Yoga Holidays Turkey

Side, Turkey

Join us for a life-enhancing holiday of yoga, relaxation, delicious food and fun in the Sun with golden beaches just steps away.

Yoga Retreats 1

8 Days Yoga and Beach Holiday in Turkey

May | June | July | September | October, 2018

Instruction language: English

from US$662

Great 9/10

Based on 1 review
from US$662
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

Great 9/10

Based on 1 review

Reviews 1

    • Renee United Kingdom

      July 21, 2014. BookYogaRetreats, edited

      My trip was amazing. Just the right combination of yoga, sun, relaxation and meeting some wonderful people. As a trainee yoga teacher myself I really got a lot from the holiday and from being able to do Jo's yoga practice. Very lovely warm teacher which made me think about what sort of teacher I want to be and an amazingly friendly and warm environment to be staying in! Loved it. Definitely will be going back as soon as I can!

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    • Georgia Grandison

      Yoga Holidays Turkey website

      Had a fantastic relaxing week! If anyone is looking for a yoga holiday, I would recommend this one as Jo is a great teacher and the settings are just lovely! A great holiday if you want to travel alone as Side is such a safe place to be, everything is so cheap, and you get to meet some great people.

    • Julie Woloshin Oseku

      Yoga Holidays Turkey website

      I have recently returned from a two-week stay at Yoga Holidays Turkey to help balance my life while going through a major transitional period in which I left the comfort of my well-paid career to take up my dream of self-employment. As a yoga instructor, Jo is skilled and knowledgeable and able to guide any level of yogis in their practice. Her yoga stands out from that of others because her passion and soul for all that yoga is can be felt in each practice, which helps transform the minds, souls, and bodies of those open for it. I took the opportunity for a one-on-one session with Jo. Using a combination of personal development coaching and mentoring (due to my particular needs), Jo designed a tailor-made program for my self-practice at home to help me maintain and build on the work that I had done with the group. She was able to adapt her style to my personality and challenge me to practice mindfulness off the mat as well as on it. Jo, with her passion for yoga and love to empower those who practice with her, helped guide me to let go and find my balance to allow myself to transform my life to become the person I want to be. I look forward to returning next year to join Jo, her beautiful family, and another group of inspiring individuals to take a moment away from the yang of life and find their place of yin. Namaste!

    • Nicola Hilton

      Yoga Holidays Turkey website

      Wow! What an amazing week we've just had with Jo in Side. Completely exceeded our expectations. Our first yoga holiday as a couple and first time to turkey. Jo made us so welcome and so at ease. Welcoming us into her home and her gorgeous family life. A lovely insight into life in this village. Nothing was too much bother. Her yoga caters for everyone can be as dynamic or as relaxing as you all want it to be. She reads the mood and the ability so well. Her lovely positive, upbeat, caring nature leaves you feeling completely safe and chilled and totally relaxed. A proper holiday away from it all! Big thanks Jo.

    • Sally Wyatt

      Yoga Holidays Turkey website

      Warm , friendly atmosphere, and a slice of utopia - from the moment that I stepped off the plane from my chaotic hectic stressed up world I was made to feel welcome. The venue is a tiny piece of utopia with a courtyard full of trees decorated with hearts and ribbons - where I was greeted with warmth and smiles. I loved the morning and evening. I have dyspraxia and so often find instructions hard to comprehend but Jo showed patience and humor and had enabled me to start to think more about listening to my body and it's needed and look at giving myself more time to relax - I have been using the breathing exercises since and I can honestly say that this is changing my life. I will come again and recommend it to my friends.

    • Renee Ahlstedt

      Yoga Holidays Turkey website

      Jo thank you to you and your beautiful family for a lovely, lovely break! I had an amazing time and I am blessed to have been able to share your yoga practice. You have given me a lot to think about over such a short period of time, of what sort of teacher I want to be and what yoga really is for me. Thank you a million times over. Hope to see you all again soon. Namaste.

    • Greg Hickman

      Yoga Holidays Turkey website

      Thank you again for such an amazing experience. It has helped to open me up and am now allowing the good back into my life. If there is a magical place on earth, Ozden Pansiyon it is.

    • Kathryn England

      Yoga Holidays Turkey website

      My second visit to Side and what a special place it is. Practicing yoga in the shala was peaceful with vibrant colors from the garden, full of laughter, always warm and welcoming. Jo is an amazing teacher as she instinctively assesses what each person needs in their practice and she has many pearls of wisdom that she shares with the class. I felt totally relaxed and rejuvenated and felt that I progressed in my yoga both in mind and body. I know it will become an annual pilgrimage!

    • Chris Brodie Scotland

      Yoga Holidays Turkey website

      Had the most fantastic time. Arrived a very rusty, cranky, and stiff beginner and left more relaxed and happier than I’ve felt in years. Jo is the most intuitive and supportive teacher and without her, I would not have progressed as much as I did. The accommodation is comfortable, bright, and a very relaxing place to be. The food makes you feel healthy on the inside as well the outside. I would recommend this holiday to anyone wanting to get some headspace and improve their physical and mental health. I don’t think words can do justice to what you do.

    • Claire Halliday Scotland

      Yoga Holidays Turkey website

      Spent my first holiday in 3 years at this beautiful place. Was a holiday for the mind, body, and soul. Cannot recommend this place enough – so much so I am already planning a return trip in October. Jo and her family really do welcome you with open arms and hearts. The yoga is amazing and the food is superb. The beach is on the doorstep. I love this place!

    • Sheena

      Yoga Holidays Turkey website

      Thank you immensely for a truly wonderful week of total unadulterated mindfulness and chill-laxin’! Jo – you are a legend, mentor, wise owl, and fabulous.

    • George Netherlands

      Yoga Holidays Turkey website

      Just wanted to say thank you again for an amazing holiday. The fact that you are able to offer this amazing opportunity to people like me is a credit to your vision, ability, hospitality, and passion for what you do, which is so much more than just a job!

    • Marcela

      Yoga Holidays Turkey website

      I want to congratulate Jo for all your effort to make this happen, really well done. Everything that comes from the heart has a good outcome. I just want to say that the students and I could feel your heart in every aspect and this is a success in itself. This was a fascinating experience and one I would love to do again.

    • Lorna

      2015. Yoga Holidays Turkey Facebook page, edited

      I just had the most amazing week here. Jo is a breath of fresh air; I hadn’t practiced in around 10 years and I thought I’m in for it but Jo is so open minded. The rules are: there are no rules… go with the breath-centered Jo’s flow. This place is freakin awesome! Never felt so happy in I don’t know how long.

    • Steve Harris

      September 2014. Yoga Holidays Turkey Facebook page, edited

      Having booked to go on this Yoga Holiday with my wife, I was expecting to spend a fair amount of time on my own whilst she was attempting to find inner peace. Needless to say the time alone wasn't exactly something I was looking forward to. However, I was pleasantly surprised.I was part of a group that consisted of 7 practising yogi's and no other non-practising partners. At no stage did I felt left out, everyone, including Jo and her family made me feel welcome and part of the group. Anyone looking to go on a yoga holiday as a non-practising partner has nothing to worry about when booking a "Yoga Holidays Turkey" vacation. There is plenty to do whilst your partner is doing their thing. Jo, I'd like to thank you for a lovely time, welcoming me into your home with your family and please pass on a message to Kaya for me... brush up on your UNO Skills young man, because when I see you next, I will be bringing my A game.

    • Judith

      October 2014. Yoga Holidays Turkey Facebook page, edited

      I have just finished 5 weeks of volunteering at Yoga Holidays Turkey. I loved every minute of it Excellent company, fantastic yoga, a comfy bed, great food, and satisfying karma yoga! You couldn't want for anymore! The work was easy and straightforward and can be carried out in your own time pretty much. There is enough free time each day to go to the beach and have your own space. Side is a wonderful place to live. There are many many great restaurants, bars, and shops close by all at reasonable prices. Being able to practice yoga twice a day, 4 days a week was awesome and has made a huge difference to my own yoga practice. Thanks to Jo and her gorgeous family - husband Murat, children Kuzey and Kaya - for putting up with me for 5 weeks! I also met some wonderful yogis and shared lots of laughs and a few tears. Yoga Holidays Turkey is a wonderful place to be whether volunteering or on holiday. I have done both and will be back for more yoga goodness as soon as I can!

    • Eveline New York

      2015. Yoga Holidays Turkey website, edited

      Honestly, I can’t tell you how happy I am that Hannah and myself spent the week at your place. It gave us so much more than we hoped for and expected. Besides a nice relaxing holiday, it also completely reconnected us, gave me so many insights, made yoga part of my life and also very happy to have gotten to know you, Murat, and your kids. Such a nice family, and really like your children! You really deserve it, and made it happen yourself. You are really a great person Jo, and I think you give more than you even realise. And I really wish you well in continuing the path of caring for yourself and taking the time for yourself.

    • Charlotte Reedtz Norway

      December 12, 2012. Yoga Holidays Turkey website, edited

      I decided that I wanted to do something good for myself, and that this should be exercising yoga and meditation during my vacation. I will never regret this decision! I have never gotten so close to myself before, both my strengths, resources, and vulnerabilities – I learnt a lot about myself during this inner journey. In addition, I learnt a lot about yoga, new techniques, and new postures – it was so fun and so rewarding! Jo’s yoga holidays in Side is fantastic, and I can’t wait to come back next year!

    • Paul Brentwood

      August 05, 2012. Yoga Holidays Turkey website, edited

      What a relaxing week! The garden is an oasis of cool tranquillity, the warm, clear waters of the Mediterranean are just a few steps away, and the stunning two-thousand-year-old ruins of antiquity can be seen wherever you go in the beautiful Old Town of Side. Jo and her family provided plentiful amounts of healthy and unbelievably delicious food along with a warm, friendly welcome. This is a wonderful place to escape from the strains of day-to-day life. Thank you for a fantastic holiday!

    • Nancy United Kingdom

      February 12, 2012. Yoga Holidays Turkey website, edited

      Absolutely perfect holiday. Yoga Holidays Turkey is such a beautiful sanctuary – the right mix of relaxation and interaction. I felt really cared for and incredibly safe. If I needed space – there was plenty to be found in the quiet courtyard and beautiful nearby beaches and if I wanted company there was lots to be had from the kids, the cat and Jo and Murat's wonderful guests. Couldn't have asked for better ...and of course the yoga was wonderful. Thank you so much for a week of bliss! I have learned so much and I feel like a new person.

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