May 2, 2023
Retreat Organization for Yoga, Wellness, Sports, and Meditation
How To Organize a Retreat in Turkey
Organizing a retreat in Turkey requires trustworthy and flexible local partners who will make your retreat smooth and restful. AntalyaTouristInformation is your ideal partner for organizing your retreats in Turkey and in the Antalya province.
We are a devoted team of experts in the Antalya region and in organizing the perfect events in Turkey. With 25 years of experience, we have accumulated professional partners, financial experience, knowledge about retreat organization with foreign teachers, and organizations over the years. Because communication is key, especially in a country like Turkey, we speak 7+ languages!
To learn more about what we can offer you, send us your request. We will look over your requirements and send you a non-binding offer.
What Types of Retreats Can You Organize in Antalya?
From wellness & meditation retreats to sport retreats and professional retreats, we can arrange the right one for your purpose and group size. Below are the most popular retreat types in the Antalya region.
1. Yoga Retreats
Yoga retreats top the list of retreat types in the Antalya region. In Turkey, as everywhere else in the world, yoga retreats are the most popular of all. They aim to improve the participant's mental well-being, relax their mind, and increase self-awareness.
Antalya is one of the best places to organize a yoga retreat. Its breathtaking beaches, idyllic forests, the dramatic Taurus Mountains, and luxurious resorts provide the ideal environment to unwind. It's not surprising that many of the best yoga retreats and teachers can be found in Antalya.
2. Sports Retreats
Antalya is the best place for sports! The region boasts a great range of sports activities and facilities. That's why professional athletes come to Antalya from all around the world.
Belek, for example, is one of the most famous golfing destinations in the world, combining golf, beaches, and relaxation. International tournaments are held regularly on the golf courses in Belek.
With some of the most dramatic landscapes, the Antalya region is a fantastic place for outdoor activities like river rafting, canyoning, climbing, and trekking.
Stadiums and facilities in Antalya have hosted famous soccer teams like Werder Bremen, Bayern Leverkusen, and Borussia Dortmund.
Other sports that are ideal for group retreats in Antalya are diving, skiing, sailing, tennis, and many more.
3. Wellness-Meditation Retreats
Like yoga, meditation and wellness retreats are some of the most popular retreat types in Turkey.
While wellness retreats are all about targeting health and well-being with cleansing programs, detox, massages, and spa treatments. Meditation retreats allow practitioners to delve into the realm of their inner, spiritual world.
Featuring luxurious spa & wellness facilities located primarily in Antalya's renowned upscale 5-star resorts, the region is an ideal destination to organize wellness retreats. As many meditation retreats place with nature at the center of their program, Antalya, with its beautiful beaches, lush forests, and the majestic Taurus Mountains, is simply perfect for embarking on a spiritual journey.
4. Massage & Thermal Retreats
Turkey offers great thermal places for group retreats. An escape to one of the more than 1,000 thermal springs with healthy, natural, hot mineral water in Turkey is in high demand, as they have held a reputation for having healing properties for many centuries.
One of the most famous hot springs is located in Pamukkale, but there are many more scattered throughout Turkey. Since they have different levels of minerals, each thermal spring has unique healing qualities with therapeutic properties for various areas.
Also worth highlighting are massage retreats, giving practitioners the opportunity to learn several types of massage, as well as different massage techniques. Feel free to contact us, for more information.
5. Professional Retreats (Teambuilding - Conferences)
Is your company is planning to gather all team members for a week of social connection and fun? Bring your team to Antalya’s seaside towns with more than 300 sunny days and we will organize team building events and incentives tailored to your needs. From treasure hunts to escape games and belly dancing classes, we can organize any type of event.
Or, maybe you need a quiet place for working as a group? We can create an intensive working space in an inspiring and relaxing environment with state-of-the-art equipment.
Are you looking for the right venue for a meeting or similar business event? We will find the right conference and meeting rooms for your event in Antalya. As a full service agency, we can arrange the entire accompanying program. Let's talk about your needs and wishes in a free consultation.
Environment for Retreats in Antalya
There are two seasons in Antalya, summer and spring. In addition, the landscape of the region is spectacular, which is why one can rightly say that the environment for retreats in Antalya is amazing.
Forest: Retreats nestled in the forests of Antalya will astonish with idyllic natural surroundings and rich flora and fauna. Whether you want to organize a forest glamping retreat or if you are looking for a secluded treehouse, an elegant resort in the woods, or a cozy cabin, anything is possible in Antalya. Antalya's forests are a great surrounding for any type of retreat, offering participants the opportunity to reconnect with nature.
Beach: Beach retreats offer a turquoise paradise with crystal clear waters and sandy or pebble beaches. Being the pearl of the Mediterranean, with 657 km of coastline, the Antalya province offers pristine bays, beaches with historical ruins, and trendy coasts with upscale luxury resorts. The perfect place to combine any type of retreat with a beach vacation and relaxation.
Mountains: Antalya's mountain retreats will thrill with incredible views. The Taurus Mountains are a magical place for a retreat. Participants can enjoy the breathtaking landscape, the fresh air, clear skies, and the silence and serenity of nature while nurturing their wellbeing. A retreat experience nestled in the stunning Taurus Mountains with gorgeous waterfalls, lush forests, ancient cities, and underground rivers can be both peaceful and adventurous. For example, hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing are great activities.
Types of hotels Available in Antalya
For your retreat in Antalya, you can choose from different types of hotels. Whether you are looking for hotels only for retreats, resorts with group rooms, or hotels for small groups, we can find the right one for your needs. Here's a selection of hotel options in Antalya.
Antalya's 5-star resorts are known for being the most popular resorts in Turkey. They range from golf resorts to family-friendly hotels, and usually feature a private beach, renowned meeting centers, activities such as golf and water sports, spa & wellness centers, and much more.
3- & 4-Star Hotels
The Antalya region has a wide range of 3- & 4-star hotels. 4-star hotels can be found near popular resorts such as Side, Kemer, and Belek, and also in places such as İncekum, Avsallar, and Kızılağaç. There are also many family-run 3-star hotels. Some offer all-inclusive, some only breakfast.
For guests who want to combine their stay in Antalya with pampering and relaxing treatments, spa hotels are the perfect choice. There are a variety of spa hotels in Antalya, which offer a full range of spa treatments and amenities, such as massages, aromatherapy, beauty and anti-aging treatments, saunas, Turkish baths, and more.
Private Retreat Hotels
Even though 5-star resorts are usually preferred in Antalya, private retreat hotels are also very popular. Small groups, especially, prefer the intimate setting close to the beach or in the forest. Typically, organic food is offered in buffet form. It's best to make reservations several months in advance.
Facilities, Equipment, and Support
From golf courses designed by award-winning golf architects and famous golfers to tennis courts and football stadiums, the Antalya province features all kind of facilities.
Depending on your wishes and needs, we at AntalyaTouristInformation can provide equipment and everything you need on site.
We can organize the right conference rooms for your business event as well as technical devices and electronic equipment for presentations. If you want to do sports or yoga, we can arrange yoga mats, pillows, and group rooms.
Just get in touch with us, we are happy to help.
Support From One Source
Promotions, Local Students, and Translation
Personal Branding and Promotion in Turkey
We are happy to make your promotion in Turkey. With 25 years of experience, we have manifested a network of local partners and connections, including teachers and groups that would be interested in retreats.
In addition, we have social media channels that allow us to market your brand to a wide audience and promote you effectively.
Find Local Students
Since we have many connections, it's easy for us to find students interested in your retreat in Turkey.
Whether you need local students that are interested in supplementing your existing group or to create a new group, we can provide assistance.
Translation During the Retreat
To ensure that there are no language barriers at your retreat, we will be happy to help you find the right interpreter. We work with local licensed interpreters for specialized areas in the Antalya province. Simultaneous interpreting of live events is one of our interpreters' areas of expertise.
Connect with Professional Support
Do you need a team to support you during the retreat? We can provide you with qualified staff for any need. Whether it's a health professional or a local teacher to assist you, we are happy to provide the right support to meet your requirements.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Yes! Retreats are very popular and organized every year for local and foreign teachers and organizers along the western coast of the Turkey, specially in beach towns.
Yoga and detox (wheight loss) retreats are the most popular ones, followed by thermal and wellness retreats. In Antalya especially, sport retreats are very popular and professional athletes come from all around the world.
Yes, they just love it. Yoga studios are available in every city on the western side of the country. They enjoy participating in retreats in places like Bodrum and Antalya.
To organize a retreat in Turkey, it's very important to have the right local partner who is trustworthy and knowledgeable. Know-how, communication, and connection play a crucial role in organizing successful retreats, especially in Turkey. AntalyaTouristInformation can provide just that. We look forward to helping you in any way we can. We are available 24/7. Send us your request. We will send you a non-binding offer.
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