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 and Ottoman history in this region. The sunrise and sunset yoga with visiting yoga teacher; it was amazing to practice yoga in such a stunning environment, surrounded by the clearest turquoise waters and spotting turtles while we practiced. The 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 is a lot of variety. I am vegetarian and had many dishes to choose from in every meal. The cabins are clean and comfortable; however, I always chose to sleep under the stars. It 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 is 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 heartbeat! I know there are lots of interesting yoga cruises they are running next year. Check them out!"

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  • Review by Kate Alina Arun
    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 an 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 do not like crowded beaches and overrated hotels, you will definitely enjoy this cruise! 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 Steven G. from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "A fantastic way to visit a bit of Turkey's Mediterranean coast to see world-famous natural attractions, intense blue sea, and lush islands. For a few days, we were guests on a lovely, traditional Turkish gullet boat, sailing alongside the coast and stopping at many interesting islands and beaches to swim and rest. The cruise continued for a few days, including sleeping on the deck at night under the stars! All meals were included; including grilled chicken and fish, we never felt hungry. Although drinks were not included, they were fairly priced. The experience was made extra enjoyable by a friendly and experienced boat crew, who were always cheery and attentive. I could not recommend this trip more."

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Fethiye, Turkey

Yoga Cruise Turkey offers Yoga Blue Cruises from April to November, where you will experience Turkey’s pristine coastline, while practicing yoga in an exclusive setting.

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