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Our one-week Yoga and Purification Retreat is situated in the Taurus Montains in Alanya, which is known as the Himalayas of Turkey, 750 meters above sea level. The Yoga center is overlooking a river and is surrounded by pure and untouched nature. A view of the Mediterranean Sea between two mountains completes a scenery of peace and tranqility.
During this one-week program, you will be introduced to the basic philosophy of Yoga, parallel to the Yoga Ashram system of India. The capacity is for a maximum of 18 participants whereby everyone will be comfortable and live like a family. The program consists of activities that relate more to integrating oneself with nature and getting to know oneself. Various activities all day long include morning walks through the mountains and village roads, massages, Hatha and Dynamic Yoga in the morning and Classic Spiritual Yoga in the evening. Breathing techniques, guided meditation, Karma and Mauna Yoga as well as swimming in the clear water of the Dim Cay River are also part of the program.The main aim is to detoxify the physical, mental and spiritual bodies altogether.
The accommodation. You can choose between normal bedrooms and wooden style tambos like in Thailand. All rooms have two seperate beds and are equipped with electricity, lights, shelves, fans and a mosquito net. There are enough bathrooms which will be shared by 2 people. The sleeping places are in the middle of pure nature, as soon as you step out of your bed you can see the sun rising over the mountains and grab seasonal fruits like grapes from the trees above you. There are no AC’s needed in the rooms, since the air is very refreshing and not too hot in the mountains.
The food is 100% organic and fresh, vegetarian and vegan. While you are walking through the camp you can grab apples, grapes, pears and many other seasonal fruits from the trees. There is a own garden for vegetables and herbs. The dishes taste amazing and will be cooked daily by Madame Lourdes and her team.
The teachers are Adnan Cabuk and Madama Lourdes, who are living in the ashram during the summer and own the Yoga center since more than 15 years, which they built by themselves. During the rest of the year they offer Yoga teacher trainings in Istanbul (classical Raja Yoga). Both are true Yogis from their heart, their knowledge, experiences and way of living is very inspiring. I will be teaching in the center also, my style is Classic Hatha, Vinyasa and Chakra Balancing.
Who can join? All levels are welcome to join the cleansing program, especially beginners and people who want to make a first step into the world of yoga and meditation. There is always a mixed group of people participating from all over the world and with different yoga backgrounds, many come back every year and spend one week to cleanse their bodies and clear their minds. The classes and conversations will be held in English.
The benefits of our special one-week detox and Yoga program are enormous for the physical, mental and spiritual bodies. Our bodies release toxins and blockages, which leads to mental clarity, more energy, improved digestion and immune function, weight loss, shiny skin, emotional release, increased awareness and deeper consciousness. The most valuable experience is, that you will be motivated to integrate the practices into your daily life, when you go back. Many friends of mine stopped smoking and got rid of bad habits, live healthier and take care of themselves now. Through Yoga and meditation you connect to your true self and you learn to listen to your inner voice, that knows what is good for you, to live your life in a balanced and healthy way.
There are two international airports, Gazipasa and Antalya. From the airports you can take direct busses to Alanya city. The airport Gazipasa is closer and a 40 minute drive away by taxi or bus. Please note that the other airport in Antalya is 2 hours away, there are busses from Antalya airport to Alanya for 7€ every 45min. The transport from the airport to the city is safe and easy to reach.
We have a meeting point at 11.30am in a cafe next to the main bus station (Otogar) in Alanya city the first day. From there we will drive with jeeps to the Yoga center in the mountains, which takes about 45 minutes. A transport back to the main bus station will be on the last day of the retreat at 10am. Extra transport from and to the airport is possible for extra charge. Most of us arrive 1-2 days earlier and leave a few days later also after the retreat has finished, depending on the flight connections. I will recommend hotels and further information.
€ 690,00 all inclusive
The price includes 6 nights accomodation, daily Yoga classes (morning and evening), food and beverages, trip to the river, a full organized week, transfer from/to Ashram and the Alanya Autobus Terminal. You have no other expenses during your stay in the center (only if you like to have extra massages). The flight and airport transfer is not included in the price. But we will help you with the right information to get to the meeting point very easily.
A 50% deposit or the full retreat fee is required to confirm your reservation. Paying in installments is for your convenience only. It is possible to pay the retreat cost in one full amount, if you prefer. Any outstanding retreat cost must be paid AT LEAST 4 weeks prior to the program start to guarantee your booking. Please make sure, you make the payment as soon as possible, so we can guarantee your reservation. You will get a detailed info sheet with what to bring, the address, the exact meetingpoint etc. after your reservation.
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Cancellation terms: We will only be able to refund your payment to a future date if we can fill your place in the camp. We will try our best to do so.
Thanks and looking forward to sharing a wonderful Yoga week with you.
You will feel like a newborn. ☺