Yoga and Hiking Retreat
Yoga and Hiking Retreat
with Marij a relaxing and rejuvenating week of yoga and hiking in the picturesque Göcek Bey, dotted with countless unspoiled islands, lush with pine and olive trees. Take a dive into the crystal clear waters and swim with sea turtles.
Type of Event
April 3rd - 9th│6 nights - 7 days
10% early booking discount
Turkey Yoga Retreat and Cruise
Patanjali Yoga Switzerland invites you to join its yoga cruise from Fethiye to Demre and back from Demre to Fethiye. Having an experienced crew attending to all your needs, you will share the boat with just a few other couples or single travelers. Experience how a constant practice of asanas (postures) and pranayamas (breathing exercises) done with attentiveness. Refine your perception of thoughts, emotions and body sensations and expose yourself to tranquility and composure in this indispensable retreat.
Yoga Blue Cruise offers a one-hour yoga session every morning and evening.
This retreat is suitable for all Yoga practitioners and is suitable for beginners.
A dedicated practice of āsanas (postures) and prānāyāmas (breathing exercises), done with attentiveness, refines the perception of thoughts, emotions and body sensations and leads to tranquillity and composure.
The āsanas and prānāyāmas are introduced and taught in detail, and the participants get relevant information for their daily practice.
The Yoga Instructor
At ten years old, Kate Beck went to her first Yoga course. After her formation as an Elementary school teacher, she attended the University of Bern to major in comparative religion emphasizing on Yoga, Hinduism, and Sufism.
ABOUT THE RETREAT
We start and finish our days with an hour long yoga practice on the sunny deck of our boat.
The morning classes are hatha yoga classes, with focus on proper alignment and always taught with a particular topic in mind ( back bending, breath awareness, balancing, etc.) Each small workshop is designed to deepen your understanding of different aspects of asana practice. The classes are suitable both for experienced practitioners and for beginners - the former will develop their practice further and discover new ways in which they can approach it while the latter will have the opportunity to learn the basics and have a kick start on their yogic journey.
In the afternoon classes, we have a more gentle restorative practice followed by a half hour long guided meditation. Although yoga postures are taught in these classes as well, the focus is on the breath, conscious movement, deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra - yogic sleep) and meditation.
DAILY LIFE ON BOARD
After the morning yoga and a delicious traditional Turkish breakfast, we set sails for the next exciting undiscovered bay, where you can swim, snorkel, paddle a canoe boat, or just savor the sun and the view until lunch time. After an afternoon meal, we move to a new place, where we will go for a two – three hours long hike, exploring archeological ruins, visiting a local family, or taking in unspoiled nature. The walks will usually lead to the top of an island, providing us with a great spot to admire the colors of the sunsets and the surrounding nature. Depending on the terrain and weather conditions, we might decide to have the evening yoga or meditation class on land.
In the evenings, we enjoy another freshly prepared meal on our boat yet under the stars.