YOGA YACHT — ISTANBUL &
TURKEY YOGA CRUISE
Imagine sunrise & sunset Sun Salutes aboard a Turkish sailing yacht in the middle of the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean! A great mix of inspiring yoga, nourishment from sea, sun and nature, deep relaxation with plenty of down-time, and as much adventure as you seek with excursions to magnificent ancient ruins, charming seaside villages and gorgeous nature hikes.
On board will be only 13 guests, two experienced yoga instructors, and an experienced captain, crew and chef. Three excellent meals daily of traditional Mediterranean and Turkish home cooking, prepared with fresh local ingredients and spices, for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Everyday we will visit one or two bays for swimming and exploring the beautiful coastline, idyllic villages, picturesque coves and remote ancient ruins.
ALL–INCLUSIVE YOGA CRUISE:
- Seven nights on the yoga cruise, The Atlantis
- Two daily yoga classes with Gayle Olson & Celine Geers (Slow vinyasa blend of Ashtanga, Iyengar & Hatha traditions)
- Three delicious traditional Turkish home-cooked healthy meals with local ingredients and spices
- Daily swimming and exploring pristine coves
- Optional excursions to picturesque villages and ancient ruins (paid separately)
- Beautiful cabins (all shared, 9 double and 1 twin) all with en-suite bathroom & showers
- *Not included in price (airfare, transfer fee €35 each way, drinks outside mealtimes, excursions)
OPTIONAL TOURS & EXCURSIONS ON THE YOGA CRUISE:
- Visit the Lycian tombs of Myra and the church of St.Nicholas
- Hike through the Saklikent Gorge and visiting the antic city of Xanthos
- Boat trip to the Greek island Mais (Castellorizo)
- Trip to the ancient city of Arycanda and visit mountain village to eat Gözleme a traditional prepared food
- Visit a Hamam (Turkish bath)
- Kayaking and several other (water)sports can also be arranged
SUNRISE & SUNSET YOGA
Join French-American dynamic duo, Gayle Olson and Celine Geers for sunrise and sunset yoga amidst the deep blue Mediterranean sea! Gayle and Celine will guide a blend of Hatha, Ashtanga, Iynegar and Yin yoga sessions in communion with the inspiration of nature. . . sun, sea, waves and fresh air. Beginning and intermediate students will be given a foundation in proper alignment and breathing, while all students will have the opportunity to play with the themes of fluidity and expansion in asana and meditation—merging with the elements for a deeply powerful and pleasurable yoga experience.
Gayle Olson is founder of Exotic Yoga Retreats and author of The Yoga & Fitness Guide for Women. She as taught and practiced Vinyasa, Iyengar and Hatha yoga around the world for over 20 years. Gayle has developed a unique method of giving students intensive hands-on Vinyasa ~ Adjustment ~ Massage — like receiving a full-body massage during a vinyasa practice! Whether a practice is fiery and energetic, or soft and receptive, Gayle maintains a strong meditative and breath focus throughout all practices.
Celine Greers is the director of the Art-Yoga Vinyasa Studio in Nice, France brings her light and loving spirit into her dynamic vinyasa on this Yoga Cruise! Celine has taught Ashtanga Yoga, and now blends her heart-oriented creative flows with a yin-yang approach to practice. Yoga with Celine is fun and full of joie de vivre!
Yoga holidays and adventures to help you "see the world differently"
Thank you for this retreat; every minute was worth it! It was such a mind, body and heart opening... and so much fun! It's helping make my day-to-day life magical, and I can give so much to others as I have feel so fulfilled inside! Thank you again, and can't wait for the next retreat! —Jennifer Clarke, France
SEPTEMBER 14–21, 2013
Antalya, Turkey (1.5 hrs)
“Gayle very clearly is a remarkable teacher because she transmits the essences of mindfulness and balance in enough dimensions so you actually get it!” —Jerry, USA
“This retreat was the first act of a profound transformation. I understood what Mooji says : ” it does not take courage to be Free, but it may take courage to choose Freedom.” Gayle’s retreat has shown me the way…” —Karine Brun, France
“An Exotic Yoga Retreat is an executive woman’s dream vacation. Blackberry and office demands are put aside for a week so she can focus on stretching, relaxing, healthy eating and off the beaten path sightseeing. I came back recharged and plan to repeat my experience annually.” —Pat Dunn, USA
“Gayle is overall an excellent teacher, from the technical to the meditative aspects. Her warmth and feminine energy is refreshing! ” —C.V. Holland
“Before meeting Gayle I had tried a number of teachers, some of them with excellent reputations in London and India, but yoga never really came alive until I started studying with her. Gayle’s intuitive, sensitive and phenomenal teaching skills helped me to totally live inside my body and find new depths in my practice. Gayle makes yoga both accessible and challenging. She brings the spirit of healing and freedom into her classes and all the fellow students I’ve met, find her an unforgettable teacher.” —Deborah Poland, Canada