Yoga retreats are getting more and more popular for a reason. Yoga is a sport and a practice that centers on wellness, and with what we've all been through in these past months, taking care of our own well-being could really do us all some good.
Turkey, and especially the professionals in Antalya, have been very proactive in supporting these types of events and have worked to create safe spaces to hold yoga and wellness Retreats for groups coming from all around the world.
In this article, you will find what to expect during a yoga retreat, where to attend one in Turkey, and the cost to participate in one. If you are up for more information, you can make a request to our team of experts.
Let's be zen and discover yoga retreats in Turkey and Antalya.
What is a Yoga Retreat?
At a yoga retreat, you focus entirely on your well-being and health. Professional and inspiring yoga teachers will be at your side to help you deepen your yoga practice and learn more about the philosophy of yoga. Generally set in a natural environment, a yoga retreat is a safe place where you can unwind and participate in activities aimed at helping you heal your mental and physical health by refocusing on yourself.
Although yoga has become very popular recently, it's actually a practice that originated in ancient India and goes back at least 5,000 years.
The reason yoga retreats have become so popular recently is because they come with a lot of other benefits. Yoga retreats are perfect for taking a step back from stress, distractions, and the hustle and bustle of daily life, while having a save space to re-evaluate your well-being practices.
Another highlight is that retreats give you the opportunity to find like-minded people with positive energy, and also to have time for yourself and to relax.
Since yoga retreats focus on self-awareness and attention to the inner experience, many participants find them to be life-changing experiences.
Where are Yoga Retreats Held?
There are a lot of yoga retreats with professional Turkish teachers, and there are also quite a few foreign yoga instructors who organize retreats in Turkey. Local and also foreign students from all over the world take part in these retreats. Since yoga retreats are becoming more and more popular in Turkey, there are a variety of places and facilities to choose from.
Most yoga retreats are located in the Antalya region. They are usually held in a natural environment, such as in the forests, mountains, or near the beach, but there are also many private centers, hotels, and resorts that offer yoga retreats.
The best time to attend a yoga retreat in the Antalya province is during the spring, autumn, and winter because summers in Antalya are generally very hot and crowded.
During the summer months, retreats in Bodrum, Marmaris, and Fethiye are a good alternative.
Good to know: If you are looking to organize a professional retreat in Turkey and in the Antalya province, please check out our article about retreat organization for yoga, wellness, sports, and meditation or feel free to contact us. Our local expert team is the ideal partner to organize your perfect retreat and other events in Turkey.
What Do You Do at a Yoga Retreat?
As mentioned above, a huge part of a yoga retreat is to deepen your practice and to immerse yourself in the centuries-old philosophy. There are many different types of yoga, including Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Hatha, and Kundalini. However, you will be doing much more than just yoga.
Depending on the location you choose, you can participate in a variety of other activities. For example, if you choose a yoga retreat near the beach, you will have the opportunity to go swimming and to meditate and relax on the beach.
At a retreat in the forest or mountains, you can go hiking, take walks in the fresh air, or meditate surrounded by the harmonic tones of bird's songs and the scent of pine trees.
Generally, meditation is an essential element of a yoga retreat. A lot of retreat programs offer in between activities, excursions, group activities, and additional workshops, such as nutritional workshops, fitness, Pilates, and healthy eating. Turkey is rich in very nutritious and fresh food, which is usually offered in the form of buffets at the retreats.
There are also yoga retreats to train teachers that give a certificate.
How Much Does a Yoga Retreat in Turkey Cost?
The cost of a yoga retreat in Turkey can vary. It depends on factors such as the teacher, the accommodations, the activities, and the level of luxury.
Retreats for foreign students are usually between 500 to 1500 euros for a week with/without accommodation. You can submit your budget to us and our team will find you a retreat in Turkey that fits your needs and pocketbook!
How to Book a Yoga Retreat in Turkey
Have you decided to get in on the adventure and take a yoga break in Turkey? There are plenty of opportunities available and we are devoted to helping you find the perfect fit for your needs.
Please fill in this form below and let us know in detail what you are looking for. We will get back to you and let you know the best available options in the Antalya Region.
For more details about different types of retreats in Turkey, please consult our dedicated page. If you would like to participate in another sport in Antalya, check out our options for sports in Antalya, and also, don't forget to book your hotel stay from our selection of the best-rated hotels in Antalya with the links below.