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Join Jo at her unique and inspiring yoga holidays that have a great reputation of stepping you into your bliss. Established 9 years ago the perfect combination of Jo’s breath-centered yoga, mindfulness, meditation, superb location just a stroll from the Mediterranean, chilled vibe and plenty of free time make for a truly relaxing, life enriching holiday experience that keeps our guests returning year after year.
Eight yoga sessions per week and Jo’s yoga style encourage you to move in a way that feels great in your own unique body which naturally gets you feeling radiantly healthy, free, creative and happy. Classes are kept small to allow Jo to connect with everyone, give advice and encouragement, offering you the confidence to grow your own yoga practice, in a relaxed, fun environment suitable for everyone.
Our family runs Pansiyon which just a few steps from the warm seas with miles of beautiful golden beaches to swim and relax and get a great suntan. The old town also has plenty of shops and cafes for you to sit and soak up the rich Turkish culture...so truly something for everyone!
Our yoga retreat Turkey is set in the Antik Town of Side it is very authentic and full of Turkish Culture and history, with miles of beaches, friendly cafes, sea view and harbor-side restaurants and cultural places of interest, all within walking distance.
We have 10 en-suite rooms (with no added single supplement). Our rooms are simple comfortable and are clean all with newly refurbished en-suite shower rooms. We provide a daily maid service and free Wifi internet connection for the duration of your stay. All rooms have outside seating area and some offer a shared terrace. We have double rooms for couples and twin rooms for students traveling with a friend.
This year we have added a wonderful indoor Yoga Studio. Yoga is practiced in our studio and in our courtyard garden; an oasis of Mediterranean flowers, plants and fruit trees.
Your first yoga practice of your yoga holidays in Turkey will be on Monday morning and the final practice will be on Friday evening. Below is the sample itinerary for each day. Class times may very slightly depending on the time of the season.
Yoga practice: Asana (yoga postures) Pranayama (breath work) relaxation.
Breakfast: Buffet style, including: cereal, muesli, yogurt, dried fuits, fresh fruits, local bread, cheese, vegetables, eggs, olives, honey, jam, tahini and (occasionally) pancakes! The rest of the day is yours to explore this fabulous area of Turkey.
Relax on one of the golden beaches just a short stroll walk away. Indulge in a holistic treatment or Turkish bath (Hammam) for a deeper relaxation. Visit the busy markets of nearby Manavgat, take a boat trip along the river or just chill-lax on the beanbags in our peaceful gardens.
You will also have a choice to enjoy optional assisted-self yoga practice.
Yoga practice: the evening sessions have more a relaxed workshop vibe, offering the opportunity to explore all the many varied and fascinating aspects of Yoga. This could include; focusing on certain postures or areas of the body, breathing practices, mantra, deep relaxation, meditation or Yoga Nidra.
On your first and last night join us for a welcome/farewell dinner, with traditional home-cooked Turkish food. The other evenings you are free to choose from the wide variety of restaurants and cafes in Side. There is something for everyone here: traditional Turkish, locally caught fish restaurants, Turkish pizza (pide) and not forgetting the original Turkish kebab!
Side (meaning pomegranate) is a resort town on the southern coast of Turkey, near the town of Manavgat, 75 km from Antalya. Surrounded by stunning ruins, including the waterside Temple of Apollo and a well preserved Roman amphitheatre, which still hosts colorful performances, Side is one of the best known classical sites in Turkey. Side's natural geography made it the most important place in Pamphylia from the Mediterranean to Mount Taurus. This location also made Side, Turkey one of the most important trade centers of its time. Today, the ancient city of Side is situated on a small north-south peninsula about 1 km long and 400 km across. Side is one of the Turkish Mediterranean's most attractive and Historical resorts.
Our yoga Turkey courses start on a Monday and end on a Friday as flights from the majority of UK airports fly out on a Saturday & Sunday. Our nearest airport is Antalya Airport. Travel time approx 3hr 50 minutes from the UK. You will need to book your own flights. Please note that if it is not possible to get a flight on a Saturday or Sunday, then please do contact me to check availability for you to arrive on another day. We do our very best to accommodate everyone.
Upon entry at the airport, you will need to pay 10 visa entry fee. You should produce your passport and 10 fee at passport control. If you choose our private transfer service, a member from Yoga Holidays Turkey will be at the airport to greet you and give you a safe comfortable direct transfer in your own private transfer mini-bus for a journey of only 55 minutes.
We would like to suggest the following airlines:
www.easyjet.com. Fly from London Gatwick from May through October.
www.flythomascook.com. Year round charter flights from Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, and most other UK airports in the summer. Bookable on-line only.
www.firstchoice.co.uk. Summer season only from Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham. Bookable on-line.
www.goldtrail.co.uk (onur air) Summer season charter flights from some UK airports. Bookable on-line.
www.thomson.co.uk. Flights from London Gatwick, Luton, Stanstead, Bristol, Bournmouth, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester, Doncaster Sheffield, East Midlands & Birmingham, Newcastle.
Flights via Istanbul
www.easyjet.com Year round flights from Luton to Istanbul. Regular connections from Istanbul to Antalya, with Turkish Airlines, Onur Air, Sun-express and others. Bookable on-line.
www.fpqs.com (Pegasus airlines). Year round flights to Antalya via Istanbul. Bookable on-line.
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Below are some options for your free time and extra activities during yoga holiday Turkey. Some of these options may include additional costs. If you have any inquiry or you would like to make further arrangements, you can do so by contacting organizer. Simply click on the Contact Organizer button to send a message to Yoga Holidays Turkey.
Side is a lot of things to do, from lovely walks along the beautiful turquoise Mediterranean beaches, to visiting one of Side many historical sites all within walking distance to our centre. We can organize your own private boat trip with our very own Captain Metin along the beautiful blue Manavgat river, laze on the decks taking in many a beautiful site, stopping for a BBQ on the deserted beach. A fab day out.
You can hire bicycles for the duration of your stay to explore Side and the surrounding areas a great way to get around.
If diving is your thing, there is a diving school offering daily dives and can be booked just a short stroll away at the beautiful harbor.
Take a trip in to mountains for a real Turkish experience, visit a village family, mosque and many a wonderful site. You also can take a gentle walk to visit many of the historical sites. Walking around Side is magical it really feels like a step back in time. The roads are strewn with roman columns, ruins and a lovely museum to help you put all the history together. With its beautiful amphitheater that is still in working order hosting concerts opera and ballet. Or simply stroll to the golden beaches under a minute away and soak up the sunshine and bathe in the warm turquoise sea.
Experience one of the most traditional methods of bathing in an authentic Turkish Hammam. A totally pampering, relaxing experience to prepare your skin for that fabulous holiday tan. Relax in a warm room and feel the stresses of everyday life drift away. You will experience a full body scrub with an exfoliating glove whilst you relax on the warm marble table. The olive soap soft massage is a relaxing and wonderful experience, this will be followed with a full body massage, leaving you wonderfully clean and totally relaxed a great way to start your holiday. A full brochure on all excursions will be available for the duration of your stay at our Turkey yoga retreat.