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Our one-week Yoga and Purification Retreat is situated in the Taurus Mountains 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 tranquility.
During this one-week program, you will be introduced to the basic philosophy of Yoga, parallel to the Yoga Ashram system of India. 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.
- 6 nights accommodation in the ashram
- Daily yoga, breathing exercises and guided meditation for sunrise and sunset
- Daily morning trekking/walks through the mountains
- Organic meals, watermelon for breakfast, delicious vegan/ vegetarian lunch and dinner
- All kinds of fruits and vegetables from the garden available any time
- Beverages, special healthy drinks, herbal teas
- Wisdom talks about the yoga philosophy with Yogi Adnan
- Tips and tricks for a balanced diet & nutrition from Madame Lourdes
- Trip to the Dim Cay river (swimming day) incl. a purification ceremony in the water
- Yoga mats and pillows
- Enough time to relax, sleep and spend some me-time
- Free transfer from the meeting point in Alanya city to the ashram on arrival day
- Free transfer from the ashram to Alanya city on departure day
- Transfer from the airport to the city/hotel
- One by one healing sessions
- Travel insurance
The accommodation. There are normal bedrooms and wooden style tambos like in Thailand. All rooms have two separate 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 capacity is for a maximum of 20 participants whereby everyone will be comfortable and live like a family.
The food. The meals are 100% organic and fresh, vegan and super delicious. The dishes will be cooked daily by Madame Lourdes and her team. While you are walking through the center you can grab apples, grapes, pears and many other seasonal fruits from the trees at any time. There is also an own garden for vegetables and herbs.
The teachers are Adnan Cabuk and Madame Lourdes, who are living in the ashram during the summer. They own the yoga center for more than 15 years, which they built by themselves. Both are true Yogis from their heart. Their knowledge, experiences, and way of living are very inspiring. Yesim has been hosting the purification retreats in the ashram since 2016 and brings people together from all over the world. This year we are very happy to welcome Nika Nunnari as a shaman and yoga teacher for the retreat. Nika teaches in the center with a mixture of Hatha, Yoga Therapy, and Vinyasa. She will offer shamanic healing ceremonies in groups as well as one by one sessions.
All classes and conversations will be held in English.
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. 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 benefits of our specially created yoga and purification program are enormous for the physical, mental and spiritual bodies. Our bodies release toxins and blockages through movement, yoga, meditation, breathing exercises, being in fresh air and a healthy diet. This 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 participants 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 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 for your flight destination – Gazipasa and Antalya. You always have an option to fly over Istanbul, if you cannot find a direct connection to one of those airports from your hometown. From the airports, you can take buses or taxis 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 from Alanya. The transport from the airport to the city is safe and easy to reach. Usually, participants share taxis. We make sure to find the easiest and most comfortable way for everyone and can also help you to arrange a private transport from and to the airports.
We have a meeting point at 11.30am in a cafe next to the main bus station (Otogar) in Alanya city on September 15th. From there we will drive together to the yoga center, which takes about 45 minutes. Transport back to the main bus station will be on the last day of the retreat at 10 am. 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 after the retreat has finished, depending on the flight connections. We will recommend hotels and further information.
A € 500 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 6 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 meeting point etc. after your reservation.
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The deposit is non-refundable but can be transferred as a credit to a future retreat with Yuva Yoga Retreats. If you have the need to cancel 1 month prior before the retreat starts, we will provide a 100% refund minus non-refundable deposit. If you need to cancel with less then 1-month warning, 100% is non-refundable.
Thanks and looking forward to sharing a wonderful Yoga week with you.
You will feel like a newborn. ☺